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390 minutes
Date Published

May 4, 2016

Publisher

Washington State Association for Justice

Subjects

Auto Cases

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Summary

AUTO CASES 2016:
Tuning-up Your Auto Practice
Chairpersons: Terry Abeyta & Kristi McKennon
May 4, 2016 • Westin Hotel, Seattle
6.50 Law & Legal CLE Credits approved
WSBA A/V ID# 1005173

Welcome and Introductions
Terry Abeyta, Seminar Co-chair, Abeyta Nelson, Yakima
Kristi McKennon, Seminar Co-chair, Flynn Merriman McKennon, Kennewick
Dealing with the Mechanic: Building Good Relationships with Doctors
Jay Flynn, Flynn Merriman McKennon, Kennewick
Looking Under the Hood in Your First Party Claim: Common PIP & UIM Issues
Ann Rosato, Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp, Seattle
Defensive Driving – Dealing with Common Defenses: Comparative Negligence/Speed/Alcohol
Molly Crowley, Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, Tacoma
Kicking Tires in the Initial Client Interview
Celia Rivera, Rivera Law Offices, Olympia
Checking the Odometer for Pre-Existing Conditions: Degenerative Changes/Vulnerable Clients
Tara Eubanks, The Budlong Law Firm, Edmonds
Turning the Wrench on Subrogation Issues – PIP/Group; Medical/DSHS
Steve Shaw, Shaw Legal Solutions, Seattle
Starting the Engine in Communications with the Adjuster
J.D. Smith, Ward Smith, Seattle
20-Point Inspection: Applying IFCA to Auto Cases
Deborah Nelson, Nelson Boyd, Seattle
Is it Time for an Oil Change? MAR or District Court
David Bufalini, David A. Bufalini, P.S., Inc., Tacoma
Need a Lift to the Repair Shop? Dealing with Uber and other ride sharing companies
Pat LePley, LePley Law Firm, Bellevue
Reaching the Winner’s Circle: Spotlight on Record-Setting UIM Award
Terry Abeyta, Abeyta Nelson, Yakima
Closing the Deal: When (and When Not) to Use Mediation in Auto Cases
John Cooper, Attorney at Law, Seattle
Judge Paris Kallas, Judicial Dispute Resolution, Seattle
Increasing Your Mileage: How to Deal with Arbitration Appeals
Sunshine Bradshaw, Premier Law Group, Bellevue

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Presenters

Terry P. Abeyta

TERRY ABEYTA has tried 50 jury trials and arbitrated hundreds of cases. Although practicing in the most conservative area of... Read More

Kristina L. J. McKennon

Kristi is a partner in the Kennewick law firm of Flynn Merriman McKennon where her practice focuses on medical malpractice... Read More

William J. (Jay) Flynn, Jr.

JAY FLYNN is a founding partner in the firm of Flynn Merriman McKennon, P.S. in Kennewick, Washington. Jay received his... Read More

Ann H. Rosato

ANN H. ROSATO is a partner at Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp (PWRLK) in Seattle, Washington. She began her law career in... Read More

Molly K. Crowley

Molly K. Crowley is a partner at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler in Tacoma, and focuses her practice on personal injury,... Read More

Celia M. Rivera

CELIA RIVERA is the founder of Rivera Law Offices, PLLC. Whether the case involves a simple automobile collision, or a... Read More

Tara Eubanks

Tara L. Eubanks is a sole practitioner with Law Offices of Tara L. Eubanks, PLLC. Her practice focuses on cases involving... Read More

Steven Shaw

Steve Shaw is certified as a Medicare Secondary Payer Professional - Fellow, and regularly consults with plaintiff attorneys... Read More

J.D. Smith

J.D. Smith is a veteran personal injury attorney. Prior to and during law school J.D. worked as a claims adjuster and... Read More

Deborah M. Nelson

Deborah Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and of the... Read More

David A. Bufalini

David A. Bufalini graduated from Western Washington State College (now University) in 1974 with a degree in Political... Read More

Patrick H. LePley

Patrick H. LePley has been a practicing attorney for thirty-seven years, with an active practice in Bellevue, Washington,... Read More

John G. Cooper

JOHN COOPER is a full-time neutral, associated with Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service (WAMS). He began mediating... Read More

Hon. Paris K. Kallas

Paris K. Kallas is a panelist at Judicial Dispute Resolution, where she is a mediator, arbitrator, and special master. The... Read More

Sunshine M. Bradshaw

Sunshine Bradshaw is a trial lawyer dedicated to representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others.... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Dealing with the Mechanic: Building Good Relationships with Doctors - Video
Looking Under the Hood in Your First Party Claim: Common PIP & UIM Issues - Video
Defensive Driving – Dealing with Common Defenses: Comparative Negligence/Speed/Alcohol - Video
Kicking Tires in the Initial Client Interview - Video
Checking the Odometer for Pre-Existing Conditions: Degenerative Changes/Vulnerable Clients - Video
Turning the Wrench on Subrogation Issues – PIP/Group; Medical/DSHS - Video
Starting the Engine in Communications with the Adjuster - Video
20-Point Inspection: Applying IFCA to Auto Cases - Video
Is it Time for an Oil Change? MAR or District Court - Video
Need a Lift to the Repair Shop? Dealing with Uber and other ride sharing companies - Video
Reaching the Winner’s Circle: Spotlight on Record-Setting UIM Award - Video
Closing the Deal: When (and When Not) to Use Mediation in Auto Cases - Video
Increasing Your Mileage: How to Deal with Arbitration Appeals - Video
Auto Cases - Paper
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