A verdict for the defense

Mike Tran took his first jury verdict yesterday, and it was a very good one. Almost every count was 12-0 for the defense. Sitting second chair, Mike’s been in trial virtually every day since he got sworn in (by his trial judge) in November. A lot of civil litigators go an entire career without ever taking a case that long and complex to trial, much less defensing it. I think he had fun, too. He’s only a three-month lawyer and he already has half a dozen really good war stories — and a huge victory in a trial where the other side’s two lawyers had more than 50 years of experience between them. The case won’t make the L.A. Times, but it’ll probably be in the Daily Journal’s Verdicts & Settlements in a few weeks.

10 Responses to “A verdict for the defense”

  1. Brendan Loy says:

    Hurrah! Yay for Mike! Woohoo!!

    Um, but, can I assume that you have his permission to post this, lex? :)

  2. john says:

    First of all, good job Mike!

    That’s a surprising number of details, of which much may be public record. Still seems brash to be putting that online, doesn’t it?

  3. Brendan Loy says:

    I’m switching this post to a draft until I personally confirm with Mike Tran that it was posted with his permission. Just out of an abundance of caution, because I had the same reaction as John.

  4. Brendan Loy says:

    Now re-posted with Mike’s approval :)

  5. Andrew says:

    The defendant looked guilty to me. Damn weasel defense attorneys!

  6. NDLS '07 says:

    Mike, I thought you were doing corporate work?

  7. Condor says:

    Wow. Even the O.J. trial wasn’t 12-0 for the defense.

  8. Jay Johnson says:

    Way to win one for the man.

    Nah, just kidding. Congrats.

  9. 4-7 says:

    Second year attorney 4-7 feels tiny!

  10. David K. says:

    Congrats mike, i suppose all those years at UCLA taught you how to deal with criminals ;-)