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CURRICULUM VITAE OF
JEFFREY J. KROLL
LAW FIRM
AFFILIATIONS:
MARTINDALE
HUBBELL
RATING:
EDUCATION:
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.
22 W. Washington Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 372-1227
E-mail: [email protected]
Partner: February 2013 – Present
AV (Highest Rating)
DePaul University, College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Juris Doctor, 1990 (Top 15% of Class)
Judge Olga Jurco Award, Most Outstanding Trial
Advocacy Student, 1990
National Mock Trial Team Member, February 1990
Intramural Moot Court Competition, 2nd place
Journals of Health and Hospital Law - Senior Editor,
June 1989 - December 1989, Contributing Editor,
August 1988 - June 1989
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Economics/Finance Bachelor of Science in Commerce,
1987
Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society
Blue Key National Honor Society
Financial Management Association National Honor Society - Treasurer
Economics Association
National Dean's List
Dean's List
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LISTINGS:
The Best Lawyers in America “Personal Injury Litigation” (2011, 2012,
2013, 2014)
Leading Attorneys in Illinois (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Illinois Super Lawyers (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Most Valuable
Volunteer Given to Top Instructor in ICLE Courses (2008)
40 Under 40: Promising Young Advocates (2002) (National Law Journal)
40 Under 40 years Old to Watch (2000) (Law Bulletin Publishing
Company)
Who's Who in American Law (1996)
Who's Who in the Midwest (1996)
Who's Who in America (1995)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (1995)
Who's Who in America (1993)
Men of Achievement (1992)
Who's Who of Rising Young Americans (1991)
Who's Who of American Law Students (1990)
BAR
MEMBERSHIPS: Admitted to Illinois Bar, November 8,1990
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District
of Illinois (1991)
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District
of Indiana, (2000)
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court, November 10, 2008
BAR
ASSOCIATIONS: Member of the following:
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Section of Litigation
Section of Tort and Insurance Practice
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Association of Planitiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
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Southwest Bar Association of Chicago
BAR COMMITTEE
ACTIVITIES:
American Bar Association
Co-Chair, Podcast and Distant Learning Sub Committee
Section of Litigation, 2010
Co-Chair, Expert Witnesses
Section of Litigation (2005-2007)
Co-Chair (2005)
ABA Annual Meeting
Section of Litigation, Chicago 2003-2005
Co-Chair, Trial Evidence Committee,
Section of Litigation, 2002-2003
Co-Chair, Tips From the Trenches Publication,
Section of Litigation, 1999-2002
Vice-Chair, Trial Techniques Committee,
Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 1999-2001
Member, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee
Torts and Insurance Practice, 1996
Co-Program Director, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, 1995
Member, Task Force on the State of the Justice
System, Section of Litigation, 1993
Member, American Bar Association Long Range Planning
Group in Civil Justice System Improvements, 1993
Member, Public Relations Committee, Section of Tort
and Insurance Practice, 1993 - 1995
Liaison between the Public Relations Committee and the following
Committees: Medicine and the Law; Workers’ Compensation and
Employers’ Liability Law; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Charitable,
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Religious and Non-Profit Organizations; Section of Tort and Insurance
Practice, 1993 - 1995.
