Speeches

Speeches

Seminar, "Tort and Comparative Fault Law Update 2010," Justice Programs, Sponsor. Johnson City, Tennessee - November 11, 2010; Nashville, Tennessee - November 18, 2010; Knoxville, Tennessee - December 2, 2010; Memphis, Tennessee - December 9, 2010

Speech, "On the Road Again: Litigation Against Tour Bus Companies," American Association for Justice, Vancouver, British Columbia – July 2010

Speech, "Economics of Case Selection," Tennessee Association for Justice, Murfreesboro, Tennessee – June 2010

Speech, "Getting a Grasp on Costs to Enhance Profitability," American Association for Justice, Las Vegas, Nevada – April 2010

Speech, "Charting Your Course and Defining Your Practice," American Association for Justice, Las Vegas, Nevada – April 2010

Moderator, Litigation at Sunrise, American Association for Justice, Kannapoli, Maui, Hawaii – February 2010

Seminar, "Tort and Comparative Fault Law Update 2009," Justice Programs, Sponsor. Nashville, Tennessee - November 19, 2009; Chattanooga, Tennessee - December 3, 2009; Memphis, Tennessee - December 10, 2009; Knoxville, Tennessee - December 17, 2009

Panel Member, "Negotiation," Nashville Bar Association Nashville, Tennessee – November 2009

Speech, "Torts and Comparative Fault – Practice Update," Tennessee Bar Association – General Practice Summit, Nashville, Tennessee – August 2009

Panel Member, "Comparative Fault," Tennessee Association for Justice, Memphis, Tennessee – June 2009

Speech, "The Economics of Case Acceptance," North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Sunset Beach, North Carolina – June 2009

Speech, "Discovery – Effective Deposition Preparation and Strategy," Tennessee Bar Association – Trial Practice for Today's Litigator, Nashville, Tennessee – April 2009

Speech, "Changes to the TRCP and Rules of Evidence that Will Affect Domestic Cases," Tennessee Association for Justice, Nashville, Tennessee – April 2009

Speech, "The Law of Trial: Motions in Limine and Jury Instructions," Tennessee Association for Justice, Nashville, Tennessee – February 2009

Seminar, "Fundamentals Of Civil Litigation In Tennessee," Day & Blair, P.C., Sponsor – December 15–16, 2008. Speeches: "Charting Your Course," "Deciding Whether to Accept Representation," "60 Statutes in 60 Minutes," "In the Midst of Litigation," "The Law of Trial," "How To Be A Great Trial Lawyer"

Seminar, "Tort and Comparative Fault Law Update," Justice Programs, Sponsor. Chattanooga, Tennessee - Novemember 6, 2008; Knoxville, Tennessee - November 13, 2008; Nashville, Tennessee - November 20, 2008; Memphis, Tennessee - December 11, 2008

Speech, "The Economics of Case Acceptance," Ohio Association for Justice, Columbus, Ohio – September 2008

Speech, "Torts and Comparative Fault – Practice Update," Tennessee Bar Association – General Practice Summit, Nashville, Tennessee – August 2008

Speech, "60 Statutes (and Rules) in 60 Minutes: What You Need to Know," Tennessee Association for Justice, Gatlinburg, Tennessee – June 2008

Moderator and Organizer, "Masters at Trial," Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – April 2008

Speech, "The Economics of Case Acceptance," Memphis Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee – January 2008

Speech, "The Economics of Case Acceptance," Williamson County Inn of Court, Franklin, Tennessee – January 2008

Panel Member, "Techniques of Persuasion," Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – December, 2007

Speech, "Intentional Interference with Expectancy of Inheritance," Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – October, 2007

Speech, "Tort and Comparative Fault Law Update," Upper Cumberland Bar Association, Cookeville, Tennessee – October, 2007

Speech, "Tort Law Update," Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts (Judicial Clerks), Nashville, Tennessee – August, 2007

