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Classes & Seminars Taught

    Lecturer, Medical Malpractice, and Litigation, Continuing Legal Education Seminars:


    2014-2017

  • “PUNITIVE DAMAGES”

    American Association for Justice Annual Convention
    Boston, July 25, 2017

  • “Trending Issues in the Medical Negligence Practice”

    American Association for Justice Winter Convention
    Austin, February 11, 2017

  • "Reopening & Revision of prior decisions:
    Issues of Administrative Finality & Res Judicata”

    Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives Meeting
    Houston, February 2016

  • “ELEVATING THE EMERGENCY ROOM CASE: SYSTEM FAILURES AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE”

    American Association for Justice ER Seminar
    Washington, DC , September 25, 2015

  • “TOP TEN APPROACHES TO HANDLING DEFENSE EXPERTS”

    American Association for Justice Annual Convention
    Montreal, July 14, 2015

  • "Overcoming Typical Medical Negligence Strategies and Defenses"

    American Association for Justice Winter Convention
    New Orleans, February 8, 2014

  • 2006-2013

  • “Medical Malpractice,”

    El Paso Bar Association Conference
    Las Vegas, January 27, 2006

  • “Advocacy Track: Advocating for Justice - Proving the Case Education Program”

    American Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention
    February 21, 2006

  • “Voir Dire/Jury Selection”

    Melvin Belli Seminar
    Seattle, June 14, 2006

  • “Jury Selection”

    Southern Trial Lawyers Association
    New Orleans, February 2007

  • “Jury Selection and the Rules of the Road”

    American Association for Justice Annual Convention
    Chicago, June 15, 2007

  • “Jury Selection and the Rules of the Road”

    AAJ Rules of the Road Seminar
    Atlanta, September 15, 2007

  • “Rules of the Road - Tips For Preparing & Trying Your Case”

    ATLA-NJ Meadowlands Seminar
    October 19, 2007

  • “Jury Selection”

    Louisiana Association for Justice
    New Orleans, December 14, 2007

  • “Emergency Room Misdiagnoses”

    American Association for Justice
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 2008

  • “Trial Tactics in the Age of Tort Reform”

    Ohio Association for Justice Arbino Seminar
    Columbus, March 14, 2008

  • “Brain Injury in the Medical Malpractice Context”

    Utah Association for Justice Brain Injury Seminar
    Salt Lake City, March 2008

  • “Rules of the Road - Tips For Preparing & Trying Your Case”

    Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
    Eureka Springs, April 24, 2008

  • “Being a Trial Lawyer: A 30-Year Perspective”

    Ohio Association for Justice
    Columbus, May 2008

  • “Rules of the Road - Tips For Preparing & Trying Your Case”

    ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar
    Atlantic City, May 1, 2008

  • “Jury Selection”

    Mississippi Association for Justice Annual Convention
    New Orleans, June 4, 2008

  • “Recent Developments in Vioxx and HRT From a U.S. Perspective”

    PEOPIL Annual Conference
    Valencia, Spain, June 8, 2008

  • “Effectively Presenting the Expert Witness with Baggage”

    American Association for Justice
    Phoenix, January 2009

  • “Jury Selection and the Rules of the Road”

    Kansas City, December 4, 2009

  • “Retinopathy of Prematurity”

    American Association for Justice/Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers Joint Medical Negligence Seminar
    Amsterdam, April 2010

  • “Punitive Damages Update”

    American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Advocacy Track
    Vancouver, Canada, July 2010

  • “Retinopathy of Prematurity”

    ATLA-NJ, Medical Malpractice from Across the USA
    Meadowlands, New Jersey, November 2010

  • “Spinal Epidural Abscess”

    2011

  • “Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases of Medical Negligence”

    American Association for Justice Winter Convention
    Miami 2011

  • “Tort Reform”

    International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
    San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 26, 2012

  • “Advanced Deposition Tactics”

