WSAJ 2014 Annual Convention - Luvera Seminar

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

2014 WSAJ Annual Meeting & Convention
Chairpersons: Kristina McKennon & Greg Price
Thursday, July 17 - Sunday, July 20, 2014
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA
WSBA Activity ID: 386750
Recorded Friday, July 18, 2014
Luvera Seminar with Karen Koehler – 3.0 CLE credits
7:45-7:55 Welcome & Introductions –
Convention Chairs Kristina McKennon & Greg Price
7:55-8:00 Prologue – Karen Koehler
8:00-8:13 Homage to Paul Luvera, an iconic trial lawyer – Ralph J. Brindley
8:13-8:26 Building your client’s damages case with defense witnesses – Virginia L. DeCosta
8:26-8:39 Closing argument: The importance of having a proper villain – Francisco A. Duarte
8:39-8:52 School Liability: Failure to Supervise, Protect and Report abuse – Thomas B. Vertetis
9:05-9:18 Small faces big recoveries – exploring Facet Joint Syndrome – R. Travis Jameson
9:18-9:31 The power of absolutely riveting lay witness testimony – Debra J. Toews
9:31-9:56 BREAK
9:56-10:00 Comments – Karen Koehler
10:00-10:13 Lessons learned from Paul Luvera – Joel D. Cunningham
10:13-10:26 Dear Judge – stop trying to rehabilitate admittedly biased jurors - Connie Taylor Henderson
10:26-10:39 Property damages for wildfires and landslides – it may not be what you think – Richard C. Eymann
10:39-10:52 Focus groups – feeling good or learning how to win? – Jeffrey D. Boyd
10:52-11:21 How being a Plaintiff changed my life - Kenny Salvini
11:21-11:30 Epilogue – Karen Koehler

Presenters
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...More

Ralph J. Brindley
Ralph Brindley is a partner of the Luvera Law Firm, in Seattle. His practice focuses on plaintiff’s medical negligence cases and plaintiff’s personal injury law.

Mr. Brindley received his law degree from New York University in 1978. He...More

Virginia L. DeCosta
Virginia was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before moving to Washington in 1986, she graduated from Chaminade University cum laude. In 1989 she graduated from Seattle University School of Law (formerly the University of Puget Sound School of...More
Francisco A. Duarte
Francisco A. Duarte is a former Assistant Attorney General and Deputy King County Prosecutor. Mr. Duarte is a director and former chair of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children and served on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Shakespeare Company. He is...More
Thomas B. Vertetis
Thomas B. Vertetis is a partner in the Tacoma firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC. Tom is a trial attorney who represents injured victims in complex personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, civil rights and school liability claims....More
Richard Travis Jameson
R. TRAVIS JAMESON received his B.A. from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and his J.D. from the University of Oregon. He has practiced law for over a decade. The focus of his multi-jurisdictional practice encompasses exclusively plaintiffs’...More
Debra J. Toews
After graduating from Whitman College with a degree in English in 1976, Debi taught in Kenya, East Africa, for two years following college. From 1988 through 1994 she taught English as a Second Language to adults at Walla Walla Community College....More
Joel D. Cunningham
Joel D. Cunningham was born in Renton, Washington in 1948. He was admitted to the bar in 1974, Washington and U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. His education includes earning his B.A. in Economics in 1971 from the University of...More
Connie Taylor Henderson
Connie Henderson is a partner in the Henderson Law Firm, Vancouver Washington. She practices with her husband Paul Henderson and son Jordan Taylor, representing people who have suffered major damages as a result of the negligence of others. The firm...More
Richard C. Eymann
Richard C. Eymann received his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1976. He worked his way through college first on a Weyerhauser "green chain" and then as a staff aid to Senator Wayne Morse (Oregon), followed by a stint as a policeman in...More
Jeffrey D. Boyd, Esq.
Jeff Boyd has been a trial lawyer since 1982 and has tried over 100 civil jury trials. In addition to his private practice, since 1997, Jeff has worked as a trial consultant across the country conducting hundreds of focus groups, working with lawyers...More
Kenny Salvini
Kenny Salvini Is a writer, advocate and community organizer. Born in San Bernardino, California in 1980, he relocated to Washington with his family a few years later. Growing up in the Lake Tapps area, he became an avid outdoorsman and all-around...More

Originally Published

July 18, 2014


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • WSAJ 2014 Annual Convention - Luvera Seminar - Paper
  • Homage to Paul Luvera, an iconic trial lawyer - Video
  • Homage to Paul Luvera, an iconic trial lawyer - Audio
  • Building your client’s damages case with defense witnesses - Video
  • Building your client’s damages case with defense witnesses - Audio
  • Closing argument: The importance of having a proper villain - Video
  • Closing argument: The importance of having a proper villain - Audio
  • School Liability: Failure to Supervise, Protect and Report abuse - Video
  • School Liability: Failure to Supervise, Protect and Report abuse - Audio
  • Small faces big recoveries – exploring Facet Joint Syndrome - Video
  • Small faces big recoveries – exploring Facet Joint Syndrome - Audio
  • The power of absolutely riveting lay witness testimony - Video
  • The power of absolutely riveting lay witness testimony - Audio
  • Lessons learned from Paul Luvera - Video
  • Lessons learned from Paul Luvera - Audio
  • Dear Judge – stop trying to rehabilitate admittedly biased jurors - Video
  • Dear Judge – stop trying to rehabilitate admittedly biased jurors - Audio
  • Property damages for wildfires and landslides – it may not be what you think - Video
  • Property damages for wildfires and landslides – it may not be what you think - Audio
  • Focus groups – feeling good or learning how to win? - Video
  • Focus groups – feeling good or learning how to win? - Audio
  • How being a Plaintiff changed my life - Video
  • How being a Plaintiff changed my life - Audio

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