2019 WAJ Summer Seminar & Golf Tournament



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Summer Seminar Program Chairs and Moderators

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Kristen S. Scheuerman
Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd

Noah D. Domnitz
Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C.

 

 

 


Summer Seminar CLE Schedule
Friday, July 19, 2019: Carrington Building

7:30 AM: 

Breakfast Buffet: Included with registration and open to all attendees. (State Room)

  • Women's Caucus Breakfast Meeting (Friday, July 19)
  • Worker's Compensation Committee Breakfast Meeting (Friday, July 19)

 

8:30 AM:  Egg Harbor Room

Welcome & WAJ Update

 

 

Edward E. Robinson, WAJ President,
Cannon & Dunphy, S.C., Brookfield, WI

 

 

 

 

8:35 to 9:35 AM:  

In the Era of #metoo and Time’s up
A Candid Discussion of Issues
Facing Women in the Legal Profession
 
Panel Moderator
Kristen S. Scheuerman​Herrling Clark Law Firm, Appleton, WI
 

Kristen joined the Herrling Clark Law Firm in 2011 as an Associate Attorney, after clerking with the firm for over a year. In 2016, she was named a Partner/Shareholder. Kristen’s practice is primarily devoted to personal injury litigation, although she also handles municipal prosecution for a local municipality.

Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Kristen graduated from Appleton East High School and received her Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University. After working in corporate America for just over five years, Kristen enrolled at Marquette University Law School and earned her Juris Doctorate in 2010.

 
 
Amy L. Menzel, Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC., Appleton, WI
 
Amy Menzel is a Partner at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC in Neenah where she practices Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation.  The early years of her law career (2006-2012) were spent as an Assistant District Attorney in the Outagamie County District Attorneys Office where she prosecuted Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse crimes.  That experience allowed her to try multiple cases and interact with many jurors who could use some education in the #MeToo movement.  Her most memorable jury trial loss was a sexual assault acquittal where one of the jurors later said that he voted “not guilty” because “What did she think was going to happen when she went to his house?”  Amy will share her experiences working with victims and her impressions about how the system, and society, often fail victims. 

 

Jennifer L. Williams, Gruber Law Offices, LLC.

Jennifer Williams was born and raised in Racine, WI, before attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she obtained a dual degree in International Relations and French, along with a certificate in European Studies in 2002. During her undergraduate years, she studied abroad in Paris, France, as well as Oaxaca, Mexico.

Ms. Williams brings a wealth of experience and compassion for individuals hurt or injured, especially those harmed by larger and more powerful entities. Her breadth of legal experience offers her unique insight and skill in building a case, negotiating an outcome or proving a dispute at trial.

 

Jackie Nuckels, Jacobs Injury Law

Jackie’s practice is devoted exclusively to the representation of injured clients.  She has represented hundreds of individuals who have been seriously injured in automobile collisions, truck accidents, premises accidents, and workplace incidents.  She has also represented individuals who are injured by unsafe products and as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect.

 

 

 

Christine Bremer Muggli,  Bremer & Trollop Law Offices, S.C. 

Christine Bremer Muggli is the Chief shareholder of Bremer & Trollop Law Offices, S.C., Wausau, Wisconsin. She graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University, Chicago, and received her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law. Christine is the past-President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice.  Since 2006, Christine has been recognized annually as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer, and has also been listed among the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin since 2011.  In 2010, Christine was honored to be awarded the Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year by WAJ. She serves as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Christine was a member of the Democratic National Committee through 2016, and was appointed to the Electoral College in 2008 and 2012.  She lives with her husband, Paul Muggli, in northern Wisconsin where she centers her practice serving the injured.  

9:35 to 9:50:  Break with Exhibitors

9:50 to 10:50 AM

The Internet in the Courtroom - Is It Admissible?

Judge Michael Fitzpatrick, Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Synopsis:  Electronically stored information (ESI) such as emails, text messages, and social media posts are now part of our lives.  In this presentation, Judge Fitzpatrick explains a step-by-step process for the admission into evidence of ESI under the Rules of Evidence.

