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Dr. Ted Prosise Speaks at IADC Webinar on Countering the Reptile Theory and Reframing Arguments



On May 15, IMS Senior Jury Consulting Advisor Dr. Theodore O. Prosise participated in the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) webinar titled, "If You Are Still Expecting Reptiles, It's Time to Reframe."

The program, led by T. Thomas Singer of Hall & Evans, featured Dr. Prosise alongside Jonathan Franklin of Franklin Law Group. The discussion focused on strategies for combating the plaintiff bar and shaping courtroom arguments.

During the session, Dr. Prosise and Thomas Singer both noted that to secure trial victories, defendants must reframe the facts to ensure that juries perceive the defense's perspective and identify flaws in the plaintiff's arguments. This process should begin early and continue through every stage of the legal process, including writing and responding to discovery, handling pretrial motions, jury selection, opening statements, testimony, and closing arguments.

The IADC serves a distinguished membership of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives. The association is committed to enhancing skills, professionalism, diversity, and camaraderie within the practice of law. Learn more about the IADC and this webinar here.

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