From Shanghai, China to London England, from Florida to Chicago and Connecticut to California, J. Grant Kennedy has been legally active. From San Diego to Solano, in 10 California counties, J. Grant Kennedy has tried cases. News papers, radio stations and legal publications through out the USA and internationally have published, interviewed and ran stories about J. Grant Kennedy. And still, J. Grant Kennedy remains, one of the least famous, yet most experienced civil trial attorneys in America today. 


News Media












Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal September 1, 2011

Los Angeles Times, quote concerning outcome of trial regarding defense of medical doctor from Martin Luther King Hospital who kept his license to practice medicine. December 20, 2005


Los Angeles Times, quote regarding the Los Angeles Times continuous coverage of a trial wherein I defended the license of one of the Martin Luther King Doctors involving facts from a story that had previously won the Times a Pulitzer prize.  circa February 2005


Chinese Daily News, World Journal, Quoted opinion on judicial race Alhambra Judicial District. December 5, 1999.


Los Angeles Times, Our Times, "Lawyers are People Too", Front page feature interview regarding questions about peoples perception of lawyers. October 4, 1999.


Daily Republican, Fairfield, California. Quoted opinion on local judge. April 12, 1998.


American Journal, national television show interview regarding Haun Trial. Sept. 19,1997.


Los Angeles Times, Quoted Legal Expert for Los Angeles Times on the People v. Haun Trial on August 6, 13, 22,1997, Sept. 5, 12, 26, 27, 1997.


Ventura County Star: People in Business, Sept. 14,1997.


Ventura County Star: People in Business, Sept. 6, 1997.


Ventura County Bar Association,  "Citations", 3 paragraph note about attending Special Spence Seminar. August, 1997.


Ventura County Star: Guest Author, "How to Avoid Litigation", August 3,1997.


KVEN Radio, Ventura County, 30 minute Guest on "John & Cindy" drive-time program. July 25,1997.


Simi Valley Star & Enterprise, article about "Day in Trial" in Law Schools, June 21, 1997.



     North Carolina


Raleigh North Carolina News & Observer,  Front page Life Styles Section, feature Article. 4/27/97


Ventura County Star: April 6, 1997 Front page and 5th page feature article.
         Missouri


KFRU, "The Morning Show", Columbia, Missouri, 20 minute on air interview, drive-time program. 4/2/97.


Conejo Times, article November, 1996


Ventura County Star, write up (September 21, 1996).


Conejo Business Times, Profile (October, 1996)
        San Francisco


San Francisco Daily Journal: January 2, 1997 picture and feature article on front page
 Los Angeles


Los Angeles Daily Journal: December 10, 1996 picture and feature article on front page 


Los Angeles Daily Journal: Article on election, pictured with mention 5 times.


Los Angeles Daily Journal: September 1992 picture on front page with article.
 


Books, Writings, & Speaking Engagements


Writings:


G. Kennedy, "Keeping Open the Eyes of Justice" San Fernando Valley Bar Association, January, 2000.
       New Zealand


G. Kennedy, "Singing for Juries", Law Talk, New Zealand Law Society, Sept. 20, 1999.
       Nebraska 


G. Kennedy, "Authorizations Can Deliver Destructive Surprises at Trial", Nebraska Lawyer, Nebraska State Bar Journal, featured article. September, 1999.


G. Kennedy, "Pale to Powerful Speaking with Gerry Spence, Citations, Ventura County Bar Association. July, 1999.


G. Kennedy, "Using Reported Jury Verdicts in Preparing Your Case". Citations, Ventura County Bar Association. July, 1999.


G. Kennedy, "Organized Lawyers: For the Profession to Function Like a Business, Attorneys Need to Unionize, Appeared in:        


The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Featured Article. July 7,1999


The San Francisco Daily Journal, Featured Article, July 7, 1999
   Arizona 


The Arizona Law Journal, Featured Article, July 26, 1999
   Colorado


The Colorado Law Journal, Featured Article, July 26, 1999
    State of Washington


The Washington Law Journal, Featured Article, July 26,1999
 
   State of Nevada 


The Nevada Law Journal, Featured Article, July 26, 1999


Citations, Ventura County Bar Association, Featured Article, Aug. 1999


G. Kennedy, "Pact Down", The Los Angeles Daily Journal, featured article Verdicts and Settlements. April 16th , 1999.


G. Kennedy, "Authorizations Can Deliver Destructive Surprises at Trial" San Fernando Valley Bar Association Legal Notes, featured article. May, 1999.


