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  • Personal Injury 2014: Streamline Your Trial
  • The Myth of the Mild

    • Program Moderator Reno John Ciccotta NJ
    Liberating Our Clients from Defense Framing of “Mild” Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    The Myth of the Mild

    Thursday, May 01, 2014 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 01, 2014 4:00 PM

    In this workshop, we will look at the common defense strategy of framing brain injury as “mild” traumatic brain injury. Using real cases from the audience, we will help you liberate your client from the myth of mild and help you develop new strategies to enhance your client's recovery.

    About the Presenters:

    Martin Q. Peterson, Ph.D. Chief Scientist of Forensic Anthropology, Inc., Martin Q. Peterson is a pioneer in the field of litigation science. With more than 40 years’ trial consulting experience, Martin is one of the most respected trial consultants in the United States and an expert in the field of forensic anthropology. He specializes in detecting common juror behaviors that originate at the biological level and directly affect individuals’ experiences and environmental adaptations. His expertise allows him to ascertain how prospective jurors process information and resolve problems. He has participated in numerous trial lawyers’ workshops and seminars nationwide for both plaintiff and defense bars. Martin was awarded a Ph.D. in Human Biology from the University of Wisconsin in 1969. He earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota.

    Jill P. Holmquist, J.D. Jill P. Holmquist, President of Forensic Anthropology, Inc., is a trial consultant and former litigator admitted to practice in California and Nebraska. She has more than 18 years’ experience providing consulting services to members of both the plaintiff and defense bars. She specializes in helping attorneys to recognize jurors’ biases, to tailor trial presentations to their audience and to select juries. She has presented trial lawyers’ workshops and seminars nationwide on subjects such as the use of focus groups in litigation, jury selection, juror bias, effective expert testimony and trial presentation. Jill is President-Elect of the American Society of Trial Consultants. She received a law degree from Boston University in 1993 and a B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1985, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

    Alejandro D. Blanco, Esq. Alejandro Blanco is a trial lawyer. Whether in trial teams, or standing alone, Alejandro has tried over 100 civil trials—and a couple of criminal defense trials (including a not guilty verdict on a first degree murder charge). Having become intimate with all aspects of the human phenomenon we call trial, he is an avid student of human behavior. He has been a staff member at the Trial Lawyers College and tries cases all over the country.

    The Myth of the Mild

    • Martin Q. Peterson NE ;
    • Jill Holmquist NE ;
    • Alejandro D. Blanco CA ;