Welcome to the Overall Program Schedule for the 2018 Annual Convention. Please click on the event name for event description and information on who is eligible to attend.

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THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018
 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2018
 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A-C
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


The WTLC Leadership Summit, Climbing to New Heights for You and Your Clients, is open to all female attendees who have registered for this event. Sponsored by A Case for Women & Tiffany Eddy and Associates

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue: TBD


Join the Minority Caucus for their semi-annual service project, and give back to the community! Details TBD.

 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue: TBD


Join the New Lawyers Division for their semi-annual service project! Details TBD.

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 1-4
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Free seminar by the Melvin M Belli Society features 25 nationally known leading trial lawyers with cutting edge tips, strategies and trial stories. Contact for further information: Website: www.bellisociety.com, facebook/bellisociety, Exec Director Diane Gober: diane@goberlaw.com and Chair of Seminar Linda Atkinson: lmatkinson@uplogon.com

 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The 30(b)(6) working group will meet to discuss formal comment period on proposed amendments to 30(b)(6).

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Mineral Hall B
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Republican Caucus Welcome Reception & Happy Hour

 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Room: 2015 Market Street, Denver, CO 80205
Venue: The Viewhouse


All registrants and their guests are invited to kick off convention by attending the Women Trial Lawyers Welcome Reception on the rooftop!

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Room: 1520 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Rooftop @Jackson's Denver


All registrants barred less than 10 years are invited to join the New Lawyers Division for their rooftop welcome reception!

 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Room: 1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Dazzle


All registrants are invited to The Groove! Sponsored by Allen Allen Allen Allen, Big Voodoo, Cardinal Consultants, Erin Nowell for Justice, Keswani Custom Tailors, and Preferred Capital Funding

 
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018
 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Room: Mineral Hall A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Child care services will be provided from Saturday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver during AAJ scheduled meetings and events. Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, a local based child care service provider. <br /><br />Parents and guardians will coordinate directly with Tots on the Spot for their child care needs. Please click here for more details.

 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by and grab breakfast and a quick cup of coffee before you start your day!

 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the AAJ Resources Booth to take advantage of exclusive discounts on AAJ Education programs and Exchange Litigation Packets. The booth is open Saturday-Monday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall.

 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Find the newest legal resources offered by over 100 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Quartz
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 112
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 202
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Diamond Sponsor Lounge

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 204
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the Playback AAJ Booth to take advantage of the Convention specials, including discounted AAJ Education programs and AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets.

 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carolyn M. Latti
Latti & Anderson LLP


8:40am-9:25am Rule B of the Supplemental Rules--Your Secret WeaponCarlos Llinas
Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP

9:25am-10:10am Overcoming Excursion and Recreational ReleasesJeff Avery
Doyle LLP

10:10am-11:10am Persuading Today's Difficult JurorsEric Oliver
MetaSystems, Ltd

11:10am-11:40am Applying Persuasion ConceptsMichael Doyle
Doyle LLP

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David A. Klein
Klein Lawyers


8:40am-9:10am Collaborations on Product Liability and Class ActionsDonald Migliori
Motley Rice, LLC

Paul Miller
Howie Sacks & Henry, LLP

9:10am-9:40am Accessing U.S. Documents for Your CaseAnthony Tarricone
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

9:40am-10:40am Birth Injury Presentation in Canadian vs. U.S. ForumsPaul Harte
Paul Harte, PC

Paul McGivern
Pacific Medical Law

Lisa Weinstein
Grant & Eisenhofer

10:40am-11:40am U.S. Advocacy Skills, Canadian StyleCarl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

Robyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kurt Zaner
Zaner Harden Law, LLP


8:40am-9:25am Preparation and Protection of Your Client or WitnessKristen B Miller
Porzio Bromberg & Newman, PC

9:25am-10:10am Deposition Techniques: Exhaustion, Boxing-In, Restating, and SummarizingRobyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

10:10am-10:55am Deposing the Defense Medical ExaminerChristopher J. O'Brien
The O'Brien Firm, PC

10:55am-11:40am Techniques for Obtaining All the FactsSach Oliver
Bailey & Oliver Law Firm

2:00pm-2:45pm How to Bind a Corporation with 30(b)(6) Depositions and Use Them at TrialMark Kosieradzki
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC

2:45pm-3:30pm Considerations for Deposing Adverse Lay Witnesses and ExpertsJennifer Liakos
Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC

3:30pm-4:00pm Developing Standards of Care and Conduct Through Defense Witness DepositionsLuke Metzler
Miller Weisbrod, LLP

4:00pm-4:30pm How to Use Deposition Testimony for Mediation and SettlementQusair Mohamedbhai
Rathod | Mohamedbhai LLC

4:30pm-5:30pm Dealing with the Difficult AttorneyJD Hays
Taylor King Law

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Holly Mosher
Friedlander & Friedlander, PC


8:40am-9:10am Picking the Right Elder Abuse Case Every TimeLesley Ann Clement
Clement & Associates

9:10am-9:55am Admissibility of Cost Reports: Newest Developments and Pitfalls from the TrenchesCamille Godwin
Eric J. Hertz, PC

9:55am-10:25am Cost Reports and How to Present Cost Report Evidence at TrialRobert W. Johnson

10:25am-11:10am Find the One Thing: Making Your Case Simpler, But BetterEdward Robertson III
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, PC

11:10am-12:10pm Turning the Tables: Embracing Facility Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Your Advantage
2:00pm-3:00pm Getting to the Top: How to Untangle the Long Term Care Corporate Structure and Get to Punitive DamagesKenneth Luke Connor
Connor & Conner, LLC

3:00pm-3:45pm Depositions Are Trial: Preparing for and Deposing the Audit Trail Corporate RepresentativeKimberly A. Valentine
Valentine Law Group, APC

3:45pm-4:30pm Winning the Appeal in TrialValerie McGinty
Law Office of Valerie T. McGinty

4:30pm-5:15pm Creating a Winning Visual StrategyMichael Brusca
Davis & Brusca, LLC

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joseph Fried
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC

Marion Munley
Munley Law PC


8:40am-9:10am Power Tools for Juror Decision-Making: Visual Sequence for Settlement and TrialAndrew Young
Young & McCarthy, LLP

9:10am-9:40am Litigation Plan and Strategy in Truck Cases--How Not to Chase Two RabbitsValerie A. Yarashus
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC

9:40am-10:10am It's About the Company: Holding the Trucking Company Accountable for FMCSR ViolationsMichael Cowen
Cowen Peacock

10:10am-10:40am Telematics--The New FrontierPeter Kestner
McEwen & Kestner, PLLC

10:40am-11:10am Winning Your Case Through DepositionsNeil O'Donnell
O'Donnell Law Offices

11:10am-11:40am Dealing with Defense Pre-Trial and Trial TacticsWilliam H McAngus Jr.
Chappell Smith & Arden

2:00pm-2:30pm Mediation and Negotiation Strategy in Truck CasesJeanmarie Whalen
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

2:30pm-3:00pm The Future Is Now--The State of Autonomous TrucksMorgan G. Adams
Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

3:00pm-3:30pm All That Glitters Is Not Gold--Dealing with Expert WitnessesSudhir Patel
Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C.

3:30pm-4:00pm Powerful Closing Arguments in Truck CasesJ. Jude Basile
The Basile Law Firm

4:00pm-4:30pm What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Should Know About Handling Bus Crash CasesKatherine Harvey-Lee
Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos

4:30pm-5:00pm Deposing the Safety Director in a Bus Case: What You Need to KnowRobert L. Collins
Robert L. Collins & Associates

 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Donald Migliori
Motley Rice, LLC

Paul Miller
Howie Sacks & Henry, LLP

 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lesley Ann Clement
Clement & Associates

 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Andrew Young
Young & McCarthy, LLP

 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carlos Llinas
Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the PFC Water Contamination Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jennifer Lipinski
Gordon & Doner, PA


9:10am-9:40am Holding Doctors AccountableJessica Pride
The Pride Law Firm

9:40am-10:10am Starting a Sexual Assault PracticeMelissa Hague
Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C.

10:10am-10:40am Sexual Assault of Students and AthletesKimberly Dougherty
Andrus Wagstaff

 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A
Venue: Hyatt Regency


This is the Melvin M. Belli Society Board Meeting.

