Friday, May 10, 2018 | 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Beus Center for Law and Society | Room 644 |Webcast Available
If you represent plaintiffs, how do you set up your case to maximize damage awards?
If you represent defendants, how do you convince the jury that the “value” of the case is not what plaintiff claims?
Listen to some of Arizona’s best trial lawyers discuss what resonates with jurors — approaches to take, phrases to use, and exhibits to display to increase or decrease the potential for a large verdict. Learn what you can and cannot argue and the ethical pitfalls to avoid.
9:10 – 10:15 a.m. | Day-in-the-Life Video Evidence: Impact and Admissibility.
John A. Micheaels: Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart, P.C.
Catherine M. Corcoran: Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson, P.C.
10:25 – 11:30 a.m. | Into the Abyss — Proving and Defending Wrongful Death Damages
Peter Akmajian: Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian
Tom Slutes: Slutes, Sakrison & Rogers, PC
Patrick J. McGroder III: Beus Gilbert, PLLC
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. | The Hammer—Punitive Damages.
Ted Schmidt: Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Commercial Litigation Damages: Valuation and Proof
James Condo: Snell & Wilmer LLP
Jeff Willis: Snell & Wilmer LLP
Joseph E. Mais: Perkins Coie LLP
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Beyond Pain and Suffering — Hedonic Damages/Loss of Enjoyment of Life — What is it and How do you Prove It?
Paul J. McGoldrick: Shorall, McGoldrick, Brinkmann
Georgia A. Staton: Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Hon. Timothy J. Thomason: Maricopa County Superior Court
3:40 – 4:45 p.m. | From Jury Selection to Closing Argument — Addressing Damages Without Stepping in it … Ethics Violations, that is.
Phillip Stanfield: Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Robert E. Schmitt: Murphy, Schmitt, Hathaway, Wilson & Becke, PLLC
Dan Cavett: Cavett & Fulton, PC
JoJene Mills: Law Office of JoJene Mills, P.C.
4:45 p.m. – Closing