Overview

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 come away with a definitive set of resource materials and sample forms.

2021 highlights include:

 

  • Practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel, including negotiating with the insurance adjuster, working effectively with opposing counsel, managing insurance bad faith claims, and guidance on preparing for trial.
  • The latest hot topics such as Texas auto policies, UM/UIM cases, Zoom courtroom trials, admittance of seatbelt evidence, combating implicit bias, and proving mental anguish damages.
  • A summary of current legislative issues and outcomes affecting motor vehicle litigation.
  • Guidance on the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid, workers’ comp, ERISA, hospital and child support liens, and self-funded vs. insured.
  • Earn up to 11.00 hours of MCLE credit, including 0.75 hour of ethics credit.

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Afternoon, Aug. 26, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Quentin Brogdon, Crain Brogdon Rogers, LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 12:05 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 12:15 pm
    0.75 hr
    Texas Auto Policies
    Explore how to get the most from your coverage.

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

  • 1:00 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:05 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    ‚ÄčImportant Cases in the Prosecution and Defense of UM / UIM Cases
    A review of recent cases impacting UM/UIM cases and the strategies for prosecuting and defending uninsured and under-insured motorist claims.

    Thomas A. Herald, Thomas A. Herald, P.C. - Bedford, TX
    Melissa Lorber, Enoch Kever PLLC - Austin, TX

  • 1:50 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:55 pm
    0.75 hr
    ‚ÄčNegotiating with Insurance Adjusters
    Learn how to maximize case value through preparation and presentation of the demand package.

    Matthew A. Ray, Warren Law Firm - West Lake Hills, TX

  • 2:40 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 2:50 pm
    1.00 hr
    Courtroom Zoom

    Moderator:
    Donald H. Kidd, Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX
    Panelists:
    Hon. Rabeea Sultan Collier, 113th Civil District Court - Houston, TX
    Hon. Karin Crump, 250th Civil District Court - Austin, TX
    Hon. Dale B. Tillery, 134th Civil District Court - Dallas, TX

  • 3:50 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:55 pm
    0.75 hr
    Seatbelts and Police Opinions: Two Outcome-Determinative Issues
    Evidence about the wearing of seat belts and the investigating officer’s opinions has the potential to be outcome determinative in a car crash case. When should the judge admit the evidence, and when should the judge exclude it?

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

  • 4:40 pm
    Adjourn

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, Aug. 27, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Price Ainsworth, Lorenz & Lorenz LLP - Austin, TX
  • 8:30 am
    0.50 hr
    Legislative Update: What Did They Do and What Does it Say?
    Various pieces of legislation have been considered and either passed or failed in the 2021 Legislative Session. Hear from the front lines about what the bills say and do that affect motor vehicle litigation and more.

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

  • 9:00 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 9:05 am
    0.75 hr
    Medical Specials: The Defendant’s and Plaintiff’s Perspective
    This presentation navigates the new changes and recent case law challenges regarding CPRC 18.001. Learn what to file and what to argue, including an overview of both the defendant’s challenges and the plaintiff’s defense of 18.001 affidavits.

    Drew Gibbs, Gibbs & Crivelli, PLLC - Austin, TX
    Junella G. Reese, Meynier, Reese, Liber and Matte (Salaried Employees of Progressive) - San Antonio, TX

  • 9:50 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 9:55 am
    0.50 hr
    New Rules: Causation in Medical Records

    Jennifer Mauer Lee, Fee Smith Sharp & Vitullo LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 10:25 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 10:30 am
    0.75 hr
    Paid vs. Incurred Update
    An update on recent case law and potential legislative changes affecting proof and recovery of medical expenses in car crash cases—including the paid vs. incurred statute, Section 18.001 affidavits and counter-affidavits, and In re North Cypress-related discovery issues.

    Morgan A. McPheeters, McPheeters Law, PLLC - Dallas, TX

  • 11:15 am
    5-Minute Break

  • 11:20 am
    0.75 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Subrogation and Liens
    The choice is yours: go crazy trying to learn subrogation and liens on your own; commit malpractice by giving away your client’s money; or learn Medicare, Medicaid, worker’s comp, ERISA, hospital liens, child support liens, and self-funded vs insured in one relatively painless seminar. Choose door number 3!

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

  • 12:05 pm
    Break for Lunch (30-Minutes)
    Presentations resume at 12:35 p.m. 

  • Friday Afternoon, Aug. 27, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Chip Evans, The Evans Law Firm - West Lake Hills, TX
  • LUNCHEON PRESENTATION
  • 12:35 pm
    0.50 hr
    What You Gotta Know to Combat Implicit Bias
    This presentation explores the threat implicit bias poses to the concept of equal justice under the law and the moral imperative for members of the legal profession to address it in our law firms, court hearings, and jury trials. It also covers how an implicit bias jury instruction can serve as a de-biasing tool.

