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Cohen and Wolf’s Stewart Edelstein Authors New ABA Book: How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer

  • FEBRUARY 21, 2013 -- Cohen and Wolf attorney Stewart Edelstein is the author of a new book published by the American Bar Association (ABA), How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer.

    Advance reviews praise this book as “a wonderful compendium of essentially every aspect of the civil litigation process and then some, told with humor and erudition” that “should be on the desk – not on the bookshelf – of every attorney who is or aspires to be a successful civil litigator and trial lawyer.” It is a book “destined to become the essential handbook for litigators, experienced and novice alike.”

    How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer encompasses all the tools a trial lawyer needs in and out of the courtroom: dealing with clients, opposing counsel, witnesses, judges and jurors; drafting emails, letters, memos, motions, and briefs; drafting pleadings; learning all about the opposing party’s case; succeeding in mediation, arbitration, and litigation; marketing a litigation practice; handling ethical issues; and dealing with stress.

    At Yale Law School, Stewart Edelstein has taught civil litigation skills for twenty years, while chairing the Litigation Group at his firm, Cohen and Wolf, P.C., where he has been a commercial trial lawyer for forty years, mediating, arbitrating, and litigating cases.  He has been a faculty member in various programs presented by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and ALI-ABA (now ALI-CLE), and frequently presents seminars to bar association groups.  He is on the Neutral Panel of the American Arbitration Association, and has served as a Settlement Special Master in federal court and Counsel to the Federal Grievance Committee. 

    He is a graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell Law School, where he was on the moot court team. At Stanford Law School, he completed the Advanced Course in Trial Advocacy and, at Harvard Law School, he completed the Teacher Training Program, both under the auspices of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

    How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer is available for purchase online at

    About the ABA

    With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.


    About Cohen and Wolf

    Cohen and Wolf celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011. The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to 50 attorneys with offices in Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at


Cohen and Wolf’s Stewart Edelstein Authors New ABA Book: How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer

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