You are familiar with handling personal injury cases in state court, but now you're faced with the prospect of litigating in federal court. What choices should you make? What is different, what's not, and what pitfalls do you need to avoid? This program will show you how to make strategic decisions and understand the logistics of a litigating a personal injury case in federal court. Navigate these unfamiliar waters with confidence - register today!
Discover when and why you should choose federal court as your forum.
Learn how to bring or remove a case to federal court.
Avoid mistakes by exploring the nuances of federal court procedures and rules.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.
State vs. Federal Court: Making the Right Choice
Federal Rules of Procedure and Evidence
Filing and Removal Procedures
Deadlines and Other Pitfalls for the Unwary
Motions and Supporting Memoranda
Discovery and Depositions in Federal Court
Personal Injury Trials in Federal Court: Practical Tips
DANIEL M. SCHIAVETTA is of counsel at Russo & Gould LLP, who specializes in nursing home and adult residential facility defense, and has wide experience in appellate and insurance coverage litigation. He has prosecuted rescission, declaratory judgment, and interpleader actions in state and federal court on behalf of various insurers; and has tried cases involving medical malpractice and premises liability. Mr. Schiavetta gives presentations to nursing homes as to charting and litigation issues and is responsible for two changes in case law. He received his B.A. degree from State University of New York and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Mr. Schiavetta is admitted to New York and New Jersey Federal courts; Second Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Eastern and Middle districts of Pennsylvania; and United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. He is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, the New Rochelle Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute.
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