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An Attorney's Guide Through Personal Injury Cases - From A to Z
Whether you are a new attorney or are new to the personal injury practice, this course is full of valuable information to help you through your next case. Let our experienced faculty walk you through the procedures of a personal injury case from the initial intake through trial. Gain valuable insight on critical steps, including: damage calculations; examination of insurance coverage; filing and discovery procedures; the basics of liens and subrogation and much more! Don't miss this chance to build your skills in personal injury litigation - register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar provides an overview of personal injury law and procedure that will benefit:
including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education credit, which includes 5.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 1.0 hour of ethics.
THERESA BUCHNER is an attorney with The Law Office of Steven D. Weier, practicing in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury. She oversees the litigation department of the firm and is an accomplished trial attorney. Ms. Buchner is a member of the State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar Association. She received her B.S. degree from Missouri State University and earned her J.D. degree from Western State University.
ELIZABETH P. CALORA is a partner in the law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, where she has dedicated her practice to helping people who have suffered catastrophic damages at the hands of others. Much of her practice centers on medical negligence cases. Ms. Calora is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and the University of Puget Sound. She is a former president of Pierce County's chapter of Washington Women Lawyers and an active member of the Washington State Association for Justice. Ms. Calora is also a member of the Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court in Tacoma, Washington.
KEVIN M. HASTINGS is a partner in the law firm of 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 Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, an organization that is committed to improving the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the legal profession. He also supports his alma mater 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.
VINCENT T. NAPPO is a partner in the law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, where he devotes the bulk of his practice towards empowering and providing a voice to those who have been victims of childhood sexual abuse, and he has successfully litigated claims against individual perpetrators, the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America, school districts, daycare centers, the Department of Social and Health Services, and the State of Washington, among others. In recent years, Mr. Nappo has expanded his practice to represent survivors of human sex trafficking, including children sold for sex on the Backpage.com website. In addition to his work on behalf of abuse survivors, his practice includes complex injury cases involving civil rights violations, government liability, and medical malpractice. Mr. Nappo has served on the Board of Trustees for the KCBA Young Lawyers Division, and currently serves as secretary/treasurer of the WSBA Litigation Section Committee. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law.
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/extra contractual liability litigation. Mr. Pujolar is a member of the King County, Pierce County, Washington State, 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 at the Law Office of J.D. Smith. 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 59 civil cases to verdict and completed more than 100 arbitrations. He is passionate about working with children and supporting local arts. Mr. Smith is a former member of the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates and a former president of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Young Lawyers Division. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and recently named a National Board Rep. He has been consistently named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics since 2004. Mr. Smith is also a life 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 law degrees from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. TWU School of Law was acquired by Texas A&M so he is now a proud Aggie. 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.
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