A Damages Playbook Filled With Strategies for Both Sides
To effectively control damages in a personal injury case, you need a full arsenal of strategies - and you need to know what's in theirs. Join experienced plaintiff's and defense attorneys for a full day of insights on negotiating and litigating damages in personal injury litigation. From initial damages assessment to settlement or trial, get the techniques you need to ensure clients get what's fair. Register today!
Learn how damages are valued from a plaintiff's attorney and insurance company perspective.
Find out how to use discovery to build up (or tear down) claims for damages.
Get practical negotiating techniques from both sides of the table.
Find out how to get your proof of damages admitted into evidence - and keep theirs out.
Discover how to pick a jury that is more likely to award the damages you seek.
Calculating Damages: Plaintiff's Attorney vs. Insurer Perspectives
Discovery and Depositions: Building a Case for (or Against) Damages
Plaintiff's Negotiating Techniques: Driving Up Damages at Settlement
Defense Negotiating Techniques: Driving Down Damages at Settlement
Get Your Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
Jury Selection - Flushing Out High or Low Damages Jurors
Trial Tips for Plaintiff's Lawyers: Taking the Lid Off of Damages
Trial Tips for Defense Attorneys: Keeping a Lid on Damages
Robert J Kasieta is the founder of Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a certified civil pretrial and trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kasieta practices in civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff personal injury and employment cases, as well as commercial litigation. He has written and taught extensively in the areas of trial practice, personal injury law and insurance law, and is an instructor of trial practice at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Kasieta is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and all Wisconsin courts. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Kasieta earned his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Michigan University and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
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 earned 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.
Anthony J Williott is a shareholder with the law firm of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. He practices in the area of civil litigation, with particular emphasis in defense of physicians, hospitals and long-term care facilities in malpractice cases. Mr. Williott also defends product liability, breach of warranty, defamation, and complex matters. He has lectured on and written about medical malpractice defense and the defense perspective in a number of other substantive areas. Mr. Williott earned his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University, where he was selected to the Order of Barristers for excellence in trial advocacy following his team's victory in the Gourley Cup Trial Moot Court Competition.
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