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This authoritative guide will provide you with the foundational information and knowhow essential to starting or refreshing a personal injury practice. Walk through the nuts and bolts of personal injury practice and procedure, from case intake and evaluation to trial. Then, delve more in-depth on liens, damages, medical records and other key topics. Don't miss this opportunity for a full look at personal injury - order today!
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
This program may qualify for up to 10.75 hours of Washington continuing legal education (Self Study) A/V credit, which includes 9.75 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 1.0 hour of ethics.
JACQUELYN A. BEATTY, CPCU, ARM, CLMP, is a shareholder in Karr Tuttle Campbell's litigation department, and chairs the insurance practice and the appellate practice groups. Ms. Beatty has 30 years of experience representing insurers, and occasionally policyholders, in complex coverage and bad faith matters. She was lead trial and appellate counsel in several Washington insurance cases of first impression that resulted in significant victories for her insurer clients. Ms. Beatty is frequently recognized among Washington's Top 100 Super Lawyers and is ranked among the Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyers. Ms. Beatty graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1987 with multiple honors. She also has degrees from Brown University and Columbia University School of Nursing. She is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the American Bar Association/TIPS Section, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, the Northwest Insurance Claims Association, and Defense Research Institute.
ROBERT D. BOHM is a trial lawyer at Robert D. Bohm, PLLC, who, from his offices in Arizona and Washington State, represents injured people and their families in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. He is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation. Mr. Bohm has spent his legal career advocating professionally and personally for the public good by promoting personal and corporate accountability, safeguarding the rights of individuals and their families. He handles cases throughout the states of Arizona and Washington involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury, including but not limited to, premises liability, including resort and hotel injuries, falls, sexual assault and failure to provide adequate security, and insurance bad faith claims. Mr. Bohm earned his B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. degree from the University of Arizona. Mr. Bohm is a multiple year selection as a Super Lawyer in both Arizona and Washington state by Thompson Reuters. He is also a multiple year selection as one of Arizona's Top Attorney by AZ Magazine. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America for several years in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury. His law firm is also listed as one of the Best Law Firms in America. Mr. Bohm is admitted to practice in all Arizona state courts; all Washington state courts; the U.S. District Court for Arizona, and the Eastern and Western districts of Washington; the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals; and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served as president of the Arizona Association for Justice (Arizona Trial Lawyers Association) and has served that organization as chair of its Continuing Legal Education Committee, Legislative Committee and Advanced Trail Advocacy Conference. With the American Association for Justice, he serves as a member of the Resort Torts Litigation Group, and the Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group, where he is co-chair.
KATHRYN M. KNUDSEN is an attorney with the law firm of Keller Rohrback L.L.P. in Seattle, Washington. She practices in the firm's section for plaintiff tort litigation, where she represents policyholders in a broad range of disputes with insurance carriers. Prior to joining Keller Rohrback L.L.P, Ms. Knudsen worked as a civil litigation attorney in the Central Washington area, representing clients in state and federal courts. She also served as deputy prosecutor for the city of Wapato. Prior to joining private practice, Ms. Knudsen completed a clerkship for the Honorable David H. Armstrong in the Washington State Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Washington State and King County bar associations. Ms. Knudsen earned her B.A. degree from the University of Washington and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law. She has spoken on topics related to her areas of practice for various professional groups, including: Duty or No Duty (Concerning the Duty to Defend in Liability Insurance Policies), Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, American Bar Association, 2015; and Insurance Discovery Privileges: Views from the Offensive and Defensive Lines, The Women of the Section of Litigation Conference Networking Roundtable Luncheon, American Bar Association, 2015.
MAURY A. KROONTJE has been the managing member of Kroontje Law Office PLLC in Seattle since 2007. His practice has been limited to civil litigation for over twenty years. In the most recent ten years, Mr. Kroontje has represented mostly plaintiffs. In the decade prior starting his own firm, he primarily handled defense of civil cases at a larger Seattle law firm. Mr. Kroontje benefited from early on-the-job training at the United States Attorney's Office in Seattle as a student intern during college and law school. His first jury trials as a lawyer were in Whatcom County as a public defender, where he was born and raised. Most of his cases involve personal injury, construction disputes, insurance coverage issues, and general civil litigation. He is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Kroontje earned his B.A. degree in business administration at the University of Washington and his J.D. degree at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Virginia.
