Bruce Felmly Publishes a Must-Read Book for Young Litigators

McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association is pleased to announce that Bruce W. Felmly recently published his book on trial practice – “Preparing for Trial – 60 Days and Counting.”

As the number of cases that reach trial continue to diminish, the opportunity for young litigators to gain valuable courtroom experience is scarce, making this book an invaluable guide for trial lawyers needing to focus, prioritize and prepare for that morning when they will say, “Ready, your Honor.”  This handbook focuses on the critical two months before trial, teaching how to organize the evidence, preparing for last minute motions and rulings, and preparing evidence, witnesses and agreements for the trial.

Bruce is a trial lawyer with over forty years of experience, and has tried scores of trials.  He has successfully represented major corporations and individuals in state and federal courts to both juries and judges.  He was voted by New Hampshire attorneys surveyed in Business NH Magazine as the 2015 Top Litigator in New Hampshire.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served on the National Board of Regents from 2006-2010.  He has been named to Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America in four litigation practice areas.  He holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the top rankings in Chambers USA.  He is also recognized as a Super Lawyer – a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

“Preparing for Trial – 60 Days and Counting” can be purchased in paperback or eBook format on the American Bar Association’s website.

Full Description of “Preparing for Trial – 60 Days and Counting”
Whether one is counsel for plaintiff or the defense, in a larger case or a smaller one, the essential process of preparation in the final months before trial is the same – notwithstanding the fact that every case is unique, every court has different rules, and every judge has personal preferences.  In recent years, detailed trial rules have proliferated in our jurisdictions, just as the tolerance of courts and judges of ignorance (or knowing non-compliance) with those rules has lessened.  When these facts are coupled with client expectations, there is precious little room for “learning by doing” in preparing a case for trial.

 “Preparing for Trial – 60 Days and Counting” demonstrates how to systematize your approach to the final weeks before trial, to assure there are no loose ends in your case, and to limit the stress of a very demanding time.

Bruce works out of McLane’s Manchester office and can be reached at (603) 628-1448 or