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James Savitt Testifies as Expert Witness in United States v. Troy Kelley

Jim Savitt testified as an expert witness in the case of the United States v. Troy X. Kelley, Washington’s State Auditor who was accused of theft and money laundering. Mr. Savitt’s testimony, on behalf of the defense, ...

Agility in Argument: Who is the Audience?

For litigators, persuasion is the name of the game.  We’re constantly striving to persuade judges, juries, other lawyers, opponents, and sometimes clients of the correctness of our factual and legal analysis.  In doing so we often convince ourselves – not ...

Preparing Witnesses for Deposition – It’s Not Just about the Facts and the Law

Generally speaking, when preparing a witness to be examined at deposition, the trial lawyer’s focus is on (i) the witness’ factual knowledge and how that fits within the legal framework and the case narrative, and (ii) helping the witness communicate ...

News: Initiative 91 Challenge Dismissed

On April 12, Judge Laura Middaugh dismissed an Initiative 91 challenge to the Memorandum of Understanding among the City of Seattle, King County and Chris Hansen's ArenaCo, providing another "assist" to the return of the NBA to Seattle. We are proud ...