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Anthony Tarricone
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jessica Pride
The Pride Law Firm

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Valerie A. Yarashus
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC

 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Camille Godwin
Eric J. Hertz, PC


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 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jeff Avery
Doyle LLP

 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The MOC works to ensure AAJ's continued growth by providing ideas, advice, and assistance on membership acquisition and retention programs.

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Cowen
Cowen Peacock

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Melissa Hague
Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C.

 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Paul Harte
Paul Harte, PC

Paul McGivern
Pacific Medical Law

Lisa Weinstein
Grant & Eisenhofer

 9:55 AM - 10:25 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert W. Johnson

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Electronic Discovery Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum Advisory Board committee meeting.

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Election Committee

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kimberly Dougherty
Andrus Wagstaff

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Peter Kestner
McEwen & Kestner, PLLC

 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christopher J. O'Brien
The O'Brien Firm, PC

 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eric Oliver
MetaSystems, Ltd

 10:25 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Edward Robertson III
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, PC

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


A meeting to discuss Medicare Secondary Payer policy issues.

 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Neil O'Donnell
O'Donnell Law Offices

 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

Robyn L. Wishart
Wishart Brain and Spine Law

 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sach Oliver
Bailey & Oliver Law Firm

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Criminal Law Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the E-Cigarettes Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Herbicides & Pesticides Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Annual meeting of the Publications Committee, which will discuss themes for Trial magazine for 2019 and an overall annual review of AAJ's Publications.

 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All female attorney members are invited to attend the quarterly membership meeting of the WTLC, as well as elections!

 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Stroke Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Doyle
Doyle LLP

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
William H McAngus Jr.
Chappell Smith & Arden

 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the ERISA Litigation Group at their summer business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the ED Drugs Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Employment Rights Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Social Security Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Celebrate the start of the convention with a welcome reception in the Exhibit Hall!

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Evergreen Advisory Board is tasked with implementing the strategic plan for the Evergreen Fund, to continue and sustain the growth of AAJ.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


All first-time convention attendees are invited to this networking luncheon to learn more about convention activities and how to get involved.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Attend the Thomson Reuters Diamond Sponsor presentation, "AI in Legal: State of the Art and the Role of Domain Expertise," to learn how AI will affect your firm. Complimentary lunch served.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Products Liability Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Wage and Hour Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 3
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


AAJ's Council of Presidents includes all Presidents, Presidents-Elect, and Immediate Past Presidents of every state and provincial trial lawyer association (TLA)

 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the AAJ PAC Board of Trustees, AAJ PAC Task Force (State Captains) are also welcome to attend.

 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 60 S Havana Street, Suite 610, Aurora, CO
Venue: WeeCycle


TLC & WTLC are collecting & sorting baby gear for families in need at WeeCycle—a local nonprofit. Learn more & sign up at www.triallawyerscare.org/denver.

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jeanmarie Whalen
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Mark Kosieradzki
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Aviation Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Committee on the Judiciary.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Diversity Committee is responsible for identifying strategies for growing diversity within AAJ

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kenneth Luke Connor
Connor & Conner, LLC

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Theodore William Barudin
Barudin Law Firm, PC


2:05pm-2:50pm Views from the BenchAlan C. Torgerson
Consultant

2:50pm-3:15pm Hot Topics in Settling Your FTCA CaseTom Jacob
Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC

3:15pm-3:40pm Federal Funding for Federal Clinics--FTCA IssuesHoward Richman
Grant Richman, PLLC

 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to committee members only.

 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 113
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Thomas J Giordano Jr
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano


2:10pm-2:55pm Neurological DisordersJoanna L. Suyes
Marks & Harrison, P.C.

2:55pm-3:40pm Mental DisordersFrancesca Zeltmann
Persaud & Zeltmann

3:40pm-4:10pm Musculoskeletal DisordersMark Zakhvatayev
Avard Law Offices, PA

4:10pm-5:10pm Ethics: Social Security Evidence Rules and Regulations and the Complicated Nature of Collecting Treating Physician OpinionsJoni Beth Bailey
Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey

 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jackalyn A Olinger Rochelle
MRHFM


2:10pm-2:50pm Personal Jurisdiction: Update of the Litigation After the Daimler and Bristol-Myers Squibb Decisions
2:50pm-3:25pm Industrial Exposure to Talc: Who, What, Where, When, and How You Know You Have a Talc CaseChristian Hartley
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

3:25pm-4:00pm Defense Experts: The Continued Challenges We Face with Defense Experts and Their Litigation-Driven Doubt ScienceGary M. DiMuzio
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.

4:00pm-4:35pm Regulation and Litigation: How Asbestos Regulations Can Be Used or Diffused in the Courtroom
4:35pm-5:05pm Women and Leadership in Asbestos LitigationAllyson Romani
Shrader & Associates

 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jahan Sagafi
Outten & Golden, LLP


2:10pm-2:40pm Enforceability of Class Action Waivers and ArbitrationR. Joseph Barton
Block & Leviton

2:40pm-3:10pm Preparing Your Appellate StrategyAdam Hansen
Apollo Law LLC

3:10pm-3:40pm Settlement Do's and Don'tsKathleen M. Neary
Vincent M. Powers & Associates

3:40pm-4:10pm Challenging Individual Releases Made During the Pendency of a Class ActionAnne B. Shaver
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

4:10pm-4:40pm Navigating Individual Cases Post-Decertification or in ArbitrationSally Abrahamson
Outten & Golden, LLP

4:40pm-5:10pm Litigating Fee Awards
 2:05 PM - 2:50 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Alan C. Torgerson
Consultant

 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
R. Joseph Barton
Block & Leviton

 2:10 PM - 2:50 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joanna L. Suyes
Marks & Harrison, P.C.

 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Morgan G. Adams
Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Council of Presidents Reception sponsored by Synergy Settlements

 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Adam Hansen
Apollo Law LLC

 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jennifer Liakos
Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC

 2:50 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Tom Jacob
Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC

 2:50 PM - 3:25 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christian Hartley
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Francesca Zeltmann
Persaud & Zeltmann

 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sudhir Patel
Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C.

 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kimberly A. Valentine
Valentine Law Group, APC

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ Press Advisory Board Meeting

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All self-identified minority members are invited to join the caucus for their quarterly meeting and elections.

 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom C
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Admiralty Law Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kathleen M. Neary
Vincent M. Powers & Associates

 3:15 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Howard Richman
Grant Richman, PLLC

 3:25 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Gary M. DiMuzio
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.

 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Luke Metzler
Miller Weisbrod, LLP

 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
J. Jude Basile
The Basile Law Firm

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Federal Tort Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Andrea Fischer
Fischer Legal Group


3:40pm-3:50pm Overview of Qui Tam LitigationCaitlyn Silhan
Waters and Kraus, LLP

3:50pm-4:25pm Interviewing a Potential RelatorJason Brown
The JTB Law Group, LLC

Cory Fein
Cory Fein Law Firm

4:25pm-5:00pm Qui Tam Practice Under the Current AdministrationLexi Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Audrey Schechter
Law Offices of Audrey Hildes Schechter, P.A.

 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Caitlyn Silhan
Waters and Kraus, LLP

 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Anne B. Shaver
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Mark Zakhvatayev
Avard Law Offices, PA

 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Valerie McGinty
Law Office of Valerie T. McGinty

 3:50 PM - 4:25 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jason Brown
The JTB Law Group, LLC

Cory Fein
Cory Fein Law Firm

 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Qusair Mohamedbhai
Rathod | Mohamedbhai LLC

 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Katherine Harvey-Lee
Arias Sanguinetti Wang Torrijos

 4:00 PM - 4:35 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Firearms Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact Sections.Monitoring@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Spinal Cord Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom B
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Please join the Minority Caucus for its annual presentation of their caucus awards and scholarship.

 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sally Abrahamson
Outten & Golden, LLP

 4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joni Beth Bailey
Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey

 4:25 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lexi Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Audrey Schechter
Law Offices of Audrey Hildes Schechter, P.A.

 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert L. Collins
Robert L. Collins & Associates

 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Brusca
Davis & Brusca, LLC

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
JD Hays
Taylor King Law

 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Allyson Romani
Shrader & Associates

 4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: B Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Joint the IVC Filters, Hernia Mesh, and Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Groups Joint Reception Sponsored by CAMG

 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: 817 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Magnolia Ballroom


AAJ PAC Eagle contributors are invited to attend this exclusive reception and mix and mingle with invited speakers Senator Doug Jones and Senator Claire McCaskill.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Escalator A Landing
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Bus Litigation Groups at a Reception Sponsored by Physicians Life Care Planning

 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: 7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, CO 80230
Venue: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum


Come join your AAJ colleagues at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum for the opening reception, sponsored by Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group. Shuttle service will be provided to the opening reception, leaving from the Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons Hotel, and Magnolia Ballroom. Shuttles will be leaving promptly at 6:30 pm, so please arrive a few minutes early.

