When Justice Prevails

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Yorkville Press, 2003 - Law - 391 pages
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C. Steven Yerrid became a trial lawyer to make a difference. In an impressive career that spans more than twenty-five years, he has done just that. In When Justice Prevails, Steve Yerrid presents eight of his most dramatic and challenging cases. Although they involve many different areas of the law - from the State of Florida's landmark case against "Big Tobacco," to medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, maritime catastrophe, and intellectual property law - they all share a common thread. Yerrid states, "Each one is a testament to the endurance of the human spirit. It is reflected in the victims' ability to overcome personal tragedy and loss, as well as in the jurors' struggle to find the truth and deliver a just verdict." A page-turning work of legal nonfiction, When Justice Prevails depicts in vivid detail the dramatic, often heartbreaking stories of Yerrid's clients. Writing compellingly about his own thoughts as he decides to take on each case, Yerrid offers insight into how he builds and executes his legal strategies, from opening remarks to the verbatim presentations of his emotionally charged closing arguments. Rarely have readers been given such direct access to all the fascinating moments of real-life trials - the sparring of the lawyers, the testimony of the witnesses, the turning points of cross-examination, and the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of both Yerrid and his opponents.

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Steve Yerrid is recognized as one of America's top trial lawyers. Throughout his career he has distinguished himself as a passionate victim's advocate. As a jury trial lawyer, he has obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements for individuals who have been injured or killed by the negligence of others. In 1995, he was invited to join the elite eleven-member legal team of private lawyers to help the State of Florida fight "Big Tobacco," a challenge of insurmountable measure. The tobacco industry settled for the largest monetary settlement in history at that time. Mr. Yerrid is the Chairman of the Board of The Yerrid Foundation, a not for profit foundation developed to promote the interests and welfare of public charities, with an emphasis on children's issues. Mr. Yerrid continues his work as a trial lawyer and lives in Tampa, Florida.

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