Johner  T. Wilson III

Objectives of Closing Arguments


These video clips, recorded at the IADC Trial Academy held in Palo Alto, CA on August 2, 2018, illustrate the art and objectives of closing arguments in a jury trial, both from the plaintiff’s and defendant's counsel.


Earning a Jury's Trust

Wilson shares a story to illustrate why closing arguments are critical to the success or failure of the trial lawyer's case in a mock jury trial setting.


Plaintiff’s Closing Argument Demonstration

In this short clip, Wilson demonstrates how a plaintiff's attorney might frame a compelling argument for the jury against the defendant “manufacturing company” in a mock products liability trial.