Speech, "Effective Deposition Preparation and Strategy," Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – July, 2007

Speech, "Business Litigation," Las Vegas, Nevada – March 28 –29, 2007

Speech, "Leadership Roundtable," Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Conference, Dickson, Tennessee – January, 2007

Speech, "Tennessee Tort Law: What's Hot, What's Next," M. Lee Smith Publishing Audio Seminar, August 15, 2006

Speech, "The Economics of Case Acceptance," Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Seminar, Destin, Florida – April 5, 2006

Speech, "Preparing for Cross–Examination," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Midwinter Conference, Nashville, Tennessee – February 1, 2006

Speech, "Leadership Roundtable," Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Conference, Dickson, Tennessee – January 6, 2006

Seminar, "Beyond The Fundamentals of Civil Litigation," Branham & Day, P.C. Sponsor – December 19, 2005. Speeches: "Case Evaluation – Checking the Water Before Diving In," "Using Civil Motions to Safeguard Your Clients' Interests," "Depositions – Winning Before the Deposition Starts"

Seminar, "Unlocking The Power Of The Law, Fundamentals Of Civil Litigation In Tennessee," Branham & Day, P.C., Sponsor – December 14–15, 2005. Speeches: "Charting Your Course," "In The Midst of the Litigation," "Avoiding Litigation Insomnia"

Seminar: "Cutting Edge Developments and Practice Pointers for Civil Practitioners," Justice Programs Sponsor, Memphis, Tennessee – December 1–2, 2005; Knoxville, Tennessee – November 17–18, 2005; Chattanooga, Tennessee – November 10–11, 2005; Nashville, Tennessee – September 29–30, 2005

Speech, "Tort and Comparative Fault Law Update," Rutherford County Inns of Court, Murfreesboro, Tennessee – April 28, 2005

Speech, "Tort and Comparative Fault Law Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – February 23, 2005

Seminar, "Wrongful Death in Tennessee – A Plaintiff's Perspective," Branham & Day, P.C. Sponsor – December 21, 2004. Speeches: "Overview of the Law – Statutory and Case Law Considerations," "Assessing and Preparing the Case," "The Law of Damages," "Trial Considerations," "Post–Trial/Post–Recovery Considerations," "Ethical Issues"

Seminar, "Unlocking The Power Of The Law, Fundamentals Of Civil Litigation In Tennessee," Branham & Day, P.C., Sponsor – November 17–18, 2004. Speeches: "Charting Your Course," "Deciding Whether to Accept Representation," "In The Midst of the Litigation," "The Responsibility of Being A Trial Lawyer"

Speech, "How To Stop Your Clients From Calling Lance, et al." (Attorney–Client Relations) Board of Professional Responsibility, Nashville, Tennessee – August 20, 2004

Speech, "Trial Notebooks and Other Organization Techniques," Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Nashville, Tennessee – April 15, 2004

Seminar, "Unlocking The Power Of The Law, Fundamentals Of Civil Litigation In Tennessee," Branham & Day, P.C., Sponsor – December 16–17, 2003. Speeches: "Charting Your Course," "Deciding Whether to Accept Representation," "In The Midst of the Litigation," "The Responsibility of Being A Trial Lawyer"

Speech, "Evaluating the Potential Medical Negligence Case," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – December 4, 2003

Speech, "Evaluating the Potential Medical Negligence Case," Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Biloxi, Mississippi – September 5, 2003

Seminar, "Unlocking The Power Of The Law, Fundamentals Of Civil Litigation In Tennessee," Branham & Day, P.C., Sponsor – December 17–18, 2002. Speeches: "Charting Your Course," "Deciding Whether to Accept Representation," "In The Midst of the Litigation," "The Responsibility of Being A Trial Lawyer"

Speech, "Comparative Fault in Tennessee," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – December, 2002; Knoxville, Tennessee – October, 2002; Chattanooga, Tennessee – September, 2002

