Personal Injury:
Artisans of Advocacy


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Thursday & Friday, May 10 & 11, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm & 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:
Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., Esq. 
Andres & Berger, P.C. 
Haddonfield, NJ

Patricia M. Giordano, Esq.
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter
Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
Cinnaminson, NJ

Bruce H. Stern, Esq. 
Stark & Stark 
Princeton, NJ

Thomas J. Vesper, Esq. 
Westmoreland, Vesper, Quattrone & Beers
West Atlantic City, NJ

Thursday, May 10, 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am 
Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Eric G. Kahn, Esq. • Springfield, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Case Framing
Zachary M. Mandell, Esq. • Providence, RI

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Legacies of a Trial Lawyer 
Joshua D. Koskoff, Esq. • Bridgeport, CT

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Are You Just Another Lawyer: 
The Heart, Soul & Mind of Courtroom Warriors 
(The Why & How Some Lawyers Take it to a Different Level)

John F. Romano, Esq. • Lake Worth, FL
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:15 am - 11:45 am
The Future of Auto Law
Elise Sanguinetti, Esq. • AAJ President-Elect • Los Angeles, CA
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Lessons Learned From 20 Years in the Trial Trenches
Adam Malone, Esq. • Atlanta, GA
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Handling Trucking Cases:  They Are Not Just Big Auto Cases
Joseph A. Fried, Esq. • Atlanta, GA

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten
Moderator: Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Senator Nicholas P. Scutari • Linden, NJ
Edward P. Capozzi, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
Kevin M. Costello, Esq. • Mount Laurel, NJ
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Patricia M. Giordano, Esq. • Cinnaminson, NJ
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Continuation of The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten
Moderator: Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Eric G. Kahn, Esq. • Springfield, NJ
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ 
Adam B. Lederman, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
James S. Lynch, Esq. • Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq. • Kearny, NJ 

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Secrecy in Civil Litigation: The Traps
Lori E. Andrus, Esq. • San Francisco, CA
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall

Friday, May 11, 2018

6:30 am - 8:30 am 
Litigation at Sunrise

7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

8:30 am - 10:00 am
NJAJ’s Rising Stars
Kathleen F. Beers, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ
Jacquelyn R. Matchett, Esq. • Vineland, NJ

LaToya L. Barrett, Esq. • Newark, NJ

Oliver T. Barry, Esq. • Wildwood, NJ
Daniel B. Devinney, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
Bhaveen R. Jani, Esq. • Princeton, NJ 
Eve R. Keller, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Stephanie M. Lockspeiser, Esq. • Princeton, NJ 
Anthony J. Medori, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Julie E. Nugent, Esq. • Northfield, NJ
Jeffrey E. Salomon, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Jury Verdicts Trends
Hon. Stephanie Mitterhoff, J.S.C. • Newark, NJ
Hon. James P. Savio, J.S.C. • Atlantic City, NJ

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Prepping Your Client to Testify
Zoe B. Littlepage, Esq. • Houston, TX

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Top Ten in America*

Moderator: Thomas J. Vesper, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ

* Just the Beginning: How Brain Injury Incidents Trigger the Ongoing Brain Injury Process
Bob Shepherd, MS, CMI, FAMI • Medivisuals, Inc. • Richmond, VA

* Grabbing the Jury's Attention in Opening Statements
Thomas R. Smith, Esq. • Princeton, NJ  

* Modern Techniques for Trial Lawyers
Lisa M. Benzie, Esq. • Harrisburg, PA

* Tricks and Traps of Depositions  
Larry Bendesky • Philadelphia, PA

* Representing Plaintiffs With Criminal Records
Jennifer Bonjean, Esq. • Brooklyn, NY
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Top Ten in America* (Continued)
* Pre-Impact Terror: A Discrete Element of Damage for the Modern Jury to Consider
Glenn Verchick, Esq. • New York, NY 
* How to Maximize Damages
Stephen T. Morrow • Wilmington, DE
* Constructing the Construction Case
Jason A. Daria, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
* Practical Tips for Closing Arguments
John M. Dodig, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA 
* Enhancing & Intensifying the Dynamic Power of Consortium Claim(s) Damages Advocacy
John F. Romano, Esq. • Lake Worth, FL
* Social Media
O. Mark Zamora, Esq. • Atlanta, GA


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2018 features 29 seminars over three days. The advantage of this unique format is that you may move from seminar to seminar, hearing different topics as desired and thereby creating a seminar tailored to your specific needs.

* * * Special Offer * * *
Join NJAJ & Save $300 on Boardwalk Seminar registration.

If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2018, you will receive the member registration fee ($200 less than the non-member rate) and as a part of this special offer you will receive an additional $100 off of the registration fee. Join NJAJ.

MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 13.80 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 13.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 11.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 13.80 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 13.80 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law.

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members.
Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on May 4, 2018.

Onsite/Door Registration: 
An additional $25 will be added to all program fees for onsite registration.

Friday, May 4th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Friday, cancellations and no shows will receive a credit (minus $20)
automatically good for 1 year for a future seminar or
 an on-demand seminar at


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