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member, Executive Committee, Product
Liability Section, 1994 - 1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Elected Member, Board of Managers, 2000- present
Co-Chair, Seminar Planning, 1999-2001
Member, Board of Advocates, 1993 - 2000
Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,
Medical Malpractice Committee, 1992 - 1994
Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,
Publication Committee, 1992- 1995
Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,
Amicus Curiae Committee, 1993 - 1995
Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,
Civil Practice and Rules, 1997-1998
Illinois State Bar Association
Fellow, Illinois Bar Foundation, 1998-present
Member, Special Committee on Mentoring, 2003-2004
Member, ISBA, Assembly, 1998- 2001
Member, Tort Law Section Council, 1996-2000
Legislative Liaison, Tort Litigation Committee,
Young Lawyers Section, 1996
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Chair, Admiralty and Maritime Section, 1995-1996
Member, Admiralty and Maritime Section Council, 1995-1997
Chicago Bar Association
Member, Public Affairs Committee, Chicago Bar
Association, 1993 – 1995
Committee Member, Take Me Too Tickets for Kids Program, 1996
Core Group, CBA/YLS Health and Hospital Law
Committee, 1995-1996
DuPage County Bar Association
Medical Legal Committee, 1997-1998
COMMUNITY
ACTIVITIES:
DePaul University, Board of Trustees (2008 - present)
DePaul University College of Law – Dean’s Council (2008 - present)
Chicago Inn of Court (1989 - present)
Polish American Association, Board of Directors (2003 - present)
Board Member, Marist Brothers (1996 - 2000)
Marist High School, Building Task
Team (2003)
DePaul Law Development Committee (1990 - 1992)
DePaul Alumni Special Gifts Task Force (1997)
Member, Host Committee for the 1993 American
Inns of Court Annual Meeting
Member, Host Committee for the 1995 American Bar Association,
Section of Litigation, Annual Meeting
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Symposium on the Future of the Civil Jury System in
the United States (1992)
Illinois Supreme Court Subcommittee on Selection
and Administration of Juries, 1993 – 1994
Member, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation,
Associate Board, 1993
FACULTY
APPOINTMENTS: Deposition Practicum, John Marshall School of Law (Spring, 2010 Spring 2011)
Trial Advocacy Northwestern School of Law
(Fall 2001, 2002, 2004 - 2007)
Trial Advocacy, DePaul University, College of Law
(Spring, 1999; Spring 2000)
Medical Malpractice Law, DePaul University, College
of Law (Fall, 1992; Spring, 1993)
LECTURES:
APPELATE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION:
“Marketing for Appellate Lawyers” Panel
April 22, 2013
Chicago, IL
KANE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER:
“Using Life Experience to Persuade Juries”
May 11,2012
Kane County Judicial Center, St. Charles, Illinois
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THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS:
“Proof and Argument of Physical Pain and Mental Suffering”
January 24, 2012
South Beach, FL
MASS TORTS MADE PERFECT:
“Cross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners (Including Defense
Physiatrists) to Prove Severity of Pain and the Relationship of “Pain” to
“Suffering” and “Anguish,” Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar (October
13, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada).
“Knowing, Understanding & Appreciating What the Adjustor &
Insurance Claims Department Needs, Wants & Has to Have in Order
to Settle the Case (And Why Clueless Plaintiff Lawyers ALWAYS
Leave Significant Dollars on the Table),” - Mass Torts Made Perfect
Seminar (April 22, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada)
THE ASSOCIATION OF PLAINTIFF INTERSTATE
TRUCKING LAWYERS OF AMERICA:
“Deposing the Fatigued Trucker”
(September 13, 2009 - Las Vegas, Nevada)
RAINBOW PUSH COALITION & CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION
