The list of traits that make a good Tulsa trial attorney is not short. The fact is many attributes are needed if one wants to become skilled trial lawyer. These qualities include but are not limited to passion, intelligence, interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade. One trait that intersects with all of the above is public speaking, which Fry & Elder partners and trial attorneys M. Shane Henry and Aaron D Bundy discuss in a recent article they collaborated to write together for the August issue of Tulsa Lawyer Magazine titled “Slowing Down.”
In the article, both Henry and Bundy highlight the importance of being able to effectively speak in front of powerful audiences that include jurors, judges, plaintiffs, defendants, the opposing side’s legal counsel and other trial personnel. But the two Fry & Elder and Tulsa trial attorneys hit on something that for many has become a lost art of public speaking — pausing and being silent.
Because there is so much adrenaline involved with trying a family law, criminal law, personal injury or any other case in court, Henry and Bundy discuss why it’s important to not to speak so fast – to remember to slow down a bit and make your words count. They suggest much of this can be achieved by recognizing the factors that lead to speaking too quickly. They then go on to recommend that incorporating conscious inhaling is an effective tool to combat speaking to quickly – pause, inhale and then move on to the next point you need to make.
While Henry and Bundy are most known for their prowess inside the courtroom, the AV-rated lawyers and SuperLawyers® Rising Stars, have now combined to write three articles since 2015 for various Oklahoma legal publications, including two this year alone for Tulsa Lawyer Magazine. See links below:
Tulsa Lawyer Magazine (Aug. 2016)
Tulsa Lawyer Magazine (Jan. 2016)
Oklahoma Bar Association (Dec. 2015)
“This is something we enjoy doing together and we’ve got more articles planned,” Henry said. “We’re constantly getting ideas at seminars from other attorneys or judges and just from our own personal experiences in the courtroom that we feel would make good article topics.”
When the two Tulsa trial attorneys are not busy trying cases in Oklahoma courtrooms or penning informative articles, Henry and Bundy continue to contribute to the legal community by offering a variety of informative, engaging and entertaining Trial CLE Presentations.
Together, the two Tulsa trial attorneys present and teach to groups of paralegals, lawyers, and judges throughout the State of Oklahoma and beyond.
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Few Oklahoma law firms have garnered the state and national attention that Fry & Elder has achieved over the years. The U.S. News & World Report to its esteemed Best Law Firms from 2014-2016. Additionally, Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr. was named Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016 and is one of only 19 attorneys in the state to be named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
James R. Elder, Fry, Henry and Bundy are each AV-rated attorneys, while T. Luke Barteaux also is a SuperLawyers® Rising Star.
Lorena Rivas continues to ascend up the ranks of Oklahoma immigration law, while Kirsten Bernhardt has had a dynamic legal career in both high-conflict, high-resolution family law and criminal law – once winning a judgement in excess of $10 million from Coca-Cola.
Katie Egan, who is licensed to practice in three different states, and Melissa Fell, who focuses much of her family law practice on the “concierge attorney” approach rounds out the talented staff of Fry & Elder attorneys. Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation with an elite Tulsa trial attorney.
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