 
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018
 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Heidi DiLorenzo
Alexander Shunnarah, PC


7:00am-8:10am Finding Balance in the Practice of LawDavid R Bossart
David R. Bossart Law Firm, P.C.

 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David R Bossart
David R. Bossart Law Firm, P.C.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Room: Mineral Hall A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Child care services will be provided from Saturday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver during AAJ scheduled meetings and events. Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, a local based child care service provider. <br /><br />Parents and guardians will coordinate directly with Tots on the Spot for their child care needs. Please click here for more details.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Denver City Terrace
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Forge Consulting invites all AAJ attendees, vendors and their guests to attend our annual Forge Fit Event in Denver on Sunday morning, July 8th at 8:00a.m. at the Denver City Terrace located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Colorado Convention Center. We will be hosting a High-Intensity Fitness Class with professional certified instructors, Brad Williamson and Kayla Iubkert. This workout will be suitable for all fitness levels and will include a combination of weights, resistance training and body weight exercises. Our trainers will provide all necessary equipment and will also be able to provide educated modifications to make sure each participant is performing safe and effective movements. Please join the Forge team and get your day started off right! Everyone is welcome!

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


A training session for new Litigation Group chairs and officers.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Section Officers. For more information about Sections, contact sections@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by and grab breakfast and a quick cup of coffee before you start your day!

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the AAJ Resources Booth to take advantage of exclusive discounts on AAJ Education programs and Exchange Litigation Packets. The booth is open Saturday-Monday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall.

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Find the newest legal resources offered by over 100 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Quartz
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 112
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 202
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Diamond Sponsor Lounge

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 204
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the Playback AAJ Booth to take advantage of the Convention specials, including discounted AAJ Education programs and AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets.

 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The NFC leads all fundraising campaigns in order to provide necessary resources AAJ needs to sustain a prosperous and viable association.

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Mark P. Chalos
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP


8:40am-9:25am Panel: Getting the Most Out of Your TeamEric Gibbs
Gibbs Law Group LLP

Annika Martin
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Kristen Sagafi
Tycko & Zavareei LLP

9:25am-9:55am Panel: The Current and Future Landscape of Class Actions--Emerging CasesPaul Bland Jr.
Public Justice

Kenneth Byrd
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

9:55am-10:20am Supreme Court Update
10:20am-10:40am Update to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Rule 23Zachary Wool
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP

10:40am-11:40am Panel: Ethics of Class Action SettlementsDawn Barrios
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP

Stephen Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

Beth Terrell
Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

8:40am-9:40am The Medicine of Complex Regional Pain SyndromeGiancarlo Barolat
Barolat Neuroscience

9:40am-10:10am The Intravenous Needle Stick and CRPSCarolynn Cassutt, RN
Carolynn Cassutt Consulting

10:10am-10:40am Cross-Examination of the Defense Medical Expert in CRPS CasesR. Steven Shisler
Shisler Law Offices, LLC

10:40am-11:10am Preparing Client for Depositions and Defense Medical Exams in CRPS Cases
11:10am-11:40am CRPS Case AnalysisMarc P Weingarten
Locks Law Firm

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Karina Shreefer
Legal Language Services


8:40am-9:40am Retiring Forum Non ConveniensJustin T Green
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

9:40am-10:40am Establishing Jurisdiction by ContractMegan Wolfe Benett
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

John Vail
John Vail Law PLLC

10:40am-11:40am Liability for Modern Day SlaveryClare Campbell
Leigh Day

Warren Collins
Penningtons Manches LLP

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jerome O'Neill
Gravel & Shea, PC


8:40am-9:40am Using Moral PsychologyGregory S. Cusimano
Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, LLC

David A Wenner
Snyder & Wenner

9:40am-10:00am Jury Research: Focus Groups--Finding the Moral Tone That Resonates with JurorsJeffrey D. Boyd
Nelson Boyd, PLLC

10:00am-10:20am Jury Research: Written and Digital SurveysRichard A. Jenson
Jenson Research & Communication

10:20am-10:40am Jury Selection: Voir DireDiandra Sima Debrosse Zimmermann
Zarzaur Mujumdar & Debrosse

10:40am-11:00am Jury Selection: Supplemental Jury QuestionnairesPatricia F. Kuehn
AAJ

11:00am-11:20am Reaching Millennial JurorsZachary M. Mandell
Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Ltd.

11:20am-11:40am Opening Statement: Appealing to Jurors Across the Political SpectrumKenneth Luke Connor
Connor & Conner, LLC

11:40am-12:00pm Direct Examination of the ClientNavan Ward Jr.
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

2:00pm-2:20pm Presentation of Exhibits
2:20pm-2:40pm Empowering a Fractured Jury to Do Justice Through Rebuttal ClosingRandi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, P.A.

2:40pm-3:00pm Cross-Examination of a Crash ReconstructionistJames Gilbert
The Gilbert Law Group

3:00pm-3:20pm Cross-Examination of a Products Liability ExpertRobert Langdon
Langdon & Emison

3:20pm-3:40pm Closing Argument - Opening SegmentAshley Fournet
Brodhead Law, LLC

3:40pm-4:00pm Cross-Examination of the Defendant in a Medical Malpractice CaseJim Leventhal
Leventhal & Puga, P.C.

4:00pm-5:00pm Pound Institute Twiggs Lecture: The Juror's Oath, the Imperative of Equality, and Judicial CorrectivenessAndre M. Davis
U.S.District Court MD, U.S.Courthouse Bldg.

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Derrick L. Walker
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, PC

O. Mark Zamora
The Orlando Firm


8:40am-9:10am Cybersecurity in Your Small PracticeJavier Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.

9:10am-9:40am Litigating a Multi-Month Trial While Operating a Small OfficeCade Parian
Parian Injury Law, LLC

9:40am-10:10am Hanging Your Own Shingle: The Basics of Starting Your Own PracticeCarla Aikens
Carla D. Aikens, P.C.

10:10am-10:40am How a Small Firm Handles Mass Tort MattersChristopher Paul Welsh
Welsh & Welsh, PC, LLO.

10:40am-11:10am Case (De)selection: Maximizing Your Bottom Line by Saying No at IntakeN. John Bey
Bey & Associates, LLC

11:10am-11:40am Diversity on the Trial TeamKimberly Dougherty
Andrus Wagstaff

11:40am-12:10pm Communicating with the Jury Using Low Tech PresentationJay A Urban
Urban & Taylor, S.C.

2:00pm-2:30pm Taking on Large Corporations During Discovery and TrialMichael A. Prieto
Slover, Prieto, Marigliano & Holbert, LLC

2:30pm-3:00pm Finding Success by Narrowing Your FocusRick Barrera
Buckingham Barrera Law Firm

3:00pm-3:30pm How a Law Practice Evolves and Thrives in a Small CommunityFrederick W Schultz
Greene & Schultz

3:30pm-4:00pm Managing and Building Your Firm's ReputationCarl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

4:00pm-4:30pm Using Psychodrama, Non-Verbal Communication, and High-End Film Production in "Bet the Company" LitigationJoey James
Bunch & James

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Thomas Dempsey
Law Office of Thomas M. Dempsey


8:40am-9:40am Panel: Logistical Considerations and Extraordinary Circumstances When Undertaking Foreign DepositionsRichard D. Hailey
Ramey & Hailey

Anthony Tarricone
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

9:40am-10:25am Video Conferencing and DepositionsRobert Pottroff
Pottroff & Karlin, LLC

10:25am-10:55am Effectively Taking Difficult Medical Expert DepositionsDorothy Clay Sims
Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims

10:55am-11:25am Precautionary Measures to Take When You Expect a Difficult DepositionEdward G. Willer
Corboy & Demetrio, P.C.

2:00pm-2:30pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Trucking CasesSteven C Laird
The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.

2:30pm-3:15pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Medical Negligence CasesJim Leventhal
Leventhal & Puga, P.C.