G. Kennedy, "Brain Power = Tax Savings", Ventura Bar Association, Citations, January, 1999.
   Wyoming


G. Kennedy, "Voir dire & Opening Statements", provided all written materials for week long seminar taught by Gerry Spence, Dubois, Wyoming, July 7, 1997.


Ventura County Star: Guest Author, "How to Avoid Litigation", August 3,1997


G. Kennedy, "Citations", Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association Update, July, 1997.


G. Kennedy, "Day in Trial", Los Angeles Trial College, provided written materials for seminar. October, 1996.


News Chronicle: "Accident Fraud Claims are Exaggerated", Featured opinion. July 23, 1994.


G. Kennedy, "Guide to Personal Injury Arbitrators in Los Angeles County" (Springfield Publishing, 2nd ed. 1992)


G. Kennedy, "Arbitrators Night," Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association dinner meeting. (January 16, 1992) [program materials]


G. Kennedy, "Dodging Deposition Difficulties," Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association dinner meeting (September 12, 1991) [program materials]


G. Kennedy, "Guide to Personal Injury Arbitrators in Los Angeles County" (Springfield Publishing, 1st ed. 1989)



Speaking


Downey, California, Alternative Business Alternatives, Inc. keynote speaker: "How to Avoid Litigation and Understanding the Legal System", June 25, 2000.


Ventura County Bar Association, "Effective Communication to Juries", Bridging the Gap Program. June 17, 2000.


Introductory Speaker, "Third Party Bad Faith: Where are we and where are we headed?", Ventura Trial Lawyers Association, February 22, 2000.


Event speaker: "Avoiding Lawsuits and Understanding the Legal System from Beginning to End" Presented by Alternative Business Capital, Embassy Suites, Santa Ana, January 16, 2000.


Master of Ceremonies and speaker for Judicial Race of Alhambra Judicial District press conference and announcement of candidacy of Llewelyn Chin. Event covered by all major Chinese television and press.


Event speaker: "Avoiding Lawsuits and Understanding the Legal System from Beginning to End" Presented by Alternative Business Capital, Holiday Inn, Santa Ana, October 23, 1999.


David v. Goliath: Unleashing the Hidden Powers of the Small Firm or Sole Practitioner in Litigation.San Fernando Valley Bar Association, October 22, 1999


Introductory speaker for Gerry Spence, Ventura Trial Lawyers Association, May 28, 1999.


"Insights, inspirations and tips of the Masters", introductory speaker. Ventura Trial Lawyers Association Dinner Meeting. April 27, 1999.


"TRIAL SECRETS OF THE TRIAL DOGS", Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section. Speaker on panel with Vernon Hunt, James Ferruzzo, Judge William McDonald, July 15, 1997


Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, "Understanding Soft Tissue Injury, and Proving it at Trial", introductory speaker, May 27, 1997.


Ventura Technology Center, Speaker on use of video animation and graphics in the trail setting. December 2, 1997


Speaker: Encino Optimist Club, "Protecting Yourself When Investing," November 6, 1996


"Buying a Business"  Seminar, panelist on legal aspects of buying a business. Thousand Oaks Inn, February 1996.


"Buying a Business" Seminar, panelist on legal aspects of buying a business. Casa Serena Resort, April 1996.


Speaker: Camarillo Optimist Club, " Protecting Yourself When Investing," April 18, 1996.


The Legal Profession, Redwood Jr. High, December 1997.


Yearly Speaker at most Conejo Valley junior high schools on motivation through Youth Education Motivation Program. 1995-1998


American Inns of Court, Ventura CA. (1994) Speaker concerning video taped evidence.


Speaker: spoke to over 200 students on the practice of law, University of La Verne, School of Law(November, 1987)


Toastmasters America since November, 1995. Winner of several awards including best speaker, best evaluator and best table topics speaker.


Educator


Los Angeles Trial College, Instructor of trial technique and communication. Since October, 1996.  {program on hold since 1998}


Ventura College of Law: Trial instructor for day in trial class. 1996.


Santa Barbara College of Law: Trial instructor for day in trial class. 1996.


