WSAJ's Auto Cases Seminar
Published by Washington State Association for Justice
$235 for Regular Member
Duration: 390 minutes
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AUTO CASES 2017:
Featuring Mark Mandell, Author of “Case Framing”
From Case Framing to IFCA Updates
Chairpersons: Travis Jameson & Elizabeth Woody Lindquist
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Hilton Hotel, Seattle
6.5 Law & Legal CLE Credits
8:20-8:30 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
Travis Jameson, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney
Elizabeth Woody Lindquist, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney
8:30-10:15 CASE FRAMING: If you want to succeed in trial, then you have to find the
reasons that will make your juries care.
Mark Mandell, Rhode Island Attorney, Author of “Case Framing”
10:30-12:30 CASE FRAMING WITH MARK MANDELL, Continued
12:30-1:00 LUNCH BREAK (box lunches included)
1:00-1:30 YOU WANT A PIP EXAM? NOT HAPPENING! Getting ordered PIP exams
canceled and extinguished benefits reinstated.
Jason Baker, Seattle Attorney
1:30-2:00 PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIMS: Win, Protect Your Client, Earn a Living.
Paul Veillon, Seattle Attorney
2:00-2:30 GET MORE OUT OF MAR! Take advantage of MAR's MORE economical and
LESS formal court setting with quicker resolution.
Kagnar "Ganya" Som, Renton Attorney
2:45-3:15 HUMANIZING DAMAGES: Learning to live your client's experience.
Gemma Zanowski, Tacoma Attorney
3:15-4:00 UIM + IFCA: Two Acronyms that Go Together. Bonus: Reaction to the
Supreme Court’s decision in Perez-Crisantos v. State Farm.
Isaac Ruiz, Seattle Attorney
| Mark Mandell|
Mr. Mandell practices law at Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Ltd, in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, dram shop and products liability cases. He is triple Board Certified,...MoreMr. Mandell practices law at Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Ltd, in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, dram shop and products liability cases. He is triple Board Certified, nationally. His certifications are in the areas of Civil Trials, Civil Pretrial and Medical Negligence Litigation. Mr. Mandell is currently listed in "The Best Lawyers in America." He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. Mr. Mandell is a past president of American Association for Justice, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, and the Rhode Island Bar Association. He is the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of the Roger Williams University School of Law. He has more million dollar verdicts and verdicts of over $10,000,000 than any other lawyer in Rhode Island history. Most recently, he obtained the largest verdict and judgment in a medical negligence trial in Rhode Island history. The judgment wa s for $3 1,500,000. He has 5 trial results of over $10,000,000. Collapse
| Elizabeth Lindquist|
Elizabeth Woody Lindquist handles all types of plaintiff's personal injury cases, specializing in major and catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Her most rewarding work has been in obtaining just compensation for injured children and incompetent...MoreElizabeth Woody Lindquist handles all types of plaintiff's personal injury cases, specializing in major and catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Her most rewarding work has been in obtaining just compensation for injured children and incompetent adults and securing adequate financial investments to provide for their future medical and educational needs. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Washington in 1991 and J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University) in 1994. She began her career as the associate attorney and general manager of the Law Office of Karen Zimmer in Seattle before joining Kirk B. Bernard in 1998. In 2006 she became a partner/shareholder in Bernard & Lindquist and opened Lindquist Law, PLLC in 2010 where she practices in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle.She has served on the WSAJ Board of Governors since 2006 and is currently the V.P. of Finance in addition to being a member of the Legislative Steering Committee. In the past, she has also been active on the Public Affairs, Judicial Relations, Development, Membership, Court Rules and New Member Committees. Outside of WSAJ, she also serves on the Board of the Economic Opportunity Institute. Collapse
| Richard 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’...MoreR. 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’ personal injury with an emphasis on catastrophic and complex injury claims. He regularly litigates complex injury cases against many well-known large defense firms, successfully obtaining numerous 6-figure and 7-figure recoveries; including the two highest reported facet-injury-based recoveries in the State of Nevada. In 2012, he joined Stritmatter Kessler Whelan where he regularly assumes primary responsibility on a variety of complex, high-value cases; including, class action, fusion and spinal injuries, and wrongful death. Over the years, he has successfully represented clients from Washington, California, Nevada, Texas, Hawaii, Utah, and Arizona. Collapse
| Gemma Zanowski|
Gemma Zanowski is an associate attorney at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel in Tacoma. She litigates cases involving injuries and death to both humans and animals. Prior to joining Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel, Gemma served as the judicial...MoreGemma Zanowski is an associate attorney at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel in Tacoma. She litigates cases involving injuries and death to both humans and animals. Prior to joining Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel, Gemma served as the judicial law clerk for Kitsap County Superior Court Judges Jay B. Roof, Jeanette Dalton, Jennifer Forbes and Sally F. Olsen from 2012-2014. Gemma was recognized with the “Ready to Soar New Lawyer Award” from the Washington State Association for Justice in 2015, and the “Distinguished Service by a New Attorney Award” from the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association in 2014.Outside of her legal practice, Gemma enjoys reading, biking, running and hiking the many beautiful trails that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She lives in Tacoma with her animal entourage: a bunny and a trio of dogs, all of whom she adopted from local rescues and shelters. Collapse
| Isaac Ruiz|
