Personal Injury Law and Practice Fundamentals
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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. Then, delve more in-depth on trends and developments, damages, and other key topics. Don't miss this opportunity for a full look at personal injury - order today!
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STEPHEN BRUDERLE is an attorney with Margolis Edelstein. He defends insured and self-insured entities and corporations in all manner of casualty claims, focusing on Philadelphia and the outlying counties. Mr. Bruderle has defended individuals, construction and manufacturing companies, design professionals, medical professionals, accountants, physical therapists, product manufacturers and designers, general contractors, construction managers, property owners, property management companies and a wide array of contractors and subcontractors. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Bruderle earned his B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Widener University School of Law.
DAWN C. DOHERTY is a senior partner with Marks, O'Neill, O'Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C. Joining the firm shortly after its inception, she opened the Delaware office and has continued a multijurisdictional practice in the area of excess exposure litigation, assisting carriers in evaluating, negotiations or defending these matters at trial. Ms. Doherty is the head of the firm's healthcare practices group and has extensive experience counseling and defending traditional healthcare defendants, as well as the ever-growing needs of the mental healthcare communities, nursing homes, and same-day surgery facilities and clinics. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from LaSalle University and her J.D. degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Ms. Doherty is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. She is also admitted to the Court of Appeals, District of Columbia (1998), U.S. District Court of Delaware, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Washington, D.C. District Court. Ms. Doherty is a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation and the Defense Research Institute. As an active lecturer to attorneys and clients for professional education credits, she speaks most often on the fundamentals of practice and ethics.
MARK S. KARDOS is the principal in the Law Offices of Kardos & Goch, where he has litigated personal injury cases in Philadelphia for more than 42 years with several verdicts published in the Pennsylvania Jury Reporter and The Verdict (publication of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association). Mr. Kardos was an adjunct professor of business and real estate law at Temple University for 12 years, and had a similar position at Bucks County Community College for three years. He has been a speaker at more than 50 seminars providing CLE credits, and topics have included defense and plaintiff perspectives on advanced trial techniques, UM/UIM law, medical malpractice and evaluation of wrongful death claims. Mr. Kardos has been selected by peers to be a mediator or sole arbitrator in more than 1,800 cases. He also serves as a judge pro tem for the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. Mr. Kardos earned his B.S. degree from Millersville University and his J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore Law School.
MICHAEL J. NEEDLEMAN is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP, where he focuses on and handles insurance defense, insurance coverage, and employment litigation matters. Mr. Needleman has delivered lectures to the insurance industry on such topics as federal diversity litigation and the scope of the duty to defend, and has taught several CLE classes on a variety of subjects. He is a member of the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and is occasionally appointed by the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to assist in civil rights cases. Mr. Needleman is a graduate of American University and Widener University School of Law, where he was a member of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.