Resources For Trial Lawyers

At Henry + Dow we not only serve our clients but we serve the fellow member of the bar. Senior Partner Shane Henry speaks around country to bar associations helping attorneys to improve their trial skill.

Trial Resources Link

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Trial Lawyer

Graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2006 and immediately began trying cases. He tries all types of cases including criminal, domestic and civil. Both successes and failures in the court room over the past 13 years has seasoned him into an experienced trial attorney.


Shane has always been an avid reader most notably of trial skills and trial related books. He has attended multiple sessions of Roger Dodd’s trial skills clinics, completed trial institutes by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), and completed the basic and expert courses offered by the National Trial Academy in Houston Texas. He has attended and completed seminars and CLE’s across the nation on all topics of trial advocacy skills including: opening statements, closing arguments, cross examinations, direct examinations, evidence, working with expert witnesses, depositions and many others, including CLE’s by the Trial Lawyers College and by Trial Guides.


He has been recognized by his peers as being a member of Best Lawyers, being A.V. rated by Martindale Hubble, and most recently named as a Super Lawyer. Locally he has also been recognized by the Attorney of the Year by the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section in 2016.

Teaching and Writing

For the past several years Shane has taught trial advocacy skills all across the state of Oklahoma and also in Washington D.C. and Las Vegas. As an author he has had numerous articles published by the Oklahoma Bar Journal and the Tulsa Lawyer. He has written and presented multiple CLE presentation materials. Shane also has been quoted by national news outlets (CNN) regarding the issues of Family Law.


He is certified as a trial advocacy instructor by Stetson University College of Law and by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Texas.


He is co-founder with famed national trial lawyer Roger Dodd of law firm of Dodd & Henry which focuses on personal injury and criminal cases. He is also the senior partner of Henry+Dow which focuses on domestic cases.


1. Advanced Cross Examination

2. Trial Techniques

Trial Techniques: The Language of Trial.
This presentation covers the fundamental elements of Trial from Jury Selection through Closing Argument. Each phase of Trial is covered with discussion of the techniques pertaining to each. The goal is the development of a baseline knowledge of the techniques and skills essential to the successful presentation of a case. Topics covered will range from basic fundamentals through persuasion techniques. Speaking the Language of Trial allows connection with the fact finder during each phase of Trial.

3. Evidence at Trial

4. Opening Statements

Winning from the Beginning; Opening Statements.
This presentation covers Techniques, Tips and Trial hacks for successful Opening Statements. Discussion includes persuasive techniques, structure and body movement. The goal is for Trial Lawyers to create the framework during Opening Statement through which the fact finder will view the entire case. Making the best first impression possible leads to positive verdicts.

5. Closing Arguments

6. Witness Examination; Direct and Cross

7. Cross Examination of a Custody Expert


“Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to explain the jury selection process to me. I completed my first jury trial last week in front of [the Judge]. Your guidance truly helped me through the process! I even used your burden of proof analogy + caught an objection. Judge backed me up! Thank you!”

-Karrie Fields

“I love the way Shane Henry presented on the topic of Trial Skills. He didn’t rely on wordy slides to do the teaching for him. He engaged the audience with stories and conversations. Whether you are a judge, trial attorney, or just learning trial skills – his presentation was helpful for all. I would certainly recommend his training to others.”

– Julie Bushyhead