About David Redding

David Redding is a commercial litigator and founder of Redding Jones, PLLC, co-founder of F3Nation. He can be reached at dredding@reddingjones.com.

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I was in college when Prince’s song “1999” came out. At that point, the next millennium being seventeen years in the future, it was way too far away for my then nineteen year old brain to fathom. But those seventeen years went by really quickly. Before I knew it I was a thirty-six year old [...]

By |2019-09-24T09:55:01+00:00September 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

THE LITIGATION PROCESS: What A Litigator Does

The Litigator advances toward Trial to resolve Disputes Litigation is the process of advancing a Claim toward Trial so that Judgment can be rendered. Its purpose is to enable Litigators to resolve Disputes, which are the intractable legal controversies between parties. Above all, it is Resolution (and nothing else) that should be the objective, primary [...]

By |2019-04-28T17:17:11+00:00April 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DOUBT CASTING: Calling Testimony Into Question On Material Facts In Dispute

Prior inconsistent statements, external evidence and logic are the three primary sources of Impeachment material While the primary purpose of Cross is to blunt the effect of a hostile witness’ testimony about Facts and Issues (Doubt Casting), the Litigator will sometimes use Cross to gather evidence that he needs to meet his own burden of [...]

By |2019-03-31T14:36:42+00:00March 31st, 2019|Country Lawyer|0 Comments

ABC/D: Impeachment Through Accuracy, Bias, Capacity And Diminishment

The jury instructions provide the footings for the building of an effective Cross An excellent Cross is focused tightly on the material facts (Facts) in dispute. A Fact is only material if it bears directly on an Issue that must be decided to resolve the overall controversy—otherwise, it is immaterial. The Litigator should not waste [...]

By |2019-03-25T10:46:51+00:00March 25th, 2019|Country Lawyer|0 Comments

CROSSING TO CLOSE: Using Cross-examination To Support The Closing

Cross, Close and Counsel are the three essential skills of the Litigator Performing cross-examination (Cross) is one of the Three-C’s that the Litigator must do with excellence if he wants to be an excellent trial attorney. The other two C’s are deliver the closing argument (Close) and counsel the client (Counsel) . If you break [...]

By |2019-03-17T17:54:28+00:00March 17th, 2019|Country Lawyer|0 Comments

COUNSELING: Leading The Client Through The Process

The Litigator must be a Counselor Counsel is the third of the Three-C’s—those essential skills that a Litigator must do with excellence if he wants to be an excellent trial attorney. The first C is Cross, which is the conduct of a cross-examination during a jury trial. The purpose of Cross is twofold—first, to call [...]

By |2019-03-11T12:36:35+00:00March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments