Personal Injury 2017:
Equality and Justice for All


Thursday & Friday, April 7 & 8, 2016
9:30 am - 5:00 pm & 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

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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
Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Daniel E. Rosner, Esq. • Vineland, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Direct Examination
Julie Braman Kane, Esq. • AAJ President-Elect • Coral Gables, FL

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Maximizing Damages
James B. Lees, Jr., Esq. • Charleston, WV

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Demonstrative Evidence
John F. Romano, Esq. • West Palm Beach, FL
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Visual Presentation of Evidence
Zoe B. Littlepage, Esq. • Houston, TX
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Luncheon • 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
Nicholas P. Scutari, Esq. • 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 
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 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 
Patricia M. Giordano, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
James S. Lynch, Esq. • Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq. • Kearny, NJ
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Trial Follow Up: “What Our Jurors Were Thinking”
Edward P. Capozzi, Esq. • Ridgewood, NJ
Paul E. Newell, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
Kathleen M. Reilly, Esq. • Kearny, NJ
Jeffrey A. Rizika, Esq. • Springfield, NJ
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall

Friday, April 8, 2016

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
Moderator: Kathleen F. Beers, Esq. • West Atlantic City, NJ
James A. Barry, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ 
Ravinder S. Bhalla, Esq. • Rochelle Park, NJ 
Priscilla E. Jimenez, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ 
Evan J. Lide, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
Rachel S. London, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ
Liana M. Nobile, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ
Jared M. Placitella, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ 
David M. Schmid, Esq. • Princeton, NJ 
Jonas K. Seigel, Esq. • Ridgewood, NJ 
Christopher P. Weidman, Esq. • Vineland, NJ

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Advanced Depositions Strategy & Practice
Phillip H. Miller, Esq. • Nashville, TN

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

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

11:20 am - 11:35 am
* Bullet Proofing Your Client for Cross-Examination 
Barry Mason, Q.C. • Bedford, NS, Canada
11:35 am - 11:50 am
* The Courage To Persevere:  Piper v. Bowater
Douglas Fees, Esq. • Huntsville, AL
11:50 am - 12:05 pm
* Finding the Cause in Your Case
Jason Matzus, Esq. • Pittsburgh, PA

12:05 pm - 12:20 pm
* Winning with Fault Trees: The Better Way to Tell the Story
James B. Lees, Jr., Esq. • Charleston, WV

12:20 pm - 12:35 pm
* Assembling Your Litigation Team In Interstate Trucking Cases
Dan Ramsdell, Esq. • Springfield, MO
12:35 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
* On Paper v. In Person 
Joshua Karton • Santa Monica, CA
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
* Industrial Hygiene Strategies:  Determining the Cause of Personal Injury
Michael E. Goldberg, CIH • Consulting Engineers & Scientists, Inc. • Malvern, PA
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
* Fearless and Winning Cross-Examination
Patrick A. Malone, Esq. • Washington, DC 
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
* Preserving Your Appeal
Rhonda Hill Wilson, Esq.• Philadelphia, PA
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
* Mediation – A Better Way to Settle Personal Injury Cases
Yvonne Takvorian Saville, Esq. • Wilmington DE 
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
* Jury Selection
Mitchell Proner, Esq. • New York, NY
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
* Insights from a Philadelphia Lawyer
Joseph L. Messa, Jr., Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
* Insights from Exit Interviews in Med Mal Cases
Laura M. Jordan, Esq. • Albany, NY
Margie A. Soehl, Esq. • Albany, NY
3:30 pm - 3:40 pm
Coffee Break
3:40 pm - 4:30 pm
Court Reporters: Cutting Edge Technology for Electronic Depositions
Mark H. Renzi • Guy J. Renzi & Associates • Trenton, NJ
Susan Gioffre • Hudson Court Reporting & Digital Media, Inc. • Woodbridge, NJ 
Bob Scott • Kaplan, Leaman and Wolfe Court Reporters • Philadelphia, PA
Catherine Kane • Rosenberg & Associates/inFocus Litigation Support, Inc. • Roseland, NJ
Brian McCann • Veritext Legal Solutions •  Livingston, NJ
Kerry J. Johnson-Piaza • State Shorthand Reporting Service, Inc. • Oakhurst, NJ 


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2016 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.

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If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2016, 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 14.80 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 14.50 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 12.0 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 14.80 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 14.80 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 1, 2016.
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 1st 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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