Steven Gursten, Michigan Auto Law, Farmington Hills, MI, is recognized as one of the nation's top attorneys handling serious auto accident personal injury and wrongful death cases, and auto insurance No‐Fault litigation. His firm is the state's largest law firm specializing in car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Gursten has been named Lawyer of the Year by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly and the Best Lawyer/Best Law Firm in U.S. News & World Report.
Joseph V. Camerlengo, Jr., (Camerlengo Law Group, Jacksonville, FL) is Board Certified in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar, a Florida Super Lawyer since 2008 and a member of the Million Dollar Trial Advocates since 2003. Mr. Camerlengo started his career as an insurance defense attorney. After suffering permanent injuries in a car accident, he decided to pursue his true passion, representing injured people.
Edward P. Capozzi (Brach Eichler, Roseland, NJ) New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney, received the New Jersey Law Journal's Personal Hall of Frame Award in 2014 for receiving the largest verdict in the state in a products liability case. From 2012 to 2018 he earned at least one, and in some years as many as three of the state's top 20 verdicts or settlements. He has been named to Best Attorneys in America, the Top 1 percent of Attorneys in America, and has been selected to Super Lawyers and Top Attorneys in NJ since 2012. Ed is the author of The Domino Theory, published by Trial Guides.
Allegra Carpenter (Allegra-Law, Albuquerque, NM) was named 2015 Albuquerque Personal Injury Litigator of the Year, and listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2005. She has also been selected to Super Lawyers since 2014. Ms. Carpenter’s Super Power is her creativity -- which defines and spans every aspect practice from case selection to trial. After 22 years as an engine for McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, she has recently established her own practice, Allegra-Law, where she will continue her long history of amplifying the voice of clients’ injustices through visual thought and communication. Her practice includes medical malpractice, truck accidents, nursing home, products, industrial injuries, product liability and premises liability. Ms. Carpenter is a regular speaker at CLE programs around the country.
Edward Ciarimboli (Felerman Ciarimboli, Philadelphia, PA) has achieved settlements in excess of $30 million in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death suits. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Ed speaks regularly for AAJ’s Trial Advocacy Colleges and Courses. While at Duquesne University School of Law, he was admitted to the Order of Barristers for Excellence in Courtroom Advocacy and was named a national semi-finalist in the American Trial Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition.
Benjamin Cloward (Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, Las Vegas, NV) at the age of 37, was the youngest lawyer in the history of the State of Nevada to be awarded the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Justice Association. The same year, he became the youngest member of the Nevada, Las Vegas Chapter of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates), and also the youngest person in the State of Nevada to be Board Certified as a Personal Injury Specialist. Ben successfully argued the Khoury v. Seastrand case which was a huge victory for all injured Nevadans because it rejected the Howell Doctrine, which allows negligent people who caused harm to get a discount when they hit responsible citizens who carry personal health insurance. Prior to joining Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, honed his litigation and negotiation practice skills at a Nevada insurance defense firm.
Bobby DiCello (The DiCello Firm, Mentor, OH) worked as Assistant County Prosecutor in the largest prosecutor’s office in the State of Ohio, The Cuyahoga County before joining the firm. As a prosecutor, he quickly earned the rank of In-Charge Supervisor, managing 16 prosecutors and tried more than 40 major jury trials. His practice at the firm focuses on civil rights, police misconduct, wrongful death, class action and mass tort. He handled the appellate work for Donzinger v. Chevron.
Steve Gorny (The Gorny Law Firm, Kansas City, MO) is a member of the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum. In 2006 he and a former partner obtained the seventh largest trial verdict in the US, and the largest non-punitive wrongful death verdict in Missouri history. He also earned the largest medical negligence verdict in Cole County, Missouri. He has been selected as a Missouri and Kansas SuperLawyer since 2006.
Betsy K. Greene (Greene & Schultz Trial Lawyers, Indianapolis, IN) is past president of the Indiana American Board of Trial Advocates and Indiana Trial Lawyers Association College of Fellows. She is a has been certified three time in Civil Trial Advocacy from the National Board of Trial Advocacy and an Advocate in AAJ's National College of Advocacy. A graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and has been on the faculty since 2009. She has been selected by Super Lawyers since 2004, featured as a Top 10 in 2017.
