Name: Ambrose, DanielLaw Firm: Trojan Horse
Brief Bio:Daniel Ambrose started out in Detroit, Michigan as a criminal defense lawyer. Dan has attended programs such as the National Criminal Defense College, Western Trial Advocacy Institute and Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College, tried over 150 jury trials, and has studied trial advocacy for 20 years. Dan is known for his exceptional skills advocating for his clients. Through 20 years of practice, he has found a unique method to help trial lawyers efficiently master their skills. THE METHOD, was developed by meeting weekly with five trial lawyers over an eighteen month period. They presented, video recorded, and discussed their strengths and weaknesses. Dan currently lives in Los Angeles, California and now focuses on civil trial work, consulting, trial coaching and teaching.
Appears in:Daniel Ambrose – Witness Preparation – 04/09/20 Daniel Ambrose – Voir Dire – Criminal Defense (Part 1) – 05/05/20 Daniel Ambrose – Voir Dire – Criminal Defense (Part 2) – 05/12/20 Daniel Ambrose – Cross Exam – Criminal Defense – 05/19/20 Dan Ambrose – Prepping Your Plaintiff for Depo & Trial 8/28/20 Dan Ambrose & Orlando De Castroverde – Mastering Presentation Skills – 11/10/20 Dan Ambrose (Justin Kahn, David Ball & Roger Dodd) - Apartment 4801 Practice Group - 12/14/20 Justin Kahn & Dan Ambrose - 2020 Year in Review - 12/23/20
Name: Baez, NelsonLaw Firm: Smith, Ball and Baez Injury Lawyers
Brief Bio:Nelson E. Báez is a Spanish-speaking attorney who focuses his practice on helping victims injured in car, bicycle, motorcycle and trucking accidents as well as wrongful death and premises liability cases. Nelson has been presenting cases to Palm Beach County juries since 2009. Before representing injured victims in negligence cases, Nelson was a prosecutor at the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office. As a prosecutor, Nelson obtained guilty verdicts against defendants charged with DUI Manslaughter, Home Invasion Robbery with a Firearm, and Attempted First Degree Murder, amongst many other crimes. As a personal injury lawyer Nelson has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients Since 2018, Nelson has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Additionally, Nelson has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 under 40 since 2016. As a prosecutor, Nelson was recognized in 2012 with the Distinguished Service Award for Prosecution from the Traffic Safety Committee of Palm Beach and 2011 as County Court Prosecutor of the Year.
Appears in:Nelson Baez, Jason McIntosh & Matt Nakajima - $460,000 Verdict for Trip and Fall at Family Dollar – 05/04/21
Name: Ball, DavidLaw Firm: Malekpour & Ball Litigation Strategy
Brief Bio:David Ball, who wrote trial advocacy’s best-selling strategy book – David Ball on Damages — is a litigation researcher and strategist with North Carolina’s Malekpour & Ball Consulting. He is the nation’s most influential jury consultant, communications expert, and advocacy teacher. His training is in science, engineering, and small-group communications, and he is a 30-year veteran of the professional theater. Dr. Ball and his partner, lawyer/consultant Artemis Malekpour, consult on civil and criminal cases across the country. They are routinely credited with turning the most difficult cases into significant victories. They are the nation’s only trial consultants qualified to safely and comprehensively guide attorneys with Reptilian, David Ball on Damages, and David Ball on Criminal Defense methods and strategy. Their hundreds of brainstorming sessions – “WorkDays” – have become the gold standard for case-strategy development. Dr. Ball has taught law students at North Carolina, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Roger.
Appears in:Sean Claggett & David Ball – Debunking Nuclear Verdicts (Part 1) – 06/17/20 Sean Claggett & David Ball – Nuclear Verdicts (Part 2) -07/15/20 David Ball & Richard Jaffe- Criminal Defense – 9/14/20 Dan Ambrose (Justin Kahn, David Ball & Roger Dodd) - Apartment 4801 Practice Group - 12/14/20
Name: Basile, JudeLaw Firm: Basile Law Firm
Brief Bio:Jude first began practicing law in 1982. He has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year four times, and Outstanding Trial Lawyer nine times by various trial lawyer organizations. He is the only lawyer between Los Angeles and San Francisco to be part of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, a national invitation-only organization that includes only the 100 top plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States. Jude currently volunteers as the president of the Trial Lawyers College, helping lawyers improve their courtroom skills. Recently, he was selected as one of the nation’s Top Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association in 2010, 2008 and 2004. He was also recognized in seven individual cases by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for obtaining significant case results, and on one case was recognized for obtaining the largest verdict against law enforcement in San Diego County history.
Appears in:Jeremiah Lowe, Gavin Long & Jude Basile – Wrongful Death/Suicide – 9/24/20
Name: Bell, LloydLaw Firm: Bell Law Firm
Brief Bio:With more than 25 years of legal experience, Lloyd Bell has built a sterling courtroom record and recovered millions of dollars for medical malpractice victims. A veteran of the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Bell founded his own law firm in 1999 and is consistently recognized as one of the top attorneys in his field. Over the past five years, Bell won more seven- and eight-figure verdicts for his clients in medical malpractice cases than any other attorney in the state of Georgia, including a $15 million verdict against a large Atlanta hospital group in 2016 and a record-breaking $26 million verdict against a Columbus hospital in 2017. Bell is a member of the Melvin M. Belli Society, a group of distinguished trial lawyers dedicated to the principles of education. Bell is also board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in the field of medical malpractice
Appears in:Lloyd Bell & Roger Dodd – Cross Examination of Doctor – 06/16/20 Lloyd Bell – Medical Malpractice – Intake Timeline – 07/16/20 Lloyd Bell – Opening Statement – MedMal Lloyd Bell – Med Mal School – The Pleading – 07/31/20 Lloyd Bell – Crushing the Defense Medical Expert Med Mal School – 08/14/20 Lloyd Bell- Using TrialPad in Zoom Depos, Making Them Come to Life – 09/11/20 Brendan Lupetin, Lloyd Bell & John Campbell - $10.8 Million – No Offer Medmal Verdict During the Pandemic –04/28/21
Name: Berry, JohnLaw Firm: Berry Law Firm
Brief Bio:John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. Not only has he led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, but he has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. John attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (1993-1997) and Creighton University School of Law. John is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004), Trial Lawyers College and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy. John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2012-2019). John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense, trial skills, and veterans disability appeals.
Appears in:Mallory Hughes & John Berry – Sex Assault Case Strategy – 11/09/20
Name: Block, RickLaw Firm: Morgan & Morgan
Brief Bio:Eric “Rick” Block is an accomplished personal injury attorney and longtime Jacksonville, Florida, resident. Mr. Block is a graduate of the Nova University Center for the Study of Law in Fort Lauderdale, earning his Juris Doctorate and starting off a career advocating for those injured by the negligence of others. He’s won 202 jury verdicts in his more than two decades advocating for the people — many of those victories worth a million dollars or more. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan in 2017, Mr. Block owned and operated his own successful law firm in Jacksonville, representing clients in automobile, truck, and bicycle accidents, in addition to those who suffered brain and spinal cord injuries. Mr. Block is a founding member of the Jacksonville Justice Association, a non-profit organization that provides plaintiffs’ attorneys with education and resources to enhance their trial practice. He has served as one of the organization’s early presidents and board of directors.
Appears in:Rick Block – Spine School – 06/04/20
Name: Blue, LisaLaw Firm: Baron and Blue
Brief Bio:Lisa Blue has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America, one of the Top 50 Women Litigators in the U.S. by National Law. She served as president of the American Association for Justice from 2014-2015 and was inducted into the National Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame In 2015. Blue received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and two master’s degrees from the University of Virginia in Counseling Psychology. After a brief teaching career, she returned to school and earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from North Texas State University and a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law. After completing law school, Blue joined the Dallas County District Attorney’s office where she prosecuted more than 125 cases to verdict and later advanced to the DA’s Organized Crime Division. In 1985, she moved to the law firm Baron & Budd where she specialized in environmental and toxic tort law. Lisa and her husband, Fred Baron, supervised 800+ employees and managed all financial aspects at Baron & Budd, the largest environmental law firm in the United States.
Appears in:Lisa Blue & Rachel Lanier – Talc Closing – 05/19/20
Black, Margaret BattersbyLaw Firm: Levin & Perconti Attorney at Law
Brief Bio:Margaret Battersby Black is an award-winning attorney who has played a key role in a number of nursing home and medical malpractice cases at Levin & Perconti. Her commitment to her practice has achieved noteworthy results for clients in all types of personal injury, nursing home and malpractice matters. In 2015 Margaret was honored by Chicago-Kent Law School as Outstanding Young Alumna of the year. This award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to the law school and the legal community. Margaret is well known for her work on behalf of individuals and families in lawsuits involving nursing home abuse and negligence. She has secured many notable high six and seven-figure settlements in cases involving falls, pressure sores and medication errors. Margaret is active in the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, the American Constitution Society, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. She regularly judges law school moot court competitions and hosts students in externships.
Appears in:Margaret Battersby Black, Mike Bonamarte & Eric Oliver - $4,200,000 Elder Abuse Verdict – 01/26/21
Bonamarte, MikeLaw Firm: Levin & Perconti Attorney at Law
Brief Bio:Mike is well-respected by his clients, colleagues and opponents alike for his passionate and diligent advocacy on behalf of victims of wrongful conduct. He has achieved great results in numerous complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. Along with his casework, Mike enthusiastically shares his knowledge and experience by speaking regularly to colleagues and community organizations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mike has given speeches on nursing home litigation as well as deposition strategies. He has also made presentations on nursing home abuse to Chicago-area senior organizations and Illinois aging professionals. In September 2010, Michael was honored as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch,” and he was also named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Mike was honored with an award for Trial Lawyer Excellence for the Highest Reported Illinois Verdict in a Nursing Home Malpractice case.
Appears in:Steven Levin Mike Bonamarte - Elder Abuse Trial – 01/12/21
Name: Brady, SteveLaw Firm: Brady Law Group
Brief Bio:Beginning in 1988, Mr. Brady has exclusively represented individuals and their families in civil matters against insurance companies and corporations who put profits before safety and just compensation. He has tried 90 cases to verdict and has been a finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Mr. Brady graduated from Northwestern University with honors in Philosophy, obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School and was admitted to the California Bar in 1984. He spent the first three years of his practice with Fonda & Garrard in Los Angeles and then became a partner at Milliken, Stanley & Brady. Mr. Brady moved with his family to the Bay Area in 1994 where he became a partner at Katz, Bierer & Brady. He founded the Brady Law Group in 1998.
Appears in:Steve Brady & Tom D’Amore – Turning a $200K “Final Offer” into a $27M Unanimous Verdict – Wrongful Death – 11/11/20
Name: Breiter, BrianLaw Firm: Law Offices of Brian Breiter
Brief Bio:Mr. Breiter was nominated for trial lawyer of the year for 2019 by CAALA (Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles) for his numerous verdicts over the past year. He is a Lifetime Fellow of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) and has been named to National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Mr. Breiter has been named 9 consecutive years by Southern California and South Florida SuperLawyers. Brian Breiter is a civil trial lawyer practicing since 1995 in the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. Brian is also an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine Law School where he teaches “Improvisational Mediation” to fellow lawyers, mediators and judges. He also recently taught at the University of Calgary School of Law. The office concentrates on wrongful death, brain injury, serious orthopedic injuries, automobile accidents, motorcycle crashes, trucking accidents, dog bites, and slip and fall cases in both California and Florida.
Appears in:Brian Breiter, Alan Saler & Craig Silver – Winning in Mediation – 11/12/20 Brian Breiter & Jeff Twomey – Maximizing Non-Economic Damages in Admitted Liability Trials – 9/17/20 Brian Breiter & Chance Pardon- Turning a $50,000 offer into a $1,200,000 soft-tissue verdict – 08/27/20 Brian Breiter & Joseph Limbaugh – Improv for Trial – 10/22/20 Alan Saler, Craig Silver & Brian Breiter - Winning in Mediation Part 2 – 03/11/21
Name: Broussard, AaronLaw Firm: Broussard + Williamson
Brief Bio:Aaron is a life-long resident of Sulphur, Louisiana. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 1998 and graduated from McNeese four years later. He attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans and began practicing law at the age of 25. In law school, Aaron was a lead member of Tulane’s National Moot Court Trial Team. He was also selected for Tulane’s Law Clinic which allows senior students to represent real clients while still in school. Aaron dedicated his law clinic experience to assisting victims of domestic violence in New Orleans. He also graduated with a Certificate of Specialization in Maritime Law. Aaron is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and also the Louisiana Bar Association. At this point, the majority of Aaron’s practice is dedicated to helping victims of serious automobile accidents, 18 wheeler crashes, and slip and falls.
