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10:00 am to 1:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
10:00 - 11:30, F. David Rusin
11:45 - 1:15, A. Michelle West
This course has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.0 hours of pre-recorded credit, of which 0.0 hour will also apply in the area of legal ethics or professionalism. Attorneys may earn a maximum of 8.0 credit hours annually using pre-recorded programs.
F. DAVID RUSIN is a trial attorney and attorney manager with William Mattar, P.C., where he concentrates his practice on the prosecution of personal injury claims on behalf of severely injured persons. He has extensive civil trial experience in the areas of personal injury, automobile liability and premises liability. Mr. Rusin is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern districts of New York, the U.S. Bankruptcy courts for the Western District of New York and the District of Arizona, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a frequent lecturer on a wide variety of topics, including issues related to personal injury and automobile liability litigation, no-fault issues, lien issues, insurance coverage, ethics, and social media. Mr. Rusin earned his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
A. MICHELLE WEST is a trial attorney with Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP, in Tysons Corner, Virginia, practicing primarily in construction and commercial litigation. Before entering the construction world, she tried over 100 bench and jury trials in Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley for two of the nation’s largest auto and home insurance companies. Ms. West is a member of the Fairfax County and Prince William County bar associations, and regularly gives presentations through those associations to local middle and high school students about the justice system. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Maryland and her J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.