Speech, "Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act," Tennessee Judicial Conference, Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee – October, 2002

Speech, "Comparative Fault in Tennessee," Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference, Jackson, Tennessee – September, 2002

Speech, "Effective Deposition Preparation and Strategy," Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Biloxi, Mississippi – June, 2002

Speech, "Management and Trial Preparation: Organizing Yourself for Victory," Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – May, 2002

Speech, "Comparative Fault Law Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – February, 2002

Speech, "Annual Review Torts & Comparative Fault," Montgomery County Bar Association, Clarksville, Tennessee – November, 2001, Rutherford County Bar Association, Murfreesboro, Tennessee – November, 2001

Speech, "Annual Review Torts & Comparative Fault," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee – September, 2001

Speech, "Trial Preparation: Organizing Yourself For Victory," The Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Louisville, Kentucky – June, 2001

Speech, "Tennessee Comparative Fault Update," Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee – May, 2001

Speech, "Comparative Fault After Dodson and Carroll," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – February, 2001

Speech, "Tennessee Comparative Fault and Tort Update," John Dice Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee – January, 2001

Speech, "Tennessee Tort Law Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – December, 2000

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Judicial Academy, Nashville, Tennessee – August, 2000

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Bar Association, Destin, Florida – June, 2000

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Memphis, Tennessee – June, 2000

Speech, "Ethical Issues Facing Trial Lawyers," Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Eureka Springs, Arkansas – May, 2000

Faculty, National College of Trial Advocacy Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts – March, 2000; Safety Harbor, Florida – February, 1999; San Antonio, Texas – March, 1991; Detroit, Michigan – March, 1989; Nashville, Tennessee – November, 1987; Miami, Florida – March, 1987; Birmingham, Alabama – March, 1986

Speech, "The Use of Summary Judgment Principles to Defeat Motions for Summary Judgment," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Orleans, Louisiana – March, 2000; Nashville, Tennessee – February, 2000; San Juan, Puerto Rico – January, 2000

Speech, "Update of Important Tort Cases in the Last Twelve Months," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association – 1999 Annual Review, Nashville, Tennessee – December 18, 1999; Knoxville, Tennessee – December 11, 1999; Memphis, Tennessee – December 9, 1999

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Judicial Conference, October, 1999 – Montgomery Bell State Park, Tennessee

Speech, "Trial Notebooks and Other Organizational Tools," Nashville Bar Association, June, 1999 – Nashville, Tennessee

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, June, 1999 – Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Tennessee Bar Association, Knoxville, Tennessee – May, 1999; Nashville, Tennessee – May, 1999

Speech, "Accident Reconstruction: When and How to Use an Accident Reconstructionist," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Orleans, Louisiana – April, 1999

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Judicial Conference, Montgomery Bell State Park, Tennessee – April, 1999

Speech, "Negotiation and Settlement Techniques," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Safety Harbor, Florida – February, 1999

Speech, "Accurately and Ethically Evaluating the Medical Negligence Case," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Safety Harbor, Florida – February, 1999

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – February, 1999

Speech, "The 'How To's of Hot Work," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, San Antonio, Texas – January, 1999

Speech, "In Search of ...Charting Your Course As A Lawyer," Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas City, Missouri – December, 1998

Speech, "Tort Law Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Knoxville, Tennessee – December, 1998; Memphis, Tennessee – November, 1998

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – November, 1998

Speech, "Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault," Montgomery County Bar Association, Clarksville, Tennessee – September, 1998

Speech, "Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault," Tennessee Judicial Academy, Nashville, Tennessee – August, 1998

Speech, "In Search Of ... Charting Your Course As A Lawyer," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Washington, D. C. – July, 1998

Speech, "Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault," 1998 Update Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – June, 1998

Speech, "Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault," 1998 Update Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – May 15, 1998; Memphis, Tennessee – May 8, 1998; Knoxville, Tennessee – May 1, 1998