Appears in:Aaron Broussard – Maximizing Recoveries in Wrongful Death Cases by Destroying all of Their Defenses – 10/06/20
Camerlengo, JoeLaw Firm: The Truck Accident Law Firm
Brief Bio:An extremely hardworking and passionate advocate for our clients, Joe Camerlengo specializes in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims caused by tractor trailer and commercial motor vehicle crashes. Joe is board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates in Truck Accident Law. Joe lectures other attorneys on handling tractor trailer crashes all over the country and has served as faculty at the AAJ Truck Litigation College. Joe has achieved a preeminent AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and has been repeatedly voted by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyer. Joe remains actively involved in the leading trucking litigation attorney organizations. He is the Vice President and a Board Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys; the Membership Chair and a Board Member of the American Association for Justice Interstate Truck Litigation Group; a board member of the National Board of Trucking Trial Advocates; and Co-Chair of the Florida Justice Association’s Trucking Litigation Group.
Appears in:Joe Camerlengo and Joe Fried - $11.6 Million Neck Fusion Car Wreck Trial – 01/15/21
Name: Campbell, JohnLaw Firm: Campbell Law LLC
Brief Bio:John is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer. He is rated AV Preeminent on Martindale Hubbell, is regularly recognized by Best Lawyers, and has been recognized by Super Lawyer every year since 2009. To date, John has served as lead counsel in cases that resulted in total recoveries of over $350 million and has handled cases throughout the country. He has also handled appeals in the United States Supreme Court and the Tenth, Eighth, Second, and Fourth Circuits. Beyond his work as a trial and appellate lawyer, John is deeply involved in the advancement of how the law works and how lawyers do their jobs. John holds a full-time post as an Associate Professor of the Practice of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he is co-director of the Denver Empirical Justice Institute. John also regularly publishes full length articles in law reviews relating to tort law and jury behavior. Along with Alicia Campbell, John also runs Empirical Jury, a nationally known jury consulting group that uses online platforms, statistics, and lessons from big data to change the way attorneys prepare for trials.
Appears in:Christian Morris, Sean Claggett & John Campbell - $29,500,000 Verdict Last Week in Vegas – 04/16/21 John Campbell, Robert Gellatly & Michael Ponder - Juryball – How Big Data and Statistics Are Changing What Trial Lawyer’s Do – 04/20/21 Brendan Lupetin, Lloyd Bell & John Campbell - $10.8 Million – No Offer Medmal Verdict During the Pandemic – 04/28/21
Name: Castroverde, Orlando DeLaw Firm: De Castroverde
Brief Bio:Orlando De Castroverde has more than 20 years of experience practicing in the areas of Las Vegas personal injury and criminal defense. A partner at De Castroverde Law Group, which he founded with his brother Alex in 2005, Orlando is both a skilled trial lawyer and an experienced counselor. He oversees the firm’s attorneys and staff, and over the last five years, has helped the firm grow from three attorneys to 14, with more than 70 support staff. Orlando attended Cuesta Junior College and in 1997 received his undergraduate degree from California State-Fullerton. While at Cuesta, Orlando wrestled, and was a Junior College All-American and later a two-time NCAA Division I qualifier at California State-Fullerton. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi in 2000, graduating Magna Cum Laude. At the University of Mississippi, Orlando earned the America Juris Prudence Award in three of his courses. He also obtained the highest MBE score in the state of Nevada for the Nevada State Bar Exam in 2000.
Appears in:Sean Claggett & Orlando deCastroverde - Voir Dire - Auto v Ped (Part 1) - 04/28/20 Sean Claggett & Orlando De Castroverde - Voir Dire Auto v Ped (Part 2) - 05/13/20 Dan Ambrose & Orlando De Castroverde - Mastering Presentation Skills - 11/10/20 Orlando de Castroverde, Michael Matzke & Brandonn Grossman - Rear-end car crash resulting in low back pain to 21 year-old female resulting in 45k verdict - 04/15/21
Name: Chopra, SoniaLaw Firm: Athea Trial Lawyers
Brief Bio:Sonia has 20 years of experience in high profile trials and has been part of trial teams that achieved some of the highest verdicts in California and in Las Vegas, including for Brian Panish, Mark Robinson, and other prominent trial lawyers whose verdicts with her include: $2 billion against Monsanto, $417 million against Johnson & Johnson, and $160.5 million in Las Vegas for a traumatic brain injury.
Appears in:Brian Panish, Tom Schultz, John Shaller, Matthew Stumpf, and jury consultant Sonia Chopra - Focus Group Research that led to $23.7 Million Bench Trial Award – 03/12/21
Name: Christensen, DavidLaw Firm: Christensen Law
Brief Bio:A native of California, Christensen has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from San Francisco State University. He obtained both his master’s degree and his law degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After first handling corporate legal matters, he became interested in personal injury law and worked at a large firm for about two decades before branching out on his own. Christensen has a top-notch reputation in Michigan when it comes to personal injury, auto accident, and brain injury cases. He holds an “AV Preeminent” rating from the respected legal network Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing him for the highest legal ability and ethical standards. He has been ranked as one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers” since 2012 and was named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2019 for representing plaintiffs in Detroit in personal injury litigation. In addition, Christensen was one of only 25 attorneys in 2012 to be named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He also has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Michigan and top 50 consumer lawyers in Michigan.
Appears in:David Christensen, Sarah Kime & Eric Olive - Truck v Auto – $17,800,000 Verdict in Detroit – 03/29/21
Name: Claggett, SeanLaw Firm: Claggett & Sykes Law Firm
Brief Bio:Sean Claggett is an established Las Vegas personal injury attorney and handles difficult cases across the country. Sean founded Claggett & Sykes Law Firm in 2005 and is the firm’s lead trial lawyer. In 2016, Sean had the fourth most influential verdict in the United States according to Courtroom View Network, stemming from a slip and fall at Lowe’s in which his client suffered a TBI after she slipped, fell, and knocked down a three-foot yellow warning cone. The verdict he won was in the amount of $16,430,000. In 2017, Sean was recognized by his fellow trial lawyers of the Nevada Justice Association as Nevada’s Trial Attorney of the Year. He spent several years as a dean and as a faculty member of one of the most prestigious trial colleges in the country.
Appears in:Sean Claggett – Cross Examination of Anesthesiologist Dr. Amos 04/03/20 Sean Claggett – Opening Statement – MedMal – Sales v. Summerlin Hospital – 04/03/20 Sean Claggett – Defense Opening Statement – MedMal Sean Claggett & Dorothy Clay Sims – Cross Exam – MedMal Sean Claggett – Closing Argument – MedMal – 04/07/20 Sean Claggett – Voir Dire – M.I.S.T. (Part 1) – 04/20/20 Sean Claggett – Voir Dire – M.I.S.T. (Part 2) – 04/27/20 Sean Claggett & Orlando deCastroverde – Voir Dire – Auto v Ped (Part 1) – 04/28/20 Sean Claggett – Closing Argument – Slip & Fall – 04/28/20 Sean Claggett & Orlando De Castroverde – Voir Dire Auto v Ped (Part 2) – 05/13/20 Sean Claggett & Jeanelly Moncada – Conducting Focus Groups – 05/15/20 Sean Claggett – Focus Group – Animations and Demonstrative – 05/29/20 Sean Claggett – Focus Group- Dental Malpractice – 06/05/20 Sean Claggett & David Ball – Debunking Nuclear Verdicts (Part 1) – 06/17/20 Sean Claggett – Focus Group – What Not To Do – 06/19/20 Sean Claggett & David Ball – Nuclear Verdicts (Part 2) -07/15/20 Sean Claggett & Rex Parris – Voir Dire Mastery – 08/12/20 Roger Dodd & Sean Claggett – Cross Examination – 08/18/20 Roger Dodd & Sean Claggett - Cross Examination – 11/18/20 Sean Claggett & Geordan Logan - Premises Liability School 12/03/20 Sean Claggett, Geordan Logan & Will Sykes - Premises Liability: Hardcore Discovery Practices – 12/18/20 Sean Claggett, Will Sykes & Geordan Logan - Premises Liability School Part 3 – 01/08/21 Dan Kramer, Teresa Johnson & Sean Claggett - $2.9M Non-Economic Construction Site Fall Verdict – 02/05/21 Josh Conaway, Nikko Harada & Sean Claggett - Defeating Defense Obstructive Discovery Tactics – 02/16/21 John Gomez, Sean Claggett & William Berman - Headache and Soft Tissue Case Resulting in $3.2 Million Verdict – 04/06/21 Christian Morris, Sean Claggett & John Campbell - $29,500,000 Verdict Last Week in Vegas – 04/16/21
Name: Connell, DerrickLaw Firm: Morgan & Morgan
Brief Bio:Derrick’s primary practice focuses on representing clients injured in serious automobile collisions, wrongful death, premises liability, general personal injury cases, and other forms of negligence. Over the years, Derrick has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Derrick helped his client prevail in a multi-week complex product liability trial against a major corporation. Derrick has secured excess verdicts in numerous motor vehicle collision trials. In addition to trial victories, Derrick has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for his deserving clients. Derrick has been named Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers for six straight years; named a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine— an annual publication that recognizes the top 2.5% of the state’s young lawyers; and given an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2018, he was selected as a Top Ranked Lawyer by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.
Appears in:Derrick Connell – Unremarkable MRI Findings in Spine Trail – 05/21/20
Name: Davidi, JonathanLaw Firm: Venable LLP
Brief Bio:Jonathan H. Davidi is an associate in Venable’s Commercial Litigation and Product Liability and Mass Torts Practices. He has been a member of multiple trial teams that fought complex disputes and has helped obtain various favorable rulings before trial. Jonathan graduated from UC Hastings, where he was a national champion in mock trial, and one of the nation’s top advocates. He graduated cum laude and was a member of the UC Hastings Honor Society. Experience: Defending a pharmaceutical company in numerous cases pending nationwide alleging injuries resulting from receipt of a vaccine; Defending a national car rental company against alleged products liability and general negligence claims; Defending a business owner against claims of breach of contract and partnership agreement.
Appears in:Nathan Werksman & Jon Davidi - Post Covid Dog Bite Trial – 12/11/20
Name: deRubertis, DavidLaw Firm: The deRubertis Law Firm
Brief Bio:David M. deRubertis is the founder and principal attorney at The deRubertis Law Firm in Studio City, California. During his more than decade long career, David has produced numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of one million dollars. He focuses his practice on employment discrimination and wrongful termination. A seasoned trial lawyer, David has successfully argued two landmark cases before the California Supreme Court. He has been repeatedly recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the state’s top 10 plaintiff employment law attorneys. David has served on the California Employment Lawyers Association executive board, as well as the State Bar’s labor and employment law board. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing education seminars and has published several professional journal articles.
Appears in:David deRubertis – Opening Statement – Wrongful Termination – 04/14/20 David deRubertis – Cross Exam – Wrongful Termination – 04/29/20 Dan Kramer & David deRubertis – Opening Statement – Disability Discrimination – 05/08/20 David deRubertis Chris Whelan – Employment School (Part 1) – 07/22/20 David deRubertis & Dan Kramer – Employment School (Part 2) – 08/06/20 David deRubertis – Cross Exam – Wrongful Termination – 04/23/20 David deRubertis – Closing Argument – Wrongful Termination – 04/30/20
Name: Dodd, RogerLaw Firm: Dodd & Kuendig
Brief Bio:A Board-Certified Specialist in both criminal and civil litigation for over 20 years, trial attorney and firm co-founder Roger Dodd has represented clients in legal matters since 1976. He has also been a lecturer, expert witness, and a teacher in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Russia, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and various Caribbean locations. The majority of his practice focuses on serious/catastrophic injuries, truck accidents, medical malpractice, aviation accidents, and wrongful death. Roger is a frequent guest and commentator on television programs, including Court TV, Good Morning America, and Geraldo at Large. He has co-authored the three editions of bestseller “Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques” and has created multiple resources for lawyers and students. He is one of a select group of attorneys to be included in the Super Lawyers® listings in multiple states.
Appears in:Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, Roger Dodd & Rex Parris – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Clemente Jones (Part 1) – 05/29/20 Roger Dodd, Matt Dodd & Patricia Kuendig – Constructive Cross for Depos & Trial – 06/01/20 Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, Roger Dodd & Rex Paris – Cross Examination – Physiatrist Dr Bradshaw – 06/05/20 Brian Panish, Rex Parris, Roger Dodd & Keith Mitnik – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Clemente Jones (Part 2) 06/19/2020 Lloyd Bell & Roger Dodd – Cross Examination of Doctor – 06/16/20 Roger Dodd & Spencer Lucas – Cross Examination – 06/26/20 Roger Dodd & Sean Claggett – Cross Examination – 08/18/20 Joseph Low and Roger Dodd Cross-Examining the Investigating Officer – 09/16/20 Roger Dodd & Sean Claggett - Cross Examination – 11/18/20 Roger Dodd, Rex Parris, and Khail Parris - Cross Examination of a Bariatric Expert and an Economist - 12/02/20 Dan Ambrose (Justin Kahn, David Ball & Roger Dodd) - Apartment 4801 Practice Group - 12/14/20 Keith Mitnik and Roger Dodd - Crossing the Defendant and Accident Recon – 01/13/21 Joe Fried & Roger Dodd -Cross Examination in Trucking Cases – 1/27/21 Roger J. Dodd, Patricia Kuendig & Justin S. Kahn - Deposition is Trial: Successful Cross-Examination, Preparation and Implementation – 02/10/21 Adam Slater & Roger Dodd – Cross Examination – 02/24/21 Roger Dodd, Patricia Kuendig, Steve Hohman, and Olivia Espinosa - Words Matter – 03/10/21 Brian Panish & Roger Dodd - Cross Examination of the Defendant – 03/24/21 Neil Rockind & Roger Dodd - Cross Examination of an Eyewitness in a Vehicular Homicide Case of a Trooper – 04/21/21
Name: Doyle, ConalLaw Firm: Doyle Law
Brief Bio:Conal Doyle is an award-winning trial lawyer who has received national recognition for his courtroom victories that have had broad reaching impact on society. He is one of the few attorneys in history to argue before the United States Supreme Court and obtain multiple seven and eight figure jury verdicts. Conal’s reputation as one of the finest trial attorneys in America was further cemented with two stunning back-to-back verdicts in Kern County, California, one of California’s most “conservative” jurisdictions. Conal was born without his right leg, and like many of his clients, has overcome great obstacles and endured daily struggles. These experiences provide him a unique insight into his clients’ challenges and help him guide his clients through difficult times. Conal is well known as an adv ocate for amputees in injury and bad faith insurance claims. His article, “Glimpsing the Future for an Amputee,” is used as a guide for litigating limb loss cases by attorneys across the country.
