David S. Weinstein Discusses What Attorneys Can Learn from the Media Skills of Trial Lawyer Michael Avenatti

May 21, 2018

Hinshaw's Miami-based partner David S. Weinstein was cited in the article "What Mid-Size Law Firm Attorneys Can Learn From Michael Avenatti," authored by Gina Rubel of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. and published by The Mid-Market Report. Rubel's article discusses the "exceptional" media skills of attorney Michael Avenatti, who is currently representing Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Weinstein, himself a "seasoned trial attorney and media analyst," notes that today's instant media world means lawyers need to consider more than just courtroom strategies. "[Advocates] need to get public opinion on the side of [their] client, as early in the process as is possible," he said. Weinstein says that Avenatti strikes a careful balance between saying too much and not enough, particularly when it comes to the media and the message he's trying to convey. "Part of being a great trial attorney," he said, "is remembering who your audience is and playing to that audience. This is something that Avenatti does very well."

Read "What Mid-Size Law Firm Attorneys Can Learn From Michael Avenatti," on The Mid-Market Report website (subscription required)

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