Mike Kelly Resume

CURRICULUM VITAE
MICHAEL A. KELLY

Born: August 14, 1951; San Francisco, California

Business Address:

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
650 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108-2615
(415) 981-7210
mkelly@walkuplawoffice.com

Education:

St. Mary's College of California; B.A. 1973

Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Student Body President
De La Salle Medal (Academic Excellence)
Milliken Award (Student Affairs)

University of California Hastings College of Law; J.D. 1976

License: State Bar of California, 1976

State Bar Number: 71460

Employment:

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Partner/Vice-President
(1978 - Present)

Litigation, trial, arbitration and mediation of catastrophic injury, product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, automobile negligence, wrongful death, obstetrical injury and traumatic brain injury claims.

Honors, Professional Affiliations and Associations:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV" Rating (highest rating; received annually each year since first rated in 1982)
  • Member, Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow; President (2012 - 2013); Member, Board of Governors (2002 - 2012)
  • California ABOTA, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2014
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2010 (also nominated 1999, 2001, 2008)
  • Law Dragon 500 (2014, 2015)
  • The Summit Council, Member
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers, Member
  • Top Ten Northern California "Super Lawyers" (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012,)
  • Listed, "The Best Lawyers In America" (1995 - 2015)
  • Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2014
  • Member, The Summit Council
  • The Recorder Newspaper: San Francisco's Best Personal Injury Attorney, (Voted by peers in San Francisco Bar, 2010)
  • Award of Merit, Bar Association of San Francisco (2007)
  • Recipient, CAOC Robert Cartwright Award for teaching of trial advocacy (2012)
  • Recipient, Robert Oliphant Award, N.I.T.A. (2011)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Finalist, Consumer Attorney of the Year (2008, 2010)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates San Francisco Chapter, President (2010); National Board Member (2002 - 2003; 2004 - 2014)
  • Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Member Board of Trustees ( 2010 -2013)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Member; Board of Trustees (2002 - 2015)
  • U.C. Hastings Foundation, Member Board of Trustees (2010 - 2015)
  • San Francisco Focus Magazine, Northern California "Super Lawyers" (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President (1996); Executive Board Member (1990-1995)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Program Director: West Coast Teacher Training (2001 - 2010); Harvard Teacher Training (2005 - 2008); Colorado Teacher Training (2006 - 2007); New York Teacher Training (2009 - 2012)
  • Judicial Council of California, Member, Commission on the Future of California Courts (2015 - )
  • Judicial Council of California, Member, Jury Instruction Task Force (2000 - 2003)
  • Judicial Council Advisory, Member, Committee on Civil Jury Instructions (C.A.C.I.)
  • (2004 - 2016)
  • San Francisco Superior Court Judge Pro Tem
  • State Bar of California, Member: Litigation Section
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member: Judiciary Committee; Litigation Section Executive Committee (2001 - 2006)
  • San Francisco Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Arbitrator Selection Committee, Member (1998 - 2008)
  • Edward J. McFetridge San Francisco American Inn of Court (1990 - 1993)
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Association of Personal Injury Attorneys (United Kingdom)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member

Academic Appointment:

Assistant Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law (1981 - 2000)

Courses Taught: Personal Injury Litigation

Evidence Advocacy
Litigation Advocacy 1
Advanced Personal Injury Seminar
Litigation Advocacy II - Personal Injury

Teaching Faculty/Team Leader, Emory University School of Law, (1989 - 1995)

Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program

Selected Publications/Authorship:

  • Author, "Once Upon an Opening," Trial, July 2014, Vol. 50 No. 9
  • Co-Author California Uninsured Motorist Practice (2d Ed.) Continuing Education of the Bar (August 2005 Update)
  • Consultant, California Trial Objections (3d Ed.) Continuing Education of the Bar; Berkeley, California, 1995 (Author: Edwin A. Heafey, Jr.)
  • Contributor, Continuing Education of the Bar Civil Litigation Reporter (1992-1995)
  • Consultant, Bancroft-Whitney, California Civil Practice, Torts (1992)
  • Co-Author, "The Auto Collision Case: What You Need to Know," The Compleat Lawyer, A.B.A. Publications, Vol. 9 No. 3, Summer 1992

Presentations/Lectures:

