Paul J. Scoptur

Partner

Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Phone: 414-225-0260
Fax: 414-225-9666
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Paul J. Scoptur has been a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs exclusively since his graduation from Marquette University Law School in 1978. He is on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and is a trustee and past co-chair of the National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees.  He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School, where he has taught litigation and trial skills. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers In America continuously since 2003 and is one of Wisconsin’s top 50 “Super Lawyers.” He is a Diplomate of the NCA and he was one of the first lawyers to complete the Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy curriculum offered by the NCA. Paul is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants. Paul is an internationally recognized expert on developing case and trial strategies, as well as deposition skills and has taught thousands of lawyers about using advanced depositions techniques to take depositions that make a difference. He also is one of America’s most sought after trial consultants and cases he has worked in the US and Canada total almost $1 Billion in recovery. Paul is a frequently sought out lecturer on deposition skills, trial strategy and legal issues and has taught lawyers at the National Judicial College, Harvard Law School, Duke University Law School, Georgetown Law School, George Washington Law School, The William Mitchell School of Law, the University of Cincinnati Law School, the University of South Texas, the University of Tennessee Law School, Marquette Law School, the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Cumberland Law School. As part of his practice Paul is frequently hired by other firms to help them prepare their biggest, most significant cases. These include trucking, nursing home, medical malpractice, auto wrecks, big Pharma and medical device cases. Paul has worked with firms in almost every state, as well as firms in Canada, to help them recover over $1 Billion for their injured clients. He is a co-author, with Phillip Miller, of the book “Advanced Depositions Skills” published by Trial Guides. This book has been recognized by many as the best book written on Advanced Deposition Skills. Together, they have produced a DVD of the same title as well as a DVD titled “Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner”. Paul also co-authored a chapter with Phillip Miller on deposition skills in the compendium titled “Anatomy of a Personal Injury Case” published in 2015 by Trial Guides In over 20 years of coaching basketball, he never got a technical foul. He wishes he could still dunk a basketball.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Products Liability Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers’ Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Paul Scoptur’s Trial Consulting

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1978

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. – 1978

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

  • West Virginia Association for Justice, Charleston WV, June 4, 2015: Advanced Deposition Skills
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Phoenix AZ, April 24, 2015: Deposition Skills
  • AAJ’S Case Workshop Program, Reno NV, April 16-19, 2015: Doing focus groups and developing litigation plans for lawyers that come from all over the country
  • Iowa Association of Justice, April 9 – 10, 2015: Deposition Skills
  • AAJ’S Ultimate Trial Skills College at Harvard University Law School March 14- 18, 2015: Relating to the Jury-Being Human
  • Bailey and Oliver Annual Seminar, Hot Springs AK, February 15, 2015: Juror Attitudes In the 21st Century
  • AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, January 16 – 19, 2015, New Orleans LA: Advanced Deposition Techniques, Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner
  • AAJ’S Essentials Trial Skills College, October 23 – 25, 2014, University of Cincinnati School of Law, Cincinnati OH: Understanding Juror Attitudes and Beliefs, Deposing the DME
  • AAJ Annual Convention, July 26-29, 2014, Baltimore MD: Deposing the DME, Advanced Deposition Skills
  • AAJ’S Depositions College, June 6-8, 2014, Buffalo NY: Juror Attitudes and Beliefs, Establishing Rules and Standards
  • AAJ’S Case Workshop Program, Chicago IL, April 4-6, 2014: Doing focus groups and developing litigation plans for lawyers that come from all over the country
