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Reserves, Adjuster Authority, and More: Practical Insights You Should Know
Colossus and Other Claims Valuation Considerations
Demand Letters: 7 Things That Enhance Them (and 5 That Hurt Them)
How to Negotiate With Different Insurers and "Types" of Claims Adjusters
Claims Adjuster Negotiating Techniques and Tricks
Billed vs. Paid, Pre-Existing Conditions, and More: Countering Common Arguments
Insurance Bad Faith: What it is, What it Isn't, and How to Use it as Leverage
Tried-and-True Negotiation Strategies for Plaintiff's Attorneys
Edward C. Bassett Jr. is a partner and chair of the personal injury practice group at Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP. He has practiced in the area of civil litigation for more than 30 years. Mr. Bassett is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, receiving in 1999 a $22.65 million judgment in a traumatic brain injury case. He was selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in Massachusetts, and was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2004-2009. The National Trial Lawyers Association has selected Mr. Bassett as one of the Top Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts. He currently chairs the Legislative Committee for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). In October 2010, Mr. Bassett authored An Introduction to Interstate Trucking Litigation in Massachusetts, published by The Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College; and his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.
Tony Graffeo is the managing attorney at the Huntsville offices of Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C., where he concentrates on litigation of motor vehicle collision cases and other personal injury matters. He also has extensive experience litigating cases involving defective products, medical negligence, and premises liability. Mr. Graffeo is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Alabama Association for Justice. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame; and his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Robert J. Kasieta is the founder of Kasieta Legal Group, LLC in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a certified civil pre-trial 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 Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh 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.
Charles W. Kramer is an attorney at Hennessy & Roach, P.C., where his practice has included insurance defense and subrogation. In the past, Mr. Kramer has practiced in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury and workers' compensation. He also has handled environmental and civil rights cases. Mr. Kramer is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western districts of Wisconsin. He has been admitted pro hac vice in both the Eastern and Western districts of Arkansas. Mr. Kramer earned his B.A. degree, with general honors, from the University of Chicago; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Barry M. Snyder is the owner of The Law Office of Barry M. Snyder, P.A. He has more than 40 years of litigation experience focusing in the fields of personal injury, wrongful death, and criminal defense. Mr. Snyder is a board certified civil trial lawyer, mediator and qualified arbitrator. He is admitted to practice in Florida, as well as federal court (Southern, Middle and Northern districts). Mr. Snyder is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association; committee member of the Miami-Dade Branch of Professionalism for Attorneys; past guest speaker at University of Miami Law School, St. Thomas Law School, and Miami-Dade College; and is a trial consultant with Trial Consultants Inc. He is also a former past president of the North Dade Bar Association. Mr. Snyder earned his B.A. degree from the University of Miami and his J.D. degree from the University of New Hampshire Law School (Franklin Pierce Law Center).
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