NEW YORK – June 13, 2012 – HB Litigation Conferences is hosting a unique and exciting program on July 12, 2012, featuring four trial attorneys who are recognized nationally as masters of selecting and presenting to juries, Tom Hagy, HB’s CEO, announced today. He added that the Masters of the Courtroom program is being produced in collaboration with the West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters Business.
Tara Trask, an experienced advisor to trial attorneys, is moderating the event, with each presenter sharing their insights, demonstrating their skills and interacting with the audience. The four featured attorneys are: Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm, Wendy R. Fleishman of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, William Ohlemeyer of Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Michael G. Terry of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer.
“We are thrilled to be working with such a talented group of presenters,” Hagy said, adding that attendance is limited to 100 registrants. Lanier is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States, rated among The National Law Journal’s Top 10 and 100 “most influential,” Hagy said. The Wall Street Journal noted Lanier’s “theatrical flair” as he “roams the courtroom as if it were a stage,” he added.
Fleishman was named a New York Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. She is an “AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated” attorney by Martindale-Hubble and is an officer of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Hagy said, noting that Fleishman has played leadership roles in many of the nation’s most significant product liability cases.
Ohlemeyer, rated by The National Law Journal as one of the top 10 trial lawyers in the nation, is former VP and Associate General Counsel of Altria, where he worked closely with management, investors, outside counsel and the media to handle complex legal matters, including tobacco products liability litigation, Hagy said. Ohlemeyer is a former partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon where he defended companies in products cases across the country.
Terry is a distinguished trial lawyer who has represented companies at trial in virtually every type of personal injury case, Hagy said, noting that Terry is ranked among the Best Lawyers in America and has been named a Super Lawyer for more than 10 years. He also served our country as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Hagy added.
Moderator Tara Trask is CEO of Tara Trask and Associates, a litigation strategy, jury research and trial consulting firm. Her practice includes all types of complex litigation including intellectual property, products liability, contract disputes, medical and legal malpractice, personal injury, insurance, oil and gas, environmental, libel, real estate, and securities. Trask has 19 years’ experience and has interviewed thousands of jurors, Hagy said.
HB is a leading provider of certified legal education conferences on insurance, reinsurance and torts. For more information visit www.LitigationConferences.com, email Info@LitigationConferences.com, or call (484) 324-2755 x212. Hagy is founder and CEO, and is a former vice president at LexisNexis and publisher of Mealey’s Litigation Reports.