Speech, "The Importance of Front Wheel Brakes on Commercial Trucks," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Maui, Hawaii – February, 1998

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, February, 1998; Tennessee Bar Association, January, 1998; Montgomery County Bar Association, December, 1997

Speech, "Tort Law Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – December 13, 1997; Memphis, Tennessee – December 6, 1997; Chattanooga, Tennessee – November 22, 1997; Knoxville, Tennessee – November 15, 1997

Speech, "Evaluating the Potential Medical Negligence Case," Middle Tennessee Paralegal Association, October 10, 1997

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Judicial Conference, October 21, 1997; September 26, 1997

Speech, "Preparing Yourself to Win," Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Louisville, Kentucky – September 18–19, 1997

Speech, "Trial Notebooks," Attorneys General CLE Program, July 16, 1997; Nashville Bar Association June 19, 1997

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee – May 30, 1997; Nashville, Tennessee – May 22, 1997; Knoxville, Tennessee – May 16, 1997

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Bench Bar Conference – Memphis Bar Association, Hot Springs, Arkansas – March 21, 1997

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, February 11, 1997

Speech, "Evaluating the Potential Medical Negligence Case (How to Avoid Misery and Financial Ruin In Case Selection)," Trial Strategies Seminar – Nashville Bar Association, February 18, 1997

Speech, "Damages – How to Protect Your Client From Ruining the Case and Other Tips," Trial Strategies Seminar – Nashville Bar Association, February 18, 1997

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Judicial Conference, October 22–25, 1996

Speech, "Twenty–Five (or so) Things to Think About As We Struggle to Juggle Our Law Practice and Our Life," Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, September 19–20, 1996

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – May 16, 1996; Knoxville, Tennessee – May 9, 1996; Memphis, Tennessee – May 2, 1996; Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Memphis, Tennessee – March 29, 1996; Nashville, Tennessee – February 13, 1996

Speech, "Federal Court Litigation," Nashville, Tennessee – November 14, 1995

Speech, "Accident Reconstruction," ATLA Workhorse Seminar, Dallas, Texas – September 23, 1995

Speech, "Comparative Fault Update," Upper Cumberland Bar Association, Cookeville, Tennessee – November 17, 1995; Tennessee Judicial Conference, Sparta, Tennessee – October 25, 1995; Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee – September 28, 1995

Speech, "New Issues Facing the Trial Lawyer," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Seminars On Applying the New Comparative Negligence Law To Your Tort Cases, Cookeville, Tennessee – March, 1993; Jackson, Tennessee – March, 1993; Knoxville, Tennessee – March, 1993

Speech, "Appellate Practice & Procedure," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Annual Review Seminars, Knoxville, Tennessee – December, 1992; Nashville, Tennessee – December, 1992; Chattanooga, Tennessee – November, 1992; Memphis, Tennessee – November, 1992

Speech, "Continuing Legal Education," Association of Trial Lawyers of America & NATLE Leadership/Legislative Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico – November 13–14, 1992

Speech, "Comparative Fault," Nashville Bar Association "Back to School Seminar," Nashville, Tennessee – October 12, 1993; Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Nashville, Tennessee – June, 1992; Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, Tennessee – June, 1992

Speech, "Duty to Warn of Potential Drug Interactions: The Pharmacist's Role," Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Oxford, Mississippi – July, 1995; Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Biloxi, Mississippi – May 19–20, 1994; Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana – February, 1994; Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Louisville, Kentucky – September 24, 1993; Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Tupelo, Mississippi – November 20, 1992; Tennessee Pharmacists Association, Nashville, Tennessee – June 22, 1992; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Birmingham, Alabama – January 24, 1992; Georgia Trial Lawyers Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia – December 13, 1991; Emerging Trends In Litigation Seminar, Washington, D.C. – October 16–17, 1991; ATLA National College of Advocacy Seminar, Chicago, Illinois – May 16–17, 1991