Appears in:Conal Doyle – Big Case Strategy – 06/03/20
Name: Dunn, BrianLaw Firm: Brian Dunn Law
Brief Bio:Brian Dunn is the Managing Partner and lead Civil Rights Attorney for The Cochran Firm California, the office founded by the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. For the past 25 years, Brian Dunn is one of very few attorneys that has focused the majority of his practice on civil rights cases, representing over 200 victims of police misconduct since 1995. As one of the most experienced working advocates for victims of police misconduct in the state of California, Mr. Dunn has a proven track record of results against government entities on the municipal, state, and federal levels, often in the most complex and misunderstood fact patterns surrounding officer involved shootings. Recently named among the Nations Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Appears in:Brian Dunn & Stephen King - Premises Liability Action Arising Out of Fatal Security Guard Shooting Resulting in $2 Million Verdict – 03/09/21
Faraj, HaythamLaw Firm: Law Offices of Haytham Faraj
Brief Bio:Haytham Faraj is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who specializes in civil rights, personal injury and criminal defense work. He represents clients in serious injury, civil rights and complex criminal cases in state and Federal courts. Mr. Faraj has represented clients in numerous complex cases that gained national and international notoriety. He has accumulated a remarkable record of successes that reflects his firm commitment to his clients and their interests. Mr. Faraj is licensed to practice in Illinois, California, Washington DC, Michigan and Iowa. He is also admitted to practice before numerous federal district and appellate courts. Mr. Faraj has developed a well-known and respected reputation as a winning, aggressive and relentless trial lawyer. He attributes his courtroom successes to his military training, discipline, and commitment to be better prepared, more skilled and more ready to engage in the legal combat that is trial practice than his opponents.
Appears in:Nick Rowley, Haytham Faraj, Lance Behringer & Dan Kramer - Turning a $15,000 Offer into a $13,000,000 Verdict in a Premises Trial – 02/22/21
Name: Feher, TomLaw Firm: Feher Law
Brief Bio:Thomas S. Feher, Esq. is a personal injury and product liability trial lawyer. Within the last year alone, he has obtained $40 million in verdicts. He has worked on hundreds of injury cases with a focus on spine, brain, and catastrophic injuries. Tom has tried over 40 cases to verdict and been honored with several awards for his work as a trial lawyer including, 2018 CAALA’s "Rising Star" award, 2017 OCTLA’s "Young Gun" award, and 2016 CAOC’s Street Fighter award. He regularly gives lectures, presentations, and workshops on trying cases throughout the country and on behalf of CAALA, OCTLA, and CASD. He is a board member of the Brain Society of California, Consumer Attorneys of California and the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity where he volunteers his time in the community. Tom is also a 2013 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College.
Appears in:Tom Feher & Dan Kramer - Overcoming the Improbable at Trial: $1.1 Million Verdict Where Plaintiff Rear Ended a Truck, Had Subsequent Injuries, Social Media Impeachment, and More! – 03/23/21
Name: Fell, BibiLaw Firm: Fell Law
Brief Bio:Bibi primarily practices in the areas of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. Bibi is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership is extended by invitation only to lawyers who have demonstrated extensive trial experience, civility and professionalism. Some of Bibi’s noteworthy results include a $105,000,000 verdict in a medical fraud case wherein she served as lead trial counsel, a $15,000,000 wage and hour class action settlement, and several more. Other lawyers want to learn from the best. Bibi devotes substantial time to teaching young lawyers and law students how to work up and try cases. She has taught at the University of San Diego, the ABOTA Trial College at Harvard Law School, directs the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Skills, co-chairs the Alliance of Women Trial Lawyers annual conference, and speaks at numerous trial advocacy conventions around the country.
Appears in:Bibi Fell & Zoe Littlepage- Virtual Arbitration- 09/9/20 Zoe Littlepage & Bibi Fell – Mastering Zoom Depos – 08/05/20Zoe Littlepage & Bibi Fell – Opening Statement – 05/22/20
Name: Fieger, GeoffLaw Firm: Fieger Law
Brief Bio:Geoffrey Fieger is one of the most successful trial lawyers in the country. He has published scholarly articles on the law and is constantly in demand as an expert for high-profile media trials. After three decades of practicing law, Fieger is best known for winning trials. He has won more multimillion-dollar awards than any other attorney in the country, including his very first trial. Some of his cases include the defense of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Jenny Jones Show; trial, and the defense of Nathaniel Abraham. Fieger has won record verdicts in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and South Carolina and many of his trials have generated national attention and set important legal precedents. Geoffrey has two degrees from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1974; M.A.,1976) and received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law-Michigan State University (J.D., 1979). He is a member of the Michigan and Florida Bar Associations.
Appears in:Geoff Fieger – Jenny Jones Trial – 08/25/20
Name: Fried, Joseph A.Law Firm: Fried Goldberg LLC
Brief Bio:Joe Fried is regarded as one of the top truck crash lawyers in the country today. His passion for what he does is palpable, and his reputation speaks for itself. In addition to being one of the top attorneys in the nation, Joe is a recognized highway safety advocate and educational leader, sharing his knowledge with other lawyers on how to maximize results in trucking litigation. He has litigated cases in more than 30 states with record results and has given over 300 presentations to lawyer, judge, and police audiences on trucking and trial-related topics. To help lawyers represent their client’s better against billion-dollar trucking giants, Joe co-authored with his partner, Michael Goldberg, Understanding Motor Carrier Claims. Now in its sixth edition, the book’s tactics have been used by thousands of lawyers throughout the U.S. To read Joe’s full bio visit https://www.friedgoldberg.com/the-firm/joseph-a-fried/
Appears in:Joe Fried – Speed Trial – Trucking Closing – 05/26/20 Joe Fried – Speed Trial – Trucking Opening – 05/20/20 Joe Fried & Jay Vaughn – Trucking School – 06/08/20 Joe Fried & Jay Vaughn – Trucking School (Part 2) – 06/15/20 Joe Fried & Roger Dodd -Cross Examination in Trucking Cases – 1/27/21 Joe Camerlengo and Joe Fried - $11.6 Million Neck Fusion Car Wreck Trial – 01/15/21
Name: Galipo, Dale K.Law Firm: Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Brief Bio:One of the most accomplished civil rights attorneys in the nation, Dale K. Galipo is the founder and principal of The Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, located in Woodland Hills, California. In 2002, Dale Galipo started to devote nearly all his attention to civil rights cases involving police misconduct. Most of his cases were excessive force cases, but he also handled jail cases, false arrest, denial of medical care and sexual misconduct cases. In 2004, Mr. Galipo started obtaining multi-million-dollar jury verdicts for victims of police misconduct and police abuse. In the last eight years, Mr. Galipo has prevailed in 51 Jury trials and obtained more than 90 seven-figure verdicts and settlements. With twelve published opinions in civil rights cases, Dale Galipo has been selected to the Southern California’s SuperLawyers list for the past eight years.
Appears in:Dale Galipo – Archibald v the County of San Bernadino (Part 1) – 06/23/20 Dale Galipo – Archibald v the County of San Bernadino (Part 2) – 06/30/20 Dale Galipo & Scott Defoe – Valenzuela v. The City of Anaheim – (Part 1) – 07/14/20 Dale Galipo Dr. Bennet Omalu – Valenzuela v. The City of Anaheim (Part 2)- 07/21/20 Dale Galipo – Schroeder v. City or Rialto – 07/28/20 Dale Galipo – Craig v. County of Orange – 08/04/20 Dale Galipo – Civil Rights School – Casillas v City of Fresno – 08/19/20 Dale Galipo – Civil Rights School – Casillas v City of Fresno Part 2 – 8/26/20
Name: George, Victor L.Law Firm: The Law Offices of Victor L. George
Brief Bio:Victor L. George won the 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA) and has been nominated for that TLOY honor for 10 of the past 15 years. Mr. George’s clients have received numerous seven and eight figure jury trial verdicts in both catastrophic personal injury and employment discrimination / harassment cases. These include jury trial verdicts against many large corporations such as Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Company, California Youth Authority, Los Angeles County Metrolink, Columbia Medical Hospitals, etc. He did not lose a trial for ten consecutive years. Just this past November 2016, George received a jury verdict of $26 million for the “loss of love” to the mother and father in the wrongful death jury trial of their 16-year-old son. This (noneconomic) loss of love jury award is the largest wrongful death jury verdict of a minor in U.S. history.
Appears in:Victor George & Dan Kramer – Non-Economic Damages – 08/07/20 Victor George & Dan Kramer – Non-economic Damages (Part 2) 08/13/20
Name: Glassman, RobertLaw Firm: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Brief Bio:Robert Glassman is a trial attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP where he litigates large and complex personal injury, wrongful death and product defect cases on behalf of individuals. Mr. Glassman is recognized among the Best Lawyers in America®, named 2018 “Rising Star” in Personal Injury litigation by Law360 and recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers publication since 2013 where he has been consistently selected as one of the “Up-and-Coming 100 Southern California Rising Stars”, the list of lawyers who rank at the top of the Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list. In 2019, Mr. Glassman was selected by the Consumer Attorneys of California as a finalist for the Consumer Attorney of the Year award for his work on Pierce v. Murrieta Valley Unified School District; the top honor is awarded to a CAOC member who significantly advanced the rights or safety of California consumers by achieving a noteworthy result in a case. Mr. Glassman was selected for the same distinction in 2018 for his work in Lee v. Pupil Transportation Cooperative.
Appears in:Rahul Ravipudi & Robert Glassman - Overcoming Common Defenses - Rahul Ravipudi, Alex Behar, Adam Shea, Rob Glassman, Ryan Casey & Jonathan Davidi - Impactful Evidence – How to Present Compelling Evidence at Trial – 04/13/21
Name: Gomez, JohnName: Gomez, John
Brief Bio:John Gomez founded the Gomez Trial Attorneys firm alone in 2005. He acts today as President and Lead Trial Attorney. He has established himself as one of California’s most recognized and accomplished trial lawyers. Lawyers USA named him the national Lawyer of the Year in 2010. He has twice been named San Diego’s Trial Lawyer of the Year. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 50 separate cases. He has obtained verdicts in excess of $1,000,000, $10,000,000 and $100,000,000. Perhaps most notably, John has obtained 6 separate jury verdicts of one million dollars or more in which the defendant offered absolutely nothing to settle prior to trial. John leads the Firm’s dedicated Coronavirus litigation group where he focuses on both business interruption litigation and wrongful death and personal injuries caused by the negligent transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
Appears in:John Gomez & Jeremiah Lowe – Closing Argument – Premises Liability – 05/05/20 John Uustal & John Gomez - $27 Million Settlement in a Case Declined By Multiple Lawyers – 02/12/21 John Gomez, Sean Claggett & William Berman - Headache and Soft Tissue Case Resulting in $3.2 Million Verdict – 04/06/21 Jessica Sizemore & John Gomez - $6,200,000 Hot Coffee Verdict – 04/14/21 Play
Name: Gonzalez, LarryLaw Firm: Morgan & Morgan
Brief Bio:Lawrence “Larry” Gonzalez II was born and raised in Florida and received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Florida. After graduation, he attended the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, where he graduated in the top of his class. He founded the Premises Liability Department for the firm’s Central Florida offices, and then led Florida’s Fire Litigation Practice, which specializes in wrongful death cases caused by fire. Now, Mr. Gonzalez specializes in representing individuals and families in significant matters involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to litigating crashes involving interstate/intrastate trucking companies. Since joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Gonzalez has effectively and successfully represented individuals and families throughout the State of Florida, where he has achieved significant verdicts and settlements for multi-millions of dollars. To date, he has litigated hundreds of cases against the largest corporations and insurance companies in the world.
Appears in:Larry Gonzalez – Spine School – 7/30/20
Name: Gough, AnnieLaw Firm: Annie Gough Illustrations
Brief Bio:Annie Gough is an independent Certified Medical Illustrator known for her professionalism, transparency, creativity and passion. With over 20 years in practice, Annie has been a part of many successful settlements and trial verdicts in medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Annie provides medical illustrations and legal exhibit consultation for demand letters, expert depositions, mediation and courtroom presentations. She is a full-service consultant, personally reviewing all your client’s medical records, reports and radiology studies. Annie can communicate directly with your testifying experts, provide and collaborate with animators and 3D printers, and serves as a trusted advisor throughout. Her illustrations tell a clear and accurate story, summarizing and simplifying your complex facts, connecting each juror to the heart of the case.
