“The storytelling potential in this case was off the charts because of the lengths the defense was going to go to to avoid the truth.”
In this podcast, Eric Fong joins host Rafe Foreman to share, in captivating detail, the extraordinary story of how he and his client defied all odds to obtain a $91 million verdict in a recent personal injury trial.
The case began when Eric’s client suffered a significant, life-altering brain injury during a late-night convenience store robbery that arose from inadequate security. Incredibly moved by his client’s struggles and humanity, Eric was faced with the responsibility to convey those same feelings to the jury.
Now recalling those moments for Rafe and his listeners, Eric discusses the astronomical challenges he and his client encountered throughout the trial, from COVID restrictions to juror predispositions, and the techniques they used to overcome them. Above all, Eric explores how he got the jury to not only hate the defendant but to love his client exactly as he did.
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Episode Guest, Eric Fong
Eric Fong is a trial lawyer with over 100 cases argued to verdict in high stakes civil and criminal cases, both before juries and courts of appeals. For 20 years he worked hard, dedicated his efforts, and strove to be a great trial lawyer. In that time he gained a wide breadth of experience through significant success and failures. Through it all, he persevered and earned widespread recognition for his accomplishments. Eric’s noteworthy cases range from record jury verdicts, George Clinton’s copyrights, Washington State Supreme Court arguments regarding Constitutional Rights, medical malpractice, brain injury, white-collar federal criminal offenses, and Murder in the First Degree.
Eric is recognized by his peers as a top 5% “Super Lawyer.” In 2013 he was awarded Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and in 2006 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Trial Lawyers College. He is recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer,” by National Trial Lawyers. Eric teaches at the Trial Lawyers College, Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice, and other associations. He has served on numerous trial lawyer association boards at the national, state, and local levels.