MAJ Annual Convention

may 12-13, 2017

Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit


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Convention Sponsor: McKeen & Associates

Thank you to our Convention Committee: Debra Freid - Chair, Mike Behm, Terry Cochran, Chad Engelhardt, Robert MacDonald, Donna MacKenzie, Brian McKeen, Wayne Miller, Stuart Sklar, Tom Waun, and Ronald Weiner

8:30am        Registration and Exhibits
9:00am        Opening Session
9:15am        Breakouts
11:30am      Plenary Session/Business Meeting
12:15pm      Lunch
1:15pm        Breakouts
5:30pm        Kickoff Cocktail Reception - Hosted by the Women’s Caucus

Moderator: Ronald K. Weiner, Southfield

9:15      12 Cases I Should Have Lost: A Non-Emotional Approach to Trial
             Christopher C. Hunter, Southfield

10:15    Facilitation Tips and Strategies
             Stuart A. Fraser, IV., Mount Clemens
             Kathy Contos Nash, Farmington Hills

11:15    Networking Break
             Sponsored by Rosenfeld Insurance Agency

11:30    Plenary Session/Business Meeting

12:15    Lunch

1:15      Selective Voir Dire: Doing More with Less
             Stanley J. Feldman, Farmington Hills

2:15      Closing Arguments
             Deborah L. Gordon, Bloomfield Hills 
3:15      Networking Break – Silent Auction

3:30      Cross Exam of Experts: Juror-Centric Themes
             Nicholas A. DiCello, Cleveland, OH
4:30     Courtroom Technology
            Bradley K. Glazier, Grand Rapids

Moderator: Wayne J. Miller, Farmington Hills

9:15       Legislative Update and CPAN
              Kevin McKinney, McKinney and Assoc.

10:15    1st Party Update
              Robert E. Logeman, Ann Arbor

11:15    Networking Break
             Sponsored by Rosenfeld Insurance Agency

11:30    Plenary Session/Business Meeting

12:15    Lunch

1:15      3rd Party Update
             George T. Sinas, Lansing

2:15      Covenant Update
             Richard E. Hillary, II., Grand Rapids
3:15      Networking Break – Silent Auction

3:30      Fraud Issues Concerning Bahri and Bazzi
             Matthew S. Payne, Birmingham
4:30      Robot Cars and the Future of Litigation
             Daniel Hinkle, American Association for Justice

Moderator: Terry L. Cochran, Livonia and Chad D. Engelhardt, Ann Arbor

9:15       Endocrine System Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury
              Timothy P. Smith, Traverse City

10:15     Trial Tips for Winning Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Claims
              Brian J. McKeen, Detroit

11:15     Networking Break
              Sponsored by Rosenfeld Insurance Agency

11:30     Plenary Session/Business Meeting

12:15     Lunch

1:15       Advanced Neuro-Imaging in Diagnosing and Treating TBI
              Dr. Randall R. Benson, Dearborn

2:15       Dental Malpractice
              Robert Gittleman, Farmington Hills

3:15       Networking Break – Silent Auction

3:30       Medical Appliances – Transvaginal Mesh and Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
              Robert B. Sickels, Southfield
              Hernia Mesh - Overview of 510k Process to Avoid Pre-Emption and Multi-District Litigation
              Terry L. Cochran, Livonia
4:30      Structured Settlements in Med Mal Cases
             Mark R. Vogel, Ringler Associates
Moderators: Robert J. MacDonald, Flint, Debra A. Freid, Saginaw, and Donna M. MacKenzie, Berkley
9:15      Tort Cases in the Workplace    
              Steven E. Goren, Bingham Farms
10:15    Workers’ Compensation and SSDI Update
             Robert J. MacDonald, Flint
11:15    Networking Break
             Sponsored by Rosenfeld Insurance Agency
11:30    Plenary Session/Business Meeting
12:15    Lunch
1:15      Police Misconduct
             Hugh “Buck” Davis, Detroit & Cynthia Heenan, Detroit
2:15     Prisoner Rights Litigation
            Professor Daniel E. Manville, Michigan State & Lynn H. Shecter, Birmingham 
3:15    Networking Break – Silent Auction
3:30    Update on Collateral Source Legislation
           Donna M. MacKenzie, Berkley
           How ERISA Governed Employee Benefits Muck Up a Perfectly Good PI Case 
           Troy W. Haney, Grand Rapids
4:30    Medicare Liens
           Adrienne D. Logeman, Ann Arbor
           Using QSF's to Eliminate Headaches and Get Paid Faster
           Michele P. Fuller, Sterling Heights

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