Appears in:Annie Gough, Wesley Ball, Rachel Montes & Isobel Thomas – Using Medical Illustrations to Understand Your Client Case – 11/17/20
Name: H. Rittgers, CharlieLaw Firm: Rittgers & Rittgers
Brief Bio:Charles H. Rittgers is Past President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President of the Warren County Bar Association , and a Founding Member of the National College of DUI Defense. He is also a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and a member of the Ohio Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Rittgers is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers which is recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. Admission into the College is by invitation only. Mr. Rittgers has been chosen by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer in every year since 2008. Mr. Rittgers is accustomed to handling high profile criminal and civil cases which garner local, regional and national attention. As a result, he has been asked to appear on national television shows including Dateline NBC, the O'Reilly show, Inside Edition, and CNN. Because of his vast experience, Mr. Rittgers has also been asked to teach at a major university.
Appears in:Charlie Rittgers Jr, Charlie Rittgers Sr & John Campbell- Ohio V. Richardson – Highschool Cheerleader Murder Trial – 04/12/21
Name: Henry QC, EdwardLaw Firm: QEB Hollis Whiteman
Brief Bio:Edward is frequently instructed in the most complex and high profile cases within the field of corporate and financial crime, from investigation stage through to the highest level of appeal. He is highly respected for his mastery of complex legal issues such as expert evidence and has a proven track record in developing procedural arguments which have repeatedly stopped major prosecutions. Edward has dedicated his career to defence work. He is sought out to defend the most serious and high profile crimes at all stages of the process and is frequently instructed to adopt a case at appeal to provide the greatest opportunity of success for the client. He has a proven track record in developing procedural arguments which have repeatedly stopped major prosecutions. Edward has experience of a vast spectrum of industries, their regulation and the tribunals that adjudicate on them. He exclusively defends for professionals who require his keen understanding of the nuances of their profession and the skilled execution of their case that he delivers, whether in advice or in hearing.
Appears in:Edward Henry QC & Jessica Clarke, Roger Dodd - Crown v. Nav – Winning Acquittals Against All Odds – 03/18/21
Name: Kahn, Justin S.Law Firm: Kahn Law Firm, LLP
Brief Bio:Justin S. Kahn is a civil litigator. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury matters and various kinds of complex litigation. Since 1992, Justin has worked hard fighting for those who cannot help themselves. He has successfully resolved cases and claims for several million dollars as well as represented people in small claims court matters. Mr. Kahn is an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law where he teaches civil pre-trial practice and for over 20 years, Mr. Kahn has written the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated as well as the South Carolina Rules of Evidence Annotated published by the South Carolina Bar CLE Division. These are the books lawyers and judges use every day in the courts of South Carolina.
Appears in:Justin Kahn & Rex Parris - Trial Psychology - 06/02/20 Justin Kahn & Khail Parris - Powerful Presentations (Part 1) - 06/10/20 Justin Kahn & Khail Parris - Powerful Presentations (Part 2) - 06/29/20 Justin Kahn & Jon Lomurro - Winning and Powerful Tech Tips, Tools and Tactics for a 21st Century Trial Lawyer - 11/06/20 Jay Vaughn & Justin Kahn - TrialPad in Trial – 12/08/20 Dan Ambrose (Justin Kahn, David Ball & Roger Dodd) - Apartment 4801 Practice Group - 12/14/20 Justin Kahn & Dan Ambrose - 2020 Year in Review - 12/23/20 Justin S. Kahn & Jonathan H. Lomurro - Adobe Acrobat for Attorneys (and Staff) – 02/04/21 Roger J. Dodd, Patricia Kuendig & Justin S. Kahn - Deposition is Trial: Successful Cross-Examination, Preparation and Implementation – 02/10/21
Kosieradzki, MarkLaw Firm: The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm
Brief Bio:Mark R. Kosieradzki is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” in addition to recently receiving his 21st Super Lawyer award. Mark is a past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Appears in:Mark Kosieradzki and Jay Vaughn - 30(b)(6) Depositions – 02/03/21 Mark Kosieradzki and Jay Vaughn – 30(b)(6) Depositions Part 2 – 02/17/21 Mark Kosieradzki and Jay Vaughn - Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Thorough – 03/25/21
Name: Kramer, DanielLaw Firm: Kramer Trial Lawyers
Brief Bio:Daniel Kramer is a trial lawyer who specializes in representing families and individuals involved in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters, as well as employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuits. Daniel has obtained numerous jury verdicts as lead counsel, all victories on behalf of his clients. Multiple verdicts have been featured in both The Daily Journal, Verdict Search, The Huffington Post, and Fox 11 News. Five verdicts were ranked as the top 50 verdicts in the state of California for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by TopVerdict.com. From 2013-2020, Daniel has been consistently honored as a “Top Attorney” in personal injury and employment law by Pasadena Magazine, which reached out to thousands of lawyers from all over the Los Angeles and Pasadena vote for the “most esteemed and highly regarded attorneys” in their chosen fields. Dan was distinguished for his “exceptional service” in his specialties
Appears in:Dan Kramer & David deRubertis – Opening Statement – Disability Discrimination – 05/08/20 Victor George & Dan Kramer – Non-Economic Damages – 08/07/20 Victor George & Dan Kramer – Non-economic Damages (Part 2) – 08/13/20 David deRubertis & Dan Kramer – Employment School (Part 2) – 08/06/20 David deRubertis – Cross Exam – Wrongful Termination – 04/23/20 Lourdes DeArmas and Ashley Laiken – Slip & Fall resulting in CRPS diagnosis – 09/25/20 Daniel Kramer & Teresa Johnson - $2.2M Slip & Fall against LAX - 11/05/20 Olivier Taillieu & Dan Kramer - $29,000,000 Mild TBI Trial – 12/15/20 Olivier Taillieu and Dan Kramer – $29,000,000 Mild TBI Trial Part 2 - 01/07/21 Patrick Malone & Dan Kramer - Cross-Examining the “independent” medical examiner – 1/28/21 Dan Kramer, Teresa Johnson & Sean Claggett - $2.9M Non-Economic Construction Site Fall Verdict – 02/05/21 Nick Rowley, Haytham Faraj, Lance Behringer & Dan Kramer - Turning a $15,000 Offer into a $13,000,000 Verdict in a Premises Trial – 02/22/21 Tom Feher & Dan Kramer - Overcoming the Improbable at Trial: $1.1 Million Verdict Where Plaintiff Rear Ended a Truck, Had Subsequent Injuries, Social Media Impeachment, and More! – 03/23/21 Matt Whibley, Kenneth Traynham & Dan Kramer - $1,900,000 Mild TBI Verdict in Orange County – 03/26/21
Name: Laiken, AshleyLaw Firm: Laiken Law Group
Brief Bio:Ashley Laiken is a top-rated attorney practicing in the Long Beach, California area. Providing legal representation in California for a variety of different issues, Ashley Laiken was selected to Rising Stars for 2020. She is admitted to practice before the courts in California. After completing undergraduate studies, Ashley Laiken attended law school. Ashley Laiken was enrolled at Southwestern Law School. She earned a juris doctor degree in 2010. Ashley Laiken was admitted to the practice of law in 2010. Attorneys like Ashley Laiken are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. Their knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and advocacy on behalf of their clients allow them to stand out among other attorneys in the field. Ashley Laiken represents clients with Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff issues.
Appears in:Lourdes DeArmas and Ashley Laiken – Slip & Fall resulting in CRPS diagnosis – 9/25/20
Name: Lanier, MarkLaw Firm: The Lanier Law Firm
Brief Bio:Mark Lanier is consistently recognized as one of the top civil trial lawyers in America. Best known as a zealous advocate for individuals in personal injury and product liability claims against major corporations. During the past 30 years, Mark has taken on some of the biggest challenges in the legal field. In doing so, he has achieved some of the largest verdicts in history, accomplishments that have changed business practices to protect the public and have gained justice for the victims of dangerous drugs, medical devices, and other consumer products. In addition, he has successfully represented a select number of clients in claims involving fraud, breach of contract and other forms of business litigation. In 2011, Mark received the distinguished Ambassador of Peace Award from the Guatemalan government for his work with Guatemala SANA, a nonprofit organization that Mark founded in 2009 to help bring health care, education and infrastructure development to rural areas of Guatemala
Appears in:Mark & Rachel Lanier – Opening Statement – Talc Case – 04/27/20
Name: Lawrence, LindsayLaw Firm: Rittgers & Rittgers Attorneys at Law
Brief Bio:Ms. Lawrence is an AV rated attorney who has committed her practice to helping individuals and their families who have been injured throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Ohio. Her practice is primarily devoted to those injured as a result of medical negligence. Ms. Lawrence’s area of practice focuses on medical malpractice, birth injuries, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis, wrongful death, and personal injury. She has been selected the last several years by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star – an award given to the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. Ms. Lawrence has successfully litigated and settled cases involving birth injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, anesthesia errors and other types of medical negligence. She truly believes in advocating for those who have been injured by the negligent conduct of others. Ms. Lawrence is a compassionate yet tough advocate for children, individuals and their families.
Appears in:Matt Nakajima, Lindsay Lawrence & Jay Vaughn - $825,000 Pain & Suffering Verdict by Overcoming Bad Facts and Admitted Liability - 04/05/21
Name: Littlepage, Zoe B.Law Firm: Littlepage Booth Leckman
Brief Bio:Zoe Littlepage’s practice focuses on complex cases including mass torts, defective medical product or drug cases as well as human rights issues. She typically spends months each year in trial, across the country. Ms. Littlepage’s jury awards made the list of the Top 10 Largest Verdicts in the country for 2007, 2009 and 2010. Ms. Littlepage led the charge for the state court Rezulin litigation. Littlepage Booth reviewed more than six million pages of Rezulin documents, took more than 100 days of depositions and Ms. Littlepage tried five of the nine Rezulin trials nationwide, achieving jury verdicts of over $40 million. She also lectures extensively at legal conventions on defective drug litigation issues and the use of visual exhibits and demonstrative aides at trial.
Appears in:Zoe Littlepage & Bibi Fell – Opening Statement – 05/22/20 Zoe Littlepage & Bibi Fell – Mastering Zoom Depos – 08/05/20 Bibi Fell & Zoe Littlepage- Virtual Arbitration- 09/09/20
Lomurro, JonathanLaw Firm: Lomurro Law
Brief Bio:Jonathan has authored three books on Legal Practice: New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law, Litigation Technology for the Modern Practitioner and Try It. Additionally, Mr. Lomurro is an extensive lecturer in the field of Medical Malpractice, Trial Techniques and Technology in the Courtroom. He has lectured across the United States of America on Medical Malpractice, Patient Rights to Access, Audit Trails, and Electronic Medical Records. Mr. Lomurro additionally acts as an expert witness in cases involving audit trails, audit logs, access logs, and electronic medical records. He has been involved in numerous cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Jonathan currently is appointed as the Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Association for Justice. And he is the vice-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Civil Trial Section. Mr. Lomurro has served as Trustee to the New Jersey State Bar Association and as New Jersey’s representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He is currently the president of the Haydn Proctor Inns of Court.
Appears in:Justin Kahn & Jon Lomurro - Winning and Powerful Tech Tips, Tools and Tactics for a 21st Century Trial Lawyer - 11/06/20 Justin S. Kahn & Jonathan H. Lomurro - Adobe Acrobat for Attorneys (and Staff) – 02/04/21
Name: Logan, GeordanLaw Firm: Claggett & Sykes Law Firm
Brief Bio:In 2010, Geordan pursued a career as a Las Vegas personal injury attorney. Geordan attended the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Geordan also served as the President of the Criminal Law Society and as the founding President of Legally Speaking. Among the many other accolades Geordan received while in law school, he is most proud of being awarded the American Society of Legal Writers’ Scribes Award. After graduating from law school, Geordan began his legal career as a Deputy Public Defender at the Clark County Public Defender’s Office. In this position, Geordan was responsible for all aspects of a large case load: from arraignment to appeal. As a Deputy Public Defender, Geordan was in court virtually every day. This experience helped to hone Geordan’s strong courtroom presence. Geordan began his employment at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm in January of 2018, and he hit the ground running.
