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2016 - Auto Program: Everything but the Trial

Published by New Jersey Association for Justice


This Auto Program was originally presented in February of 2016 by NJAJ, at the Heldrich in New Brunswick, N.J. The program features presenters throughout New Jersey lecturing on a variety of subjects important to trial lawyers. Subjects covered include Mediation, Admissibility, Depositions, Expert Reports and Strategic Investments. This seminar was co-chaired by K.Raja Bhattacharya, Adam B. Lederman and Annabelle M. Steinhacker.

Approaches to Successful Mediations- 45 minutes
• Hon. Eugene J. Codey, (ret.) " Roseland, NJ
• Hon. Paul J. Vichness, (ret.) " West Orange, NJ
• Hon. Donald J. Volkert, Jr., (ret.) " Roseland, NJ

Admissibility:ERISA liens, W/C liens, Exhausted PIP and other Boardable Meds - - 55 minutes
• Franklin P. Solomon, Esq. " Cherry Hill, NJ

Carrier Specific Settlement Strategies-57 minutes
• Jeremiah W. Larkin, Jr., Esq. " Berkeley Heights, NJ
• Katherine Lyons, Esq. " Basking Ridge, NJ
• Edward R. Martin, Esq. " Whitehouse, NJ
• Mark McBratney, Esq. " Ridgewood, NJ
• James M. Merendino, Esq. " Springfield, NJ

Preparing your client for Deposition - 30 minutes
• Timothy E. Dinan Esq. " Sparta, NJ
• Jennifer L. Hamilton, Esq. " Sparta, NJ

The Perfect Expert Report: What you Need - 27 minutes
• Diane L. Cardoso, Esq. " Jersey City, NJ

Best Bang for Your Buck: Strategic Investment In your Case - 30 Minutes
• Raoul Bustillo, Esq. " Jersey City, NJ
• Scott M. Goldberg, Esq. " Pennsauken, NJ

Hon. Eugene J. Codey, Jr. (Ret.)
Judge Eugene J. Codey has lectured on behalf of the Essex County Bar Association, The New Jersey Association for Justice and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has also taught at the New Jersey Judicial College and at...More
Hon. Paul J. Vichness, (Ret.)
Judge Paul J. Vichness was appointed to the Superior Court in 1995. He served in all of the divisions of the Superior Court. For the last six years of his tenure he served in the civil division where he was the Business Court Judge presiding over...More
Hon. Donald J. Volkert, Jr. (Ret.)
The Honorable Donald J. Volkert, Jr., was appointed to the Bench in 1992 and retired in 2015 as Assignment Judge for the Passaic Vicinage. During his tenure. He served as Presiding Judge of the Family, Criminal, and General Equity Divisions of the...More
Franklin P. Solomon, Esq.
A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law at Camden, Franklin Solomon is an associate at the Locks Law Firm in Cherry Hill, where his practice includes litigating reimbursement claim issues on behalf of insureds and beneficiaries against health...More
Mark McBratney, Esq.
Mark is a partner in the Seigel Capozzi law firm, located in Ridgewood NJ. He is certified as civil trial lawyer by the New Jersey Supreme court and a Master in the Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court. Prior to representing plaintiffs in civil cases, he...More
Katherine Lyons, Esq.
Kate focuses on representing clients in general liability defense, hospital and nursing home malpractice defense, motor vehicle liability defense and underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage cases. Her track record handling a variety of civil...More
Edward R. Martin, Esq.
Edward R. Martin is the senior partner at Martin Tune and focuses his practice on representing clients in personal injury matters. He also represents individuals and business entities in general and commercial litigation.
James Merendino, Esq.
A native of Staten Island, New York, James Merendino was admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey in 2000. He is a certified civil trial attorney, and he concentrates his practice in litigation of personal injury matters involving automobile...More
Jeremiah W. Larkin, Jr., Esq.
Jeremiah Larkin is a Senior Trial Attorney with the Law office of Patricia Palma, the House counsel office for Plymouth Rock NJ (High Point, Palisades, Teachers). He has worked at that office (through several name changes of the office) for over 27...More
Timothy E. Dinan, Esq.
Tim Dinan received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University, a Masters of Education from Notre Dame and his law degree from Rutgers. He focuses in litigation, especially personal injury cases involving permanent spinal damage, elevator...More
Jennifer L. Hamilton, Esq.
After graduating with a B.A. from Rutgers University, Ms. Hamilton received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, where she completed 4 legal internships, for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S.C.A.J. 3d Cir., then U.S.D.C.,...More
Diane L. Cardoso, Esq.
A native of North Arlington, New Jersey, Diane Cardoso is admitted in both the New Jersey and New York Bar. Upon her graduation from Pace Law School, Ms. Cardoso served a Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Dennis F. Carey, III. and the Honorable...More
Scott M. Goldberg, Esq.
Scott M. Goldberg is the firm’s senior litigator and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney. Scott has an active trial schedule, appearing before juries in nearly every county in South Jersey and the Delaware...More
Raoul Bustillo, Esq.
Before becoming a partner at Koles, Burke & Bustillo, LLP, Raoul was an Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County. He prosecuted assaults, sexual assaults, drug offenses, robberies, weapon charges and homicides. His clients benefit from his trial...More

Originally Published

February 6, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following titles and components:

  • Approaches to Successful Mediations - 45 minutes
    • Approaches to Successful Mediations - Video
    • Approaches to Successful Mediations: Hon. Codey - Paper
  • Admissibility: ERISA liens, W/C liens, Exhausted PIP and other Boardable Meds - 55 Minutes
    • Admissibility:ERISA liens, W/C liens, Exhausted PIP and other Boardable Meds - Video
  • Carrier Specific Settlement Strategies - 57 minutes
    • Carrier Specific Settlement Strategies: Larkin - Paper
    • Carrier Specific Settlement Strategies: Lyons - Paper
    • Carrier Specific Settlement Strategies: Martin - Paper
    • Carrier Specific Settlement Strategies - Video
  • Preparing Your Client for a Deposition - 30 minutes
    • Preparing Your Client for a Deposition - Video
    • Preparing Your Client for a Deposition: Hamilton - Paper
  • The Perfect Expert Report: What you Need - 27 minutes
    • The Perfect Expert Report: What you Need - Video
  • Best Bank for Your Buck: Strategic Investment In your Case - 30 Minutes
    • Best Bank for Your Buck: Strategic Investment In your Case - Video
    • Best Bank for Your Buck: Strategic Investment In your Case: Bustillo - Paper

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