Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability

by Rick Friedman and Patrick Malone (Trial Guides, 2nd edition, 2010).

This book co-authored by Patrick Malone has become America’s best-selling text on how plaintiff lawyers can prove liability. Its publisher Trial Guides says: “In the five years since its original release, it has helped lawyers throughout the country win six–, seven–, and eight–figure verdicts in cases with difficult liability. The book is the basis of an AAJ Trial College, the topic of many CLE lectures by the country’s leading lawyers, and is taught in trial advocacy classes at law schools.” The new second edition has already won wide acclaim from leading lawyers. Some reviews:

It’s hard to improve on a masterpiece, but Rick Friedman and Pat Malone did it again. The second edition masterfully provides case examples and practical templates beyond the first edition. It takes all of us to a new level. A must-have and must-read.
—Don Keenan, author of Reptile and 365 Ways to Keep Kids Safe, and member of the Inner Circle of Advocates

The second edition of Rules of the Road is among the most necessary trial advocacy books ever written. The first edition forever altered how we try cases. The second edition is even more important. Much here is new, and it’s essential.
—David Ball, author of David Ball on Damages and Reptile

The second edition explains in simple terms a winning strategy for framing rules from irrefutable principles. It’s an antidote to the defendant’s efforts to confound and confuse. A must-read for all plaintiff’s attorneys.
—Anthony Tarricone, 2009–2010 president of the American Association for Justice

Rick Friedman and Pat Malone have listened to their avid readers and improved on what was already a must-read for the serious trial lawyer.
—Todd A. Smith, past president of the American Association for Justice, member of the Inner Circle of Advocates

Malone and Friedman’s Rules of the Road is the most significant and practical contribution to advocacy and trial practice in several decades. The new edition is a mandatory read, hands down!
—Mary Lynn Tate, co-director of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia, fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and listed in Best Lawyers in America

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