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Reserves, Adjuster Authority, and More: Practical Insights You Should Know
Colossus and Other Claims Valuation Considerations
Demand Letters: 7 Things That Enhance Them (and 5 That Hurt Them)
How to Negotiate With Different Insurers and "Types" of Claims Adjusters
Claims Adjuster Negotiating Techniques and Tricks
Billed vs. Paid, Pre-Existing Conditions, and More: Countering Common Arguments
Insurance Bad Faith: What it is, What it Isn't, and How to Use it as Leverage
Tried-and-True Negotiation Strategies for Plaintiff's Attorneys
Edward C. Bassett Jr. is a partner and chair of the personal injury practice group at Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP. He has practiced in the area of civil litigation for more than 30 years. Mr. Bassett is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, receiving in 1999 a $22.65 million judgment in a traumatic brain injury case. He was selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in Massachusetts, and was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2004 - 2009. The National Trial Lawyers Association has selected Mr. Bassett as one of the Top Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts. He currently chairs the Legislative Committee for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). In October 2010, Mr. Bassett authored "An Introduction to Interstate Trucking Litigation in Massachusetts," published by The Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.
Jeffrey R. Davis has practiced in the area of plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice exclusively. After working as an associate in a plaintiff's injury firm, Mr. Davis formed his own practice in 1997. Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A., represents victims of negligence, medical malpractice, product liability, dog bites, motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, and premises liability. He earned his undergraduate degree, with high honors, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Davis is admitted to practice in Florida. As a practicing lawyer, he has served on various committees of The Florida Bar, including several grievance committees and committees on the unauthorized practice of law. Mr. Davis has held memberships in several local, state, and national lawyer organizations; and is admitted to practice law in both federal and state courts. He is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was recently named membership chairman for the Miami Chapter. Mr. Davis is a frequent lecturer for National Business Institute and other educational organizations.
Loren Shanklin Fleshman is an attorney with the law firm of Smith Shanklin Sosa, L.L.C. Ms. Fleshman practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, class actions, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and products liability. She earned her B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and her J.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Tony Graffeo is the managing attorney at the Huntsville offices of Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C., where he concentrates on litigation of motor vehicle collision cases and other personal injury matters. He also has extensive experience litigating cases involving defective products, medical negligence, and premises liability. Mr. Graffeo is a member of the The Alabama Bar, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Alabama Association for Justice. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Mrinali Sethi is an attorney with Reminger Co., L.P.A.'s Columbus office. She focuses her practice on a wide range of areas including commercial transportation liability, governmental liability, and general liability. Prior to joining Reminger Co., L.P.A., Ms. Sethi served as a judicial extern for the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio for Magistrate Judge David A. Ruiz. She also served as a certified legal intern in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. During law school, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Case Western Reserve Law Review, and competed on the moot court team in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Ms. Sethi tutored for two first year courses, criminal law and property law, through the Academic Enrichment Program. She also served as the president of the South Asian Law Student Association for the 2019–2020 school year. Ms. Sethi earned her B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio.
Barry M. Snyder is the owner of The Law Office of Barry M. Snyder, P.A. He has more than 40 years of litigation experience focusing in the fields of personal injury, wrongful death, and criminal defense. Mr. Snyder is a board certified civil trial lawyer, mediator, and qualified arbitrator. He is admitted to practice in Florida, as well as before the Federal Court - Southern, Middle, and Northern districts. Mr. Snyder is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association; committee member of the Miami-Dade Branch of Professionalism for Attorneys; past guest speaker at University of Miami Law School, St. Thomas Law School, and Miami-Dade College; and is a trial consultant with Trial Consultants Inc. He is also a former past president of the North Dade Bar Association. Mr. Snyder earned his B.A. degree from the University of Miami and his J.D. degree from the University of New Hampshire Law School (Franklin Pierce Law Center).
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