TLC Podcast Episode 01: Gerry Spence on the Trial Lawyers College Podcast

Episode 01: Gerry Spence on Trial Lawyers College Podcast

Trial Lawyers College (TLC) Executive Director, Laurie Goodman, interviews the founder of TLC and famed Trial Lawyer, Gerry Spence. Gerry’s career has spanned over 60 years never having lost a criminal case and who hasn’t lost a civil case since 1969.

Gerry has tried numerous high profile cases; penthouse magazine, the FBI, the federal government, and large corporations, all of which lead to him being inducted into the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame.

Included in this Episode

  • The greatest obstacles civil trial lawyer’s face today who fight to obtain justice for the common man.
  • What to do when you are ‘afraid’ of losing a trial.
  • Why the justice system has worsened in Gerry’s 60-year career.
  • How trial lawyers continue to fight and obtain better training by attending TLC.
  • Fear turns the knob in our system and why it is necessary to win.
  • Teaching a lawyer to be a ‘human being’ first.

Important Links

  • Gerry is the author of 18 books with the latest entitled, Police State. This book is about 7 of his cases which shows the abuse of the federal government and our criminal justice system against the innocent.
  • Trial Lawyers College Courses and Regional Seminars Available.


Interviewing Gerry Spence

Gerry SpenceGerry Spence graduated from the University of Wyoming, School of Law in 1952, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree in 1990. He started his career in Riverton, Wyoming representing insurance companies and large corporations and found that representing individuals was more rewarding. Spence founded the Trial Lawyers College in 1994 which has established a revolutionary method for training lawyers for the people. He believes that what he has learned in a career should be shared with those who will continue to strive for justice on behalf of ordinary citizens.

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