Building a Winning Case Before Trial

Episode 1 in our New Series: Anatomy of a Case

The foundation for any winning verdict is built long before the case reaches a jury. Everything from adept records management to strong deposition prep play pivotal roles in building a case that will ultimately lead to success in the courtroom.

That’s why Courtroom View Network and ChartSquad have brought together three noted trial professionals in our latest panel discussion, Building a Winning Case Before Trial. It’s an hour-long deep dive into setting the critical pre-trial cornerstones for success in front of a jury.

Join MG Law’s Michael Geoffroy, Butler Kahn’s Jeb Butler, and ChartSquad’s Melanie Carpenter as they discuss winning approaches to:

  • Records management.
  • Deposition preparation.
  • Choosing demonstratives.

And so much more. 

It’s a wide-ranging and thought-provoking discussion filled with tips and advice that can help set you up for the best chance of success once trial begins. 

It’s also the first episode in The Anatomy of a Case, our newest series, where leading trial pros will share their thoughts and advice on successful techniques in every phase of a case’s lifecycle. It’s all brought to you courtesy of CVN and ChartSquad. 

You can watch the first episode FREE simply by completing the form below. And be on the lookout for future episodes through your trial lawyers’ association.


The Panelists:

Michael Geoffroy, MG Law

MG Law’s Michael Geoffroy is a trial lawyer practicing in Atlanta, Conyers, and Covington, Georgia for more than 20 years. Michael was a founding instructor of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy and founding Chair of the Georgia Trial Lawyers LEAD program. Michael has been recognized by the Georgia Pro Bono Legal Project and Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia with their Signature Service Award. Michael's record includes multiple seven-figure case resolutions in litigation ranging from medical malpractice to trucking. Read more about Michael. 

Jeb Butler, Butler | Kahn

Butler | Kahn’s Jeb Butler carries a trial record that has earned him an array of honors, including being named in The Top 100 by the The National Trial Lawyers and listing in Georgia Trend's Legal Elite. Jeb's noteworthy case resolutions include a $150 million jury verdict for the death of a child in a Jeep fuel tank explosion and a $45 million settlement in a motorcycle accident case. Read more about Jeb.

Melanie Carpenter, ChartSquad

Melanie Carpenter is Special Counsel for ChartSquad, a patient Personal Health Record (PHR) for patients nationwide. Melanie started her career with a focus on corporate litigation and contract law, then shifted to civil litigation where she spent over 10 years representing patients in injury cases. One of the obvious and primary obstacles she identified in civil litigation was the pain of delays, costs, and the struggle to obtain medical records. As a result, Melanie shifted her focus and dedicated her time to specializing in HIPAA, Patient Right of Access, and Release of Information in the healthcare industry. 

More about ChartSquad:

ChartSquad is a revolutionary digital solution that has leveraged technology and automation to simplify access to medical records for plaintiffs nationwide. In about two minutes, you can request records from any US based treatment provider and we do the rest! There are no membership fees and no contracts. It’s a user-friendly on demand solution that will eliminate up to 90% of your on-desk time, lower your cost exposure, and help you close cases faster.

Learn more about ChartSquad here.


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