  • AAJ’S Ultimate Trial Skills College at Harvard University Law School March 15- 19, 2014: Understanding Juror Perceptions and Beliefs, Neuroscience and Storytelling
  • AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, February 10, 2014: Deposing Experts
  • AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, January 17 – 20, 2014, New Orleans LA: Advanced Deposition Techniques, Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner
  • Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, November 21 – 22, Burlington VT; Advanced Depositions Skills and Techniques
  • AAJ’S Case Plus Program Los Angeles CA, October 24 – 28, 2013: Doing focus groups and developing litigation plans for lawyers that come from all over the country
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, June 20, 2013, Dublin OH; Advanced Depositions Skills and Techniques
  • AAJ’S Depositions College, June 7-9, 2013, Birmingham AL; Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner. The Death Star Corporate Representative Deposition
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, May 8, 2013, Indianapolis IN; Advanced Depositions Skills and Techniques
  • Primerus Consumer Lawyers Conference, April 16-18, 2013, Las Vegas NV: Advanced Depositions Skills and Techniques
  • AAJ’S Ultimate Trial Skills College at Harvard University Law School March 16- 20, 2013: Understanding Juror Perceptions and Beliefs
  • AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, January 17 – 21, 2013, New Orleans LA: Advanced Deposition Techniques, Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner
  • Can the Small Case Still Be Won?, AAJ Weekend With the Stars, New York City, 2001
  • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Bernard Friedman Seminar, May 8, 2009
  • AAJ’S Case Plus Program, Albuquerque NM, November 28-December 1, 2012: Doing focus groups and developing litigation plans for lawyers that come from all over the country
  • Primerus Global Conference, November 3, 2012, Scottsdale AZ: Maximizing Damages Using Strategic Case Planning
  • AAJ Case Planning Workshop, July 12-14, 2012, Washington DC: Strategic Case Planning
  • AAJ’S Depositions College, June 7 – 9, 2012, Washington DC: Establishing Standards of Care and Rules; Depositions and Juror Bias
  • AAJ Case Planning Workshop, February 24 – 26, 2012, Washington DC: Strategic Case Planning
  • AAJ Mid Winter Convention, February 10-14, 2012, Scottsdale AZ: Establishing Standards of Care in Depositions
  • AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, January 13 – 16, 2012, New Orleans LA: Establishing Standards of Care and Rules, It’s All In The Documents, Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner Demonstration
  • AAJ’S Case Plus Program, Nashville TN, December 1-4, 2011: Doing focus groups and developing litigation plans for lawyers that come from all over the country
  • Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, September 15 & 16, 2011, Burlington VT: How Juror Biases and Attitudes Result in Defense Verdicts, Using Focus Groups Effectively, Using Rules and Standards in Depositions, Damages
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, August 6, 2011, Steamboat Springs CO: Rules of the Road
  • AAJ Case Planning Workshop, July 28 – 30, 2011, Washington DC: Strategic Case Planning
  • AAJ Annual Convention, July 11, 2011, New York, New York: Juror Bias in the Auto Collision Case
  • AAJ’S Depositions College, June 10 – 12, 2011, Denver CO: Establishing Standards of Care and Rules, Depositions and Juror Bias
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City NJ, April 14, 2011: Using Rules and Standards in Depositions
  • AAJ’S Ultimate Trial Skills College at Harvard University Law School March 12- 16, 2011: Storytelling and Trial Story; Effective Cross Examination
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Blockbuster Seminar, Denver CO, January 27, 2011: Using Strategic Case Planning to Maximize Damages
  • Using the Rules in Depositions, Overview of Rules of the Road, Overview of Damages, AAJ’s Mega College: Jury Bias, Damages, Reptile and Rules of the Road, Los Angeles CA, January 14, 2011 – January 16, 2011
  • Doing Focus Groups and Developing Litigation Plans for Lawyers that Come from all Over the Country, AAJ’S Case Plus Program, San Diego CA, December 2, 2010 – December 5, 2010
  • Juror Bias and Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses, AAJ Essentials Trial Skills College, University of Tennessee Law School, Knoxville TN, October 8, 2010 – October 10, 2010