Appears in:Geordan Logan & Jeanelly Moncada – Focus Groups- 04/03/20 Sean Claggett & Geordan Logan - Premises Liability School 12/03/20 Sean Claggett, Geordan Logan & Will Sykes - Premises Liability: Hardcore Discovery Practices – 12/18/20 Sean Claggett, Will Sykes & Geordan Logan - Premises Liability School Part 3 – 01/08/21
Name: Long, GavinLaw Firm: Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
Brief Bio:Gavin Long has a wide range of jury trial experience in cases from murder and fraud to medical malpractice in state and federal courts. Just in the last year, has taken eight personal injury cases to trial and has obtained verdicts above the defendant’s offer in all six trials, beat the plaintiff’s CCP 998 in three of the trials and “busted” the defendant’s insurance policy in three of the trials. Long was also appointed to the Consumer Attorneys of California’s (CAOC) Board of Governors and sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Most recently, he was admitted as a member into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Long is a member of the top 1 percent of attorneys in the nation who are members in this oldest and most prestigious organization in the country. Long has also won the honor of Top Gun, Trial Lawyer of the Year 2016 with the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
Appears in:Gavin Long & Jeremiah Lowe – Drug Rehab Suicide $11,000,000 Verdict – 10/09/20 Jeremiah Lowe, Gavin Long & Jude Basile – Wrongful Death/Suicide – 9/24/20
Name: Low, JosephLaw Firm: The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV.
Brief Bio:Joseph H. Low IV has become known as the man behind the victories, the master storyteller, the warrior and the trial attorney who wins. As a former US Marine, Joseph Low knows what it takes to train, prepare, fight and lead teams to victory. His ability to craft and deliver a story ranks among the world’s best like the great story structure analyst and author Robert McFee and 40 year undefeated at trial record master, Gerry Spence. The first and quintessential case for the Constitution’s 6th Amendment right to a “lawyer of your choice” was tried and won by Mr. Low with the late Supreme Court Justice, Antonioni Scalia writing the 5-4 majority decision. U.S. v. Gonzalez-Lopez 548 U.S. 140 (2006). Mr. Low’s victory ensures that all citizens can hire the lawyer of their choosing, even if that lawyer is from another state.
Appears in:Rex Parris Joseph Low – Changing Minds – 07/29/20 Joseph Low – Opening Statement – Chicken Suitcase – 05/14/20 Joseph Low – Mastering the Art of Jury Selection – 07/23/20 Joseph Low & Alaa Yasin- Spine School- Turning a $150,000 Offer into a $3,300,000 Verdict 08/21/20 Joseph Low and Roger Dodd Cross-Examining the Investigating Officer – 9/16/20 Daniel Rodriguez & Joseph Low - Trucking/TBI Record $67,000,000 Verdict – 10/20/20
Name: Lowe, JeremiahLaw Firm: Gomez Trial Attorneys
Brief Bio:Jeremiah Lowe is a senior trial attorney and partner at GTA who dedicates his practice to helping victims of personal injury, with a specialty in spinal and orthopedic injury. Having a mom who is a therapist and a dad who is a trial lawyer, Jeremiah grew up seeing firsthand how they helped people through traumatic life circumstances, which helped shape Jeremiah’s passion of helping victims of trauma from an early age. Jeremiah earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in 2005. Since joining Gomez Trial Attorneys in 2009, Jeremiah has managed to resolve hundreds of cases with favorable results. He has also had tremendous success taking cases to trial. Since 2018, Jeremiah obtained several seven figure verdicts totaling over $12 million. His success in the courtroom and in settling cases comes from working closely with his clients to understand not only the facts of the case but who the client is to understand their needs during such challenging circumstances in life. Jeremiah is a member of the Firm’s dedicated Coronavirus litigation group where he focuses on wrongful death and personal injuries caused by the negligent transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
Appears in:John Gomez & Jeremiah Lowe - Closing Argument - Premises Liability - 05/05/20 Jeremiah Lowe, Gavin Long & Jude Basile - Wrongful Death/Suicide - 9/24/20 Gavin Long & Jeremiah Lowe - Drug Rehab Suicide $11,000,000 Verdict - 10/09/20 Jeremiah Lowe & Victoria Lazar - $575,000 Verdict on a 1.7 mph Impact for a 75 Year Old – 03/30/21
Name: Lucas, SpencerLaw Firm: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Brief Bio:Spencer Lucas is a trial lawyer at Panish Shea & Boyle and specializes in litigating complex catastrophic personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, sexual abuse and sexual assault cases. Mr. Lucas has extensive experience in cases involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputations. He has successfully recovered over $400 million for his clients and prides himself on helping survivors of trauma and their families recover from tragic situations. In 2013, Mr. Lucas was recognized by The Recorder magazine “On The Fast Track”. He is recognized annually as a Best Lawyer in America® and by the Super Lawyers® publication as a Southern California Super Lawyer. Mr. Lucas has obtained numerous eight-figure verdicts and settlements in cases throughout California such as, $48,500,000 settlement at the beginning of trial involving a 26-year-old man who was struck by a corporate vehicle and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and many more.
Appears in:Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, Roger Dodd & Rex Parris – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Clemente Jones (Part 1) – 05/29/20 Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, Roger Dodd & Rex Paris – Cross Examination – Physiatrist Dr Bradshaw – 06/05/20 Roger Dodd & Spencer Lucas – Cross Examination – 06/26/20 Brian Panish & Spencer Lucas – Closing Argument – Maria Francisco v AC Transit – 07/24/20 Spencer Lucas & Patrick Gunning – Expert Witness Prep for Depo and Trial – 08/20/20 David Rudorfer & Spencer Lucas – Obtaining and Neutralizing Sub Rosa – 09/10/20
Name: Lupetin, BrendanLaw Firm: Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin
Brief Bio:Following a four-year tenure as a scholarship swimmer at the University of Pittsburgh, Brendan received his B.S. and went on to obtain a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2005. Brendan is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Western Pennsylvania Association for Justice and is a founding member of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Chapter of Toastmaster’s International. Brendan is one of only eleven lawyers in Western Pennsylvania invited to be an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This follows his 2011 induction into the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County- an invitation only organization limited to 250 of the most exceptional civil trial lawyers in Allegheny County. Brendan has been repeatedly named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars and for the past several years has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.
Appears in:Brendan Lupetin, Lloyd Bell & John Campbell - $10.8 Million – No Offer Medmal Verdict During the Pandemic –04/28/21
Name: M. Rittgers, CharlieLaw Firm: Rittgers & Rittgers
Brief Bio:Charles M. Rittgers is a trial lawyer with a record of success in criminal defense and injury cases. Charlie's record includes not guilty jury verdicts in numerous cases in which no plea bargain was offered by the prosecutor, including murder, felony sex offenses, and domestic violence. In injury cases, Charlie is willing to take cases to trial that most lawyers would settle. Charlie is a certified member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. As a result of his experience, Charlie has appeared on national and local television shows and radio broadcasts. He has also served as moderator for local political debates, guest speaker to college graduate students, and featured speaker in educational webcasts for attorneys across the nation. Charlie was named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the American Trial Lawyers Association and Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.
Appears in:Charlie Rittgers Jr, Charlie Rittgers Sr & John Campbell- Ohio V. Richardson – Highschool Cheerleader Murder Trial – 04/12/21
Name: Madeksho, ChrisLaw Firm: Madeksho Law Firm
Brief Bio:Chris’s passion is fighting for the rights of victims of corporate negligence and abuse. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and started doing human rights work while studying at American University Law School. He did pro bono human rights work in Costa Rica with Casa Alianza and CEJIL Centro America, focusing on international child trafficking cases. Chris is a recognized expert on benzene and is the co-chairman of the Benzene Litigation Group with The American Association for Justice. He is licensed to practice law in three states – Texas, California and Washington State, and he has a national reputation for managing asbestos and other toxic torts. He has represented mesothelioma and toxic injury clients in courtrooms from New York to California, and from the Midwest down to Texas. In addition to trying cases for victims of cancer and toxic torts, Chris routinely tries cases pro bono for low-income families facing eviction in the Los Angeles area
Appears in:Alexandra Caggiano & Chris Madeksho – Winning Preparation for the Covid-Era Jury Trial: Lessons from the $14 million Verdict in Washington State’s First Covid-Era Civil Jury Trial – 10/21/20
Name: Malone, PatrickLaw Firm: Patrick Malone & Associates
Brief Bio:Patrick Malone grew up in Wichita, Kansas. After graduating from the University of Kansas, he worked as a reporter for United Press International in Kansas City, then won a prestigious journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he studied public health issues and wrote freelance articles for the Washington Post. Malone then worked as a medical writer and investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, where he won a number of awards. Malone went to Yale Law School and won several student awards. He worked for a year after graduating for a prominent federal judge, U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell in Washington, D.C. In 1985, Patrick Malone began his career as an attorney representing seriously injured people. Patrick Malone is a leading patient safety advocate and attorney who represents seriously injured people in medical malpractice lawsuits, product liability cases and other types of lawsuits. He is the co-author of an acclaimed book teaching other attorneys how to win cases: Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff’ Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability.
Appears in:Patrick Malone & Dan Kramer - Cross-Examining the “independent” medical examiner – 1/28/21
Name: Marko, JonLaw Firm: Marko Law
Brief Bio:After graduating law school, Jonathan was invited to work under the Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Marilyn Kelley. At the Supreme Court, Michigan’s highest appellate court, Jonathan worked exclusively on appeals. After working for the Michigan Supreme Court, Jonathan worked under renowned trial attorneys Geoffrey Fieger and Ven Johnson. It was here, that Jon was finally able to practice his life-long dream of being an attorney in the trenches of the courtroom. He has been awarded the honor of being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine for the past eight years, and has been named one of the top ten personal injury attorneys in the state of Michigan by the National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers based out of Washington, D.C.
Appears in:Jon Marko & David deRubertis - Employment Discrimination $11,600,000 Verdict - 12/01/20 Jon Marko, David deRubertis & Chad Engelhardt - $11,670,128 Civil Rights/Employment Verdict Part 2 – 02/21/21
Name: McClain, BrianLaw Firm: Morgan & Morgan
Brief Bio:Mr. McClain currently represents people who have been injured as a result of another’s negligence. His practice areas include entertainment law, insurance disputes, personal injury, and wrongful death. In addition, he still takes great pleasure in representing world renowned musicians, songwriters, producers and managers in the music entertainment industry. Mr. McClain has been honored with the prestigious “AV rating” by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent national publication in the legal field. This rating is based upon evaluations by other lawyers in our state and is the highest ranking attainable by an attorney for ability and ethics in the practice of law. It is a distinction reserved for a select few in the legal community
Appears in:Brian McClain – Closing Argument- Spine Injury – 06/11/20 Keith Mitnik & Brian McClain – Premises Liability – 06/18/20
Name: McGinn, RandiLaw Firm: Athea Trial Lawyers
Brief Bio:Randi is a founder of Athea Trial Lawyers and a partner with the New Mexico firm of McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA., and is widely considered one of the most successful and formidable trial lawyers in the country. As the first female President of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates (best 100 Plaintiff trial lawyers in the country), she is a pioneer and mentor for generations of women trial lawyers. Randi has tried over a 100 trials to verdict in both state and federal court. As a former journalist, Randi learned to tell a riveting story that serves her well in the courtroom. Her cases have led to significant changes in various industries that ensure public safety. Randi is double-listed in criminal and civil litigation in Best Lawyers in America, and is a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. She is a former governor of the American Association for Justice, a past president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.
Appears in:Randi McGinn- Proving Medical Fraud to the Tune of $67 Million Dollars - 9/15/20
Name: McMillan, ShawnLaw Firm: The Law Offices of Shawn A. McMillan
Brief Bio:Shawn holds an undergraduate degree (BA) from the University of California, San Diego in Chinese Studies with a concentration in Pacific trade. Shawn was admitted to practice law in November 2000. Until 2009, he maintained an active trial practice concentrating on business dispute litigation, shareholder dispute litigation, and Chapter 11 restructuring. In 2009, Shawn developed and interest in protecting the civil rights of children and parents who become involved with government child protection agencies. Shawn has received recognition by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top Gun” trial attorney in the area of Civil Rights for his work in the landmark parental rights case: Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick v. Orange County Social Services, et al. He also received the Consumer Attorneys of California “Street Fighter of The Year” award for the same case. Most recently Shawn received Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s “Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award” for his work in Rafaelina Duval v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Appears in:Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D1:P1) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D1:P2) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D1:P3) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D1:P4) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D1:P5) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D1:P6) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D2:P1) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D2:P2) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan – Jury Deliberation (D2:P3) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D2:P4) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D2:P5) Case Analysis with Shawn McMillan (D2:P6)
Name: Mitnik, KeithLaw Firm: Morgan & Morgan
Brief Bio:Keith Mitnik is Senior Trial Lawyer for Morgan & Morgan. He is designated to assist other members of the firm on their trials; as a result, he tries a large number of cases a year. Mr. Mitnik has obtained a long list of verdicts in excess of a million dollars. He has handled many high-profile cases and has been interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. Over the years, his list of clients included judges, elected officials, law firms, and world-famous musicians. He has been honored as a member of the Florida Legal Elite, Florida’s “Super Lawyers”, Best Lawyers in America (2013 Lawyers of the Year), and Martindale’s Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. He is a frequent seminar presenter for plaintiff’s lawyers in Florida and across the country sharing his cutting-edge lawsuit strategies.