Licenses & Associations


United States Supreme Court (July 1989)


United States Court of Appeals, (October, 2003)


United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (June 1988)


United States District Court -Central District


United States District Court-Eastern District, Sacramento


United States District Court-Northern District, San Francisco


Supreme Court of the State of California (June 1982)


State Bar of the State of California


    -Nominated for Board of Governors, First     District, September 1992.


President of Los Angeles Trial College (1996-present)


Who’s Who in American Law, 10th Edition, 1998


North American Directory of Who’s Who in


Executives and Professionals, 1998


Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 1998-1999.


Marquis’ Who’s Who, 1999.


Member of National Republican Senatorial Committee 1998


American Inns of Court~ Barrister (1995, 1996)


Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association


    -Board of Governors [1997-2000, 2014]


Victory Theater


    -Board of Directors, [1998-2000]


Ventura County Bar Association


California Central Coast


WORLD TRADE CENTER Association


Business Opportunities Council of California


Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association


California Real Estate License-Agent (1986)(2000)


Optimist of Conejo Valley, 1995-1997


San Fernando Valley Bar Association


Society of Automotive Engineers 2011


Registered Representative of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Series Seven level. (1982-84)


Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association-Consumer Attorneys Association


    ~Served on the Education Committee--1991-1993


    ~Co-Chair on Deposition Dinner Meeting--September 12, 1991


        (over 350 people in attendance)


~Co-Chair on Arbitration Dinner Meeting--January 16, 1992


        (over 230 people attended)


Experience Highlights


The Law Offices of J. Grant Kennedy, 1985 to present involved in business, real estate, and trial matters concerning all matters including personal injury and wrongful death.

 Civil Trials: 138 as of  9.18.15


68 Civil Jury Trials


70 Civil non- Jury Trials


1 State Bar Court Trial


1 Administrative Law, Medical Board Trial 


2 Administrative hearing re MEC re privilege revocation


Cases prepared for Jury Trial that settled immediately before trial: 165


Types of cases taken to trial: business broker/malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, auto v. auto, three-car auto, slip and fall, trip and fall, auto v. minor pedestrian, ATC v. bike, premises liability, medical malpractice, products liability, business, breach of contract, partnership dissolution and accounting, construction, wrongful termination, real estate, constructive trust, sexual harassment, attorney fee dispute and state bar disciplinary case re conviction referral, slander and libel, probate re marriage issue, intentional interference with contractual relations, and wrongful arrest,  dental medical malpractice, patent trial.


San Diego to Northern California; Ten Counties where cases tried:


1.  Los Angeles County  2. Ventura County  3. Orange 


County  4. San Bernardino County 5. Riverside County 


6. Solano County 7. Lassen County 8. San Diego County 


9. Sacramento County 10.  Yolo County


Places where involved in cases outside California: 


Hollywood, Florida, Waukegan, Illinois, Pensacola, Florida,


London, England; Maui, Hawaii; Phoenix, Arizona.


Arbitrations: 292


Depositions: 1129


Mandatory Settlement Conferences-- 153


Voluntary Settlement Conferences-- 82


Status Conferences-- 246


Trial Setting Conferences-- 86


Law and Motion-- 347


Arbitration Conferences-- 52


Ex parte motions-- 78


Applications for Writs-- 2


Minors compromises-- 24


Workers compensation hearings-- 58


Workers compensation trials--3


Appeals, Writs, Post-Trial Motions:


Motions for new trial-- 10


Writs-- 1


Appeals-- 5 criminal, 16 civil including Appeal to Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, Petition for Certiori to United States Supreme Court December 28, 2004. 


Oral argument, 2nd district-- 4


Served as Judge Pro Tem, Municipal Court of Los Angeles Judicial District (1989-1990)


Arbitrator for Los Angeles County Superior Court-Central District


Arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers


Defense Litigation Attorney:


~Attended and actively took part in day-long depositions involving 20 various mega-law firms, worked on law and motion and other discovery matters for a defense firm handling major complex litigation. Worked primarily on one case involving 300 plaintiffs and $300 million in alleged damages [April 1985-November 1985, temporary basis]


Account Representative:


~Marketed real estate related data and computer information systems


[April 1984 to April 1985]


Investment Banker:


