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DAY 1: Case Law, Statutes, Insurance, Medical Records, Damages
DAY 2: Liens, Experts, Settlement, Trial
DAY 1: Case Law, Statutes, Insurance, Medical Records, Damages
DAY 2: Liens, Experts, Settlement, Trial
MARCOS A. BARBOSA is of counsel in the Kansas City office of Kutak Rock LLP. Mr. Barbosa has been involved in various areas of practice, with emphasis placed in the areas of product liability, general civil and commercial litigation, as well as toxic tort litigation. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Missouri, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Supreme Court of Kansas, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Barbosa is a member of the American, National, Kansas, Jackson County and Kansas City Metropolitan bar associations; and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. He earned his B.A. degree from Mid-America Nazarene University and his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. Mr. Barbosa is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.
CHELSEA E. DICKERSON is a partner with Dickerson Oxton, LLC where she has represented numerous individuals in car accidents, slip and falls, product liability, medical malpractice, nursing home, and dog bite cases. Ms. Dickerson is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas and before the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. She is a member of the Kansas, Johnson County, and Kansas City Metropolitan bar associations; The Missouri Bar; the Kansas Association for Justice; and the American Association for Justice. Ms. Dickerson earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University and her J.D. degree from Creighton University School of Law.
STEVEN B. GARNER is a shareholder and officer of Strong-Garner-Bauer, P.C. where he tries personal injury, wrongful death and product liability suits on behalf of injured parties all over the country. Mr. Garner is admitted to practice in Missouri and Arkansas, and before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has served as president (2013-2014) and has been on the Board of Governors for more than 20 years of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (past Board of Directors, past president-elect, and Past President). Mr. Garner is also a member of the International Academy of Trial Attorneys, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers, Trial Masters, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100 (2005-present), Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Top 10 (2012-present), and the Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association (2014-present). Mr. Garner is listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2013-present) and was named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, personal injury litigation - plaintiffs, Springfield, MO, 2011 and 2012 and 2015. He earned his B.A. degree from Baylor University, graduating with high honors. He graduated number one in his class from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
JOHN J. GATES is a partner with Baty, Holm, Numrich & Otto, PC, where he practices in the areas of commercial and personal injury litigation, corporate law, and insurance litigation. He has tried several high-exposure jury trials in Missouri and Kansas, including two of the largest defense verdicts in Missouri. Mr. Gates has obtained dismissals in large-loss personal injury and commercial litigation cases, and he also prosecutes business tort, non-compete, and injunctive relief claims. In addition to his litigation practice, he represents several small businesses in routine corporate, employment and risk management matters. Mr. Gates routinely speaks at continuing legal education seminars on trial tactics and civil procedure. His article, "25 Questions Before Enforcing a Non-Compete," was recently published by US Law Magazine. He earned his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. Mr. Gates is a member of The Missouri Bar, and the Kansas and Kansas City Metropolitan bar associations.
JOHN L. HAYOB is a shareholder in the Kansas City law firm of Brown & Ruprecht, PC, where he practices in the areas of insurance and coverage litigation, civil litigation and torts. He was selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2008-2011). Mr. Hayob regularly participates in seminars and presentations involving insurance related issues before professional and industry groups. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan and American (Tort and Insurance Practice Section) bar associations, The Missouri Bar, and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. Mr. Hayob is a past president of the Kansas City Claims Association. He earned his A.B. degree from Rockhurst College and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Mr. Hayob also has a mediation certification from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.
ROBERT D. KINGSLAND JR. is a founding partner in the law firm of Dempsey and Kingsland, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Kingsland’s practice is limited to medical negligence, catastrophic injury, products liability, auto collision, and other serious personal injury cases. A frequent speaker on topics related to civil trial practice, Mr. Kingsland has also published various articles on trial advocacy. His peer-reviewed article, “Gallbladder Surgery Gone Wrong-Handling the Bowel Perforation Case” appeared in the October 2014 issue of the nationally-circulated magazine Trial. Mr. Kingsland is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also been selected for membership in Superlawyers of Missouri and Kansas. He is a long-standing member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and a former board member of the Jackson County Law Library. Mr. Kingsland is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas, and he is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, among many others. Mr. Kingsland earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University.
JANE ANN LANDRUM is a member of Evans & Dixon L.L.C. where her emphasis is civil litigation, with jury trials and dispositive motions in both state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri. Ms. Landrum’s primary areas of practice are complex tort litigation, business liability, insurance coverage, HOA, construction defect and premises liability law. She is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas. Ms. Landrum is a member of The Missouri Bar, Kansas Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from Graceland University, her J.D. degree from the University of Denver, and her L.L.M. degree from the University of Missouri.
MICHAEL J. MOHLMAN is an attorney with Smith Mohlman Injury Law, LLC, where he focuses his practice on the areas of plaintiff's personal injury, auto accidents/truck wrecks, and nursing home negligence. He has litigated in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, California, Massachusetts and Wisconsin. Mr. Mohlman is the former chair of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Nursing Home Negligence Committee, and former president of Missouri Watch, a consumer rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals from wealthy special-interest lobbies. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and the American Association for Justice. He wrote The Missouri Bar Civil Procedure Deskbook chapters on interrogatories and depositions, requests for production of documents, and requests for admission. Mr. Mohlman earned his B.A. degree from Harvard University and his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas Law School.
ERIC S. PLAYTER is an attorney with Playter Trial Lawyers, where he practices in all areas of civil litigation, with a focus on serious personal injury, wrongful death and employment discrimination. Mr. Playter earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Following law school, he began working at a large downtown Kansas City defense firm where he honed his talents and skills representing individuals, businesses and insurance companies in various matters, including contract disputes, professional negligence, employment discrimination, defamation, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, bad faith and other liability claims. This experience provides him with unique insight as to how companies operate, perceive those that have been injured, and try to avoid paying throughout the claim, lawsuit and trial processes. Mr. Playter’s practice is now dedicated almost exclusively to representing individuals who have been injured - or experienced other catastrophic loss and damage - as a result of others’ negligence. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
ELIZABETH RAINES is of counsel with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP where she focuses on complex litigation, trials and appeals. Ms. Raines applies her extensive experience in state and federal district and appellate courts to litigate, manage, resolve, and try commercial, employment, statutory, and tort claims of all types for clients in multiple industries. Much of her work over the years has involved challenging medical, scientific and technical issues, regulations and standards. She has prepared, presented and examined scores of witnesses with medical, scientific and technical expertise. Ms. Raines has served on national, regional and local defense and trial teams for multiple mass and class actions. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. after law school. Ms. Raines also has several years of experience as a creative professional in the advertising industry, where she honed business, communication and presentation skills of great value to her work today. She is admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas; and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Eastern District of Missouri, and District of Kansas; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Ms. Raines earned her B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University and her J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.