Appears in:Keith Mitnik – Case Analysis – Automotive Negligence – 04/16/20 Keith Mitnik & Matt Morgan – 7-Figure Disc Herniation Trial Strategies -05/07/20 Keith Mitnik – Pretrial Mistakes to Avoid – 05/28/20 Brian McClain – Closing Argument- Spine Injury – 06/11/20 Keith Mitnik & Brian McClain – Premises Liability – 06/18/20 Brian Panish, Rex Parris, Roger Dodd & Keith Mitnik – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Clemente Jones (Part 2) – 06/19/2020 Keith Mitnik - $5,000,000 Verdict in Mississippi – 11/13/20 Keith Mitnik and Roger Dodd - Crossing the Defendant and Accident Recon – 01/13/21 Keith Mitnik & Craig Stevens - Keith Mitnik’s Recent $625,000 Medmal Verdict for a Deceased Plaintiff – 02/25/21
Name: Morris, ChristianLaw Firm: Nettles Morris Law Firm
Brief Bio:Christian Morris, Esq., is a personal injury trial attorney. She focuses exclusively on personal injury cases and making sure her clients obtain a just verdict or settlement. She is licensed to practice law in Nevada in both state and federal courts. Christian also holds bar licenses in California and New Jersey. In February, 2012, Christian successfully passed the New York State Bar. In 2013, Christian was accepted to the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College, and she continues her work with the College and alumni. Christian was voted Nevada’s Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Justice Association for 2019. She is the second woman in twenty-two years to receive the honor. Christian also serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association of Justice. Christian is well respected in the legal community for her candor, hard work and commitment to the civil justice system. She has conducted both jury trials and bench trials and has published decisions by the Nevada Supreme Court.
Appears in:Christian Morris, Sean Claggett & John Campbell - $29,500,000 Verdict Last Week in Vegas – 04/16/21
Name: Nakajima, MattLaw Firm: Rittgers & Rittgers Attorneys at Law
Brief Bio:Matt Nakajima is a sought-after trial lawyer focusing his practice on wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. His passion and dedication to clients drive his results. In his first ten years of practice, Matt has obtained tens of millions of dollars in verdicts, judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients. As a result of his track record of success in the courtroom, Matt is often asked to speak to trial lawyer organizations across Ohio and Kentucky on trial advocacy, litigation, and injury law. Respected by his peers, Matt has been a recipient of the prestigious "Rising Star" award by Super Lawyers every year since 2013: an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio. In 2014, Matt was invited by the National Trial Lawyers to be a member of the Top 40 under 40 attorneys for Kentucky and Ohio and has a 10/10 Superb Avvo rating.
Appears in:Matt Nakajima, Lindsay Lawrence & Jay Vaughn - $825,000 Pain & Suffering Verdict by Overcoming Bad Facts and Admitted Liability - 04/05/21
Name: Oliver, EricLaw Firm: MetaSystems, Ltd
Brief Bio:Eric has specialized in nonverbal, verbal, and implicit communication skills for over twenty-eight years, twenty-five of those years working with attorneys. Along with teaching effective communication skills to attorneys and their firms, he spends most of his time helping trial attorneys prepare and present more receiver-friendly cases for settlement presentations and in trial. He helps lawyers build a presentation plan for each case, which they can adapt to any venue. He is the founder of his consulting firm, MetaSystems, Ltd. He resides with his wife and partner, Tess Oliver, in Canton, Michigan.
Appears in:Margaret Battersby Black, Mike Bonamarte & Eric Oliver - $4,200,000 Elder Abuse Verdict – 01/26/21 David Christensen, Sarah Kime & Eric Olive - Truck v Auto – $17,800,000 Verdict in Detroit – 03/29/21
Name: Panish, BrianLaw Firm: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Brief Bio:One of the country’s leading trial attorneys, Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Brian Panish has obtained some of the most significant jury verdicts in United States history on behalf of plaintiffs. His courtroom victories include a $4.9 billion record verdict in the landmark products liability case Anderson v. General Motors, over 100 verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million, six verdicts in excess of $50 million, and more than 500 verdicts and settlements over one million dollars in personal injury, car accident, wrongful death and business litigation cases. Mr. Panish consistently serves in a leading role in the largest personal injury cases in California and the country. Because of his expertise in personal injury, wrongful death, mass tort and product liability cases, Mr. Panish has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering and Executive committees in numerous high-profile mass torts and major disaster cases.
Appears in:Brian Panish & Rex Parris – Rebuttal – Trucking – 05/08/20 Brian Panish & Rex Parris – Closing Argument – Trucking – 05/01/20 Brian Panish & Spencer Lucas – Closing Argument – Maria Francisco v AC Transit – 07/24/20 Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, Roger Dodd & Rex Paris – Cross Examination – Physiatrist Dr Bradshaw – 06/05/20 Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, Roger Dodd & Rex Parris – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Clemente Jones (Part 1) – 05/29/20 Brian Panish & Rex Parris – Cross and Re-Direct – Trucking – 04/14/20 Brian Panish, Rex Parris, Roger Dodd & Keith Mitnik – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Clemente Jones (Part 2) – 06/19/2020 Brian Panish – Opening Statement – Trucking – 04/06/20 Rex Parris – Closing Argument – Trucking – 05/01/20 Brian Panish, Tom Schultz, John Shaller, Matthew Stumpf, and jury consultant Sonia Chopra - Focus Group Research that led to $23.7 Million Bench Trial Award – 03/12/21 Brian Panish & Roger Dodd - Cross Examination of the Defendant – 03/24/21 Brian Panish, Adam Shea & Dr. Sonia Chopra - Jury Selection in a $39,500,000 TBI Settlement – 04/09/21
Name: Parris, KhailLaw Firm: Parris Law Firm
Brief Bio:Khail grew up a lawyer. He spent each night discussing the law and legal theory with his family at the dinner table. So, it was only proper that he continue his studies at Pepperdine Law School. While still in school, Khail began his legal career at the Van Nuys City Attorney’s Office working cases of Driving Under the Influence and sex crimes. Throughout his tenure, he not only was the only law clerk to try cases to verdict, but he also never lost a trial. Khail went on to graduate from Pepperdine Law School as a member of the dean’s list and joined his family in the practice of law. He is a member of MENSA, the largest and oldest advanced IQ society in the world. Khail works in the firm’s personal injury department, handling catastrophic injuries and products liability.
Appears in:Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Defense Opening Statement – Trucking – 04/15/20 Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Litigation – Trucking – 04/21/20 Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Killer Depo Cuts – 05/11/20 Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Killer Zoom DME Depos – 06/29/20 Justin Kahn & Khail Parris – Powerful Presentations (Part 1) – 06/10/20 Justin Kahn & Khail Parris – Powerful Presentations (Part 2) – 06/29/20 Khail Parris & Eric Wilson - Preparing Your Experts for Deposition and Trial – 10/15/20 Rex Parris & Khail Parris - Proving Invisible Injuries, Doubling the Value of Your Case - 11/16/20 Roger Dodd, Rex Parris, and Khail Parris - Cross Examination of a Bariatric Expert and an Economist - 12/02/20 Khail Parris & Eric Wilson - Defense Medical Exams: Protecting Your Client Before the Exam Ever Starts – 02/11/21 Alex Wheeler, Jason Fowler & Khail Parris - Collecting 500X the Policy Limits: Anatomy of an Open Policy Trial, from Filing of the PI Case all the Way to Bad Faith Litigation – 04/02/21
Name: Parris, RexLaw Firm: Parris Law Firm
Brief Bio:Rex has achieved outstanding results in the courtroom over the span of his career – he obtained the first million-dollar verdict in California’s Kern County as a young lawyer and, years later, obtained an historic, record-breaking defamation jury verdict in Los Angeles for $370,000,000. In between, Rex has obtained dozens of seven-, eight- and nine-figure verdicts and settlements. His success is hardly happenstance – Rex prepares every case, for trial using the latest science in persuasion skills. Everything from metaphoric choices, word selection and visuals are tested and re-tested before each trial. In addition to managing his trial calendar and the Firm’s diversified practice, Rex also manages one of California’s fastest-growing cities. As the mayor of Lancaster since 2008, Rex has gained nationwide media attention for his efforts to improve the wellbeing of the city’s residents.
Appears in:Brian Panish – Opening Statement – Trucking 04/06/20 Rex Parris – Opening Statement – Trucking – 04/10/20 Brian Panish & Rex Parris – Cross and Re-Direct – Trucking 04/14/20 Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Defense Opening Statement – Trucking – 04/15/20 Rex Parris – Closing Argument – Trucking – 05/01/20 Brian Panish & Rex Parris – Closing Argument – Trucking – 05/01/20 Brian Panish & Rex Parris – Rebuttal – Trucking – 05/08/20 Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, Roger Dodd & Rex Parris – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Clemente Jones (Part 1) – 05/29/20 Justin Kahn & Rex Parris – Trial Psychology – 06/02/20 Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, Roger Dodd & Rex Paris – Cross Examination – Physiatrist Dr Bradshaw -06/05/20 Brian Panish, Rex Parris, Roger Dodd & Keith Mitnik – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Clemente Jones (Part 2) – 06/19/2020 Rex Parris Joseph Low – Changing Minds – 07/29/20 Sean Claggett & Rex Parris – Voir Dire Mastery – 08/12/20 Rex Parris- Mastering the Psychology of Voir Dire – 09/08/20 Alex Wheeler, Rex Parris and Dr. Anthony Reading – Proving a PTSD, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Anxiety and Depression at Trial – 10/14/20 Rex Parris & Khail Parris - Proving Invisible Injuries, Doubling the Value of Your Case - 11/16/20 Roger Dodd, Rex Parris, and Khail Parris - Cross Examination of a Bariatric Expert and an Economist - 12/02/20
Name: Petru, Anthony S.Law Firm: Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLC
Brief Bio:Since 1980, Anthony has represented men and women of virtually every craft from every railroad in the western United States. Anthony has procured numerous million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. In addition to railroad work, he has represented consumers in a wide variety of cases including product liability, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, discrimination, bad faith insurance practice, and automobile cases. In those cases, he has also earned million-dollar recoveries. Anthony has been dedicated to advancing the ethical and professional practice of representing consumers, workers, and other individuals. Anthony is honored to have been selected as a Designated Legal Counsel for virtually all unions representing the interests of railroad labor. He is currently serving at the request of the International President of SMART-TD as national coordinator of their DLC program.
Appears in:Anthony Petru & Victor R. – Opening Statement – Railroad Expert – 05/01/20 Anthony Petru & Victor R. – Cross Examination – Railroad Expert – 05/15/20 Anthony Petru & Victor R. – Closing Argument – Railroad Expert – 05/27/20
Poulter, BrianLaw Firm: Stalwart Law Group
Brief Bio:Brian Poulter is an experienced trial attorney who devotes his practice to representing individuals and their families in matters of personal injury and wrongful death. Brian has litigated and tried to verdict numerous commercial trucking, premises liability, and products liability cases, as well as countless auto, dangerous condition, security excessive force, and severe pedestrian and bicyclist injury cases. Brian graduated from Loyola after having tried over 150 mock jury trials, which were often judged by ABOTA members with over 100 civil jury trials each to their credit. Brian's significant awards and achievements while on the Byrne Team included: 2012 "Top Gun"—an honor given to the top 16 individual trial advocates in the country; 2012 International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award; 2012 National Trial Competition—Southern California Regional Champion; 2012 National Trial Competition—National Elite 8; and the Byrne Trial Advocacy Scholar—$20,000 scholarship for excellence in the art of trial advocacy.
Appears in:Brian Poulter & Sean O’Neill - Elder Abuse $5,500,000 verdict
Name: Price, JoshuaLaw Firm: Defending Rights Law Center
Brief Bio:Joshua Price is the founder and managing attorney of Defending Rights Law Center. He is a graduate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Mr. Price is a specialist member of California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) which is a rigorous process that requires a minimum amount of DUI jury trials to verdict, formal appeals, and motion work to achieve. Mr. Price was also voted to the Board of Directors for CDLA in 2017 which consists of the very top DUI attorneys in the state of California. As part of the Board, Mr. Price assists in putting together DUI seminars all over the state to teach other DUI attorneys the latest strategies and information to help them win their DUI cases. He also has presented at DUI conferences all over the state helping other attorneys achieve success in their DUI cases.
Appears in:Joshua Price – Winning the Impossible DUI Case – 08/03/20 Josh Price – Winning the Impossible DUI Trial Part 2 – 9/28/20
Name: Ravipudi, RahulLaw Firm: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Brief Bio:Rahul Ravipudi is a partner at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP and has spent his legal career handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving commercial vehicles, pedestrians, industrial or construction accidents, utility negligence, dangerous conditions of public and private property as well as cases of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Mr. Ravipudi also represents consumers in class actions against businesses who engage in unfair/illegal business practices and public entities in cases where corporations have endangered the safety, health, property or comfort of the public. Mr. Ravipudi currently serves as Public Entity Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel in the JUUL Labs Product Cases, representing school districts and other public entities in California involved in litigation against the electronic cigarette manufacturer. Committed to serving as an advocate for his clients, Mr. Ravipudi has obtained numerous eight-figure awards including a $20,500,000 jury verdict for the mother of a high school student who was killed while walking to a bus stop.
