University of Texas School of Law
2018
The Car Crash Seminar
Houston Aug 9-10, 2018 Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Conference Concluded
Live Webcast Aug 9-10, 2018
Conference Concluded
SPONSOR
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP

UT Law CLE

2018 The Car Crash Seminar

Program Features
The Car Crash Seminar is the ultimate program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement, and leave with a definitive set of resource materials and sample forms.
 
2018 program highlights:
  • Practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel, including working up the case, guidance on the use of medical records, and presenting and crossing doctors
  • The latest on hot topics such as auto product liability cases, ridesharing claims, autonomous vehicles, and low property damage cases
  • Guidance on the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid, ERISA, workers’ comp, hospital liens, state and local employees, and disability plans
  • Insight into innovative technology and accident reconstruction resources to support your electronic trial presentation
  • Judicial perspective on what does and doesn't work well at trial and a mediator’s perspective on what happens in the parties’ rooms when the other isn’t looking
  • Earn up to 11.25 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.25 hours of ethics credit, while networking with your fellow professionals
Come early on Thursday for our new program The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case for an introduction to the issues explored in-depth in the Seminar.

UT Law CLE

2018 The Car Crash Seminar

10/23/18
Schedule

Thursday Afternoon, Aug. 9, 2018

Presiding Officer:
Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

12:00 pm

Houston Only

Registration Opens

Includes complimentary refreshments.

12:50 pm
Welcoming Remarks

1:00 pm

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Texas Auto Policies

Explore how to get the most from your coverage.

Henry L. Moore, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

1:30 pm

0.75 hr

Red Flag Injuries/Auto Product Liability

Learn how to spot product liability issues in catastrophic injury car crashes and evidence collection and preservation.

Muhammad S. Aziz, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz - Houston, TX

2:15 pm

0.50 hr

​The Ethics of Redacting Medical Records from Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective

Do HIPAA, TRE 509, and TRE 510, and other rules allow (or mandate) that attorneys shield medical records from discovery? If so, by what process?

Deborah J. Bullion, Gascoyne & Bullion, P.C. - Sugar Land, TX
Paul N. Gold, Aversano & Gold - Houston, TX

2:45 pm
Break

3:00 pm

0.50 hr

Affidavits and Controverting Affidavits: Uses and Abuses

Review best practices for using and defending against controverting affidavits in the recovery of accident-related medical expenses.

Sally S. Metcalfe, Metcalfe Law, PLLC - Austin, TX

3:30 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Conflicts in Car Crash Cases

Explore how to understand and address conflicts that exist or arise in car crash cases, whether you are plaintiff or defendant. 

William R. Rustam, Walters Balido & Crain - Houston, TX

4:15 pm

0.50 hr

Transportation Network Companies: A Distinction That Makes a Difference

Rideshare businesses are part of our daily lives now. The practical and legal implications of this new industry are important for every car crash case.

Heather L. Long, Heather Long Law, PC - Dallas, TX

4:45 pm

0.50 hr

Autonomous Vehicles

Auto insurance and litigation will be forever changed.

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

5:15 pm
Adjourn

Houston Only

Networking Reception (5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.)

Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres with program faculty and attendees.
 
Thank You to Our Sponsor
​Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP

Friday Morning, Aug. 10, 2018

Presiding Officer:
Mike Davis, Slack Davis Sanger LLP - Austin, TX

7:30 am

Houston Only

Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

0.50 hr

Spinal Complications of Car Crashes: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Confusing

Review common injuries of the spine caused by motor vehicle collisions, including current and appropriate acute assessment and treatment, as well as rehabilitation strategies and long-term considerations and challenges.

Charlotte H. Smith, M.D., Physician Life Care Planning - Austin, TX

9:00 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorist

Learn strategies to present and defend uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.

Thomas A. Herald, The Noteboom Law Firm - Hurst, TX

9:45 am

0.50 hr

Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed

Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases.

J. Luke Dow, Luke Dow Law Firm - Austin, TX
Danny Phillips, Axiom Reconstruction, Inc. - Allen, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

0.75 hr

Injury Causation in Low Property Damage Cases

Hear from plaintiff and defense attorneys on best practices for assessing injuries in low property damage cases, including a review of the rationale behind these assessments.

Brian L. Mincher, Godsey Martin PC - Dallas, TX
Manpreet Kaur Singh, Fanaff & Baldwin - Houston, TX
Roger A. Sullivan, Sullivan Trial Lawyers, P.C. - Houston, TX

11:15 am

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Subrogation and Liens

Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, workers' comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans. Focus on safeguards created by a state law which protects first party and portions of third-party recoveries from many insured plans.

