Hull Barrett PC attorney and partner Neal Dickert co-authored a chapter in “Trying Your First Case: A Practitioner’s Guide.”


Available Aug. 1, 2014, “Trying Your First Case gives lawyers both young and experienced, a ‘playbook’ to use in preparing a case for trial.” Co-authored by Dickert, Chapter 8 focuses on “issues relating to the choice of the witnesses to use, meeting and preparing the witness, preparation and use of a trial notebook, organization of the direct examination of the witnesses, use of documentary evidence, and handling the difficult witness.”


Dickert began practicing law in 1974. From 1997-2007, he served as a Superior Court Judge for the Augusta circuit and returned to practice with Hull Barrett in 2008. Practicing in the areas of general, civil and commercial litigation; mediation and arbitration; and appeals practice, Dickert is a frequent lecturer on trial practices, ethics, evidentiary issues and testimony. He also wrote the Georgia Handbook on Foundations and Objections. Dickert has successfully mediated more than 300 cases including personal injury, product liability, premises liability, contractual disputes, business dissolution, medical malpractice, employment litigation and divorce. Dickert is the only Georgia-based lawyer to contribute to the “how-to” guide to presenting a case at trial.


Dickert co-authors how-to attorney guide