In this episode, Josh begins by discussing how his legacy growing up in a family of prominent trial lawyers shaped his outlook on the role of a lawyer and his own personal journey to becoming a successful trial lawyer. Josh discusses what he learned from his father and grandfather, and what he needed to unlearn to find his own unique style. Josh describes how he struggled early in his career to find his own clear voice in the courtroom, to the point where he came close to changing directions in his career. Josh tells us about the case that served as a turning point--a case in which he discovered his authentic self in the courtroom and achieved an incredible result for a client in what was considered to be an unwinnable case.
Josh talks about how we as lawyers sometimes fail to predict how a case will play out in a courtroom, because a trial is a human drama "not played on paper." As a result, a case does not look good on paper can sometimes be very powerful in a courtroom, as Josh proved in this "turning point" case.
Josh then goes on to discuss the status of a high-profile case, in which he represents the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut against the Remington firearms company, manufacturer of the AR-15 weapon used by the shooter. Josh explains how he was able to avoid Federal immunity for firearms manufacturers by pleading the case under a Connecticut statute proscribing false and misleading advertising. Josh talks about the legal challenges he has been able to overcome in the lawsuit and the current status of this important, landmark, case.