Trial Team final four puts on full trial at exhibition

Published: October 24th, 2011

Category: Awards, News Briefs, Students

At the Final Four Exhibition Trial on Oct. 14, the top four competitors from the intramural try-out competition put on a full trial based on the a criminal murder and robbery trial, State of Lone Start vs. Robert Duffie.

Benjamin Baird and Zachary Jellson represented the state, and Stephanie Koffler and Katie Thomason represented the defendant, who was played by new Trial Team member Andrick Lewis. The other witnesses for the trial were played by new members Josh Wertheim, Lauren Lewis and Brandon Meadows.

The sponsoring law firm of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell rendered a verdict for the defense.

Based on the scores of the sponsoring law firm and the presiding judge, Judge Jonathan Gerber, the awards were determined: Katie Thomason and Stephanie Koffler were awarded Best Team and Katie Thomason was awarded Best Advocate.

Last week, the Trial Team sent 3Ls Alyssa Lunin, Gillian Sykes, Ashlie Tarpley and Tiana Beaudouin to the Peter James Johnson ’49 National Civil Rights Trial Competition at St. Johns University for a national trial competition.

Results were not available at time of publication.