Isobel S Thomas
Thomas Keel & Laird LLC

3:15pm-3:45pm Considerations When Conducting Expert Depositions in High Damage CasesMurray Ogborn
Ogborn Mihm, LLP

3:45pm-4:15pm Considerations When Conducting Depositions for Automotive CasesDonald Slavik
Slavik Law Firm, LLC

4:15pm-4:45pm Representing Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Strategies and LandminesJohn Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

4:45pm-5:15pm Ethical Considerations in Depositions When You Know Your Client Is LyingMary Beth Ramey
Ramey & Hailey

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Timothy Titolo
Titolo Law Office


8:40am-9:25am Theme, Voir Dire, Opening in TBI CasesRobert L. Collins
Robert L. Collins & Associates

9:25am-10:10am Direct Sequencing of Witnesses in the TBI CaseJohn (Jack) H. Hickey
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

10:10am-10:40am Admissible Evidence and Exhibits in the TBI CaseRandall Rozek
Rozek Law Offices, SC

10:40am-11:10am Cross-Examination of Medical and Psychological ExpertsSteven Gursten
Michigan Auto Law

11:10am-11:55am Dealing with the Wintermark/White Paper Attack on DTIAndrew Abraham
Abraham & Associates

2:00pm-2:45pm Cross-Examination of Damage ExpertsDavid Ransin
Ransin Injury Law

2:45pm-3:30pm ClosingStephen M Smith
Brain Injury Law Center

3:30pm-4:15pm Malingering, Effort, and Secondary Gain Issues and DefensesDorothy Clay Sims
Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims

4:15pm-4:45pm Life Care Plan Damages in the TBI CaseDaniel J Buba
Doehrman Buba

4:45pm-5:30pm Past and Future Loss of Earnings, Reduction in Value of Life Damages in the TBI CaseAnthony Gamboa
Vocational Economics

Enrique N. Vega
Vocational Economics, Inc.

 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Javier Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.

 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eric Gibbs
Gibbs Law Group LLP

Annika Martin
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Kristen Sagafi
Tycko & Zavareei LLP

 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert L. Collins
Robert L. Collins & Associates

 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Richard D. Hailey
Ramey & Hailey

Anthony Tarricone
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Justin T Green
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Giancarlo Barolat
Barolat Neuroscience

 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Gregory S. Cusimano
Cusimano, Roberts & Mills, LLC

David A Wenner
Snyder & Wenner

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to committee members only.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The RTLC is a group of AAJ members dedicated to reaching out to pro-civil justice Republicans in the U.S.Congress to find issues of common interest, as well as to expanding membership and involvement in AAJ.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the STEP Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A-B
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom E
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


The NATLE Annual Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for chief executives and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 6-7
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Cade Parian
Parian Injury Law, LLC

 9:25 AM - 9:55 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Paul Bland Jr.
Public Justice

Kenneth Byrd
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John (Jack) H. Hickey
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jeffrey D. Boyd
Nelson Boyd, PLLC

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carla Aikens
Carla D. Aikens, P.C.

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carolynn Cassutt, RN
Carolynn Cassutt Consulting

 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert Pottroff
Pottroff & Karlin, LLC

 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Megan Wolfe Benett
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

John Vail
John Vail Law PLLC

 9:55 AM - 10:20 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Richard A. Jenson
Jenson Research & Communication

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the proposed Store Front Crashes Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 1-4
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


All convention registrants are invited to attend the Signature Brunch, hosted by the WTLC. This year's keynote speaker will be Judge Aquilina from Michigan.

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Randall Rozek
Rozek Law Offices, SC

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
R. Steven Shisler
Shisler Law Offices, LLC

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christopher Paul Welsh
Welsh & Welsh, PC, LLO.

 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Diandra Sima Debrosse Zimmermann
Zarzaur Mujumdar & Debrosse

 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Zachary Wool
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP

 10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Dorothy Clay Sims
Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims

 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Patricia F. Kuehn
AAJ

 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
N. John Bey
Bey & Associates, LLC

 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Steven Gursten
Michigan Auto Law

 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Clare Campbell
Leigh Day

Warren Collins
Penningtons Manches LLP

 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Dawn Barrios
Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP

Stephen Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

Beth Terrell
Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC

 10:55 AM - 11:25 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Edward G. Willer
Corboy & Demetrio, P.C.

 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Zachary M. Mandell
Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Ltd.

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Inadequate Security Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Insurance Law Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Marc P Weingarten
Locks Law Firm

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kimberly Dougherty
Andrus Wagstaff

 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Andrew Abraham
Abraham & Associates

 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kenneth Luke Connor
Connor & Conner, LLC

 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Navan Ward Jr.
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jay A Urban
Urban & Taylor, S.C.

 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join AAJ Press authors David Bossart, Gregory Cusimano, Edward Lazarus, and David Wenner for a signing of their book Winning Case Preparation: Understanding Jury Bias

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Enjoy a mid-day drink in the Exhibit Hall.

 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom F
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Leadership Luncheon is only open to Leaders Forum, President’s Club, PAC Eagles, Endowment, and Evergreen members.

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Quarterly meeting of Officers, Trustees and Fellows of the Pound Institute. Pound Fellows are welcome to attend.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


All Canadian attorney members are invited to join the caucus for their annual business meeting and awards presentation.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Attend the Counsel Financial Diamond Sponsor panel discussion, “Mass Tort Update: Latest News from the Experts” and hear from the some of nation’s top firms. Complimentary lunch served.

 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 5
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


All paralegal members are welcome to attend the annual business meeting, and help plan the activities for the upcoming year.

 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Steven C Laird
The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael A. Prieto
Slover, Prieto, Marigliano & Holbert, LLC

 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David Ransin
Ransin Injury Law

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Bicycle Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Family Law Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Police Misconduct Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


State Delegate Business Meeting

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


TLC encourages, recognizes, and organizes trial lawyers contributing to their communities through volunteer activities. This meeting will discuss efforts to strengthen TLC and engage members.

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John V. Tucker
Tucker & Ludin, PA


2:10pm-2:55pm identifying ERISA Claims in Your Auto CaseEric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan & Associates, PLLC

John V. Tucker
Tucker & Ludin, PA

2:55pm-3:40pm Hot Topics in ERISA LitigationDavid H Abney
The Law Office of David H. Abney, II

Glenn R. Kantor
Kantor & Kantor

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Daniel S Chamberlain
COHEN & MALAD, LLP


2:10pm-2:40pm Identifying the Target Defendant in a Violent Crime CaseMichael Neff
Law Offices of Michael L. Neff

2:40pm-3:10pm Straddling the Criminal and Civil Fence: Litigating Security Cases While Working with the Criminal Justice SystemAllegra Carpenter
Allegra-Law

3:10pm-3:40pm Beyond the Shooter: Litigating Mass Shooting Cases in AmericaJohn Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kathleen Nastri
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC


2:10pm-3:30pm Panel: Advocating for Human Rights Around the GlobeBenan Molu
N/A

Ayo Obe
N/A

Waikwa Wanyoike
N/A

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee

 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lexi Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP


2:05pm-2:30pm Personal Jurisdiction Post-Bristol-Myers Squibb: All Is Not Lost (Yet)Lori Andrus
Andrus Anderson LLP

William Wylie Blair
OnderLaw, LLC

Munir Meghjee
Robins Kaplan LLP

2:30pm-2:55pm The New Normal: Bifurcation of Causation and Liability in Mass Tort Cases and What To Do About ItBehram Parekh
Kirtland & Packard, LLP

Aimee Wagstaff
Andrus Wagstaff

Gary Wilson
Robins Kaplan LLP

2:55pm-3:20pm Current Issues in Environmental and Toxic Tort CasesRobin Greenwald
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.

Kevin Hannon
The Hannon Law Firm, LLC

Hadley L. Matarazzo
Faraci Lange, LLP

Robert J. Nelson
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

3:20pm-3:45pm Daubert UpdateBill Cash III
Levin Papantonio

Lexi Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Stephanie O'Connor
Douglas & London, PC

3:45pm-4:00pm Emerging Litigation: Hernia MeshAdam Evans
Hollis Law Firm

Jonathan D Orent
Motley Rice, LLC

4:00pm-4:15pm Emerging Litigation: TaxotereKyle Bachus
Bachus & Schanker, LLC

Karen Menzies
Gibbs Law Group LLP

4:15pm-4:30pm Emerging Litigation: TalcDanielle Mason
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

4:30pm-4:45pm Emerging Litigation: AbilifyMarlene Goldenberg
GoldenbergLaw, PLLC

4:45pm-5:00pm Emerging Litigation: IVC Filters
5:00pm-5:15pm Emerging Litigation: ViagraKristian Rasmussen
Cory Watson, P.C.