  • May 2015 - University of San Francisco School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: Techniques for Direct and Cross-Examination (San Francisco, California)
  • May 2015 - Derecho University Catolica de Chile (Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Chile) Oral Litigation Advocacy Training program. Course Director. (Santiago, Chile)
  • December 2014 - National Academy of Sciences, "Arbitration As An Alternative To Litigation Of Medical Malpractice: The Kaiser Permanente Experience. Invited panelist. (Washington DC)
  • December 2014 - The Rutter Group 2015 Personal Injury Update, Panelist. (Los Angeles, California)
  • November 2014 - Consumer Attorneys Of California, Fifty-Third Annual Meeting. Trial Masters: Innovative Techniques For Maximizing Damages. Speaker: Physical And Emotional Pain And Suffering-Let Your Analogies Do The Talking. (San Francisco, California)
  • November 2014 - CAL-ABOTA 2014 Hawaii conference. Presenter: Storytelling In Opening Statement. (Mauna Kea Hotel, Hawaii)
  • October 2014 - Practicing Law Institute, Presenter: Case Management Of Complex Actions And MDL’s. (San Francisco, California)
  • October 2014 - Consumer Attorneys of California, College of Trial Arts . Program Moderator: "Kaiser Seminar" (San Francisco, California)
  • September 2014 - American Association for Justice: Winning Medical Negligence Cases With Rules Of The Road. Speaker: Creating A Fact-Intensive Rule-Driven Opening Statement (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  • September 2014 - National Institute Of Trial Advocacy, Hanley Advanced Trial Skills Program. Faculty member. (San Francisco, California)
  • September 2014 - National Institute Of Trial Advocacy U.K. Program Director: Northern Ireland Solicitor Advocacy Training (Queens College, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • July 2014 - American Association for Justice annual meeting. Presenter: Storytelling In Opening Statement. (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • June 2014 - Texas ABOTA "Masters in Trial". Demonstration: Cross-examination of Defense Reconstruction Expert (Austin, Texas)
  • May 2014 - University of San Francisco School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: Techniques for Direct and Cross-Examination (San Francisco, California)
  • April 2014 - Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Annual Palm Springs Seminar. Panel Discussion: Trials by the Masters that Brought Down Corporate Giants (Rancho Mirage, California)
  • April 2014 - California County Counsel’s Association Annual Meeting. Panelist: Mediation Advocacy and High Stakes Government Liability Cases (in Monterey, California)
  • March 2014 - American Association for Justice "Skiing with the Stars" Seminar. Presenter: Winning in Opening Statement (Deer Valley, Utah)
  • March 2014 - 360 Advocacy "Damages: Go Big or Go Home". Lecturer: Proving Damages in Limb Loss Cases (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • December 2013 - AAJ Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Litigation Update. Presenter: DePuy ASR Trials (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • December 2013 - Louisiana Association for Justice. Invited Speaker: Winning with the Masters, Direct and Cross Examination of Experts (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • November 2013 - Consumer Attorneys of California 52nd Annual Convention, Presenter: The Power Of Persuasion, Wining Techniques at Trial
  • October 2013 - Consumer Attorneys of California, College of Trial Arts. Co-Chair, Kaiser Seminar (San Francisco)
  • October 2013 - Utah Association of Justice, Guest Speaker: Preparing and Delivering Persuasive Opening Statements (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • July 2013 - AAJ Annual Meeting, Speaker: DePuy Hip Litigation Update (San Francisco)
  • July 2013 - 360 Advocacy Seminar. Invited Speaker: Damages: Go Big or Go Home (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • May 2013 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy Webinar, Presenter: Preparing and Delivering Compelling Opening Statements (Boulder, Colorado)
  • April 2013 - University of California San Francisco, Department of Surgery. Invited Speaker: Avoiding Medical Malpractice in a General Surgery Practice (San Francisco)
  • October 2012 - Munich Reinsurance Claims Roundtable, Invited Guest Speaker: Using Early Mediation To Resolve Major Claims (Yountville, California)
  • October 2012 - Consumer Attorneys of California, College of Trial Arts. Co-Chair, Kaiser Seminar (San Francisco)
  • June 2012 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: New York Teacher Training (N.Y. Law School, New York)
  • May 2012 - University of San Francisco, Kendrick Hall School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: "Final Argument" (San Francisco)
  • February 2012 - Consumer Attorneys of California Webinar, Presenter: "Med School for Lawyers: Injuries to Newborns and Infants"
  • January 2012 - Consumer Attorneys of California, Presenter: "What's New in Tort and Trial Practice" (Fresno, Stockton)
  • November 2011 - 50th Annual Convention, Consumer Attorneys of California. Speaker: "10 Discovery Tools for Getting Better Results in Your Kaiser Cases" (San Francisco)
  • October 2011 - Consumer Attorneys of California, College of Trial Arts. Co-Chair, Kaiser Seminar (San Francisco)
  • July 2011 - Harris Martin Seminar, Presenter: "Next Gen Knee and DePuy Hip Litigation, ASR Trial Strategies" (San Diego)
