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Meet Brian Needelman

Los Angeles, CA personal injury attorney Brian Needelman shares the most common piece of advice he gives to his clients as well as what it takes to be successful in the courtroom.

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the one piece of advice i find myself
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repeatedly
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giving to my clients is don’t be
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defensive when you’re across the table
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from a defense attorney
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it can feel like you are on the hot seat
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even if you’ve been injured
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even if it was someone else’s fault you
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were doing a good thing
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by standing up for yourself but there’s
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such a stigma these days
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against people standing up for
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themselves people suing when they’re
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injured
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that it doesn’t feel that way it doesn’t
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feel like a good thing
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it feels like something you need to
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explain it feels like something
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you are on your back foot about we’re
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here to help you tell your story at
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trial
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we’re here to help you tell your story
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as it is
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where you are standing up for your
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rights and you are standing up
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to be compensated for something that is
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not your fault
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one of the most recurring parts of my
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job is just trying to help people
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understand that they are not doing
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anything wrong they do not need to be
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defensive
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being in the courtroom it’s all about
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telling your story
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it’s all about your lawyer helping you
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tell your story and you telling your
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story to the jury
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it takes a human connection between the
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lawyer and the client
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and the client and the jury and the
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lawyer and the jury and to get that
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connection the number one thing that’s
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hard for me it’s hard for most witnesses
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it’s hard for most clients
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is vulnerability i need to help you
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talk candidly and be vulnerable about
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how something has affected you
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and that’s not easy to do most people
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don’t want to talk about how they’re
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hurting they don’t want to talk about
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how a crash that might seem like not
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such a big deal
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has really had profound effects on them
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what they’ve lost from that
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and most people also don’t want to hear
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that
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but when that jury gets sworn in and
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that client is on that stand
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that’s exactly what we need to do so we
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need to find a way to connect with the
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jury and the number one way you can do
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that is by being vulnerable

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