FUND:
“How to Win Billion Dollar Verdicts,” - Opening Statements
(June 6, 2007 - Rosemont, Illinois)
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER:
Deposing Expert Witnesses: Proven Tactics
You Need to Know (April 14, 2009)
Advanced Trial Skills: Persuasive Opening
Statements & Closing Arguments
(September 24, 2008 - Audio Conference)
Examining Witnesses: Proven Techniques
You Can Use Today
(April 29, 2008 - Audio Conference
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Everything You Need to Know About Medical EvidenceBut We Are Afraid to Ask
(October 24, 2007)
If a Trial Is A Battle:
Themes & Analogies Are Your Secret Weapons
(August 7, 2007 - Audio Conference)
Strategic Jury Selection:
Win Your Case from the Start
(April 3, 2007 - Audio Conference)
Powerful Opening Statements: Practical
Tips from a Proven Winner
(February 7, 2007 - Audio Conference)
Preparing & Examining Expert Witnesses:
Proven Techniques You Can Use Today
(December 18, 2006 - Audio Conference)
FORENSIC CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION:
Demonstrative Evidence & Expert Witnesses
First Annual California Expert Summit
Newport Beach, California (March 15, 2003)
Cross-Examination: Bending But Not Breaking
First Annual California Expert Summit
Newport Beach, California (March 15,2003)
LAW EDUCATION INSTITUTE:
One Tale at a Time: Has Technology Changed the
Storyteller's Art?, National CLE Conference
Vail, Colorado (January 3, 2008)
Luring Them a Tale at Time: The Art of Jury Persuasion
Through Storytelling, National CLE Conference
Snowmass, Colorado (January 6, 2007)
Cross-Examination of the Independent Medical Examiner,
2006, National CLE Conference
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Snowmass, Colorado (January 4, 2006)
Using Themes and Analogies to Maximize Damages
in a Catastrophic Injury or Death Case
2005 National CLE Conference
Snowmass at Aspen, Colorado (January 4, 2005)
Maximizing Damages in a Catastrophic Injury or Death Case
2004 National CLE Conference
Snowmass at Aspen, Colorado (January 4, 2004)
Use of Themes & Analogies in a Personal Injury Trial
2003 National CLE Conference
Aspen, Colorado (January 7, 2003)
Maximizing Damages in a Catastrophic Injury or Death Case
2003 National CLE Conference
Aspen, Colorado (January 5, 2003)
360 ADVOCACY INSTITUTE:
The Invisible Injuries: Measuring and Presenting the
Closed Head and PTSD Damages
Las Vegas, NV (July 2, 2013)
Personal Injury Litigator Summit: Re-Direct Examination
Las Vegas, NV (May 8, 2008)
Personal Injury Litigator Summit: Cross Examination
of the Defense Medical Examiner
Las Vegas, NV (May 9, 2008)
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS INSTITUTE:
The Absolute Litigators Conference VIII: Proof and
Argument of Mental Pain and Anguish
Las Vegas, NV (May 2, 2003)
The Absolute Litigators Conference VIII:
Using Themes and Analogies, to Persuade at Trial
Las Vegas, NV (May 1, 2003)
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Nursing Home Negligence-The Trial of a Nursing Home
Negligence Case: Plaintiffs Perspective (June 4, 2002)
SEAK:
Demonstrative Evidence and Expert
Witnesses Rosemont, Illinois (June , 2010)
Demonstrative Evidence and Expert Witnesses
Hyannis, Massachusetts (June , 2005)
Medical Witness Summit
Chicago, Illinois (November 16-17, 2002)
Direct Testimony of Experts: Good, Bad & Ugly
Tenth Anniversary National Expert Witness & Litigation Seminar,
Hyannis, Massachusetts (June , 2001)
Demonstrative Evidence & Expert Witnesses
Tenth Anniversary National Expert Witness & Litigation Seminar,
Hyannis, Massachusetts (June, 2001)
Medical Witness Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(February 20-21, 1999)
Maximizing Damages Through the Use of Expert Witnesses;
Help Us Help You, 7th Annual National Expert Witness and
Litigation Seminar, Hyannis, Massachusetts (June 19,1998)
What Experts and Attorneys Need to Know About Working With
Juries; 7th Annual National Expert Witness and Litigation Seminar,
Hyannis, Massachusetts (June 19,1998)
