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John Romano

The Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-533-6700
www.romanolawgroup.com


John F. Romano

Practice Areas:

       
  • Commercial Litigation
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  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

John F. Romano was born in 1949, in Framingham, Mass. In 1954, his family moved to Lake Worth and West Palm Beach, Florida. John graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida, in June 1967. In his senior year of high school, he served as Senior Class President and he received numerous athletic honors, including being named to several high school football All-America Squads as a running back.

Upon graduation from high school, John accepted a football scholarship from Florida State University and went on to attend law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in August 1973.

Following law school, John clerked for the law firm of Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson & McKeown while preparing for the Bar exam. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Florida on May 10, 1974. He then fulfilled his military obligation, serving for three years in the United States Marine Corps, an experience which John recalls as "one of the greatest and most fulfilling experiences of my lifetime." During his years with the Marine Corps, he served as a trial lawyer with the "J.A.G. Corps" as a Captain with the Second Marine Division. He received numerous honors in the Marine Corps, including recognition for trial advocacy, leadership, and organizational skills.

In October 1977, John returned to Florida where he went to work with the personal injury and general trial attorneys at the law firm of Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson & McKeown, a firm that was ultimately named Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson, Roth, Romano, Eriksen & Kupfer. In May of 1991, John formed the Palm Beach County law firm of Romano, Eriksen & Cronin with his partners and close friends, Dr. Joel Cronin and Mike Eriksen, and his younger brother, Rodney Romano. In 2007 the firm became the Romano Law Group and includes John Romano's sons Eric Romano and Todd Romano, and attorney Maureen Martinez-Schwab. Dr. Joel Cronin and Mike Eriksen, and Stanley E. Preiser are Of-Counsel to the firm.

John is a board certified civil trial lawyer and litigation attorney with concentrations in insurance law, auto and truck accident cases, fall–down/premises liability cases, product liability, medical malpractice, and business litigation.

He has successfully litigated to a verdict virtually every type of civil and criminal case, including cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, product defects, drug and vaccine defect litigation, libel and slander, vehicular collisions, personal injury, murder, armed robbery and wrongful denial of health insurance benefits. John has given more than 500 lectures across America on trial advocacy and tort and criminal law, and has published more than 100 articles in national publications or papers for national presentation. He is a co-editor of The Trial Diplomacy Journal, the author of Strategic Use of Circumstantial Evidence and the Florida Editor of Depositions.

John is past President of the Florida Justice Association, the Southeast Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Civil Justice Foundation, Gold Coast Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Melvin M. Belli Society. He was the Founder, chairman and member of the board of governors for the Military Law Section of the American Association for Justice; and the founder and first president of Camp LeJeune –Cherry Point, North Carolina Marine Corps Trial Lawyers Association.

John received the Association's highest honors for his outstanding contributions to the cause of civil justice, including the Perry Nichols Award in 1997 and the Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

John lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Nancy. They have four sons and nine grandchildren.

In July 2006, John and Nancy let their passion for environmental preservation serve as the motivator for designing his law firm's new offices in Lake Worth, Florida. The EcoCentre, a 33,000-square-foot office building currently under construction, will be Florida's first, green, “living” office building, incorporating the latest technologies for environmentally responsibility.

Bar Admissions:

Florida Bar, 1974

Supreme Court of Florida, 1974

U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida, 1974

U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1975

U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida, 1978

U.S. District Court for Northern District of Florida, 1979

U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit, 1979

U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit, 1981

U.S. Court of Claims, Washington, D.C.

