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Welcome to a book club experience like no other. Dive into a curated selection of books on trial law while sipping featured craft cocktails. We’ll identify key trial moments and how admirable lawyers won their cases. Cheers to becoming a better trial lawyer!

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ABOUT YOUR HOST

A formidable advocate with a reputation for astonishing verdicts, John Uustal works on some of the biggest and most important cases in the country. He specializes in cases that supposedly can’t be won, for families that can’t afford to lose. His work protects grievously injured people by holding massive corporations and insurance companies responsible for their misconduct.
When teaching a Trial School seminar, John was asked for a list of books with narratives of real and fictional lawyers handling difficult trial moments. This spurred the idea of Top Shelf Book Club, which launched during the pandemic. John is proud that the book club now has participants from across the country!

ABOUT TRIAL SCHOOL ​

Trial School is a private, confidential, and invitation-only organization that provides education and training for lawyers who represent people.
Trial School is different from all other trial advocacy programs in that it features a unique Mixed Method Advocacy or “MMA” approach.

Reviews

Hear what industry publications and thought leaders have to say about Trial School’s Top Shelf Book Club.
“This kind of reading
makes us both better
human beings and
better lawyers.”
SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE
“This was like a
master class for trial
lawyers. What a treat.”
TRISH COWART
“This isn’t at all what
I envisioned a lawyer
book club to be.
It’s very next-level.”
BEST LAWYERS
Top Shelf bypasses
“dry academic texts” in
favor of fun reads.
DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW

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