Articles by Jeffrey J. Kroll

Jeffrey J. Kroll is known by his peers to be a leader in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death . As an expert in his field, he has authored many articles viewed as best practices in the legal community. Below are his articles that have appeared in leading publications.

"Maximizing recovery for even the little losses ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. (June 22, 2011)

"Weighing the value of life, death and work," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. (May 18, 2011)

"The 'Pulp Fiction' approach to trying cases" Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (April 20, 2011)

" Where have all those happy lawyers gone? " Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (March 23, 2011)

" A degree of medical uncertainty ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (February 17, 2011)

" Build a better blog ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (January 19, 2011)

" The lawyer as Scrooge; the lawyer as Santa Claus ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (December 22, 2010)

" The most successful person ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (November 22, 2010)

" Jury trials in the digital world, " Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (October 18, 2010)

" Lawyers, teachers alike hear a plethora of excuses ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (September 21, 2010)

" Humanizing tips for the new lawyer. . .and the old ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (August 24, 2010)

" Audience Persuasion Plays Into Jury Trials ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (July 16, 2010)

" Rethinking to a Reasonable Degree ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (June 21, 2010)

" Video Depositions at Trial ," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (May 20, 2010)

" Dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , " Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (April 20, 2010)

" Linguistic Competence and the Law ," Minority Nurse (Winter 2010)

" Handling a Railroad Case ," Trial Journal; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 12, No. 1 (Winter 2010)

" Keeping Law Firm Staff Happy in Tough Economic Times ," TortSource , American Bar Association, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Fall 2009)

" The Search for an Effective Expert: Sailing the Seven C's ," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, small firm: BIG PRACTICE Blog (October 2009)

" Tips for the Initial Client Interview in an Auto Accident Case ," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, small firm: BIG PRACTICE Blog (October 2009)

"Special Considerations in an Automobile Case," Illinois Civil Discovery Practice (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - 2009)

"The Overlooked Art of Redirect Examination," Illinois Bar Journal , Vol. 97 (August 2009)

" The Art and Science of Pre-Suit Discovery ," Trial , Vol. 45, No. 3 (March 2009)

"Pedestrians: Endangered Species," Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases (Ill. Inst. for CLE-2007)

"The Use in Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of an Automobile Negligence Case," Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases (Ill. Inst. for CLE-2007)

"General Editor," Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases (Ill. Inst. for CLE-2007)

" The Incredible Expanding/Shrinking Right of Children to Sue 'Parents ,'" Illinois Bar Journal , Vol. 95 (February 2007)

" The Search for an Effective Expert: Sailing the Seven C's ," Expert Alert , (Winter, 2006) Expert Witness Committee - Section of Litigation

" Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade in a Personal Injury Trial ," Trial Journal; Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations, Volume 8, No. 1 (Winter 2006)

" Using Themes at Trial ," Automobile Law Committee Newsletter , (Spring 2004)

Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section - Automobile Law Committee Newsletter

"Revisiting Bulger v. CTA: The Case for Admitting Transportation Company Investigation Results," Illinois Bar Journal , Vol. 92 (April 2004)

"The Fear Factor," Trial February 2004

" Effective Use of Depositions at Trial ," Litigation , Vol. 30, No. 1 (Fall 2003)

" No Damage? No Expert? No Defense!! ," Tort Trend Newsletter , October 2003, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Illinois State Bar Association)

"Adverse Examination of Former Employees in Illinois," Illinois Bar Journal , Vol. 91 (June 2003)

"Using Technology to Enhance Medical Demonstrative Evidence," The Practical Litigator , Vol. 12, No. 4 (July 2001)

"Using Demonstrative Evidence to Maximize Damages: A Plaintiff's Perspective," Trial Technique Committee Newsletter , (Spring 2001), Tort and Insurance Practice Section

"The Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of an Automobile Negligence Case," Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases (Ill. Inst. For CLE, 2001, Supplement- 2004)

"Demonstrative Evidence in Medical Malpractice Actions: Lead, Follow, Or Get Out of the Way," The Brief , Vol. 30, No. 3 (Spring 2001), Tort and Insurance Practice Section

"The Case for Making Pre-Impact Fear Compensable in Survival Actions," Illinois Bar Journal , Vol. 88, August 2000

" Reheating Old Soup: Taking a Case to Verdict . . . A Second Time ," Tips from the Trenches Newsletter , June 2000, American Bar Association-Section of Litigation

" Using Focus Groups to Prepare for Trial ," Tort Trends Newsletter , March 2000, Vol. 35, No. 2, Illinois State Bar Association.

" Maximizing Damages in Soft-Tissue Injury Cases ," Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 87, July 1999

" High-low Deals: In Vogue or In Trouble? " Tort Trends Newsletter , January 1999, Vol. 34, No. 3, Illinois State Bar Association.

" Closing Arguments in Civil Trials: How Far Can Lawyers Go? ," Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 86, December 1998.

" Offering Evidence of Prior Occurrences ," Products Liability Section Newsletter , Vol. III, No. 1, Spring, 1998, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

"Itemized Verdicts: When are they to be used and how are the various elements of damages itemized? ," Tort Trends Newsletter, April 1998, Vol. 33, No. 4, Illinois State Bar Association.

" Lights, Camera, Action-Using Videotapes at Trial in Illinois ," Vol. 86, January 1998, Illinois Bar Journal

" Litigating the Power Tool Case ," Trial , November 1997

" No Medical Testimony? No Problem . . . Or is it? ," Tort Trends Newsletter , June 1997, Vol. 32, No. 6, Illinois State Bar Association

"Slip and fall verdict for head chef upheld," Soundings Newsletter , April 1997, Vol. 32, No. 1, Illinois State Bar Association

"Rescue doctrine saves plaintiff," Tort Trends Newsletter , January 1997, Vol. 32, No. 4, Illinois State Bar Association

"Wild boar gets one free bite," Tort Trends Newsletter , January 1997, Vol. 32, No, 4, Illinois State Bar Association

"Loss of Society and Punitive Damages are Recoverable in Action Under Maritime Law," Soundings Newsletter , December 1995, Vol. 31, No. 1, Illinois State Bar Association