~Municipal Bonds Banker for investment firm in Beverly Hills, California. Average sale: $25,000.00, highest sale $300,000.00, total sales in excess of $12,000,000.00. Registered representative, Series Seven License, National Association of Security Dealers. [October 1982 to April 1984]


Law Clerk at MAGANA, CATHCART, McCARTHY & PIERRY


Extensive research and drafting for litigation areas for one of Los Angeles premiere trial law firms that handles major litigation cases such as Freddie Prinze, Thurmund Munson, and most of the major injury trials involving aircraft cases. Emphasis on personal injury litigation. [October 1981 to October 1982]


Independent Legal Researcher:


Research, drafting, summaries and general assistance of legal matters for Nagel, Nagel & Harris in tax, business and real estate; for Daniel, Clampett, Rittershouse, Dalton & Powell in all aspects of defense litigation. [July 1980 to October 1981; temporary project basis]


Miscellaneous:


I first started working at age 13 as a carhop. I bused tables and washed dishes for three years during high school. I usually held jobs that involved dealing with the public. I was once a vendor at the Astrodome( cold drinks, get your cold drinks) and also sold door to door for six months while studying for the bar exam and awaiting results.


Legal Clerkships:


Legal clerk/bailiff for the Honorable Kenneth L. Brune, Judge, Tulsa Municipal Court.


 


Clerk for in-house counsel of major commercial developer. Primarily involved in various phases of a 240-acre commercial/industrial development project.


Education


University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law, May 1980


        ~17th in class first year


        ~emphasis on business courses taking advance  corporate classes including Securities, Uniform Commercial Code, Antitrust, Acquisitions and Mergers, Thesis on Antitrust.


        ~ABA Rated School-alumni include President Harry Truman, Supreme Court Justice Whitaker and Trial Advocacy Instructor James Jeans


        ~ Phi Delta Phi


Missouri State University, May 1977


        ~Honors graduate-Cum Laude


        ~Economics Major and comprehensive minor


        ~Sigma Pi Fraternity 


        ~ Senator in Student Government


Special Training  and Continuing 


Education


Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Annual Seminar.  Employment Law, Damages, and Advanced Trial Skills. 15 hrs.


Chairperson Training", National Association of Security Dealers Regulations, Inc. Office of Dispute Resolution. June 21, 2000.


"THIRD PARTY BAD FAITH: Where are we and where are we headed?"


Ventura Trial Lawyers Association, February 22,2000.


"Roundtable/Mental Issues and Jail Diversions" Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association. Sept. 28, 1999. 2 hrs.


"Examination of Witnesses", Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, July, 1999. 1 hr.


"Voir Dire and Opening Statements" , Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, June, 1999. 1 hr.


"Roy Black cross examination styles in the Smith Trial". American Legal Education. 1 hr.


"Gerry Spence" Questions and Answers. May 28, 1999. 1 hr.


"Cultural Challenges of Doing Business in the Global Market Place, World Trade Center, May 12, 1999. 2 hrs.


"Insights, inspirations and tips of the Masters", Ventura Trial Lawyers Association Dinner Meeting. April 27, 1999. 1 hr.


"11550 Cases and Drug Court" Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar,


April 13, 1999. 2 hrs.


"Use of Computer Animation and Digital Demonstrative Evidence at Trial",


Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, February 23,1999. 1 hr.


"How to Effectively Use an Interpreter", Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, January 26, 1999. 1 hr.


"Evaluating and Defending Business Tort Cases", Continuing Education of the Bar, Dec. 1998, 3 hrs.


"Effective Voir Dire", Continuing Education of the Bar, Dec. 1998, 3 hrs.


"Advanced Course of Study: Power and Persuasion in the Courtroom", Continuing Education of the Bar, Dec. 1998, 4.5 hrs.


"California Limited Liability Company Act", Continuing Education of the Bar, Dec. 1998, 2 hrs.


"Trial Objections: Tactics & Strategies for the Civil and Criminal Litigator" Continuing Education of the Bar. Dec. 1998,3 hrs.


"Effective Use of Mediation", Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. Dec 8,1998,1 hr


"Understanding Business Evaluations", Business Opportunity Council of California, Orange County, CA. 7 hrs.


"Recent Developments in Employment Law", Ventura Trial Lawyers Association.Oct. 27, 1998, 1 hr.


