2018 SCCTLA Belli Trial Skills Seminar

October 12, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Downtown San Jose Westin (formerly The St. Claire)
302 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

The SCCTLA Belli Trial Skills Seminar: In the tradition of the late Melvin Belli, the seminar is a venue for top trial lawyers, consultants, experts to share cutting-edge strategies, trial tactics and techniques. Moderated by SCCTLA President Lauren Cerri and Melvin Caesar Belli, the six hour seminar is fast-paced. Each of the presenters is provided with 20 minutes to teach and share in the tradition of the late Mr. Belli.

This year,

  • Learn how to litigate accidents involving motorcycles, bicycles and motor vehicles.
  • Discover how to navigate and win cases involving government tort claims.
  • Find out how to maximize your results with UM/UIM cases and set a basis for bad faith follow up if necessary.
  • Determine how to improve litigation results and obtain discovery sanctions.
  • Gain insights into improving your case results through the use of cellphone forensics and Google Earth.

Confirmed Presenters:

Elise Sanguinetti: President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), is a past president of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and a past president of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association.

Micha Star Liberty: CAOC 2015 Street Fighter of the Year award winner.

Richard Phelps: 2017 SFTLA "Distinguished Mediator" Award. He has mediated 2500+ civil cases of all types with a very high resolution rate. He has arbitrated over 285 civil cases; both UM/UIM and stipulated 3rd party.

Andje Medina - Experienced in every aspect of the litigation process from case evaluation through trial, Andje was a finalist for the 2017 SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year. In 2011, she obtained a verdict that was included in "California Top Verdicts of 2011."

Steve Kirby - One of the premier motorcycle accident attorneys on the West Coast, Steve is also a motorcyclist and has won numerous 7 and 8 figure cases against governmental agencies, corporations, and individuals.

Dan Schaar - $6.7 million jury verdict in Santa Cruz County bicycle case.

Angela Storey - Restitution in PI Cases

Theresa Li - Santa Clara County Superior Court - $5,450,000 Awarded. Clients were riding a moped and hit by a police car at an intersection.

John Shepardson - Elizondo v. Caltrans, $605K jury verdict, Resignation of two Caltrans executives and a $4.5 million ask for legal fees.

Simon Varley - Cellphone forensics

Matthew Kimmins - Using Google Earth in Motor Vehicle Accidents

More presenters to be announced!

Your fee includes a light continental breakfast, buffet lunch, seminar materials, and 5 CLE credits.