Specially admitted in several states ("Pro Hac Vice") on specific cases (i.e., Alabama, Georgia, New York, Kansas, Texas, and Illinois)

 

Education:

Florida State University (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), B.A., 1970

South Texas College of Law (Phi Alpha Delta), J.D. degree, 1973

U.S. Naval Justice School, 1975

 

Certifications / Specialties:

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Board Certified Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

 

Awards and Honors:

Catholic Lawyers Guild for Diocese of Palm Beach – Catholic Lawyer of the Year

Florida Justice Association – Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)

Florida Justice Association – Perry Nichols Award for Lifetime of Achievement and Service (1997)

Florida Super Lawyers – Top 5% of Attorneys in Florida

Florida Trends' Legal Elite

International Academy of Trial Lawyers – Fellow (1997)

Martindale Hubbell – AV Rating

President's Award for "Lawyer in Preceding Year Contributed Most to the System of Justice in Florida”

Southern Trial Lawyers Association – War Horse Award

 

Professional Memberships & Leadership Roles:

Member: American Association for Justice

Fellow: American Association for Justice – College of Advocacy

Member: American Bar Association

Member: American Board of Trial Advocates

Member: Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Member: American Health Lawyers Association

Member: American Judicature Society

Member: Federal Bar Association

Member: Florida Bar Association

Member: Florida Justice Association

Member: International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Member: National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association

Member: Palm Beach County Justice Association

Member: Southern Trial Lawyers' Association

Member: The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Member: The Guild of Catholic Lawyers

Member: The Melvin Belli Society

Member: The Texan A&M College of Law Alumni Association

Fellow: International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Captain, J.A.G.C. (1974-1977): United States Marine Corps

Former - Founder and Chairman of the Military Law Section (1978–1979), Board of Governors (1984–1997): American Association for Justice

Former – Faculty Member (1978-2002): American Association for Justice

Former – President of Southeast Florida Chapter: American Board of Trial Advocates

Former – President: Civil Justice Foundation

Former – President of Gold Coast Chapter: Federal Bar Association

Former - President-Elect (1980–1981), secretary (1978–1979), treasurer (1978) of the Palm Beach County Chapter: Federal Bar Association

Former – Board of Directors (1980-1987), president (1989–1990), President–Elect (1988–1989), Treasurer (1987–1988), Secretary (1986–1987): Florida Justice Association

Former – Founder & First President of Camp LeJeune–Cherry Point, North Carolina (1976-1977): Marine Corps Trial Lawyers Association

Former – President (2000): Melvin M. Belli Society

Former - Faculty Member (1978-2002): National College of Advocacy

Former Member: The National District Attorneys' Association

 

Publications:

"Opening Statements: Winning the Jury," published by Professional Education Systems, Inc., 2004

"The Deposition Field Manual," (co–author); published by Professional Education Systems, Inc., 2002

"Trial Toolbox" a legal outline series (co–authored with Eric Romano); published by Trial Toolbox Publishing Co.:

"Florida Voir Dire – The Law," January 2002

"Opening Statements," April 2002

"Voir Dire – Sample Questions in a Product Liability Case," July 2002

Editor: "Trial Lawyer" Magazine, 1992–2002

Author: "Strategic Use of Circumstantial Evidence," Kluwer Law Book Publishers, Inc., September 1986

Co–Author: "Depositions," textbook/guidebook, Knowles Law Book Publishing Company, Spring 1984

 

Lectures/Presentations:

Faculty Member, American Justice Association (1978 - 2007)

Faculty Member, National College of Advocacy (1978 - 2007)

“How to Make Every Deposition A Winner,” South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Torts XXIX, Atlanta, Georgia, December 1, 2006

“Use of Technology in Trial Communications,” Florida Justice Association, 2006 Fall Convention, Orlando, Florida, October 20, 2006

“The Chronology of Your Communications With The Claims Adjuster – When to Communicate; Method of Communication; What to Say and What to Never Say,” PESI Settlement Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 13, 2006

“What Not to Say; Whether or Not to Demand a Specific Settlement Figure; Attachments; Within the Framework or Outside of the Framework of Mediation; The Planning, Preparation, and Organization of a Video Settlement Documentary; and Much More),” PESI Settlement Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 13, 2006