Judy Kostura, Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C. - Austin, TX

12:00 pm

Houston Only

Pick Up Lunch (in Houston)

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Aug. 10, 2018

Presiding Officer:
Donald H. Kidd, Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:20 pm

0.75 hr

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Car Crash Cases

Two trial judges with a combined 25 years of judicial experience discuss what they’ve seen that works and doesn’t work in car crash cases.

Hon. Robert K. Schaffer, 152nd District Court - Houston, TX
Hon. Randall W. Wilson, 157th District Court - Houston, TX

 
1:05 pm
Break

1:20 pm

0.50 hr

View From the Mediator

Explore effective mediation strategies. What does the mediator need from you? What does your opponent need from you? What helps and what doesn’t?

Hal Hargis, The Law Offices of Hal Hargis, PLLC - Houston, TX

1:50 pm

0.50 hr

Shifting Into First: Early Development of the Commercial Truck Crash Case

Review the initial stages of case development, including investigation techniques, tools, and regulatory requirements.

Mike Davis, Slack Davis Sanger LLP - Austin, TX

2:20 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Lawyer Wellness

Tips on how to better manage our own wellness in our law practices and personal lives.

Erica Grigg, Spivey & Grigg, LLP - Austin, TX

2:50 pm
Break

3:00 pm

0.75 hr

Case Study: $30K Car Crash to $1 Million Verdict

Examine methods and strategies for maximizing value on routine car crash cases.

Christopher S. Hamilton, Hamilton Wingo, LLP - Dallas, TX
Ray T. Khirallah Jr., Hamilton Wingo, LLP - Dallas, TX

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

Presenting and Crossing Doctors

Hear tips for deposing the treating doctors and the testifiers.

Will Adams, The Adams Law Firm - Katy, TX

4:15 pm

0.50 hr

Telling the Story of Your Case

There are fundamentals of story that apply to almost every aspect of trial. Jurors create narratives, and they are not in the form of “the evidence will show…” Implementing storytelling techniques can help any advocate, in any type of case, present the evidence closer to the form in which jurors comprehend and remember.

Jim M. Perdue Jr., Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

4:45 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2018 The Car Crash Seminar

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Will Adams
The Adams Law Firm
Katy, TX
Muhammad S. Aziz
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz
Houston, TX
Quentin Brogdon
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Deborah J. Bullion
Gascoyne & Bullion, P.C.
Sugar Land, TX
Mike Davis
Slack Davis Sanger LLP
Austin, TX
J. Luke Dow
Luke Dow Law Firm
Austin, TX
Paul N. Gold
Aversano & Gold
Houston, TX
Erica Grigg
Spivey & Grigg, LLP
Austin, TX
Christopher S. Hamilton
Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Dallas, TX
Hal Hargis
The Law Offices of Hal Hargis, PLLC
Houston, TX
Thomas A. Herald
The Noteboom Law Firm
Hurst, TX
Ray T. Khirallah Jr.
Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Dallas, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX
Heather L. Long
Heather Long Law, PC
Dallas, TX
Sally S. Metcalfe
Metcalfe Law, PLLC
Austin, TX
Brian L. Mincher
Godsey Martin PC
Dallas, TX
Henry L. Moore
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Jim M. Perdue Jr.
Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX
Danny Phillips
Axiom Reconstruction, Inc.
Allen, TX
William R. Rustam
Walters Balido & Crain
Houston, TX
Hon. Robert K. Schaffer
152nd District Court
Houston, TX
Manpreet Kaur Singh
Fanaff & Baldwin
Houston, TX
Charlotte H. Smith, M.D.
Physician Life Care Planning
Austin, TX
Roger A. Sullivan
Sullivan Trial Lawyers, P.C.
Houston, TX
Hon. Randall W. Wilson
157th District Court
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Quentin Brogdon—Chair
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Muhammad S. Aziz
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz
Houston, TX
Stephanie Baenisch
Loncar & Associates
Dallas, TX
Mike Davis
Slack Davis Sanger LLP
Austin, TX
Justin B. Demerath
O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, PC
Austin, TX
Donald H. Kidd
Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX
Henry L. Moore
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
William M. Toles
Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo
Dallas, TX
Paul Wingo
Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Dallas, TX

UT Law CLE

2018 The Car Crash Seminar

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
11.25 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury Trial Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
11.25 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana
11.25 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
13.50 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
13.50 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

MCLE Credit

Texas
11.25 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury Trial Law
Additional Information
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
California
11.25 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Louisiana
11.25 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
To claim Louisiana MCLE credit, Louisiana credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference.
Oklahoma
13.50 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
Other States
11.25 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour. 

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
13.50 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

UT Law CLE

2018 The Car Crash Seminar

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Aug 1, 2018
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 3, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 6, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 3, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 6, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

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