Dusti Harvey (Harvey & Foote, Albuquerque, NM) directed all aspects of litigation as corporate counsel for a national nursing home chain for over six years, prior to forming Harvey & Foote. She was in charge of the Alternative Dispute Resolution program under the corporation's bankruptcy and traveled the United States mediating over 1,500 nursing home cases. She now devotes a significant portion of her practice advocating for the well-being of elderly individuals residing in nursing homes and lectures nationwide at seminars regarding nursing home neglect and abuse. Dusti also understands the defense side having practicing with a large civil defense firm with a focus on insurance defense, medical malpractice and automobile accidents.
W. Hugh McAngus, Jr., (Chappell Smith & Arden, Columbia, SC) oversees all litigation within the firm and has had trial victories including $12 million for a paralyzed client involved in a nightclub shooting and $5 million settlement in one of South Carolina’s most conservative counties. In addition, he has briefed and argued cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. He is president of the South Carolina Association for Justice and serves on the Membership and Underride Committees of AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group.
Daniel W. Munley (Munley, Munley & Cartwright, Scranton, PA) concentrates his practice in tractor trailer litigation. A Certified Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Munley is a charter member and current Executive Board member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group and has been a featured national speaker for AAJ. He has been the Special Projects Coordinator, Treasurer, Secretary and currently is the Chair of TLG for AAJ. Mr. Munley contributed to the ABA publication Truck Accident Litigation, 2nd Edition, published in 2006.
Eric T. Penn (The Penn Law Firm, Jacksonville, TX) decided to take the of a mother with three children in the car hit a patch of black ice, losing control and sending them across the median into oncoming traffic where they are struck by an 18-wheeler. The police report determined there was no fault to be placed. At trial, Eric earned a $89.6 verdict for the family. Eric is a graduate of Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College.
Karonnie Truzy (Crumley Roberts, Greensboro, NC) is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer. Karonnie is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National Trial Lawyers. While in law school, he was a member of the ATLA Trial Team as Captain, was active in the Black Law Students Association, was a member of the Order of Barristers and was named a 2001 Outstanding Advocate.
Matthew Wright (Wright Law, Franklin, TN) after starting his legal career representing mega insurance companies, quickly realized many of these companies cared little about people who suffered catastrophic, life-altering losses. That realization caused him to decide to represent ordinary people instead of large companies. Matt is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 2016, National Trial Lawyers Top Ten Trucking Trial Lawyers since 2017 and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel since 2016. He is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.
Brady Pofahl, Pofahl Law Firm, Albuquerque, NM, authored the Automobile Accidents Chapter of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Litigation Series. His practice is limited to personal injury, motor vehicle accidents and trucking accidents. Prior to opening his own firm, Mr. Pofahl worked for two defense firms in Albuquerque. He served on the National Mock Trial Team while at the University of New Mexico School of Law.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Overcoming the Gap in Time/Delay in Diagnosis – These are Not Case KillersSteve Gursten Going on the Offensive Early – New Strategies for Opening Statement in an Auto CaseBobby DiCello Proving Proximate Cause in Car Wreck CasesEd Capozzi Traumatic Sleep Deprivation (Always Present, Always Ignored) to Prove Economic Disability for Life Care PlansMatt Wright Jury Selection in Motor Vehicle Crash Cases: Thoughts, Strategies & Trial SequencingEric Penn Case Study: $3M Verdict on Low Impact Case with a $0 OfferBen Cloward Green Beret Discovery and Depositions in Auto CasesEd Ciambolli Securing Full Compensation for the Elderly and the Very YoungDusti Harvey and Brady Pofahl Is the Roadway to Blame? Address Defects, Signals, Sight Lines, Etc.Steve Gorny
Monday, April 8, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
How to Get Commercial Truck Driving Standards to Apply to Your Car Wreck CaseJoe Camerlengo Seeing is Believing – Low Cost Tips and Tricks for Illustrating Liability and DamagesAllegra Carpenter How to Get and How to Use a Defendant’s Cell Phone Records to Explode Case ValueDan Munley How to Get Your Client a Great Recovery Even When You Face Massive Health LiensBetsy Greene Tips on How to Handle Allegations of Comparative Negligence -Lessons on How to Survive and Even Thrive in a Contributory Negligence StateKaronnie Truzy Using FMCSA Records to Prove Aggravated Liability in Trucking CasesHugh McAngus
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