JOSHUA B. LOWELL is an attorney with the Redmond, Washington Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S. Mr. Lowell practices in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury and professional negligence. He earned his B.A. degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and his J.D. degree at Seattle University, School of Law. Mr. Lowell has prided himself in representing clients on 'both sides of the fence.' Toward that end, he is a member of both the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). With the firm's managing director taking 'of counsel' status, Mr. Lowell has recently become the firm's primary litigator; while overseeing the opening of a second office in Duvall, Washington. He has mentored local high school students; provided pro bono assistance to local start-up and small business owners; and has been a regular fund-raising volunteer for Rotary International.
HON. RICHARD F. MCDERMOTT, RET. served as a Superior Court Judge in the King County Superior Court from 2000 through 2017. He was appointed to the King County Superior Court by Governor Gary Locke on March 2, 2000. Currently, Judge McDermott assists parties by serving as a mediator and arbitrator at JAMS. Judge McDermott served as an adjunct professor at the Seattle University School of Law from 1999 - 2016. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge McDermott served three years as a deputy prosecutor with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and spent 24 years in private practice concentrating on plaintiff's personal injury law. He was recognized as one of Washington's Super Lawyers by Washington Law & Politics Magazine in 1999. Judge McDermott earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Seattle University and his J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law.
AMY F. MILLER is a trial attorney in the Seattle office of GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc. She focuses her practice on injury cases, including auto collisions, construction site accidents, wrongful death, premise liability, and brain injuries. Prior to joining GLP Attorneys, she worked as a professional malpractice and negligence defense attorney in the Seattle area. Having represented plaintiffs as well as working on behalf of insurance companies, Ms. Miller brings extensive trial experience from multiple perspectives to her clients at GLP Attorneys. Her compassion spreads outside of the office where she serves as a volunteer court appointed special advocate for young children in dependency disputes, as well as provides pro bono work for legal clinics in King County. Ms. Miller has taken on the role of litigation mentor to other attorneys in the firm, and will work alongside them prior to and at trial. She earned her B.A. degree at the University of Washington and her J.D. degree at Gonzaga University School of Law.
BENJAMIN T.G. NIVISON is a member of the Seattle law firm of Rossi Vucinovich PC. Mr. Nivison focuses his practice on the resolution of catastrophic personal injury cases, complex commercial disputes, and healthcare claims. He has experience trying cases on behalf of a wide variety of businesses and individuals in state and federal courts, as well as in various administrative settings. Mr. Nivison's healthcare practice involves representing hospitals, clinics, licensed healthcare providers, and individuals in medical malpractice cases, state and facility credentialing actions, and compliance and regulatory matters. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Southern California and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Mr. Nivison has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star each of the last three years. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, where he has held multiple committee appointments and chairs; he is currently the Washington State Membership chair for the American Bar Association; and he is an active member of the King County Bar Association and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.
MARISSA A. OLSSON is a partner at the Seattle law firm of Kraft Davies, PLLC. Ms. Olsson practices exclusively personal injury, maritime injury claims, catastrophic injury claims, and wrongful death. The majority of her practice involves litigation, including appeals in Washington state courts and federal court. She is actively involved in the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and served as co-chair of Women of WSAJ from 2014 through 2017. She has been a contributor to the legal website Above the Law and was a featured attorney on Law School Transparency’s podcast "I Am the Law." In both 2017 and 2018, Ms. Olsson was selected by SuperLawyers.com as a Rising Star. She earned her B.A. degree at the University of Washington in 2006 and her J.D. degree at the University of Washington School of Law in 2010.
JONATHAN C. YOUSLING is a member of the Burlington law firm of GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc. He practices in the areas of insurance law and litigation and personal injury litigation. Mr. Yousling earned his B.A. degree at the University of Washington and his J.D. degree at Gonzaga University School of Law.