Geraghty Talks Winning Difficult Cases with Law360

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Miami Managing Partner Bill Geraghty discusses prevailing in cases that are often written off in a December 22 Law360 article, titled, “How Great Lawyers Win Bad Cases.”

Law360 asked litigators, in both civil and criminal practices, to describe how they won notoriously bad cases and what they learned from it. 

Knowing he is viewed as ‘the face of his client companies’ in court, Geraghty says he focuses on presenting himself as a respectful, sensitive and credible attorney. 

Geraghty, who is credited with getting client Philip Morris USA out of exorbitant payouts, explains how being polite pays off, saying, “You have to treat the opposing lawyers and plaintiffs and the court with tremendous respect in order to have a jury maybe see through all of the things that we think might obscure the jury from understanding what we think are the real issues that should ultimately drive their decision-making.”