“Learning How to Converse and ‘Chat' with Jurors During Jury Selection – How to ‘Really' Find Out What is on the Minds of Jurors and How to Extract This Information During Jury Selection – A Vital Step in Voir Dire, Yet One Which is Woefully Misunderstood, Misused, and Unlearned, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 2006 October Seminar, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 6, 2006

“Voir Dire – The Art, The Language, The Style, and The Methodology – Transitioning from One Arena of Inquiry into Another – ‘Persuading' in Voir Dire, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 2006 October Seminar, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 6, 2006

“Summation in the Closed Head Injury Case – Is It Really Final Argument?” North American Brain Injury Society, Miami, Florida, September 15, 2006 “Great Moments in Hollywood History and What It Means to You as a Trial Lawyer,” Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Louisville, Kentucky, September 8, 2006

“Making the Deposition Count in Auto and Premises Cases,” 2006 AAJ Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, July 17, 2006

“The New Paradigm in Courtroom Presentations: ‘Psychology' is Important But Understanding ‘Sociology' is the Determinative Factor in Jurors' Decisions,” 50th Annual Melvin Belli Seminar, 2006 AAJ Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, July 14, 2006

“Great Moments in Hollywood History and What They Mean to You as a Trial Lawyer as You Approach the Key Phases of Advocacy in Discovery, Mediation, and Trial,” Idaho Trial Lawyers Association 2006 Annual Convention, Sun Valley, Idaho, June 30, 2006

“How Your Practice Will Change in the Next Five Years and How to Get Ready For It,” Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 Annual Convention, Memphis, Tennessee, June 16, 2006

PESI Deposition Fantasy Camp, Taos, New Mexico:
“How to Make Every Deposition A Winner” – April 24, 2006

“Understanding “Blame” and the Decision-Making Process of Jurors: How Strategically the Foundation Is Laid For Your Case in Depositions – a/k/a A Deposition Is One Phase of the Trial” – April 25, 2006

“Methods of Interrogation That Get the Answers You Need and Want: The Ethical, Professional, and Legal Approach - Cross-Ups in Cross-Examination - Cross-Examination 101: The Trial Advocate's Approach” – April 25, 2006
11th Annual Absolute Litigators Conference 2006, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada:

“‘Blame' – [Understanding the Sociology, Psychology, and History of Blame – How and Why Jurors Determine Liability in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases]” – April 2, 2006

“Negotiating to Maximize the Result for Your Client – The Lost Art of Successful Negotiation – Understanding the Fundamentals – Learning How to Make Every Negotiation a Winner” – April 2, 2006

“Deposing Expert Witnesses – Developing the Methodology, Approach, Tactics and Techniques to Make Every Deposition of an Expert Witness a Winner for the Client's Cause” – April 4, 2006

“Starting on the Right Foot: Planting the Theme of the Case in the Opening Statement,” The Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference 2006, Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 3, 2006

PESI Settlement Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado:

“The Chronology of Your Communications With the Claims Adjuster – When to Communicate; Method of Communication; What to Say and What to Never Say” – March 28, 2006

“Demand Letters and Demand Packages – Video Settlement Documentaries” – March 28, 2006

“Get Your Ph.D. in Negotiations: (A) The Seven Deadly or Unforgivable Sins in Negotiating a Settlement; (B) Understanding the Fine Art of Negotiation From the Carrier's Perspective; and (C) Steps You Can and Must Take to Become a Superb Negotiator – March 29, 2006

“Romano's Annual Early Bird Special: 21 Tried-and-true Tips and Innovative Strategies to Help with a Workplace Injury Case – Strategy, Methodology, and Avoiding Traps and Pitfalls,” Florida Justice Association, 21ST Annual Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 9, 2006

“Five Ways Your Practice Will Profoundly Change in the Next Five Years and How to Get Ready For It – What You and Your Firm Must Do,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 41st Annual Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 3, 2005

“Get Your Ph.D. in Negotiations: (a) The Seven Deadly or Unforgivable Sins in Negotiating a Settlement; (b) Understanding the Fine Art of Negotiation From the Carrier's Perspective; and (c) Steps You Can and Must Take to Become a Superb Negotiator,” PESI Settlement Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 24, 2005