 2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lori Andrus
Andrus Anderson LLP

William Wylie Blair
OnderLaw, LLC

Munir Meghjee
Robins Kaplan LLP

 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Neff
Law Offices of Michael L. Neff

 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan & Associates, PLLC

John V. Tucker
Tucker & Ludin, PA

 2:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Benan Molu
N/A

Ayo Obe
N/A

Waikwa Wanyoike
N/A

 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Randi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, P.A.

 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Behram Parekh
Kirtland & Packard, LLP

Aimee Wagstaff
Andrus Wagstaff

Gary Wilson
Robins Kaplan LLP

 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Rick Barrera
Buckingham Barrera Law Firm

 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jim Leventhal
Leventhal & Puga, P.C.

Isobel S Thomas
Thomas Keel & Laird LLC

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ PAC Task Force (State Captain) meeting, AAJ PAC Board of Trustees are also welcome to attend.

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
James Gilbert
The Gilbert Law Group

 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Allegra Carpenter
Allegra-Law

 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Stephen M Smith
Brain Injury Law Center

 2:55 PM - 3:20 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robin Greenwald
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.

Kevin Hannon
The Hannon Law Firm, LLC

Hadley L. Matarazzo
Faraci Lange, LLP

Robert J. Nelson
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David H Abney
The Law Office of David H. Abney, II

Glenn R. Kantor
Kantor & Kantor

 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert Langdon
Langdon & Emison

 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Frederick W Schultz
Greene & Schultz

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Lower A Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Asbestos Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by CAMG.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Chiropractic Malpractice Litigation Group at their summer business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Civil Rights Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom F
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Power Lines Litigation Group at their summer business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Schools: Violence, Misconduct, and Safety Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All attorneys barred less than 10 years are welcome to attend the quarterly meeting and elections of the New Lawyers Division.

 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: 1400 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Tamayo Rooftop


The Colorado Trial Lawyers Happy Hour Reception is open to all AAJ attendees from Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, and Utah.

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Murray Ogborn
Ogborn Mihm, LLP

 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ashley Fournet
Brodhead Law, LLC

 3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Bill Cash III
Levin Papantonio

Lexi Hazam
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Stephanie O'Connor
Douglas & London, PC

 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Dorothy Clay Sims
Law Office of Dorothy Clay Sims

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Balance of the World Election.

 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The National College of Advocacy (NCA) Board of Trustees will meet to discuss old and new business.

 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jim Leventhal
Leventhal & Puga, P.C.

 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Adam Evans
Hollis Law Firm

Jonathan D Orent
Motley Rice, LLC

 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Donald Slavik
Slavik Law Firm, LLC

 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kyle Bachus
Bachus & Schanker, LLC

Karen Menzies
Gibbs Law Group LLP

 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joey James
Bunch & James

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Andre M. Davis
U.S.District Court MD, U.S.Courthouse Bldg.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Protecting First Responders Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Ride Share Litigation Group at their summer business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Venue: The Crimson Room in Larimer Square, 1403 Larimer Street
 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Danielle Mason
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Daniel J Buba
Doehrman Buba

 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Leighton
Leighton Law, PA

 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Marlene Goldenberg
GoldenbergLaw, PLLC

 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Quebec Election

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Sexual Assault Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 1
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Please join the NLD to celebrate the winners of the F. Scott Baldwin, Joe Tonahill, and other caucus awards.

 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Mary Beth Ramey
Ramey & Hailey

 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Anthony Gamboa
Vocational Economics

Enrique N. Vega
Vocational Economics, Inc.

 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kristian Rasmussen
Cory Watson, P.C.

 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Puerto Rico Election

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom Foyer
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Class Action Litigation Group Reception Sponsored by KCC and Huntington National Bank.

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: Capital Ballroom 6
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Reception for Kentucky Justice Association Members sponsored by Ringler Associates.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Lower A Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) at their annual meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Escalator A Landing
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Sexual Assault Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by A Case for Women and Milestone Consulting, LLC.

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: B Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group at their reception sponsored by Physicians Life Care Planning.

 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Room: Room 113
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All Convention Attendees are invited to the OR/WA reception.

 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Room: Fire Terrrace, 1201 Broadway, Denver, CO
Venue: The Art, A Hotel


The Birth Trauma/Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group (BTLG/MNIEG) joint Reception. Members only event.

 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: Capital Peak A, 38th Floor
Venue: Grand Hyatt


Join the Pound Institute's Trustees, Fellows and attendees of 2018 Judges Forum as we honor our special guests and celebrate the Institute's work.

 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Room: 1717 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Panzano, the Kimpton Hotel


Reception for Candidate Antonio Romanucci for Parliamentarian (This is not an AAJ sponsored event)

 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Room: 1399 35th Street, Denver, CO
Venue: Exdo
 
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018
 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Room: Mineral Hall A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Child care services will be provided from Saturday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver during AAJ scheduled meetings and events. Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, a local based child care service provider. <br /><br />Parents and guardians will coordinate directly with Tots on the Spot for their child care needs. Please click here for more details.

 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Casey Johnson
Aitken*Aitken*Cohn


6:40am-6:50am Torts in Tribal CountryTheodore William Barudin
Barudin Law Firm, PC

6:50am-7:00am Cyberthreats to Law FirmsShelly Ann Sanford
Watts Guerra LLP

7:00am-7:10am Accessing Archived Information: Harnessing the Power of the Social Media FootprintJonathan Lomurro
Lomurro Law

7:10am-7:20am 10 Tips for a Successful Rule 26 Expert ReportLeslie W O'Leary
Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton, PC

7:20am-7:30am Demystifying Privilege ClaimsPeggy Wedgworth
Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman, LLP

7:30am-7:40am Advocacy Beyond Litigation: A Client's PerspectiveKim Witczak
Woody Matters

7:40am-7:50am Gadolinium Deposition DiseaseTodd Walburg
Cutter Law P.C.

7:50am-8:00am ParagardDerek Braslow
Pogust Braslow & Millrood LLC

8:00am-8:10am Onglyza
 6:40 AM - 6:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Theodore William Barudin
Barudin Law Firm, PC

 6:50 AM - 7:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Shelly Ann Sanford
Watts Guerra LLP

 7:00 AM - 7:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jonathan Lomurro
Lomurro Law

 7:10 AM - 7:20 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Leslie W O'Leary
Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton, PC

 7:20 AM - 7:30 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Peggy Wedgworth
Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman, LLP

 7:30 AM - 7:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kim Witczak
Woody Matters

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 7:40 AM - 7:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Todd Walburg
Cutter Law P.C.

 7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Derek Braslow
Pogust Braslow & Millrood LLC

 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the proposed Trampoline Litigation Group at their business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the WSMCL Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by and grab breakfast and a quick cup of coffee before you start your day!

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the AAJ Resources Booth to take advantage of exclusive discounts on AAJ Education programs and Exchange Litigation Packets. The booth is open Saturday-Monday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall.

 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Find the newest legal resources offered by over 100 exhibitors in the exhibit hall. Take a break and enjoy daily coffee & breakfast throughout the convention.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Quartz
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 112
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 202
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Diamond Sponsor Lounge

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 204
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the Playback AAJ Booth to take advantage of the Convention specials, including discounted AAJ Education programs and AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets.

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

8:40am-9:00am How the Changing Winds of Patent Law May Impact the Landscape of Your Business Torts PracticeTimothy Davis
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

9:00am-9:20am Representing Athletes in Financial Fraud CasesEugene R. Egdorf
Shrader & Associates

9:20am-9:40am Big Banks, Big Data, and Big Money Litigation
9:40am-10:00am Cross-Border Antitrust LitigationRonald Podolny
Rochon, Genova, LLP

10:00am-10:20am Arbitration Rules for Commercial ContractsRyan Donovan
Bailey & Glasser, LLP

10:20am-10:40am Implementation of New Fiduciary Rule for Securities: Stock Broker Fiduciary RuleKirk Reasonover
Reasonover & Berg, LLC

10:40am-11:00am Secondary Liability for Investment Fraud and Ponzi SchemesLydia Floyd
Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane APLC

Alan L. Rosca
Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane, APLC

11:00am-11:20am How to Prepare for Discovery in Deposition and Trial of Business TortsO. Mark Zamora
The Orlando Firm

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

8:40am-9:40am Case Strategies in FELA and Railroad Crossing LitigationPatricia F. Kuehn
AAJ

9:40am-10:25am FELA Appellate Practice
10:25am-10:55am Current Topics in Medicare, Private Lien Resolution, and Other Insurance SubrogationColleen Blinkoff
Doran & Murphy, PLLC

10:55am-11:40am Current Topics in Railroad Crossing Litigation: A Panel DiscussionJose M. Bautista
Bautista Leroy, LLC

Thomas Jones
Davis Bethune & Jones

 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kevin Biniazan
Breit Drescher Imprevento, P.C.