  • How Juror Biases and Attitudes Result in Defense Verdicts, Using Focus Groups Effectively, Using Rules and Standards in Depositions, Words That Work: Effective Communications, Alaska Association For Justice, Talkeetna AK, September 10, 2010
  • Using Strategic Case Planning to Maximize Damages, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Vail CO, August 5, 2010 – August 7, 2010
  • Using the Rules in Depositions; Using Medical Literature in Back and Neck Cases, AAJ Annual Convention, Vancouver British Columbia, July 9, 2010 – July 13, 2010
  • Using the Rules in Depositions; Using Focus Groups, AAJ’s Rules of the Road College, Denver CO, June 10, 2010 – June 13, 2010
  • Using the Rules in Depositions, Using the Rules in Closing, AAJ’s Mega College: Jury Bias, Damages, Reptile and Rules of the Road, Scottsdale AZ, April 16, 2010 – April 19, 2010
  • Story Telling in Opening Statement, AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, Maui, HI, February 2, 2010
  • Establishing Standards of Care and Rules, Deposing the Evasive Witness, AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, Denver CO, January 15, 2010 – January 18, 2010
  • The Effect of the Economy on Jurors, AAJ’S Weekend With The Stars, New York City, December 12, 2009
  • Jury Bias, Using Focus Groups, Preparing the Plaintiff for Deposition, Using Rules and Standards in Deposition, Louisiana Association for Justice, New Orleans LA, November 13, 2009
  • Jury Bias, Damages and Rules of the Road, : Using the Rules in Requests for Admission and Depositions, AAJ’s Mega Seminar, Las Vegas NV, October 24, 2009
  • Effective Communications: Words That Work, Marquette University Law School Alumni, Chicago IL, October 9, 2009
  • Cross Examination and Deposing Defense Medical Experts, Ohio Association of Justice, Dublin OH, October 2, 2009
  • Conducting Focus Groups for Lawyers from Around the Country, AAJ’S Case Workshop Program, Kansas City MO, September 10, 2009 – September 13, 2009
  • Panel discussion on Difficult Issues in Pretrial and Trial, Wisconsin Defense Counsel Summer Seminar, Milwaukee WI, August 14, 2009
  • Maximizing Damages, Effective Cross Examination, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Steamboat Springs CO, August 6, 2009 – August 8, 2009
  • Lessons I Have Learned and Using the Rules in Opening and Closing, AAJ Annual Convention, San Francisco CA, July 25, 2009 – July 27, 2009
  • Using Focus Groups to Help Your Case, American Society of Trial Consultants, June 5, 2009
  • Damages by David Ball Workshops Sessions, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, May 29, 2009 – May 30, 2009
  • Exceptional Discovery Techniques, Case Planning Workshops, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City NJ, April 23, 2009 – April 24, 2009
  • Proving Damages, Closing Argument Demonstration, Using Focus Groups, AAJ’S Ultimate Trial Skills College at Harvard University Law School, 2009
  • Deposing The Medical Expert, AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, New Orleans LA, February 7, 2009
  • Establishing Standards of Care and Rules, Deposing the Evasive Witness, Deposition Techniques: Boxing In, Restatement and Summarization, AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, New Orleans, LA, January 16, 2009 – January 19, 2009
  • Establishing Standards and Rules in Depositions, AAJ’S Weekend With The Stars, New York City, December 13, 2008 – December 14, 2008
  • Effective Cross Examination, Do The Facts Speak For Themselves, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison WI, November 14, 2008
  • Using the Rules in Closing, Lecture and Demonstration, AAJ’S Rules of the Road, Las Vegas NV, October 24, 2008 – October 25, 2008
  • Closing Argument Demonstration, AAJ’S Damages College, Atlanta Georgia, October 10, 2008 – October 14, 2008
  • Rules for Effective Discovery in the Nursing Home Case, AAJ Annual Nursing Home Seminar, Austin TX, September 3, 2008
  • Conducting Focus Groups for Lawyers from Around the Country, AAJ’S Case Workshop Program, Charlotte NC, September 11, 2008 – September 14, 2008
  • Using Medical Literature in the Back and Neck Case, Effective Communications: Words That Work, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Snowmass Village CO, August 8, 2008
  • Using Focus Groups in the Trucking Case, Using the Rules in Closing: A Demonstration, AAJ Annual Convention, Philadelphia PA, July 12, 2008
  • Developing The Discovery Plan, Conducting Workshops for Attorneys on their Cases, Tennessee Association for Justice, Gatlinburg TN, June 12, 2008
  • Using Focus Groups, JazzFest Program, AAJ’S, New Orleans LA, May 1, 2008