“Knowing and Understanding the Traps and Pitfalls of Structured Settlements – Knowing How to Travel Through the Minefield,” PESI Settlement Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 24, 2005

“Cross-Examination of a Lay Witness – How to Make Every Cross-Examination a Winner – (in Depositions and in Trials) – Civil and Criminal Cases,” Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, AFTL Young Lawyers Section, Orlando, Florida, August 26, 2005

“How to be an Extraordinary Lawyer in the Workers' Compensation Field – Leadership and Passion,” 2005 AAJ Annual Convention, Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury Section and Litigation Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 26, 2005

“Proof and Argument of Damages For One Hour of ‘Physical' Pain and Suffering,” 2005 AAJ Annual Convention, Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee Education Program, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 23, 2005

“Proving That a Disc Injury Was Caused by and Was the Result of the Impact and Not Caused by or the Result of Any Other Happening, Cause, Event, or Injury – Initial Client Interview, Investigation, Pleadings, Discovery, Trial – Strategy to Prevail,” AAJ-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2005, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 22, 2005

“Visual Aids in the Courtroom (The Media Plan for Trial – Selection and Presentation of Dynamic Demonstrative Evidence),” Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference 2005, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 14, 2005

Absolute Litigators Conference 2005, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada:

“Ten Things Directors in Hollywood Movies Never Ever Do and Yet Trial Lawyers Do Them Case by Case When Dealing With Adjusters and Carriers,” April 11, 2005

“Fine-tuning the Engine of Your Law Firm to Maximize the Result for Your Clients, Providing an Outstanding Work Environment for Your Staff, and Enjoying the Practice of Law; Establishing a Budget; Understanding Law Firm Economics 101; Personnel; Cash Flow; Innovations in Funding for Your ‘Operating Account' and ‘Cost Account'; ‘Nonrecourse Funding' Necessities in Today's World; Meaningful and Workable SOPs for Your Office, and Much More,” April 12, 2005

“Cervical and Lumbar Injury Disc Cases – Proving That a Disc Injury Was Caused by and Was the Result of the Impact and Not Caused by or the Result of Any Other Happening, Cause, Event, or Injury – Initial Client Interview, Investigation, Pleadings, Discovery, Trial – Strategy to Prevail,” April 13, 2005

“Great Moments in Hollywood History and How We as Trial Lawyers Can Learn From Those Lessons to Help Our Clients,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 Annual Convention, Hot Springs, Virginia, April 1, 2005

“Proving That a Disc Injury Was Caused by and Was the Result of the Impact and Not Caused by or the Result of Any Other Happening, Cause, Event, or Injury – Initial Client Interview, Investigation, Pleadings, Discovery, Trial – Strategy to Prevail,” Florida Justice Association, 2005 Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 17, 2005

“Five Ways Your Practice Will Profoundly Change in the Next Five Years and How to Get Ready For It,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 4, 2005

“The Psychology of Persuasion in Opening Statements – Putting Your Best Foot Forward,” Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 Last Chance Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 16, 2004

“Great Moments in Hollywood History and How They Relate to You as a Trial Advocate, Your Client, and the Jury,” Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 Last Chance Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 16, 2004

“Great Moments in Hollywood History That Will Make a Difference in Your Practice,” Palm Beach County Justice Association Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida, September 23, 2004

“Direct Examination of a Fact Witness, (Preparation, Organization, Brainstorming, Traps and Pitfalls, Methodology, Language Utilization, Technique and Much More),” Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, AFTL Young Lawyers Section, Orlando, Florida, August 20, 2004

“Cross-Examination of Expert Witness,” Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, AFTL Young Lawyers Section, Orlando, Florida, August 20, 2004

“The Creation, Articulation, Presentation and Demonstration of a Case Theme in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Commercial and Criminal Cases – Why You Need to Set the Case Theme Early!,” Montana Trial Lawyers Association 15th Annual Convention, Polson, Montana, July 29, 2004

