Personal Injury 2015:
We Speak for the Victims


Thursday & Friday, April 30 & May 1, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 pm & 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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

Kevin M. Costello, Esq. 
Costello & Mains, P.C.  
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Nancy Erika Smith, Esq. 
Smith Mullin, P.C. 
Montclair, NJ
Bruce H. Stern, Esq.
Stark & Stark
Princeton, NJ

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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Thomas M. Comer, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:15 am
Forced Arbitration & Other Attacks on Our Civil Justice System
Larry A. Tawwater, Esq. • AAJ President-Elect • Oklahoma City, OK

10:15 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Persuading The Millennials: A Challenge For Trial Lawyers
Howard L. Nations, Esq. • Houston, TX 
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Framing Winning Cases for 21st Century Victims
James B. Lees, Jr., Esq. • Charleston, WV
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Proving the Quantity and Quality of Pain and Suffering for Seconds, Minutes and Hours
Donald R. Jason, M.D. • Winston-Salem, NC
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten
Moderator: Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Kevin M. Costello, Esq. • Mount Laurel, NJ 
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. • Princeton, NJ 
Eric G. Kahn, Esq. • Springfield, NJ 
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ 
Daniel E. Rosner, Esq. • Vineland, NJ
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Continuation of the The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten
Moderator: Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Edward P. Capozzi, Esq. • Ridgewood, NJ 
Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ 
Hon. Theresa E. Mullen, JSC • Union County, NJ
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq. • Kearny, NJ 
Senator Nicholas P. Scutari • Linden, NJ 
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Thematic Cross-Examination
Randi McGinn, Esq. • Albuquerque, NM 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall
9:30 pm - 1:30 am
New Lawyers Section Party • One Atlantic • Featuring Garden State Radio

Friday, May 1, 2015

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

7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 10:20 am
NJAJ’s Rising Stars: Some of the Best Trial Lawyers Share Secrets of Their Success
Michael J. Deem, Esq. • Toms River, NJ
Brandon J. DeNafo, Esq. • Pleasantville, NJ
Tracey C. Hinson, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
Adam B. Lederman, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ
Donald M. Lomurro, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
Kristen B. Miller, Esq. • Glen Rock, NJ

Victoria Schall, Esq. • Mount Laurel, NJ
Jonas K. Seigel, Esq. • Ridgewood, NJ

Top Ten in America*
Moderator: Thomas J. Vesper, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ

10:20 am - 10:40 am
* The Challenges of Representing Sexually Abused Children 
Chase T. Brockstedt, Esq. • Lewes, DE
10:40 am - 11:00 am
* Drug Products Liability
Thomas R. Anapol, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

11:20 am - 11:40 am
* Motorcycling Plaintiffs’ & Cycling Success
Michael S. Levine, Esq. • Hauppauge, NY

11:40 am - 12:00 pm
* Using GPS in Civil and Criminal Cases
Hon. John C. Cherundolo (ret.) • Syracuse, NY 
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
* Framing Winning Cases
James B. Lees, Jr., Esq. • Charleston, WV
12:20 pm - 12:40 pm
* Everything I Know About Cross Examination I Learned by Watching Western Movies  
John McKiggan Q.C. • Halifax, Novia Scotia
12:40 pm - 1:40 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm
* Setting the Constitutional Table at Trial
Robert S. Peck Esq. • Washington, D.C.
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
*Fighting Back: Countering the Attacks on Trial Lawyers and the Civil Justice System
Arthur H. Bryant, Esq. • Chairman of Public Justice • Oakland, CA & Washington, DC
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
Coffee Break
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm
Death Star Depositions: Effective FRCP30(b(6) & NJR 4:14-2(c) DEPS
Richard Hailey, Esq. • Indianapolis, IN 
3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
Wrongful Death Panel
Donald R. Jason, M.D. • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center • Winston-Salem, NC 
Kristin Kucsma, M.A. • Sobel Tinari Economics Group • 
Peter Salgo, M.D. • Columbia Univ. College of Physicians & Surgeons • New York, NY
Michael Soudry • Eco-Stat LLC • New York, NY

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2015 features 23 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.

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If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2015, 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 13.40 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 13.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 11.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members

Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 13.40 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 13.40 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on April 24, 2015.
Each registrant will receive a CD-ROM containing the course material onsite.

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

Friday, April 24th 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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