I Wish I'd Known

Vol. 40 No. 3


Trey Cox is a trial lawyer in Dallas with Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP. He is board certified as a trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Cox represents Fortune 500 corporations, entrepreneurs, and leading firms in a wide array of industries.

My dad, a practicing lawyer of 30-plus years, always told me, “Experience is a tough teacher: It gives the exam first and the lesson later.” I did not understand his advice until I found myself staring down the proverbial barrel of a gun—30 days out from my first trial in federal court in Dallas.

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