Our firm proudly celebrates the recent victory of two exceptional defense trial lawyers, Saleem Hawatmeh and Stephen Grebing. Today, they delivered a masterclass in defense strategy, securing a verdict in a high-stakes gross negligence case in the San Diego Superior Court, where plaintiffs sought over $4 million in non-economic damages. Their approach to humanizing a corporate defendant and emphasizing honesty, responsibility, and courtroom connection is a model for all defense lawyers.
Negligence cases demand a thorough understanding of the law, meticulous attention to detail, and innovative strategy. Saleem and Stephen exemplified these attributes throughout the trial. They demonstrated transparency and accountability, candidly addressing potentially unfavorable facts with the jurors from the start.
Saleem Hawatmeh set the tone for the trial with a compelling opening statement. His knack for narrative resonated with the jurors, showcasing his exceptional trial advocacy skills.
Stephen Grebing’s poignant closing left a lasting impression. His ability to connect with the jury and present a compelling narrative solidified the defense’s position. Stephen emphasized the defendant’s acceptance of responsibility, thereby significantly contributing to the humanization of a corporate defendant.
The world of defense litigation is a high-stakes arena fraught with immense pressure. Yet, attorneys like Saleem and Stephen continually rise to the challenge, demonstrating not just capability but exceptional skill in this field. We are privileged to have them as part of our team and eagerly anticipate their future successes.
Once again, we extend our congratulations to Saleem and Stephen on this significant accomplishment. We look forward to celebrating more victories with them in the future.