Tailored Insights for Different Premises Liability Cases
A customer slips on a flight of tiled stairs and lands on their back, suffering multiple herniated discs. A child receives deep lacerations and scarring when attacked by a dog while walking home from school. A woman is the victim of armed robbery and assault while walking in the dimly-lit parking garage of her apartment building. Whatever the nature of your client's premises liability claim, it's up to you to quickly sort out and prove liability. Join our seasoned faculty for a full day of targeted case tips and case law so you can be ready for anything that crosses your desk. Register today!
Get practical insights on handling slip, trip, and fall cases.
Explore constructive notice, open and obvious defects, and other contentious issues through case law.
Learn how to prove foreseeability and other critical elements in negligent security cases.
Walk through the nuts and bolts of dog bite liability and litigation.
Gauge liability for swimming pool accidents.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases (With Case Law)
Inadequate Maintenance and Dangerous Property Conditions (With Case Law)
Negligent or Inadequate Security: Case Insights and Case Law
Nuts and Bolts of Dog Bite Litigation
Swimming Pool Accidents (With Case Law)
Construction Accidents and Falling Equipment (With Case Law)
Jack P. Burden is a shareholder in the law firm of Backus, Carranza & Burden, and is a litigation attorney with practice emphasis in general liability, product liability, food liability and commercial matters. His clients range from Fortune 200 companies to local business owners in Nevada. Mr. Burden is admitted to the State Bar of Nevada; the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He currently serves as an author of State Bar of Nevada Jury Instructions. He is also active in the State Bar of Nevada’s Continuing Education Committee and the Canyon Springs High School Advisory Board. Mr. Burden earned his B.S. degree from the University of Nevada, Reno's Reynolds School of Journalism and his J.D. degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
Kevin R. Diamond is a shareholder at Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger. Mr. Diamond primarily has practiced in the areas of personal injury defense, products liability, premises liability, business law, general civil litigation, bad faith, construction defect litigation and real estate law. He has had a vast array of clients, including hotels, construction companies, transit companies, insurance companies, fitness clubs, grocery stores, restaurants, insurance agents, shopping malls and apartment complexes. Mr. Diamond has been involved in the Trial by Peers Program, served as a mentor for UNLV students and judges mock trial competitions. He is a court appointed arbitrator, short trial judge and mediator. Mr. Diamond has also been a professor for UNLV's Hotel College.
Michael J. Gorby is a founder and partner with Gorby Peters & Associates, LLC. He is a nationally recognized leader in complex corporate disputes, professional negligence cases, and liability issues that arise for property owners and managers, such as hotel chains, restaurants, shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings, and other public venues. Since 1998, Mr. Gorby has served as the program chair for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (an affiliate of the University of Georgia) on the topic of premises liability. He is also the author of a popular legal treatise, Premises Liability in Georgia, which is published by Thomson Reuters/West, and which is now in its third edition. Mr. Gorby serves as an instructor/lecturer for Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) in the area of procuring government contracts and is also a registered mediator. He earned his B.A. degree from Georgia State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Mark A. Raczkowski earned his J.D. degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers School of Law and his LL.M. degree in trial advocacy from California Western School of Law, during which he was invited to participate in an internship at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. He is licensed to practice in both Arizona and California. In 2004, Mr. Raczkowski returned to Tucson, where he joined The Rabb Penny Law Firm, PLLC, as an associate attorney. During the four and one-half years he spent practicing law in Tucson, he worked to protect the rights of numerous clients who had been injured by the negligence of others while also handling various family law, probate and criminal matters. Wanting to limit his practice to personal injury law, Mr. Raczkowski joined Jones|Raczkowski PC, in 2009, where he litigates only personal injury cases; including those involving injuries occurring on premises, motor vehicle collisions, dog bites and insurance company bad faith claims. He is a member of both the American Association for Justice and the Arizona Association for Justice, the two premier legal groups for lawyers, working to protect the rights of individuals who have been injured by others.
Gail L. Ritzert is a partner in the New York office of the law firm of Kiernan Trebach, LLP. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage and insurance defense matters, concentrating in both the coverage and defense of catastrophic injury cases arising from construction accidents, products and premises defects, and the defense of municipalities. Ms. Ritzert is a member of the Suffolk County, Nassau County and Connecticut bar associations. She is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Defense Association of New York (past president) and the Defense Research Institute (has served as the New York state representative). Ms. Ritzert earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Pfeiffer College; her M.Ed. degree from Frostburg State University; and her J.D. degree from St. John's University.
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