Judge Michael Fitzpatrick serves on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.  Before that, he served as a Circuit Judge in Rock County for nine years.  He has been elected by Wisconsin’s Judges to the Wisconsin Judicial Council, the Wisconsin Civil Jury Instruction Committee and, previously, to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Trial Judges Association.  Judge Fitzpatrick also serves on the faculty for the Wisconsin Judicial College.  He frequently speaks at seminars for Judges and attorneys.

Prior to taking the Bench, Judge Fitzpatrick was a partner at the Brennan, Steil & Basting Law Firm where he chaired the Litigation Practice Group.  While in private practice, Michael Fitzpatrick earned the highest possible rating for legal acumen and ethics from the legal rating service Martindale-Hubbell and was three times named one of Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers in Business Litigation in the years before he took the Bench.  Judge Fitzpatrick has also served two terms on the Wisconsin State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics, was President of the Western District Bar Association, and served as President of the James E. Doyle Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

10:50 AM to 12:00 PM

  2019 Tort Update

Edward E. Robinson, Attorney, Cannon & Dunphy, SC

Synopsis:   Stay up-to-date with this quick-hitting session which will survey the most important supreme court and appellate court decisions from this past year on a wide range of topics that may impact your practice. 

Edward E. Robinson is a partner at Cannon & Dunphy, D.C. in Brookfield. He specializes in vehicle accidents, animal injuries, products liability, and medical malpractice. He received his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995. Ed is active in WAJ serving as its President-Elect and on the editorial board of The Verdict. He previously served on the Amicus Curiae Committee, where he authored or co-authored 17 briefs on behalf of WAJ submitted to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court. Since 2011, he has been selected annually for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America

 

Starting at 12:00 PM on Friday:

  • Golf Tournament: (SEE DETAILS BELOW) at The Orchards in Egg Harbor with 1:00 start.
  • Tennis Tournament starting at 1:00 PM
  • Activities for Non-Golfers:  Explore & Experience Door County

Starting at 5:30 PM on Friday (OUTSIDE CARRINGTON BUILDING / STATE ROOM)

  • Join us for Dinner (see details below with special pricing for kids)
  • Friday Dinner is included with the seminar registration (be sure to register those joining you for dinner when you register for the seminar)

SATURDAY SESSION SPEAKERS 

CARRINGTON BUILDING

7:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet with the Exhibitors: Included with Registration (STATE ROOM)

  • New Lawyers Section Breakfast Meeting (Saturday, July 20)

 

8:30 AM: 

Opening / Good Morning (EGG HARBOR ROOM) 

 

Edward E. Robinson, WAJ President,
Cannon & Dunphy, S.C., Brookfield, WI

 

 

 

 

 

8:35 to 9:35 AM  KEYNOTE

TRIAL ATHLETE: THE ENDURANCE SPORT KNOWN
AS THE PRACTICE OF LAW 

Megan Hottman, Hottman Law Office, P.C., Golden, CO

 

Synopsis: Megan's talk focuses on the mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being of lawyers - a critical, and essential piece to a lawyer's performance and the way we will save this profession and bring its members back from the brink of burnout.  Megan talks about mapping out one's ideal week, self-care, ways to prepare for trial as an athlete does: harnessing one's physical presence to win.  This interesting and unique presentation keeps audiences alert, awake, on their toes, and sends them away with thought-provoking inquiries for them to take back to their lives and practices.  It's intended to rejuvenate and revitalize the profession.

Megan Hottman, aka The Cyclist Lawyer, exclusively represents cyclists. She formed her practice in 2010 at the age of 29 in order to allow for time flexibility, so she could race her bike at the highest levels. She has been featured on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and in Outside Magazine for her work on bike cases and her advocacy and education work to make cycling safer.  Megan formed a personal training and aerobic instruction business at the age of 19, which helped her fund law school and has been teaching spin classes or coaching people in health and wellness ever since. She has raced 3 Ironman Triathlons, won state and national championships on her bike, all while running a very successful practice and representing her clients.

