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ACTL 2015 - Handling Obstreperous Witnesses and Lawyers

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Trial & Litigation
Peter Akmajian
1 Hour 17 Minutes
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ACTL Presents:  Escape from the Briarpatch between Discovery and Trial

Segment 1: Handling Obstreperous Witnesses and Lawyers

Moderator: Peter Akmajian

Panel Members: The Honorable James Teilborg, Ronald Mercaldo, Mick Rusing, Tom Shorall, Lonnie Williams


  • What do you do when you have a difficult witness who refuses to answer questions, argues, and is generally obstreperous?
  • How do you deal with the combination of such a witness along with a lawyer who interjects improper objections and coaches the witness?
  • Demonstration included!



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Peter Akmajian is a trial lawyer with 30+ years of experience and 40 jury trials in Tucson, Phoenix, Yuma, Bisbee and Nogales under his belt.  These trials have mainly involved serious personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.  He was a civil defense lawyer for many years before making the switch to the plaintiff's side recently.  Since 1998, Peter has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, and he is a long-time member of the State Bar's Commission that vets potential specialists.  Peter is honored to have been inducted into three organizations recognizing outstanding trial work:  the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers.  He is also a long-time member of another prestigious trial lawyer organization, the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Peter is honored to have served as a judicial law clerk for Vice-Chief Justice Frank X. Gordon of the Arizona Supreme Court, from 1984 – 1985. Peter graduated from the University of Arizona for both undergraduate and law school (B.A., with distinction 1980) (J.D., with distinction 1984).

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