Early Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Personal Injury Cases
Many personal injury cases are resolved before a lawsuit is filed. And even when you need to resort to litigation, the steps you've taken beforehand can make or break the case. In this program, seasoned faculty will show you how to sharpen your pre-suit investigation and negotiating strategies to get to quicker, better settlements. Build your skills - register today!
Avoid ethical and practical missteps in the client intake process.
Learn best practices for responding to adjuster requests for information or documents.
Get an accurate read on economic and non-economic damages.
Understand the inner workings of insurance companies and use that knowledge to your advantage.
Discover 15 practical tips to enhance the value of your client's claim.
Hear effective ways to counter common adjuster arguments.
Find out what you need to do about liens against the personal injury settlement.
Ethics of Client Screening and Intake: Getting it Right
The Art of Investigations: Maximizing Your Leverage
Calculating Damages Quickly & Accurately
Behind-the-Scenes at the Insurance Company
Demand Letters & Powerful Negotiating Tactics
10 Ways Adjusters Will Try to Reduce the Value of the Claim & How to Counter Them
Negotiating & Reducing Liens Against the Settlement
ROBERT J. KASIETA is the founder of Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a certified civil pretrial and trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kasieta practices in civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff personal injury and employment cases, as well as commercial litigation. He has written and taught extensively in the areas of trial practice, personal injury law and insurance law, and is an instructor of trial practice at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Kasieta is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and all Wisconsin courts. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Kasieta earned his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Michigan University and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
CHARLES W. KRAMER is an attorney at Hennessy & Roach, P.C., where his practice has included insurance defense and subrogation. In the past, Mr. Kramer has practiced in the area of plaintiff's personal injury and workers' compensation. He also has handled environmental and civil rights cases. Mr. Kramer is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western districts of Wisconsin. He has been admitted pro hac vice in both the Eastern and Western districts of Arkansas. Mr. Kramer earned his B.A. degree, with general honors, from the University of Chicago and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
JAMES K. THEISEN is an attorney in the Rockford office of Hupy and Abraham. With more than a decade of experience, he handles personal injury claims. Mr. Theisen earned his J.D. degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Phi Delta Phi Award for outstanding achievement in legal ethics and the Academic Achievement Scholarship. He also served as a student ambassador for Southern Illinois University School of Law and participated in William & Mary School of Law’s summer program in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Theisen is licensed to practice in Illinois’ state and federal courts, as well as the state of Missouri. He also is a member of the Winnebago County, and the Illinois State bar associations.
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