Personal Injury 2017:
Equality and Justice for All


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Thursday & Friday, April 27 & 28, 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm & 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

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

James S. Lynch, Esq. 
Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, P.C.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq.
Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC
Kearny, NJ

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

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Poker Face: Understanding How Jurors Think
James B. Lees, Jr., Esq. • Charleston, WV

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Prepping Experts for Deposition and Cross Examination
Kathleen L. Nastri, Esq. • AAJ President-Elect • Bridgeport, CT

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Don’t Eat the Bruises: How to Foil Their Plans to Spoil Your Case
Keith R. Mitnik, Esq. • Orlando, FL
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Thinking Outside the Box: Modern Day Communications Techniques
Lisa Blue Baron, J.D., Ph.D. • Dallas, TX
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Trial Technology to Win
David A. Mazie, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
Uri Goldsmith • CourtCom, LLC • West Orange, NJ
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch • Exhibit Hall

1:15 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
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

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
Edward P. Capozzi, Esq. • Roseland, NJ 
Tommie Ann Gibney, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Patricia M. Giordano, Esq. • Cinnaminson, NJ
Adam B. Lederman, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ
James S. Lynch, Esq. • Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq. • Kearny, NJ
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Strategies to Avoid Arbitration, Sue Individual Wrongdoers and 
Raise Public Awareness About Important Justice Issues

Nancy Erika Smith, Esq. • Montclair, NJ
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall

Friday, April 28, 2017

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: Some of the Best Trial Lawyers Share Secrets of Their Success
Moderators: Kathleen F. Beers, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ & Daniel E. Rosner, Esq. • Vineland, NJ
Melissa M. Baxter, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Pamela A. Brown-Jones, Esq., RN • Northfield, NJ

Alex S. Capozzi, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
Kate Carballo, Esq. • Teaneck, NJ
Megan P. Gable, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Edward R. Grossi, Esq. • Hackensack, NJ 
Jacquelyn R. Matchett, Esq. • Vineland, NJ
Satish V. Poondi, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Domenic Sanginiti, Esq. • Princeton, NJ

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Economic & Effective Use of Discovery
Bruce M. Plaxen, Esq. • Columbia, MD

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

10:30 am - 10:45 am
* How do you Guarantee a Fair Result for Your Client
Edward H. Gersowitz • New York, NY

10:45 am - 11:00 am
* Handling Tough Cases Without Breaking the Bank
Jonathan B. O'Neill, Esq. • Newark, DE

11:00 am - 11:20 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall

11:20 am - 11:35 am
* East Meets West: 
Understanding the Religious and Cultural Differences in the Context of Personal Injury Litigation

Ali Imran Raja, Esq. • Halifax, Nova Scotia

11:35 am - 11:50 am
* Lessons Learned from a Philadelphia Lawyer
Rhonda Hill Wilson, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
11:50 am - 12:05 pm
* 2015 FRCP Changes & Discovery:
Emerging Trends and Practical Impact from a Plaintiffs’ Perspective

Hadley L. Matarazzo, Esq. • Rochester, NY

12:05 pm - 12:20 pm
* Handling Kemp Motions in New Jersey
Ruben Honik, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA

12:20 pm - 12:35 pm
* The Clint Eastwood Cross:
Lessons for a Successful Cross Examination from an American Icon

John McKiggan, Q.C. • Halifax, Nova Scotia
12:35 pm - 12:50 pm
* Motivating the Jury
James B. Lees, Jr., Esq. • Charleston, WV
12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
* Making Science Simple for the Jury
Thomas R. Anapol, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
* Ethical Issues in Opening and Closing Statements
Ezra Wohlgelernter, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Personal Injury Resources
Jarrel L. Wigger, Esq. • North Charleston, SC
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A Memorial to Justice
Ira H. Leesfield, Esq. • Miami, FL
3:30 pm - 3:40 pm
Coffee Break
3:40 pm - 4:30 pm
Jury Consultants Colloquium 
Eric Oliver, Esq. • Canton, MI
Steven E. Perkel, DSW, LCSW • Cherry Hill, NJ
Martin Q. Peterson, Ph.D. • Kerrville, TX


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2017 features 32 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 2017, 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 15.70 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 15.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 13.0 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 15.70 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 15.70 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 April 21, 2017.
Each registrant will receive a flash drive  containing the course material onsite.

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

Friday, April 21st 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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