he annual meeting of the American Association for Justice in San Francisco was, as always, excellent. I attend these conventions for many reasons: to learn the latest trial techniques, study the latest cases and regulations, network with other trial attorneys, meet with vendors selling products and software that can help my clients (and yes, to go to some great cities and get out of the heat).
The day long seminar put on by the Truck Litigation Group was especially good. Thanks to the organizers for all their hard work. Topics we studied included
— Case Investigation: Spoilation of Evidence, Restraining Orders, and Experts
— Focus Groups, Jury Selection, and Opening Statement
— Traumatic Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injury
— Experts and Sequencing of Proof
— Direct Examination of the Truck Expert and Reconstruction Expert
— Cross-Examination of the Truck Driver and Company Safety Manager
— Case Themes and Closing Argument
I also took my beautiful wife and daughter for a combination family vacation/silver wedding anniversary trip. I’m probably one of the only attorneys who met his wife at an AAJ event. It’s hard to believe that was 25 summers ago at a trial skills college in cool Vail, Colorado.
It’s my passion to be the best attorney so that I can fight for my clients in courtrooms against the powerful insurance and business companies that try to deny their rights to fair compensation.