Winter Conference 2018: Drive Your Case, Don't Let Your Case Drive You. Day 2: Skills to Put You in the Driver's Seat.

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


2018 Winter Conference:
Drive Your Case, Don't Let Your Case Drive You
Day 2: Skills to Put You in the Driver's Seat

Chairpersons Felix Luna and Corrie Yackulic
Friday, December 14, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle and via webcast

5.5 Law & Legal Credits
8:20-8:30 Welcome & Opening
Seminar Chairs - Felix Luna, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
Corrie Yackulic, Corrie Yackulic Law Firm PLLC, Seattle

8:30-9:15 Communicating with Conservative Jurors
Paul Byrd, Paul Byrd Law Firm, Little Rock, AR

9:15-9:45 Voir Dire
Eric Fong, Fong Law, Port Orchard

9:45-10:15 Visuals
Tyler Weaver, Cogent Legal, Seattle

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Opening Statement
Ben Wells, Ben Wells & Associates, Arlington
11:00-11:45 Preparing Client for Trial Testimony Felix Luna, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna, Seattle & Cleo Floyd, Law Office of Cleodis Floyd, Seattle Direct Examination (Lay Witness) Felix Luna, Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna, Seattle & Cleo Floyd, Law Office of Cleodis Floyd, Seattle 11:45-12:30 Lunch (box lunches included in tuition) 12:30-1:00 Cross Examination of Defendant James Banks, Seattle Truck Law, PLLC, Seattle 1:00-1:30 Direct Examintion (Expert Witness) Tom Vertetis, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, Seattle 1:30-1:45 Break 1:45-2:15 Cross Examination (Expert Witness) Corrie Yackulic, Corrie Yackulic Law Firm PLLC, Seattle 2:15-2:45 Closing Argument/Rebuttal Katherine Mason, KL Mason, Seattle 2:45-3:15 Post-Trial Motions Sean Gamble, Friedman | Rubin, Seattle

James Banks
James Banks became an attorney so he could deliver a different kind of personal injury representation. His approach is based on understanding each client as a whole person and tailoring every legal strategy to their unique needs.

Mr. Banks...More

Paul Byrd
Paul Byrd has been representing deserving injured victims for almost 30 years. After clerking for a trial court, Paul went into private practice in 1988. Paul's practice has focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on representing consumers in...More
Cleodis Floyd
Cleodis Floyd is a native of Seattle. After graduating from Franklin High School, he went on to graduate from Colorado State University where he was a scholarship football player. He then went on to attend the University of Oregon School of Law....More
Eric M. Fong
“Life continues to give me so much, exemplified by the unbelievable friendships and experiences forged through the practice of law.

I am blessed to have worked cases with the likes of Rick Friedman, Nick Rowley and Reed Morgan. Paul Luvera...More

Sean Gamble
Sean J. Gamble is an attorney admitted to practice in the Courts of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has handled appeals at the state...More
Felix G. Luna
Felix moved to Seattle from Boston, Massachusetts, as a teenager and grew up in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. After graduating from Rainier Beach High School, he went on to graduate from the University of Washington. He then attended the UW...More
Katherine L. Mason
Katherine Mason has been practicing law in Washington state since 1999. Her professional experience includes service with the Attorney General's office representing the Department of Labor and Industries. She has worked on the defense side of the bar...More
Thomas B. Vertetis
Thomas B. Vertetis is the managing partner in the Tacoma firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC. He is a trial lawyer with a passionate commitment to assisting those in need of help. Prior to law school, Tom was committed to his community by...More
Tyler Weaver
Tyler Weaver is the Executive Director of Cogent Legal’s Seattle office. For more than 16 years, Tyler litigated at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, representing plaintiffs in complex litigation and class actions. While there, he worked in an extremely...More
Ben Wells
Ben has practiced personal injury since 1989 and is a graduate of the Spence Trial Lawyer’s college. He is an advocate of focus groups and other social tools to formulate effective story for trial. He enjoys his family, skiing, kayaking, dirt biking,...More
Corrie J. Yackulic
Corrie Yackulic has practiced law in Seattle, Washington since 1986, representing individuals and communities with injury and wrongful death claims against polluters, drug and medical device manufacturers, hospitals and health care providers, and...More

Originally Published

December 14, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Communicating with Conservative Jurors
  • Voir Dire
  • Visuals
  • Opening Statement
  • Preparing Client for Trial Testimony
  • Cross Examination of Defendant
  • Direct Examintion (Expert Witness)
  • Cross Examination (Expert Witness)
  • Closing Argument/Rebuttal
  • Post-Trial Motions
  • Seminar Materials

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