Ken Abbarno (DiCello Levitt & Casey, Mentor, OH) spent more than 25 years representing trucking companies from accident to trial, establishing himself as one of the preeminent attorneys litigating transportation accident claims. At Reminger Co. LPA, he was involved in more than 100 cases with exposure in excess of $1 million and servied on the firm's catastrophic case response team, arriving at the accident shortly after the accident. Mr. Abbarno has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2010 and has tried more than 50 civil lawsuits to verdict.
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.
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.
Denise M. Dunleavy (Of Counsel, Kramer & Dunleavy, New York, NY) was named by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top 50 women litigators. As the senior trial lawyer in the firm, she has won numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements including being the only lawyer to receive a punitive damage award in a products liability case against a breast implant manufacturer by a federal judge following a bench trial. In addition, she tried the first breast implant case alleging and proving that breast cancer resulted from the polyurethane foam of a particular implant. In that case, she won a $4.5 million dollar verdict for her client and was instrumental in getting the product removed from the marketplace within six weeks after the verdict.
Mark D. Herbst, M.D., Ph.D. (St. Petersburg Independent Diagnostic Radiology, FL) is a board certified radiologist. He has lectured extensively to attorneys, case managers, and physicians about radiology, MRI physics, spine MRI nomenclature, and musculoskeletal and neurological imaging modalities. Dr. Herbst obtained his Ph.D. in magnetic resonance in 1984 and M.D. the following year, both from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Greg (DiCello Levitt & Gutzler) is a trail lawyer with a proven record of success handling all aspects of litigation. Prior to joining DiCello Levitt & Gutzler, he founded a litigation boutique firm on the principle that complex litigation is best handled by a small team of driven and experienced lawyers focused on the best possible result in the most efficient manner. Greg has earned verdicts including the fourth largest patent infringement jury verdict in US history. He also earned a $1.1 billion settlement against the Royal Bank of Scotland for its misrepresentation in connection with the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to corporate credit unions.
Corinne Mullen (Mullen Law Firm, Hoboken, NY) has been on the faculty of Trial Lawyers College since 2001 and is engaged as co-counsel and trial consultant for high profile litigation throughout the US. She was recognized by Trial Lawyers College's Warrior Magazine, for donating more than 10 years to training lawyers in the pursuit of justice for people. Her practice includes serious personal injury, civil rights and sexual harassment. As a certified mediator she helps families thru difficult family law related matters.
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.
Corey M. Stern, (Levy Konigsberg, New York, NY) manages various areas of the firm's complex litigation practice, including Lead Poisoning, Qui Tam, Medical Malpractice, Construction Injuries and Child Advocacy. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients, generally children, who have suffered brain damage from lead poisoning or sexual abuse. He is currently representing more than 2,000 children (on an individual, case-by-case basis) who were lead poisoned in Flint, MI.
Christopher Stombaugh (DiCello, Levitt & Case, Mentor, OH) has been a thought leader on applying many of the cognitive neuroscience techniques. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Stombaugh's expertise has led to several record setting jury verdicts, often seven and eight figures. He was, until recently, a partner at the Keenan Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Stombaugh is the Past President for the Wisconsin Association for Justice. He has been names to Super Lawyers for Wisconsin since 2010.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Going on the Offensive Early – New Strategies for Opening StatementBobby DiCello Advanced Imaging in TBI Cases: What You Can and Cannot ClaimDr. Mark Herbst How to Hand the Case to the JuryCorinne Mullen The Neurological Consequences of A Brain InjuryCorey Stern Who Will Tell the Story of the Harm Done? Using Lay Witnesses to Prove Liability as Well as DamagesDenise Dunlevy The Major Problems with Life Care Plans TodayDr. Joe G. Gonzales
Monday, September 16, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Using Demonstrative Evidence to Connect with Jury to Understand Liability and DamagesAllegra Carpenter Preparing Your Witness for Literally EverythingChris Stombaugh How to Maximize Damages for Seniors and MinorsDusti Harvey Q&A SessionConference Faculty
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