Trial Lawyers Summit To Be Held January 27-30, 2013 in Miami

APITLA will be sponsoring the Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami this January. You will not want to miss the first-class speakers and experts lined up to educate and share at this conference.

Below you can find a description of the conference agenda in detail. Please view the Trial Lawyers Summit webpage for conference registration information, CLE accreditation and more.


9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. APITLA Bonus Session
Open to Registered Attendees Only…in Poinciana Ballroom
9:00 a.m. Voir Dire – Making the Jury Your Tribe
Kent Spence, The Spence Law Firm
9:30 a.m. Challenges in the Early Preservation of Evidence
Robert Crandall, Commercial Vehicle Consultants
10:00 a.m. Thomson Reuters
11:15 a.m. When Can a Pick-up Truck be a Commercial Motor Vehicle and Understanding Rules Applicable to Non-CDL Commercial Drivers
Joe Fried, Fried Rogers Goldberg
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. When the Big Truck Case Calls Your Office
Dan Munley, Munley, Munley & Cartwright
11:30 a.m. Proving Damages in Interstate Trucking Cases
12:00 noon Jack Meligan
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. The Use of Persuasion in a Truck Accident Case from Voir Dire through Argument
Frank Branson, Law Offices of Frank L. Branson
2:00 p.m. The Amazing APITLA Learning Center
Jon Gardner, Race Point Legal
2:15 p.m. APITLA’s Truck Accident Emergency Response Team
Howard Nations, The Nations Law Firm
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Jury Selection: 10 Psychological Questions Which Will Determine How the Jurors Will Vote Three Weeks Later
Tom Girardi, Girardi Keese
3:45 p.m. The Back Up Conspicuity Case
John Romano, The Romano Law Group
4:30 p.m. Finding Punitive Damages in Interstate Trucking Cases
Dan Ramsdell, APITLA
3:00 to 5:00pm Conference Registration in the Americana Foyer for all Attendees
7:00 to 9:00pm Welcome Reception at the Loews Americana Lawn & Pool (casual attire) 
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Trial Lawyers Summit Education Program
Americana Ballroom 3…Moderators: Howard Nations & John Romano
Breakfast and Lunch Included
7:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Sponsors’ Hall (Americana 4)
8:00 a.m. Turning the Tide: How PI Lawyers Can Create Positive Buzz for Themselves, Their Practices and the Legal Community to Make Clients Want You As Their Lawyer – Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio
8:30 a.m. Social Media: How to Make Money Using Social Media From Those Who Have and How To Manage Your ReputationAdrian Dayton, Marketing Strategy and the Law
9:15 a.m. Intake Can Make Or Break Your Practice: Learn How to Pick the Right (aka Profitable) Cases and Not Chase the DogsKerry Jardine, Burg Simpson & Michael DeMayo, Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo
9:45 a.m. The 11 Most Important Changes to Make to Your Website Now: Video, SEO, Blogging, and more…Gerry Oginski, Law Office of Gerald M. Oginski, Dan Goldstein, Page One Solutions & Lisa Vaughn, Web Marketing Consultant
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break in the Sponsors’ Hall
10:45 a.m. Creating a Call to Action in All Aspects of Your Marketing that will Assure You Get the Great Cases – Website, Television, Print
Joe Devine, Ngage Live
Ken Hardison, PILMMA
11:15 a.m. KPI: Key Profit Indicators – Are You Making Money on the Promotional Money You are Spending
Micki Love, Parker Waichman
11:45 a.m. Tracking Your Practice: Knowing to the Penny Where Your Money is Coming From and Going To
Chad Dudley, Dudley DeBosier
12:10 p.m. Branding: Building your Credibility Thru Print and TV Exposure
Nick Nanton, Celebrity Branding Agency
12:30 p.m. Where Do We Go From Here: A Perspective on the Future of the Trial Lawyer’s Practice from the NTL Past PresidentsKeith Givens, The Cochran Firm/ John Romano, The Romano Law Group/Michael Burg, Burg Simpson/Howard Nations, The Nations Law Firm
1:30 p.m. President’s Networking Luncheon in Americana Ballrooms 1 and 2 Sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group
2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Afternoon Session Hosted by “Top 40 Under 40″ Moderator, Kim Lambert, Levin Papantonio (Top 40 Under 40 President)

  • Common Mistakes Young Lawyers Make
    Judge Thomas M. Lynch
  • Preventing Burn-Out: Making the Case for Work-Life Balance
    Chelsea Callanan, Happy Go Legal
  • Social Media Boot Camp
    Adrian Dayton, Marketing Strategy and the Law
  • Our Future
    Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trial Lawyers Summit Education Program
Endowed by Giradi Keese, Los Angeles, CA
Americana Ballroom 3
Breakfast Included
7:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Sponsors’ Hall
8:00 a.m. Jury Selection: The Pool Looks Different Now. Philosophies are More Important that the Facts. What are the Right Questions to Ask?
Tom Girardi, Girardi Keese
9:00 a.m. Opening Statement: Anticipation…When to Hold…Time to Get the Bad Stuff Out – Steven C. Marks, Podhurst Orseck
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break in Sponsors’ Hall
10:15 a.m. Closing Argument: When You Sit Down, They Say “Yes”                             Chris Searcy, Searcy Denney
11:15 a.m. How to Win at Mediation – Hon. Daniel Weinstein, JAMS
1:30 p.m. Witness Preparation: Old School No Longer Works With Both Fact and Expert Witnesses – John Gomez, The Gomez Law Firm
2:15 p.m. Techniques for Taking a Hard-Hitting Deposition                                        Ned McWilliams, Levin Papantonio
8 to 10:00 p.m. Pool Party at the National Hotel (casual attire)                                   Sponsored by: Counsel Financial & Plaintiff Support

8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Trial Lawyers Summit Education Program
Endowed by Searcy Denney, West Palm Beach, FL
Breakfast Included
7:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Sponsors’ Hall
8:00 a.m. Beating Mensing and Generic Preemption
David Sales, Searcy Denney
8:35 a.m. Trying Tough Cases Against Tough Defendants – What Has Been Learned
Jimmy Gustafson, Searcy Denney & Troy Rafferty, Levin Papantonio
9:10 a.m. Use of Cutting Edge Trial Technology and Demonstratives to Level the Playing Field
Zoe Littlepage & Rainey Booth, Littlepage Booth
9:55 a.m. Techniques for Avoiding Being Home-Towned at Trial
Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break in the Sponsors’ Hall
11:00 a.m. Overcoming Learned Intermediary
Erik Walker, Hissey Kientz
11:40 a.m. Techniques for Litigating Cases Involving Tough Social and Psychological Factors
Robert Price & Aaron Watson, Levin Papantonio
12:15 p.m. Why Class Action Litigation Should Matter To You
Adam Levitt, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz
12:45 p.m. Healthcare Lien Update 2013: Everything You Need to Know to Ensure Absolute ComplianceGarretson Resolution Group & Brook Hollow Financial  



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