8:40am-9:25am Focus Groups: How to Test the MessageKenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

9:25am-10:10am Using Focus Group Feedback to Shape Trial StrategyPhillip H Miller
Miller Law Offices

10:10am-10:55am Think Through the Case: What Would You Like to Accomplish?William Lightfoot
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot

10:55am-11:40am Plot a Discovery Plan and Establish Witness GoalsErik Heninger
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

2:00pm-2:45pm Focusing on Rules Early in Discovery
2:00pm-2:45pm Identifying Rules During Discovery TimeJohn (Jack) H. Hickey
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

2:45pm-3:30pm Discovery in the Digital AgeAriana J. Tadler
Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman, LLP

3:30pm-4:15pm How to Handle Obstruction During DiscoveryDanielle Mason
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

4:15pm-5:00pm Discovery Strategies for Complex Litigation and Streamlining Document Intensive CasesJeffrey B. Killino
The Killino Firm, P.C.

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

8:40am-9:10am Sources of Insurance Cover for Your ClaimStephen J. Burg
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC

9:10am-9:40am Bad Faith Claims--When Do They Arise and Who Is Liable?Richard Langerman
The Law Office of Richard Langerman

9:40am-10:10am Bad Faith from an Expert's PerspectiveJohn Kezer
Law Office of John Kezer, P.C.

10:10am-10:50am Non-Traditional Forms of Insurance Companies and How to Hold Them Accountable for Unfair/Illegal Claim-HandlingMichael N. Poli
Merlin Law Group

10:50am-11:30am Claims Management SoftwareSara A. McClain
Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP

11:30am-12:10pm Institutional Bad Faith: What Is It and How Do You Prove It?Michael L Cohen
Michael L. Cohen, A Professional Law Corporation

2:00pm-2:30pm Common Insurance Discovery Sources and StrategiesPatrick Leverty
Leverty & Associates Law Chtd.

2:30pm-3:10pm Deposing the Insurer and Its AdjustersEdward Eshoo Jr.
Merlin Law Group

3:10pm-3:40pm Leveraging Pre- and Post-Judgment StipulationsMichal Meiler
Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.

3:40pm-4:20pm Before You File--How to Identify, Develop, and Prepare for Insurer Bad Faith Pre-SuitKurt Zaner
Zaner Harden Law, LLP

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lori Andrus
Andrus Anderson LLP

Javier Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.


8:40am-9:10am Advocating for Foster ChildrenMegan O'Connor
The Deratany Firm

9:10am-9:40am Practice Tips in Criminal Law and Police Abuse LitigationAdam Langino
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

9:40am-10:10am Practice Tips on Litigating Police Abuse Allegations in Personal Injury ActionsChristopher H. Fitzgerald
The Law Office of Christopher H. Fitzgerald

10:10am-10:40am Obstacles in the MIrror Can Be Closer Than They Seem: Watching for New Roadblocks to Vindicating Civil RightsRobert Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C.

10:40am-11:10am Understanding the Insurance Company's Defense Strategy and Using That Knowledge To Increase the Value of Your Civil Rights ClaimsDevon M. Jacob
Jacob Litigation

11:10am-11:40am Defending Against Malicious Prosecution
2:00pm-2:30pm Ethical Considerations in Marketing to Minority and Police Abuse ClientsTad Thomas
Thomas Law Offices, PLLC

2:30pm-3:10pm Voir Dire in a #MeToo WorldEric Romano
Romano Law Group

3:10pm-3:40pm Proving Damages in a Police Misconduct CaseVernon Johnson
Johnson Law, PLC

3:40pm-4:10pm TBDW. Harold Flowers Jr.
Hurth Sisk & Blakemore, LLP

4:10pm-4:50pm Piercing the "Cover-Up"--Holding the Municipality and Police Accountable for Officer MisconductLaura Ives
Kennedy Kennedy & Ives, PC

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Matthew Nace
Paulson & Nace, PLLC


8:40am-9:25am The Future of Motor Vehicle LitigationSteven Gursten
Michigan Auto Law

Daniel Hinkle
American Association for Justice

9:25am-10:10am Successfully Deposing the Defense Medical ExaminerBryan Roberts
Stark & Stark

10:10am-10:40am Implementing Focus Groups for Discovery PlansKenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

10:40am-11:10am Initial Intake StepsFaith Morse
Andersen Morse & Linthorst

11:10am-11:40am Ethical Considerations When Dealing with Social MediaJennifer Leonhardt Ojeda
Ojeda Legal, LLC

11:40am-12:00pm Telling Your Client's Story in the "Routine" Auto CaseBenjamin Cloward
Richard Harris Law Firm

2:00pm-2:45pm Identifying the Hidden DefendantNicholas Johnson
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

2:45pm-3:30pm Using Personal Technology to Build Damages and LiabilityKatherine Allen
Hugh James Solicitors

3:30pm-4:00pm How to Deal with Multiple Collisions in Short SuccessionDiane Cardoso
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

4:00pm-4:30pm Evaluating Standards for Collision ReconstructionistsDavid Knight
Gordon & Doner, PA

 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Timothy Davis
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Megan O'Connor
The Deratany Firm

 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Stephen J. Burg
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC

 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Steven Gursten
Michigan Auto Law

Daniel Hinkle
American Association for Justice

 8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Patricia F. Kuehn
AAJ

 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eugene R. Egdorf
Shrader & Associates

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Audit Committee Meeting

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join us for a discussion with Parliamentarian candidates Sean Domnick and Antonio “Tony” Romanucci. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to AAJelections@justice.org by June 29.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the International Practice Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact Sections.Monitoring@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the proposed Zostavax Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee will meet to discuss new and old business.

 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Laurel Halbany
Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood


9:10am-9:55am Consequences of Underage MarriageElliott A. Alman
Alman & Alman, LLC

9:55am-10:40am How Bias Can Affect Clients in the CourtroomAmanda Heins
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 6-7
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group (MNIEG) Meeting and Elections

 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The TrialWorks User Group Meeting is for anyone interested in the TrialWorks Case Management Software. The current release, Version 11, will be covered showing the new Features and Functionality including the new Web Intake, TWApp, SMS, TWSearch , Stamps.com, DocuSign and many more.

 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom E
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


The NATLE Annual Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for chief executives and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Richard Langerman
The Law Office of Richard Langerman

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Adam Langino
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Elliott A. Alman
Alman & Alman, LLC

 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Bryan Roberts
Stark & Stark

 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Phillip H Miller
Miller Law Offices

 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Silicone Contaminated Eye Injections Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ronald Podolny
Rochon, Genova, LLP

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Kezer
Law Office of John Kezer, P.C.

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christopher H. Fitzgerald
The Law Office of Christopher H. Fitzgerald

 9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Amanda Heins
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ryan Donovan
Bailey & Glasser, LLP

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Share marketing ideas, practice management tips, and propose topics for upcoming marketing seminars. We want to hear from you!

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the proposed Indian Law Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Qui Tam Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Public Affairs Committee will meet to discuss AAJ's current federal advocacy efforts.

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kenneth Levinson
Levinson & Stefani

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert Peck
Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C.

 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael N. Poli
Merlin Law Group

 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
William Lightfoot
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot

 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kirk Reasonover
Reasonover & Berg, LLC

 10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Colleen Blinkoff
Doran & Murphy, PLLC

 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lydia Floyd
Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane APLC

Alan L. Rosca
Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane, APLC

 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Faith Morse
Andersen Morse & Linthorst

 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Devon M. Jacob
Jacob Litigation

 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sara A. McClain
Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP

 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jose M. Bautista
Bautista Leroy, LLC

Thomas Jones
Davis Bethune & Jones

 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Erik Heninger
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
O. Mark Zamora
The Orlando Firm

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Law Schools Committee will meet to discuss new and old business.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the proposed Furniture Tip-Over Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jennifer Leonhardt Ojeda
Ojeda Legal, LLC

 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael L Cohen
Michael L. Cohen, A Professional Law Corporation

 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Benjamin Cloward
Richard Harris Law Firm

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Take a break and network with fellow colleagues at the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Reception!

