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The Cutting Edge in Courtroom Persuasion

Russ Herman Russ Herman is an engaging, effective, informative presenter. I'd recommend the seminar to anyone. Mr. Herman has great command of the trial process with excellent story line and development. Probably the best CLE I have ever attended. Thoughtful, extremely practical, a true Master Trial Lawyer. Fantastic speaker! Herman provided useful tools that can easily fit into any case. Masterful, just masterful! Herman lived up to his reputation and rekindled our enthusiasm about being trial lawyers. Interesting and informative. Keep Herman coming back - we want more! Mr. Herman gave very good and practical advice in this seminar. I'm looking forward to using his suggestions on a day to day basis in my practice. Wonderful illustrations of the principles - I'd attend this session again! Great information. Great storyteller. Excellent presentation. Entertaining, interesting, motivational, lots of great tips and examples. Great, colorful speaker - there was not a boring moment in the entire presentation. Russ Herman is simply captivating!

Russ M. Herman

Herman April 2013

Russ M. Herman

Herman, Herman & Katz LLP

New Orleans, Louisiana

Russ M. Herman is a senior partner in the New Orleans firm of Herman, Herman & Katz LLP. He is a genuine legend at the bar—an advocate’s advocate. He has earned a master’s reputation as a dynamic and entertaining CLE speaker.

Herman is a champion from either side of the civil bar. He is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association; a fellow and director of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; a diplomate of both the National College of Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys; and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Legend at the Bar

In 2007, Herman was named Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly USA. He has received the Pursuit of Justice Award from the Tort & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association and the Leonard Ring Champion of Justice Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award, both from ATLA.

Herman was a lead negotiator for plaintiffs in the $368 billion proposed settlement with the tobacco industry and was on the private counsel team that recovered $4.6 billion for Louisiana through its attorney general. In addition to his impressive track record for plaintiffs, Herman’s body of work includes product liability, environmental, anti trust and Civil RICO defense work.

Published Author

Author of numerous articles and papers covering the art of trial advocacy, Herman has been published in such periodicals as The National Business Institute, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. His book, Courtroom Persuasion: Art, Drama & Science, was published by West Group, Clark Boardman & Callaghan and the ATLA Press in 1997. He is also the creator and performer of ATLA’s best-selling, six-volume Video Trial Practice Series, Courtroom Persuasion: Art, Drama & Science.

Dynamic Lecturer

Herman has spoken extensively to audiences in both the professional forum and educational realms. He has lectured at Tulane, Loyola, Georgetown and other law schools. He has appeared on television programs including Good Morning America, Today and CNN Newsline.