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Joe Fried brings an in-depth knowledge of physics, engineering and forensics when investigating cases. Mr. Fried is an officer on AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group. He is also a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, and the first lawyer in Georgia to be certified by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) as a specialist in handling truck collision cases. Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lance M. Sears is a past President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, a statewide professional association of Colorado lawyers who practice civil trial law. After service as President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association from 1988–1989, Lance was elected to represent Colorado as a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) for six years.

Amir Tahmassebiis a partner at Konicek & Dillon, a Chicago-based firm, where he has successfully handled legal malpractice cases on a wide range of issues. He has represented attorneys, accountants, and other professionals in civil and administrative hearings before the Attorney Disciplinary Commission and Department of Professional Regulation. Amir also represents a number of well-known professional athletes in various matters such as litigation and contract negotiations. Amir is currently a co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Committee for Professional Responsibility as well as a member of their Judicial Evaluation Committee. He regularly speaks on legal ethics and how to avoid legal malpractice.

Leslie Pescia began working at Beasley Allen Law Firm during law school in their Consumer Fraud Section, and she continues to work there to this day. Leslie’s practice focuses on consumer protection issues and complex litigation, including anticompetitive conduct in antitrust claims and national class actions. Leslie has done extensive work in multiple multidistrict litigations (MDLs). Previously, Leslie represented banks and credit unions that suffered damages resulting from the Target data breach and the Home Depot data breach. Leslie is also currently working in the Blue Cross Blue Shield antitrust MDL, which seeks to hold the BCBS entities accountable for their anticompetitive agreements throughout the country.