“Great Moments in Hollywood Movies and What We Can Learn From Them as Trial Advocates, Montana Trial Lawyers Association 15th Annual Convention, Polson, Montana, July 29, 2004

“Learning Lessons in Advocacy From Great Moments in the Movies – Three Key Lessons,” 2004 AAJ Annual Convention, Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee Education Program, Boston, Massachusetts, July 3, 2004

“What Makes a Good Case – The Key Ingredients,” 2004 AAJ Annual Convention, Law Schools Committee, Boston, Massachusetts, July 3, 2004

“Are You Just Another Lawyer – The Ethics of Trial Advocacy,” West Florida ABOTA Chapter, Pensacola, Florida, May 6, 2004

Debate/presentation, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 2004. Invited as special guest of AATS to represent the view/position of the plaintiff's trial bar in the United States in a debate against Michael Royce, senior defense counsel in Toronto, handling defense in medical malpractice case. Debate was moderated by arbitrator Joseph Bongiovi of Las Vegas, Nevada, with introductions and commentary from Joel Cooper, M.D., President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. Subject of the debate: “Is the legal profession the guardian of medical standards?” Debate took place during primary plenary session at annual convention of AATS.

“How Proof and Argument of Wage Loss and Loss of Future Earning Capacity Can Enhance Your Non-economic Damages Case,” AAJ “Lost Earnings and Impairment of Earning Capacity” Telephone Seminar, April 27, 2004

“The Creation, Articulation, Presentation and Demonstration of a Case Theme in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Commercial and Criminal Cases – Why You Need to Set the Case Theme Early! [Creating and Exploiting the Theme of the Case],” PESI Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference III, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 20, 2004

The Absolute Litigators Conference IX, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada:

“Great Moments in the Movies and How They Affect Your Advocacy Skills (and Ultimately – The Minds of Your Jurors),” April 18, 2004

“The ‘Dirty Dozen' Errors and Missteps in Mismanaging Your Law Firm and Law Practice – Sins With No Forgiveness,” April 19, 2004

“The ‘Defense Examiner' (a/k/a - “IME”) – Handling the Defense Exam; Objections to Videotaping Documenting; Preparing the Client for the Defense Exam; Deposing the Defense Examiner – to Win the Case; Trial Cross-Examination,” April 20, 2004

“Steps and Strategies You Can Take to Build and Maintain a Strong, Enjoyable, and Meaningful Trial Law Practice in the Small Office Setting,” AFTL 18th Annual Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, January 28-30, 2004

“How to Make Every Deposition a Winner – Learning to Extract the Answers You Need,” AAJ 17th Annual Weekend With the Stars, New York, New York, December 13, 2003

“The Psychology of Persuasion in Litigation and Trial,” Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference & Crown Center Seminar XXXI, Kansas City, Missouri, December 5, 2003

“Summation in ATBI Cases,” North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) 16th Annual Conference on Medical & Legal Issues in Brain Injury, Amelia Island, Florida, September 20, 2003

Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, AFTL Young Lawyers Section, Orlando, Florida, August 23, 2003:
“Cross-Examination of Expert Witness”
Workshop: Direct Examination of Lay Witness
Workshop: Direct Examination of Expert Witness
Workshop: Cross-Examination of Lay Witness
Workshop: Cross-Examination of Expert Witness

“Motivating the Team and Empowering the Jury in Auto and Premises Cases,” AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, July 21, 2003

“Cross-ups in Cross-Examination: Make Every Cross-Examination a Winner,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar and Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 9, 2003

The Absolute Litigators Conference VIII, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 30-May 3, 2002:

“Leadership, Passion, and Teamwork in Litigation and Trial: The Dynamics of Empowering the Jury – Untap the Power Within You” – April 30, 2003

“Developing and Utilizing PowerPoint Presentations and Other Demonstrative Evidence” – May 1, 2003

