Personal Injury 2015: We Speak for Victims


Thursday & Friday, May 1 & 2, 2014
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

Lynne M. Kizis, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Woodbridge, NJ
Bruce H. Stern, Esq.
Stark & Stark
Princeton, NJ

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Englewood Cliffs, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:10 am
Non-Verbal Communication in the Courtroom – 
Jurors Watch and Observe More Than They Listen – What You Need to Know

Lisa Blue Baron, Esq., AAJ President-Elect • Dallas, TX

10:10 am - 10:25 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
10:25 am - 11:05 am
Closing Arguments
Mary Alice McLarty, Esq. • Dallas, TX
11:05 am - 11:45 am
Protective Orders and Confidentiality Agreements:
A Comprehensive Approach to Stonewalling
Mark R. Kosieradzki, Esq. • Plymouth, MN
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
12:45 pm - 1:25 pm
Winning Your Case with the Defendant’s Expert Deposition – 
Streamlining Your Trial by Destroying Defense Witnesses
Ira H. Leesfield, Esq. • Miami, FL
1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten
Moderator: Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Abbott S. Brown, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
Edward P. Capozzi, Esq. • Ridgewood, NJ
Thomas M. Comer, Esq • Freehold, NJ
Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Bruce H. Stern, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
1:55 pm - 2:10 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
2:10 pm - 3:40 pm
Continuation of the The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten
Moderator: Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Saul G. Gruber, Esq. • Mount Laurel, NJ
Eric G. Kahn, Esq. • Springfield, NJ
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Daniel E. Rosner, Esq. • Vineland, NJ
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm
Secret Weapons for Winning MIST Cases
Janice P. Kim, Esq. • Honolulu, HI
4:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Too Powerful for Words: Trial Lawyers and Visual Literacy
Trevor Goring • Montreal, Canada
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 The Nerds

Friday, May 2, 2014

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

7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Tips From a Trial Lawyer After 35 Years
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick, Esq. • Westfield, NJ

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

9:30 am - 9:42 am
* Making Rain the Old Fashioned Way:
Being a Rainmaker Without Spending the Money
Lawrance Spiller Kimmel, Esq. • Newark, DE
9:42 am - 9:55 am
* Multi-District Litigation: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Ruben Honik, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
9:55 am - 10:07 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
10:07 am - 10:20 am
* Social Media and Trial: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Nancy J. Winkler, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA

10:20 am - 10:33 am
* Streamlining Discovery
To Be Determined

10:33 am - 10:46 am
* Learning to Love Your Expert and More Importantly, Them Loving Your Client
Raymond F. Wagner Q.C. • Novia Scotia, Canada
10:46 am - 10:59 am
* Closing Argument: Playing Field and Causation/Damages
Janice P. Kim, Esq. • Honolulu, HI
10:59 am - 11:12 am
* How To Avoid Gambling In Your Expert Selection 
Gerri R. Colton, Esq. • San Francisco, CA
11:12 am - 11:25 am
* The Unholy Trilogy: Talking, Texting and Trucking
To Be Determined
11:25 am - 11:38 am
* An Attorney’s Primer on Social Media and the Practice of Law
Edward Hershewe, Esq. • Joplin, MO
11:38 am - 11:51 am
* The Myth of the Mild: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Martin Q. Peterson, Ph.D. • Lincoln, NE
11:51 am - 12:04 pm
* Auto Safety Defects You Shouldn’t Overlook: Rollover Roof Crush;
Fuel Tank and Engine Fires; Truck Underride; Occupant Ejection;
Airbags that Fail to Inflate or Cause injuries; Side-Impact Intrusion
Byron Bloch • Potomac, MD
12:04 pm - 12:30 pm
* To Be Determined
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Voir Dire in the Face of No Voir Dire
Rhonda Hill Wilson, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mining for Gold and Casting It In: Tips on How to Find Damaging Information
on the Other Side’s Experts and What to do When You Get It

Dorothy Clay Sims, Esq. • Ocala, FL
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Dynamics of Persuasion in Proving Pain and Its Repercussions in Life
Eric Romano, Esq. • Lake Worth, FL
John F. Romano, Esq. • Lake Worth, FL
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION – Structured Settlements
Aftercare – Recovery Management
Natalie Sticesen • The Halpern Group
Maximizing Settlements in a Low Interest Rate Environment - Ethical Considerations
Martin Jacobson • Creative Capital
Structured Attorneys Fees
Mitchell H. Kobil • Lifetime Investment Advisors
Complying with Medicare and Medicaid Requirements
Brian Fillion • Ringler Associates
Specific Transactions/Assignments: Who Owns the Annuity, How it's Placed, etc.
Brett Newman• The Lien Resolution Group /Newman Structured Settlement Group
Comprehensive Settlement Planning
Joseph A. Di Gangi, CFP®, CSSC • ELANA Financial & Settlement Consulting, Inc.
How Plaintiff and Defense Brokers Work Together
in Order to Make Settlements Happen
Kristen Americk • Settlement Funding Associates

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2014 features 25 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 2014 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 13.86 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 13.86 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 13.86 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 25, 2014.
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 25th 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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