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Winning at Deposition

ASUCCESSFUL DEPOSITION is the most important weapon you have to win your case. How can you be sure you’ll get it every time? Learn from the skillful techniques—and memorable failures—that occurred at the most famous depositions of all time: President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and O.J. Simpson. This award-winning deposition book has it all, clearly explained in an easy-to-understand format.

Winning at Deposition is the only book on depositions that analyzes transcripts and videos of actual depositions. Learn how to take a deposition, how to defend a deposition, how to take the deposition of an expert witness, plus many more innovative tips.

  • The ins and outs of how to take a deposition—for beginners and experienced lawyers
  • Innovative advice on how to prepare a witness for a deposition
  • Why much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong
  • How to beat an expert witness at deposition every time
  • New strategies that guarantee success with argumentative lawyers & lying witnesses

Clinton Grand Jury Part 1

This is one of many depositions discussed in Winning at Deposition. Clinton explains that he understood the oath at his deposition required him to tell the truth.


Winning at Deposition is a cutting-edge litigation masterpiece.

Jean Hoefer Toal - Chief Judge, Supreme Court of South Carolina

No matter how many depositions you have taken or defended, or how good you think you are, Shane Read’s Winning at Deposition is a must read. It is the most informative and entertaining ‘how to do it’ book for trial lawyers I can ever remember reading.

Robert G. Begam - Past President, Association of Trial Lawyers of America(ATLA)

Winning at Deposition is an engaging read that expertly conveys both technical and practical information about the science and art of depositions in an entertaining and easy to navigate format.

The Oklahoma Bar Journal

Few other how-to books that I’ve seen pack as much punch as this one.

The Wisconsin Lawyer

In every respect, D. Shane Read’s book skillfully summarizes the art and science of taking depositions.

The Colorado Lawyer

The book is a triumph . . . . [I]t makes for gripping reading, made all the better by Read’s focus on the missteps of the famous lawyers and litigants he studies.

The Vermont Bar Journal

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About The Author

Shane Read

Shane Read is a bestselling and multiple award-winning author. His textbook Winning at Deposition won the highest honor available for a legal publication: the Association of Continuing Legal Education’s top honor for professional excellence. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

He is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University’s School of Law, a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and teaches lawyers throughout the United States.

He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Texas School of Law. He began his career at Akin Gump in 1989 and worked at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, D.C. from 1992-1998. Since 1999, he has practiced civil law in Dallas, TX where he resides with his wife and three children.