Past Speaking Engagements

 

2018


 

Presentation Name   //   Conference

  • Talking to your Client about Social Media / AAJ Midwinter Convention / Maui, HA

2017


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Big Picture Small Details / Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention – Key Note / Sun River OR
  • Building technological advances into life care plans / AAJ Jazz Fest Seminar / New Orleans, LA
  • Closing Argument in TBI Cases / AAJ Annual Convention / Boston, MA

  • AAJ Deposition College – Instructor / Portland, OR

  • The Velvet Hammer Approach to Voir Dire / Wisconsin State Bar Association Jury Symposium / Milwaukee, WI

  • Opening Statement / Washington State Bar Association Trial Advocacy Program / Seattle, WA

2016


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Voir Dire, Opening Statements, Trial Themes / National Police Accountability Project
  • Proving Causation in Auto Trials / New Jersey Assoc. for Justice Boardwalk Seminar / Atlantic City, NJ
  • Voir Dire Questions You Must Ask in Auto Crash Cases / 360 Advocacy / Las Vegas, NV
  • Depositions / WSBA New Lawyers
  • Eliminating the Soft Tissue Myth: Spine Injuries are Serious / AAJ Jazzfest Seminar / New Orleans, LA
  • Proving Causation in Auto Trials / New Jersey Assoc. for Justice Boardwalk Seminar / Atlantic City, NJ
  • The Non-Monotone Opening Statement / Idaho Trial Lawyers Assoc. Annual Convention / Sun Valley, ID
  • Direct Exam the Oprah Way / WSAJ Webinar

2015


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Persuasive PowerPoint at Trial / Indiana Trial Lawyers Assoc. 51st Annual Institute
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Visual Presentation / AAJ Annual Convention / Montreal CA

  • Voir Dire in Auto Cases / AAJ Annual Convention / Montreal, CA

  • Making your case with defense experts / WSAJ / Seattle, WA

  • Novel Claims / Belli Seminar / Montreal, CA

  • Defense Medical Examinations / AAJ Webinar

  • Common SCI Defenses / AAJ / New Orleans, LA

  • Using Metaphors, allegories, and similes in closing / Workhorse Seminar / Orlando, FA

2014


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Voir Dire / WSBA Trial Advocacy CLE
  • Persuasive Powerpoint at Trial / Vermont Trial Lawyers Association
  • Big Picture Little Details / Wyoming AJ Annual Conference / Des Moines, IA
  • Luvera Seminar Moderator / WSAJ 2014 Annual Convention
  • Harnessing Your Power / WSAJ Women's Retreat

2013


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Use of Technology at Trial to Enhance Your Case / WSBA Litigation CLE
  • Persuasive Powerpoint at Trial / Trial Lawyers Association / Vancouver, BC
  • Building the Vocational Damages Case / WSAJ Auto Seminar
  • Persuasive Powerpoint at Trial / Trial Lawyers Association / Vancouver, BC
  • Persuasive Powerpoint at Trial / Vermont Trial Lawyers Association / VT
  • Big Picture Little Details / WYTLA Convention Laramie / WY
  • Using Metaphors, Allegories & Similes in Closing / Belli Seminar / San Francisco, CA
  • Persuasive Powerpoint at Trial / AAJ Annual Convention
  • Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injuries / AAJ Annual Convention
  • Using Metaphors, Allegories & Similes in Closing / Nevada Trial Lawyer Association / Seattle, WA
  • Persuasive Powerpoint at Trial / Colorado Annual Convention / CO

2012


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Opening Statement / WSBA Trial Advocacy Program
  • Persuading Jurors with Moral Arguments / North Dakota Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • De Ben Esse Deposition of Your Treating Physician / New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar
  • Trial Practice / Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Proving Invisible Traumatic Brain Injuries / AAJ Midwinter Convention / Phoenix, AZ

2011


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Opening Statement / WSBA Trial Advocacy Program
  • Understanding Diverse Cultures Perspective on Emotional Injury and Consortium Claims / WSAJ Annual Convention
  • Persuasive brain injury trial techniques / Utah Association for Justice / UT
  • Polarizing the brain injury case / AAJ Brain Injury Seminar / Atlanta, GA
  • Demonstration: Overcoming Defense Themes & Tactics in Opening / AAJ Annual Convention
  • Valuation and Life Expectancy in Spinal Cord Injury Cases / AAJ Annual Convention
  • And then the Jury Clapped: How to Present Extremely Demonstrative Evidence / AAJ Annual Convention
  • Traumatic brain injury and preexisting conditions / AAJ Annual Convention