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION:
“Anatomy of a Motor Vehicle Crash Case: The Process of Case Selection”
(September 24, 2013 – Chicago)
“The Power of Persuasion”
“Top 5 Deposition Do's and Don’t’s”
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(Teleseminar - June 29, 2011)
“Effective Use of Persuasion in Your Closing Argument”
(July 20, 2010 - Chicago)
“Personal Injury Practice: Emerging Issues for 2010-Trial Strategy:
Tell the Story” (June 23, 2010 - University Center, Chicago)
“Your Law Practice/Their Law firm,” New Lawyer Experience Course
(April 20, 2010 - Chicago)
Starting Points: Working Up Your First Auto Accident Case Written Discovery and Depositions (September 4, 2008 - Chicago)
Starting Points: Working Up Your First Auto Accident Case Accident Reconstruction (September 4, 2008 - Chicago)
Managing Media in the High Profile Case - Pretrial Publicity
(July 18, 2008 - Chicago)
Basic Skills/The New Attorneys' Introduction to the Effective Practice
of Law:Your Law Practice/Their Law Firm (April 14, 2008 Springfield)
Basic Skill/The New Attorneys' Introduction to the Effective Practice
of Law: Not Enough Time in the Day: Time Management Tips (April
14, 2008 - Springfield)
Litigating Back and Neck Injury Cases Structuring your Case:
Litigation Success Strategies (February 22, 2008-Chicago)
Personal Injury Practice Update: 90- Day Trial Preparation Plan
(June 15, 2007 - Chicago)
Litigating Back and Neck Injury Cases - Structuring Your Case:
Litigation Success Strategies (February 2, 2007 - Chicago)
Jury Success Strategies: Trial and Error - Post Trial Analysis
(August 16, 2006 - Chicago)
Effective Illinois Jury Selection: Illinois Law Practice Realities
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(April 24, 2003 - Chicago)
Moderator, The Art of Maximizing (or Minimizing) Damages
in a Personal Injury Action (December 13, 2000 - Chicago)
Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case: Evidence Concerning
Damages in Auto Accident Cases(October 15, 1999- Chicago)
Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case: Evidence Concerning
Damages in Auto Accident Cases(October 8, 1999Bloomington/Normal)
How to Depose a Treating Physician (December 9, 1998 - Springfield)
How to Depose a Treating Physician (December 3, 1998 - Chicago)
How to Deal with Insurance Carriers and Get Great Results:
Educating Insurers about the Value of Your Case (April 1, 1998)
The Power of Persuasion Themes and Analogies: Real-life Examples of
How a Litigator Uses Life's Situations to Persuade (September 9, 2011 Chicago)
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION:
See It, Here It, Feel It, Sense It!
Handling Trial Themes in Difficult Cases
Women in Products Liability 10th Anniversary Conference
Section of Litigation (October 15, 2009), Chicago, Illinois
Keyword Searches: Have We Lost Our Way?
Third Annual National Institute on E-Discovery
Practical Solutions for Dealing with Electronically
Stored Information Section of Litigation (May 22, 2009), Chicago, Illinois
Second Annual National Institute on E-Discovery
Practical Solutions for Dealing with Electronically
Stored Information: Reducing the Cost of Reviewing
ESI (May 2, 2008), Chicago, Illinois
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Moderator, Using Experts to Teach & Persuade
at Trial, ABA Annual Meeting,
Section of Litigation (August 4, 2006), Honolulu, Hawaii
Moderator, Voir Dire: Winning Before
You Begin, ABA Annual Conference
Section of Litigation (April 10, 2003), Houston, Texas
Moderator, Impact Direct: Making the Most of Your
Direct Examination, ABA Annual Conference
Section of Litigation (April 10, 2003), Houston, Texas
Jurors’ Attitudes and Perceptions in a
Time of Crisis: Trying Cases After September 11th
and the Enron Collaspe, ABA Annual Meeting
Section of Litigation (August 10, 2002), Washington D.C.
Moderator, 101 Tips from the Trenches
ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation
(August 9, 2002), Washington D.C.
