A CLOSER LOOK AT EXPERTS: New Ideas and Fresh Perspectives
Published by Washington State Association for Justice
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Duration: 281 minutes
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William S. Bailey & Rebecca J. Roe
Keynote Presentation by Paul N. Luvera
Recorded: Friday, December 11, 2015
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
A/V: 4.75 CLE Credits Approved
WSBA Activity ID# 417772
Welcome & Introduction
William S. Bailey, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney
Rebecca J. Roe, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney
Where is the Expert Action? Current subject matter controversies in expert testimony
Becky Roe, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney
Effective Communication with Treating Doctors.
Dr. Peter M. McGough, UW Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Director of the UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics, Seattle
Building the Foundation for Effective Expert Cross-Examination
Kristine Costello, Seattle Attorney
Using Visuals to Make Expert Testimony Come Alive
Aaron Weholt, Legal Media Experts, Seattle
Connecting Your Experts with the Jury
Bill Bailey, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle
Keynote Presentation: The Expert Witness
Paul Luvera, Gig Harbor Attorney
Motion Practice: Limiting Defense Experts and Supporting Your Own.
John Budlong, Edmonds Attorney
Judicial Perspective on Experts: Pre-Trial and Trial
Judge Catherine Shaffer, King County Superior Court, Seattle
Making Your Case with Opposing Experts
Karen Koehler, Seattle Attorney
TOTAL minutes: 281
| William S. Bailey|
Bill Bailey is a 30 year WSAJ member who now teaches full-time as the first Professor From Practice at the University of Washington School of Law.
His new book, co-authored with Terence J. McAdam, "Law, Science and Experts: Civil and...MoreBill Bailey is a 30 year WSAJ member who now teaches full-time as the first Professor From Practice at the University of Washington School of Law.
His new book, co-authored with Terence J. McAdam, "Law, Science and Experts: Civil and Criminal Forensics," explores the techniques needed for dealing with expert witnesses successfully. His prior book,"Show The Story: The Power Of Visual Advocacy," co-written with his trial consultant brother Robert, represents 20 years of effort in applying human behavior, communication and multi-media research to the creative process of trial work. Bill also is a co-author of the acclaimed "Cross-Examination Handbook" with Prof. Ronald Clark and Prof. Robert Dekle, just out in its second edition. (Aspen 2014).
Bill is in "The Best Lawyers In America," as well as a former ATLA "Rising Star," WSAJ "Trial Lawyer of the Year" and National Law Journal "Litigator of the Month." Collapse
| Rebecca J. Roe|
REBECCA J. ROE is with the firm Schroeter Goldmark & Bender in Seattle. In over 30 years practicing law, she has represented thousands of clients seeking justice for sex crimes, harassment, unfair work conditions and wrongful death. Since joining SGB...MoreREBECCA J. ROE is with the firm Schroeter Goldmark & Bender in Seattle. In over 30 years practicing law, she has represented thousands of clients seeking justice for sex crimes, harassment, unfair work conditions and wrongful death. Since joining SGB in 1994, Rebecca has focused on personal injury cases for victims of violent crimes and sexual assault, employment law, including wage and hour class actions, sexual harassment, discrimination, and general personal injury involving serious harm.
Rebecca served as a Deputy in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle for 18 years, most of those years as the Supervising Attorney of the Special Assault Unit. During her tenure, Rebecca was a nationally recognized leader in the prosecution of crimes affecting women and children, including co-authoring the first nationwide manual of prosecution of child abuse. In 1993, she was the first public sector attorney to receive the King County Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer Award.
