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More program information will be added as it becomes available. Subject to change.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Technology Seminar | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm | Grand Ballroom West

Program Co-Chairs: Lindsay L. Tygart, Coker Law, Jacksonville; PJ Scheiner, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys For the Injured, Fort Myers

8:30 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lindsay L. Tygart, Coker Law, Jacksonville;
PJ Scheiner, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, Fort Myers

8:45 am - Beating the Other Side One “BYTE” at a Time: Simplify Your Life With Your Approach and Technology
Raymond P. Reid, Pajcic & Pajcic, P.A., Jacksonville

9:30 am - Technology in Depos and Mediation
Vanessa Brice, Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter, Orlando

10:15 am Break & Exhibit Viewing

10:30 am - Panel Discussion: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Using Technology in Trial
Thomas S. Edwards, Edwards and Ragatz, P.A., Jacksonville
Peter Hunt, LaBovick Law Group, Palm Beach Gardens
Janeen M. Kirch, Coker Law, Jacksonville
PJ Scheiner, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, Fort Myers
Lindsay L. Tygart, Coker Law, Jacksonville;

Noon - Adjourn


Free Seminar: Hospital Liability | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm | Grand Ballroom East

Complimentary seminar by Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in partnership with FJA. Separate registration is required for the Medical Malpractice seminar at Masters of Justice.

Hospital Vicarious Liability: Learn why all doctors are agents of every hospital where they have privileges
Audit Trails: Who put that in the record and why did they do it?
A Defense Lawyer's Perspective: What do they know that you don't know, and how do you find it out?
Hospital Administrator: How does a hospital really work?


Medical Malpractice Seminar | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Grand Ballroom East

Program Co-Chairs: Allison McMillen, McMillen Law Firm, A Professional Association, Orlando; Nicholas C. Johnson, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Palm Beach Gardens

1:00 pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks

Allison McMillen, McMillen Law Firm, A Professional Association, Orlando; 
Nicholas C. Johnson, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Palm Beach Gardens
 
1:15 pm - Protecting Your Expert from Daubert Challenges
Jed Kurzban, Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., Coral Gables

1:45 pm - Chapter 415 – Vulnerable Adult Claims
Thomas S. Edwards, Edwards and Ragatz, P.A., Jacksonville

2:15 pm - Overcoming Jury Bias in Jury Selection (Especially in Light of All the Medical Themed Shows on TV)
Michael A. Haggard, The Haggard Law Firm, Coral Gables

2:45 pm - How to Best Use Presuit Discovery to Your Advantage
Betsey T. Herd, Morgenstern & Herd, P. A., Palm Harbor

3:15 pm - Break & Exhibit Viewing

3:30 pm - Malpractice in Treating Substance Abuse and Overdoses – What to Look for in a Good Case
Susan B. Ramsey, Romano Law Group, Lake Worth

4:00 pm - Handling Vaccine Injury Cases
Vanessa Brice, Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter, Orlando

4:30 pm - Requests for Production – Overcoming Defendant’s “privilege” objections in the context of Amendment 7
Neal A. Roth, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A., Coral Gables

5:00 pm - Adjourn

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Auto Negligence Seminar | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Grand Ballroom East

Program Co-Chairs: Kerri C. Smith, Law Office of Kerri C. Smith, P.A., Boca Raton; Rebecca Whitt, Rubenstein Law, P.A., Miami

8:00 am - Auto Cases A-Z: Working Up an Auto Case
Kerri C. Smith, Law Office of Kerri C. Smith, P.A., Boca Raton;
Beth Walker Finizio, The Finizio Law Group, Ft. Lauderdale

8:45 am - Evaluating a Potential Alcohol Liability Cause of Action Under §786.125 Liability for Injury or Damage Resulting from Intoxication and §856.015 Open House Parties
Jack P. Hill, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., West Palm Beach

9:30 am - Crashworthiness: It’s Not Always the Nut Behind the Wheel
P. Alexander Gillen, Newsome Melton, Orlando

10:15 am - Break and Exhibit Viewing

10:30 am - Autonomous Vehicles: A Primer on One of The Biggest Changes to Our Practice in Decades
Brent G. Steinberg, Swope, Rodante P.A., Tampa

11:15 am - How to Win Big Truck Cases, From Intake to Verdict
Curry G. Pajcic, Pajcic & Pajcic, P.A., Jacksonville

Noon - Adjourn for the Founders Awards Luncheon

Insurance & Bad Faith Seminar | 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Grand Ballroom East

Program Co-Chairs:  Michal Meiler, Ver Ploeg & Marino, P.A., Miami; Gregory M. Yaffa, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, PLLC, Palm Beach Gardens

2:00 pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michal Meiler, Ver Ploeg & Marino, P.A., Miami;
Gregory M. Yaffa, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, PLLC, Palm Beach Gardens

2:15 pm - Choice of Law
Christian D. Searcy, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., West Palm Beach

2:45 pm - Current State of Bad Faith Law – How Did We Get Here and How Do We Not Screw it Up?
Fred A. Cunningham, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, PLLC, Palm Beach Gardens

3:15 pm - Break & Exhibit Viewing

3:30 pm - Multiple Claimant Cases/Global Settlement Conferences – To Attend or Not to Attend, that is the Question
Brandon Cathey, Swope, Rodante P.A., Tampa

4:00 pm - Consent Judgments Vs. Coblentz & Cunningham Agreements – What’s the Difference?
Lee D. Gunn, IV, Gunn Law Group, P.A., Tampa

4:30 pm - Your File – You Put What in There?
Gregory M. Yaffa, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, PLLC, Palm Beach Gardens

5:00 pm - Agent Liability in Bad Faith Context – But I Asked for Full Coverage!
Michal Meiler, Ver Ploeg & Marino, Miami

5:30 pm - Adjourn