WSAJ 2020 Virtual Annual Convention


Join us for WSAJ’s completely virtual Annual Convention, taking place on Zoom this Fall. Mark your calendar for September 23-25, 2020!

13.25 CLE Credits
11.25 Law & Legal Credits 
• 2 Ethics Credits

Convention Co-Chairs
Erica Buckley 
• Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

Wednesday September 23, 2020

Products Liability Deskbook Release

Editors Andrew Ackley • Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore

Heather M. Cover •  Law Offices of James S. Rogers


12:20-12:30 Welcome/Intro
Convention Co-Chairs: Erica Buckley  Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

12:20-12:30 Amicus Update
WSAJ Amicus Co-Coordinators: Dan Huntington • Richter-Wimberley, P.S.
Valerie McOmie• Valerie McOmie, Attorney at Law

Co-editors & Deskbook Editors: Andrew Ackley • Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
Heather Cover • Law Offices of James S. Rogers

1:00-1:30 30(b)(6) Depositions
Heather Cover & James Rogers, 
Law Offices of James S. Rogers

1:30-2:00 Foreign Products
Darrell Cochran & Andrew Ulmer, 
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC

2:00-2:30 Public Policy in Products Liability
Andrew Ackley & Lisa Benedetti, 
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:15 Aviation
James Anderson • Krutch Lindell Bingham Jones, PS

3:15-3:45 Government Regulation
Micah LeBank & Jackson Pahlke, 
Connelly Law Offices

3:45-4:15 Consumer Expectations
Gemma Zanowski & Steve Bulzomi, 
Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel

Thursday, September 24, 2020

National Speakers

Navan Ward, Beasley Allen Law Firm • Debbie Chang, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP •  Keith Mitnik, Morgan & Morgan

Motor Vehicle Litigation

Daniel Hinkle (AAJ) on Driverless Cars

WSAJ Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting


7:30-8:30AM Yoga
Sponsored by Double Platinum Sponsor Ringler


8:20-8:25 Welcome/Intro and Sponsor Minute
Convention Co-Chairs: Erica Buckley • Buckley & Associates
Michael W. Montgomery • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S.

8:25-9:10 Preparing Your Experts for Deposition/Trial
Navan Ward • Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles, P.C. • Atlanta, GA

9:10-9:40 Practicing Law in a Post-COVID World
Deborah S. Chang • Panish Shea & Boyle LLP • Los Angeles, CA

9:40-9:45 Break

9:45-11:45 How to Make Your Existing Cases Into a Thing of Beauty
Keith Mitnik • Morgan & Morgan • Orlando, FL

11:45AM-12:00PM Lunch Break

12:00-12:55 WSAJ Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting

12:55-1:00 Break


1:00-1:45 Driverless Cars
Daniel Hinkle • American Association for Justice • Washington, D.C.

1:45-2:15 Finding All Applicable "Pockets" When the 3rd Party Liability Isn't Enough
Edward Le • Edward K. Le, PLLC

2:15-2:45 Topic TBD
Brad Fulton • Carter & Fulton, PS

2:45-3:15 Top Tips for Making Your Case Jury Worthy
Deborah Nelson • Nelson Boyd, PLLC

3:15-3:20 Break

3:20-4:20 Ethics - Topic TBD

Friday September 25, 2020

Motor Vehicles, Ethics, & More


7:30-8:00AM Yoga
Sponsored by Double Platinum Sponsor Ringler

8:30-9:00 Subrogation Fights and Other Opportunities for Justice for Your Client
Rick Park • Park Chenaur & Associates Inc., P.S.

9:00-9:45 Bystander Claims
Todd Gardner • Swanson Gardner Meyers, PLLC

9:45-10:45 Update from the Other Washington
Linda Lipsen • American Association for Justice • Washington, D.C.

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00AM-12:00PM Ethics

12:30-3:30 WSAJ Board of Governors Meeting

Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!