  • Doing Focus Groups and Developing Litigation Plans for Lawyers that come from all Over the Country, AAJ’S Case Plus Program, Dallas TX, April 9, 2008 – April 12, 2008
  • Ball on Damages, Closing Argument Demonstration, AAJ’S Santa Fe New Mexico, March 7, 2008 – March 8, 2008
  • Persuasion Using Themes and Visuals, Closing Argument Demonstration, Using Focus Groups, AAJ’S Ultimate Trial Skills College at George Washington University Law School, 2008
  • Developing the Discovery Plan: The Path to Effective Discovery, Florida Justice Association, Orlando FL, February 13, 2008
  • The Path to Effective Discovery, AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, San Juan PR, January 25, 2008
  • Establishing Standards of Care and Rules, Deposing the Defense Expert, AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, New Orleans, LA, January 11, 2008 – January 14, 2008
  • Persuasion in the 21st Century: Using Focus Groups to Win, West Virginia Association of Justice, Stonewall Resort, West Virginia, September 28, 2007 – September 29, 2007
  • Lecture and Demonstration, Using the Rules in Closing, AAJ’S Rules of the Road, Atlanta GA, September 15, 2007 – September 16, 2007
  • 30th Annual Torts Update, State Bar of Wisconsin, September 6, 2007 – September 7, 2007
  • 10 Rules for Expert Depositions, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Steamboat Springs Colorado, August 10, 2007
  • Depositions Techniques: Lay and Expert Witnesses, AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago IL, July 15, 2007
  • Developing a Discovery Plan and Establishing Witness Goals, Understanding and Using Juror Attitudes to Persuade, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Sun Valley ID, June 15, 2007 – June 16, 2007
  • Playing by the Rules: Dealing with the Rambo Litigator, State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Convention, Litigation Section, Milwaukee WI, May 10, 2007
  • Case Workshop Program, Conducting Focus Groups for Lawyers from Around the Country, AAJ’S, Kansas City, April 26, 2007 – April 29, 2007
  • Cross Examination, Persuasion Using Visuals, AAJ’S Ultimate Trial Skills College at Harvard Law School
  • Exceptional Depositions, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Spring Seminar, March 2, 2007
  • Keynote Speech: Understanding and Using Juror Attitudes to Persuade, The Advocates Society, Toronto Canada, January 19, 2007
  • Developing a Discovery Plan and Establishing Witness Goals, AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, Miami FL, February 10, 2007
  • Using Juror Bias in Depositions, Deposing the Defense Expert, AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, New Orleans, LA, January 12, 2007 – January 15, 2007
  • Case Workshop Program, Conducting Focus Groups for Lawyers from Around the Country, AAJ’S, San Diego, September 14, 2006 – September 17, 2006
  • 29th Annual Torts Update, State Bar of Wisconsin, September 7, 2006 – September 8, 2006
  • Voir Dire Demonstration and Understanding Juror Bias, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Copper Mountain Colorado, August 3, 2006 – August 4, 2006
  • Uncross Cross-Examination and Standards of Care and Conduct: Using the Defendant to Win Your Case, AAJ-NJ Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City New Jersey, April 27, 2006 – April 28, 2006
  • Using Juror Bias in Depositions, Deposing the Defense Expert, AAJ’S Advanced Depositions College, Denver Colorado, March 30, 2006 – April 2, 2006
  • University of Alabama Law School, Tuscaloosa Alabama: Juror Bias and Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses, AAJ’S Essentials Trial Skills College, March 18, 2006 – March 21, 2006
  • Moderator, Morning Session on Juror Bias, AAJ’S Weekend With The Stars, New York City, 2005
  • Denver: Addressing Juror Bias in Depositions, Techniques of Boxing-in, Re-stating and Summarizing, AAJ Depositions College, October 7, 2005 – October 9, 2005
  • 28th Annual Torts Update, State Bar of Wisconsin, September 8, 2005 – September 9, 2005
  • When Not to Take a Deposition, AAJ Teleseminar, September 8, 2005
  • Jury Bias in the Nursing Home Case; Understanding, Proving and Arguing Pain, AAJ Annual Toronto Canada, 2005
  • Juror Bias, Know Thine Enemy, Ontario Trial Lawyers Spring Conference, May 28, 2005
  • Selecting Your Jury in Karl Rove’s World, Voir Dire Pre-trial Motions, Limited Voir Dire, AAJ Voir Dire Seminar, Dallas TX, April 9, 2005
  • Lawyer Skills Program, University of Wisconsin Law School Mock Trial, April 18, 2005 – April 21, 2005
