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Program Overview

Since 2009, Don Keenan and David Ball, the Reptile founders, claim to have generated $7.7 Billion in settlements and verdicts. While that figure is staggering, it is very important to know that several well-prepared defendants have crushed the Reptile attack in several areas of litigation. These defendants and their attorneys have adopted their own “anti-Reptile” tactics that have been highly effective in discovery and trial. On the 10-year anniversary of the plaintiff’s Reptile Revolution, with no end in sight and their membership bursting at the seams, it is vital for the defense bar understand the past and plan for the next 10 years of Reptile maneuvers. Key individuals and entities have empirically studied the evolving Reptile methodology and have tracked and defeated newer Reptile tactics. Disseminating this information, as well as newest “anti-Reptile” tactics across the defense bar is essential to future success. The newest of these tactics is called the “Reverse Reptile,” in which defense counsel can turn the tables on the plaintiff, experts, or other parties in a case.

Who Should Attend

  • Defense Counsel
  • Claims Specialists
  • In-house Legal Staff

What You Will Learn

  • Breakdown of Recent Reptile Wins
  • New Reptile Discovery Tactics
  • Defense Use of Reptile Tactics
  • Updated Reptile Tactics

Speakers

Bill Kanasky, Jr. PhD

Bill Kanasky, Jr. is the Vice President of Litigation Psychology at Courtroom Sciences, Inc., a full-service, national litigation consulting firm. Dr. Kanasky is recognized as a national expert, author and speaker in the areas of advanced witness training and jury psychology and is the nation’s leading authority on recognizing, derailing, and defeating the plaintiff Reptile strategy.

Melissa Loberg, PhD

Melissa Loberg, Litigation Consultant at Courtroom Sciences, Inc., has been conducting research, teaching and publishing articles in the area of psychology and the law for the past fifteen years. She has assisted clients on hundreds of cases across the nation in both high and low-risk matters by applying her expertise in psychology to jury selection, focus group/mock trial research and witness training.

Paul D. Motz

Paul D. Motz is a trial lawyer with over a decade of experience defending individuals and corporations in catastrophic loss and professional negligence claims in the worst defense jurisdictions in the nation. Paul’s firm is regularly retained to take over as lead trial counsel in the days before trial in jurisdictions all over the country providing him unique first-hand experience with a wide variety of localized plaintiff tactics and jurisdictional nuances.

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