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MISSION STATEMENT: The Trial Lawyer's College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are
committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression.
In all of its activities, the Trial Lawyer's College will foster and nourish an open atmosphere of caring for people regardless of their race, age, creed, religion, national origin, physical abilities, gender or sexual orientation.

Latest News



July 19, 2018 - Trial Lawyers College Intern Awarded Acquittal in First Case Using TLC Methods

Cheryl Carpenter was Dennis Whittie’s trial skills adjunct professor at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law where she quickly became Dennis’ long-standing mentor to law and specifically, the Trial Lawyers College methods. “Cheryl gave me my lowest grade in the class for my cross-examination because I came up very hard on the witness. I said it was the best grade I ever got in law school because it was Cheryl’s way of introducing me to the TLC methods..." Read the rest...

July 12, 2018 - Trial Lawyers Success Stories from TLC’s Graduates

Trial lawyers can graduate from the Trial Lawyer's College through its 3-week program, or by attending 7 Regional Seminars on each trial skill. Each path has different pros and cons for the individual lawyer, but either way, graduates emerge as better advocates for their clients, better human beings, and better prepared to WIN their next trials. Read These Stories...





June 28, 2018 - Episode 37: TLC Faculty Member Greg Reeves on Being a Trial Lawyer

TLC Faculty Member Greg Reeves talks with Trial Lawyer Talk Host, Scott Glovsky about a capital murder case victory after 5 years of being a trial lawyer. Greg believes trial lawyers can learn a lot from comedians in the way they tell their story in front of an audience and he also explains how he uses tools to find the universal truth in every case. Listen in...

May 31, 2018 - Episode 36: Behind the Scenes of a Medical Malpractice Case with TLC Faculty Member, Eric Fong

Eric Fong talks about a medical malpractice case that had quite an impact on him due to the circumstances of all the problems this case had interwoven into it. But in the end, a couple weeks before trial, he listened to his heart and went in a different direction than anticipated and got the needed justice for his deserving client. Listen to episode 36 here!





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2018 Courses 

Date Location Topic
 January 19-21, 2018 Nashville, Annapolis, Alaska  Opening Statement Regional Seminar
 February 9-11, 2018 Minnesota, New Mexico, Florida   Opening Statement Regional Seminar
 March 2-4, 2018 Newport Beach, CA  Voir Dire
 April 12-15, 2018 Hunt, Texas  Discovering the Story Regional Seminar
 May 25-28, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Ranch Club Work Weekend
 June 5-11, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Psychodrama Workshop
 June 19-27, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Criminal Defense Seminar: In Defense of the Damned
 July 8-31, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  July 3-Week College Course
 August 6-13, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Graduate Course 1
 August 19-26, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  Graduate Course 2
 September 11- October 4, 2018 Thunderhead Ranch  September 3-Week College Course
 October 25-28, 2018 Leavenworth, WA  Closing Argument Regional Seminar

2019 Courses       

Date Location Topic
 January 18-20, 2019 California  Direct Examination Regional Seminar
   The 2019 Constellation courses will be open from July 17-23  to Ranch Club members only 
 February 22-24, 2019 Alaska, New Orleans, New Mexico  Voir Dire Regional Seminar
 March 22-24, 2019 Austin, Los Angeles, Hawaii  Voir Dire Regional Seminar
 April 26-28, 2019 New York, Chicago, Florida  Voir Dire Regional Seminar
 May 25-28, 2019 Thunderhead Ranch  Ranch Club Work Weekend
 June 8-14, 2019 Thunderhead Ranch  TLC Trial Skill Foundations
 June 21-29, 2019 Thunderhead Ranch  Criminal Defense Seminar: In Defense of the Damned
 July 8-31, 2019 Thunderhead Ranch  July 3-Week College Course
 August 6-13, 2019 Thunderhead Ranch  Graduate Course 1
 August 19-26, 2019 Thunderhead Ranch  Graduate Course 2
 September 5-28, 2019 Thunderhead Ranch  September 3-Week College Course
 October 24-27, 2019 Washington State  Regional Seminar