Build an Edge in Negotiations and Litigation
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Take your personal injury skills to the next level! This guide will share hard-won tips, tricks and techniques - and show you how to employ them to great effect. From negotiations to doctor depositions to jury selection and more, get the strategies you need to gain the upper hand at crucial stages of each case. Maximize case potential by refining your negotiation and litigation skills - order today!
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RACHEL GASSEN, CMSP, is MSP services administrator with Novare, LLC, an independent, full-service private medical case management company. Ms. Gassen is an administrative professional with over 18 years of experience in compliance-related fields, including experience in coordination, procedure implementation and administration. She is a certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP) and has focused knowledge in Medicare Secondary Payer processes and the adaptation of compliance driven solutions.
LOUIS L. GERTLER is a partner at Gertler Law Firm, LLP, where he focuses his practice in civil litigation, products liability law and serious personal injury. He has been selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers for 2007-2013 and 2015-2016. Mr. Gertler was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association for 2010-2015. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2012-2016 in the field of personal injury litigation. Mr. Gertler currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the Louisiana Association for Justice. Mr. Gertler earned his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
TAETRECE HARRISON is a New Orleans sole practitioner at the innovative firm of Harrison Law Group LLC. She has practiced in many areas of law, which is why she is known as The Go To Lawyer by her clients. Ms. Harrison is available to assist families and businesses to empower them to make the right decisions. She received her B.S. degree from Regis University, her LL.M. degree in taxation from University of Alabama School of Law, and her J.D. degree from Southern University Law Center.
KELSEY L. MEEKS is of counsel with the law firm of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC. Her practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including products liability, securities litigation and regulation, and general commercial disputes. Ms. Meeks has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she graduated with highest honors. She received her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School. While at Tulane, Ms. Meeks served as the senior managing editor of the Tulane Law Review and as a senior fellow for the legal analysis program.
PATRICK H. PATRICK is a partner in the New Orleans law firm of Patrick Miller LLC, where he practices in the areas of maritime law, insurance litigation and regulation, commercial litigation, administrative law, workers' compensation defense, and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Patrick is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association of the U.S., the Association of Average Adjusters of the U.S., the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is a member and current secretary of the Executive Board of the International Propeller Club and past president of the Propeller Club of the United States Port of New Orleans. Mr. Patrick earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Alabama and his J.D. degree from Tulane University of Louisiana, where he was articles editor of the Tulane Law Review.
ALECIA ROY, BA, BSN, RN, CCM, is director of case management for Novare, LLC. She is a certified case manager with over 13 years of experience in operations. Ms. Roy received her B.S. degree in nursing and her B.A. degree from South Eastern University.
DIANE B. STEFFY, RN, BSN, MS, CCM, CDMS, CRC, CLCP, MSCC, is a health care professional with Novare, LLC. She has over 30 years of experience in health-related fields, including credentials and experience in nursing, case management, rehabilitation, Medicare set-aside preparation, life care planning and health care benefits. Ms. Steffy's experience includes working with catastrophic and complex cases, determining future care needs, and working with the legal system for both defense and plaintiff. She earned her associate's degree in nursing, with honors, from John C. Calhoun, Jr. College; her B.S. degree in nursing, with honors, from the University of Alabama; and her master's degree in rehabilitation and counseling from Drake University.
ROBERT C. STERN is the managing partner in the New Orleans office of Killeen & Stern, PC, where he divides his practice between civil and criminal defense. Mr. Stern concentrates his practice on maritime and general casualty defense with emphasis on risk management. He has lectured on criminal law, speaking at continuing legal education seminars on criminal sentencing in Louisiana, the criminal trial in Louisiana from start to finish, and young lawyers preparing for their first civil trial. Mr. Stern has handled multiple criminal cases receiving extensive media coverage, including second-degree murder and police corruption cases. A cum laude graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, he earned his J.D. degree from Loyola University. Mr. Stern is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.