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28th Annual Institute of Trial Practice 2017

Product ID: CA2664D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

We’ll see you in court

Americans have a reputation for being the most litigious people in the world. Yet fewer tort lawsuits are filed each year as more cases settle. So where can an aspiring trial lawyer obtain essential courtroom experience? The State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® and the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) partner every year to bring the courtroom to you. Join us for the 28th Annual Institute of Trial Practice.

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We’ll see you in court

Americans have a reputation for being the most litigious people in the world. Yet fewer tort lawsuits are filed each year as more cases settle. So where can an aspiring trial lawyer obtain essential courtroom experience? The State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® and the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) partner every year to bring the courtroom to you. Join us for the 28th Annual Institute of Trial Practice.

Read More ↓

Program Director

Mark E. Larson
Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson S.C.
Milwaukee

Steven L. Nelson
von Briesen & Roper S.C.
Milwaukee

Moderator

Marie A. Stanton
Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C.
Madison

Presiding Judge

Hon. Emily S. Mueller
Racine County Circuit Court
Racine

Team Captains

Steven T. Caya
Nowlan & Mouat, LLP
Janesville

William R. Wick

Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCraken LLP
Waukesha

For the Plaintiff

Patrick O. Dunphy
Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
Brookfield


Kevin J. Kukor

Murphy & Prachthauser S.C.
Milwaukee

Thadd J. Llaurado
Murphy & Prachthauser S.C.
Milwaukee

Edward E. Robinson
Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
Brookfield

Daniel A. Rottier
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
Madison

Brent P. Smith

Johns, Flaherty & Collins S.C
La Crosse

Ralph J. Tease, Jr.
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
Green Bay

Frank R. Terschan
Terschan, Steinle, Hodan, & Ganzer Ltd.
Milwaukee

For the Defendant

R. George Burnett

Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C.
Green Bay


Ann C. Emmerich

Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.
Madison

Lori Gendelman

Otjen, Gendelman, Zitzer, Johnson & Weir S.C.
Waukesha

Michael P. Malone

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Milwaukee

Frederick J. Strampe

Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C.
Milwaukee

Todd M. Weir

Otjen, Gendelman, Zitzer, Johnson & Weir S.C.
Waukesha

Panelists

Paul R. Erickson

Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson S.C.
Milwaukee

Jerome A. Hierseman
End, Hierseman & Crain LLC
Milwaukee

Robert J. Lauer
Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik S.C.
Milwaukee

Mark S. Young

Mark Young Law Offices
Milwaukee

Expert Witness

Kathleen E. Bonville
Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson S.C.
Milwaukee

7:30 a.m. : Registration

8:00 a.m. : Introductory Remarks by President of ABOTA

Michael P. Crooks, ABOTA president

8:05 a.m. : Seat Jury/Remarks From Judge

Hon. Emily S. Mueller

8:10 a.m. : Opening Statements

Plaintiff: Patrick O. Dunphy
Defense: William R. Wick

Plaintiff Case
8:45 a.m. : Adverse Examination of Defendant Jesse Miller

Direct Exam: Steven T. Caya
Cross Exam: William R. Wick

9:15 a.m. : Direct Examination of Bicyclist Riding Ahead of Plaintiff Reese Fletcher

Direct Exam: Ralph J. Tease, Jr.
Cross Exam: Frederick J. Strampe

9:45 a.m. : Panel Discussion

Plaintiff: Mark S. Young
Defense: Paul R. Erickson

10:00 a.m. : Break

10:15 a.m. : Direct Examination of Plaintiff Bailey Carpenter

Direct Exam: Thadd J. Llaurado
Cross Exam: Ann C. Emmerich

11:05 a.m. : Direct Examination Plastic/Hand Surgeon Dr. Reagan White

Direct Exam: Edward E. Robinson
Cross Exam: Lori Gendelman

11:45 a.m. : Panel Discussion

Plaintiff: Mark S. Young
Defense: Paul Erickson

12:00 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

Defense Case
1:00 p.m. : Direct Examination of Defendant Jesse Miller

Direct Exam: William R. Wick
Cross Exam: Steven T. Caya

1:30 p.m. : Adverse Examination of Plaintiff’s Father Lynn Carpenter

Direct Exam: R. George Burnett
Cross Exam: Brent P. Smith

2:10 p.m. : Direct Examination of Other Auto Driver Witness Jordan Baker

Direct Exam: Michael P. Malone
Cross Exam: Kevin J. Kukor

2:30 p.m. : Panel Discussion

For the Plaintiff: Jerome A. Hierseman
For the Defense: Robert J. Lauer

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Jury Instruction

3:10 p.m. : Closing Arguments

For the Plaintiff: Daniel A. Rottier
For the Defense: Todd M. Weir

3:50 p.m. : Panel Discussion

For the Plaintiff: Jerome A. Hierseman
For the Defense: Robert J. Lauer

4:05 p.m. : Jury Deliberations

5:45 p.m. : Verdict/Panel Discussion/Questions to Jury

5:55 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Learn trial skills in a unique demonstration setting
  • Observe the trial of a challenging automobile-bicycle case with significant damages
  • Discover techniques for effective openings, closings, and direct and cross examinations
  • Hear reasoning from plaintiff and defense attorneys about their approaches and strategies
  • Watch a jury deliberate and reach a decision
  • Civil & criminal litigators
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Torts attorneys
  • Insurance law practitioners
  • Any attorney seeking trial experience

A young competitive bicyclist suffered serious, life-changing injuries when struck by an automobile while training. The defense will contend the accident was the fault of the bicyclist and the bicyclist’s father, who was overseeing the training. Significant issues surrounding the credibility of all parties will give the presenters the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in direct and cross-examination. The jury will be asked to assess both liability and damages.

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