Upon moving to civil practice in 1994, Ms. Roe continued to be a leader in state and national civil justice organizations, including Washington State Association for Justice (formerly WSTLA) as a board member since 2002 and serving as president in 2012-2013, National Crime Victim Bar Association as a board member since 2004 and serving as president in 2010. She provides pro bono services to a wide range of groups. Ms. Roe was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by WSAJ in 2008 and was recently inducted into the American College of Trial Attorneys. Collapse
| Peter M. McGough, MD|
Peter McGough, M.D. serves as the Medical Director of the UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC). He is responsible for overseeing all clinical services provided within UWNC, and for implementing clinical quality improvement programs to assure that services...MorePeter McGough, M.D. serves as the Medical Director of the UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC). He is responsible for overseeing all clinical services provided within UWNC, and for implementing clinical quality improvement programs to assure that services remain current with the best available evidence and research. In addition he has been an active leader in developing new models of care that align with the goals of accountable care and the patient centered medical home. Dr. McGough also serves as a clinical liaison with the various divisions of UW Medicine to assure that UWNC patients have access to the best specialty and diagnostic care available, and serves on the UW Physicians Board and Executive Committees. He currently serves on the Board of the Washington Health Alliance, which is a state wide collaborative working on initiatives to improve health care quality, and is Chair of the Alliance Quality Improvement Committee which releases the ‘Community Checkup’ and Patient Experience reports regularly on medical groups in the region and across the state.
Dr. McGough is a board certified family physician who has been in active practice in the Seattle area since 1982. He is engaged in teaching medical students and residents, as well as graduate students in health care policy and administration, and is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. McGough served as the President of the Washington State Medical Association in 1994-1995. He has been active in health care policy & legislative activities for over 20 years, advocating for universal access to affordable health care and maintaining an active interest in ethical and end-of-life issues. He is currently active in developing new models of primary care delivery incorporating advanced patient centered medical home and team care concepts.
Dr. McGough received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency at the Providence Medical Center in Seattle. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Colleen, and family. Collapse
| Kristine A. Costello|
Kris Costello is the owner of Costello Law Firm, a boutique litigation firm located in downtown Seattle. Kris is a trial attorney and is the Firm’s lead litigator. Her practice focus is complex civil litigation-commercial and serious personal...MoreKris Costello is the owner of Costello Law Firm, a boutique litigation firm located in downtown Seattle. Kris is a trial attorney and is the Firm’s lead litigator. Her practice focus is complex civil litigation-commercial and serious personal injury, white collar defense and government enforcement actions. In her twenty four years as an attorney, Kris has tried over 150 cases in City, State and Federal Courts in Washington, including complicated tax, securities and commercial matters. She represents professionals, businesses owners and corporate executives in civil, criminal, professional licensing and regulatory actions.
Kris’s commitment to the courtroom and trial advocacy extends to her work as a trial consultant to attorneys and to firms seeking advice or first or second chair assistance. She has also taught students at the University of Washington School Of Law for the past ten years and teaches attorneys at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).
Kris graduated from Boston College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and earned her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law in 1991. She was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1991 and began her career that same year as a King County Public Defender. In 1998 Kris founded Costello Law Firm and has since grown the firm to incorporate a Civil Litigation Practice, General Counsel Practice, Criminal Defense Practice and Family Law Practice. She is a member of The National Trial Lawyers and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Collapse
| Aaron Weholt|
In 1980, Aaron Weholt founded Legal Graphics. The company was created as a professional resource for the production and presentation of demonstrative evidence used in litigation.
Legal Graphics was acquired by IKON Office Solutions in 1997....MoreIn 1980, Aaron Weholt founded Legal Graphics. The company was created as a professional resource for the production and presentation of demonstrative evidence used in litigation.
Legal Graphics was acquired by IKON Office Solutions in 1997. Aaron served as the Manager of the Trial Graphics division in the Northwest region. His duties included: Working as an expert in demonstrative evidence presentation; Initial analysis of the client cases, review of documents and other expert work product; Coordination of factual materials required for production of the visuals, design of the overall presentation and if required testifying at trial for admissibility of the exhibits; Hired and supervised animation, graphics and multimedia support staff. In 2001 he returned to private practice and founded Legal Media Experts Group.
Aaron is co-founder and charter member of the National Association of Demonstrative Evidence Experts (DESA, www.desa.org). He is accredited by the Washington State Bar Assoc. as a CLE instructor and is a guest speaker at numerous CLE seminars presented by the Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) and other legal associations.
He is a contributing author and illustrator on law school text book, “Show The Story – The Power of Visual Advocacy,” Published by Trial Guides, Authors William S. Bailey & Robert W. Bailey, 2011. He Illustrated the text book case titled Scruggs v. Snyder for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, publisher, and has authored a number of articles featured in several legal journals such as WSAJ’s Trial News, the LexisNexis Law Group and LexisONE.com.
