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Janelle Bailey

Washington Injury Law

Seattle, Washington

As the founding member of Washington Injury Law and a successful Seattle personal injury lawyer, Janelle has successfully taken on cases against some of the largest insurance companies in the nation. She has repeatedly been named as a Top 40 under 40 trial attorney by the National Trial Lawyers.

 

Janelle received her law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law then joined the prosecutors office, then two prestigious law firms using her Physics background as a patent attorney. After years of working in the corporate sector, Janelle established Washington Injury Law to solely focus on helping people who have been injured.

www.washingtoninjurylaw.com

 

Kevin Burke

Burke Neal PLLC

Louisville, Kentucky

Kevin Burke is a founding partner of Burke Neal, PLLC. His practice focuses on appellate advocacy, but he also advises small and medium size firm practitioners on briefing, preservation, and strategic considerations before appeal.  In 2013, Mr. Burke was awarded the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Kentucky Bar Association. In 2010 and 2012, he was awarded the Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award by the Kentucky Justice Association.  He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

www.burkeneal.com

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Allan Cobb

Cobb Law, PLLC

Louisville, Kentucky

J. Allan Cobb is lawyer, friend, confidant, drone “hobbyist,” and Pulitzer Prize nominated photographer, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He focuses his law practice on federal and state legal malpractice defense, personal injury litigation, business litigation, technology law, drone law, and identity theft recovery, at the firm of Cobb Law, PLLC. He has a B.S. in Political Science and Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville. 

www.cobblawpllc.com

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Maura R. Grossman

Maura Grossman Law

Buffalo, New York

    Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, as well as an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in New York.

     

    Maura is a well-known and influential eDiscovery lawyer.  She is described in Who’s Who Litigation 2015 E-Discovery Analysis as “‘sensational’ according to her peers and . . . a ‘go-to’ in the area.”  Chambers & Partners USA 2015 Litigation:  E-Discovery described her as “the best-known person in the area of technology-assisted review; a superstar among superstars.” 

     

    She is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches courses on eDiscovery. Previously, Maura taught at Rutgers Law School–Newark and Pace Law School.

     
     
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    Judge Jacqueline Caldwell

    Kentucky Court of Appeals

    Springfield, Kentucky

    Judge Jacqueline M. Caldwell was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Division 1 of the 3rd Judicial District on November 5, 2019.

     

    In the sixteen years prior to her election to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Judge Caldwell worked as a solo practitioner, with a focus on family law, and as a Guardian ad Litem for children in dependency, neglect and abuse cases as well as in high conflict divorce and custody proceedings. In addition to her primary practice as a Family Law attorney, Judge Caldwell also practiced in the areas of probate, wills and estates, personal injury torts, small business matters and as an appellate attorney. Prior to opening her own practice in 2003, Judge Caldwell worked for the law firm of O’Koone Hintermeister, PLLC, and her first position out of law school was as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney, where she had also worked as a clerk during law school.

    www.kycourts.gov

     

    Phil Grossman

    Grossman Green PLLC

    Louisville, Kentucky

      Philip Grossman has over 35 years of experience in the practice of law and is currently a senior partner in the Louisville Law Firm of Grossman Green PLLC.

       

      His passion is handling personal injury cases for clients who suffer serious and catastrophic injuries. In particular, he most frequently works with victims and families who have suffered the effects of brain injuries, paralysis, fractures, spine injuries and wrongful death.

       

      In 2018, Philip served as President of the Kentucky Justice Association (KJA) which is the leading organization of Kentucky Plaintiff's Trial Lawyers committed to improving the quality of legal representation for Kentucky injury victims and their families. In 1996 He served as President of the Louisville Bar Association, the largest voluntary bar association for lawyers based in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky.

      www.grossmangreen.com

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        Richard Hay

        Hay & Knight, PLLC

        Somerset, Kentucky

        Richard has represented plaintiffs in tort cases for over 35 years, and has tried over 60 injury and death cases. He practices with his daughter, Sarah Knight, in Somerset, Kentucky. They exclusively represent plaintiffs in product liability, medical negligence, motor vehicle and other serious injury cases.

        www.hayandknight.com

         
         
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        Ann Oldfather

        Oldfather Law Firm

        Louisville, Kentucky

        Ann Oldfather has practiced law for 46 years, after graduating magna cum laude from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville first in her class. Ann enjoys litigating complex cases in diverse areas of law, provided she can represent someone whose rights need protecting. Her significant cases have included a record verdict against McDonald's Corporation (sexual abuse strip-search litigation), and a record verdict in commercial litigation against a Fortune 500 company (for destroying the goodwill of a local business)She also spearheaded the decade-plus litigation for employment claims against the City of Louisville by its firefighters Ann reversed prior precedent when the Kentucky Supreme Court allowed children to pursue loss of consortium claims on the negligent death of a parent.

