2017 Annual Convention and Seminar



September 13-15
Bellterra Casino Resort

Slot Tournament
Throughout the Convention
Sponsored by Belterra Casino Resort
You have two minutes to make the most points. The top three win prize money of up to $500. All other entries are in a drawing for $50. All you need is a speedy finger and a little luck!

We will send a link to register in a few weeks. The cost is $25.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
12:00  p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Talc Litigation — Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
Danielle Ward Mason is a partner at Beasley Allen Law Firm in Montgomery, Ala. Danielle helped secure verdicts against Johnson & Johnson for its failure to warn about the scientific link between frequent use of its talc-containing products and the increased risk of ovarian cancer.
2:00 p.m. Take Your Practice Skyward: Using Drones in Your PI Practice
Matthew Rosenberg is a partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, LLP, Central Pennsylvania’s largest personal injury law firm. Matt also serves on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. Science in the Courtroom
Janet G. Abaray is the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office. She has more than 30 years experience in pharmaceutical litigation, beginning with her work as defense counsel for Merrell Dow in the Bendectin litigation. She is a member of the lead counsel committee for the Depakote litigation.
4:30 p.m. Day 1 of Education Sessions Concludes
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. "Casino Royale" Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Robson Forensic
Hosted by Young Lawyers

Pull back the curtain of the Gaming Industry in an EXCLUSIVE look into the world of Casino Operations. Hear how the industry really works! Get a true insiders perspective and ask the questions you have always wanted to ask. Next, get an insider’s look into Baccarat, Craps and Roulette with gaming stations. Learn the odds, strategy and what the house doesn’t want you to know!
Thursday, Sept. 15
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Motivating Conservative Jurors
Keith Williams, founder of Keith Williams Law Group in Tennessee, dedicates his practice to helping everyday people and their families in accident, injury and wrongful death cases. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice), Past President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the TTLA.
10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. Esquire
Joshua Koskoff represents the third generation of Koskoffs at KK&B in Danbury, Conn. Josh has successfully represented dozens of individuals and families whose lives have been permanently altered by medical negligence. Most recently, Josh represented ten families who lost a child or spouse in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
11:45 a.m. Afternoon Festivities Begin
12:00 p.m. The 'M' Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Lunch
19 Steak and Seafood
Enjoy lunch and be a part of this strong network of KJA women trial attorneys.
12:00 p.m. Goldfinger’ Golf Outing
Belterra Golf Course
Sponsored by Ringler Associates: Gayle Christen, Cindy Chanley, Brad Cecil
Check-in, Range Open, Lunch
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
7:00 to
10:00 p.m.
"Shaken Not Stirred" President’s Reception
Casino Boat Rooftop
Sponsored by Ringler Associates: Gayle Christen, Cindy Chanley, Brad Cecil
Her Majesty’s Secret Service and KJA President Liz Shepherd invite you to a fun-filled evening with live music. You may even get to take the stage as Corey Fannin and Jared Smith (pictured above) did last year. Browse the numerous auction items—be the highest bidder—and bring your favorites home. If you’re feeling all 007, dress Bond style or as one of your favorite characters.
Friday, Sept. 16
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Keys to Winning the Medical Negligence Case at Trial
Gary D. Fox is a partner in the Miami, Fla. law firm of Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. He authored articles in Trial Magazine and The Florida Bar Journal.
10:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. Connecting the Damage Dots to Make Your Clients Whole
For the past twenty years, Deborah S. Chang, Los Angeles, Calif., represented clients in products liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, securities fraud and complex torts cases. She served as local, regional and national counsel for a variety of companies and manufacturers.
12:00 p.m. "Diamonds are Forever" Awards Lunch
Sponsored by Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky
Join us as we recognize the recipients of the Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Outstanding Trial Judge and Consumer Safety Awards.
1:30 p.m. Voting Begins for Board of Governors
1:30 p.m. Rambo Litigator
Carl L. Solomon is the owner of the Solomon Law Group, LLC in Columbia, S.C. Carl concentrates his practice in areas of complex litigation including catastrophic injury, pharmaceutical litigation, products liability and wrongful death.
2:30 p.m. Mistakes Plaintiff Lawyers Make
A. Campbell Ewen is with Ewen & Kinney in Louisville, Ky. He focuses in civil practice, insurance defense and general litigation.
3:30 p.m. 2017 Case Law Update
Jay Prather devotes his Lexington, Ky. practice to representing clients badly hurt or killed. Jay has experience in both jury trials and appellate practice, in various practice areas including medical negligence, birth injuries, trucking accidents and defective products.
4:00 p.m. Convention Concludes



Belterra Casino Resort

Belterra Casino Resort
777 Belterra Dr, Florence, IN 4702
(888) 235-8377


Lodging & Accommodations

Hotel Rooms

KJA has a special room block Wednesday and Thursday nights (13 & 14) for $125. There are also a few rooms available at this rate for Tuesday and Friday nights. Mention Kentucky Justice Association or use the code S0917KJ when reserving your room. Call 1-888-235-8377 to reserve your room. The cut off date for the special rate is August 28.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by 5:00 p.m. three days prior to the seminar receive a 100 percent refund, cancellations made after 5:00 p.m. three days prior to the seminar receive a 50 percent refund and cancellations made after 5:00 p.m. two days prior will not receive a refund, but do receive electronic and audio CLE materials.