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In today’s episode, we’re joined by Danny Ellis who was named Tennessee Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2021. We discuss the different challenges that trial lawyers face when preparing clients in a wrongful death case. Danny also walks us through some of the things he did to help prepare a recent combative client in her specific case as well as some tips on how we can be better in particular cases like this. 

Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Danny practices with Truck Wreck Justice, with offices in Chattanooga, Seattle, and LA. They specialize in all commercial motor vehicles that are 10,001 pounds or more. 

Not every client is going to fit into a perfect formula for preparing them. And sometimes, you just have to be flexible. One of the best ways we can help people in these lawsuits is by giving them the ability to do the best they can do and helping them get the closure they need, which is better than any pile of money.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The difficulties jurors face in wrongful death cases
  • The difficulties clients face in wrongful death cases
  • How Danny helped a difficult client in a wrongful death case
  • Tips in dealing with difficult clients and helping in witness prep
  • The power of silence
  • The importance of getting into the mindset of the opponent

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Supporting Resources:

Danny Ellis

Truck Wreck Justice PLLC

[email protected] 

1419 Market Street

Chattanooga, TN 37402

(v) 423-265-2020 


Larrick Law Firm

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