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Law Technology Award

Most innovative use of technology during a trial

William Smith and R. J. Waldsmith, Abramson Smith Waldsmith. Ted Brooks, consultant.

Court technology runs the gamut from basic video presentation systems to complex evidentiary systems and multimedia options. Lawyers now use trial technology to present case facts, to highlight inconsistencies in testimony, and to help the fact finder understand the issues.

The attorneys of Abramson Smith Waldsmith, with consultant Ted Brooks, used many of the more common options available in a courtroom. Their technology use stands out, however, for how they used technology prior to the trial to maximize results at trial.

Video depositions were used extensively in a complex personal injury case. Challenged by the difficulty of telling their client’s story, William Smith and R.J. Waldsmith used video to bring clarity to an otherwise confusing case. The goal: visual reinforcement during the trial to help the jury to see what they were hearing about.

The firm went beyond showing static images. They replayed a witness’ deposition testimony, juxtaposed against the witness’ courtroom testimony, to heighten the effect of the impeachment by plaintiff’s counsel.

Not only was this a clear, easy to understand way to deliver the information, but using multi­media appealed to the jury and kept their focus.

Waldsmith and Smith also used video during their closing arguments, to reinforce their case and the testimony that had been presented. They used technology to keep witnesses who normally would have departed once their role in the case was over in front of the jury from the start of the trial to the finish.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.


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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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