His areas of expertise include:
• Medical Illustration
• Mechanical Illustration
• Construction of physical scale models involving mechanical, architectural or topographical
• Computer generated 3D models and animation.
• Multimedia and interactive presentations.
• Charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, time lines, flow charts, schematics and story boards.
• Imaging, enlarging and color or black and white printing of documents, photos, x-rays or exhibits. Collapse
| Paul N. Luvera|
PAUL N. LUVERA and his wife Lita Luvera are the founders of the Luvera Law Firm, a plaintiff’s trial lawyer firm and retired from the law practice in May of 2014.
In 2010, Luvera was one of only five lawyers in the United States to be...MorePAUL N. LUVERA and his wife Lita Luvera are the founders of the Luvera Law Firm, a plaintiff’s trial lawyer firm and retired from the law practice in May of 2014.
In 2010, Luvera was one of only five lawyers in the United States to be inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame and the only member from Washington State. He has been invited by Gerry Spence to teach at the Spence Trial College from its beginning until his retirement.br>
He has set records for his personal injury verdicts in three states: Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He has many multimillion dollar jury verdicts. br>
Luvera is past president of the Inner Circle of Advocates and past president of the Washington State Association for Justice. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Society of Barristers. br>
He is the author of five books on law and the contributing author to seven other legal books. He has published more than 100 articles in legal journals and has lectured throughout the United States to hundreds of professional legal organizations.br>
His awards include 1985 Trial Lawyer of the Year; 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award; 2009 President’s Award; 2014 Pillar of Justice Award from the Washington State Association of Justice and the 2008 Gonzaga University Distinguished Alumni Award. Collapse
| John Budlong|
The Budlong Law Firm represents seriously injured people in lawsuits against corporations, insurance companies, government entities, and medical institutions. John Budlong was graduated from the University of Washington law school in 1982 and is...MoreThe Budlong Law Firm represents seriously injured people in lawsuits against corporations, insurance companies, government entities, and medical institutions. John Budlong was graduated from the University of Washington law school in 1982 and is licensed to practice law in Washington and Arizona. He has tried medical malpractice, product liability, workplace injury, motor vehicle, maritime injury, insurance coverage/bad faith, and other lawsuits to jury verdicts. He strives to practice and to hold defense lawyers accountable to the highest legal and ethical standards.
John Budlong is a past-president of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association/Washington State Association for Justice. He has been a member or chair of its Legislative Steering Committee, Judicial Candidates Committee, and Amicus Committee. He is an invited member of Damage Attorneys Roundtable of Washington. He has received WSTLA’s President’s Award, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, and DART’s Robin Hood Award. He writes legal articles and teaches at legal education seminars and at the University of Washington Law School’s trial advocacy program.
Since 1993, John Budlong has testified in the Washington Legislature against efforts by the corporate, insurance, government and medical lobbies to weaken the tort and insurance laws. He represented the plaintiffs in important Washington Supreme Court cases, including:
· Jones v. Allstate Ins. Co., 146 Wn.2d 291, 45 P.3d 1068 (2002), which stopped Allstate’s deceptive attempts to “represent” auto accident victims
· Coppernoll v. Reed, 155 Wn.2d 290, 119 P.3d 318 (2005), which challenged the damages caps in Initiative 330
· Fellows v. Moynihan, 175 Wn.2d 641, 285 P.3d 864 (2012), which upholds discovery of hospital credentialing records and reasons for terminating a physician’s medical staff privileges
· Camicia v. Howard S. Wright Construction Company, 179 Wn. 2d 684, 317 P.3d 987 (2014), which limits the Recreational Use Immunity statute, RCW 4.24.210)
· Martin v. Dematic, 182 Wn.2d 281, 340 P.3d 834 (2014), which liberalizes the discovery rule and extends the tolling of the statute of limitations.
· Fergen v. Sestero, 182 Wn.2d 794, 346 P.3d 708 (2015), which sought to eliminate the “exercise of judgment” jury instruction in medical malpractice cases.