The Masters on Deposition - Demonstrations
from America's Leading Trial Attorneys
(February 2, 2002), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Multimedia Medical Trial: New Developments in
Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiffs Perspective
(July 8, 2000), New York, New York
Mealey’s Emerging Coverage Issues: Elder Care
(April 7, 2000) Boston, Massachusetts
New Theories of Liability: Will Your Industry Be in the Crosshairs
Next? (February 18, 2000), La Quinta, California
Anatomy of Nursing Home Malpractice - Demonstrative Evidence in
Nursing Home Litigation Cases (March 13, 1999)
Presenting the Complex Civil Case to a Jury-Utilizing Focus
Groups in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases (February 26, 1998)
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RUSH PRESBYTERIAN-ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER:
Health Systems Management College of Health Sciences,
Health Law Course (April 10,1996)
ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION:
Damages
Updates & Damages Seminar
(October 14, 2013), Chicago, Illinois
Opening Statement
Update & Review Seminar
(October 9, 2012), Chicago, Illinois
Non-Economic Damages
Update & Review Seminar
(October 10, 2011), Chicago, Illinois
How Social Media is Impacting Jury Selection
(October 1, 2010), Chicago, Illinois
Being Creative and Telling a Good Story
(February 9, 2008), Springfield, Illinois
Themes, Stories & Great Thoughts
(October 8, 2007), Chicago, Illinois
Complying with the New Supreme Court Rule on Continuing Legal
Education and Arthur v. Cantour How to Address It, Medical Malpractice
Seminar, (December 3, 2005) Chicago, Illinois
December Update & Review Seminar: Evidence
(October ll, 2004), Chicago
Central Illinois Civil Practice Update & Review Seminar:
Demonstrative Evidence (February 9, 2002), Springfield
Moderator: Point/Counter Point Seminar
(January 20, 2001), Chicago
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Moderator: Evidence Seminar
(May 13,2000), Chicago
Moderator: Update and Review Seminar
(September 18, 1999), Chicago
Evidence Seminar: Evidence Depositions
(May 8, 1999)
Moderator, Trial Techniques Seminar
(October 12, 1998)
Point/Counterpoint Damages Seminar
Fractures and Joint Injuries...
Plaintiff’s Perspective (May 9,1998)
Current Topics in Injury Victim Advocacy:
Proving a Products Liability Case - When the
Product has “Disappeared” (April 8, 1995)
Central Illinois Shotgun Seminar: Preparing Plaintiff
for Deposition (February 4, 1995)
1994 Update and Review Seminar: Bad Faith
Litigation (September 17, 1994)
“Update and Review” - Jury Selection
(October 1, 2010) Chicago
ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA:
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises
Liability: Child Death Cases Stemming from Auto
Crashes (July 26,1994)
ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION:
Supreme Court Rule 213 and Its Impact in Tort Litigation –
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Damage Testimony: What are the Elements?
(October 9, 2000)
Litigating Tort Cases without Going Bankrupt:
Cost Effective Exhibits (October 11, 1999) Chicago
Nuts and Bolts for the Tort Practitioner – Demonstrative
Evidence; Bringing Your Case to Life
(June 25, 1999) Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Staying on Top of Tort Issues in Your Practice:
Litigating Soft Tissue Cases: Proving Your Damages
(December 11,1998)
Litigating Personal Injury Cases: Recent Decisions Including
Taylor Machine Works et al: The Petrillo and Kunkel
Decisions (Collinsville, IL-February 28,1998)
“Get Caught Up” An Update of Civil Practice, Insurance,
Mental Health and Tort Law Issues-Damages: Making the
Most of Your Case (December 12,1997)
Trial Techniques - Getting a Case Ready;
Getting a Verdict –“Effective Damage Presentation”
(November 11, 1996)
Trial Tactics and Tips: How to Present Your Case
to a Jury After Tort Reform: Jury Instruction When and How to use the I.P.I. Instructions (June 21, 1996)
Procedural Issues for the 1995 Tort
Law Changes (November 6, 1995)
CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION:
Basic Skills Course for New Attorneys
Civility in the Profession... How to Play Nice
(November 18, 2013)
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New Lawyer Toolkit: Basic Skills Course for New Attorneys
Civility in the Profession... How to Play Nice
(November 30, 2012)
The Power of Persuasive Storytelling
(January 28, 2010)
90 Days Before Trial - Detailing Your
Case for Trial
(October 24, 2007)
90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown
Detailing Your Case for Trial
(December 10, 2003)
90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown
Detailing Your Case for Trial
(September 9, 2002)
Minimize & Maximizing Damage Awards in
Personal Injury Cases: Open/Close for the Plaintiff
(April 17, 2001)
90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown
Detailing Your Case for Trial
(December 18, 2000)
Products Liability Trial Lawyers Workshop:
