Looking Down The Road In Your Auto Case






Friday, April 12, 2013    Washington State Convention Center • Seattle

Chairpersons: Kristi McKennon & J.D. Smith

6.0 Total CLE credits approved Includes 0.5 Ethics/Professionalism

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8:20-8:30    Welcome & Introduction
Kristi McKennon, Seminar Co-Chair, Flynn Merriman McKennon, Kennewick
J.D. Smith, Seminar Co-Chair,  Ward Smith, Seattle

Alternate Routes

8:30-8:50    Negotiation Strategies to Maximize Value
Teresa Wakeen, Wakeen & Associates Mediation Services, Seattle

The Road Map

8:50-9:10    Plaintiff's Forensic IME
Terry Abeyta, Abeyta Nelson, Yakima

9:10-9:30    Screening the Client
Elizabeth Woody Lindquist, Lindquist Law, Seattle

9:30-9:55    Finding Coverage and Assets
Will Smart, Keller Rohrback, Seattle

9:55-10:15   Dealing with Instructions for "Particular Vulnerability" and "Pre-existing     Conditions
James Dixon,  Dixon & Cannon, Seattle

10:15-10:30    BREAK

Bumps in the Road

10:30-10:50    Dealing with Defenses of Today
Kristi McKennon,  Flynn Merriman McKennon, Kennewick
Nathan Needham, Guy Glenn Law Firm, Longbeach

10:50-11:10    PIP/UIM & Other 1st Party Issues
Tara Eubanks, The Budlong Law Firm, Edmonds

11:10-11:25    Removal Now What?
Jeremy Johnston,  Messina Bulzomi Christensen, Tacoma

11:25-11:50    Ethical Dilemmas for the PI Practitioner
Kyle Olive, Olive Bearb & Grelish, Seattle

11:50-12:10    How to Deal with Providers Who Don’t Want to Deal With You 
Jay Flynn, Flynn Merriman McKennon, Kennewick

12:10-12:35    LUNCH (box lunch included in tuition of onsite seminar)

Warning Signs

12:35-12:55    “Danger! No Police Report”
Brad Fulton, Carter & Fulton, Everett

12:55-1:20    “MIST on the Windshield”
Mike Maxwell, Bernard Law Group, Seattle

1:20-1:40    “Pedestrians Ahead”—PIP Applicability
Morris Rosenberg, Law Office Of Morris H. Rosenberg, Seattle

1:40-2:00    Pre Existing Conditions and Prior MVCs
Ben Barcus, The Law Offices of Ben F. Barcus & Associates, Tacoma

2:00-2:15    BREAK

Road Construction Ahead

2:15-2:40    Economic Losses: Building the Case for
Vocational Injuries
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio, Seattle

2:40-3:10    Cars, Roads and Human Safety:  Auto defects and highway design.
Paul Whelan , Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio, Seattle
Keith Kessler, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio, Hoquiam


3:10-3:30    The Off-Ramp to MAR
Diana Ruff, Allen Brecke Law Offices, Kennewick


Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds for cancellation, less $25 handling fee, if cancellation is made 5 working days before the seminar. After that, full credit,  valid for one year, will be issued if the WSAJ office is notified by 10:00 am the day before the seminar. No refund or credit after that, substitutes accepted.