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SCOTT A. BENKIE is a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Benkie & Crawford Attorneys at Law. Mr. Benkie has practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and personal injury, including wrongful death and medical malpractice, since 1985. He is a sustaining member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and an adjunct professor of legal writing at Indiana University - Purdue University of Indianapolis. Mr. Benkie earned his B.A. degree from Hanover College and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.
THOMAS R. BENTON is an attorney with Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, where he focuses his practice on probate matters as it relates to personal injury and wrongful death cases; complex lien adjudication matters such as ERISA, hospital liens, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance subrogation and reimbursement interests; and research, motions practice, and oral advocacy as it pertains to personal injury and wrongful death matters. He graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in economics, and he then went on and earned his master's degree in economics from Indiana University. Mr. Benton also earned his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court and the Illinois Supreme Court, and is a member of the Lake County Bar Association and the Porter County Inns of Court.
DR. DAVID G. CURRY, Ph.D., is the chief scientist and principal consultant for the human factors and safety practice area of the Solution Engineering Group, a multi-disciplinary engineering and technical consulting firm located in the Chicago metro area. Dr. Curry holds graduate degrees in experimental, human factors, and cognitive/perceptual psychology; industrial engineering; and business. His experience includes almost 40 years of work in accident investigation, product design and development, operational testing and analysis, and both laboratory and field research in the control/display, aviation, and surface vehicle arenas. Dr. Curry consults in the areas of human factors, applied human performance, ergonomics, and safety. Areas of particular expertise include: human-machine interface design and evaluation, human capabilities and limitations in applied environments, industrial ergonomics, instructions and warnings, perception/vision/visibility, slips/trips/falls, the evaluation of equipment/facilities/structures from a human use standpoint, and safety-related issues in general. He is recognized as an expert in operator-vehicle interaction, and is both a certified human factors professional and certified safety professional. Dr. Curry is the author of almost 60 technical papers dealing with various issues relating to applied human performance, safety, and accident investigation. He has been awarded several U.S. patents and has and does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (e.g., ANSI, ASTM, and SAE.) He has provided expert testimony in both state and federal courts.
JEFFREY A. HAMMOND is a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney with Cohen & Malad, LLP, in Indianapolis. Licensed to practice in both Indiana and Illinois, his practice is focused on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases involving construction accidents, premises liability, defective and dangerous products, industrial accidents, state and local governmental liability, structural collapse, scaffolding accidents, crane accidents and aerial/scissor lift accidents. Mr. Hammond is an OSHA authorized construction safety trainer and as such, he is authorized to conduct OSHA construction safety courses to educate others on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards on construction sites. He is also an ardent student of trial advocacy and has completed the AAJ Ultimate Trial Advocacy College: The Art of Persuasion that was conducted at Harvard Law School, as well as the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Advanced Trial Advocacy program and the AAJ Advanced Depositions College in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hammond earned his B.A. degree from Purdue University and his J.D. degree from Indiana University - Bloomington, Maurer School of Law. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice (Crane and Aerial Lift Injury Litigation Group; Construction Accidents and Defects Litigation Group), and the Sagamore American Inns of Court (barrister member).
CARI L. SHEEHAN is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Indianapolis office and is a member of the litigation department. Ms. Sheehan serves as professional responsibility counsel to the firm and focuses on various legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Ms. Sheehan worked on a wide variety of litigation matters, including Title IX litigation, employment discrimination, bullying and school litigation, complex torts, civil rights litigation, police misconduct, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death claims and criminal issues. She has represented clients in state and federal courts in Indiana and Illinois. Ms. Sheehan is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois. She also is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana and Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ms. Sheehan is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Saint Thomas More Legal Society. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Southern Indiana and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.