The Next Step Seminar: The Newest Innovations in Case Framing Invited Faculty

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The Next Step Seminar: The Newest Innovations in Case Framing Invited Faculty 

Program Information

Register onsite at the Hotel Valley Ho beginning at 8:15 am on Friday, February 28.  Call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612 for more information.



Registration Fee: $825

You can attend your first AAJ Education Seminar at 50% off, if you are an AAJ member & have been admitted to the bar for five years or less. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college).

AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this seminar. AAJ Paralegal Affiliates receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by and attending with an AAJ plaintiff member from  the same firm with the same firm address.

Open only to AAJ Plaintiff Members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President's Club, and Leaders Forum) or AAJ Paralegal Affiliates.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations for our programs must be submitted in writing.

For more information or to register, please call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext.8612.


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Gregory S. Cusimano is a partner in the law firm of Cusimano, Roberts, Knowles & Mills, LLC, located in Gadsden, Alabama.  He concentrates his practice in products liability, fraud, bad faith, personal injury and death, civil trials, and professional negligence litigation.  Mr. Cusimano was awarded the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA, now the American Association for Justice)’s Citation of Excellence, and is a Diplomate of the National College of Advocacy (NCA) and the International Academy of Litigators.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1993 and the Best of the U.S. multiple times, named a Super Lawyer in Alabama since 2006, and named Best in Birmingham twice.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Alabama Bar Foundation, and the Roscoe Pound Foundation.  He has served as vice chair and co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the NCA.  Mr. Cusimano has published several legal articles and co-edited Thomson West’s six-volume ATLA’s Litigating Tort Cases series, and was featured in AAJ’s “Commanding the Courtroom” video series.  He is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and is a founding principal in Winning Works, LCC, a national consulting firm.  He is a member of AAJ’s Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section.

Mark S. Mandell is a senior partner in the Providence, Rhode Island-based law firm of Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Ltd.  He is Board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist. Mr. Mandell is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates,   a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and served as chair of the Federal Board of Bar Examiners for the United States District Court, District of Rhode Island.  He serves on the Rhode Island Supreme Court’s Ethics Advisory Panel and is a past president of the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association.  Mr. Mandell is a past president of AAJ and a past president of the Roscoe Pound Institute.  He served as the president of the National Crime Victims Bar Association. He is a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum and Professional Negligence Section.  He has co-chaired the Board of Trustees of the National College of Advocacy (NCA), is a Diplomate of the NCA, and co-chaired several NCA trial advocacy colleges.  Mr. Mandell is listed in the “Best Lawyers in America,” authored over 20 articles on trial law, and lectures internationally to the medical and legal communities.

Randi McGinn represents both seriously injured people and those who have suffered unfair criminal accusations.  She is a past member of AAJ’s Board of Governors, a current member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum, and donates to AAJ’s PAC.  She is past president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and the Inner Circle of Advocates.  Ms. McGinn is an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico Law School, and lectures around the country on trial skills and use of creative demonstrative exhibits.  She is a senior partner with the firm McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jerome F. O’Neill concentrates his practice in litigation on behalf of injured persons and their survivors, commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense. He is cochair of AAJ’s NCA Board of Trustees, a member of AAJ’s Exchange Advisory Committee, and cochair of AAJ’s Jury Bias Litigation Group.  He is a past president of the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is the chair of the Vermont Supreme Court Evidence Rules Committee.  He is a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum and AAJ’s Products Liability Section. Gravel & Shea is located in Burlington, Vermont.

David A. Wenner is nationally recognized as an authority on juror bias and decision-making.  As a partner in the Phoenix law firm of Snyder & Wenner, P.C., Mr. Wenner has spent the last two decades prosecuting wrongful death and catastrophic injury accident cases, speaking to lawyers across the country on juror bias and decision-making, and creating a successful juror bias model. He is a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum, served on the National College of Advocacy (NCA)’s Board of Trustees and is a Diplomate of the NCA.

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