30th Annual Institute of Trial Practice (ABOTA) 2019

Product ID: CA2929L
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

A live trial demonstration

The opioid epidemic continues to rage on across the U.S., and in the process, is raising difficult legal questions. Like, what is the duty of a homeowner if a person overdoses in their home? What is the duty of co-drug users to render help if an overdose occurs?

These are a few of the issues being litigated at the 30th Annual Institute of Trial Practice. This year’s case focuses on liability related to an overdose death. Watch and learn from top litigators in Wisconsin as they present their most compelling arguments before a volunteer jury.

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Member $299.00

Non-Member $399.00

Credits

10 CLE

Date and Time

Thursday, November 14, 20198:00 AM - 5:50 PM CT

Add to Calendar 11/14/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/14/2019 5:50:00 PM America/Chicago 30th Annual Institute of Trial Practice (ABOTA) 2019

Co-produced with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

A live trial demonstration

The opioid epidemic continues to rage on across the U.S., and in the process, is raising difficult legal questions. Like, what is the duty of a homeowner if a person overdoses in their home? What is the duty of co-drug users to render help if an overdose occurs?

These are a few of the issues being litigated at the 30th Annual Institute of Trial Practice. This year’s case focuses on liability related to an overdose death. Watch and learn from top litigators in Wisconsin as they present their most compelling arguments before a volunteer jury.

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Co-produced with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

A live trial demonstration

The opioid epidemic continues to rage on across the U.S., and in the process, is raising difficult legal questions. Like, what is the duty of a homeowner if a person overdoses in their home? What is the duty of co-drug users to render help if an overdose occurs?

These are a few of the issues being litigated at the 30th Annual Institute of Trial Practice. This year’s case focuses on liability related to an overdose death. Watch and learn from top litigators in Wisconsin as they present their most compelling arguments before a volunteer jury.

Read More ↓

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Program Directors

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

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

Moderator

Michael P. Crooks
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Madison

Presiding Judge

Hon. David A. Hansher
Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Milwaukee

Panelists

Merrick R. Domnitz
Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C.
Milwaukee

Terry E. Johnson
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Milwaukee

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

James S. Naugler
Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd
La Crosse

For the Plaintiff

Christine Bremer Muggli
Bremer & Trollop, S.C.
Wausau

Steven T. Caya
Nowlan & Mouat LLP
Janesville

Kelly L. Centofanti – Team Captain
Centofanti Law, S.C.
Mequon

J. Michael End
End, Hierseman & Crain LLC
Milwaukee

James R. Jansen
Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.
Madison

James A. Pitts
Schoone, Leuck, Kelley, Pitts & Pitts, S.C.
Racine

For the Defense

Ross A. Anderson
Husch Blackwell LLP
Milwaukee

Donald H. Carlson
Crivello Carlson, S.C.
Milwaukee

Claude J. Covelli
Boardman & Clark LLP
Madison

Ann C. Emmerich
Bell Moore & Richter, S.C.
Madison

Paul R. Erickson
Gutglass Erickson Larson & Schneider, S.C.
Milwaukee

Michael P. Malone - Team Captain
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Milwaukee

J. Drew Ryberg
Ryberg Law Firm, S.C.
Eau Claire

Arthur P. Simpson
Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.
Milwaukee

Frederick J. Strampe
Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.
Milwaukee

Todd M. Weir
Otjen Law Firm, S.C.
Waukesha

W. Patrick Sullivan
Siesennop & Sullivan LLP
Milwaukee

7:30 a.m. : Registration

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

Emile H. Banks, Jr.

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

Hon. David A. Hansher

8:10 a.m. : Opening Statements

Plaintiff: Kelly L. Centofanti
Defense: Michael P. Malone
Defense Coverage: Frederick J. Strampe

8:50 a.m. : Direct Examination of Plaintiff

Direct Exam: J. Michael End
Cross Exam: Ann C. Emmerich
Cross Coverage: Ross A. Anderson

9:45 a.m. : Panel Discussion

10:00  a.m. : Break

10:15 a.m. : Direct Examination of Defendant

Adverse Exam: Christine Bremer Muggli
Direct Exam: Paul R. Erickson
Cross Coverage: Frederick J. Strampe

11:05 a.m. : Direct Examination of Police Officer

Direct Exam: Steven T. Caya
Cross Exam: J. Drew Ryberg

11:25 a.m. : Direct Examination of Doctor

Direct Exam: Kelly L. Centofanti
Cross Exam: Michael P. Malone

11:55 a.m. : Panel Discussion

12:10 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:10 p.m. : Direct Examination of Witness

Direct Exam: W. Patrick Sullivan
Cross Exam: James A. Pitts
Coverage Exam: Donald H. Carlson

2:00 p.m. : Direct Examination of Witness

Direct Exam: Claude J. Covelli
Cross Exam: James R. Jansen
Coverage Exam: Donald H. Carlson

2:50 p.m. : Panel Discussion

3:05 p.m. : Break

3:20 p.m. : Instruct Jury

3:35 p.m. : Closing Arguments

Plaintiff: Steven T. Caya
Defense: Todd M. Weir
Coverage: Arthur P. Simpson

4:30 p.m. : Panel Discussion

4:45 p.m. : Jury Deliberation

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

5:55 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start time, webcast replay schedules will vary slightly from above listed times.

“Best seminar I have attended in 30 years. Dream team of Wisconsin personal injury lawyers. Legends and superstars. Thanks to all of them.”

“One of the best PINNACLE seminars ever. Captivating as well as educational.”

“The ABOTA seminar is always one I look forward to. The jury deliberations are one of the best elements.”

  • Receive valuable tools, insights, and methods for going to trial
  • Learn the impacts of certain trial strategies
  • Gain insight into a juror’s perspective by observing deliberations and post-verdict interviews
  • Look at how the process differs when multiple defendants are involved
  • Civil & criminal litigators
  • Personal injury litigators
  • Tort lawyers
  • Insurance law practitioners

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A man gets together with a woman and several friends to watch a basketball game. During this time, the group consumes illegal drugs. The man and woman leave the party to sleep over at her mother’s townhouse. Later that night, the woman notices the man is having trouble breathing. She calls 911 several hours later, but the man is pronounced dead at the hospital. On behalf of his estate, the man’s parents are suing the woman for negligence and wrongful death.

The parties are disputing whether the woman’s actions were volitional or not, further determining whether the insurance company will classify the death as an “occurrence” and provide coverage under the condominium unit owner’s policy. The jury will be asked to assign liability.

Key legal issues:

  • Duty of co-drug users to render help when an overdose occurs
  • Duty of a homeowner when a person overdoses in their home
  • Admissibility of expert opinion that the deceased would have lived if there had been appropriate and timely medical treatment
  • Insurance coverage when a person overdoses and dies

The Wisconsin ABOTA Chapter is sanctioned by the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is committed to improving the quality of legal representation, promoting the art of advocacy, and efficiently administrating justice. To qualify as a member, attorneys must be nominated by another member, achieve at least six years of active experience as a trial lawyer, and have tried at least 10 jury trials to conclusion over the course of their careers.

Volunteer members of the Wisconsin ABOTA Chapter present this seminar. Their commitment of time, talent, and energy in service to the Bar is deeply appreciated.

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