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2022 Trial Tactics Workshop

  • 18 Mar 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • 19 Mar 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Delta Hotel Downtown Richmond


Registration is closed

The co-counsel slots have been filled -- additional registrants may still register and will play witnesses and jurors.

Two-day mock trial where the first 16 registered attorneys will be assigned as co-counsel for the plaintiff or defendant, so register early. Remaining registrants will play expert witnesses and providing feedback. Coaching, ahead of the event and on-site, will be provided by experienced members of the defense bar. Current Virginia judges will preside and provide constructive feedback throughout the trial.

Registration includes case file, all written materials, networking reception, continental breakfast, & box lunch. 



Hon. John W. Brown, Chesapeake Circuit Court
Hon. David B. Carson, Roanoke City Circuit Court
Hon. Jayne Pemberton, Chesterfield Circuit Court
Hon. John M. Tran, Fairfax Circuit Court


Thomas Bell, TimberlakeSmith
Emily Bishop, McAngus Goudelock & Courie
Sean P. Byrne, Byrne Canaan Law
Robert Harrington, Robert Harrington & Associates
Macel Janoschka,
Frith Anderson + Peake
Patrick O’Grady, Thomas, Thomas & Hafer
Julie S. Palmer, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman
Clinton Verity, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman

Friday, March 18

1:00 – 5:00       Coaching – Teams meet with coaches and witnesses. Counsel will arrange briefing of witnesses to fit all schedules. Rooms are available at the Delta.        

5:00 – 6:00       Preserving Error in the Trial Court and Beyond
  Tracy Taylor Hague, Vandeventer Black

6:00 – 7:00       Networking Reception

Saturday, March 19

8:00 – 8:30     Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45     Morning Briefing

8:45 – 3:45     Moot Courts

Printable Detailed Agenda


Our discounted room block at the hotel will expire Monday, February 28. After this date, you may still be able to book a room at the normal rate or there are many other hotels nearby. 


Registration for this unique event is limited and fills quickly.  New members, registration includes your first-year membership in VADA.  No membership bill sent until 2023.  Contact Sherma Mather at smather@vada.org for details. We may need a few volunteers to act as a witness at Saturday's trial (friend, family, etc.) Volunteer witnesses are invited to attend the reception and meals as our guest. 

Cancellations accepted until February 28, minus a $50 service fee.  Substitutions welcome anytime.


For sponsorship information, contact Amy Gilbody at agilbody@vada.org

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

11533 Busy Street, #327

N. Chesterfield, VA 23236


Executive Director: Sherma Mather

Director of Meetings: Amy Gilbody

Journal of Civil Litigation Managing Editor: Molly Terry

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