Napa Valley Seminar 2018

Friday - Sunday, October 5 - 7, 2018
Archer Hotel Napa


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Program Co-Chairs:

E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Britcher Leone, LLC
Glen Rock, NJ

Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq.
Stark & Stark
Princeton, NJ

Eric G. Kahn, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks 
Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C.​
Springfield, NJ

October 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

October 6, 2018
8:00 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Find the One Thing
Rodney Jew • CDS Strategy Consulting, Inc. • Napa Valley, CA
Amy Hall • Visual Legal Strategist • Napa Valley, CA

In an intense and content-rich 3-hour CLE session, renowned litigation strategist Rodney Jew and his visual strategist Amy G. Hall will conduct an in-depth exploration of Rodney’s unique approach to critical thinking. Rodney and Amy will introduce his method and approach to litigation to equip trial lawyers with powerful new insights they can use in all their cases. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018
8:00 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Driverless Cars:  Liability, Legislation and Regulation
Elise Sanguinetti, Esq. • Oakland, CA
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Using Demonstrative Exhibits: Law and Practice
Bruce H. Stern, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Using the iPad Pro for Discovery and Trial
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rodney Jew
Rodney Jew is a litigation strategist based in Napa, California. For 30 years, he has worked on hundreds of cases nationally and internationally, continually refining his unique critical thinking approach. Rodney counts among his client successes over 100 records for the highest settlement or verdict in that state or region.

Amy G. Hall
Amy G. Hall is Rodney’s visual legal strategist and has worked by his side for 11 years, creating visual strategies for over 250 matters. Working with Rodney, Hall has designed visual strategies for every kind of case, from personal injury, trucking, medical negligence and construction, to intellectual property, product liability, business and mass tort cases. 

Elise Sanguinetti, Esq.
Elise Sanguinetti is a founding partner at Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP with offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Montreal. Ms. Sanguinetti’s main focus of expertise is serious injury, wrongful death cases, civil appeals and legal malpractice. She exclusively represents plaintiffs in civil litigation, and holds an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a California Super Lawyer every year since becoming eligible. The last two years Elise was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the Bay Area. Elise is the President of AAJ and a past-president of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Bruce H. Stern, Esq.
Bruce H. Stern is a Shareholder and member of the Accident & Personal Injury Group of Stark & Stark, where he concentrates his practice in the area of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and wrongful death. In July 2004, Bruce began publishing the Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog as a way to share his knowledge as a brain injury lawyer. Additionally, he is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on the subject of traumatic brain injury litigation, evidence and trial techniques. He also co-authored a book entitled “Litigating Brain Injuries” published by Thomson Reuters and a chapter entitled “Brain Injuries” which is included in AAJ’s Litigation Tort Case Series, published by AAJ Press.

Bruce was recently elected and sworn in as President-Elect of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He has been a member of the AAJ since 1982.

Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq.
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. is the Managing Shareholder of the law firm of Stark & Stark, P.C.  Mr. Donahue is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He represents individuals who have been injured by the unsafe actions of companies and individuals. He lectures frequently regarding tort liability issues as well trial and settlement techniques. 

Mr. Donahue is a Past President of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ). He is a co-chair of NJAJ's Amicus Curiae Committee and has been actively involved in NJAJ's amicus efforts. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NJAJ Political Action Committee during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 terms.



This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 7.20 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law.

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