On February 15th, the firm’s own Ken Levinson will serve as the keynote speaker at the Maryland Association for Justice’s 2021 Auto Negligence Virtual Seminar.
This seminar–held virtually this year–aims to provide attendees with examples of the best possible trial-tested practices to win their cases and maximize their verdicts, whether or not they are seasoned attorneys or newcomers in their fields.
Levinson’s keynote is entitled, “Enhance Your Case with Focus Groups,” and will focus on the benefit of utilizing a focus group in preparation for a trial. He plans to detail his highly successful methods in using focus groups to understand what would persuade a jury most easily.
“Focus groups help trial lawyers understand the best way to present their client’s case,” Levinson explained. “They’re a great way to see what would resonate with a jury. Oftentimes, attorneys get so deep in the weeds of the case that we need an objective outsider’s perspective. Focus groups can also reveal how jurors would respond to an insurance defense lawyer’s excuses about how an auto crash occurred. This helps make sure our clients’ cases are presented in the most effective way at trial.”
Because the key to a successful case is to test ways of framing and messaging, Levinson also dedicates time to reading, publishing, and, of course, employing the latest decision-making methods within cognitive science in regards to focus groups and their usefulness in any given case.
Other speakers at the seminar include MAJ President Amy Orsi and her partner, Stephen Markey of Markey and Orsi, who will be explaining the basis of bad faith claims through tutorials and real-life examples, and will demonstrate how they can be used to boost overall case value. Additionally, David Tompkins and Sharon Tompkins of Lewis & Tompkins, PC will discuss insurance coverage in regards to ride-sharing services and the best ways to get a client the compensation they deserve.
Finally, a panel of trial judges will be sharing their perspectives on courtroom damage presentations and what arguments and techniques they find the most effective. Moderating the seminar will be Jon Everett of ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers and David A. Muncy of Plaxen Adler Muncy, PA.
Levinson said he is honored to be presenting at this event among “such an outstanding panel of trial lawyers and judges,” noting that they are all “top-notch.” He’s also thrilled to be sharing the passion that drives the work he does for his clients.
“Many people are killed or seriously injured as a result of a car crash,” he explained. “Large insurance companies and their corporate lawyers have unlimited resources to deny survivors the justice they deserve. It is vitally important we trial attorneys help each other combat the unfair insurance tactics so we are able to best represent our clients. Sharing the latest ideas and legal methods to counter corporate maneuvers is what helps us get justice.”
To register for this virtual seminar, click here.