Appears in:Rahul Ravipudi & Matthew Stumpf – Non-Economic Damages – 05/06/20 Rahul Ravipudi & Robert Glassman – Overcoming Common Defenses – 05/21/20 Rahul Ravipudi, Alex Behar, Adam Shea, Rob Glassman, Ryan Casey & Jonathan Davidi - Impactful Evidence – How to Present Compelling Evidence at Trial – 04/13/21
Name: Rockind, NeilLaw Firm: Neil Rockind Criminal Defense
Brief Bio:Neil Rockind is one of Michigan's most recognized criminal defense trial lawyers. Known for his quick-witted, no-holds-barred style of defense, Mr. Rockind honed his skills as a trial lawyer during his tenure as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office. From 1993 to 1997 he handled thousands of criminal cases, many of which resulted in jury trials. His impressive results lead him to handle complex and high profile cases as a special prosecutor. In 1997 Mr. Rockind transitioned to private practice where he has been providing clients with aggressive, effective representation as a criminal defense attorney. He has handled countless high-profile cases and has appeared in numerous television programs, including Fox News and MSNBC, as well as major news periodicals across the country. He has defended clients in matters ranging from drunk driving to complex federal cases, low- to high-profile cases alike.
Appears in:Neil Rockind & Roger Dodd - Cross Examination of an Eyewitness in a Vehicular Homicide Case of a Trooper – 04/21/21
Name: Rodriguez, DanielLaw Firm: Rodriguez & Associates Trial Law Firm
Brief Bio:Daniel attended UCLA School of Law. He graduated in 1980 and took the bar exam that same year. Daniel’s career as a lawyer is also a little bit different than the typical plaintiff’s lawyer. The vast majority of plaintiff’s lawyers hardly ever go to trial. Most of them may take a case to trial once every five years or so. Daniel tried his first jury trial within one month of getting his license to practice law. Daniel’s skill as a personal injury lawyer in Bakersfield has not gone unnoticed. Daniel is proud of the fact that he was selected to teach at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. Daniel’s professional dedication to the Kern County community has earned him nationwide recognition. He’s been selected to the California Super Lawyers list (by Super Lawyers®) every year since 2009. In 2015, he was named Best Lawyer in Bakersfield by the Best of Bakersfield Reader’s Choice Awards.
Appears in:Daniel Rodriguez & Joseph Low – Trucking/TBI Record $67,000,000 Verdict – 10/20/20
Name: Romano, John F.Law Firm: Romano Law Group
Brief Bio:A partner at Romano Law Group, John F. Romano is a civil trial advocate. He regularly handles and litigates cases in the following areas: auto and truck accident litigation and trials, fall-down and premises liability cases, product liability, business litigation, pharmaceutical drug cases, pharmaceutical medical device cases, insurance litigation and criminal defense. John has successfully litigated to a verdict nearly every type of civil and criminal case, including those involving failure to diagnose cancer, product defects, drug and vaccine defect litigation, libel and slander, vehicular collisions, personal injury, murder, armed robbery and wrongful denial of health insurance benefits. He lectures across America on trial advocacy and tort and criminal law, has authored three textbooks, and has published more than 100 articles in national publications or papers for national presentation.
Appears in:John Romano & Dorothy Clay Sims – Cross Examination of Orthopedist Dr. Zeide – 05/18/20 John Romano, Elizabeth Zwibel & Douglas Beam – Closing Argument – Mild TBI – 05/12/20
Name: Rosen, EricLaw Firm: Rosen Injury Law
Brief Bio:Eric Rosen is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Founder at Rosen Injury Law, P.A. Eric represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, dangerous products, premises liability, and unforeseen circumstances. He also focuses his practice on tobacco litigation and wrongful death. He is a former Assistant State Attorney and has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Mr. Rosen previously served as president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served as co-chair of the Broward County Bar Association Trial Section.
Appears in:Eric Rosen – Opening Statement – Beating Big Tobacco – 9/22/20
Name: Rudd, RyanLaw Firm: Morgan & Morgan
Brief Bio:Ryan Rudd was born and raised in Florida. He received an Athletic Scholarship from Stetson University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with minors in Business Law and Sports Administration. After graduating from Stetson, he was given an Academic Scholarship to attend Barry University School of Law. Upon graduating from law school Mr. Rudd worked for a reputable insurance defense firm. This experience enabled Mr. Rudd to better prepare and litigate cases as a Plaintiff attorney. Prior to joining Morgan and Morgan, Mr. Rudd was a partner with a personal injury firm in Orlando for the last 10 years. During that time, he handled thousands of cases and obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts for his client’s.
Appears in:Ryan Rudd – Radiologist Depositions – 07/02/20
Name: Rudoi, DavidLaw Firm: Rudoi Law
Brief Bio:David Rudoi is a highly decorated Criminal Defense Lawyer. Serving Royal Oak, Detroit, as well as the entire Metro Area, Mr. Rudoi has handled thousands of cases. From DUI and DWI to Drug Charges and Fraud, lean on Rudoi Law if you want to fight for your freedom. Defend your life and protect your reputation today.
Appears in:David Rudoi & Joshua Covert – NOT GUILTY – R&O/ Drunk & Disorderly Trial in the Age of Covid 19 – 10/12/20
Name: Rowley, NickLaw Firm: Rowley Law Firm
Brief Bio:Born in Iowa and raised between Iowa and Arizona, Rowley moved out on his own at age 15, working full time ever since. He joined the United States Air Force and was able to work for his undergraduate degree at the age of 19. He started law school at age 20 and continued his service in the Armed Forces as a medic for a total of 6 years. He always had a hard-work and take care of others first mindset and a passion for taking care of, standing up for, and fighting on behalf of those in need. Rowley had won over $100 million in verdicts and settlements by the young age of 32. By age 40, he won over $1.5 billion in verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families. This was the 6th time that Rowley, age 41, was one of the five finalists for the CAALA award. No one of his age has been a finalist this many times. He will be one of the youngest trial lawyers in history to be presented with the award and certainly is the youngest trial lawyer in history to have the success he has had in the courtroom. He was awarded the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in San Diego County in 2012 and was the youngest recipient of that award in history.
Appears in:Nick Rowley, Haytham Faraj, Lance Behringer & Dan Kramer - Turning a $15,000 Offer into a $13,000,000 Verdict in a Premises Trial – 02/22/21 Nick Rowley, Ben Novotny, Karen Zahka, Sean Flaherty & Charlotte Glinka - Trying and Winning A Non-Economic Damages Case with Strict Time Limits and Masks – 04/29/21
Name: Rudorfer, DavidLaw Firm: Panish Shea & Boyle
Brief Bio:David Rudorfer is an attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle. He currently focuses his practice on cases involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability, motor carrier liability, insurance bad faith, business torts and public entity liability. Since joining the firm, Mr. Rudorfer has recovered well over $100 million for the deserving clients of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP. Mr. Rudorfer graduated from UCLA summa cum laude with a double major and then went on to graduate from Loyola Law School. Mr. Rudorfer is a member of the State Bar of California. He is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Appears in:David Rudorfer & Spencer Lucas – Obtaining and Neutralizing Sub Rosa – 09/10/20 David Rudorfer & Thomas Schultz – Wrongful Death of a 75-Year-Old with Co-Morbidities – 10/16/20 David Rudorfer & Thomas Schultz - Wrongful Death of a 75 year old with Co-Morbidities Part 2 – 12/10/20
Name: Schechter, BruceLaw Firm: Parris Law Firm
Brief Bio:Bruce brings more than 30 years of defense litigation success to PARRIS, handling cases ranging from wrongful death suits to product liability and personal injury claims. Bruce specializes in catastrophic injuries and has handled over 40 cases involving claims of RSD, prevailing on behalf of his defense industry clients in each of the 9 trial cases. Now, Bruce will use his defense industry experience to advocate for those who have lost a child or family member or who are suffering from catastrophic injury cases. For the last five years Bruce and his wife have been heavily involved in the JDRF charity which is juvenile diabetes research foundation as well as heavily involved with the Charity of Susan G. Komen.
Appears in:Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Killer Zoom DME Depos – 06/29/20 Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Litigation – Trucking – 04/21/20 Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Killer Depo Cuts – 05/11/20 Khail Parris & Bruce Schechter – Defense Opening Statement – Trucking – 04/15/20
Schulman, BradleyLaw Firm: Motherway & Napleton, LLP
Brief Bio:Mr. Schulman concentrates his practice in medical malpractice and other personal injury litigation including birth injuries, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death cases. Mr. Schulman has tried numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Illinois, successfully representing both individuals and businesses. Mr. Schulman was selected as an Illinois Rising Star in the 2010, 2014, and 2015 editions of Illinois Super Lawyers. After receiving his law degree in 2005, Mr. Schulman began his career defending doctors and hospitals at a prominent Chicago law firm. Prior to joining Motherway and Napleton in 2013, Mr. Schulman tried numerous cases to verdict on behalf of individuals, doctors and hospitals. Mr. Schulman is currently licensed to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Additionally, Mr. Schulman is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. In 2016, he was named by his peers as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.” Brad has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2010, 2014-2017. He was named as an “Emerging Lawyer” in 2015 and 2016 by Leading Lawyers Magazine.
Appears in:Bradley Schulman & Dominic LoVerde - Pharmacy’s Negligent Refill Causes PTSD Resulting in $3.03 Million Verdict – 02/26/21
Schultz, TomLaw Firm: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Brief Bio:Tom Schultz has been an attorney for over 30 years, focusing his practice on representing plaintiffs in a variety of complex civil cases involving claims of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and financial loss, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device related injuries. During his career as a plaintiff’s attorney, Mr. Schultz has represented almost 4,000 clients and has obtained well in excess of $1 billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell — the highest rating possible for an attorney — and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for his extensive jury trial experience. Mr. Schultz is listed among the Best Lawyers in America and is recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer by the Super Lawyers® publication. In addition to handling individual cases, Mr. Schultz was the primary handling lawyer for several mass tort cases including a $200 million settlement involving claims against the pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly, for injuries arising out of the drug Zyprexa.
Appears in:David Rudorfer & Thomas Schultz - Wrongful Death of a 75 Year Old with Co-Morbidities – 10/16/20 David Rudorfer & Thomas Schultz - Wrongful Death of a 75 year old with Co-Morbidities Part 2 – 12/10/20 Brian Panish, Tom Schultz, John Shaller, Matthew Stumpf, and Andrew Owen - Leg Amputation and Psychological Injuries Resulting in $23.7 Million Bench Trial Award – 02/19/21 Brian Panish, Tom Schultz, John Shaller, Matthew Stumpf, and jury consultant Sonia Chopra - Focus Group Research that led to $23.7 Million Bench Trial Award – 03/12/21
Shaked, SagiLaw Firm: Shaked Law Firm
Brief Bio:Sagi Shaked actively litigates cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death on behalf of victims and their families. These cases include motor vehicle accidents, product liability, medical negligence and malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, trucking accidents, industrial manufacturers, insurance disputes, premises liability, drowning accidents, airline accidents, burn-related accidents, and others. He has been practicing law since 2000 and went on to find the successful Shaked Law Firm in 2007, where he became one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States as named by the American Trial Lawyers Association. This highly coveted honor was bestowed upon Mr. Shaked for his exemplary legal expertise, compassion for his clients, and consistently recovering multi-millions of dollars in damages for those he represents. At only 28, Mr. Shaked was one of the youngest lawyers in the United States to achieve a multi-million-dollar verdict for a single Personal Injury lawsuit.
Appears in:Sagi Shaked & Bernard Layne - Turning a Zero Offer into a $1,350,000 Verdict – 02/18/21
Name: Silver, CraigLaw Firm: Springer & Steinberg, P.C.
Brief Bio:As a former Denver Chief Deputy District Attorney, Craig spent years prosecuting some of the most difficult and complex criminal cases in the city. Many of his victories have been publicized and/or featured on television programs and newscasts. He uses all he learned in his role as a Deputy District Attorney to the other side of the courtroom. Clients who come to our law firm can work with Attorney Silverman to gain access to incredible insight and knowledge. There is nothing the opposition can do that he cannot predict and counter due to once standing in their roles himself. To say that Attorney Silverman is tenacious and driven is not saying enough. He has participated in more than 100 jury trials involving violent crimes, DUIs, and more. He co-hosted the award-winning “Caplis & Silverman Show” on Denver’s Talk Station 630 KHOW. He is an active Columnist at Large for The Colorado Sun.
Appears in:Brian Breiter, Alan Saler & Craig Silver – Winning in Mediation – 11/12/20 Alan Saler, Craig Silver & Brian Breiter - Winning in Mediation Part 2 – 03/11/21
Sims, Dorothy ClayLaw Firm: Law Offices of Dorothy Clay Sims, PA
Brief Bio:Sims began her career representing injured workers in North Florida. She co-founded and served as chair of Florida Workers' Advocates: Florida's only statewide injured worker advocacy organization. In 1999 she was elected the first female president of the Florida Bar Association Worker's Compensation Section. She remains a lifetime emeritus member. From 2003 to 2004, Sims served as the president of the Marion County Bar Association. Sims is the author of "Exposing Deceptive Defense Doctors," a treatise on her trade. She co-authored the Thomson Reuters text, "Litigating Minor Impact Soft Tissue Cases." Sims has authored articles in The Champion Magazine and Trial Magazine. She is also the author of several children's books that address difficulties faced by children of injured workers. Since 2000, Sims has lectured at law schools and conducted seminars at various legal and governmental organizations around the world.