  • Opening Statement, Themes and Exhibits at Trial, Voir Dire and Using Focus Groups, AAJ Ultimate Trial Skills College at Georgetown Law School, 2005
  • Juror Bias in the Nursing Home Case, AAJ Nursing Home Teleseminar
  • Overcoming Defenses and Developing Themes in the Failure to Diagnose Cancer Case; Gastric By-Pass: How the AAJ Exchange Can Help, AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, Palm Springs CA
  • Effective Voir Dire, AAJ’S Weekend With The Stars, New York City, 2004
  • State Bar of Wisconsin 27th Annual Torts Update, Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin, 2004
  • Using Focus Groups to Combat Juror Bias, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • Themes, Demonstrative Evidence and Exhibits, AAJ Annual Boston MA, 2004
  • Effective Voir Dire, Tennessee Trial Lawyers, 2004
  • Effective Voir Dire, AAJ Teleseminar, 2004
  • Effective Voir Dire and Use of Supplemental Jury Questionnaires, AAJ Mid Winter, 2004
  • The Psychology of Auto Litigation, AAJ Teleseminar, 2003
  • Overcoming Juror Bias and Effective Settlement Techniques, AAJ Essentials College at the National Judicial College, Reno Nevada, 2003
  • Diffusing the Defense Medical Examiner, AAJ Teleseminar, 2003
  • Common Mistakes Made at Trial, WATL Tort Tips Seminar Madison WI, 2003
  • Using Medical Literature, AAJ Jazzfest New Orleans, 2003
  • Overcoming Juror Bias, Effective Cross Examination, Closing Argument, AAJ Ultimate Trial Skills College at Harvard Law School, 2003
  • Sanctions Under The New Model Rules of Ethics, AAJ, 2003
  • Juror Bias and the Effect of 9/11, WATL Annual Seminar, December 6, 2002
  • Effective Cross Examination, AAJ Annual Atlanta, 2002
  • AAJ Overcoming Juror Bias Seminar, May 18, 2002
  • The Psychology of Auto Litigation, AAJ Jazzfest Seminar New Orleans, 2002
  • AAJ Overcoming Juror Bias Las Vegas, 2002
  • Defusing the Defense Medical Examiner, AAJ Teleseminar, January 31, 2002
  • Settlement Strategies, WATL Tort Tips Seminar Madison WI, 2001
  • Effective Cross-Examination, AAJ Annual Montreal Canada, 2001
  • If It Has Fleas, It’s A Dog, AAJ Jazzfest Seminar, New Orleans LA, 2001
  • Jury Bias and The Psychology of Auto Litigation, AAJ Mid-Winter Seminar New Orleans, 2001
  • Effective Cross Examination; Settlement Strategies, AAJ Essentials College at the National Judicial College, Reno Nevada, 2000
  • Effective Direct and Cross Examination, AAJ Annual, Chicago IL, 2000
  • The Psychology of Auto Litigation, AAJ Annual Chicago IL, 2000
  • Using Medical Literature, AAJ Annual Chicago IL, 2000
  • Using Medical Literature, WATL Spring Seminar Green Bay WI, 2000
  • How To Hammer Allstate, AAJ Teleseminar, 2000
  • Trial Advocacy, including Cross Examination, Using Medical Literature and Voir Dire, AAJ’s Seminars at Sea: Mediterranean Cruise, 1999
  • Cross Examination in the 21st Century, AAJ Annual, San Francisco, 1999
  • Using Medical Literature to Prove Damages in the Connective Tissue Case, AAJ-NJ
  • Informed Consent and the Patient’s Right To Know, WATL Seminar, 1999
  • AAJ Doubleheader, Auto Collision Cases, 1998
  • Cross Examination of the Defense Medical Examiner, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 1998
  • Using Medical Literature, AAJ Jazzfest New Orleans, 1998
  • Using Medical Literature to Prove Damages in the Connective Tissue Case, AAJ Mid-Winter, Maui, Hawaii, 1998
  • AAJ Essentials College, Duke University, 1997
  • AAJ Overcoming Juror Bias, Las Vegas NV, September 27, 1997
  • AAJ Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, July 23, 1997
  • AAJ Mega-Seminar, Las Vegas NV, February 25, 1997
  • AAJ Workhorse Seminar, September 21, 1996
  • AAJ Essentials College Southwest Texas School of Law, Houston TX, May 23, 1996
  • AAJ Jazzfest, New Orleans LA, May 4, 1996
  • AAJ Winter Convention, February 7, 1996
  • AAJ Workhorse Seminar, Atlanta GA, September 23, 1995
  • AAJ Essentials College, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul MN, 1994
  • Informed Consent in the Medical Malpractice Case, AAJ Galaxy of Rising Stars, New Orleans, April 27, 1991
  • Negotiation and Settlement, University of Wisconsin Law School Trial Skills Course
  • Pretrial Litigation and Trial Advocacy, Adjunct Professor of Law Marquette University Law School, 1997 – Present
  • Using Medical Literature to Prove Damages in the Connective Tissue Case, AAJ Teleseminar
  • Effective Cross Examination, North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Effective Cross Examination, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Effective Cross Examination, AAJ Annual Washington D.C.