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ PAC M Club, Platinum M Club, Falcon and Eagle contributors are invited to attend this premier AAJ PAC thank you luncheon.

 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Attend the Scorpion Diamond Sponsor presentation, "Future-Proofing Your Law Firm's Marketing Strategy," featuring special guest Google to provide insight into your proprietary data. Complimentary lunch served.

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


All members who identify as LGBT or allies are invited to attend the caucus's membership meeting and elections.

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Patrick Leverty
Leverty & Associates Law Chtd.

 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Tad Thomas
Thomas Law Offices, PLLC

 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John (Jack) H. Hickey
Hickey Law Firm, P.A.

 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Nicholas Johnson
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ PAC Eagle, Falcon and Platinum M Club contributors are invited to mingle with the invited AAJ PAC M Club Luncheon.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Motor Vehicle Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Professional Negligence Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact Sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Katie Hubbard
Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, PC


2:10pm-2:40pm Identifying Damages in Spinal Cord Injury CasesWarren Collins
Penningtons Manches LLP

2:40pm-3:10pm Epidemiology and Life Expectancy in Spinal Cord Injury CasesMichael Freeman
Forensic Trauma

3:10pm-3:40pm Telling the Plaintiff's StoryRobert D. Bohm
Robert D. Bohm PLLC

 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Warren Collins
Penningtons Manches LLP

 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Edward Eshoo Jr.
Merlin Law Group

 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Eric Romano
Romano Law Group

 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael Freeman
Forensic Trauma

 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ariana J. Tadler
Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman, LLP

 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Katherine Allen
Hugh James Solicitors

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Antitrust Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Compliance Committee

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The MDL Working Group with meet to discuss proposed amendments and plan for the meeting with the MDL Subcommittee.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the proposed Proposed Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Public Education Committee will discuss new opportunities for members to tell stories about civil justice and their work as trial lawyers.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Railroad Section and the FELA and Railroad Litigation Groups at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining, contact Sections@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Executive Committee meeting for the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Assists with protecting the vote during federal elections.

 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: 1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: The Corner Office


All registrants are invited to join the LGBT Caucus for a networking reception!

 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Aspen Room, 2nd Floor
Venue: Four Seasons


All registrants are invited to join the Texas Caucus for this networking reception. Reception sponsored by McAdams Crim, PLLC

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michal Meiler
Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Vernon Johnson
Johnson Law, PLC

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert D. Bohm
Robert D. Bohm PLLC

 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Diane Cardoso
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Danielle Mason
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
TBD
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
W. Harold Flowers Jr.
Hurth Sisk & Blakemore, LLP

 3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Kurt Zaner
Zaner Harden Law, LLP

 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Rooms 405-407
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David Knight
Gordon & Doner, PA

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 207
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


2nd annual reception to honor the generous support of AAJ Evergreen Fund contributors.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Learn how you can help save lives by joining a network of End Distracted Driving presenters. Learn more at www.enddd.org/trial-lawyer-campaign.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: B Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Please join the Essure Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by Stratos Legal.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Committee Meeting for the Exhibit Advisory Committee.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Lower A Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Taxotere Litigation Group at a Reception Sponsored by CAMG.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meet some of your favorite AAJ Press/Thomson Reuters authors at the Thomson Reuters "Meet the Authors" reception!

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 203
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 4:10 PM - 4:50 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Laura Ives
Kennedy Kennedy & Ives, PC

 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jeffrey B. Killino
The Killino Firm, P.C.

 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Please join us for the Annual AAJ Membership Business and Elections Meeting which will include elections for AAJ National Officers and a proposed amendment to the AAJ Bylaws. AAJ National Officer candidates in non-contested races will be elected during the meeting. Nominating, seconding, and candidate speeches will be delivered during the meeting for the contested office of Parliamentarian, after which an electronic ballot will be accessible to eligible voters until noon on July 10, 2018.<br /><br /> Information about the elections, including voter eligibility and candidate statements, is available at www.justice.org/AAJElections.

 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: B Lobby
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Please join the Opioids Litigation Group at their Reception Sponsored by CAMG.

 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Room: 891 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Venue: Sip | eat + drink


Join members of the International Relations Committee to exchange ideas and network.

 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: Seawell Ballroom
Venue: Denver Center for the Performing Arts


Public Justice’s Annual Gala & Awards Dinner will be held the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Seawell Ballroom. The ticket cost is $350/ticket. for more information go to https://www.publicjustice.net/annual-gala/

 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Room: 2027 Old West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
Venue: The Mile High Station


Come join us as we honor our incoming president Elise Sanguinetti. Platinum Sponsor: Esquire Bank/Litify Gold Sponsors: Melissa Baldwin Settlements, Robson Forensic, and Strategic Capital

 
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018
 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 401
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Speaker Ready Room

 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mineral Hall A
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Child care services will be provided from Saturday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver during AAJ scheduled meetings and events. Services will be provided by Tots on the Spot, a local based child care service provider. <br /><br />Parents and guardians will coordinate directly with Tots on the Spot for their child care needs. Please click here for more details.

 6:30 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Tiffany R. Ellis
Seikaly, Stewart, & Bennett PC


6:40am-6:50am How to Handle Jury Gender BiasHolly Dolejsi
Robins Kaplan LLP

6:50am-7:00am The Nuts and Bolts of a False Claims CaseLeslie Pescia
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

7:00am-7:10am Communications Decency Act and Website ImmunitySin-Ting Liu
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC

7:10am-7:20am Qualified ImmunityJennifer Bennett
Public Justice

7:20am-7:30am Online Focus GroupsJohn Campbell
Empirical Jury

7:30am-7:40am Navigating Consumer Bankruptcy in Personal Injury CasesLindsey Craig
The Yost Legal Group

7:40am-7:50am Compassion and Dignity When Declining to Represent a Potential ClientDevin C. McNulty
Chandler McNulty, LLP

7:50am-8:00am Risk Management for Plaintiff Attorneys
8:00am-8:10am Fact Depositions: When Is It Too Much?Karen Beyea-Schroeder
Schroeder Law Office / Burnett Law Firm

 6:40 AM - 6:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Holly Dolejsi
Robins Kaplan LLP

 6:50 AM - 7:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Leslie Pescia
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

 7:00 AM - 7:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sin-Ting Liu
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC

 7:10 AM - 7:20 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jennifer Bennett
Public Justice

 7:20 AM - 7:30 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Campbell
Empirical Jury

 7:30 AM - 7:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lindsey Craig
The Yost Legal Group

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Leaders Forum and President's Club members are invited to join us in an exclusive hospitality suite.

 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Registration will be located in the Mile High Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.

 7:40 AM - 7:50 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Devin C. McNulty
Chandler McNulty, LLP

 7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Karen Beyea-Schroeder
Schroeder Law Office / Burnett Law Firm

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Distracted Driving Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Guardrail Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Quartz
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 112
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 202
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Diamond Sponsor Lounge

 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 204
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 102
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: 200 Concourse
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Stop by the Playback AAJ Booth to take advantage of the Convention specials, including discounted AAJ Education programs and AAJ Exchange Litigation Packets.

 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


This is the annual meeting of the AAJ Foundation Board.

 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The MDL Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules will meet with interested AAJ members on proposed ideas for MDL rules to the FRCP.

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Lea P. Bucciero
Podhurst Orseck, PA


8:40am-9:25am Legal Updates and Challenges in Aviation LitigationDayron Silverio
Podhurst Orseck, PA

9:25am-10:10am Establishing Liability and Early Resolution of Aviation LitigationColin A. Sommer
Aeroscope, Inc.

10:10am-10:55am Using Safety Management Systems (SMS) to Establish LiabilityJames Brauchle
Motley Rice, LLC

10:55am-11:40am Litigating Aviation Cases Involving Military AircraftIlyas Akbari
Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, A Professional Corporation

Timothy A Loranger
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert L. Hendrix III
Morgan & Morgan


8:40am-9:25am The Efficacy of Medical Marijuana in Chronic Pain ManagementAlan Shackelford
Amarimed of Colorado

9:25am-10:10am The Interplay Between OSHA and Workers' Compensation ClaimsJohn Olaechea
OSHA

10:10am-10:55am A Comparison of the Laws of Various States in Significant AreasMichael C Duff
University of Wyoming College of Law

10:55am-11:40am Deposing the Medical ExpertHolly Portier
Morgan & Morgan

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Molly L Greenblatt
Leventhal & Puga, PC


8:40am-9:25am From Hostage to Hero: Four Persuasion Strategies to Entice Jurors to Willingly Join Your TeamSari de la Motte
SariDLM Inc.

