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Thomas D. Penfield

Putting Jurors in the Plaintiff’s Shoes

Thomas D. Penfield reviews Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom – as published in Trial Magazine

Since 1943, when Melvin Belli famously brought a large model of a cable car intersection and a gearbox and chain to trial to demonstrate the cause of a cable car gripman’s injuries, plaintiff lawyers have creatively used demonstrative evidence to develop greater empathy and understanding in jurors.

Hit and Runs on the Rise: How Protect Yourself from a Growing Problem

Thomas D. Penfield, CaseyGerry – As Published in the Legal Examiner

If it seems like more and more fatal hit and run stories are appearing in your news feed, you’re not imagining it.

Short Tips for a Long, Successful Practice

By Thomas D. Penfield

Many newly emerging attorneys want to know how they can enjoy a successful law practice. The most basic and important thing you can do is to keep your client informed. 

A Legal Look at a Strange Case that Altered American History

Daily Journal — Thomas D. Penfield

Because of the increasing threat of terrorism, the Supreme Court is revisiting Civil War and WWII era cases.

This renewed interest in historical cases will surely resurrect the saga of Dr.

Former Prisoner of War Serves the Troops

Daily Journal – Thomas D. Penfield

Carlsbad resident Lester Tenney is determined.

At 89-years-old, the old soldier slogs on, collecting small goods and items for our soldiers and sailors serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in a program he calls <I>Care Packages from Home.<I>