2010


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Opening Statement / Washington State Bar Association
  • Extremely Demonstrative Evidence / Washington State Association for Justice
  • Refocusing the Jury in Voir Dire / Washington State Association for Justice
  • Morality Based Closing Arguments / Trial Stars / New York, NY
  • Messaging - Turning Weaknesses into Strengths / Trial Lawyers of the Year CLE
  • Morality Based Closing Argument / Arizona Trial Lawyers Association / AZ
  • Plaintiff Closing Argument - Demonstration in Brain Injury Case / AAJ
  • Discovery in UIM Insurance Bad Faith / AAJ
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases / AAJ

2009


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Closing Argument in a Car Crash Case / Washington State Association for Justice
  • Objectifying the Plaintiff’s Case: Visual Images that Make a Difference / Idaho Convention
  • Keynote Speaker: Our Inspirational Clients / Idaho Convention
  • How to Try a Case Without a Focus Group / Belli Seminar / San Francisco, CA
  • Closing Argument / AAJ / Las Vegas, NV
  • Maximizing Damages in Inadequate Security Cases / AAJ / Las Vegas, NV
  • Closing Argument / AAJ / Las Vegas, NV

2008


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • E-trial 1.01 / WSAJ
  • Objectifying the Plaintiff's Case / Vancouver Trial Lawyers Association
  • PowerPoint - Objectifying the Plaintiff's Case / National Webinar
  • Voir Dire / King County Bar Association
  • Objectifying the Plaintiff's Case in Trial / Iowa Trail Lawyers Convention
  • Art of Advocacy / Idaho School of Law
  • Representing Minorities in the Court Room - Voir Dire / AAJ Convention
  • Fighting Protective Orders in Insurance Bad Faith Cases / AAJ Convention

2007


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Objectifying Plaintiff's Case at Trial / Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Convention
  • Powerpoint Revolution / WSTLA
  • Videotape Deposition of the Insurance Adjuster / WSTLA
  • "Crash" / WSTLA
  • Maximizing Powerpoint to Objectify the Plaintiff's Case / Trial Smith Webinar
  • Plaintiff Direct Exam / National Webinar
  • Witness Preparation - Lay and Expert Witnesses / AAJ Midyear Convention
  • Overcoming Insurance Defense Tactics / AAJ

2006


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Battling the "Tencer" Defense / WSTLA
  • New Important Laws - Ethel Adams / WSTLA
  • Electronic Medial and Visual Aids at Oral Argument / WSBA
  • The Elements of Litigation - Chair / WSBA
  • Voir Dire / WSBA
  • Calculating and Proving Damages / NBI
  • How the Case of Ethel Adams Changed the Law / Marvin Belli Seminar
  • Litigating major auto injury and death cases / Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • Handling the Minority Plaintiff Case / American Association of Justice Convention
  • Battling the Comparative Fault Defense / American Association of Justice Convention
  • Voir Dire / American Association of Justice Convention

2005


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Persuading a Hostile Jury / Wyoming Trial Lawyer Association
  • Creative Pretrial Strategic Moves / WSTLA
  • Summation / WSTLA
  • Maters in Trial Program / American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Expert Biomechanic / American Association of Justice Midyear Convention
  • Perpetuating the Treating Doctor by Videotape / American Association of Justice Convention
  • Preparing Your Client for Deposition / American Association of Justice

2004


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Opening Statement / WSBA
  • Mock Trial with Technology / Seattle University Law School
  • Depositions & Testimony - Surviving on the Stand / Mental Health Professional's People's Law School
  • Opening Statement in an MTV Generation / Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Convincing the Jury of Probable Needs / American Association of Justice Midyear Convention
  • Trial Techniques / American Association of Justice Midyear Convention
  • Colossus Computer Software / AAJ
  • Cross Exam of an Expert - with David Ball / AAJ
  • Litigating Auto Cases - Juries, Damages, and Discovery / AAJ

2003


 

Presentation Name   /   conference

  • Voire Dire and Cross Exam of the Defense Medical Examiner / WSTLA
  • Litigating with Farmers Insurance / WSTLA
  • Arguing Liability / WSTLA
  • Opening Statement / WSBA
  • Colossus Insurance Computer Software / Wisconsin Trial Lawyers Association Convention
  • Colossus Insurance Computer Software / San Jose Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colossus and How to Litigate Motor Vehicle Cases / San Diego Trial Lawyers Association
  • Powerpoint in Opening and Closing / Melvin Belli Seminar
  • Colossus Insurance Computer Software / Colorado Trial Lawyers Blockbuster Seminar
  • Case of Kristopher Kime / American Association of Justice Convention
  • Colossus Insurance Computer Software / American Association of Justice Convention
  • Alternative Theories in Insurance Bad Faith Cases / American Association of Justice Convention
  • Preparing for Depositions / DVD

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