Auto Cases 2016: Tuning-Up Your Auto Practice

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


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

Presenters
Terry P. Abeyta
TERRY ABEYTA has tried 50 jury trials and arbitrated hundreds of cases. Although practicing in the most conservative area of the state, Mr. Abeyta has earned recognition as one of the top plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys in Washington. He...More
Kristina L. J. McKennon
Kristi McKennon is a partner in the firm of Flynn Merriman McKennon in Kennewick, Washington. In 2009 she was named the "Ready to Soar New Member of the Year" by the WSAJ. Kristi is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She was selected as a Washington...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 undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Puget Sound. He began practicing in the Tri-Cities in 1980.

Jay was...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 2001 an insurance defense litigation firm. There her practice was dedicated to insurance defense work in the areas of...More
Molly K. Crowley
Molly K. Crowley is a partner at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler in Tacoma, and focuses her practice on personal injury, including cases involving motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, nursing home negligence, and medical malpractice. Ms....More
Celia M. Rivera
CELIA RIVERA is the founder of Rivera Law Offices, PLLC. Whether the case involves a simple automobile collision, or a complex damage claim, Celia is passionate about achieving justice for her clients. Celia speaks fluent Spanish and has successfully...More
Tara Eubanks
TARA L. EUBANKS is an Attorney at The Budlong Law Firm in Edmonds, WA. Her practice focuses on cases involving complex personal injuries, medical negligence, wrongful death, products liability, and insurance bad faith. Tara is a graduate of the...More
Steven Shaw
Steven is the founder of Shaw Legal Solutions, a firm providing consulting services for attorneys navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer process. From Lien Resolution services to Medicare Set-Aside arrangements, Shaw Legal Solutions is a one-stop...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 underwriter. It was a natural transition for him to practice law in the personal injury area. J.D. has tried fifty civil cases to...More
Deborah M. Nelson
Deborah Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and of the University of Cincinnati College of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. She is a partner in the Seattle law...More
David A. Bufalini
David A. Bufalini graduated from Western Washington State College (now University) in 1974 with a degree in Political Science. He attended the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), graduating in December,...More
Patrick H. LePley
Patrick H. LePley has been a practicing attorney for thirty-seven years, with an active practice in Bellevue, Washington, primarily handling personal injury claims and insurance coverage cases.

He is a graduate of the University of Puget...More

John G. Cooper
JOHN COOPER is a full-time neutral, associated with Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service (WAMS). He began mediating in the mid-1980’s and arbitrating in the late 1970’s. Although his current practice focuses on mediation, he continues to...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 matters she handles include personal injury, employment, asbestos, maritime, insurance coverage, and real property, business...More
Sunshine M. Bradshaw
Sunshine Bradshaw is a trial lawyer dedicated to representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Sunshine has focused her entire career on representing injured people and helping them get their lives back after injuries....More

Originally Published

May 4, 2016


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

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.


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