Mark A. DiCello (The DiCello Firm, Mentor, OH) has been recognized by federal and state courts throughout the country for his accomplishments and ability including; appointment to co-lead counsel in the Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobuturator Sling Products Liability Litigation, by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia Columbus Division; appointment to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the matter of In Re: Propecia (Finestride) Product Liability Litigation in the Eastern District of New York; and appointment to the Science Committee for the consolidated matter of In Re: Stryker.
John H. Gomez (Gomez Trial Lawyers, San Diego, CA) was named by Lawyers USA the national Lawyer of the Year in 2010. He has twice been named San Diego’s Trial Lawyer of the Year. The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego have awarded him an unprecedented nine separate Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards. He was named a 2011 Top 100 California Attorney overall by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. His cases have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports. Prior to opening Gomez Trial Lawyers in 2005, Mr. Gomez clerked for a federal judge and worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He has recovered more than $250 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 50 recoveries more than a million dollars.
Khaldoun Baghdadi (Walkup Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, San Francisco, CA) was part of the trial team in the Pinnacle hip implant litigation trial which resulted in a verdict in excess of $1 billion. He has also earned more than ten other verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. Mr. Baghdadi has been names a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2009. He served an adjunct instructor teaching trial advocacy at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and also at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Baghdadi is an instructor on trial technique, deposition practice and lawyering skills for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Jude Basile (The Basile Law Firm, San Luis Obispo, CA). Labeled by Gerry Spence as "one of America's finest," was invited in 2012 to be a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an exclusive association of 100 of the most successful personal injury trial lawyers in the country. He has received 6 Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, including Trial Lawyer of the Year. He has been named California Central Coast Trial Lawyer of the year 3 times. His verdicts include 7 and 8 figure results against corporations and governmental entities, on behalf of individuals and families.
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.
Jeffrey P. Goodman (Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, Philadelphia, PA) in 2016, became the youngest partner in the firm’s history and before his 34th birthday helped recover more than $750 million for plaintiffs. It is believed that he is the youngest attorney in the US to reach this milestone. He has played a lead role in litigating complex and catastrophic disasters. From 2015 on Jeff has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and named one of Philadelphia’s Legal Eagles in 2018.
Michael A. Kelly (Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, San Francisco, CA) set the standard for metal-on-metal artificial hip litigation with his March 2013 $8,341,000 verdict in the first DePuy ASR /Johnson and Johnson case. A member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, Mr. Kelly has been annually selected by the Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the Top Ten lawyers in Northern California. In 2012 he was honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California with the Robert E. Cartwright award, given to a member of the Association for contributions to the teaching of Trial Advocacy.
Rachel Lanier (Lanier Law Firm, New York, NY) serves on the Executive committee for the Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers. She focuses her practice on litigation of toxic substances and defective products. Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm, Rachel worked on asbestos cases for a Manhattan firm. She is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Adam Malone, Malone Law, Atlanta, GA , has a trial practice focused on helping families in cases involving brain and spinal cord injuries, burns, amputations, and wrongful death. In 2008, Mr. Malone was featured as one of the top 12 lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40 by the Fulton County Daily Report. That year, the National Law Journal highlighted one of his jury verdicts as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation in 2008. That case arose out of the needless amputation of a 14 year-old athlete's right leg due to careless communication between the doctor and nurses attending him and resulted in a record-setting jury verdict of $24,529,286.00. He is recognized as a member of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Mr. Malone is board certified in the complex area of medical negligence by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA).
Brian Panish (Panish Shea Boyle, Los Angeles, CA) 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, and over thirty verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million in personal injury, wrongful death and business litigation cases. Mr. Panish has obtained three jury verdicts in excess of $50 million in personal injury cases – more than any other attorney in California.
Robert J. Mongeluzzi (Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, Philadelphia, PA) is the most respected and successful construction accident attorney in the United States. He was co-lead counsel for the largest recovery of a construction accident case in American history. Mr. Mongeluzzi also focuses on cases involving catastrophic injury and death stemming from electrical accidents, crane accidents, aerial lift accidents, brain injuries, burn injuries, product liability and sports and recreational accidents and has has secured at least a million dollars in more than 200 cases. Mr. Mongeluzzi has consistently ranked second out of 48,000 Pennsylvania lawyers in Philadelphia magazine's peer-selected Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania publication.
Robert Simon (Simon Law Group) serves as lead trial lawyer at the firm and has received the 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year in San Diego, the 2014 Los Angeles Top Trial Lawyer under 40, and 2014 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year – Young Gun. Since 2012 Robert has tried more than 30 cases to verdict as lead, winning them all with verdicts totaling more than $100 million. He has been selected by Super Lawyers since 2015 and Rising Stars from 2011-2014. His is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates, Consumer Attorneys of California and other local associations.
Ron Simon, Ron Simon & Associates, Steamboat Springs, CO and Houston, TX, has recovered more than $550,000,000 for victims nationwide. He has achieved more than 80 settlements in excess of one million dollars, including several record-setting recoveries on behalf of his clients in numerous courts across the United States. His groundbreaking work on behalf representing more than 5,000 victims in several recent national food borne illness outbreaks (Peter Pan peanut butter, Castleberry’s chili, Nestle cookie dough, Kellogg crackers, Subway sandwiches, Wright County eggs, and Jensen Farms cantaloupes, to name a few) have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and virtually all other major television networks and print media.
Aimee Wagstaff (Andrus Wagstaff, Lakewood, CO) has been appointed by federal and state court Judges to co-lead four national litigations representing tens of thousands of injured claimants including the 8 person Executive Committee overseeing all federal TVM litigation. Defendants have pledged over $1.6 Billion in resolution monies and juries have awarded over $240,000,000.00 in verdicts to TVM Plaintiffs. She is included in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in America for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs and a 2016 Member of "The RoundTable: America's 50 Most Influential Lawyers" - The Trial Lawyer.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration 11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Swinging for the Fences: Maximizing DamagesBrian Panish Using Bad Conduct to Drive Big DamagesAimee Wagstaff Our Secrets to Getting Big Verdicts in Spine Injury CasesRobert Simon Winning the Blame Game: Preexisting Conditions and Comparative FaultBibi Fell Betrayal: Birth Injury and Other Inexcusable Medical DisastersAdam Malone Debunking Defense Damages Positions and Arguments: The Art, The Science & The MethodologyJohn Romano
Monday, March 23, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and Lunch from 1:00 p.m.to 1:45 p.m. Included
How to Effectively Screw Up Your Voir DireKhaldoun Baghdadi The Unspoken: Using Non-Verbal Communication when Expressing DamagesChristian Morris How to Use the Media to Increase Your Clients’ DamagesRon Simon Ten Tips to Consistently Obtaining Large VerdictsJohn Gomez Jury Selection in the Age of Fake News and Information OverloadBob Kelley Telling Stories of Humanity at TrialJude Basile The Next Massive Frontier: Big Cases and Big Rewards in EuropeDan Bryson
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Coming SoonJeff Goodman Preparing Your Client for Deposition and Trial Testimony What Are You Missing?Bobby DiCello
$1395 – First Attorney
$1295 – Early Registration (register before Sunday, January 27)
$1195 – 2nd+ Attorney from the same firm
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Continuing Legal Education
An application for accreditation for continuing legal education credit (approximately 17.50 credit hours, including 2.0 ethics hours for 60 minute states and approximately 18.60 credit hours, including 2.4 ethics hours for 50 minute states) has been submitted to all mandatory CLE states. Number of credits awarded will vary based on state regulations. Please bring your license and/or bar information with you to the program.