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After my last trial (click here), several jurors mentioned to me that I really helped pull back the curtain and crystallize the issues by something I said during closing argument. They were referencing a metaphor I used…

“The defendant ambulance company played ‘private ambulance Russian roulette.’ They knew that there would be a time when the restraints would not work and they crossed their fingers every time they used them –hoping this wouldn’t be the bullet that would kill.”

Here’s a little secret. The idea for this metaphor wasn’t mine. It was given to me by best-selling author, speaker, and consultant, Anne Miller. As in all of our trials, Lisa and I look to outside resources to bring a fresh view or perspective on the facts and issues. Without exception, this always helps us make our point to the jury.

In this case and during trial preparation, I shared the facts of my case with Anne and we tossed around several different thoughts and ideas. She then came up swinging with this million dollar home run of a metaphor.

If you’re interested, here’s a link to Anne’s blog where she discusses how we first met, a bit more about our relationship, and the process we went through to develop this winning metaphor.

Also, here’s the link to Anne’s recent newsletter that shares our story. Make sure to get on her email list!

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