Chad Moore Wins Hybrid Virtual Trial Following COVID-19 Protocols

Chad Moore, a partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, secured a unanimous jury verdict on behalf of a mental health professional in a personal injury case involving claims of permanent injuries.

The hybrid virtual trial, one of the first of its kind, was held in Gloucester County. Per recent COVID-19 protocols, juror selection was conducted virtually. Once selected, only those jurors were brought into the Courtroom to hear the case in person. The courtroom was equipped with mobile plexiglass. Since capacity was limited, jurors were socially distanced in the public gallery. Masks were mandated at the discretion of the Judge. Despite the restrictions and alternate set up, Chad was able to effectively present the case using a variety of trial presentation software, including TrialPad, Keynote and Zoom. Plaintiff, a professional doctor, claimed permanent injuries to multiple areas of her spine. Ultimately, the jury unanimously found in favor of Chad’s client.

If you have questions about virtual and hybrid trials or would like to contact Chad for representation or consultation, feel free to email him at cmoore@hoaglandlongo.com.