  • June 2011 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: New York Teacher Training (N.Y. Law School, New York)
  • May 2011 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy United Kingdom. Program Director: Tutor Training (Belfast, Ireland)
  • May 2011 - University of San Francisco, Kendrick Hall School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: "Final Argument" (San Francisco)
  • March 2011 - Harris Martin Hip Implant Litigation Conference. Speaker: "Trial Strategies for DePuy Litigation" (San Diego)
  • January 2011 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 26th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • December 2010 - The Rutter Group, 2011 Torts Update. Panelist (San Francisco)
  • November 2010 - Johnson & Johnson DePuy Hip Implant Litigation Conference. Presenter: "Proposed Trial Strategies for the DePuy Litigation" (Durham, North Carolina)
  • October 2010 - American Board of Trial Advocates, San Francisco Chapter. Presenter: "Masters in Opening Statement and Closing Argument" (San Francisco)
  • August 2010 - Consumer Attorneys of California, Seminar, Vehicle Dynamics. Presenter: "Getting Mileage Out of the Defense Expert " (Sonoma, California)
  • June 2010 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: New York Teacher Training (N.Y. Law School, New York)
  • May 2010 - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Presenter: "Opening and Closing by The Masters" (San Francisco)
  • April 2010 - Consumer Attorneys of California, "Evening the Playing Field in Kaiser Arbitrations;" Program Co-Chair (Oakland, California)
  • January 2010 - Osaka Bar Association, Saiban-in Jury Trial Skills Training, Program Director (Osaka, Japan)
  • January 2010 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 25th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (Sacramento, California)
  • December 2009 - The Rutter Group, 2009 Torts Update. Panelist (San Francisco, Los Angeles)
  • November 2009 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: West Coast Teacher Training (San Francisco)
  • November 2009 - American Board of Trial Advocates, Sacramento Chapter, Masters in Cross-Examination. Presenter: "Cross-Examination, Basic Principles and Techniques" (Sacramento, California)
  • September 2009 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy - U.K., Scottish Solicitor Advocacy Training (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • August 2009 - Consumer Attorneys of California, Vehicle Dynamics Seminar. Lecturer: "Cross-Examining the Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness" (Sonoma, California)
  • June 2009 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: East Coast Teacher Training (New York, NY)
  • May 2009 - American Board of Trial Advocates, San Francisco Chapter, Masters in Demonstrative Evidence. Presenter: "Final Argument" (San Francisco, California)
  • January 2009 - Osaka Bar Association Litigation Advocacy Training Program Director and Team Leader (Osaka, Japan)
  • January 2009 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 24th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • January 2009 - Bar Association of San Francisco. Panelist: Dealing With The Toxic Client (San Francisco)
  • November 2008 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: West Coast Advocacy Teacher Training, University of San Francisco School of Law (San Francisco)
  • August 2008 - Consumer Attorneys of California, Vehicle Dynamics and Handling Seminar. Presenter: "Deposing the Defense Automobile Accident Reconstruction Engineer" (Sonoma, California)
  • June 2008 - University of San Francisco, Kendrick Hall School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: "Final Argument" (San Francisco, California)
  • June 2008 - American Board of Trial Advocates, San Francisco Chapter, Masters of Cross-Examination. Program Director: "How to Cross-Examine and Impeach Lay and Expert Witnesses" (San Francisco, California)
  • May 2008 - Low, Ball & Lynch Annual Update, "Damages In Wrongful Death Actions." Presenter (San Francisco, California)
  • May 2008 - California Medical Association, Eleventh Annual Health Care Leaders Academy. Presenter: "Avoiding Medical Malpractice" (Anaheim, California)
  • April 2008 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy - U.K. Program Director/Faculty Member: Scottish Prosecutor's Training (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • March 2008 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: Boston Teacher Training (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • January 2008 - Federation of Japanese Bar Associations (JFBA). Advisor / Instructor: National Litigation Skills Training (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
  • January 2008 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 23 rd Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (Sacramento)
  • December 2007 - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Panelist: CLE Program, "Tactical Containment of Experts: Exorcising Economic Experts" (San Francisco)
  • December 2007 - The Rutter Group, 2008 Torts Update. Panelist (San Francisco, Los Angeles)
  • November 2007 - Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada. Lecturer: "College of Hard Knocks" (San Francisco)
  • November 2007 - Bar Association of San Francisco. Co-Director: Juvenile Trial Advocacy Clinic (San Francisco)
  • November 2007 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: Western Teacher Training, University of San Francisco School of Law, Kendrick Hall School of Law (San Francisco, California)
