2020 Annual Convention

Event Schedule

Thursday

PLENARY SESSION

Moderator: Robert Wagoner, Esq., Columbus, OH

5.25 CLE General Hours

8:30 - 9:30 AM Hidden Damages That Can Add Millions to Your Cases

Steven Gursten, Esq., Farmington Hills, MI

 

Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law has recovered the highest settlement for an auto and truck accident of any Michigan lawyer or law firm. Steve speaks throughout the country every year, teaching lawyers on such subjects as trial advocacy, traumatic brain injury, truck accident litigation, and on maximizing auto accident settlements.

 

NEW TRENDS IN CIVIL LITIGATION

Moderator: Robert Wagoner, Esq., Columbus, OH

5.25 CLE General Hours

 

9:45 - 10:30 AM Taking on the Defense Medical Examiner (DME)

Jay Vaughn, Esq. For Wright, KY

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM The Top Non-Law Books Trial Lawyers Need to Read

Ken Levinson, Esq., Chicago, IL

 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Dark Waters: The Story Behind the Enviornmental Legal Battle Exposing Corporate Coverup

Robert Bilott, Esq. Cincinnati, OH

 

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

 

1:30 - 2:15 PM Negotiation Strategies to Achieve the Best Settlements

Mikal Watts, Esq., San Antonio, TX

 

2:15 - 3:00 PM Fun with Shrinks: Psychological Evidence in Personal Injury

Jonathan Karon, Esq., Boston, MA

 

3:00 - 3:15 PM Networking Break

 

3:15 - 3:45 PM Utilizing a Case Manager as Your Client’s Patient Advocate to Achieve the Best Outcomes for Your Client and the Case

Shanna Huber RN, BSN, MSN/Ed, CCM, CLCP, CNLCP, Aging Life Care Manager, Columbus, OH

 

3:45 - 4:45 PM Mediation Tips Every Plaintiff’s Lawyer Should Know

Robert Erney, Esq., Columbus, OH Magistrate Mark Petrucci, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Craig Scott, Esq., Columbus, OH Frank Ray, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Moderator: Peter Friedmann, Esq. Columbus, OH

2.25 CLE General Hours

 

9:45 - 10:45 AM FLSA Collective Actions

Greg Mansell, Esq., Columbus, OH Rachel Sabo Friedmann, Esq., Columbus, OH Peter Friedmann, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

10:45 - 11:15 AM Strategies for Successful Mediations and Settlement Conversations

Hans Nilges, Esq., Massillon, OH

 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Recent Changes in Wage and Hour Laws Under the Trump Administration

Robert DeRose, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

2.50 CLE Professional Conduct Hours

 

1:30 - 2:15 PM Hollywood Ethics: Do They Ever Get it Right?

Charles Kettlewell, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

2:15 - 3:15 PM Ethics & the Practice of Law: What Would you do for $357?

Joseph Caligiuri, Esq., Disciplinary Counsel at The Supreme Court of Ohio, Columbus, OH

 

3:15 - 3:30 PM Networking Break

 

3:30 - 4:15 PM Know When to Hold ‘Em – Know When to Shred ‘Em – Don’t Gamble with Client Files

Gretchen Mote, Esq., Director of Loss Prevention, Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company

 

TECHNOLOGY

2.50 CLE General Hours

 

1:30 - 2:30 PM Microsoft Teams: Bringing the Remote Office Together

Drew Baker, Esq. Columbus, OH

2:30 - 3:00 PM Utilizing Focus Group Technology for Trial Presentation

David Skall, Esq., Elyria, OH

 

3:00 - 3:15 PM Networking Break

 

3:15 - 3:45 PM Running Technology at Trial

Tyson Mutrux, Esq., St. Louis, MO  

 

3:45 - 4:15 PM Presenting Evidence to Focus Groups

Anca Niederkorn, Firm Manager, Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers, Cleveland, OH William Eadie, Esq., Cleveland, OH

