Cokinos | Young Trial Advocacy Program

At Cokinos | Young, providing training to our attorneys that equips them with the level of trial advocacy skills required to champion our client’s cases is our highest priority.

This year, Cokinos | Young launched a formal Trial Advocacy Program—a comprehensive, 3-week training program followed by a mock trial focusing on trial advocacy and excellence in the courtroom. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, and this training program provides our associates with the hands-on experience they need to excel not just as litigators, but as true trial lawyers. The Cokinos | Young Trial Advocacy Program was designed by principals of the firm with decades of trial experience, who along with our professional development team bring decades of trial experience into the training room for our lawyers. Each week of the program, our partners lead a series of extensive workshops covering the major aspects of trial, culminating in a live mock trial exercise ranging from jury selection to closing arguments.

The firm’s Houston office is equipped with a fully functional and adaptive mock trial room complete with a judge’s bench, jury box and state-of-the-art technology, so practicing in the office replicates being in a real courtroom. 

“Our principals and leadership team fully embrace this objective, investing countless hours to make sure our Trial Advocacy Program is exceptional, and I am very proud of this powerful training tool we are able to offer to our lawyers. On top of teaching practical, real-world trial experience, the program further enhances the collective culture of excellence we pride ourselves on at Cokinos | Young. I am blown away by the mentorship between our lawyers, the dedication of our professional development team and the successful execution of our Trial Advocacy Program. Success only comes before work in the dictionary, and we get that. We look forward to continuing to build on this tradition of education and practical learning to provide our clients with the highest level of trial advocacy and representation for years to come.” –Gregory M. Cokinos President & CEO

“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to participate in the Trial Advocacy Program. Between the training sessions, mentorship, and mock trial, the Cokinos | Young Trial Advocacy Program helps prepare young associates for practical, real-world situations. Participating in this program was a valuable experience, and I am excited to see how the Trial Advocacy Program grows and develops in the future.” –M. Jake Peters Attorney

About Cokinos | Young 

Cokinos | Young has led Texas construction and real estate law for over three decades. And today, our 100+ dedicated professionals operate coast to coast and proudly handle all aspects of construction law for owner/developers, project managers, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, sureties, and lenders. We provide both dispute resolution and transactional services to clients through all phases of commercial, industrial, pipeline, offshore, civil, and residential construction. Our reputation was built on relentless commitment to client service and the industries we serve, and that remains our primary driver. Dedicated. Resilient. Expertise. That’s Cokinos | Young. Learn more at

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