How to Win a Jury's Heart: Expert Advice on Wooing a Boxful of Skeptics, JD Jungle, at 29

05.01.2001

Lawyers should not dress too down for the courtroom, says Malcolm Wheeler, a Denver-based defense attorney and an expert in jury decision-making.  "If you normally wear $3,000 suits and you put on something from Sears, you’ll subconsciously feel like a fraud," says Wheeler.  "And the last word you want a jury to tag you with is 'fraud.'"