Personal Injury:
An Orchestra of Advocacy


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Thursday & Friday, May 9 & 10, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm & 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

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

K. Raja Bhattacharya, Esq.
Bendit Weinstock, P.A.
West Orange, NJ

Patricia M. Giordano, Esq.
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter
Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
Philadelphia, PA

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

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

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq., Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Don’t Let Your Cases Get Bogged Down
John F. Romano, Esq. • Lake Worth, FL

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Experts: From Deposition Preparation to Cross Examination
Mike Arias, Esq. • Los Angeles, CA

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Personal Injury: The “Undeserving” Client
Eric Oliver • MetaSystems • Ann Arbor, MI
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Winning Your Audience – The Jury
Gregory S. Cusimano, Esq. • Gadsden, AL
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
American Association for Justice Update
Bruce H. Stern, Esq. • AAJ President-Elect • Princeton, NJ
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Winning Bigger in a Trumpian World
James B. Lees, Jr., Esq. • Charleston, WV

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

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Why I Videotape My Experts for Trial / A Report From Trenton
Hon. Jon M. Bramnick, Esq., Assembly Republican Leader • Scotch Plains, NJ
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten
Moderator: Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari, Esq.• Linden, NJ

Richard J. Albuquerque, Esq. • Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Edward P. Capozzi, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Continuation of 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
Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Patricia M. Giordano, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Adam B. Lederman, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ
Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq. • Kearny, NJ

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall

Friday, May 10, 2019

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

7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Top Ten in America*
Moderator: Thomas J. Vesper, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Practical Tips for Closing to Increase Jury’s Damages Award
John M. Dodig, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Inherent and Invaluable: The Forgotten History of Trial by Jury
Beth A. White, Executive Director • West Virginia Association for Justice • Charleston, WV

9:30 am - 9:45 am
How to Lose a Negligent Security Case
Russell Kolins, CCDI, B.S.S.M., ICACP • Kolins Security Group • Philadelphia, PA

9:45 am - 10:00 am
Defeating & Exposing Defense Case/Issue Contamination Strategies
John F. Romano, Esq. • Lake Worth, FL

10:00 am - 10:15 am
Bull?: How We Deal with Jurors Who Watch Phil McGraw's Show About Jury Consultants
Martin Q. Peterson, Ph.D. • Forensic Anthropology, Inc. • Kerrville, TX
Jill Holmquist, J.D. • Forensic Anthropology, Inc. • Lincoln, NE

10:15 am - 10:30 am
Focus Groups
Joshua P. Geist, Esq. • Pittsburgh, PA

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Using the Internet to Cross Examine a Defendant or Expert
Timothy R. Lawn, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA

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

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Medical Malpractice Trial Tips
David M. Oddo Esq. • New York, NY

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Melodies to Maximize Meaningful Focus Groups
Gregory S. Cusimano, Esq. • Gadsden, AL

11:30 am - 11:45 am
The 3-M Concept: Enhancing Memory, Meaningfulness and Mindfulness for the Jury
Patricia F. Kuehn, J.D., M.A. • Barrington, IL
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Taking the Deposition of the Interstate Trucking D.O.T. Medical Examiner  
(D.O.T. Means Don't Overlook This)

Daniel T. Ramsdell, Esq. • Springfield, MO
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Understanding the Three Simple Elements of Complex Motor Vehicle Cases in 15 Minutes
Francis Letro Esq. • Buffalo, NY 
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
How To Talk To Conservatives
Paul Byrd, Esq. • Little Rock, AR
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
NJAJ’s Rising Stars
Kathleen F. Beers, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ
Jacquelyn R. Matchett, Esq. • Mt. Laurel, NJ

Elliott Almanza, Esq. • Northfield, NJ
Christopher Gillin-Schwartz, Esq. • Wildwood, NJ
Christine V. Lafferty, Esq. • Vineland, NJ
Brian A. Lara, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ
Stephanie M. Lockspeiser, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
Daniel T. Silverman, Esq. • Mount Laurel, NJ 
Lindsay Switzer, Esq. • Northfield, NJ
Sarabraj S. Thapar, Esq. • Jersey City, NJ


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2019 features 34 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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Join NJAJ & Save $300 on Boardwalk Seminar registration.

If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2019, 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 13.50 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 3, 2019.

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

Friday, May 3rd 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
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