American College of Trial Lawyers presents: Damages: It's all about the MONEY!



Friday, May 10, 2018 | 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Beus Center for Law and Society | Room 644 |Webcast Available

Most trials are about money. One side has it and the other side wants it.
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.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trail practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Though its Board of Regents, its general committees and the its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes.
Program and Agenda:
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. – Check in.
9:00 a.m. – Introduction

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

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