Gerry Spence’s Winning Courtroom Strategies

Every lawyer in America admires Gerry Spence’s courtroom victories, and many of them come to Thunderhead Ranch in Wyoming to learn his strategies. The evolution of this legal legend can be traced to Gerry’s courtroom victories and his best-selling books. He has more multi-million dollar verdicts without an intervening loss than any other lawyer in the United States. Gerry HAS NEVER lost a criminal case in the more than 50 years he has practiced law. And he has not lost a jury trial since 1969. In this interview, Gerry shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena – the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting – every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. He shows both lawyers and laypersons how to win cases as he goes step by step through the elements of a trial – from jury selection, to the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. These 9 Winning Steps include:

1.What Is The Power to Win?
2.The Winning Strategies
3.Discovering the Story
4.Discovering the Story through Psychodrama
5.Voir Dire
6.The Opening Statement
7.Telling the Story through Witnesses
8.Exposing the Hidden Truth
9.Closing the Deal

Gerry Spence has tried and won many nationally known cases, including the Karen Silkwood case (a movie was made of the case with Meryl Streep and Cher), the defense of Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, the defense of Imelda Marcos, the case against “Penthouse Magazine” for Miss Wyoming and the murder defenses of Ed Cantrell and Sandy Jones. In 2008 in a politically charged case brought by the Justice Department in Michigan against attorney Geoffrey Fieger, Gerry won complete acquittals for his client on a ten-count indictment alleging federal campaign contribution violations, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

Gerry also represented Brandon Mayfield, a modest Oregon attorney, against the United States in which Spence was instrumental in obtaining a federal court to hold the Patriot Act unconstitutional. He has tried numerous other important criminal and civil trials. He has never lost a criminal case either as a prosecutor or a defense attorney. He has not lost a civil case since 1969. He has had more multi-million dollar verdicts without an intervening loss than any lawyer in America.

Gerry is the founder of the nationally acclaimed Trial Lawyers College, which established a revolutionary method for training lawyers for the people. He believes that what he has learned in a career should be shared with those who will continue to strive for justice on behalf of ordinary citizens. There he and his pro bono staff teach not only trial lawyers for the people but conduct a forum to help lawyers defeat the death penalty. He is the founder of Lawyers and Advocates for Wyoming, a not for profit public interest law firm which champions cases affecting public interest for clients who have nowhere else to have their voices heard.

Gerry is the author of sixteen nationally published books, including the massive best-seller, How to Argue and Win Every Time; From Freedom to Slavery; O.J: the Last Word; The Making of a Country Lawyer; Murder and Madness; A Boy’s Summer; With Justice for None; Give Me Liberty!; Gunning for Justice; Trial by Fire, Win Your Case; Bloodthirsty Bitches, and the Pious Pimps of Power; Gerry Spence’s Wyoming; Smoking Gun and his widely acclaimed novel, Half-Moon and Empty Stars.

The Spence Law Firm is made up of eight partners with combined legal experience of over 200 years, dedicated to the fight for the rights of the injured. Each partner has developed extensive knowledge and expertise in one or more of the practice areas and specialties of the firm. The firm represents people who have suffered injuries at the workplace, during recreational activities, or in automobile, trucking, railroad or aviation accidents. The Spence Law Firm takes legal action based on products liability for injury or loss caused by defective products – equipment, toys, medical prostheses, pharmaceuticals, household products, etc. The firm represents people who are the victims of toxic exposures (poisoning of the air, water, soil, workplace, etc.), employment discrimination, and bad faith execution of contracts by insurance companies, business entities, and service providers.

You can contact Gerry Spence at 800-967-2117, or