Part of her life's mission is to get more people on bikes, riding safely, and the other part is to help lawyers become healthier and happier, to overhaul the profession into a group of people who take care of themselves, and arrive in the courtroom fully charged, fully optimized, fully capable of winning both through experience and preparation, but also through physical presence. She has been known to lead circuit training classes in conference center lobbies for participants.  This purpose is what prompted her to form Trial Athlete.

 

9:35 to 9:50 AM:    Break with Exhibitors

 

9:50 to 11:00 AM:
 

 Medicare Compliance for Plaintiffs’ Counsel

Synopsis: Tips for using available tools to maximize your Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance, including a live interactive demo of “The Portal.” Additional discussion on the future of “futures” and the ever-illusive LMSA issue.

   Kristen S. Scheuerman​Herrling Clark Law Firm, Appleton, WI

Kristen joined the Herrling Clark Law Firm in 2011 as an Associate Attorney, after clerking with the firm for over a year. In 2016, she was named a Partner/Shareholder. Kristen’s practice is primarily devoted to personal injury litigation, although she also handles municipal prosecution for a local municipality.

Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Kristen graduated from Appleton East High School and received her Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University. After working in corporate America for just over five years, Kristen enrolled at Marquette University Law School and earned her Juris Doctorate in 2010.

 

B. Joshua Pettingill, Vice President, Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance,Synergy Settlement Services

Mr. Pettingill is a founding Principal and Vice President of Synergy Settlement Services in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Pettingill oversees the operations of Synergy’s Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance group and specializes in complicated Medicare Set Aside issues. He works with clients throughout the country in an effort to resolve general liability, personal injury, medical malpractice and worker’s compensation cases using cutting edge settlement planning techniques. Mr. Pettingill, also frequently testifies as an expert witness on Medicare Set-Asides, as well as to the economic value of cases. He is the immediate past Chair of the Liability MSP Advisory Committee for the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals.

 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM      

Ethics Presentation:    1.0 Ethics Credit

Attorneys Stacie H. Rosenzweig & Jeremy P. Levinson, Halling & Cayo, S.C.

Ethics 2019: Emerging Trends and Risks

Synopsis: Social media, cloud computing, and mobile apps have evolved rapidly from a novelty to a near necessity for lawyers as well as the general public. However, the various Supreme Court Rules, ethics opinions, and case law have not kept up with growth of technology. This presentation will help lawyers navigate and tackle new and emerging ethics challenges, risks, and best practices in our increasingly online world.

 

Stacie H. Rosenzweig is an attorney with Halling & Cayo S.C. in Milwaukee. She received her undergraduate degree from Beloit College, and her law degree from Marquette University Law School summa cum laude. Stacie focuses her practice in the area of professional ethics and licensing, including defending lawyers in disciplinary and malpractice matters, and assisting attorneys seeking admission or reinstatement to the bar. She also works with other credentialed professionals, and represents individuals and businesses in employment and civil litigation matters. Stacie is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and serves on the State Bar of Wisconsin Professional Ethics Committee and the Milwaukee Bar Association Courts Committee. She is a frequent speaker around Wisconsin, and writes about legal ethics for the Wisconsin Law Journal.   

 

Jeremy Levinson focuses on Civil, White Collar, and Administrative Litigation; crisis management; political law; and the defense of regulated professionals. His clients include: businesses, owners, officers and directors / political organizations, public officials and institutions / regulated professionals including attorneys, judges, financial, and medical professionals. His practice has involved the representation of clients spanning the spectrum from the most vulnerable to the well-known and powerful. Jeremy emphasizes strategies fine-tuned to each client’s unique interests and needs.