“The Anatomy of a Winning Summation” – May 1, 2003

“Romano's Annual Early-Bird Special: The Opposing Expert's Deposition: How to Plan, How to Organize, How to Strategize, How to Interrogate – Winning the Case Through the Opponent's Expert – May 2, 2003

“What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Must Know and Understand About a Bad Faith Case: Understanding the Bad Faith Case; Recognizing the Potential Bad Faith Case; Necessary Practical Steps, and Much, Much More” – May 3, 2003

“Empowering the Jury: Leadership and Passion – Proof and Argument of Damages,” AAJ-New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar 2003, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 25, 2003

“Leadership and Passion in Discovery and Trial – Two Necessary Ingredients,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association 2003 Mardi Gras Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 27, 2003

Current Issues in Discovery – National Trend – A View From the Trenches,” 2003 South Carolina Bar Convention, First Annual Civil Law Update, Charleston, South Carolina, January 24, 2003

“Direct Examination of the Plaintiff Orthopedic Expert,” AFTL 2002 Fall Convention, Orlando, Florida, October 17, 2002

“Effective Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses,” AAJ – National College of Advocacy, Direct & Cross-Examination College, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, October 13, 2002

“Preparing For Direct Examination,” AAJ – National College of Advocacy, Direct & Cross-Examination College, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, October 11, 2002

“How to Make Every Deposition a Winner,” Second Annual Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, AFTL Young Lawyers Section, Orlando, Florida, August 21, 2002

“What Are the Jury Issues in Your Products Case? Planning Your Voir Dire – Using Juror Questionnaires,” AAJ Annual Convention, Advocacy Track, Atlanta, Georgia, July 21, 2002

“Trial Advocacy Teamwork and Leadership – Motivation and Empowerment,” AFTL Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, June 13, 2002

“The Principles of an Effective Cross-Examination of an Expert Witness,” Litigation Tactics of AAJ All Stars, Dallas, Texas, April 20, 2002

The Absolute Litigators Conference VII, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 7-10, 2002:

“Mass Torts: A Bird's-Eye View”

“Radical New Blueprints For Approaching Strategic Interrogatories, Production Requests, Requests For Admissions and Scene or Plant Inspections and MoreŸ(a/k/a: If It Ain't Broke – Break It!)” – April 8, 2002

“Cross-Examination of the Defense Neuropsychologist in Closed Head Injury Cases” – April 9, 2002

“When You Have the Burden of Proof – Winning With the Affirmative Defense in Criminal Cases,” The Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference I, Professional Education Systems, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 9, 2002

“Leadership and Passion in the Courtroom: The Psychology of Persuasion,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Trials of Courage, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, April 5, 2002

“Dissecting All the Parts of a Nursing Home Case,” Mass Torts Made Perfect, Inc., Nursing Home Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 14, 2002

“Understanding the Method of O.S.P.A. (Opposition Strategy Prediction Assessment); The Three-Pronged Fork in the Road of Cross-Examination; Conducting Direct Examination so as to Force a Particular and Predictable Cross-Examination; The Psychology of Cross-Examination and Non-Verbal Communications in the Courtroom During the Examination of Witnesses,” AFTL 2002 Workhorse Seminar: A Marathon of Advocacy, Tampa, Florida, February 21, 2002

“The Anatomy of Advocacy in Discovery and Trial,” National CLE Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 14, 2002

“Truth, Passion, & Leadership – Advocacy Skills We Can Learn From Great Leaders, Ancient Orators, and Mommies,” 2001 Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting and Crown Center Seminar, Kansas City, Missouri, December 8, 2001

“How to Deliver a Winning Cross-Examination,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 37th Annual Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 14, 2001

“Leadership and Passion in Litigation and Trial – Two Necessary Ingredients,” Boca VIII Advanced Litigation Tactics & Procedures Seminar, Boca Raton, Florida, November 7, 2001

“Cross-Examination of a Lay Witness in a Deposition,” Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, AFTL Young Lawyers Section, Orlando, Florida, August 23, 2001