  • October 2007 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member: Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program (San Diego, California)
  • October 2007 - American Society of Anesthetics, 2007 Annual Meeting. Invited Lecturer: "Risk Management and Professional Liability Issues (San Francisco)
  • July 2007 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Director: National Trial Skills Program. (Boulder, Colorado)
  • March 2007 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: Advocacy Teacher Training (Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts)
  • December 2006 - The Rutter Group, 2007 Torts Update. Panelist (San Francisco, Los Angeles)
  • November 2006 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: Western Teacher Training, University of San Francisco School of Law, Kendrick Hall School of Law (San Francisco, California)
  • November 2006 - American Board of Trial Advocates, Sacramento Chapter "Masters in Trial". Presenter: Opening Statement. (Sacramento)
  • October 2006 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member: Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program (San Diego, California)
  • July 2006 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member: National Trial Skills Program (Boulder, Colorado)
  • May 2006 - University of San Francisco, Kendrick Hall School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: "Final Argument" (San Francisco, California)
  • April 2006 - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Program Moderator: "On Suing MUNI." (San Francisco, California)
  • March 2006 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: Advocacy Teacher Training (Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts)
  • January 2006 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 21 st Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • December 2005 - The Rutter Group, Personal Injury Update. Panelist (San Francisco, Newport Beach)
  • November 2005 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director: West Coast Advocacy Teacher Training, University of San Francisco School of Law (San Francisco)
  • October 2005 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member: Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program (San Diego)
  • July 2005 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Team Leader: National Trial Skills Program (Boulder, Colorado)
  • June 2005 - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Presentation. Speaker: "The Scientific, Artistic and Efficient Use of a Trial Lawyer's Most Basic Weapon: Cross-Examination"
  • May 2005 - American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) "Masters in Trial - Ultimate Trial Notebook". Lecturer: Direct and Cross-Examination (San Francisco)
  • May 2005 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member: Southwest Regional Trial Skills Program (University of New Mexico School of Law - Albuquerque, NM)
  • May 2005 - Microsoft Corporation Advocacy Academy. Faculty Member (Seattle, WA)
  • April 2005 - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Presenter: "Medical Liability Reform - Is MICRA Fair?" (San Francisco)
  • February 2005 - Public Interest Law Group Advocacy Trial. Faculty Member, University of San Francisco Kendrick School of Law (San Francisco)
  • January 2005 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 20th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • December 2004 - The Rutter Group, Personal Injury Update. Panelist (Newport Beach)
  • December 2004 - ABA/CEELI Advocacy Training. Program Leader (Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia)
  • October 2004 - 54th Annual Meeting, American Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Guest Speaker: "Medical Liability"
  • October 2004 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program. (San Diego)
  • July 2004 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, National Trial Skills Program. (Boulder, Colorado)
  • July 2004 - University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Panelist: "Evidence Based Medicine and Risk Management" (San Francisco)
  • May 2004 - Emory University Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program. Team Leader. (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • May 2004 - University of San Francisco, Kendrick Hall School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: "Closing Argument" (San Francisco)
  • January 2004 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 19th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • December 2003 - Association of Defense Counsel 44th Annual Meeting. Speaker: "California's All New Plain-English Civil Jury Instructions" (San Francisco)
  • November 2003 - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Presentation. Speaker: "From BAJI to CACI - Using the New Jury Instructions to Your Advantage"
  • November 2003 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Program Director, West Coast Advocacy Teacher Training, University of San Francisco School of Law.
  • September 2003 - Northern Ireland Advocacy Working Party and NITA, U.K. Faculty Member, Solicitors Advanced Advocacy Training, Queens College, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • May 2003 - University of San Francisco Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: "Making a Convincing Closing Argument" (Kendrick Hall Law School, San Francisco)