 

 

12:00 PM:  Seminar Concludes

 


 

Seminar Information:

Included with Registration:

  • Breakfast Buffet (7:30 am to 8:30 am)
    • Women's Caucus Breakfast Meeting (Friday, July 19). 
    • Worker's Comp Committee Breakfast meeting (Friday, July 19)
    • New Lawyers Breakfast Meeting (Saturday, July 20)
  • Weblink to Seminar Materials
  • Break Refreshments & Snacks
  • Friday Night Dinner / 
    Tailgate

 

Available for Purchase:
 

Hard Copy Seminar Materials:

  • Member Pricing: $49 
  • Non-Member Pricing: $150

Golf: $85 (Clubs are also available to rent @$10)

Kids and Guest Friday Night Dinner (see registration page)

 

 
CLE Credit (Approved)
 
WI: APPROVED FOR TBD CLE CREDITS, 1.0 ETHICS CREDIT
MN: APPROVED FOR TBD CLE CREDITS, 1.0 ETHICS CREDIT
PARALEGAL: APPROVED FOR TBD CLE CREDITS

Women's Caucus Breakfast

The WAJ Women's Caucus will meet for breakfast at the Summer Seminar.  The discussion will be free-flowing, from responding to improper listserv messages to interesting or difficult issues you have faced in one of your recent cases.  Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences at breakfast.  Please be sure to RSVP on the registration form if you plan to attend!

 
New Lawyer's Section Saturday Breakfast
The WAJ New Lawyers Section will meet for Breakfast at the Summer Seminar on Saturday. This networking event is open to all new lawyers and law students.  Please be sure to RSVP on the registration form if you plan to attend!
 

Join us for dinner on Friday Night!
Food, Drinks, Games/Bean Bag Toss Tournament and Entertainment!

5:30 PM start outside Landmark Hotel's 
Carrington Pub & Grill (bar and bonfire will be in front of the building)

Open to the whole family!!

Tailgate, Games/Tournament, Bonfire (s'mores), Networking,
Sponsored Bar 

WAJ Golf Tournament:  Friday @ 1:00pm
The Orchards at Egg Harbor

$85/golfer Includes: 18-Hole Scramble, Cart, Drink Cart Tickets, and Box Lunch.

Tennis Tournament on Friday Afternoon

Activities for Non-Golfers: 
Explore & Experience Door County

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Location

Lodging Information

For additional lodging contact the local CVB
Door County Visitor Bureau at 800-52-RELAX 

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LANDMARK RESORT, EGG HARBOR
  Be sure to reference Wisconsin Association for Justice

to receive group rate (Group #4265).

Address: 4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Phone: (920) 868-3205 or 1-800-273-7877 

Group Rates:

Lodging Cancellation Policy:

  • A $15.00 service charge will be deducted from the deposit before refund for cancellations made at least 14 days prior to arrival: any cancellation within 14 days before arrival will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
  • A 50% deposit or 1 night's stay, whichever is greater, is required to guarantee the reservation by the Group's guests. 
LANDMARK NON-SMOKING POLICY:
All lodging suites are non-smoking. A $250.00 penalty will be charged to any guest in violation of the non-smoking policy.
 
CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT:
  • Check in time is 4:00 p.m. on the first date reserved. While the Resort will make a reasonable effort to accommodate guests who arrive before check-in time, guestrooms may not be immediately available.
  • Checkout time is 11:00 a.m. Late departures will result in a $100 late departure charge per guestroom, unless arrangements have been made prior to arrival.

    

    

Thank you Summer Seminar Sponsors

Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor:


Sponsors

Preferred Capital Funding



Premier Settlement Services, Inc.



Synergy Settlement Services



American Association for Justice



Physician Life Care Planning



U.S. Legal Support



Skogen Engineering Group, Inc.



Trial Guides



H-Wave

 



Haibeck & Associates Legal Nurse



Filevine



Midwest Physicians Medical Legal Consulting, LLC



Ryan Life Care Planning LLC


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation & Substitution Policy: Attendee substitutions may be made at any time and are encouraged when the original registrant cannot attend. If you must cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least three (3) business days (or 72 hours) prior to the program to receive a refund less a $20 service charge. Cancellations made less than 3 business days prior to the program will incur the full registration cost.  
 
At the door registration will incur a $20 late fee.