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Resume and Experience

Grant Kennedy Law > Resume and Experience

Resume and Experience

Four years of college, three years for law school,  twenty five plus years of practice. A wife, three kids. Over 130 civil trials from the top to bottom of California, in federal and state courts, and legal matters through-out the world. Hard work and a love for it. Taking care of clients like family. It’s never been about getting rich, just that good feeling of being the champion of justice. No regrets here. See the details for yourself. 

 

Bring a world of experience to your case!

 

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.

Publications

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.

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]

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)

 

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Other States & Countries

ncNorth 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.

missouriMissouri

 

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)

californiaCalifornia

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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)

nebraskaNebraska

 

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

arizonaArizona

 

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

 

 

 

ColroadoColorado

 

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

 

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.Washington

 

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

 

Nevada

 

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

 

 

 

WyomingWyoming

 

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

 

new-zealandNew Zealand

 

G. Kennedy, “Singing for Juries”, Law Talk, New Zealand Law Society, Sept. 20, 1999

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
Civil Trials: 136

as of 6.22.15

67 Civil Jury Trials

67 Civil non- Jury Trials

1 State Bar Court Trial

1 Administrative Law, Medical Board Trial

1 Administrative hearing re MEC re privilege revocation

Cases prepared for Jury Trial that settled immediately before trial: 142

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.

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.

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

Brian Panish interview of Christine Spagnoli – Trial Lawyer

Updated partially 3.28.14, honestly I am too busy to keep up with posting my accomplishments and rather focus now on achieving them: 08/18/10

special-training
Special Training & Continuing Education

2015

3 Ways to Create More Favorable Case Outcomes with E-Discovery Principles,

National Academy CLE, 1 hr.

37th Civil Trial Practice Institute, Part 1, Preparing for Trial.  National Academy CLE 6.25 hrs

37th Civil Trial Practice Institute, Part 2,The Trial.  National Academy CLE 6.25 hrs

A review of Significant E-Discovery Cases of 2013; Best Practices of 2014 and Beyond. National Academy CLE 1 hr.

Asset Protection Planning, National Academy CLE, 1.75 hrs.

Common Estate Planning Errors and How to Prevent Them, National Academy CLE 1 hr

Defined Benefit Pension Plans in Family Cases, National Academy CLE, 1 hr.

Dividing Federal Civilian and Military Retirement Benefits in Family Cases National Academy CLE, 1 hr

Drafting a Basic Trust, National Academy CLE, 1 hr

Drafting a Basic Will, National Academy CLE, 1 hr

Drafting Basic Testamentary Documents, National Academy CLE, 2.5 hrs.

Estate and Financial Planning for Clients Living with Chronic Illness, National Academy CLE 1 hr

Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors in Changing Times, National Academy CLE 1.25 hrs

Estates and Trusts for the Non-Specialist, National Academy CLE 1 hr.

Estate and Trusts: Forming the Perfect Plan, National Academy CLE 2 hrs.

Ethical Approach to Preparing or Coaching the Witness, National Academy CLE 2.25

Ethical Issues in Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, National Academy CLE 1.75 hrs

Ethical Issues in Making Capacity Decisions, National Academy CLE 1.75 hrs.

Everything you NOW Need to Know about Reverse Mortgages: Learn the Updated Rules and their Use as Fiscal Planning Tools, National Academy CLE 2 hrs.

Heckerling 2015 Nuggets: Grantor Trusts, The Quest for Basis, and More! National Academy CLE 1 hrs

How Assets Pass Upon Death, National Academy CLE 1 hr

Introduction to Title Insurance: Essential Things Every Attorney Should Know. National Academy CLE, 1 hr.

Mastering Medicare Set-Aside: What every attorney Needs to Know, National Academy CLE, 1.75 hrs.

Navigating Elder Law: Understanding Medicaid Eligibility, National Academy CLE, 1.75 hr.

New Estate Planning Opportunities for Estate Practicioners, National Academy CLE, 1 hr

Seventh Annual Art Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Institute, National Academy CLE 6.5 hrs

The New Power of Attorney Laws and Planning Your Estate, National Academy CLE 1.5 hrs.

The State of Art in Asset Protection, National Academy CLE 1.75 hrs.

Trust and Estates-The Title Perspective, National Academy CLE 1 hr.

What You Need to Know about Asset Protection Planning, National Academy CLE 1.75 hrs.

When Brotherly Love Goes Wrong: Defending Against Constructive Trust Claims, National Academy CLE 1.25 hrs.

Will Drafting 101, National Academy CLE 2.50 hrs.

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.

Trial Guides LIVE : Fireside Chat with Mark Mendell : “Pretrial motions, including motions in liminie.”

Trial Guides LIVE : Fireside Chat Bill Barton & Russ Corker on Moe Levine

Trial Guides LIVE : Fireside Chat with David Ball & Artemis Malekpour on Damages: The Next Frontier