    TTLA Year End Conference
    Austin, December 6, 2012

  • “Deposing the Defendant Doctor: The Crucial Turning Point”

    American Association for Justice Winter Convention, Advocacy Track
    Miami, February 10, 2013

  • 2000-2005

  • “Overcoming Defenses – ACOG 163”

    National College of Advocacy
    Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Seminar
    Atlanta, February 25-26, 2000

  • “Nucleated Rad Blood Cells”

    National College of Advocacy
    Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Seminar
    Atlanta, February 25-26, 2000

  • “Voir Dire”

    American Association for Justice Convention
    2000

  • “Pre-trial Stuff To Do”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    Houston, September 28-29, 2000

  • “In Response to Erb’s Palsy: Concepts of Causation and Mathematical Modeling of Forces Associated with Shoulder
    Dystocia: A comparison of endogenous and exogenous sources”

    2000

  • “Shoulder Dystocia” (Updated)

    St. Mary’s Medical Malpractice Conference
    November 2000

  • Legal Panel Moderator & Respondent

    United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc.
    Colorado, 2001

  • “The Health of Medical Malpractice Insurance Carriers and the Patients’ Bill of Rights”

    Medical Malpractice Seminar
    University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, 2001

  • “Conducting a Direct Examination Using Demonstrative Evidence”

    American Association for Justice - 2001

  • “Hospital Joint Enterprise”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    Texas Tech and St. Mary’s University Schools of Law - 2001

  • “Clinical Placental Pathology Issues to Consider in Obstetrical Malpractice Cases”

    American Association for Justice Winter Convention
    Atlanta, February 22, 2002

  • “You Have a Verdict, So What?”

    Litigation Tactics of ATLA All Stars
    American Association for Justice, April 19, 2002

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group/Medical Negligence Information

    Litigation Group program
    London, March 11-12, 2002

  • “Getting Punitive Damages in Delaware”

    Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, June 7, 2002

  • “Cross-Examining Defendant Doctors/Experts”

    Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting
    American Association for Justice, 2002

  • “Untangling the Web of Anesthesia Negligence”

    Professional Negligence Litigation Group Meeting
    American Association for Justice, July 22, 2002

  • “Mysterious Places to Find the Goods”

    13th Annual TTLA Medical Malpractice Conference
    Houston, September 26-27, 2002

  • “Cross-Examination of Medical Expert Witnesses”

    Consumer Attorneys of California
    14th Annual Hawaii Seminar
    Maui, November 7-8, 2002

  • “Beating the Doubling-Time Defense in Breast Cancer Cases”

    St. Mary’s University-Texas Tech University Schools of Law Medical Malpractice Conference
    2002

  • “Problems in Proving Damages”

    16th Annual Weekend with the Stars: Lessons Learned
    ATLA’s National College of Advocacy, 2002

  • “Cross-Examination of Defendants and Their Expert Witnesses”

    Medical Trial Skills College
    January 2003

  • “Triage & Tragedy; Negligence in the Emergency Room”

    American Association for Justice America Mid-Winter Convention
    Maui 2003

  • “Litigating Shoulder Dystocia Cases”

    American Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention
    Maui 2003

  • "Using Medicine to Make Your Case: pH Values”

    Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases Seminar
    ATLA/BTLG, 2003

  • “Using Experts – What You Need to Know”

    National College of Advocacy
    American Association for Justice Annual Convention
    San Francisco, July 20, 2003

  • “Deposing the Defendant in a Medical Malpractice Case”

    Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention, 2003

  • “The Art of Cross Examination and Discovery”

    Academy of Trial Attorneys Annual Convention
    Kentucky - 2003

  • “Persuasion Through Voir Dire”

    Negligence in the Operating Room
    American Association for Justice, 2003

  • “Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries”

    Texas Tech/St. Mary’s Medical Malpractice Conference
    San Antonio, 2003

  • “Inoculating Against Typical Medical Negligence Strategies and Defenses”

