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On Trial

Matt Heimlich and John Risvold

“On Trial” takes a deeper look at the world of trial lawyers. Hosts Matt Heimlich and John Risvold explore the various aspect of trial work from case intake to closing argument and everything in between. Discover cutting edge legal strategies from the hosts and their interviews with prominent attorneys, consultants, physicians and others who have expertise and perspective on the issues affecting those who practice in this exciting area of law. Learn about the updates in case law and statutes that lawyers need to know to stay ahead of the competition. Topics include: communication with clients and jurors, examining witnesses, winning liability and damages arguments, law practice productivity, legal marketing strategies and others. Host Matthew Heimlich is an attorney at Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, with offices in Wheaton and Chicago, Illinois. Matt’s law practice is focused on the representation of injured victims and their families in nursing home negligence, motor vehicle collision, medical malpractice and other personal injury cases. Matt oversees legal matters from investigation through resolution. He strategically guides clients through the various issues that arise in litigation and has achieved successful outcomes through settlement, mediation, arbitration, and trial. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has obtained settlements and verdicts in the six and seven-figure range in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Matt began his career at a defense litigation firm in Chicago, where his practice focused on the defense of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Matt’s extensive experience in the nursing home and long-term care industry gives him a unique perspective and competitive advantage in his representation of injured victims. He is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Host John Risvold is a personal injury trial lawyer at The Collins Law Firm P.C., with offices in Naperville, Illinois. He has dedicated his career to fighting those responsible for injuring his clients. He focuses his practice on medical negligence, nursing home neglect, and catastrophic personal injury. He spends the majority of his practice helping victims of catastrophic injury obtain justice. As a trial lawyer, John works tirelessly to get the best outcome for his clients and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. He has tried cases to verdict in Illinois and handled cases throughout the country. Prior to joining The Collins Law Firm, John defended large multi-national corporations in multi-million dollar litigation, giving him a unique insight into how cases are handled by the companies and individuals responsible for catastrophic injury. John is active in several professional organizations that work to ensure his clients’ access to the courts remains intact, including the American Associate for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.Email us at ontrialpodcast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @OnTrialPodcast

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