Get the Benefit of experience


Choosing a jury requires years of experience to determine. Experienced trial lawyers have a keen sense of:

  • What kind of juror would be best to serve on a particular case.
  • What kind of questions should be asked of the jury panel that will assist you and your lawyer in selecting the best available panel for your case.
  • What type of jury instructions should be requested that will advance your theory of the case and help guide the jury in making a fair, yet favorable, verdict.
  • Experienced trial lawyers are in the best position to properly evaluate a client's case.
  • This means the experienced trial lawyer has the ability to anticipate issues that may arise as the case proceeds through the trial court.
  • This seasoned judgment gives the client the ability to decide whether to accept a plea offer or not or make other important decisions about their case.
  • Most lawyers do not go to trial.
  • A small percentage of lawyers regularly try cases in court to judges and juries. These are trial lawyers.
  • Like most work and professional specialties, it takes years of experience to be a proficient trial lawyer.
Being charged with a crime is arguably the most stressful and terrifying experience a person can have. Deciding to initiate a lawsuit comes in as a close second.

Having an experienced trial lawyer to assist you through the legal process offers you the best opportunity to achieve the result you want to obtain.

Ralph E. Ellinwood Attorney at Law PLLC is ready

to put that wealth of experience and expertise to work for you.

Experienced Trial Lawyers Create Safety Nets

Experienced Trial Lawyers are in the best position to evaluate your case

Skilled Trial Lawyers Rely on Experience to Select Juries

Trials can be unpredictable, so experience counts.

  • It is impossible to know exactly what will happen in a trial.
  • Even if you think you know a witness may still surprise you.
  • Unexpected legal issues may occur in a battle over evidence.
  • Judges may make unexpected rulings that hurt or help your case.
  • Appellate courts may make a ruling right before or during a trial that changes how the law is applied to some aspect of your case.
  • Appellate courts do not review a case to see if they would have decided it differently; they review for error.
  • Experienced trial lawyers build a safety net to enssure that if the client loses at trial, all possible errors committed during the trial by the judge, prosecutor or jury are "preserved" to fight on appeal.
  • Experienced trial lawyers learn how to preserve error to give clients the best possible chance on appeal of undoing an unfavorable result.

Not all lawyers are trial lawyers