    American Association for Justice Winter Convention
    Orlando, February 14-18 2004

  • “Effective Use of Experts”

    Texas Trial Lawyers Association Mid-Year Seminar
    New Orleans, June 11, 2004

  • “Perfecting the Rebuttal Closing”

    Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee Education Program
    July 3, 2004

  • “Steps to Take to Form a Successful Litigation Group and Membership Fundraising and Lobbying Assistance”

    Litigation Group Leader’s Workshop
    July 6, 2004

  • “Cross Examination of Defense Expert Witnesses at Trial”

    American Association for Justice Annual Convention
    July 7, 2004

  • “Investigating Experts”

    Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
    October 1, 2004

  • “Notwithstanding HB4, Victims in Texas Can Still Achieve Significant Redress; Find New Ways of Presenting Damages”

    Keeton Trial Conference
    October 29, 2004

  • “Cross of Defense Expert at Trial”

    Consumer Attorneys of California
    Hawaii, 2004

  • “Settlements--Knowing When the Climb is Over”

    American Association for Justice Weekend of the Stars
    New York, December 11, 2004

  • “The No-Holds Barred Deposition - Defanging the Bogus Medical Expert”

    Southern Trial Lawyers Association
    Louisiana, February 4, 2005

  • “Mitigating the Media”

    American Association for Justice Education: Selecting Your Jury in Karl Rove’s World
    April 8-9, 2005

  • “Cross Examining the Defense Expert - New Techniques”

    American Association for Justice New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar
    April 22, 2005

  • 1996-1999

  • “Dirt, Greed and Punitive Damages in Kentucky, Ohio and Florida”

    Art & Science of Trial Lawyers
    March 1996

  • “More from Dr. Dirt”

    St. Mary’s Medical Malpractice Conference
    April 1996

  • “Nucleated Red Blood Cells; a New Defense to Fetal Asphyxia Cases”

    Ontario Birth Trauma Litigation Program
    June 21-22, 1996

  • “Investigating the Doctor, The Nuts and Bolts on How to Uncover the Dirt on the Defendant or Medical Witness”

    KATA, July 1996

  • “Punitive Damages in the Professional Negligence Case from the Doctor to the Lawyer”

    Association of Trial Lawyers of America Convention
    July 1996

  • “Stillborn Babies, When Is It a Case and How to Maximize Damages”

    Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    August 1996

  • “What To Do When They Just Say ‘No’”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    September 1996

  • “Choosing, Using & Deposing Medical Experts”

    KATA Costa Rica
    October 1996

  • “Drug and Medical Device Litigation”

    Advanced Products Liability Seminar
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    January 1997

  • “Formal Discovery and the Expert Witness”

    UT School of Law Evidence & Discovery Symposium
    April 1997

  • “Dealing with Missing or Altered Medical Records”

    St. Mary’s Medical Malpractice Conference
    April 3-4, 1997

  • “Obtaining Information on the Defense Experts”

    American Association for Justice
    Atlanta, April 11, 1997

  • “Devastating Discovery Techniques, Eliminating the Defense Expert”

    Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
    July 11, 1997

  • “Neonatal Death”

    Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association
    November 1997

  • “Nucleated Red Blood Cells: A New Defense to Fetal Asphyxia”

    Resort Mega Seminar
    American Association for Justice
    Florida, January 2, 1998

  • “Dealing with the Dishonest Expert”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    St. Mary’s University
    San Antonio, April 1998

  • “Chiropractic Malpractice”

    American Association for Justice Summer Convention
    July 10, 1998

  • “Trial Tactics”

    NCA/American Association for Justice Case Workshop Program
    1999

  • “Trial Tactics”

    Trial Advocacy College of Texas
    1999

  • “Care of the Critically Ill Newborn”

    American Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention
    San Antonio 1999

  • “Shoulder Dystocia”

    St. Mary’s Medical Malpractice Conference
    San Antonio April 8-9, 1999

  • “V-BAC Update”

    Birth Trauma Litigation Group
    American Association for Justice Annual Convention
    San Francisco, July 1999

  • “Managed Care Litigation; Two Cases In One?”

