Great Results Start with CogentEdge Attorneys
Lawsuits are driven by testimony. The Defendants we prepare testify in a strong, confident, truthful and thoughtful manner as a direct result of our process. Our methodology is designed to prepare Defendants, in a structured way, to succeed at deposition or when on the stand at trial. Cases are dismissed, summary judgments are granted, settlements are lower and more defense verdicts are awarded as a result of the Defendant’s testimony. When the Defendant does a great job of testifying, the value of the case is significantly reduced. Our process yields a bottom line dollar savings which can be tracked and statistically measured.
What Our Clients Say
"Just wanted to touch base and let you know plaintiff’s lawyer has done the right thing – he has agreed to dismiss the case."
"While I never really had put much stock in professional witness prep, these folks turned one of the worst witnesses ever into one of the best I have produced."
"The doctor is a different person than she was going into the first session."
“We received a defense verdict in one hour and thirty-six minutes because of the trial preparation you did with our client.”
"As a result of your witness preparation, we took our $500,000 offer to settle off the table and won at trial."
“Just wanted to let everyone know about a highest level recommendation for Mike Gross and CogentEdge witness prep. While I never really had put much stock in professional witness prep, these folks turned one of the worst witnesses ever into one of the best I have produced. I was there for all the prep and it was custom tailored to the cases. Their initial session was a full afternoon and then the following morning. Then they flew in for the final prep session right before the deposition on Tuesday.
The prep also helped me tremendously in learning how to better prep my clients who may not need full professional help.”
“Mark, your ability to show respect and maintain professionalism while having to gage lots of emotions and vulnerabilities is quite the balancing act – while wearing two hats especially! I am grateful, as was the doctor, that his carrier was willing to invest in such a wonderful service that at the end of the day enabled him to (1) sleep better during the week of his deposition; (2) think clearer as he continued his practice of medicine; (3) control his level of anxiety leading up to and on day of deposition and (4) ultimately perform at his deposition as the confident and competent physician that he is without coming across as the arrogant and insensitive doctor he was afraid would come out.
I was very impressed with how you were able to tap into his negative emotion within the first 10 minutes and how you effectively channeled that anger away from the family and the plaintiff’s lawyer. I also wanted you to know that the court reporter (who has been reporting for more than 25 years and covers nearly all med mal cases in town) came back to our office after packing up her equipment to tell the doctor what a wonderful job he had done. She paid him some high compliments regarding his testimony and the manner in which he gave the deposition. She also threw in her two cents that the case didn’t sound like it was worth much based on what she had just heard – which I told the doctor was by far the highest compliment he could receive because if she was on our jury, he won her over. Our goal going in to Friday was for the doctor to be able to “tell his story” and to be able to deliver it in a way that the jury would want to listen and believe him, while remaining sensitive to the bad outcome. Mission accomplished.”
“If you’re not yet aware, I wanted you to know that we did get a no cause for the doctor late last week. I want to thank you for your assistance. The doctor did great on the stand, and came across as a very thoughtful physician! Your efforts and those of Sarah’s were a huge help, please pass this along to her, too.”
“Just wanted to touch base and let you know plaintiff’s lawyer has done the right thing – he has agreed to dismiss the case. The doctor’s deposition convinced him that his case had no merit. Thanks for your assistance in getting the doctor prepared to do such a great job at deposition.”
“I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you and thank you for the time and efforts put forth in me by helping me prepare for today. I have to admit, you are a tough trainer but I now understand why! I utilized my new tool box and trust me, had I not had this to rely on, I am confident that today would have been extremely stressful for me. While it was a taxing day and by no means a cake walk, I felt good about my ability to listen and answer the questions. It was also fun being able to head them off at the pass!”
“CogentEdge has been a critical part of our success in litigation and reducing exposure. Their Power Witness process has allowed our healthcare providers to consistently give clear, accurate, truthful and confident testimony in the adversarial and sometimes contentious setting of deposition or trial. In our first five years of partnering with CogentEdge, we have consistently seen a 10x plus return year after year on the upfront cost to properly prepare our litigants. However, the benefit for us is best measured in how CogentEdge has also advanced our core values. CogentEdge empowers our healthcare providers to show their medical skills, ability and integrity while testifying, which aligns with our core values of putting people first, making continuous improvement, remaining true to our integrity and ethics in all that we do, achieving industry-leading quality and professionalism, while achieving unequaled growth in our industry. Our providers are given the opportunity to present their truthful testimony which highlights the quality of care we provide to hospitals, communities and governmental agencies. We are pleased to recognize CogentEdge as a valuable and important partner in improving healthcare through focused and sincere dedication in their services. They clearly share our values and aid us in achieving our goals.”
“Monty, Last night we reached a settlement. Because we were able to negotiate from a position of strength, we were able to settle at an amount that we recommended a year and a half ago! Monty, your work with the doctor was invaluable. It allowed us to have that edge that helped provide the position of strength. Throughout the week, we referred to your teaching points as we prepared with the doctor. Just as you told me in our pre-meeting in my office, don’t judge based on the first hour, rather let the process play out. I am sold on the CogentEdge Process. I am confident that our paths will cross again, and I will be recommending you to my partners.”