So the worst kept secret in Michigan is out: it is not fun to be cross examined by me. Not fun at all. I wouldn’t compare it to getting one’s teeth pulled. However, I would compare it to trying to out punch your shadow. Trying to fend me off is tiring and usually pointless. It is a fight that can’t be won. But, you don’t have to take my word for it … take the word of others that have watched it first hand or experience it.
One person watched the officer’s eyes as I walked into the courtroom, and he swore that they showed fear in their eyes.
There are other stories too:
The retired police officer that reminds me on social media what it was like to be cross examined by me. Every time we post a transcript or a video, he comments and chuckles and reminds me of an encounter we had. He dreaded the experience.
Or, there are the thousands of people that watched our YouTube.com videos of my cross examinations of a Michigan State Trooper in a circuit court trial. Read the comments … you’ll see what they think.
But one stands out to me. I cross examined several witnesses in a personal protection order hearing and some of the potential witnesses watched me do it. They were going to be witnesses for the opposing party. One look and they changed their minds. They said:
I’m not going to be cross examined by that guy.
Pretty high praise for my style of cross examination. Killer Cross Examination.