  • Using Medical Literature, AAJ Doubleheader Seminar Nashville TN
  • Strategic Case Planning, AAJ Case Planning Workshop, Washington DC, February 24, 2012 – February 26, 2012
  • Establishing Standards of Care and Rules, It?s All In The Documents, Deposing the Defense Medical Examiner Demonstration , AAJ?S Advanced Depositions College, New Orleans LA, January 13, 2012 – January 16, 2012
  • Doing focus groups and developing litigation plans for lawyers that come from all over the country, AAJ?S Case Plus Program, Nashville TN, December 1, 2011 – December 4, 2011
  • How Juror Biases and Attitudes Result in Defense Verdicts, Using Focus Groups Effectively, Using Rules and Standards in Depositions, Damages, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, Burlington VT, September 15, 2011 – September 16, 2011
  • Rules of the Road, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Steamboat Springs CO, August 6, 2011
  • Strategic Case Planning, AAJ Case Planning Workshop, Washington DC, July 28, 2011 – July 30, 2011
  • Juror Bias in the Auto Collision Case, AAJ Annual Convention, New York NY, July 11, 2011
  • Establishing Standards of Care and Rules, Depositions and Juror Bias, AAJ?S Depositions College, Denver CO, June 10, 2011 – June 12, 2011
  • Using Rules and Standards in Depositions, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City NJ, April 14, 2011
  • Story Telling and Trial Story; Effective Cross Examination, AAJ?S Ultimate Trial Skills College at Harvard University Law School, March 12, 2011 – March 16, 2011
  • Using Strategic Case Planning to Maximize Damages, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Blockbuster Seminar, Denver CO, January 27, 2011
  • Jury Bias, Damages, Reptile and Rules of the Road, Using the Rules in Depositions, Overview of Rules of the Road, Overview of Damages, AAJ?s Mega College, Los Angeles CA, January 14, 2011 – January 16, 2011
  • Doing focus groups and developing litigation plans for lawyers that come from all over the country, AAJ?S Case Plus Program, San Diego CA, December 2, 2010 – December 5, 2010
  • Juror Bias and Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses, AAJ Essentials Trial Skills College, University of Tennessee Law School, Knoxville TN, October 8, 2010 – Present
  • Using the Rules in Depositions; Using Focus Groups, AAJ?s Rules of the Road College, Denver CO, June 10, 2010 – June 13, 2010
  • Using the Rules in Depositions, Using the Rules in Closing, AAJ?s Mega College, Scottsdale AZ, April 16, 2010 – April 19, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers In America 2018: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Wisconsin SuperLawyer, 2002 – Present
  • One of the Best Lawyers In America, 2003 – 2016
  • Wisconsin Top 50 SuperLawyer, Personal Injury

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Board of Directors
  • National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees, Trustee
  • National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees, Co-Chair
  • American Society of Trial Consultants, Member
  • American Society of Trial Consultants, Trial Lawyer
  • American Society of Trial Consultants, Trial Consultant

Pro Bono Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Marquette University Law School
  • Coaching Basketball

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