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Christopher Stombaugh (Stombaugh and Smith, Platteville, WI) 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.

Charles Allen (Charles Allen Law Firm, Atlanta, GA) has more than 20 years representing clients in personal injury cases. As an owner of a construction business, he was in an Oklahoma courtroom listening to an 8-minute cross-examination. That eight minutes convinced him he was in the wrong career and he enrolled in night courses at Atlanta Law School. After a month of persisting, he convinced the Keenan Ashman law firm to hire him as courier/clerk. Four months later he was working with the main partner preparing witnesses and assisting in cross-examination prep. He stayed at the Keenan firm for 16 years before opening his own firm in 2012, where he has earned more than $40 million for his clients. Mr. Allen has lectured extensively on trial skills, with emphasis on depositions.

Robert F. 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.

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017

    10:30 a.m. Registration
    11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
    Lunch Included
    Conference Program
    Strategy and Strategist
    1. Create General Strategy, End Game, Campaign
    2. Goals, Sun Tzu and You
    3. Importance of Deposition in Overall Case
    4. Common Case Fact Patterns
    5. Common Problems in Deposition from the Audience
    6. Who to Depose, When and Why
    Chris Stombaugh, Charles Allen
    Overcoming Resistance - Defining the Problem: THE WALL
    1. Source Resistance
    2. Tactics to Deal with Resistance
    3. The Science Behind Reducing Resistance
    4. The Jericho Method: How the Walls Com Tumbling Down
    Chris Stombaugh, Charles Allen

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
    Breakfast and Lunch Included
    Conference Program
    Discovery Practice - When to Fight and When Not to Fight
    1. Motion or Not
    2. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
    3. Alternative Sources of Information
    4. Gaining Actionable Intelligence
    5. Creative Use of Deposition
    Chris Stombaugh, Charles Allen
    Deposition Case Specific Preparation - The Battle Plan
    1. Defining the Battle Plan
    2. Create Battle Plan to Conquer the Enemy, Win the War and Organize Each Battle in Deposition
    3. Debunking Common Defenses
    4. Turning the Defense of Confusion to Your Advantage
    5. Situation Awareness, Preparation of War
    6. Organizing a pragmatic Outline - The Battle Plan
    7. Internalizing Your Battle Plan
    8. Workshop - How to Create Your Battle Plan
    Chris Stombaugh, Charles Allen
    Executing Your Battle Plan Deposition Performance
    1. Engaging the Deponent Base Upon Types of Witnesses
    2. Disarming the Witness
    3. Fears
    4. Situational Awareness
    5. Workshop - Executing Your Battle Plan
    Chris Stombaugh, Charles Allen

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Breakfast Included
    Executing Your Battle Plan Deposition Performance - Continued
    1. Engaging the Deponent Base Upon Types of Witnesses
    2. Disarming the Witness
    3. Fears
    4. Situational Awareness
    5. Workshop - Executing Your Battle Plan
    Chris Stombaugh, Charles Allen
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    Conference Room Rate

    360 Advocacy has secured a limited block of suites on a first-come, first serve basis at the group rate of $269. The room block will end August 25, 2017. To register for a room, click the Hotel Reservation link above or call 1.877.321.9966 and ask for the 360 Advocacy room block.

    Continuing Legal Education

    An application for accreditation for continuing legal education credit (approximately 18.50 credit hours, including 2.0 ethics hours for 60 minute states and approximately 22.20 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.

    Conference Guarantee

    We take our pledge of excellence seriously. If the Conference does not live up to your expectations, we will refund your registration fee. Because the faculty will use real cases from their own files and share information only available at the Conference, you will be agreeing to the confidentiality of the program when you have been accepted into the program. The Conference is open to plaintiff personal injury attorneys only and anyone who represents personal injury defendants and/or insurance companies are ineligible to attend. The confidential nature of 360 Advocacy programs does not allow for audio or video recording, and the written materials are only available to attendees.

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