9:25am-10:10am How to Construct the Story Arc of TrialT. Metier
Metier Law Firm, LLC

10:10am-10:55am Telling the Story and the Importance of Rhetorical Devices and TechniquesRuss Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

10:55am-11:40am How to Catch and Keep the Jury's AttentionAlan Blumenfeld
Act of Communication

2:00pm-2:45pm Producing Memorable Moments for the JuryRobert F. Dicello
DiCello Levitt & Casey LLC

2:45pm-3:30pm Create Compelling Visuals to Tell the StoryLarry R Rogers Jr.
Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

3:30pm-4:15pm Witness Preparation: Empowering Witnesses as StorytellersKatherine James
ACT of Communication

4:15pm-5:00pm The Art of Closing ArgumentCarl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David Kwass
Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.


8:40am-9:10am Driverless VehiclesDonald Slavik
Slavik Law Firm, LLC

9:10am-9:40am Guardrail DefectsTheodore Leopold
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

9:40am-10:10am From Tires to Fires, Autonomous Cars and Just About Everything In Between...How to Identify and Litigate Your Next Automotive Liability CaseJulian C Gomez
The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC

10:10am-10:40am When Safety Features are OptionalMichael J Warshauer
Warshauer Law Group, PC

10:40am-11:10am Update on Tire DefectsRichard D. Morrison
Morrison Law Firm

11:10am-11:40am Representing Children in Products Liability CasesMichael G. Phelan Sr.
Phelan | Petty, PLC

2:00pm-3:00pm Ethical Considerations of Confidentiality in Discovery and SettlementsGeorge McLaughlin
Warshauer Law Group, P.C.

Michael J Warshauer
Warshauer Law Group, PC

3:00pm-3:30pm Technology Use in Focus Groups and Jury SelectionCarol Bauss
NJP Litigation Consulting

3:30pm-4:00pm Technology in BiomechanicsJamie Williams
Robson Forensic, Inc.

4:00pm-4:30pm Technology at Trial in a Products Liability CaseJavier Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.

4:30pm-5:00pm Update on Jurisdiction After Bristol-Myers SquibbAnne Dieruf
The Gilbert Law Group

 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ryan Prochaska
Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC


8:40am-9:20am Proving Your Case in Opening StatementBradley Prochaska
Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC

9:20am-10:00am Practical Application of Electronic Medical Records for TrialSam Elbert
EMR Discovery

Don Hanson
HD Consult

James E. Puga
Leventhal & Puga, PC

10:00am-10:30am Affordable Care Act in the Post-Obama EraEmily Thomas
Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC

10:30am-11:00am Present Value of Economic LossGene Trevino
Economic Evidence

11:00am-11:30am Finding Damages Through Every WitnessJ. Jude Basile
The Basile Law Firm

11:30am-12:00pm Avoiding Ethical Missteps in Promoting Your FirmMicah Buchdahl
HTM Lawyers

2:00pm-3:00pm Avoiding Legal Malpractice at TrialDavid L. Wikstrom
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

3:00pm-3:25pm Red State or Blue State, a Jury's Thirst for Justice Is the Same: How to Touch Their Hearts in Closing ArgumentRandi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, P.A.

3:25pm-3:55pm Cross-Examination of the DefendantPaul Casi II
Paul A. Casi II, PSC

3:55pm-4:25pm Cross-Examination of the Defense ExpertBrian J McKeen
McKeen & Associates, PC

 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Donald Slavik
Slavik Law Firm, LLC

 8:40 AM - 9:20 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Bradley Prochaska
Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC

 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sari de la Motte
SariDLM Inc.

 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Dayron Silverio
Podhurst Orseck, PA

 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Alan Shackelford
Amarimed of Colorado

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Bus Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Meeting of the Organization Review Committee

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to committee members only.

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Ski Area Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
J. Burton LeBlanc
Baron & Budd, PC


9:10am-9:40am MDL2804 Update: Recent Developments in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation
9:40am-10:10am Bellwether Cases: Implications for the Rest of the CountryJayne Conroy
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

10:10am-10:40am Roadmap: Finding a Pathway to a Solution to the Opiate EpidemicJoseph F. Rice
Motley Rice, LLC

 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Centennial Ballroom E
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


The NATLE Annual Meeting provides continuing education and knowledge exchange for chief executives and staff of trial lawyer associations.

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Theodore Leopold
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
 9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Sam Elbert
EMR Discovery

Don Hanson
HD Consult

James E. Puga
Leventhal & Puga, PC

 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Colin A. Sommer
Aeroscope, Inc.

 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
T. Metier
Metier Law Firm, LLC

 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
John Olaechea
OSHA

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jayne Conroy
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Julian C Gomez
The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, PLLC

 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Emily Thomas
Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 205
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


AAJ Board of Governors Orientation

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 106
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 110
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


International Relations Committee Business Meeting

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 107
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 111
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Room 103
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 404
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Joseph F. Rice
Motley Rice, LLC

 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael J Warshauer
Warshauer Law Group, PC

 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael C Duff
University of Wyoming College of Law

 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Russ Herman
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
James Brauchle
Motley Rice, LLC

 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Gene Trevino
Economic Evidence

 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Richard D. Morrison
Morrison Law Firm

 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 302
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Holly Portier
Morgan & Morgan

 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Alan Blumenfeld
Act of Communication

 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 304
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ilyas Akbari
Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, A Professional Corporation

Timothy A Loranger
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
J. Jude Basile
The Basile Law Firm

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 105
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the da Vinci Robotic Surgery Litigation Group at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 101
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Exchange Advisory Committee will meet to discuss new and old business.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 104
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining, contact Sections@justice.org.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Open to Litigation Group members only. For information on joining a Litigation Group, contact litgroups@justice.org.

 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Michael G. Phelan Sr.
Phelan | Petty, PLC

 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Micah Buchdahl
HTM Lawyers

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join us for a celebration of AAJ members’ achievements. The Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award will be presented to attorney John Manly and the outstanding American gymnasts who sought justice for hundreds of abused female athletes. Also among this year’s awards are the Lifetime Achievement Award, Harry Philo Award, AAJ Partnership Award, Leonard Ring Champion of Justice Award, and many more. Additionally, the results of the AAJ National Officer Elections will be announced during the Membership and Awards Luncheon and the new officers sworn in.

 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Robert F. Dicello
DiCello Levitt & Casey LLC

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
David L. Wikstrom
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
George McLaughlin
Warshauer Law Group, P.C.

Michael J Warshauer
Warshauer Law Group, PC

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 108
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Join the Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury Section at their annual business meeting. For more information about joining a Section, contact sections@justice.org.

 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

2:10pm-2:40pm Survey of Travel Torts and Innovative Lawyering to Resolve Longstanding Barriers and DefensesIra Leesfield
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

2:40pm-3:10pm Survey of Ski Law: Unique Problems and Solutions in Ski Resort and Co-participant CasesChristopher Koupal
Parker Lipman, LLP

3:10pm-3:40pm Combined Attack on Legal Defenses of Waiver Immunity, Releases, Exculpatory Clauses, and Other Contractual Defenses Barring Recovery in Travel and Resort Tort CasesJustin Shapiro
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Ira Leesfield
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


The Robert L. Habush Endowment Meeting

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 201
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Convention Planning Committee Meeting

 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Christopher Koupal
Parker Lipman, LLP

 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Larry R Rogers Jr.
Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

 3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Randi McGinn
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, P.A.

 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carol Bauss
NJP Litigation Consulting

 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Room: Room 303
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Justin Shapiro
Leesfield Scolaro, PA

 3:25 PM - 3:55 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Paul Casi II
Paul A. Casi II, PSC

 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Jamie Williams
Robson Forensic, Inc.

 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Katherine James
ACT of Communication

 3:55 PM - 4:25 PM
Room: Rooms 402-403
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Brian J McKeen
McKeen & Associates, PC

 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Javier Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm, Inc.

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 109
Venue: Colorado Convention Center


Joint Budget and Executive committee meeting

 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Carl L. Solomon
The Solomon Law Group

 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 301
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Anne Dieruf
The Gilbert Law Group

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room: Mineral Hall Foyer
Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver


Reception for the Board of Governors.

 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018
 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 3-4
Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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