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2020 Advanced Expert Witness Workshop

  • 13 Mar 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • University of Richmond School of Law



We are pleased to offer a CLE program and new educational opportunity for the more experienced practitioner, although young lawyers are also encouraged to sign up.  


The Advanced Expert Witness Workshop will be held at the University of Richmond Law School from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (up to 5 CLE credit hours pending) followed by a reception.   The agenda is focused on effective cross examination of a variety of experts, preparing your experts for cross examination, and practical tips to combat some vexing expert discovery issues.   The agenda includes, with more speakers and topics to be announced, the following:  

·       Stop Harassing My Experts!  How to Defend Experts from Onerous Financial Disclosure Requests and How to Prepare your Expert for Cross Examination on Financial Interest and/or Bias. 

Danielle Giroux, Harman Claytor Corrigan Wellman
Tate C. Love, Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses, P.C.

·       When to Use Vocational Rehabilitation and Life Care Planner experts and Effective Cross Examination

Sean Workowski, Frith Anderson & Peake
Susan Wirt, MSN, Wirt & Associates

·       Cutting the Malarkey in Premises Liability and Construction Cases:  How to identify when plaintiff’s liability experts erroneously claim violations of inapplicable codes and voluntary standards, what to do, and how to effectively use your own liability expert. 

Nicholas J. Lawrence, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C. 
Jim Schofield, CED Technologies

·       Effective Use of Accident Reconstruction Experts in Virginia

David Drash, Teumer &Drash
Matt Dwyer, President, Accident Technology, Inc.
H. Robert Yates, O'Hagan Meyer

·       Expert War Stories and Tips on Effective Cross Examination of Engineering Experts

Moderator: Madelaine Kramer, Sands Anderson
Marty Conn, Moran Reeves & Conn
Michael Garnier, Garnier & Garnier
Sam Sudler, S-E-A
Additional panelists pending


Limited VADA-discounted hotel rooms are available at the Westin Richmond (6631 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230).  Call 888-627-7786 and mention "VADA" before February 22 for the $137 discounted rate.


Registration for this unique event is limited and fills quickly. 

$175 - Early Bird Registration (Discounted registration fee ends February 21)
$200 - Regular Registration (After February 21)

New members, registration includes your first year membership in VADA.  No membership bill sent until 2021.  Contact Sherma Mather at smather@vada.org for details. 


Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

1915 Huguenot Road, Ste 301

Richmond, VA, 23235


Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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