I was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, and moved to Boise, Idaho when I was three years old. I lived in Boise until the end of third grade. I then moved to Las Vegas. I attended 8 different schools from 1st-12th grade. I played junior college baseball in California. I finished my bachelor's degree at UNLV. Just before I graduated, I married my high school sweetheart, Lou, and we have been happily married for 22 years. I attended UNLV Boyd School of Law and graduated in 2003. I started my own law firm, Sean K. Claggett & Associates, on January 1, 2005, with a single employee. My firm has changed names two times, the first was Claggett, Hays & Sykes and the second and final change was to its current name, Claggett & Sykes. Today our firm has over 55 employees which includes 22 lawyers. I love baseball and golf, and as I write this bio I am at St. Andrews enjoying day 1 of the 150th Open.
Sean and the Campbells (John and Alicia) have teamed up on some of the biggest plaintiff verdicts in the country. They follow a few simple rules.
Rule 1: Never guess. Big cases and big decisions shouldn't be made by guessing, or intuition, or informal input. Big data and scientifically designed studies provide accurate, precise information to shape causes.
Rule 2: Big data alone is not enough. You have to implement what you learn. And there are no shortcuts for that. It takes hard work, practice, and drilling the skills and sequences you'll use.
After years of working together, John and Sean and Alicia have written a book, Jury Ball, which will be released at this conference. Sean and John will explain their method of building cases, from start to finish, using a combination of detailed big data research and on-the-ground implementation and practice. They'll bring the method to life by sharing examples from their most successful cases together and participants will leave with concrete takeaways about how to make each case more valuable.