Facts about federal civil procedure expert, practice guide author, educator and video star Jim Wagstaffe

Facts about federal civil procedure expert, practice guide author, educator and video star Jim Wagstaffe

Sure, you may have heard that Lexis Advance® now provides exclusive access to The Wagstaffe Group® Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, a vital resource for civil litigators.

You may know that cutting-edge litigator and author James W. Wagstaffe breaks down complex procedural issues in that guide with timesaving tools and practical features, including more than 150 embedded videos providing rich, explanatory information that brings each chapter to life.

But have you heard the many sound reasons to put confidence in Wagstaffe’s written and video content? Here are just six:

  1. Wagstaffe is recognized nationally as the authority on federal civil procedure and is consulted frequently by judges, other law firms and clients.
  2. For the past 30 years, he has educated the judiciary as an instructor at the Federal Judicial Center’s annual “New Judges Workshop.”
  3. In 2011 Wagstaffe won the Federal Judicial Center’s Judge John R. Brown Award for Judicial Scholarship and Education.
  4. He is one of the most sought-after First Amendment/defamation lawyers in the country and has represented broadcasters, newspapers, magazines, celebrities, public officials and a host of others—as both plaintiff and defendant.
  5. Weekly current awareness updates to The Wagstaffe Group® Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial on Lexis Advance provide timely information on hot new cases and changes in the law.
  6. Wagstaffe is moderating Federal Bar Association panel discussions around the country focusing on “How to win a Case from a Judge’s Perspective.”

 Married for 35 years, Wagstaffe is father to four grown children. And a fun factoid: During law school, he had a cat named Pennoyer—named for Pennoyer v. Neff—the 1878 U.S. Supreme Court case on personal jurisdiction.

Soon you’ll have an opportunity to learn more. LexisNexis® team members will be interviewing Wagstaffe for a substantive article to be published in LexisNexis Information Professional Update.