My name is Rick Martens, I’m a senior partner at the firm of Casey, Ciklin in West Palm Beach and I run the firm’s securities litigation department. I have been fortunate enough to use Magnus several times over the years both in jury trials and in arbitration, which is where many of the cases that I defend reside.
I have found that working with Magnus has been invaluable to me as a trial lawyer. You know, we live with a case for a long time, we think we know the facts and we think we know the documents, but then when we actually present them to the trier of fact, we don’t always know what they’re thinking and what they think is important or what isn’t important. So I have been able to work with Magnus with both focus groups, full jury simulations, and full arbitration simulations to get some schooling, as I guess I would call, where I learn that the case I thought I was defending is a little different than the trier of fact receives it. Often times, they’ll come up with ideas and analysis and focus on documents or testimony that I never would have thought was important in the case and turns out to be the very things that the trier of fact thinks are the most important. I don’t think if you have any case of significance or certainly large dollar exposure if you’re defending a case that you should go to a trial without availing yourselves of the service of Magnus. They’re the best.