Trial by human

By Nicholas Rowley and Steven Haltemen

Nicholas Rowley has earned a reputation as one of the country’s finest trial lawyers. His record-setting verdicts are the result of the distinctive human approach he takes with his clients, witnesses, judges, and jurors.

In this passionate and deeply personal treatise, Rowley and coauthor Steven Halteman, a jury consultant and trial strategist, candidly share their Trial by Human method, an approach that brings brutal honesty and humanity into the courtroom.

In Trial by Human, Rowley and Halteman reveal the importance of stepping out of the conference room and into the homes and lives of your clients—to share a meal, hear their stories, and experience for yourself how they live and breathe. As the authors explain, you can’t expect a jury to understand and feel your clients’ injustice if you haven’t taken the time to do so yourself.

With their trademark “brutal honesty,” Rowley and Halteman share and dissect their methods through stories of their own trials. They explain what has worked, what hasn’t, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Paperback: 326 pages, CD; 1st edition (2013)