John H. Dannecker, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, recently authored the article, “Virtual Jury Trials of Construction Disputes: The Necessary Union of Both Sides of the Brain,” for the Construction Executive’s Legal and Regulatory section.
In the article, John illustrates a conceivable legal scenario befalling a general contracting firm in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. As remote jury trials become more commonplace in today’s legal system, the article’s fictitious scenario shines a light on the realities of a trial being conducted with none of the parties – attorneys, judge, witnesses or jury – present in the same location. With invaluable insight provided by Shutts partners John Meagher and Jake Monk, John breaks down the necessity of utilizing both the left and right sides of the brain to effectively present a winning case in a remote jury trial. The article also highlights key aspects of a remote jury trial through a series of question-and-answer responses regarding the selection and participation of jurors, the presentation of evidence and jury deliberations.
To read the article in Construction Executive, click here.
About John H. Dannecker
John H. Dannecker is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the firm's Construction Law Practice Group. John, a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law attorney, has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of complex, large dollar construction projects and related disputes. John’s extensive trial experience, drafting and negotiating skills enable him to help clients avoid disputes and facilitate early resolution once disputes arise. In addition to his construction practice, John has litigated numerous commercial business disputes, including troubled mergers and acquisitions, accounting malpractice, disadvantaged business enterprises, non-compete agreements, and theft of trade secrets.