2019 WDC Summer Conference

Event Details

Start:
Thursday, August 1, 2019
End:
Friday, August 2, 2019
Location:
Wilderness Resort and Glacier Canyon Conference Center
511 E Adams
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Agenda

Thursday, August 1st


8:00-8:55am
Continental Breakfast & Registration
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik

8:55-9:00am
Opening Remarks


9:00-9:50am
Using Emerging Science in a Daubert World—Malignant Mesothelioma, Genetic Mutations, and Causation
Laura Schuett and Travis Rhoades, Crivello Carlson, S.C.

9:50-10:00am
Break
Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

10:00-10:50am
What Are Keys You Need to Know About Physical Therapists in Personal Injury Cases?
Jason Knutson, Habush, Habush & Rottier, Arthur Kurtz, Axley Brynelson and Dave Nissenbaum, Nissenbaum and Schleusner PRO Physical Therapy

10:50-11:00am
Break
Sponsored by Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCracken, LLP

11:00-11:50am
Threats to the Justice System and the Role of the Defense Bar
John F. Kuppens, Nelson Mullins, Columbia, S.C. – DRI Past President

11:50-1:00pm
Lunch and Annual Business Meeting
Featuring Past President Recognition and Awards Presentation

1:00-1:50pm
Monsters Under the Bed: How Risk Psychology Impacts Litigation Strategy
Michael D. Aiken, McCoy Leavitt Laskey LLC

1:50-2:00pm
Break
Sponsored by Weiss Law Office, S.C.

2:00-2:50pm

The Litigation Skills Committee Presents: Deposition Strategies For Effectively Defending Lawsuits
Andrew B. Hebl, Evan B. Tenebruso and Amanda J. Kaiser, Boardman & Clark LLP

2:50-3:00pm
Break
Sponsored by Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S. C.

3:00-4:00pm
Committee Meetings

4:00-5:30pm
Cocktail Reception and Panel Counsel Meetings
Reception Sponsored by Crivello Carlson, S.C.

Friday, August 2nd


8:00-9:00am
Continental Breakfast & Registration
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Boardman & Clark LLP

9:00-9:50am
Effective Vehicle Testing to Convey Vehicle Technology and Dynamic Behavior
Hernán Mercado-Corujo, ESi

9:50-10:00am
Break
Sponsored by Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.

10:00-10:50am
Defending Slip, Trip, and Fall Claims: Evidentiary Issues and Trial Strategies
John Healy, Corneille Law Group, LLC

10:50-11:00am
Break
Sponsored by SECURA Insurance

11:00-11:50am
Understanding The Knee: Basic Anatomy, Conditions, and Injuries
Thomas B. Viehe, M.D., Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin

11:50am
Adjourn