Since 1992!
We look forward to producing our longest running conference, launched when we were still part of Mealey’s Litigation Reports. This year we are going to Orlando, Fla. with a fresh agenda and great opportunities to learn about the latest developments in this unique area of litigation and meet with colleagues from both side of the bar in a relaxed and collegial environment. Please keep an eye on this page as the agenda, faculty and events unfold.

Why?
This is the longest running program devoted specifically to attorneys involved in litigating lead injury and contamination claims. This program offers litigants an opportunity to learn and engage on important issues in their practices.

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

7:00 | Registration and Breakfast

7:45 | Introduction and Welcome

  • Frank F. Daily, The Law Offices of Frank A. Daily, P.A.

  • Brian S. Brown, Managing Member, Brown & Barron LLC

8:00 | Christian/Stevenson/Savage and Frye Reed/Daubert Standards

  • Brian S. Brown, Managing Member, Brown & Barron LLC

  • Ronald D. Getchy, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

9:00 | Ethical Dilemmas and Conflicts

  • Christopher M. McNally, Partner, Bodie Law

  • James R. Benjamin Jr., Member, Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

  • Gary H. Abelson, Partner, Barclay Damon, LLP

10:00 | Emerging Trends in Women and the Law

  • Cara O’Brien, Attorney, Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg P.A.

  • Jeanie S. Ismay, Principal, Leder & Hale PC

10:45 | Break

11:00 | Breakout Sessions: Plaintiff and Defense

  • Thomas F. Yost, Jr., Founder, The Yost Legal Group

  • Frank F. Daily, Partner, Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A.

12:00 | Lunch

1:30 | Bench Bar Relations and Administrative Issues Facing the Court

  • Judge Althea M. Handy, Circuit Court for Baltimore City

  • Judge Robert J. Lunn (ret.), Mediator, Rochester, N.Y.

2:30 | Emerging Issues for Lead and Toxic Tort Litigators

3:30 | Break

3:45 | Insurance Coverage

  • Sean P. Edwards, Associate, The Law Offices of Frank A. Daily, P.A.

  • TBD

4:15 | Flint Water Update and NY Water Update 

  • Nicholas Szokoly, Partner, Murphy, Fallon & Murphy

  • Elizabeth M. Shost, Law Office of Elizabeth M. Shost, P.C.

5:00 | Reception

7:30 | Breakfast

8:30 | Introduction

  • Frank F. Daily, The Law Offices of Frank A. Daily, P.A.

  • Brian S. Brown, Managing Member, Brown & Barron LLC

8:45 | How to Effectively Pick a Jury (Voir Dire/Jury Instructions)

  • Judge John J. Ark, Monroe County Supreme Court, N.Y.

  • Thomas J. Cullen, Jr., Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP

10:00 | Business Decisions:  Early Resolution vs. Day Before Trial Settlements

  • David F. Albright, Partner, The Law Offices of David F. Albright, Jr. P.A.

  • Ronald W. Cox, Jr., Senior Counsel, McCarthy Wilson, LLP

11:00 | Releases

  • Frank F. Daily, The Law Offices of Frank A. Daily, P.A.

  • Brian S. Brown, Managing Member, Brown & Barron LLC

12:00 | Program Adjourns