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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
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program may qualify for up to 12.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education (Self Study) A/V credit, which includes 11.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 1.0 hour of ethics.
DR. RICHARD S. ADLER is a board-certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist, who has practiced forensic and clinical psychiatry in Seattle for over twenty years. He trained at Harvard Medical School and is on the UW faculty. Dr. Adler has testified and consulted in a wide number of prominent personal injury matters. He has been retained by the State of Washington, King County, the City of Seattle, many other municipalities and personal injury firms. Dr. Adler is a recognized expert on NeuroLaw - the application of advanced neuroimaging and neuroevaluative testing to legal issues - including Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG), Magnetic Resonance, Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography of the brain. He has testified in over 22 states, federal, military and Bureau of Indian Affairs venues. His testimony has never been limited or excluded. Dr. Adler holds medical licenses in Washington, Alaska and Georgia. He has provided CLE and CME presentations throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
JAMES W. BECK is an attorney and partner within the Tacoma office of Gordon Thomas Honeywell, LLP. Mr. Beck joined GTH after completing a clerkship for the former Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. He focuses his practice pursing trials in the areas of personal injury, employment law, and insurance coverage. Mr. Beck has briefed and argued multiple appeals, including cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. In his practice, he has represented families in wrongful death cases, victims in sexual abuse cases, and many returning U.S. service members who face discrimination or retaliation in the workplace. Mr. Beck is a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, Washington State For Justice Association, as well as the Washington Employment Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. He has been selected for the 2016-2017 Washington Super Lawyer lists. Mr. Beck received his B.S. degree from University of Georgia, followed by earning his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Georgia State University.
JANELLE CHASE-FAZIO is an attorney within the Tacoma office of Gordon Thomas Honeywell, LLP, where she currently focuses her practice at GTH on civil rights, employment law, consumer protection, immigration, and criminal appellate defense. Ms. Chase-Fazio is a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Mills College, followed by earning her J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law.
COLE DOUGLAS is an attorney with Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, where his practice focuses on the litigation and trial of complex personal injury, wrongful death and sex abuse claims. Mr. Douglas is admitted to practice in the state of Washington, United States District Court - Western District of Washington. He is a member of the Thurston County Bar Association, the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice, EAGLE member. Mr. Douglas received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award - client counseling and negotiation. He received his B.A. degree from Willamette University, along with his M.B.A. degree. Mr. Douglas earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law.
TYLER K. FIRKINS is a partner in the law firm Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins, where his practice emphasizes representation of individuals against corporations and governmental entities in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, employment law, and criminal defense. As a Washington Education Association contract attorney, Mr. Firkins frequently represents public school teachers in criminal, discharge and licensing proceedings. He has handled many high profile cases. Most recently, Mr. Firkins won a major Supreme Court case involving the Public Record Act in Bellevue John Does 1-11 v. Bellevue School Dist. #405, 164 Wash.2d 199, 189 P.3d 139 (2008). He also successfully prosecuted a case in which the largest award of sanctions in Washington state history was affirmed on appeal in Roberson v. Perez, 123 Wash.App. 320, 96 P.3d 420 (204). Mr. Firkins also works as a cooperating attorney with the ACLU, and recently filed an Amicus Brief in the voting rights case of State v. Johnson, 148 Wash.App. 33, 197 P.3d 1221 (2008). He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar. Mr. Firkins earned his B.S. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Seattle University Law School. He is a member of WSAJ, and has served on the WSAJ Legislative Committee and currently serves on the WSAJ Judicial Relations Committee.
KEVIN M. HASTINGS is an attorney with Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. After his clerkship, Mr. Hastings joined the law offices of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, and has since focused his practice on government liability, sex abuse litigation, class actions, wrongful death, civil rights, and catastrophic personal injury. He is a graduate from the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law. He has been named a Rising Star by the annual Super Lawyer publication since 2013. Mr. Hastings is a member of the William Dwyer Inns of Court and the Robert J. Brian Inns of Court, organizations that are both committed to improving the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the legal profession. He also supports his alma matter by regularly sitting as a judge for Seattle University School of Law’s mock trial competitions. Mr. Hastings is licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon.
AHMAD KHALAF is the founding attorney of Khalaf Law, PLLC, where he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wills, trusts, and estate planning, as well as business and entertainment law. Mr. Khalaf is involved with many professional organizations. Some of the organizations are EAGLE member, the Washington State Association for Justice, the Middle East Legal Association of Washington (MELAW) (board member), as well as the King County Bar Association (member). He is a King County Bar Foundation diversity scholarship recipient and the first annual scholarship recipient, MELAW. Mr. Khalaf received his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law.
CRAIG L. MCIVOR is a shareholder at Lee Smart, P.S., Inc. Mr. McIvor's practice has emphasized the defense of medical malpractice cases for more than 25 years. He also represents healthcare providers in licensing and credentialing proceedings. His experience includes all aspects of healthcare claims from initial evaluation through discovery, jury trial and appeal. Mr. McIvor graduated from Western Washington University. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Washington School Of Law, where he was an Executive Editor of the Washington Law Review. Mr. McIvor is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts in Washington and in the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
MARTIN J. PUJOLAR is a shareholder at Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. His practice areas include construction defect, general liability, personal injury, product liability, insurance coverage, employment, UIM, and insurer bad faith/extracontractual liability litigation. Mr. Pujolar is a member of the Washington State, King County, Pierce County, and District of Columbia bar associations; State Bar of Nevada; and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Puget Sound and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law.
J.D. SMITH is a veteran personal injury attorney. Prior to and during law school he worked as a claims adjuster and underwriter. It was a natural transition for him to practice law in the personal injury area. Mr. Smith has tried fifty civil cases to verdict and completed over one hundred arbitrations. He is passionate about working with children and supporting local arts. Mr. Smith is a former member of the ABA House of Delegates and a former president of the WSBA Young Lawyers Division. He is a proud member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and he has been consistently named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics since 2004. Mr. Smith is also fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a regular instructor with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He has served on several boards, including the Washington State Association of Justice, the King County Bar Foundation, Minority and Justice Commission and in his early practice on the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Smith completed six terms on the Loren Miller Bar Association Board of Directors (LMBA is the local affiliate of the National Bar Association). He also completed a three year term on the Northwest African American Museum Board of Directors. Mr. Smith obtained his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. During law school, he served as vice president of the Student Bar Association, chairman of the Moot Court Honors Society, and chancellor of the Order of Barristers.