Appears in:Sean Claggett & Dorothy Clay Sims - Cross Exam - MedMal Play John Romano & Dorothy Clay Sims - Cross Examination of Orthopedist Dr. Zeide - 05/18/20 Sean Claggett & Dorothy Clay Sims - Crossing Experts on Zoom - 01/05/21
Name: Sizemore, JessicaLaw Firm: Gomez Trial Attorneys
Brief Bio:Jessica began working with the Gomez Law Firm in March 2007 as a receptionist. Immediately drawn to the incredible work she saw being done, she quickly made her way through the ranks as a legal assistant and then paralegal. In 2008, she decided to go to law school to further her legal skills and gain the ability to be an even stronger advocate for her clients. Jessica spent every summer as a law clerk with Gomez Trial Attorneys and returned full time in August of 2011 after graduating from the University of Arizona. She is currently a San Diego personal injury attorney partner with Gomez Trial Attorneys. Since that time, Jessica has dedicated her career to advocating for those who have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. With particular interests in Premises Liability and Brain Injury cases, Jessica has secured tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for her clients, including several multi-million-dollar jury verdicts. Jessica has been voted a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star every year since 2016, a SD Metro Top Attorney in 2019, and is a three-time recipient of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Outstanding Trial Lawyers awards.
Appears in:Jessica Sizemore & John Gomez - $6,200,000 Hot Coffee Verdict – 04/14/21
Name: Slater, AdamLaw Firm: Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
Brief Bio:Adam Slater is specializing in complex civil litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, class actions, mass torts, wrongful death, products liability, construction accidents, and commercial litigation. Mr. Slater has established a reputation as a hard-nosed, creative courtroom lawyer who welcomes challenges and opportunities to fight for the rights of his clients. Mr. Slater has won numerous substantial verdicts in court, including a $68 Million.
Appears in:Adam Slater – Opening Statement – Vaginal Mesh- 04/13/20 Adam Slater – Punitive Damages – Vaginal Mesh-05/06/20 Adam Slater – Cross Exam – Vaginal Mesh- 04/22/20 Adam Slater – Closing Argument – Vaginal Mesh – 04/29/20 Adam Slater & Roger Dodd – Cross Examination – 02/24/21
Name: Sorrels, RandyLaw Firm: Sorrels Law
Brief Bio:Randy Sorrels practices law and manages a law firm. The product of a military family, his approach is straightforward: have a disciplined plan, use common sense, build consensus, and work hard. Sorrels is double board certified in personal injury trial law and civil trial law. He is the managing partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, which is the oldest plaintiffs personal injury law firm in Texas. While he is regularly recognized by Texas Monthly as one of its Top 100 Lawyers in Texas in his client representation, he also is passionate about pro bono work. His philanthropy has established The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston, which houses 19 different clinics supporting the Houston community. Sorrels also has been a leader in the legal community. He has served as president of the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists. He serves on the board of directors of South Texas College of Law Houston and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Appears in:Randy Sorrels, Alexandra Farias-Sorrels & Vince Colella - Clemens vs. Concrete Cowboy – $3,240,000 Verdict Premises Liability – 03/08/21
Name: Stumpf, MatthewLaw Firm: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Brief Bio:Matthew Stumpf is a trial attorney with Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, specializing in representing individuals who have been victims of serious wrongdoing. He has experience litigating a variety of cases, including large and complex personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability matters. Through dedicated effort, Mr. Stumpf has helped recover more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP clients. Recognized by the Super Lawyers publication and named to the 2020 Southern California Rising Star list, Mr. Stumpf has been a member of the following trials teams and obtained notable results. Mr. Stumpf graduated with Honors from Emory University School of Law in 2014. At Emory Law, he dedicated his studies to developing trial advocacy and litigation skills that would be an asset once he became an attorney. By graduation, he attained many honors including: Order of Barristers, ADR Conflict Resolution Book Award, Director-In-Chief of the Emory Law Mock Trial Society, 2013-2014.
Appears in:Rahul Ravipudi & Matthew Stumpf - Non-Economic Damages - 05/06/20 Brian Panish, Tom Schultz, John Shaller, Matthew Stumpf & Andrew Owen - Leg Amputation and Psychological Injuries Resulting in $23.7 Million Bench Trial Award – 02/19/21 Brian Panish, Tom Schultz, John Shaller, Matthew Stumpf, and jury consultant Sonia Chopra - Focus Group Research that led to $23.7 Million Bench Trial Award – 03/12/21
Name: Sykes, WillLaw Firm: Claggett & Sykes Law Firm
Brief Bio:William, who goes by “Will,” graduated from Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. After high school, William attended the Honors College at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), and graduated cum laude with University Honors with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management, in 2002. After college William attended law school at the William S. Boyd School of Law, and earned his J.D. in 2005. During law school William was a member of the Society of Advocates, and successfully competed on the UNLV Jessup International Moot Court Team. During law school, William interned for a district court judge in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada, and also interned for Justice Michael L. Douglas at the Supreme Court of Nevada. William also worked for a small law firm focusing on business litigation.
Appears in:Sean Claggett, Geordan Logan & Will Sykes - Premises Liability: Hardcore Discovery Practices – 12/18/20 Sean Claggett, Will Sykes & Geordan Logan - Premises Liability School Part 3 – 01/08/21
Name: Taillieu, OlivierLaw Firm: The Dominguez Firm
Brief Bio:Olivier Taillieu is a distinguished and respected trial attorney. He has tried and won multiple jury trials in his prolific career and has recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. He’s the chief trial attorney of The Dominguez Firm and handles complex and hard-fought cases. Attorney Taillieu has been recognized by his peers as an outstanding advocate for his clients. He was one of five finalists for the prestigious CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2017, and he received the coveted nomination again in 2018. Advocate Magazine featured an insightful articel authored by him on traumatic brain injuries. He was a panel speaker at CAALA Vegas 2018. Attorney Taillieu’s litigation expertise makes him a sought-after guest on high-profile national and international television shows, including Good Morning America, Nightline, NBC Nightly News, The O’Reilly Factor, and many others.
Appears in:Olivier Taillieu and Dan Kramer – $29,000,000 Mild TBI Trial – 12/15/20 Olivier Taillieu and Dan Kramer – $29,000,000 Mild TBI Trial Part 2 - 01/07/21
Uustal, JohnLaw Firm: Kelley Uustal Trial Attorneys
Brief Bio:John Uustal grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it was a small town on the edge of the wild. He was educated for justice at Georgetown University, and before that by his mother who was a teacher and his father who was a coach. He has won some of the largest verdicts ever against the most powerful companies in the world. His cases have been featured on national television news and in newspapers across the globe. He teaches trial skills to audiences all over the country, and he has been named a Lawyer of the Year by America’s Best Lawyers. He specializes in cases that supposedly can’t be won, for families that can’t afford to lose. His successes have resulted in safer fuel tanks, safer seatbelts, safer medical care, and safer equipment for firefighters. His losses have given him insight into the corporate capture of America, and the effect that has had on hard-working people like those who live in his old neighborhood, where he is still known only as Mrs. Uustal’s son, or Coach Uustal’s boy.
Appears in:John Uustal & John Gomez - $27 Million Settlement in a Case Declined By Multiple Lawyers – 02/12/21
Name: Vaughn, JayLaw Firm: Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery, P.S.C.
Brief Bio:Jay R. Vaughn is an attorney providing legal services covering Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff. Jay Vaughn, who practices law in Louisville, Kentucky, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2013 – 2021. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He graduated in 2002. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2002.
Appears in:Joe Fried & Jay Vaughn - Trucking School - 06/08/20 Jay Vaughn – Zoom Depositions – 06/15/20 Joe Fried & Jay Vaughn - Trucking School Part 2 - 06/15/20 Jay Vaughn – Deposition The DME Doctor 06/25/20 Jay Vaughn & Justin Kahn - TrialPad in Trial – 12/08/20 Steven Levin Mike Bonamarte - Elder Abuse Trial – 01/12/21 Margaret Battersby Black, Mike Bonamarte & Eric Oliver - $4,200,000 Elder Abuse Verdict – 01/26/21 Mark Kosieradzki and Jay Vaughn - 30(b)(6) Depositions – 02/03/21 Mark Kosieradzki and Jay Vaughn – 30(b)(6) Depositions Part 2 – 02/17/21 Mark Kosieradzki and Jay Vaughn - Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Thorough – 03/25/21 Matt Nakajima, Lindsay Lawrence & Jay Vaughn - $825,000 Pain & Suffering Verdict by Overcoming Bad Facts and Admitted Liability - 04/05/21
Name: Walker, JustinLaw Firm: Walker Law
Brief Bio:Justin Walker, a born and raised Californian, has a passion for fighting against bullies. Justin founded Walker Law with this goal in mind – to fight for the rights of the average citizen. He graduated from University of California Riverside and moved to Texas to attend the prestigious University of Texas School of Law, where he held numerous leadership positions and graduated with top honors. Justin moved back to California and has been a fierce advocate and trial attorney ever since. He has a reputation for commanding a court room, and has experience litigating a variety of cases including complex business disputes, employment discrimination, personal injury, civil rights issues, and contract disputes. Prior to attending law school, Justin received dual bachelor’s degrees from The University of California at Riverside. He maintains degrees in both Business Administration as well as Psychology: Law and Society. Justin’s background in business and psychology allow him to analyze even the most complex scenarios with the precision and expertise to obtain superior results.
Appears in:Justin Walker, Kyle Sherman & David deRubertis Confirmation – 4 Months of Employment = $4.1MM Wrongful Termination Verdict – 12/16/20
Name: Wheeler, AlexLaw Firm: Parris Law Firm
Brief Bio:Alex represents the Firm’s clients in severe personal injury, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, and class action litigation. Alex has been a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2019 and was selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars List from 2012 to 2018. As an attorney, Alex has obtained over $500 million in verdicts and settlements for PARRIS clients over the course of his career. He has achieved seven- and eight-figure jury trial verdicts and been appointed Lead Class Counsel in dozens of federal and state class actions. Alex speaks frequently to large groups of lawyers at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the country. He speaks on taking effective and trial-focused depositions, all aspects of trial practice, and applying cognitive science to the creative practice of law. Alex is on the Board of Advisors at Pepperdine University School of Law and was a faculty member at the Law School, where he taught “Advanced Trial Practice.”
Appears in:Alex Wheeler, Rex Parris and Dr. Anthony Reading – Proving a PTSD, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Anxiety and Depression at Trial – 10/14/20 Alex Wheeler, Jason Fowler & Khail Parris - Collecting 500X the Policy Limits: Anatomy of an Open Policy Trial, from Filing of the PI Case all the Way to Bad Faith Litigation – 04/02/21
Name: Whibley, MattLaw Firm: The Vartazarian Law Firm
Brief Bio:Matt attended the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, then went on to tour the world with a platinum-selling and Grammy nominated Canadian punk rock band. He then attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, quickly obtaining numerous academic awards and scholarships eventually graduating number 1 in the school. He attended Trial Lawyers College in 2017. Matt has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, CBS News Los Angeles, and other media publications for his involvement in high profile cases. Several of his verdicts have been featured in Jury Verdict Alert and VerdictSearch for being some of the top verdicts in California. Matt has been asked to speak at Southwestern Law School and UCLA due to his expertise.
Appears in:Matt Whibley, Kenneth Traynham & Dan Kramer - $1,900,000 Mild TBI Verdict in Orange County – 03/26/21
Name: Wiens, RangerLaw Firm: Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Brief Bio:Ranger takes great pride in representing injured people and their families. Ranger’s passion for personal injury directly correlates to his successes. Ranger joined Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. in 2013 after working for State Farm Insurance as a trial lawyer for 4 years. Ranger has extensive litigation and trial experience. He was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2012 at the Southern California law firm of Bonnie R. Moss & Associates. Ranger now exclusively represents injured people against many of the same insurance companies he formerly defended. In the last three years, Ranger has done more jury trials on the Central Coast than any other plaintiff’s lawyer. Ranger was named the Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association 2014 runner-up in the Trial Lawyer of the Year selection process. Ranger then went on to win Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2015 for the Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association.
Appears in:Ranger Wiens & Dan Jones - Maximizing Recovery in MIST Trials During Covid – 12/17/20
Name: Wisner, BrentLaw Firm: Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, R.
Brief Bio:Brent Wisner has spearheaded a range of class action and multi-district litigations against major pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In the pharmaceutical sector, R. Brent Wisner secured a multi-million-dollar jury verdict for injuries tied to the generic version of the brand-name drug Paxil. Other highlights of Mr. Wisner’s career include serving on all three of the first cancer legal teams for trials related to Monsanto Roundup. As co-lead trial counsel for the first of these trials, he represented and advised groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson to a $289 million verdict in his favor. While serving as co-lead trial counsel for the third Monsanto case, he secured an even larger verdict of $2 billion. Brent Wisner has shared what he learned during Monsanto litigation and other key phases of his career as a speaker at multiple seminars and conferences.
Appears in:Brent Wisner – Opening Statement- Monsanto Roundup Trail (Part 1) – 05/04/20 Brent Wisner – Opening Statement- Monsanto Roundup (Part 2) 05/09/20
Name: Zaner, KurtLaw Firm: Zaner Harden Law