Recent Trends in Product Liability Law
(February 20,1995)
Tort Immunity Act: Pleadings, Standard of Care and
Burden of Proof (November 23, 1992)
HEALTH & HOSPITAL LAW COMMITTEE:
Overview of Health Law as Field of Practice – Plaintiff’s
Perspective (October 27, 1994)
ILLINOIS PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION:
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Annual Paralegal Conference: 100 Days to Trial (November 11, 1998)
Annual Paralegal Conference: Basic Evidence (October 8,1997)
LAW BULLETIN SEMINAR:
“Maximizing Your Discussion with the Jury: Opening & Closing
Statements” Juror Deselection, Jury Management” March 18, 2010
(Chicago, Illinois)
LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE:
Delivering the Knock-Out Punch – Making Your Closing Arguments
Count. (December 12, 2013)
Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade
(September 16, 2011)
Effective Use of Persuasion in Your Closing Arguments (July 20, 2010)Webinar
Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade in a Personal
Injury Trial (February 12, 2008) Seminar Wed Live! – LAJ
Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade in a Personal
Injury Trial (July 31, 2007) La Jolla, California
Winning with the Masters Seminar: Using Themes &
Analogies to Persuade at Trial (12/04)
Winning with the Masters Seminar: Using Themes &
Analogies to Persuade at Trial (12/03)
1997 Post-Legislative Retreat: Effective Damage
Arguments in Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Cases (7/97)
Winning with the Masters Seminar: Obtaining a
Multi-Million Dollar Verdict in a Knee Injury Case (12/96)
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Winning with the Masters Seminar: Maximizing
Damages in Wrongful Death Cases (12/93)
Winning with the Masters Seminar: Maximizing
Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases (12/92)
COLORADO TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION:
Trial Advocacy Program: Selling Your Case in Opening Statement
and Closing Argument (August 11, 2000) Steamboat Springs, Colorado
WYOMING TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION:
Proof of Damages (6/95)
SOUTHWEST BAR ASSOCIATION:
Maximizing Damages in Death Cases (March 8, 1995)
NORTH AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT
CONFERENCE:
Is Agricultural Winning the Blame Game?
(November 4,1995)
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRIAL CONSULTANTS:
Batson & J.E.B.: The Challenge Continued: Lecture and
Demonstration of How to Argue and Defend the Challenge in Civil
Cases (May 18,1996)
PENNSYLVANIA BAR INSTITUTE:
Second Annual Elder Law Institute
Nursing Homes-Tort and Contract Litigation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 22,1999
DEPAUL COLLEGE OF LAW'S CENTER FOR LAW & SCIENCE:
Current Trends in Product Liability Discovery –
“Discovery Planning” (March 24, 2006)
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STATE BAR OF ARIZONA:
The Art of Story Telling: Making Advocacy Interesting
(June 15, 2006) 2000 Annual Convention, Phoenix, Arizona
IOWA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATIONS:
Using Analogies & Themes to Persuade at Trial
November 8, 2007 (Des Moines, Iowa)
FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS ASSOCIATION:
Expert Witnesses Use of Demonstrative Evidence
May, 19 2011 (Chicago, Illinois)
AUTHOR:
“Special Considerations in an Automobile Case,” Illinois Civil Discovery
Practice (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - 2014)
Be Good for Goodness’ Sake,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (December
6, 2013).
“Student-Athletes Need Modernized Protections After Accidents Happen,”
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (October 29, 2013).
“Preserving the Element of Surprise,”Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (October
25, 2013)
“Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner,” The Lawyer’s LogBook
(Aug- Sept 2013)
“There’s no ‘I’ in attorney,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (August 23,
2013).
“Know your spouse, know your witness,”Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
(June 14, 2013).
“For the love of the game,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (May 24, 2013).
Trial Skills Flashpoints April 2013, “Creating a Powerful Opening
Statement,” IICLE, on-line articles, April, 2013
https://www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=310
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New Attorney Skills Flashpoints April 2013, “What Are the Qualifications
of Your Expert Witness?” IICLE, on-line articles, April, 2013
https://www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=308
New Attorney Skills Flashpoints March 2013, “Tips for the Auto
Collision Case Interview,” IICLE, on-line articles, March, 2013
https://www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=294
New Attorney Skills Flashpoints February 2013 “What the Heck is a
Focus Group? Can I Afford it?”
