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Moderator: James J. Curry Jr. in Cherry Hill and Mark Faro in Newark.
including - Ethics: 1.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of alternative format CLE credit. Of these, 1.20 qualify as hours of alternative learning format credit for ethics/professionalism. No more than 12.0 hours of alternative learning format CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
DR. PETER BLUMENTHAL is an occupational physician with training in pharmacology and toxicology and clinical experience in trauma, working at IMX Medical Management Services, Inc. Dr. Blumenthal learned to understand illnesses caused by toxic exposure during fellowship training in clinical pharmacology and toxicology. He learned injury management during 12,000 hours as an emergency physician. Therefore, Dr. Blumenthal is versed in both prevention and care of work related injuries and illnesses. Since 1993, he has conducted over 36,000 independent medical exams, including long term disability assessments. Dr. Blumenthal is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine, as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CIME). He is a certified medical review officer (MRO). Dr. Blumenthal earned his M.D. degree and a Dr. med. degree in Bonn, Germany; trained in clinical pharmacology at Tulane; in clinical pharmaco-kinetics at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and earned his M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) degree at Rutgers. He has maintained an academic affiliation as clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Blumenthal has served locally as president of the Essex County Medical Society in 2003-2004 where he still chairs the Medical - Legal Liaison Committee, regionally as treasurer of the Medical Society of New Jersey, and nationally as speaker of the house of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2004-2005. (Cherry Hill and Newark locations)
DR. DAVID COOPER owns and operates The Knee Center, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and the Jefferson Orthopedic residency, where he worked closely with Dr. Phil Marone, the Philadelphia Phillies team orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Cooper assisted in the care and surgery of several professional ball players. He also was the house physician at Veterans Stadium for many years. Dr. Cooper is the attending orthopedic surgeon for the NASCAR races at Pocono International Raceway. He entered private practice as a general orthopedic surgeon in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. For four years, Dr. Cooper performed all types of orthopedic surgery, including neck and low back laminectomies and fusions, along with extensive open and closed fracture care. In 1980, he was recruited by Geisinger to open the orthopedic department at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, where he was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the valley to introduce knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery. In 1981, Dr. Cooper opened The Knee Center in Wilkes-Barre, to further specialize in the care and treatment of knee and lower extremity disorders. He has personally performed more than 6000 arthroscopic surgeries, ligament repairs and knee replacements. In terms of actually performing surgeries, as opposed to having interns and residents handle the cases, Dr. Cooper is one of the most experienced knee surgeons in the world, as well as being board-certified for life by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the highest honor that any medical specialist practicing in the U.S. can obtain. As a sought after speaker by many national organizations, he has spoken at the national conferences of the American Bar Association and the Risk Insurance Management Society national meetings in New Orleans and Atlanta. Dr. Cooper is an adjunct professor at Binghamton University and Kings University. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Binghamton University, Kings University and the University of Scranton. (Cherry Hill and Newark locations)
KIMBERLY A. HOEHING is a trial lawyer with Kotlar, Hernandez and Cohen, LLC, in Cherry Hill. After spending 10 years doing defense work, including more than 8 years with one of the largest insurance companies in New Jersey, Ms. Hoehing now devotes her practice to personal injury and has successfully tried over 100 jury trials. She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney, a distinction held by less than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state of New Jersey. In her work as a defense attorney, Ms. Hoehing has worked with bio-mechanical experts. She has also researched the subject matter of Daubert v. Frye as a presenter for National Business Institute. Ms. Hoehing received her B.B.A. degree at Temple University, Fox School of Business, graduating in the top 5% of her class; and her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law in Delaware. She is a member of the Camden County and Burlington County Bar Associations, as well as a member of New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). (Cherry Hill location)
PATRICIA W. HOLDEN is an attorney with the law firm of Cipriani & Werner, where she practices in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith. She is a member of the firm's insurance defense group, as well as the Counsel on Litigation Management. Ms. Holden has had an experienced and varied insurance defense litigation practice. She has had substantial experience in automobile claims, product liability claims, premises liability claims, medical professional liability claims, as well as toxic tort claims, first party benefit claims and subrogation. Ms. Holden earned her B.S. degree from Mount St. Mary's College, with honors, dean's list Beta Beta Beta; and her J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd and 3rd circuits; U.S. Supreme Court; and U.S. District Court, District of Eastern Pennsylvania. (Cherry Hill location)
DR. DAVID M. MAHALICK is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. He specializes in both pediatric and adult clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Mahalick is currently in full-time private practice. His main office is located in Maplewood, New Jersey. Dr. Mahalick is president and chief executive officer of The Isabel & David M. Mahalick Foundation. He is the author of numerous publications concerning pediatric and adult traumatic brain injury, arteriovenous malformations, psychopharmacology, etc. Dr. Mahalick has participated as an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally, on topics involving pediatric and adult neurobehavioral dysfunction. He has served on the Board of Trustees for both the New Jersey Academy of Psychology and the New Jersey Neuropsychological Society and maintains memberships in numerous professional/academic societies serving patients with neurologic impairment. Dr. Mahalick earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in psychology from Alfred University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. (Cherry Hill and Newark locations)
RACHEL A. RAMSAY-LOWE is an associate with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin practicing exclusively in the Workers' Compensation Department. She earned her B.A. degree from Stetson University and her J.D. degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is a member of the Justice James H. Coleman Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court, Essex/Union, New Jersey State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Ramsay-Lowe is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. (Newark location)
DR. ANDREA SANDERS is a licensed neuropsychologist in New Jersey at the private practice of David M. Mahalick, Ph.D., ABPN. She specializes in traumatic brain injury. She completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology in a private practice in northern New Jersey. Dr. Sanders' pre-doctoral internship was completed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. She earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where her dissertation focused on malingering amongst college students seeking accommodations for learning disabilities. Dr. Sanders earned her B.A. degree in Psychology from University of Virginia. (Cherry Hill and Newark locations)
MODERATOR - JAMES J. CURRY JR. is the principal of the Toms River law firm of James J. Curry, LLM. He is a certified civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Trial Attorney Certification. Mr. Curry also has certification in elder law by New York University's, School of Continuing and Professional Studies. His main areas of practice include medical malpractice litigation, general litigation, estate planning, probate litigation, civil practice, elder law, wills, probate, trusts and estates, asset protection, and guardianship. Mr. Curry is a member of the New Jersey State and American bar associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his B.S. degree from St. Peter's College, his J.D. degree from Fordham University and his LL.M. degree from New York University. (Cherry Hill location)
MODERATOR - MARK FARO is an attorney in the Wyckoff law firm of Piekarsky & Associates, LLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability, personal injury, general civil litigation, and community association law. Mr. Faro has tried both bench and jury trials to verdicts. He earned his B.A. degree from Seton Hall University and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Mr. Faro is a member of the Bergen County, Passaic County and New Jersey State Bar Associations and is a member of the Justice Robert Clifford Inn of Court. Prior to practicing law, he spend more than a decade in the financial publishing industry. (Newark location)