Defense of a Personal Injury Case '14

Recorded January 31, 2014

Presiding

Sean L. Hynes, Program Chair; Downey and Cleveland, LLP, Marietta

WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Sean L. Hynes

GeorgiA Tort reform: where we have been, where are we now, aNd where are we going

Terrell “Chip” Benton, III, Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Atlanta

NEGOTIATING FOR THE DEFENSE: OFFERS, COUNTEROFFERS, AND OFFERS OF JUDGMENT

J. Colby Jones, Downey and Cleveland, LLP, Marietta

AN OVERVIEW OF LIEN AND THIRD-PARTY CLAIM ISSUES IMPACTING SETTLEMENT OR JUDGMENT

Jonathan R. Granade, Casey Gilson, P.C., Atlanta

PITFALLS IN DEFENDING PERSONAL INJURY CASES

Barbara A. Marschalk, Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Atlanta

Professionalism: ISSUES IN MEDIATION

Thomas D. “Tom” Harper, BAY Mediation & Arbitration, Atlanta

DEFENDING DAMAGES

D. Lee Clayton, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, Atlanta

OPENING STATEMENTS AT MEDIATION AND TRIAL: ADVANCING YOUR LEGAL POSITION WITH TECHNOLOGY

Matthew Glenn “Matt” Moffett, Gray Rust St. Amand Moffett & Brieske, LLP, Atlanta

DEFENSE ISSUES IN Uninsured Motorist CASES

Sean L. Hynes