Practical Insights From Claim Assignment to Trial
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Practical Insights From Claim Assignment to Trial
Do you have the skills to protect your client's interests and prevent an exorbitant judgment? In this legal program, seasoned insurance defense faculty will equip you with practical negotiation strategies, deposition techniques, lien best practices, and much more. Use all the tools at your disposal to come to a prompt and effective file closure - register today!
This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance adjusters and paralegals may also benefit.
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WILLIAM KENNETH C. DIPPEL formed his own plaintiffs' firm in 1994, specializing in product liability, medical malpractice, and premises liability. From 1994 to present, the vast majority of his work has been representing families who have suffered catastrophic injuries, although the firm is occasionally called upon to represent select defendants in unique trial circumstances. Mr. Dippel's former employment experience includes work at the Dallas defense firm of Strasburger and Price, from 1983 to 1994, where he progressed from associate to full equity partner. The focus of his work was as Regional Counsel in defending high stakes product liability litigation for automotive and other manufacturers. He earned his B.S. degree, cum laude, from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Dippel began publishing his legal works while still in law school and has continued to the present. In 1996, he became board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law. Mr. Dippel also holds an "AV" rating in Martindale-Hubbell signifying "very high to preeminent legal ability," as well as the highest possible ranking for ethics. In 2004 and successive years, he was selected as one of the Preeminent Lawyers in the U.S. While his practice focuses in all counties of Texas, Mr. Dippel also has practiced in jurisdictions around the country and has actively been involved in litigation in California, Washington State, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Florida. He has recently been admitted to the Third Circuit and Eleventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Mr. Dippel also negotiated one of the larger Texas premises liability settlements. His client has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC Dateline, and other national media programs, to educate sexual assault victims and encourage reporting of these crimes. He was also trial co-counsel in one of the first premature deployment airbag cases tried, a 23 million dollar verdict. Mr. Dippel is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, and the College of the State Bar of Texas. He has lectured at the Texas Trial Lawyers Association "Advanced Products Liability" course, the State Bar of Texas "Advanced Personal Injury" seminar, and the State Bar College Spring Training School.
DAWN C. DOHERTY is a senior partner with Marks O'Neill. Joining the firm shortly after its inception, she opened the Delaware office and has continued a multijurisdictional practice in the area of excess exposure litigation assisting carriers in evaluating, negotiations or defending these matters at trial. Ms. Doherty is the head of the firm's healthcare practices group and has extensive experience counseling and defending traditional healthcare defendants as well as the ever growing needs of the mental healthcare communities, nursing homes, and same day surgery facilities and clinics. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from LaSalle University and her J.D. degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Ms. Doherty is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. She is also admitted to the Court of Appeals, District of Columbia (1998), U.S. District Court of Delaware, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Washington, D.C. District Court. Ms. Doherty is a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation and the Defense Research Institute. As an active lecturer to attorneys and clients for professional education credits, she speaks most often on fundamentals of practice and ethics.
T. KEVIN KNIGHT is a partner in the law offices of DSK Law. Mr. Knight is board certified as a trial lawyer by both The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Over the course of his practice, he has generally focused on personal injury litigation. Mr. Knight earned his B.S.B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida and his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law.
SANDY T. ROUSSAS is a partner in the law firm of Stockman O'Connor PLLC, and has been a practicing attorney for more than 10 years. She practices in the areas of medical malpractice and hospital liability, product liability and general liability. Ms. Roussas' diverse practice in general liability includes motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death and premises liability. She is involved in all facets of pre-trial litigation. Ms. Roussas has been named by Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the practice area of personal injury medical malpractice defense. She is a member of the Connecticut and Greater Bridgeport bar associations and is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. She is also a member of the Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Ms. Roussas graduated with honors from Pace University and earned her law degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law.
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