Mr. Latimer recently won a defense verdict in a complicated carbon monoxide exposure case, in which plaintiff alleged brain injury, which was venued in a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction. He assumed the role of lead defense counsel only two weeks before the trial date, and devoted the utmost attention to its handling through to verdict. His expertise and professionalism were convincingly apparent to a judge who had issued a number of prior rulings in plaintiff's favor. HIs attention to detail during voir dire resulted in a favorable jury composition. He developed trial graphics that captured the jurors' attention and effectively underscored his defense themes. His trial plan and coordination resulted in a most efficient and strategic use of co-counsel during the course of the trial. He earned the respect of the judge, the court staff, his defense team, and his clients. He maintained a calm and professional relationship with an extemely aggressive and provocative opposing counsel. His demeanor with his client was calming and informative. I have also worked with Mr. Latimer on another chemical exposure matter, in which his effective defense secured a dismissal of the complaint for his client. In that matter as well, he coordinated in a patient and informative manner with his client, securing the client's trust and respect.. I highly recommend Mr. Latimer without hesitation.