        Ann's proudest achievements are being the recipient of the 2001 Peter Perlman Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Kentucky Association for Justice, and her membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates.

        www.oldfather.com

         

        Sarah F. King

        Clifford Law Offices

        Chicago, Illinois

        Sarah F. King is one of Chicago’s rising medical malpractice lawyers at the firm and one of the most hard-working, intelligent attorneys one can find. She works tirelessly to investigate and prepare complex medical malpractice cases to achieve justice for those who have been harmed by medical negligence. She works with dedication and tenacity to get to the bottom of what actually happened and what proper practices should have been used to prevent injuries related to medical care. It is this passion that makes her one of today’s top Chicago medical malpractice lawyers.

        www.cliffordlaw.com

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        Hans Poppe

        Poppe Law Firm

        Louisville, Kentucky

        Hans Poppe  has a national reputation for handling catastrophic injury and death cases as well as business-to-business litigation. 

         

        According to the 2021 Kentucky Trial Court Year in Review, only two plaintiff lawyers in Kentucky have tried more cases to verdict than Hans since 2005. 

         

        Hans has multiple seven and eight figure verdicts and settlements in products liability, commercial truck wrecks, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, nursing home negligence, accounting malpractice, and FELA cases. 

        www.poppelawfirm.com​

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        Charles M. Rittgers

        Rittgers & Rittgers

        Cincinnati, Ohio

        Charlie is a trial lawyer with a record of success in a broad range of plaintiff injury and criminal defense jury trials. Charlie is willing to take cases to trial that most lawyers would settle. For example, despite having a $1 million offer from an insurance company to settle a motorcycle crash case, Charlie and his client refused the offer, took the case to a four day summary jury trial, and received a jury verdict of $15 million (reduced to $9 million for comparative fault). In 2019, Matt Nakajima and Charlie turned down a $25,000 offer on a slip and fall and received a $3 million jury verdict. In the same year, Charlie and his father, Charles H. Rittgers, garnered international attention after obtaining a not guilty jury verdict for their client who was charged with aggravated murder and had falsely confessed to killing her baby. Charlie enjoys fighting for the underdog and working to achieve justice for his clients.

        www.rittgers.com

         

        Steve Romines

        Romines Weis & Young, PSC

        Louisville, Kentucky

        Steve Romines has been practicing law with his law school classmates Lawrence Young and Mark Weis at Romines,Weis and Young since passing the bar in 1993. He has tried in excess of 250 jury trials. Although his practice was focused primarily on criminal defense he has also been lead counsel in multiple plaintiffs cases and was named Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2018 by the KY Trial Court Reporter. 

        www.rominesweisyoung.com

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        Joe Satterley

          Satterley & Kelley PLLC

          Louisville, Kentucky

          Joe Satterley graduated from Fairdale High School in 1985, Eastern Kentucky University in 1989 and Temple Law in 1997. He specializes in Products Liability, Railroad injuries and toxic exposure/injury cases. He is licensed in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and California.

           

          Joe has tried cases to verdict in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and numerous cases in California. He has over 20 multi-million verdicts.

          www.satterleylaw.com

           
           

          Bruce H. Stern

          Stark & Stark

          Lawrenceville, New Jersey

          Bruce H. Stern is an expert Civil Trial Attorney as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Stern specializes his practice in representing the victims of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and wrongful death. In July 2004, Bruce began publishing the Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog as a way to share his knowledge as a brain injury lawyer. Additionally, he is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on the subject of traumatic brain injury litigation, evidence and trial techniques. He also co-authored a book entitled “Litigating Brain Injuries” published by Thomson Reuters and a chapter entitled “Brain Injuries” which is included in AAJ’s Litigation Tort Case Series, published by AAJ Press.

           

          Bruce is a Past President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), member of the AAJ Executive Committee and the National Board of Governors. He is a past chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and a past chair of AAJ’s Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Section. Bruce is a past president of the New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly ATLA-NJ) and recipient of its highest award, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service.

          www.stark-stark.com

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