"Effectively Selling the Business" Business Opportunity Council of California Oct.20,1998, 7 hrs.


Legal Expert for Los Angeles Times, Aug. 6, 1997- Sept. 1997 on People v. Diana Haun


Gerry Spence, July 7th-9th, 1997. Seminar on Opening Statements and Voir dire at Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming.


"Mild Brain Injuries", Ventura Trial Lawyers Association, February, 1998. 2 hrs.


"Nuts & Bolts of Three Strikes Law", California Continuing Education of the Bar. 2 hrs.


Closing Argument, Stan Jacobs, Insurance-bad faith, emotional distress and punitive damages. 1 hr.


"Winning Ways of Trial Lawyers", Gerry Spence. 1.2 hrs.


Closing Arguments: Raymond Keegan, Wittendon v. G.M. 1.2 million award, 1.5 hrs.


Stan Jacobs, Johnson v. Prico Corp. 1 million, 1.5 hrs


Bruce Fagel/Shelly Rushfeldt, Bad baby case, 5million plus.


"Instructions and Closing Arguments, David B. Baum. CTLA, 1.5 hrs.


"Courtroom Persuasion, Art, Drama & Science" featuring Russ Herman.


Jury Selection: principles, technique, demonstration; opening statements; courtroom environment. 6 hrs.


National Institute of Trial Advocates, Closing Statements in Civil & Criminal Cases by the Masters. 6 hrs.


"Masterworks, Arguments by the Masters" featuring Moe Levine and Marvin Lewis, ATLA Press, 1 hr.


"Arbitrator Training Program" National Association of Securities Dealers. 1 day.


"Arguing Damages", Mark Mandell, ATLA Press. .5 hr.


"How to Persuade the Jury: Storytelling Techniques, Murray Ogborn. 1 hr.


"Direct Examination of Plaintiff", Russ Herman, ATLA Press. .5 hr.


"Cross-Examination of Medical Experts" Barry Nace, ATLA Press. .5 hr.


"How to Persuade the Jury: Opening Statement" David Shrager, ATLA Press. 1 hr.


"Arguing Pain and Suffering", Larry Stewart, ATLA Press. .5 hrs.


"Countering the Defendant’s Annuity Expert" Amy Langerman, Trial Masters Forum.


8/17/97, 1 hr.


"Jury Selection", Gerry Spence, Litigation Today and Tomorrow, LATLA. 8/18/97. 1 hr.


"Be Who You Are", Trial Masters Forum, Gerry Spence, 8/19/97. 1 hr.


"Damages for Soft Tissue and Spinal Injuries", Trial Masters Forum, Stanley Preiser, Monty Preiser, 8/16/97, 1 hr.


"Opening Statements", Trial Masters Forum, Roxanne Barton Conlin, 8/15/97, 1hr.


"Litigation of Today and Tomorrow", Gerry Spence, LATLA. 1.5 hrs.


Monthly Dinner meeting Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association with educational format. Jan. 1997-


Monthly American Inns of Court, Barrister Ranking, Jan -March 1996.


CONSUMER ATTORNEYS OF LOS ANGELES 14th Annual Los Vegas Convention,


Legal and medical malpractice; Medicine for Lawyers, Damages. Nine hrs.


HMO LITIGATION: Managing the Mis"Managed Care" Case. CAALA. Two hours.


Hours of continuing education: 1995, 18 hours American Inns of Court and various Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association Dinner Meetings.


Hours of continuing legal education: 1995: 28; 1994, 24 hours; 1993, four hours; 1992, 68 hours; 1991, 21 hours; 1990, 31 hours; 1989, 40.5 hours. (Hours do not include time spent observing actual trials by the masters or personal improvement, non-legal subjects.)


