As you have doubtless heard by now, the jury returned a verdict in our favor. Exit interviews with the jurors indicated that they had a clear understanding of the points we wanted to make. Your work contributed greatly to our ability to communicate our position to the jury. Your dedication to the case exceeded the call of duty and your honest critiques of our proposed approaches were invaluable. I hope we have opportunities to work together in the future, and I will be sure to call you when my next major trial comes up.
Don Verilli, Esq.
Jenner & Block
My testimony and credibility with the jury was critical to the effective presentation of our case. By all accounts, it went extremely well and, of course, the results speak for themselves. The advise and techniques you coached me on for my direct examination and especially for cross-examination, worked like magic. At first I followed the steps you gave me, half out of fear, half out of faith. After a few questions, I could sense the rhythm of the process and feel the rapport growing with the jury. The opposing counsel reacted just as you said he would. Even though my confidence rose quickly, I remembered what you said about not getting cocky and trying to anticipate the next question. Even though he tried for hours to break me, I stayed with the steps and he finally gave up in frustration. It was almost fun.
Looking back on my experience in the courtroom, I now know why they call it a trial. Nothing in my life experience could have prepared me for it. So thanks again for your help, I wouldn’t even want to think what it might have been like without it.
President, SAE Group, Inc
Just a note of thanks, and congratulations too. On the same day we talked, if I am not mistaken, your jury returned with a favorable result.
Your assistance was extremely valuable and appreciated. The clients felt prepared and much more confident than if we had not had your help. It was a challenging, exciting and draining case.
As I have told you, I am recommending you to all our trial attorneys here at Dorsey.
Peter S. Hendrixson, Esq.
Dorsey & Whitney
I am writing to thank you for your recent assistance. I was amazed by how well your communication techniques worked at trial. Due to your help, our client was marvelously persuasive on direct examination, and he completely frustrated the other side on cross examination. You deserve much of the credit for the $400,000 verdict we obtained after the defense offered us nothing prior to trial. You can be assured that I will recommend your services to all of my friends who try cases.
Peter Van Petten, Esq.
Miller & Van Petten
Santa Monica, California
Dear Mr. Garcetti,
On July 13, 1994, you sent me a note along with a letter from Mr. David Tunno of Tunno & Associates. Mr. Tunno’s observations regarding witnesses at the Simpson trial were interesting and I felt the department could benefit from Mr. Tunno’s expertise.
From the attached documentation, you will find that Mr. Tunno’s presentation at our department last week was very well received.
Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner
County of Los Angeles, Dept. of Coroner
To Whom it May Concern:
I was involved with David Tunno in a continuing education seminar for accountants on the subject of the accountant’s role as an expert witness.
Candidly — having spent many years as an attorney and legal educator — going into this seminar I was somewhat skeptical of Mr. Tunno’s involvement. I was concerned that Mr. Tunno’s contribution to this seminar might be more promotional than substantive.
I could not have been more wrong. Mr. Tunno’s work was the highlight of the seminar. His criticisms, while gentle and constructive, were incisive, practical and sophisticated. I was extremely impressed with Mr. Tunno and I am pleased to able to recommend his abilities as a legal educator without reservation.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any more specific questions about my experiences with Mr. Tunno.
Douglas B. Levinson, Esq.
Santa Monica, California
On behalf of the Los Angles Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers, I would like to once again thank you for your superb presentation at the Seminar. I was just great! The critiques were absolutely enthusiastic, with unanimous praise for your segment.
Burton H. Marcus
Burton H. Marcus, Inc.
Dear Mr. Tunno:
On behalf of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the San Diego Defense Lawyers and their president, Dan Bacalski, I would like to thank you for participating in our annual San Diego seminar. The response from the members of both Associations has been outstanding. The quality of your program was excellent and I would like to personally thank you for your preparation and participation.
Stephen M. Maloney, Esq.
Southern California Defense Counsel