    3rd Annual Conference
    Suing and Defending Managed Health Care Providers
    September 1999

  • “What’s New in Literature”

    Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases
    September 26, 1999

  • 1990-1995

  • “Dirt and Greed: A New Look at Medical Malpractice Cases”

    Rising Stars Seminar
    American Association for Justice
    New Orleans, 1990

  • “Advanced Discovery of Critical Information in Medical Malpractice Cases”

    Texas Trial Lawyers Association Medical Malpractice Conference
    1990

  • “Discovery Issues and Deposition Techniques from the Plaintiff’s Prospective”

    Advanced Medical Malpractice Litigation
    University of Houston Law Center Medical Malpractice Conference
    1990

  • “Medical Records for the Plain Ol’ Simple Lawyer, Surviving the 90’s for the General Practitioner”

    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    1990

  • “Discovery and Use of Public Information in Medical Malpractice Cases (a/k/a How to Get and Use Public Dirt)”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    October 1991

  • “Dirt, Greed, and Punitive Damages in Kentucky and Ohio”

    Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Seminar
    Northern Kentucky Bar Association
    December 6, 1991

  • “Dirt, Greed, and Punitive Damages in Birth Trauma Cases”

    Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    October 29-30, 1992

  • “Junk Science, Medical Literature and Burden of Proof (a/k/a Exposing Forked-Tongued Serpents)”

    National Litigation Symposium: Catastrophically Injured Infant
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Atlanta, November 1992

  • “Medical Privileges and How to Bust ‘Em'”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    St. Mary’s University School of Law & Texas Tech University School of Law
    April 1993

  • “Representing Minors in Personal Injury Actions”

    Hot Tips for Hot Times Seminars
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    August 13-14, 1993

  • “Attacking Frequently Used Experts”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    Houston, October 1993

  • “Discovery: How to Get the Dirt”

    Litigating the Medical Malpractice Case
    SMU School of Law
    November 1993

  • “Punitive Damages in Medical Negligence Cases”

    Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    1993

  • “Punitive Damages in Medical Negligence Cases”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    St. Mary’s University School of Law & Texas Tech University School of Law
    April 14-15, 1994

  • “Medical Devices and Drug Litigation”

    Advanced Products Liability Seminar
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    April 21-22, 1994

  • “Practical Hints About Finding Dirt”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    Houston, October 1994

  • “The New Discovery Rules and Techniques for Assessing Discovery”

    Advanced Products Liability Law
    South Texas College of Law
    1994

  • “Mediation of Medical Malpractice Cases”

    St. Mary’s University Medical Malpractice Conference
    April 6-7, 1995

  • “Tips on Investigating Defendants and Their Experts, Dirt and Greed, An Update”

    Medical Malpractice Conference
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    September 18, 1995

  • “Work Product Privilege: How to get it, How to use it and How to protect it”

    1995

  • “Dirt and Greed, and Punitive Damages in Kentucky and Ohio”

    Art & Science of Trial Lawyers
    1995

  • 1988-1989

  • “The Hospital Committee Privilege After Barnes & Whittington”

    Texas Trial Lawyers Forum
    1988

  • “Winning Through Screening and Investigation of Medical Malpractice Cases”

    Winning Through Investigation: Advanced Techniques in Case Development
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    1989

  • “Discovery and Investigations, Undue Hardship and Substantial Need”

    Winning Through Trial
    Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    1989

  • “Texas Tort Law Update: Medical Malpractice”

    Impact of the 1988-89 Legislative Session and “New” Texas Supreme Court
    Professional Education Systems, Inc. - 1989