  • March 2003 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Harvard University Teacher Training (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • February 2003 - Association of Defense Counsel. Speaker: "The Judicial Counsel's Jury Instructions - Are You Prepared?" (San Francisco)
  • February 2003 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Native American Tribal Court Skills Program (National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada)
  • January 2003 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 18th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • January 2003 - The American Board of Trial Advocates, in conjunction with ABOTA National Meeting. "Masters in Trial, Direct Examination Demonstration" (San Francisco)
  • November 2002 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Director/Faculty Member: West Coast Teacher Training (San Francisco)
  • October 2002 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program (San Diego)
  • July 2002 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, National Session Trial Skills Program (University of Colorado School of Law - (Boulder, Colorado)
  • May 2002 - University of San Francisco Intensive Advocacy Program. Lecturer: "Final Argument" (San Francisco)
  • January 2002 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 17th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • November 2001 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Director, West Coast Teacher Training Program, University of San Francisco Law School (San Francisco)
  • October 2001 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program (San Diego)
  • September 2001 - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Continuing Legal Education Symposium. Lecturer: "Dealing With Hospital and Health Plan Liens" (San Francisco)
  • July 2001 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, National Session Advocacy Training (University of Colorado School of Law - Boulder, Colorado)
  • May 2001 - American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Meeting. Participant: "Mauet and the Masters" (The Phoenician - Scottsdale, Arizona)
  • May 2001 - Bar Association of San Francisco Litigation Section M.C.L.E. Seminar. Moderator: "Maximizing Client Participation at Mediation" (San Francisco)
  • February 2001 - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Continuing Education Program. Presenter: "Direct & Cross Examination of Experts" (San Francisco)
  • January 2001 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 16th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • October 2000 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member,
  • Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program (San Diego)
  • July 2000 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member,
  • National Session Trial Skills Program (University of Colorado, School of Law, Boulder, Colorado)
  • May 2000 - Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program. Faculty Member, Emory University School of Law (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • July 1999 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member,
  • Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program (San Diego)
  • June 1999 - San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Presenter: "Identifying and Evaluating the Automobile Product Liability Case" (San Francisco)
  • May 1999 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member
  • Southwest Regional Trial Skills Program (University of New Mexico School of Law - Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • March 1999 - Consumer Attorneys of California. Lecturer: "Handling Personal Consumption Issues in Wrongful Death Cases" (33 rd Annual Lake Tahoe Seminar)
  • January 1999 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 14th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • June 1998 - Lecturer: "Standard of Care" presented to Surgical
  • Grand Rounds at U.C.S.F./Mt. Zion Hospital (sponsored by U.C.S.F./Mt. Zion Risk Management).
  • May 1998 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Southwest Regional Program (University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • April 1998 - Emory University Trial Techniques Program. Faculty Member (Atlanta, GA)
  • March 1998 - Consumer Attorneys of California 33 rd Annual Tahoe Seminar. Moderator: "Creative Approaches to Economic Losses"
  • January 1998 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 13th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts"
  • (San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite)
  • November 1997 - Panelist: "Trying the Wrongful Death Case in
  • California" presented by National Business Institute (Oakland)
  • November 1997 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member: Western Deposition Skills Program (Golden Gate
  • University School of Law - San Francisco)
  • January 1997 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 12th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • December 1996 - Consumer Attorneys of California, Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Featured Speaker: "Proposition 213: Constitutionality and Applicability" (San Francisco)
  • October 1996 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member: "Deposition Skills Program" (San Francisco)
  • July 1996 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Pacific Regional Skills Program (San Diego)
  • June 1996 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, National Session (University of Colorado, School of Law - Boulder, Colorado)
