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Meet Joel R. Bryant

San Diego personal injury attorney Joel R. Bryant shares the most rewarding aspect of his practice as well as what it takes to be successful in the courtroom.

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the most
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rewarding aspect of our elder abuse
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practice
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is really the people we represent
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often these people due to age
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infirmity and or dementia
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cognitive impairment they’re unable to
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stand up and speak for themselves
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they’re very vulnerable and they were
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taken advantage of
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and we are able to come in represent
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them
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and be their voice and assert their
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rights for them
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so it’s really a great opportunity to to
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represent the the good guy
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so to speak and conversely it’s
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rewarding because
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often the people we are going against
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the defendants in our case are really
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just not
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good people not uncommon i think
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particularly in the financial elder
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abuse
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arena when we’re talking about family
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members who take advantage of an
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elderly or infirm parent
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these people are in some cases
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sociopaths they have the same
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characteristics of a sociopath
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and they’ve betrayed the trust of
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their parents and these are people who
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betrayed the trust of their own brothers
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and sisters
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they’ve manipulated the parents to cheat
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their own brothers and sisters
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and so to me it’s very rewarding to hold
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those people
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accountable and bring them to justice
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i think what it takes to be successful
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in the courtroom is a number of things i
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mean first and foremost
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preparation you have to know the facts
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of your case
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inside and out and you need to know the
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applicable
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law inside out court a lot of things
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change
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you can’t predict how it’s going to go
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on any given day
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so that makes it also important you have
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to be resilient
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you may get knocked down a couple times
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but you’ve got to keep getting up
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because persistence is the name of the
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game in litigation throughout the case
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and once it gets to trial it’s not
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always going to go your way
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but you have to anticipate that in
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advance the better you know the case
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the better you know your own client the
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better you understand the witnesses the
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better you can be able to roll with the
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punches
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and then finally i think empathy i think
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it’s really important
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to have empathy because at the end of
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the day
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as an attorney we will have the most
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success if we
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understand our client’s story and can
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tell the story as if it was the client
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himself or herself
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who was telling that story and you can’t
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do that
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without empathy and without spending
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time with your client to really
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understand your story and i think those
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are the most
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important things to have success in the
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courtroom

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