If Oklahoma trial lawyers Aaron D. Bundy and M. Shane Henry ever wanted to embark on a new career, the two Fry & Elder attorneys could dapper into the world of writing and publishing. After all, Bundy and Henry have now had their written work published an eye-popping five times this year. Their latest installation – Nos. 4 and 5 – are featured in this month’s edition of The Oklahoma Bar Journal, which is the official member publication of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
With the publication’s theme this month as “Trial by Jury,” it made sense that the acclaimed and experienced Oklahoma trial lawyers weighed in on the matter.
“Slaying the Speaking Objection Dragon” provides insight into why speaking objections are unprofessional and bad courtroom practice. Bundy and Henry discuss some different techniques trial lawyers can use and incorporate to deal with speaking objections.
The duo went on to end their article by stating the following: “Credibility is everything at trial. A calculated approach for addressing speaking objections can enhance our credibility with the court while neutralizing our opponent’s bad behavior. Like many aspects of trial practice, the exercise of discretion is key. The nuclear option is not necessary if simple diplomacy will resolve the issue. ‘If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.’”
In “Leading the Way,” Bundy and Henry discuss the importance of being able to ask leading questions to hostile witnesses, specifically during cross-examination. The tactic of employing leading questions during cross examination is a powerful because as Bundy and Henry said: “When we are able to use leading questions, we can deliver facts efficiently rather than in a narrative, open-ended manner.”
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Bundy and Henry’s most recent written efforts cap off a memorable fall for the duo and the rest of Fry & Elder. Earlier in the month Henry was named the 2016 Oklahoma Family Law Attorney of the Year by the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section. Henry, Bundy and fellow Fry & Elder attorneys Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr. and T. Luke Barteaux also were recognized by Super Lawyers®, while Fry & Elder made the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms list for a fourth consecutive year. If you are looking for a team of experienced and accomplished Oklahoma trial lawyers, don’t hesitate to contact Fry & Elder today.