    Hon. Tonya Parker, 116th District Court - Dallas, TX

  • 1:05 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:10 pm
    0.75 hr
    Trial Preparation 101

    Brian L. Mincher, Burress Law PLLC - McKinney, TX
    Manpreet Kaur Singh, Fanaff, Hoagland, and Gonzales - Houston, TX

  • 1:55 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 2:05 pm
    0.75 hr
    Communication Across the Aisle: How to Work Effectively with Opposing Counsel
    Hear from two experienced litigators, who have had several cases against each other over the course of their practice. They explore how effective communication goes hand in hand with zealous advocacy.

    William M. Toles, Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo - Dallas, TX
    Paul Wingo, Hamilton Wingo, LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 2:50 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 3:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    Stowers and Insurance Bad Faith in Car Crash Cases
    This presentation provides basic background and advanced practice tips on how to prepare and leverage Stowers and insurance bad faith claims in car crash cases.

    Kenneth R. 'Kent' Chambers, Attorney at Law - Conroe, TX
    Chris Hamilton, Hamilton Wingo, LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 3:45 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 3:55 pm
    0.50 hr
    Assessing and Proving Mental Anguish Damages in Personal Injury Cases
    A practitioner’s guide to assessing and presenting evidence of compensable mental anguish damages in deposition and trial.

    Daphny Ainslie, Psy.D., Ainslie Consulting, PLLC - Austin, TX
    Glenn W. Cunningham, Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham - San Antonio, TX

  • 4:25 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 4:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Storytelling and Themes

    Tyrone C. Moncriffe, Tyrone C. Moncriffe & Associates - Houston, TX

  • 5:00 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Daphny Ainslie, Psy.D.

Ainslie Consulting, PLLC
Austin, TX

Quentin Brogdon

Crain Brogdon Rogers, LLP
Dallas, TX

Kenneth R. 'Kent' Chambers

Attorney at Law
Conroe, TX

Hon. Rabeea Sultan Collier

113th Civil District Court
Houston, TX

Hon. Karin Crump

250th Civil District Court
Austin, TX

Glenn W. Cunningham

Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham
San Antonio, TX

Drew Gibbs

Gibbs & Crivelli, PLLC
Austin, TX

Chris Hamilton

Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Dallas, TX

Thomas A. Herald

Thomas A. Herald, P.C.
Bedford, TX

Donald H. Kidd

Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX

Judy Kostura

Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX

Jennifer Mauer Lee

Fee Smith Sharp & Vitullo LLP
Dallas, TX

Melissa Lorber

Enoch Kever PLLC
Austin, TX

Morgan A. McPheeters

McPheeters Law, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Brian L. Mincher

Burress Law PLLC
McKinney, TX

Tyrone C. Moncriffe

Tyrone C. Moncriffe & Associates
Houston, TX

Henry L. Moore

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Hon. Tonya Parker

116th District Court
Dallas, TX

Jim M. Perdue Jr.

Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX

Matthew A. Ray

Warren Law Firm
West Lake Hills, TX

Junella G. Reese

Meynier, Reese, Liber and Matte (Salaried Employees of Progressive)
San Antonio, TX

Manpreet Kaur Singh

Fanaff, Hoagland, and Gonzales
Houston, TX

Hon. Dale B. Tillery

134th Civil District Court
Dallas, TX

William M. Toles

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo
Dallas, TX

Paul Wingo

Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Dallas, TX

Planning Committee

Quentin Brogdon—Chair

Crain Brogdon Rogers, LLP
Dallas, TX

Price Ainsworth

Lorenz & Lorenz LLP
Austin, TX

Brent Carpenter

Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C.
Sugar Land, TX

Justin B. Demerath

O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, PC
Austin, TX

Chip Evans

The Evans Law Firm
West Lake Hills, TX

Donald H. Kidd

Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX

Judy Kostura

Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX

Henry L. Moore

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Manpreet Kaur Singh

Fanaff, Hoagland, and Gonzales
Houston, TX

William M. Toles

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo
Dallas, TX

Paul Wingo

Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Dallas, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
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.
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.
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.
UT Law CLE is an approved provider of Pennsylvania credit, sponsor #236. Attorney attendance will be reported to Pennsylvania within 2 weeks of the webcast conclusion. Attorneys are not able to report this credit on their own, and UT Law CLE pays all associated fees for the credit hours. Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
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
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.

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

Live Webcast – Aug 26-27, 2021
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