  • May 1996 - Kaiser Permanente Risk Management Symposium, Medical Malpractice Risk From the Trial Lawyers Perspective. Panelist: "Managing Unexpected Patient Care Outcomes" (Emeryville, California)
  • January 1996 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 11th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento)
  • December 1995 - State Bar of California, Litigation Section. Teaching Video: "Civility in the Practice & Avoidance of Gender Bias" (San Francisco)
  • October 1995 - Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Auto Focus '95 Seminar. "Discovery, Experts, Exhibits and Defenses in Occupant Restraint Cases" (presented with Daniel Dell'Osso) (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • September 1995 - San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association's Auto Seminar. "Handling Biomechanical and Occupant Restraint Issues in Automobile Cases" (San Francisco)
  • July 1995 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Pacific Regional Session (San Diego)
  • June 1995 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, National Session (University of Colorado Law School - Boulder, Colorado)
  • April 1995 - Consumer Attorneys of California. Moderator: "Premises Liability: Preparing and Proving the Case" (30th Annual Lake Tahoe C.L.E. Seminar)
  • January 1995 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 10th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite)
  • July 1994 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Pacific Regional Session (San Diego)
  • June 1994 - California Continuing Education of the Bar. Program Director: "Handling Product Liability Cases" (San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose)
  • March 1994 - Bar Association of San Francisco. Speaker: "Avoidance of Legal Malpractice in a Personal Injury Practice" (San Francisco)
  • January 1994 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 9th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite)
  • December 1993 - San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association. Panelist: "Legal Ethics - Making Your Way Through the Maze of Every Day Practice"
  • July 1993 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Pacific Regional Session (San Diego)
  • June 1993 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Western Regional Session (Boalt Hall, Berkeley)
  • May 1993 - California Continuing Education of the Bar. Participant/Lecturer: "Coping With Liens in Personal Injury Cases" (San Francisco 5/8/93; Sacramento 5/4 and 5/6/93)
  • March 1993 - Bancroft Whitney/San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Program: "Low Speed Collision Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics" (Speaker with Lawrence Kern, Esq. and L. Elson, Ph.D.)
  • February 1993 - E.J. McFetridge American Inn of Court Legal Ethics Presenter: "Use and Abuse of the Media in Litigation"
  • January 1993 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 8th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite)
  • November 1992 - California Trial Lawyers Association's 31st Annual Convention. Speaker: "Arguing the Slip and Fall Case" (San Francisco)
  • October 1992 - Los Angeles Trial Lawyers 11th Annual Las Vegas Convention. Presenter: "Evaluation of the Premises Liability Case; Should You Accept It?"
  • July 1992 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Pacific Regional Trial Advocacy Program (San Diego)
  • June 1992 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Western Regional Trial Advocacy Program (Boalt Hall, Berkeley)
  • March 1992 - Bancroft-Whitney/San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association/Continuing Education of the Bar Program. Speaker: "Handling the Seat Belt, Biomechanical and Comparative Negligence Issues" (San Francisco)
  • January 1992 - State Bar of California Litigation Section Demonstration Program. Participant: "Everything You Need to Know About Depositions" (San Francisco)
  • January 1992 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 7th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite)
  • November 1991 - California Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention. Lecturer: "Evaluation and Settlement: Maximizing the Bottom Line" (San Francisco)
  • October 1991 - Bancroft-Whitney/San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association/Continuing Education Program. Panelist: "Evaluation and Settlement" (San Francisco)
  • September 1991 - Bancroft-Whitney/San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Program. Presenter: "Taking Depositions" (San Francisco)
  • September 1991 - Bar Association of San Francisco. Panelist: "Taking and Defending Depositions" (San Francisco)
  • November 1990 - California Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention. Lecturer: "Preparing for and Conducting Depositions of Medical Experts" (LaJolla, California)
  • September 1990 - 7th Annual C.T.L.A. Advocacy College. Speaker: "Preparing the Experts, the Plaintiff and the Trial" (San Francisco)
  • June 1990 - National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Faculty Member, Western Regional Advocacy Course (Boalt Hall, Berkeley)
  • April 1990 - California Continuing Education of the Bar, Product Liability Trial Practice Institute. Panelist: "Understanding and Utilizing Government Involvement in Product Liability Claims" (Los Angeles, San Francisco)
  • January 1990 - California Continuing Education of the Bar's 5th Annual Torts Practice. Panelist: "Recent Developments in Torts" (San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite)