Litigation Z

Litigation Z: The Trial Advocacy Book for Generation Z


Litigation Z is the trial advocacy book for today’s students. Focusing on the unique characteristics of Generation Z – how they learn, what motivates them, and how they communicate, Litigation Z teaches oral trial skills to “digital natives” in a way they can best understand. Litigation Z tailors the intake and processing of information about trial advocacy skills, then helps today’s students apply the concepts to speaking in court through the lens of how they see and communicate with the world.

From an advocacy teacher’s standpoint, Litigation Z helps understand how to best communicate oral trial skills. After all, most advocacy teachers are NOT from GenZ! Litigation Z bridges that gap, and makes the advocacy teaching and learning process much more cohesive and effective.

Litigation Z is in development, and is expected to be published in 2020.

About Joe Bodiford

Joe Bodiford obtained his J.D. and LL.M. in Advocacy (with distinction) from the Stetson University College of Law.  As an adjunct professor at Stetson Law for ten years, he has taught Trial Advocacy in the J.D. program, and currently teaches Advanced Advocacy in the LL. M. in Advocacy program. Joe also teaches Florida Criminal Procedure, and has taught Legal Drafting at Stetson Law. He was also the Trial Team co-director and adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law, where he taught a semester-long class on Cross Examination. Joe has vast experience in training Generation Z students in the art of trial advocacy.

Joe is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, and is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He is a former Florida state prosecutor, and has been in private practice since 1999. 

Joe is the author of Cross Examination in a Nutshell (West Academic) and Florida Criminal Cases Notebook (James Publishing). He has authored the chapters “DUI Discovery and DUI Trial Advocacy” in Trends in DUI Discovery (Aspatore/West) and “White Collar Crimes” in Business Litigation in Florida (The Florida Bar/LEXIS), as well as many journal articles and op ed pieces. 

He has a Master’s in Music Performance, and is a semi-professional trumpet player.

Contact Joe:, or at 850-222-4529.