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Learning Resources Mentioned in this Fireside Chat
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- DVD Set: “Take Back the Courtroom IV” – 10 discs, over 16 hours of video learning from Nick Rowley, Rick Friedman, Keith Mitnik & More – FlexPay Option Available
- BOOK: “Rules of the Road” by Rick Friedman & Patrick Malone
- BOOK: “Trial by Human” by Nick Rowley
- DVD: “Jury Selection & Opening Statements” by Nick Rowley
- DVD: “Connecting with the Jury” by Nick Rowley
External Resources Mentioned
- Nick Rowley on Instagram
- Yoga Soup – [email protected] , (905) 965-8811. Matcha protein drink, earth, greens powder. Nick Rowley’s smoothie blend package is $200.
- Trial Guides LIVE Fireside Chat with Keith Mitnik
- Courtney Rowley – Email: [email protected] – Phone: (888) 297-3477
- Nick Rowley – Email: [email protected] – Phone: (888) 297-3477
- Adam Boettiger, Host Moderator – Email: [email protected]
Guest Profile: Courtney Rowley
Courtney is a uniquely skilled and dedicated Trial Lawyer with tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. She is one of a kind. She tries only select cases and handles a few at a time so that she can give the caring, detailed attention that she believes is necessary to achieve the best results for injury victims and families.
Courtney has been trying cases non-stop since the beginning of her career. She is known nationally as a trial skills instructor and teaches as a faculty member at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. She is licensed in California, Wyoming, and soon to be licensed in Iowa and Minnesota.
Courtney began her career in criminal defense and transitioned into personal injury as a solo practitioner five years ago. She chose to make less money and not take a job with one of the top law firms in California because she wanted to be in a courtroom doing trials and not doing law and motion behind a desk.
Amongst her many successes, one of the wins Courtney is most proud of is a case where she was brought in by a top law firm to represent a 9 year old boy who lost his leg after being hit by a truck. The police report blamed the boy completely, saying he darted out between parked cars on his skateboard. Courtney turned the case around and days before trial won $18,600,000, the largest settlement in history for a personal injury case against the City of San Diego. Courtney has won multiple seven-and eight-figure victories at trial. She credits her successes to her beginning as a criminal defense lawyer, her training at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, and also to her extensive training prior to ever taking the bar exam. In that regard, Courtney started competing in moot court in middle school and high school. She won multiple awards, but most importantly, gained invaluable foundational experience being on her feet in courtrooms.
Courtney attended Loyola Law School and led their infamous and highly competitive moot court team and won the National Trial Competition, the Super Bowl of trial competitions, hosted by the International Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Courtney spends immense amounts of time preparing and spending time with her clients and their families. She becomes a part of their lives as they do hers. This is how she learns to understand and translate the pain, suffering, and human losses to juries.
Courtney’s mission is to continue her service as a trial lawyer and help train and educate other lawyers and judges who are willing to learn and commit to bettering our system of justice and jury system.
Courtney and her husband Nick are known as a trial team as they try most of their cases together. Nick credits Courtney as being the lead trial lawyer in many of their cases and anybody who watches them together in trial knows this is true.
Starting in middle school, she worked and earned an opportunity to travel overseas. Since that time Courtney has been a world traveler, having extensively traveled every continent except Antarctica. She is dedicated to the practice of yoga, healthy eating, and being a mother.
Guest Profile: Nick Rowley
Many consider Nicholas C. Rowley, founder of Trial Lawyers for Justice and Partner at Carpenter, Zuckerman, & Rowley, to be the most accomplished trial lawyer of his generation having won more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for injury victims and families across the country. He has extensive courtroom experience representing victims of serious injuries and medical malpractice, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and chronic pain. In 2009, 2010 and 2014, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) named Nick as a finalist for its prestigious “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award. Nick was also recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal for winning a “Top Verdict of 2010” for his $31.6 million jury verdict for the victim of a traumatic brain injury.
In 2012, Nick was a finalist for the “Consumer Attorney of the Year” award, given by CAOC (Consumer Attorneys of California). In 2009, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego awarded Nick its “Outstanding Trial Lawyer” award. In 2013, Nick was honored with the organization’s top award — “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year”. Also some of Nick’s other recent successes include a record setting $131,000,375 verdict for the victim of a car accident after the driver was over served at a bar, a record setting $74,525,000 verdict for a victim of medical malpractice, $40,000,000 for two parents whose 33 year old son was negligently killed due to corporate negligence, a $38,600,000 verdict for a young man who fell from a hotel balcony while intoxicated, a $17,000,000 win for a woman who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a fall from a hotel window, $16,500,000 for a young girl who was a birth injury victim, a $13,860,000 win for a mild traumatic brain injury caused by an automobile crash, $10,250,000 for a man who suffered a below knee amputation, $10,000,000 for an Iowa family in a wrongful death lawsuit, and $10,000,000 for a child with a mild traumatic brain injury.
Nick has served as an instructor at Gerry Spence’s famed Trial Lawyers College and delivers keynote addresses nationwide on his revolutionary approach to voir dire and damages. Other lawyers, faced with low settlement offers from insurance companies, frequently bring Nick into their cases just before trial. Nick is a relentless warrior who has prevailed in the courtroom time and time again. He prides himself on his caring and empathic approach to working with his clients and their families, and his ability to help juries find the truth and deliver justice to the injured. Nick has lectured and taught trial skills and his trial by human method across the country in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri, Louisiana, Colorado, Arkansas, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, Idaho, California, and New York.
Nick is on the Board of Directors of the Imagination Workshop, which is a non-profit theater arts organization committed to using the unique power of the theater to provide life-changing artistic opportunities to the mentally ill, homeless veterans, senior citizens, and “at-risk” young people. IW programs give troubled people, frequently alienated or overlooked by society, a safe way to express themselves and gain insight that often helps make their lives more successful.
Nick is also on the Honorary Board of Governors of TLC, Trial Lawyers’ Charities, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles area, focusing on issues related to education, children, battered women, persons with disabilities, and homelessness, by providing financial assistance to needy persons and groups in the greater Los Angeles area.
Nick is the author of the book Trial By Human, where he candidly shares his approach that brings brutal honesty and humanity into the courtroom.
Born in Iowa and raised between Iowa and Arizona, Nick moved out on his own at the age of 15. He worked full time from that point forward and at the age of 17 joined the United States Air Force where he was trained and served as a combat medic. It was through the military and G.I. Bill that Nick got his undergraduate education and was able to attend law school. By the age of 19, Nick completed his bachelor’s degree in social psychology. He also was trained and certified as a firefighter and during his service and college worked as a volunteer firefighter. Nick started law school at the age of 20 and continued his service in the Armed Forces taking special assignments for three more years. In total he served an honorable 6 years in the United States Armed Forces assigned to various units with the United States Air Force and United States Army.