Neutralize "Scorched Earth" Tactics While Playing by the Rules
You've probably either tried a case against a "Rambo" litigator - or you've heard stories from your colleagues about this hardball approach to practicing law, and, as you know, it's no picnic. This seminar is designed to teach you how to deal with frustrating and all-too-common litigation techniques. We invite you to bring your questions and real-life dilemmas to this forum to discuss them with our faculty and find real-world solutions. We will share tips, tactics and information that will help you deal with your next "Rambo" litigator. Enroll today!
Use rules of civil procedure to effectively neutralize "scorched earth" or "Rambo" litigators.
Develop a reputation for integrity by following the rules while still assertively representing your clients.
Effectively counteract dirty tricks using proven documentation techniques.
Pursue your rights to the documents you are entitled to - don't allow opponents to hide them!
Effectively handle paid experts - or "Rambos" disguised in expensive suits - during depositions and in trial.
Depose uncooperative witnesses in a way that uncovers what you really wanted to know!
Identifying the "Rambo" Litigator
Hidden Agendas - Why Does "Rambo" Exist?
Dirty Tricks That You Need to Look Out For
Using Effective Remedies to Combat "Rambo" Litigation
WILLIAM D. ASHWELL is an attorney with Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, land use and zoning, appellate advocacy, business and commercial law, and trust and estate planning. Mr. Ashwell has been rated by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star, 2017. He is a member of the Virginia State and Fauquier bar associations, and serves on the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Ashwell earned his B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
GRANT NELSON is the founding partner in the Tysons Corner, Virginia firm of Grant Nelson PLC, where the firm practices in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation, corporate law, employment litigation, executive compensation, land use, zoning law, real estate, construction law, criminal defense, and torts. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Nelson has more than 20 years of experience trying cases to successful verdicts before bench and jury in the state courts throughout Virginia, Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In the area of real property and boundary disputes, Mr. Nelson has tried to verdict and resolved boundary line, easement, partition, adverse possession, zoning, contract and development disputes. Over 20 years representing small and national builders, developers, lenders, businesses and individuals has provided him the experience to effectively find solutions for clients challenges. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from William & Mary and has lectured and written on trial practice, real estate and construction law. A member of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Nelson is admitted to practice in Virginia and Maryland, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western districts of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
D. MARGEAUX THOMAS is an attorney with The Thomas Law Office, PLC. She represents small businesses and individuals in commercial litigation and consumer law cases at all levels of state and federal courts. Ms. Thomas counsels clients across a broad spectrum of issues, including landlord tenant law, contract matters, real estate disputes, negotiated settlement, and risk management matters. She is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Thomas earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Bowling Green State University and her J.D. degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
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