Isaac Ruiz is a partner at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. in Seattle, Washington. He represents insurance claimants and people who have been seriously injured by others. He is the author of Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act: Cases & Analysis (2014)....MoreIsaac Ruiz is a partner at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. in Seattle, Washington. He represents insurance claimants and people who have been seriously injured by others. He is the author of Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act: Cases & Analysis (2014).Isaac grew up in La Feria, a border town in South Texas. Both of his parents immigrated from Mexico. After school and on weekends, Isaac worked in farm fields with his family.After high school, Isaac attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he double-majored in Economics and Government. He completed his coursework in just two and a half years, becoming the first college graduate in his family. Isaac then attended Notre Dame Law School in Notre Dame, Indiana. He graduated from Notre Dame, magna cum laude, in 2000.Isaac clerked for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado, from 2000 to 2002. In 2003, he moved to Seattle to work in Perkins Coie LLP’s product liability department.Isaac joined Keller Rohrback in 2008, where his practice has focused on cases involving insurance and serious injuries. Isaac was one of the members of the team that successfully litigated Bird v. Best Plumbing Group, LLC, 175 Wn.2d 756, 768, 287 P.3d 551 (2012), involving the use of covenant judgments in insurance bad faith cases. Collapse
| Kagnar Som|
Attorney Kagnar “Ganya” Som has experience representing victims injured as a result of medical negligence, maritime injury, premise liability, motor vehicle and bicycle accidents.Kagnar is a strong advocate for victim’s rights because she...MoreAttorney Kagnar “Ganya” Som has experience representing victims injured as a result of medical negligence, maritime injury, premise liability, motor vehicle and bicycle accidents.Kagnar is a strong advocate for victim’s rights because she understands how overwhelming the legal system is to victims and their families following a personal injury accident. This compassion emerged from personal experience. Born in Cambodia, Kagnar escaped the terror of the Khmer Rouge, immigrating to the US in 1981.As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Kagnar interned with U.S. Senator Patty Murray, working with the Senator’s staff in passage of the Victim’s Rights Bill. It was during this effort that Kagnar recognized her calling to be an attorney that advocates and empowers victims in their quest for justice. Kagnar received her juris doctorate from Seattle University School of Law. Prior to law school, Kagnar worked at the Washington State Bar Association, assisting in developing the first Committee for Diversity.Kagnar is also dedicated to reducing cultural and linguistic barriers faced my members of the Asian communities in their efforts to participate in the legal system. She volunteers at the Asian Counseling and Referral Services, providing pro bono legal counseling to the low income Asian community.Kagnar is a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and she is an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). She also promotes diversity in the legal profession as Co-Chair WSAJ Diversity Committee.Kagnar is licensed to practice in Washington State and in federal court in the U.S. District Court Western District of Washington. Collapse
| Paul Veillon|
Seattle personal injury attorney and diminished value lawyer Paul Veillon has represented severely injured persons since 2004 in claims against insurers, major corporations, and government agencies. In and out of Court, through jury trials, and...MoreSeattle personal injury attorney and diminished value lawyer Paul Veillon has represented severely injured persons since 2004 in claims against insurers, major corporations, and government agencies. In and out of Court, through jury trials, and before the Supreme Court of this state, he has prevailed and counseled clients and small businesses in financial crisis, fought for the rights of the accused and victims of discrimination, and helped ordinary people who needed justice.Attorney Paul Veillon has earned the highest 10/10 rating and the Client’s Choice Award on Avvo.com. He is an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), published several peer-reviewed articles on insurance and injury claims, served on the Trial News Editorial Board, co-chaired Continuing Legal Education seminars, associated with other firms that required his special expertise in an aspect of their client’s claims or jury trial expertise, and serves as the 2015 Vice-chair of the WSAJ Insurance Law Section and as a member of the WSAJ CLE Committee.Mr. Veillon has lived in the Puget Sound area his entire life. After graduating valedictorian from Oak Harbor High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Physics from the University of Puget Sound. Then he went to law school at night so he could work full-time to support his family, graduating magna cum laude from Seattle University in 2003.He and his wife have four children and live in Seattle. He has an intense passion for golf and chess, though he's no expert at either. He also enjoys spending time with his family, especially on Orcas Island or at Gasworks Park. Collapse
| Jason Baker|
Jason Baker, EAGLE member, is a solo practitioner focusing on plaintiff personal injury and insurance bad faith. Two Christmases ago, Mr. Baker was at a Christmas party full of almost entirely adjusters and defense lawyers from a major carrier,...MoreJason Baker, EAGLE member, is a solo practitioner focusing on plaintiff personal injury and insurance bad faith. Two Christmases ago, Mr. Baker was at a Christmas party full of almost entirely adjusters and defense lawyers from a major carrier, including a regional adjuster overseeing multiple states. As Mr. Baker was introducing himself by name and practice area to the first adjuster in the group, that adjuster’s eyes popped wide open as she exclaimed, “YOU’RE…MR…BAKER!” An uncomfortable silence then followed that was broken when the regional adjuster jumped in and confirmed her sentiment, saying their entire department was up in arms over that case. He was nodding in agreement with his colleague as he added, “you’re Darth Vader!” They then had a good chat for about an hour.
Jason graduated from Highline High School in Burien, WA and then then spent his gap year between high school and university in Norrköping, Sweden where he attended Kungsgårdsgymnasiet studying Economics and Swedish. He then received his BA from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California with a major in Religious Studies and minor in International Relations while also completing pre-med coursework. He next sold securities and insurance for some years before pursuing and receiving his JD from Seattle University School of Law. Collapse
April 5, 2017
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
- CASE FRAMING Part 1 - Video
- CASE FRAMING Part 2 - Video
- YOU WANT A PIP EXAM? NOT HAPPENING! - Video
- PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIMS - Video
- GET MORE OUT OF MAR! - Video
- HUMANIZING DAMAGES - Video
- UIM + IFCA: Two Acronyms that Go Together - Video
How To Attend
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