McElhaney's Trial Notebook on Tape: Advanced Techniques, May, 1994, six hours


McElhaney's Trial Notebook on Tape: The Basics, The American Bar Association and the Consortium for Professional Education. March 1994, six hours


Recent Developments and Methods to Increase Professionalism in the Practice of Law. State Bar of the State of California.. January 1994, 12 hours


Getting Results in Law & Motion, Los Angeles County Bar Association. July, 1993, three hours


John D. Mooy, Advocacy and the Art of Storytelling, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. June 1993, one hour


Tom Floyd, Smart Negotiating May, 1993, one and one-half hours


Bert Decker, In Order to be Heard you Have to be Believed February, 11993, three hours


Dr. Carrol Flemming, The Sound of Your Voice January 1993, two hours


Medical Malpractice in the 1990s and Beyond: Liability and Risk Issues for Attorneys, Physicians and Insurers, National Institute, American Bar Association. November 11, 1992, 24 hours


Demonstrating the Loss of Quality of Life, by Richard G. Halpert Associates, Inc. October, 1992, one hour


Auto Accidents: Proving Serious Spinal and Head Injuries, Virginia Roe, Stephen Meisel. One hour


Settlement Conferences: Mandatory and Voluntary, Judge Tenner, Judge Harris, Stan Jacobs, Peter Ezell. One hour


The Discovery Seminar, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. October, 1992, three hours


B.A.J.I, by Honorable William Rea, Daniel Fogel. Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. November, 1992, one hour


The Trial of an Automobile Accident Case: Motions In Limine, Arnold Swartz; Voir Dire, Ian "Buddy" Herzog; Plaintiff's Closing Argument, Larry Grassini; Defendant's Closing Argument, Lawrence Price. Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. October, 1992, two hours


Arguments by the Masters IV: Dart-Out, Death of a Child, Browne Greene; Automobile Accident, Soft Tissue Injury, David R. Glickman. Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. October, 1992, two hours


The Trial of a Premises Liability Case: The Law of Premises Liability Cases, Robert Hutchinson; Investigation of a Premises Liability Case, Thomas Demsey; Conducting Discovery in Premises Liability Cases-Robert Fink; Negligent Security and Related Issues, Jerome Ringler; Direct Examination of Premises Expert, Stanley Jacobs; Cross-Examination of Premises Expert, Francis Breidenbach; Closing Arguments, Thomas Stolpman for plaintiff, Thomas McCarthy for Defendant. Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. October, 1992, three hours


Successful Settlement Strategies & Arbitration, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. October, 1992, one and one-half hours


Fatal Attachments: Provisional Remedies, Understanding writs and the levying process; Lawyers Club of Los Angeles, Lawyers Club of Los Angeles. October, 1992, one hour


Fast Track: Don't Get Derailed, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judges and Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. July, 1992, two hours.


Negotiation and Settlement Strategies and Concepts, California Trial Lawyers Association. April, 1992, four hours


Punitive Damages, The Rutter Group. February 26, 1992, seven and one-half hours


Effective Direct and Cross Examination, California Continuing Education of the Bar. February 17, 1992, six hours


Litigating the Death Case, California Trial Lawyers Association. February 3, 1992, three hours


Trial Symposium: Preparation for Proving Damages, California Trial Lawyers Association. February 5, 1992, three hours


Arbitrators Night, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers. January 16, 1992, two hours


THOMAS GIRARDI–Observed Thomas Girardi do opening statements in a major auto v. auto accident, December 5, 1991.


Annual Judicial Evaluation, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. November 21, 1991, two hours


Criminal Law, University of West Los Angeles. Course related to fundamentals of criminal law from client contact, to motions, to trial. October 5, 1991, three hours


Dodging Deposition Difficulties, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Dinner Meeting, Co-Chair. September 12, 1991, two hours


BRUCE BROILETTE–spent a day watching Bruce Broilette in closing arguments on a case involving over 5 million dollars worth of special damages. May 22, 1991


How to Conduct Videotape Depositions, Law Video Consultants, by Michael J. Tabas. May 2, 1991, two hours


Essentials of Effective Opening Statements, John Taylor and Donald Howarth. April 18, 1991, two hours


Closing Arguments on a Product Liability Case, Russell Nordstom for plaintiff and John Forgy for defendant. April 2, 1991, two hours


Annual Auto Seminar: Soft Tissue Automobile Cases: Medical Issues; New Defense Strategies, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. March 2, 1991, three hours


Arbitrators Night, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. February 21, 1991, two hours


Knowing Your Rights, California Lawyers for the Arts. February 9, 1991, three hours


Judges' Night, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. December, 1990, two hours


Special Training Class on Jury Trials, Seminar taught by the Honorable Harvey Schneider, Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California. November, 1990, eight hours


How to Handle Medical Malpractice Cases, California Continuing Education of the Bar. August, 1990, six hours