 

NEW LAWYERS TRAINING

Moderator: Jordan Lebovitz, Esq., Cleveland, OH

6 New Lawyers Training CLE Hours

 

8:30 - 9:30 AM Hidden Damages That Can Add Millions to Your Cases

Steven Gursten, Esq., Farmington Hills, MI

 

9:45 - 10:30 AM Effective Opening Statements

Bobby Rutter, Esq., Cleveland, OH Nicholas DiCello, Esq., Cleveland, OH

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM What’s Left of Product Liability

Sean Harris, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Meditations (Virtual or Otherwise); Techniques to facilitate Settlement

John Alton, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

 

1:30 - 2:30 PM Client Fund Management

Yukiko Yee, General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, Columbus, OH

 

2:30 - 2:45 PM Networking Break

 

2:45 - 3:45 PM Critical First Steps: Medical Malpractice Intake/Investigation

Lindsay Lawrence, Esq., Covington, KY

 

3:45 - 4:30 PM Proving Traumatic Brain Injuries Without Radiologic Evidence

Jeffrey Heller, Esq., Cleveland, OH

Friday

LITIGATION AT SUNRISE WITH FINDLAW

1 CLE General Hour

8:00 - 9:00 AM Starting From Scratch: 5 Ways to Bolster Your Firm’s Social Media Presence

Mike Brown, Senior Client Development Consultant, FindLaw, Cincinnati, OH

 

WOMEN’S CAUCUS PANEL

Moderator: Lori Luka, Esq., Cleveland, OH

1.50 CLE General Hours

 

9:00 - 10:30 AM Women’s Caucus Panel Discussion

Sydney McLafferty, Esq., Columbus, OH Meghan Connolly, Esq., Cleveland, OH Megan Frantz Oldham, Esq., Canton, OH

 

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Moderator: Troy Duffy, Esq., Columbus, OH

5 CLE General Hours

 

9:00 - 9:45 AM Industrial Commission Update

Jim Hughes, Chairman, Columbus, OH

Karen Gillmor, Ph.D., Public Member, Columbus, OH

 

9:45 - 10:30 AM Deciphering the New BWC Fusion Rule: What We’ve Learned So Far

Esther Barrett, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

10:30 - 10:45 AM Networking Break

 

10:45 - 11:15 AM Update from BWC Administrator

Stephanie McCloud, BWC Administrator, Columbus, OH

 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Drug Impaired Behavior Leading to Injury at Work: Interpretation of Forensic Toxicology in Worker’s Compensation Cases

Dr. John Wyman, PhD, DABT, DABFT, Centerville, OH

 

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

 

1:30 - 2:30 PM Case Law Update

Jon Goodman, Esq., Worthington, OH

 

2:30 - 2:45 PM Networking Break

 

2:45 - 3:30 PM Social Security Disability and Your Clients: Your Questions Answered

Carol Herdman, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

3:30 - 4:00 PM Legislative Changes That Will Impact Your Practice

Brad Ingraham, OAJ Director of Government Affairs, Dublin, OH

 

TRUCKING SAFETY LITIGATION

Moderator: Scott Smith, Esq., Columbus, OH

2.75 CLE General Hours

9:00 - 9:45 AM Strategies to Maximizing the Catastrophic Truck Case

Peter Kestner, Esq., Inver Grove Heights, MN

9:45 - 10:30 AM Accident Reconstruction in Trucking Cases: Initial Perception, Actual Perception, & Reaction

James Crawford, Introtech Forensic Services, Grafton, OH

10:30 - 10:45 AM Networking Break

 

10:45 - 11:30 AM Be Careful What you Wish for: Consequences of the Megaverdict in a Truck Crash Case

D.J. Young, Esq., Cleveland, OH

 

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM How to Get Other Records on Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies

Florence Murray, Esq., Sandusky, OH

 

