When Justice Prevails by C. Steven Yerrid
C. Steven Yerrid became a trial lawyer to make a difference. In an impressive career that spans more than twenty-five years, he has done just that. In When Justice Prevails, Steve Yerrid presents eight of his most dramatic and challenging cases. Although they involve many different areas of the law – from the State of Florida’s landmark case against “Big Tobacco,” to medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, maritime catastrophe, and intellectual property law – they all share a common thread. Yerrid states, “Each one is a testament to the endurance of the human spirit. It is reflected in the victims’ ability to overcome personal tragedy and loss, as well as in the jurors’ struggle to find the truth and deliver a just verdict.” A page-turning work of legal nonfiction, When Justice Prevails depicts in vivid detail the dramatic, often heartbreaking stories of Yerrid’s clients. Writing compellingly about his own thoughts as he decides to take on each case, Yerrid offers insight into how he builds and executes his legal strategies, from opening remarks to the verbatim presentations of his emotionally charged closing arguments. Rarely have readers been given such direct access to all the fascinating moments of real-life trials – the sparring of the lawyers, the testimony of the witnesses, the turning points of cross-examination, and the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of both Yerrid and his opponents.