The Ultimate Case Evaluation: What Juries Really Think, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. June 16, 1990, three hours


Training Session for Los Angeles Municipal Court Settlement Officer Program, Los Angeles County Bar Association. June 7, 1990, three hours


BROWNE GREENE, JOHN TAYLOR--Observed for 5-7 days of May v. Subaru trial. This was an automobile design defect, product liability trial involving the death of a 44-year old executive, survived by a wife and two children. The plaintiff's Subaru had exploded when impacted from the rear. March, 1990


The Complete Automobile Litigation Seminar From the Seemingly Simple to the Deceptively Complex Case, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. January 25, 1990, three hours


Recent Developments in Torts Practice, California Continuing Education of the Bar. January 1990, three hours


Recent Developments in Civil Litigation, California Continuing Education of the Bar. January, 1990, three hours


Basic Trial Evidence Skills: Lecture and Workshop, California Continuing Education of the Bar. December 11, 1989, seven and one-half hours


Fundamentals of Personal Injury Practice, California Continuing Education of the Bar. November 3, 4, 17 and 18, 1989, 24 hours


Fundamentals of Entertainment Law, California Bar Association, Litigation Section. November 2, 1989, two hours


Effective Jury Voir Dire, California Continuing Education of the Bar. October 7, 1989, three hours


The Art of Jury Selection, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. September 14, 1989, two hours


Training/Orientation Session for Temporary Judges, Los Angeles Municipal Court Judicial District. April 19, 1989, two hours


"Attorneys' Fees: Practically, Ethically" Ventura County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section. Nov. 9, 2004 1 hour.


"Annual Judicial Review" Consumers Attorney Association of Los Angeles,  November 18, 2004. 4.0 hours. 


Michael Josephson, "Ethics". CPA Law Society of Ventura County. 1 hr. November 11, 2004


Tips, Traps and Techniques of Expert Witnesses. CPA/Law Society 1 hour.


 


 


 


SKILL DEVELOPMENT READINGS 


AND PROGRAMS


National Association of Securities Dealers, Regulation Office of Dispute Resolution; Chairperson Course Preparation Guide. June 21, 2000.


C. Karplus, "Drafting Agreements for the Sale of Businesses", 1996.


W. Idem, "Clarence Darrow," February 1994


R. Fisher and S. Brown, "Getting Together: Building Relationships as we Negotiate," May, 1993


Gerry Spence, "Of Murder and Madness," May, 1993


Koren & Goodman, "The Hagglers Handbook," May, 11993


Coffin, "A Lexicon of Oral Advocacy; an Impressionistic Portrait drawn from Concrete Experiences of Advocacy before Appellate Courts," January, 1993


J.R. Potuto, "Winning Appeals: Persuasive Argument and the Appellate Process," December, 1992


"Acting for Lawyers," Materials from Course, December 1992


M.G. Rouse, "The Art of Effective Communication," December, 1992


P.M. Brown, "The Art of Questioning: Thirty Maxims of Cross-Examination," November, 1992


Steiner, "The Writing and Structure of the Opening Brief in a California Criminal Appeal," Southwestern University L. Rev., November 1992


Litigating Neck & Back Injuries: Anatomy and Trauma Medicine for the Personal Injury Lawyer, October, 1992


Weiss, "How to Deal with Difficult People," October, 1992


D. Scott, "Secrets of Successful Writing," October, 1992


Lawrence and Lee, editors, "Inherit the Wind," September, 1992


John Reay Smith, "The Lawyers Quotation Book," September, 1992


Opening and Closing Statement in Mark Morgensen v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company. Gerry Spence for plaintiff, Emmett Thornton for defendant. Bad faith case, verdict $30 million plus.


California Evidence Code, September, 1992


Gerry Spence, "Trial by Fire," August, 1992


Gerry Spence, "Gunning for Justice," July, 1992


Easty, "On Method Acting," July, 1992


Gerry Spence, "With Justice for None," June, 1992


Fisher and Ury, "Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreements Without Giving In," March, 1992


Reck and Long, "The Win-Win Negotiator: How to Negotiate Favorable Agreements That Last," March, 1992


J. Jeans, "Trial Advocacy," January, 1992


Weinberger, "The Art of Negotiation," October 1989


Herb Cohen, "You Can Negotiate Anything," August, 1989


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