The Art of the Trial is Alive and Well

February 11th, 2019
By: admin

While statistics reflect that there is a decline in the number of cases that are being tried by jury, a review of the disposition of some of our firm’s cases in January 2019 underscores that the art of the trial is alive and well. A review of our January 2019 statistics reflect twelve trials, with 7 circuit court trials (5- juries and 2 bench) and 5 general district court cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and in Maryland. While we also practice in the District of Columbia we had no trials in that jurisdiction in January; however, a case was tried by jury in December resulting in a defendant’s verdict.

All of the January jury trials that went to verdict involved personal injury claims with verdicts that favored the defense – either by defense verdict or plaintiff’s verdict in an amount less than the demand.

Adjudication by trial, whether by judge or jury, is still a regularly utilized option by the attorneys in our firm. In fact, depending upon the facts of the case, it may be the best method of resolution, especially when liability favors the defense, the other party’s case is meritless, and/or settlement negotiations are not successful. We are committed to providing sound recommendations for resolutions which are most beneficial to our clients.


This blog and the information provided has been prepared by Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C. (“BMHJ”) for information purposes only and is not intended nor to be construed as legal advice. This blog may contain the opinions of the members and associates of this firm on various legal issues and is not legal advice. Read More