SUBROGATION

Moderator: Daniel Mordarski, Esq., Columbus, OH

5 CLE General Hours

 

9:00 - 9:45 AM We can Completely Ignore Subro Claims From Non-ERISA, Private Health Insurance. Right? Not so Fast my Friend

Daniel Mordarski, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

9:45 - 10:30 AM ERISA Subrogation Trends and Management Strategies

Robert Kerpsack, Esq., Dublin, OH

 

10:30 - 10:45 AM Networking Break

 

10:45 - 11:30 AM Preserving Clients’ Rights: Special Needs Trusts and Medicare Set-Asides

Anne Lawter, Esq., Ringler, Troy, MI

 

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Med-Pay Migraines: Is there an Rx?

Brian Wilson, Esq., Canton, OH

 

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

 

1:30 - 2:00 PM Use Consumer Laws to get Subro/ Reimbursement Collectors to Pay Your Client

Daniel Myers, Esq., Cleveland, OH

 

2:00 - 2:30 PM R.C. 2323.44; the Satus of Ohio’s Pro Rata Statute

Matt Nakajima, Esq., Lebanon, OH

 

2:30 - 2:45 PM Networking Break

 

2:45 - 3:15 PM Workers’ Compensation & Subrogation: Practices, Pitfalls, and Maximizing the Best Result for your Client

Vincent Scebbi, Esq., Cleveland, OH

 

3:15 - 4:00 PM Super Liens: Medicare and Medicaid

Margaret Murray, Esq., Sandusky, OH

 

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

2.50 CLE Professional Conduct Hours

1:30 - 2:15 PM Ethics Update and (Un)professionalism Horror Stories

Charles Kettlewell, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

2:15 - 3:15 PM Understanding Addiction: Squirrel Logic

Dr. Brad Lander, PhD, LICDC, Columbus, OH

 

3:15 - 4:00 PM Personal Conduct, Political Conduct, and Ethical Guardrails

Gary Leppla, Esq. Dayton, OH

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Moderator: Allen Tittle, Esq., Cleveland, OH

2.25 CLE General Hours

1:30 - 2:30 PM Cases in Hospital Administration Liability

Craig Felty, RN, New Palestine, IN

 

2:30 - 2:45 PM Networking Break

 

2:45 - 3:30 PM Understaffing: by the Numbers

Ernest Tosh, Esq., Grapevine, TX

3:30 - 4:00 PM E-Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases: Medical Records are Just the Beginning!!

Dustin Herman, Esq., Cleveland, OH

NEW LAWYERS TRAINING

Moderator: Jordan Lebovitz, Esq., Cleveland, OH

6 New Lawyers Training CLE Hours

8:00 - 8:30 AM Employment Law 101

Peter Friedmann, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

8:30 - 9:15 AM Deposition Techniques: How to Get At the Truth

William Jacobson, Cleveland, OH

 

9:15 - 10:15 AM Workers’ Compensation and Law Office Management

Sam Marcellino, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

10:15 - 10:30 AM Networking Break

 

10:30 - 11:00 AM How to Increase Value in Your Pre-Suit Settlements

Jami Oliver, Esq., Dublin, OH

 

11:00 - 11:30 AM Special Considerations for Crashes Near Schools

Ashley Rutherford Starling, Esq., Hilliard, OH

 

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Every Single Case Involves the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information: What Every Lawyer Must Know and Understand to Successfully Employ E-Discovery in Every Case

Dustin Herman, Esq., Cleveland, OH

 

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

 

1:30 - 2:15 PM Basics of Bad Faith Claims

Florence Murray, Esq., Sandusky, OH

 

2:15 - 2:30 PM Networking Break

 

2:30 - 3:30 PM The Essential CLE for Solos, Small and Medium Firms

Philip King, Esq., Columbus, OH

 

3:30 - 4:00 PM Probate for Personal Injury Lawyers

Nicholas Laudato, Esq., Independence, OH

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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