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What's Your Favorite Legal Movie? Part III

Posted by Dev Sethi | May 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

To recap --

Dev Sethi -- Murder on a Sunday Morning

Matt Schmidt -- 12 Angry Men

Today, Jim Campbell weighs in with his thoughts:

My favorite law movie is Twelve Angry Men.

It shows us the deliberations of 12 men deciding the fate of a young man accused of robbery and murder. It takes place almost entirely in a hot, pressure cooker of a jury room in New York City in the summer, which acts as a metaphor for the action in the movie. The wonder of the movie is how moves through the deliberation process of a jury. At first, the members are near unanimous in their fervent belief in the young man's guilt. One man, Henry Fonda, holds out and despite fervent protest, requires that the others talk about the case. In this process, the juror's backgrounds, lives, and prejudices come to the forefront. In the end, the jury builds a consensus of not guilty, and the lone holdout, actor Lee Cobb, dramatically breaks down and reveals that his belief is based only on prejudice and his own childhood experiences.

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Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.

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