LL.M. Trial Advocacy Student Reviews
Joseph Marano, '12
Layser & Freiwald, Philadelphia, PA
"Barbara, it was a crazy but fantastic year. Despite how difficult it was to make time, I will greatly miss the LLM program as I felt myself learning and improving week after week. In fact, the proof is in the pudding as they say as in the past 4 months I got 2 Plaintiffs verdicts in 2 VERY difficult medical malpractice cases in jurisdictions with 85-90% defense verdicts against 2 very very experienced defense attorneys. Not to mention that 1 verdict was for $650,000! I have you to thank for that as the program was integral in my success. I would love to continue my involvement in the program to impart what I have learned in the class and the real world as well as to learn from the students."
Rachael Santoriella, '07White & Williams LLP, Philadelphia, PA "Immediately after graduation I secured a position in the Complex Commercial Litigation Department. I was told I am the only person in the firm with an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy and that makes me a great asset. I know the pursuit of my LL.M has brought me success and it will continue to do so in the future."
Robert J. Mongeluzzi, '94Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, Philadelphia, PA"The LL.M. has dramatically enhanced my trial skills and significantly increased the value of my clients' cases. The intangible and financial rewards to my practice and law firm have greatly exceeded the time and tuition demands of the programs." On Established Excellence...
Brian Carroll, '12
Nirenstein Garnice PLLC, Scottsdale, AZ
Every Trial Lawyer should complete this program. The caliber of the faculty and fellow LL.M. candidates is truly incredible. During my first few oral arguments since finishing the program, I was both eager and quick to call upon my newly acquired trial advocacy skills. To say I am happy about my decision to pursue an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple Law School would be an understatement. Thank you again
Roy Copeland, '09Copeland, Haugabrook & Walker, Valdosta, GA "There is no real life situation, or simulated experience, wherein highly qualified experts subject themselves to blistering cross-examination, and then provide trial lawyers with constructive critique sessions. This type of learning environment is exceptional, the experience priceless, and Temple's Trial Advocacy mold should be duplicated by all law schools."
Robert L. King, '06 King Law / Med-Tech Health Partners, Johnson City, TN"Temple's LL.M in Trial Advocacy was the only program I seriously considered after visiting Temple and hearing the Open House lecture by Professor Edward Ohlbaum."
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David Soldo, '12
Morris James LLP, Delaware
"Dear Professor Ashcroft - Let me start with a sincere thank you. I am certainly a better advocate today than I was a year ago. I remember speaking with you at the NITA program last Fall and I am glad we discussed the LL.M. program. I still remember my wife telling me she was pregnant with our 2nd son in January, days after I accepted admission into the program. I am glad I stuck it out and decided to see it through. The quality of the diverse faculty you garnered and their patent commitment to the program is a testament to your hard work and dedication to the LL.M. program. Your genuine interest in students ensures that you are making better trial lawyers through the LL.M. program."