“The Prediscovery and Pretrial ‘Workup' of Your Damages Case – What to Do – How to Do It – When to Do It – Why It Is Done,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Convention, Trial Advocacy Program, Copper Mountain, Colorado, August 9-12, 2001

“The Media Plan For Trial – Selection and Presentation of Dynamic Demonstrative Evidence,” AAJ Annual Convention, Small Office Practice Section, Montreal, Canada, July 15, 2001

“Proof and Argument of Damages For Loss of Enjoyment of Life,” AAJ Annual Convention, Stalwarts Program, Montreal, Canada, July 14, 2001

“How to Make Every Cross-Examination a Winner – Cross-ups in Cross-Examination,” Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 43rd Annual Convention, Lake Ozark, Missouri, June 23, 2001

The Absolute Litigators Conference VI, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 3, 2001:
“Pain Equilibration” Method of Proving Damages
“Trauma-Induced Multiple Sclerosis”
“The Quality of Life Assessment Scale
“The Logic of Logic in Argument”
“The Design, Creation and Use of a Damages Model”

“The Step-by-Step Methodology of Cross-Examining Fact and Expert Witnesses in

Depositions to Obtain the Answers You Want and Need, i.e., Getting to the Truth,” The Absolute Litigators Conference VI, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2, 2001

“The Creation and Design of the ‘Damages Model,'” AFTL 2001 Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 2, 2001

“The Parallel Opening Statement,” AFTL 2001 Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 2, 2001

“Utilizing the Laws of Logic to Persuade,” AFTL 2001 Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 2, 2001

“The Pain Equilibration Method of Proof and Argument of Damages,” AFTL 2001 Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 2, 2001

“Leadership and Passion in the Handling, Litigation and Trial of Your Case - a/k/a “Are You Just Another Lawyer?” 2001 National CLE Conference, Vail, Colorado, January 7, 2001

“Cross-Ups in Cross-Examination – How to Make Every Cross-Examination a Winner in Civil and Criminal Cases,” Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, “Communicating With Juries” Seminar, Baltimore, Maryland, December 2, 2000

Cross-Examination Coaching 101 – How to Make Every Cross-Examination a Winner (in Depositions and in Trials) – Civil and Criminal Cases,” Montana Trial Lawyers Association 2000 Convention, Polson, Montana, July 27, 2000

“Handling the ‘Problem Client' Issues During Jury Selection,” 2000 Jacksonville Bar Association, Resort Seminar at Amelia Island Plantation, June 16-17, 2000

“How to Make Every Deposition a Winner – Deposing Defendant Employees and Officers in All Cases,” AFTL Annual Convention, Young Lawyers Seminar, Tampa, Florida, June 14, 2000

“How to Make Every Deposition A Winner,” AAJ New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar 2000, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 13-14, 2000

“Leadership and Passion for Trial Advocates in the New Millennium – Two Necessary Ingredients for the Recipe That Makes Up an Outstanding Trial Lawyer – a/k/a ‘Are You Just Another Lawyer?'” AAJ New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar 2000, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 13-14, 2000

“How to Make Every Deposition A Winner,” AAJ Workhorse 2000: Fresh Ideas, New Theories, and Creative Tactics, Miami, Florida, April 8, 2000

The Absolute Litigators Conference V, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI), Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30, 31 and April 1, 2000:
“The Anatomy of a Swimming Pool Drowning Death Case”
“The Prediscovery and Pretrial “Workup” of Your Damages Case – What to Do – How to Do It – When to Do It – Why It Is Done”
“Deposition Questions, Strategy and Execution”
“Redirect Examination – The Art, The Technique and the Methodology”
“Direct and Redirect Examination of the Grief Expert in a Wrongful Death Case”
“How to Litigate and Win Bond Hearings and Related Matters”
“Winning the Motion to Vacate the Underlying Judgment of Conviction or Sentence Based on Ineffec