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This authoritative guide will provide you with the foundational information and knowhow essential to starting or refreshing a personal injury practice. Walk through the nuts and bolts of personal injury practice and procedure, from case intake and evaluation to trial. Then, delve more in depth on liens, damages, medical records and other key topics. Don't miss this opportunity for a full look at personal injury - order today!
DAY 1: Case Law, Statutes, Experts, Insurance, Medical Records, Liens
DAY 2: Damages, Settlement, Trial
DAY 1: Case Law, Statutes, Experts, Insurance, Medical Records, Liens
DAY 2: Damages, Settlement, Trial
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DENNIS A. GROSSMAN is an attorney with Grossman Law Offices in Fresno. Mr. Grossman is admitted to the practice of law in both New York and California. Prior to joining his present firm, he worked as a Wall Street corporate tax lawyer in New York City, and then as a senior manager and corporate tax consultant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Ernst and Young, focusing his practice in the areas of cross-border mergers and acquisitions and structured financing transactions. Since joining the Grossman Law Offices, Mr. Grossman has successfully represented thousands of personal injury clients, obtaining millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on their behalves. As a result, he was extended an invitation to join the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Grossman is a member of the State Bar of California and the American, Los Angeles and Fresno bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from New York University; his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Tulane Law School; and his LL.M. degree in taxation, cum laude, from New York University School of Law.
REBECCA N. LILLEY is an American Bar Association certificated paralegal through the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has worked in the field of law since 1997, most recently for both insurance defense and plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys in the state of California. As a licensed private investigator and prior police officer, Ms. Lilley brings unique insight to the discovery and trial phases of civil and criminal cases. She has extensive training in e-discovery software programs, including Relativity. In 2016, Ms. Lilley founded Axis Paralegal, an on-demand comprehensive litigation support service owned and operated by experienced paralegals. She comes to Institute for Paralegal Education with specific expertise in e-discovery, case management, and indexing and trial preparation.
KAREN L. LYNCH is the sole practitioner of Karen L. Lynch, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation, where she has a general civil litigation practice as a defense and plaintiff's counsel. She also has a state and federal criminal law practice. Ms. Lynch received the Fresno County Women Lawyers' Pauline Hanson award in 2004 for extraordinary service to the community, the legal profession, and particularly to the advancement of women and for professional excellence. In 2005, she received the Fresno County Young Lawyers' Judge Blaine Pettitt Mentor award, and in 2006, she received the Marjaree Mason Center's Top Ten Business Professional Women of the Year award. In October of 2011 and 2014, Ms. Lynch was recognized by Central California Legal Services with the State Bar of California, Board of Governors Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for voluntary provision of legal services to the poor. On May 21, 2014, the Better Business Bureau of Central California and Inland Empire honored Karen L. Lynch, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation with the 8th Annual 2014 Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence, as an outstanding, small local for-profit business that has demonstrated a commitment to the highest ethical standards a business can have, both in operations and in terms of integrity, reliability and responsiveness to employees, vendors and customers, which is the first time a law firm has been recognized. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from California State University, Fresno, and her J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska.
GREGORY L. MYERS, of the Law Offices of Gregory L. Myers, was formerly a senior deputy city attorney in the litigation department of the City of Fresno. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, including high-value and wrongful death cases. Mr. Myers also is experienced with mediations, arbitrations and complex, multi-party matters. He serves as a judge pro tempore, mediator and/or arbitrator for the Fresno County Superior Court. Mr. Myers has tried 34 cases to verdict, including claims for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, race discrimination, age discrimination, civil rights violations, products liability, construction fraud, and general negligence. He is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the Northern California Defense Counsel. Mr. Myers earned his A.A. degree from Fresno City College and his J.D. degree from San Joaquin College of Law. He is admitted to practice law before all the courts of the state of California, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern and Central districts of California; the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; the U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. Tax Court.
PAUL J. O'ROURKE is the owner of the Law Offices of Paul J. O'Rourke, Jr., in Fresno, California. His main focus is insurance coverage. Mr. O'Rourke primarily represents policyholders. He was an insurance coverage and bad faith attorney for more than 20 years while at McCormick Barstow, LLP. During his time there, Mr. O'Rourke was lead, statewide coverage counsel for several insurance companies. His expertise includes understanding the application of many different lines of insurance policies in the face of an enormously complicated body of statutory and case law. In addition, having litigated many insurance coverage cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts over 27 years, Mr. O'Rourke is well suited to predict how a court will rule. He has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in insurance annually from 2012 to the present. Mr. O'Rourke earned his B.A. degree from UCLA and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Loyola Law School, where he was Order of the Coif.
SEAN T. O'ROURKE is a partner with Petrie Dorfmeier, LLP, in Fresno. Since 1998, Mr. O’Rourke has been practicing in insurance defense and insurance coverage. Other areas of practice include civil litigation, employment law, business litigation/formation, property damage, products liability, commercial litigation and professional malpractice. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all federal courts in California. Mr. O’Rourke earned his B.A. degree from the University of Irvine and his J.D. degree from San Joaquin College of Law. He is a member of the Fresno County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.
MICHAEL L. RENBERG is a partner with the law firm of Parichan, Renberg & Crossman, where he concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, construction defect, and personal injury in both state and federal courts. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Renberg clerked at the California Supreme Court for Justice David Eagleson and at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California for Judge Robert Coyle. Mr. Renberg is a member of the State Bar of California (member, Litigation Section), the Fresno County Bar Association, and American Society of Pharmacy Law; and also is a mediator for Fresno County Superior Court and Tulare County Superior Court.
JACOB J. RIVAS has been a licensed attorney since 2000. Mr. Rivas began his legal career at a statewide insurance defense firm in Fresno, representing employers in workers' compensation matters before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. After a brief two-year stint at this law firm, he went to work at a civil litigation firm where he represented plaintiff and defendants in high-exposure civil litigation matters, including personal injury, labor and employment, and public entity defense. In 2007, Mr. Rivas opened the Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas, and he has been representing plaintiffs in personal injury and labor and employment cases ever since. Mr. Rivas has tried numerous cases to verdict, both bench and jury trials, in state and federal court on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He was the recipient of a prestigious honor bestowed by Top Verdict and was recognized as having obtained one of the top 50 jury verdicts of 2017 in the entire state of California. In addition, Mr. Rivas was selected as a Super Lawyer for four consecutive years. He earned his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fresno, and his J.D. degree from San Joaquin College of Law.
MICHAEL D. SCHWARTZ has tried 259 cases to completion, nearly all of which have been jury trials, and is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He began his legal career in 1988 at Morrison & Foerster as a litigation associate, representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. From 1993 to 2018, Mr. Schwartz served as a criminal prosecutor at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, representing the People of the State of California in a wide variety of criminal cases. In 2019, he opened The Michael Schwartz Law Firm, where he tries civil and criminal cases with and for other attorneys. Mr. Schwartz has been an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he served as president of the Barristers, as a trustee of the Association, and as a member of the Judicial Appointments Committee. He has contributed to many legal publications and has been featured on the cover of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine. As a prosecutor, Mr. Schwartz received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Prosecutor of the Year Award, and he received the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Special Recognition of Excellence Award for his service as lead instructor of the Trial Advocacy Project. He teaches trial advocacy at major law firms across the country through Trial Advocacy Group, LLC, which he founded in 1999. Mr. Schwartz received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude distinction, from the University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law.