John Budlong has obtained numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements. His clients’ lawsuits have deterred dangerous practices, prevented injury to others, compensated the seriously injured, and upheld the rights of plaintiffs, including their constitutional right to discover evidence necessary to win jury trials.
| Catherine D. Shaffer|
HON CATHERINE D. SHAFFER is a King County Superior Court Judge in Seattle, Washington, a position she has held since November 2000. She has served as a judge in the Criminal, Civil and Family Law Divisions of the King County Superior Court and has...MoreHON CATHERINE D. SHAFFER is a King County Superior Court Judge in Seattle, Washington, a position she has held since November 2000. She has served as a judge in the Criminal, Civil and Family Law Divisions of the King County Superior Court and has presided over a number of complex civil and criminal cases. She is the Vice President of the American Judges Association (AJA), for which she has previously served as a Governor, and Executive Committee member, co-chair of the Education Committee Domestic Violence Committee, and chair of the Bylaws Committee. She is a past chair of the Washington Superior Court Judges Association (SCJA) Legislation Committee and Criminal Law & Rules Committee, past President of the King County Law Library Board, and past co-chair of the Washington State Bar Association Access to Justice Board’s Impediments Committee.
Judge Shaffer is a faculty member at the National Judicial College and past faculty member at the Washington State Judicial College. She is also an Instructor in Trial Advocacy at the University of Washington. She received her J.D. from Columbia School of Law, where she served on the Law Review, and her B.A. from Wellesley College. Her awards include the 2007 White Ribbon Award from the Alliance of People with disAbilities and Access to Justice Judicial Leadership Award, the 2012 King County Washington Women Lawyers Presidents Award, and the 2013 American Judges Association Judge Bob Jones Memorial Award. Collapse
| Karen K. Koehler|
Partner - Stritmatter Kessler Whelan
Karen Koehler is a partner with the Stritmatter Kessler Whelan law firm. This is her 30th year in practice.
For nine years Karen was an insurance defense lawyer. She worked for three years with Tom Chambers, her mentor in the practice of...MoreKaren Koehler is a partner with the Stritmatter Kessler Whelan law firm. This is her 30th year in practice.
For nine years Karen was an insurance defense lawyer. She worked for three years with Tom Chambers, her mentor in the practice of plaintiff law. For seven years Pat LePley was her law partner.
Karen received the WSAJ Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2005 and was its president 2007-2008. She is Executive Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington, on the boards of AAJ and WSAJ, in leadership in the AAJ spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury litigation groups, and a member of ABOTA. Her blog the Velvet Hammer ™ has been voted to the ABA’s list of top 100 law blawgs for the past five years where it has also been voted the top litigation blog. She wrote two national treatises with Michael Freeman – Litigating MIST cases and Litigating Major Automjobile Injury and Death cases © ATLA/Thomspon West. She created two DVDs – Preparing for Deposition and Preparing for the Defense Medical Examination distributed by Trial Guides.
Teaching credentials include seven years as an adjunct at the University of Washington School of Law in trial advocacy and five years with the Female Trial Advocacy Program administered by WSAJ. She speaks frequently for AAJ and other trial lawyer programs around the country.
Her daughters grew up playing office and attending WSTLA conventions. They are now almost all done with college. Cristina is a senior recruiter at Hansell Tierney which places primarily IT professionals. Alysha is Director of the UW Mindfulness Project created this year after she presented to the Board of Regents. Noelle is a senior in business at Belmont University in Nashville. Nala is a Brittany Spaniel, but seems like Karen’s fourth daughter. Collapse
December 11, 2015
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
- A CLOSER LOOK AT EXPERTS: New Ideas and Fresh Perspectives - Paper
- Where is the Expert Action? - Video
- Effective Communication with Treating Doctors - Video
- Building the Foundation for Effective Expert Cross-Examination - Video
- Using Visuals to Make Expert Testimony Come Alive - Video
- Connecting Your Experts with the Jury - Video
- Keynote Presentation: The Expert Witness - Video
- Motion Practice: Limiting Defense Experts and Supporting Your Own. - Video
- Judicial Perspective on Experts: Pre-Trial and Trial - Video
- Making Your Case with Opposing Experts - Video
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