Tue, April 4, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PT
Come ask questions and discuss issues involving your premises liability cases in our Conference Center, filled with plaintiffs' attorneys - fellow members of CAALA.
This will be a rapid paced, facilitated working group for solo and small firm attorneys. No hypothetical cases please, so we achieve real progress and cover as many cases in the time we have available.
This will also be a terrific opportunity to listen, learn and help others with problem solving, creating efficiencies and moving forward independently in your cases.
Space is limited and preparation is strongly encouraged.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Case Collaboration Session
Anthony Liberatore is a founding shareholder of A. LIBERATORE, P.C. He started the firm after working a number of years for an established defense firm. Anthony is currently admitted to practice law in the Courts of California, New York and Connecticut and some federal courts. He has tried personal and business injury cases in the Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside County Superior Courts and arbitrated cases before the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA), the American Arbitration Association and the American Film Marketing Association (now IFTA). He is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Anthony recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of the non-profit, Mychal’s Learning Place in Hawthorne.
Minh T. Nguyen is a trial lawyer who represents catastrophically injured clients in personal injury lawsuits. In 2002, right out of law school, he took on an orphaned case – a case that had been rejected by three different law firms and could not find a home – from start to finish. He represented a five-year-old boy who was injured in an intersection car crash. The driver of the boy's car was uninsured, unlicensed, on anti-depressant medication, and had made a left turn in front of oncoming traffic on a yellow light. Despite the foregoing, he sued the city and proved that the intersection was dangerous. He recovered over three million for the boy and his family. Since then, he has gone on to recover over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients. He is a Board of Governor for CAALA, a Past President of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, and a frequent speaker on legal issues. He has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer for his tireless energy and commitment to his clients. He believes in justice for every man, woman, and child regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual preference. In his spare time, he volunteers, plays baseball, golfs, and enjoys being a dad to his two children.
Tobin D. Ellis, a trial attorney with Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, where he handles personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is admitted to practice before all State Courts within California, the U.S. Federal District Courts for the Central and Southern District of California, as well as the Northern District of Texas, and the United States Supreme Court. He sits on the Board of Governors for CAALA and CAOC. He has been named a Super Lawyer multiple times.
David Hoffman is in private practice in Woodland Hills emphasizing all aspects of major tort litigation, including medical malpractice, insurance bad faith and civil rights violations. Mr. Hoffman is a former firefighter and has tried over 100 cases to verdict. He has been a member of the CAALA Board of Governors since 1993, receiving the Association’s Presidential Award in 1993, 1996, 2000 and 2012. He is a co-founder of the L.A. Bench-Bar Coalition, served a term on the LACBA Judicial Appointments Committee, and has spoken at numerous MCLE programs. Mr. Hoffman received the Vision Award from the Al Wooten, Jr. Heritage Center and Shell Oil Company’s Diamond Award. He has been recognized by the California Senate and Assembly, as well as the City of Los Angeles, for his work with the youth of South Los Angeles.
This meeting is open to current attorney members of CAALA, includes complimentary dinner buffet. Guests not permitted.
CAALA Conference Center
800 W. 6th Street, Suite 700
Downtown Los Angeles
*Parking is available after 4pm for $9 (cash only) in our building's underground lot. Entrance is located on the west side of Flower, immediately south of the intersection.
If you cannot attend the program for any reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your registration.
May 3 | Women in Law Workshop
May 4 | Executive Committee Meeting
May 6 | Rick Friedman Seminar
May 8 | Plaintiff Trial Academy (PTA)
May 18 | Board of Governors Meeting
May 18 | Education Committee Meeting