Speech, "Requests for Admissions –– Another Weapon in the Trial Lawyer's Arsenal," Wisconsin State Bar Association Midwinter Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – January 17, 1991

Panelist, Senior Safety Conference, Sponsored by Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Johns Hopkins Injury Prevention Center, Washington, D.C. – October 10, 1990

Speech, "Evaluating Potential Medical Negligence Claims (How to Avoid Misery and Financial Ruin In Case Selection)," Upper Cumberland Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar – August 31, 1990

Speech, "Motion Practice," Tennessee Young Lawyers Conference – Trial Practice Institute, Memphis, Tennessee – December 8, 1989; Knoxville, Tennessee – November 17, 1989; Kingsport, Tennessee – November 16, 1989; Nashville, Tennessee – October 20, 1989

Speech, "Civil Litigation," Tennessee Young Lawyers Conference – Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee – November 7, 1989; Knoxville, Tennessee – October 24, 1989; Nashville, Tennessee – October 23, 1989

Speech, "Evaluating the Medical Negligence Claim," Bowling Green, Kentucky – June 16, 1989

Speech, "Arguing Damages on Behalf of the Elderly," Nashville, Tennessee – May 26–27, 1989

Speech, "Arguing Damages on Behalf of the Elderly," Tampa, Florida – February 2, 1989

Speech, "Requests to Admit," Murfreesboro, Tennessee – December 2, 1988

Speech, "Civil Practice – Plaintiff's Perspective," Nashville, Tennessee – October 24, 1988

Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), Nashville, Tennessee – June 1988

Speech, "How an Attorney for the Plaintiff Evaluates Malpractice Cases," Incoming House Staff Orientation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee – June 27, 1988

Speech, "1988 Legislative Update," Memphis, Tennessee – June 16, 1988

Speech, "Accident Arbitration – Plaintiff's Perspective," Fall Creek Falls State Park – May 6, 1988

Panelist, "Perinatal Asphyxia – Who's at Fault?" – Pediatric Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee – April 6, 1988

Speech, "Civil Practice – Plaintiff's Perspective," Nashville, Tennessee – October 27, 1987

Speech, "Arguing Damages On Behalf of the Elderly," Dallas, Texas – October 24, 1987

Speech, "Discovery Basics," Nashville, Tennessee – October 7, 1987; Nashville, Tennessee – May 20, 1987

Participant, Medical Malpractice Mock Trial Nashville, Tennessee – December 2, 1986

Speech, "Recognizing the Claim – Medical Malpractice," New York, New York – July 15, 1986

Speech, "Effective Opening Statements – One Attorney's View," Johnson City, Tennessee – November 7, 1986; Knoxville, Tennessee – October 17, 1986; Tuscaloosa, Alabama – September 12, 1986

Speech, "Civil Practice – Plaintiff's Perspective," Nashville, Tennessee – October 28, 1986

Speech, "Tort Reform: An Update for Lawyers," Nashville, Tennessee – August 8, 1986

Speech, "Use of a Vocational Rehabilitation Expert," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee – November 23, 1985; Johnson City, Tennessee – November 15, 1985; Knoxville, Tennessee – November 9, 1985; Nashville, Tennessee – October 26, 1985; Jackson, Tennessee – October 19, 1985; Memphis, Tennessee – October 12, 1985

Speech, "Is the Medical Negligence Insurance Crisis Real?" Nashville, Tennessee – May 20, 1985

Speech, "Negligent Highway Design and Maintenance," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Memphis, Tennessee – May 4, 1985; Knoxville, Tennessee – April 20, 1985; Nashville, Tennessee – April 13, 1985

Speech, "Proof of Damages," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee – March 4, 1985

Speech, "Expanding Liability – Litigation Against Bars and Restaurants Serving Alcoholic Beverages," Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Memphis, Tennessee – April 14, 1984; Nashville, Tennessee – March 31, 1984; Knoxville, Tennessee – March 30, 1984

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