How to Counter Questionable Tactics, Expose Bad Actors, and Prevent Unintended Outcomes
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Spot client red flags and guide clients through the hurdles of the litigation process.
Refine your deposition skills with examination of common dirty tricks and obstructionist tactics.
Explore common judge pet peeves and get tips for advocating without arguing.
Get witness examination troubleshooting tactics you can put to use immediately.
Learn how to compel production and power up your discovery skills.
Tough Discovery Issues
Depositions: Handling Difficult Deponents and Opponents
Louis R. Cohan founded Cohan Law Group, L.L.C., and has been a trial lawyer for more than 25 years. Mr. Cohan has done work in breach of contract, fraud, injunctive relief, punitive damages, employment, trade secrets, real estate, construction and construction defects, and civil rights litigation. His practice is concentrated on business litigation and employment litigation. Mr. Cohan serves on the boards of the Atlanta Bar Association (treasurer, Litigation Section, chair, Small Firm Section), and the Atlanta Bar Foundation, as well as being a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia and his J.D. degree from Emory School of Law.
Leslie K. Eason is the co-managing partner of the Atlanta office, the office managing partner of the Birmingham office, and the office managing partner of the Jackson office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, where she has a national litigation practice focusing on employment law, torts and products liability, and commercial disputes. Her employment practice centers on assisting corporate entities with all aspects of employment-related business operations, including the creation and implementation of policies and procedure, training for staff and supervisors, administrative investigations, mediation, litigation, trial, and appeal. Ms. Eason's also represents clients against wage-and-hour claims, discrimination claims, and disability claims. She is a member of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Gordon & Rees African-American Affinity Group, Gordon & Rees Diversity Committee, Gordon & Rees Women's Initiative, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and Law360 Employment Editorial Board, Leadership Georgia. Ms. Eason earned her B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Ben Sessions is the owner of The Sessions Law Firm, LLC, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Sessions is a DUI and criminal defense attorney who has individually tried more than 50 jury trials. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Georgia SuperLawyers Magazine and Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine. He is one of only five lawyers in Georgia to be board certified in DUI defense by the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Sessions is the state delegate for Georgia within the National College for DUI Defense, and he is a member of their faculty. He has received the DUI Lawyer of the Year and Trial Victory of the Year from the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD) Group. Mr. Sessions has been a speaker at seminars before the National College for DUI Defense, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, New York State Bar Association, and Georgia ICLE. He earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Georgia State University; and his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Anthony R. Yanez is of counsel with Wargo French LLP, where he concentrates his practice on consumer finance and commercial litigation matters. He has experience with commercial disputes, enforcement of commercial loan documents, consumer financial services, catastrophic personal injury and premises liability actions, probate litigation, and all aspects of civil litigation. As a member of the consumer financial services team, Mr. Yanez also regularly represents lenders and financial institutions in a variety of consumer finance litigation matters in federal and state court, including disputes under TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA and FDCPA, state law UDAP claims; and a variety of common law claims. He is admitted to practice in Florida, and before U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; and United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Yanez earned his B.B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.
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