Episode 4: Trial Attorney Nelson Tyrone & the Extraordinary Power of Story

“I really came to believe that a lawyer can overcome a much bigger more powerful opponent like the US Government. I came to believe powerfully in the power of story metaphor that there are human truths that we all understand and appreciate and if you can find the one that communicates your client’s story that the jury already knows to be true, whether they’ve heard the story or not but know the message to be true, that can lead to justice.” – Nelson Tyrone, 2000 TLC Grad

Nelson Tyrone talks with Trial Lawyer Talk Host, and TLC Grad, Scott Glovsky where Nelson recounts the incredible impact of one story on a trial and how he learned to better understand his client. Nelson’s client made a bad decision with the wrong people in a drug gang and ended up on the wrong side of the law. The allegations of his client were that he was apart of this drug act in which he was not. Nelson had to discover the story with his client and relay that story to the jury in which a verdict in his client’s favor concluded this case.

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Interviewing Nelson Tyrone

Nelson graduated from the Trial Lawyers College in 2000 and has been on the TLC Faculty since 2001. Nelson now devotes his practice to the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Trial work in Atlanta, Georgia. He has practiced for a number of years with the pre-eminent criminal defense firm of Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C., in Atlanta, and defended clients in a wide variety of major felony and white collar cases in both state and federal court. He has also worked for Butler, Wooten P.C., in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia where he worked primarily in the areas of auto products liability and medical malpractice. He is now a sole practitioner in Atlanta, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Host, Scott Glovsky – Trial Lawyer Talk

Scott graduated from TLC in 2007 and has been a faculty member since 2014. He has been practicing law since 1993 when he graduated from Cornell School of Law. Scott’s practice emphasizes personal injury and is nationally recognized as an advocate for the rights of the injured and insurance policyholders. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of California’s “California Street Fighter of the Year” award and the “President’s Award of Merit” from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

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