Sirit v. Able Telecom

A major civil case with Robert Martinez and Steven Chaykin involving a breach of contract case where the jury awarded $30 million in punitive damages.

United States of America v. Joseph McDade

The political corruption case of Representative Joseph McDade of Pennsylvania, with Sal Cognetti. The case went to trial and Mr. McDade was acquitted.

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As a trial consultant, legal psychologist and professor, I had the unique experience of serving on a jury in a civil case. At issue was the plaintiff’s inability to collect payment from the defendant insurance company for treatment allegedly administered as the result of an automobile accident. The amount due was $6,000. The trial lasted two days. Witnesses for both sides included insurance claim adjusters, two attending physicians, the individual involved in the car accident, the rehabilitation center accounting clerk, and a chiropractor. At the completion of the case we had a single question before us: “Should the insurance company pay the plaintiff [rehabilitation center] for services rendered to the individual involved in the automobile accident which were reasonable, necessary, and a direct result of the accident.”

United States of America v. Willie Falcon and Sal Magluta

A case involving charges of CCE and multiple counts of conspiracy to import and possess cocaine, with Roy Black, Albert Krieger and Martin Weinberg. The case was tried and both defendants were acquitted of all 16 counts.

United States of America v. Raul Martinez

A political corruption case involving the Mayor of Hialeah, with Jose Quiñon. The case was tried and Mr. Martinez was acquitted.

State of Florida v. William Lozano

A case involving charges of manslaughter by a Miami police officer, with Roy Black. The case was tried in Orlando and Officer Lozano was acquitted.

United States of America v. David L. Paul

An S&L case involving multiple counts of bank fraud, with Stephen C. Neal.

United States of America v. Timothy McVeigh

The Oklahoma City bombing trial, with Stephen Jones. Mr. McVeigh was found guilty.

Commonwealth of Virginia v. Marv Albert

The sexual battery case of the NBC sportscaster, with Roy Black and Peter Greenspun. The case ended in a favorable plea for the defendant.