Good Cross Examination Involves Good Theater – Jose Baez and Diane Menashe Do It Right

Good cross examination is more than just words … it is story telling, action words, drama, theater. It involves theater using all of your senses: visual, sound, demonstrative, mental imagery, facial expressions, time, change of tone, change of direction. Want to see or know what what I mean?   Listen to this episode …

In this podcast episode, I break down the excellent work of criminal defense lawyers Jose Baez and Diane Menashe, lawyers for Dr. William Husel. In one of the most highly publicized and watched trials in recent memory, they prove that good theater is not only effective but necessary.  I’m a trial lawyer, appear regularly on television and in the news, defend people in serious cases court and also discuss popular trials and cases and current events. My nickname is “The Rockweiler” and I’m known for my cross examination style.

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