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Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 - 11:45 am
Lunch (On your own): 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Afternoon Session: 12:45 - 4:30 pm
Understanding Texas Personal Injury Law
The development of personal injury law in Texas
Statutes and regulations that affect liability law
An overview of liability law in different types of personal injury cases
• Automobile accident • Slip-and-fall
• Medical malpractice • Product liability
The law of damages
Recent developments and anticipated changes in Texas law
Investigating and Evaluating a Personal Injury Claim
Obtaining information from/about the plaintiff
Using (and not using) investigators
Identifying and locating parties and witnesses
Investigating/documenting the incident
Obtaining information on damages
Identifying and obtaining other relevant information
Understanding Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution
Types of indemnity, indemnity claims, defenses to indemnity claims
Overview of subrogation, asserting subrogation rights, defenses to subrogation claims
Right to contribution, bringing a claim for contribution, defenses to contribution claims
Negotiating, Mediating, and Settling Personal Injury Cases
Creating comprehensive and effective settlement brochures
Preparing for and assisting with the negotiation process
Preparing for and assisting with mediation
Handling Ethical Issues in Personal Injury Practice
Maintaining client confidentiality
Avoiding conflicts of interest
Avoiding the unauthorized practice of law
Communicating with clients, the court and opposing counsel
Scott R. Crivelli
Gibbs & Crivelli
Mr. Crivelli has made a career out of protecting and serving those who need it most. At age 18, he committed to the U.S. Army as a cadet in the Indiana University R.O.T.C. program. Upon graduation Mr. Crivelli was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. During his time at Indiana University he realized that knowledge was power against the injustices we as individuals face, and he decided to attend law school to better serve this country and the ideals it represents. After graduating from Indiana University, Mr. Crivelli attended Indiana University School of Law. He began active duty service in the United States Army upon graduation from law school. As a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, he was initially stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio where he spent the first four years of his military career helping victims as a prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Zandra E. Foley
Ms. Foley is a trial attorney who represents clients in complex litigation matters related to products liability, mass torts, malpractice, and errors and omissions. She also defends clients who have been sued for various intentional torts including assault, battery, libel, slander and defamation. Ms. Foley has served as national and regional trial counsel on medical device, product liability, and mass tort-related matters, and she has extensive experience advising clients on a variety of complex disputes with an eye toward early and efficient resolution.
Jeffrey P. Fultz
Fultz & Cougill, LLP
Mr. Fultz, a native Texan, was raised in Navasota, a small town in southeast Texas. He comes from a family of country lawyers that embody grit, determination and service above self, and he is engrained with a tough work ethic and non-elitist, yet confident personality, understanding that the practice of law is a service industry in which a lawyer must be able to identify and relate to all types of individuals, clients and adversaries. His commitment to providing personal attention to his clients and their cases is his top priority and personal brand, whether the client is a large business, corporation or an individual. He is known for his tenacity for vigorously defending his clients and “getting the job done” efficiently with honesty, integrity and compassion. In addition to civil defense litigation, his expertise includes personal injury, products liability, mass tort, and other complex civil and commercial litigation. Mr. Fultz represents commercial, property and casualty, oil and gas, and personal lines/commercial auto insurers and their insureds, providing investigative services, pre-litigation claims resolution, and zealous representation of his clients in all stages of civil litigation through trial.
Stephen W. Stewart
The Stewart Law Firm
Mr. Stewart is the founding member of The Stewart Law Firm in Austin, a national trial firm dedicated to serving victims and family members who have been injured, harmed, or killed by the negligence of others, or by defective products. Prior to founding The Stewart Law Firm, Mr. Stewart was an attorney with the Austin, Texas law firm of Clark, Thomas & Winters, P.C., where he worked exclusively with large corporate manufacturers of automobiles, aircraft, commercial vehicles, and industrial/construction equipment defending product liability claims in both state and federal courts in multiple states and jurisdictions. Currently, Mr. Stewart only represents victims, utilizing his years of defense experience and his knowledge, skill, and training to go toe-to-toe with the most major of insurers, corporations, moto carriers, and manufacturers in his constant goal to remain steadfast in the pursuit of justice for victims.
B. Lee Wertz, Jr.
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Mr. Wertz is a trial lawyer with broad experience ranging from catastrophic personal injury to complex commercial litigation cases. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of complex and sophisticated commercial and general civil litigation and arbitrations, focusing on the transportation, construction, oil and gas, insurance and waste industries. These cases involve insurance coverage, breach of contract, fraud, indemnity, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, DTPA and UCC, as well as defense of serious injury and wrongful death claims. Mr. Wertz also is a frequent speaker and author on litigation and insurance issues.