“Road trip provides jury lesson,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (January
25, 2013).
“Lawyer learns of importance of embracing family, friends,” Chicago
Daily Law Bulletin, (December 24, 2012).
“Different rules may get applied,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (November
9, 2012).
New Attorney Skills Flashpoints October 2012, “Social Media,” IICLE, online articles, October, 2012 www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=234
“What you know, won’t hurt you,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (October
12, 2012).
“Lawyers may use judicial notice," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin,
(September 7, 2012).
New Attorney Skills Flashpoints September 2012, “Seven C’s of
Settlement,” IICLE, on-line articles, September, 2012
www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=222
“Lawyer exposes financial bias,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (August 10,
2012).
New Attorney Skills Flashpoints August 2012, “Taking A Deposition,”
IICLE, on-line articles, August, 2012
www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=206
Chapter 3 - Psychological Injuries: Plaintiffs Perspective, Proving and
Disproving Damages In Personal Injury Cases (IICLE®, 2012).
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“Lawyer adjusts to strike zone,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (July 13,
2012).
New Attorney Skills Flashpoints July 2012, “Automobile Collision Cases,”
IICLE, on-line articles, July, 2012
ww w.iicle.com/articles/article.aspx?ID= 182.
“New Attorney Skills Flashpoints June 2012,” IICLE, on-line articles, June,
2012. www.iicle.comyarticles/article.aspx?ID=l 82.
“Teens, distractions equal disaster,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (June 15,
2012).
“What does ‘I'm sorry’ mean,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (March 16,
2012).
“Public speaking skills prove vital,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (February
24, 2012).
“Don't bring past mistakes with you into new year,” Chicago Daily Law
Bulletin, (January 23, 2012).
“Lawyers should take the reins with future damages,” Chicago Daily Law
Bulletin, (December 19, 2011).
“Lawyers remain civil, courteous,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (November
22, 2011).
“Halloween illustrates element of surprise at trial,” Chicago Daily Law
Bulletin, (October 18 2011).
“Cross-examination defense experts requires a plan,” Chicago Daily Law
Bulletin, (September 20, 2011)
“Direct examination can be as easy as playing catch,” Chicago Daily Law
Bulletin, (August 23, 2011).
“Nuances of emotional damages," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. (July 21,
2011).
“Maximizing recovery for even the little losses,” Chicago Daily Law
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Bulletin. (June 22, 2011).
“Weighing the value of life, death and work,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
(May 18, 2011).
“The Realities of Pro Bono Work and the Legal aid Funding Crisis,” DCBA
Brief, Vol. 23, Issue 8 (May 2011).
“One lawyer reflects on the changing practice of law,” Chicago Daily Law
Bulletin. (April 23, 2011).
“The ‘Pulp Fiction’ approach to trying cases,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
(April 20, 2011)
“Where have all those happy lawyers gone?” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
(March 23, 2011)
“A degree of medical uncertainty”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 157,
Issue 34. (February 17, 2011)
“Inside and Outside the Jury Box: Effective Trial Strategies 2006 Edition,
Chapter 2-Selecting Jurors in the 21st Century”, Illinois Institute for
Continuing Legal Education. (Spring, 2011)
“Build a Better Blog”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 157, Issue 13.
(January 19, 2011)
General Editor, Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases 2007 with 2011
Supplement Compendium, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
(January 2011)
“Pedestrian vs. Motorist: Can't We All Just Get Along?” Proving Fault in
Auto Accident Cases 2007 with 2011 Supplement Compendium, Illinois
Institute for Continuing Legal Education. (January 2011)
“The Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of an
Automobile Negligence Case,” Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases 2007
with 2011 Supplement Compendium, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal
Education. (January, 2011)
Chapter Co-Author, “The Scope of Permissible Closing Arguments in
Automobile Crash Accidents,” Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases 2007
with 2011 Supplement Compendium, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal
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Education. (January, 2011)
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