Speakers

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David Gray

Gray Law, PLLC

Louisville, Kentucky

Attorney David Gray of Gray Law, PLLC, has spent nearly 30 years standing up for the victims of medical negligence and their loved ones. His experience and skills in the courtroom have led to successful verdicts on behalf of his clients. When other personal injury and medical negligence attorneys need a skilled trial lawyer to put their clients in the best position for success, they call on David.

www.dgraylaw.com

 
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Mark Lanterman

Chief Technology Officer, Computer Forensic Services

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mark Lanterman is the Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services. Before entering the private sector, Mark was a member of the U. S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce. Mark has 28 years of security and forensic experience and has testified in more than 2000 cases.

www.compforensics.com

    Gregory S. Cusimano

    Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton, LLC

    Gadsden, Alabama

    Gregory S. Cusimano is an owner of the law firm of Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton, LLC in Gadsden, Ala. and Winning Works LLC a national trial consulting firm. He concentrates his practice on serious personal injury and death cases. Mr. Cusimano was twice elected to serve on AAJ’s Executive Committee and Budget Committee, was chair of the ATLA (now AAJ) Blue Ribbon Committee to study juror bias and continues to conduct research on tort reform rhetoric and juror attitudes. He, along with David A. Wenner, developed the Jury Bias Model¬¬¬™ that many say revolutionized how cases are tried today. 

    www.alabamatortlaw.com

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    Saul Gruber

    Gruber Trial Consulting, LLC

    North Miami Beach, Florida

    Saul G. Gruber was a nationally renowned Trial Lawyer for 30 years with multiple offices in New Jersey and recently relocated to Florida and transitioned from practicing law to Trial Consulting. He formerly represented victims of medical negligence, car wrecks, defective products and  earned a national reputation in representing and helping victims of Nursing Home Neglect.

    www.grubertrialconsulting.com

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    Hon. Angela Robinson

    Halloran Sage

    New Haven, Connecticut

    Angela C. Robinson, retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge, provides alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services as a mediator, private judge, and arbitrator for tort, personal injury, commercial disputes, contract disputes, and select housing and family law. Additionally, Judge Robinson provides pre-litigation interventions, including discovery dispute resolution assistance and independent investigations.

    www.halloransage.com

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    Robert Mattingly

    DeCamillis & Mattingly, PLLC

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Rob Mattingly practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. He has tried cases in both Kentucky and Indiana and has obtained favorable jury verdicts in both state and federal court. He is a member of the ABA, KBA, LBA, KJA, AAJ and the IBA. Rob is President-Elect of the Kentucky Justice Association.

    www.decamillismattingly.com

     
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    Sharon Muse

    Commonwealth Attorney, 14th Circuit

    Georgetown, Kentucky

    Sharon Muse is currently serving as the Commonwealth Attorney for Kentucky’s 14th Circuit. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Louisville, and extensive training in effects of trauma on the brain. She works with experts in self-protection, trauma, and grief counseling. Muse teaches classes and speaks to groups about self-protection and assists victims as they navigate the legal system.

    Thomas Russell

    Sturm College of Law

    Denver, Colorado

    Thomas D. Russell is an attorney, law professor, and historian. He teaches Torts, Contracts, American Legal History, and a seminar about litigation. Professor Russell the Uniform Commercial Code.

    He also holds a permanent appointment as Professor in the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Prof. Russell is a lawyer licensed to practice law in Colorado and California. In one way or another, most of his practice involves transportation. 

    www.law.du.edu

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    Joey Stidham

    Stidham Reconstruction

    Wooton, Kentucky

    Joey Stidham, owner of SRI, is a former Kentucky State police officer with extensive investigation and reconstruction experience. Joey has interviewed thousands of individuals in all types of cases and investigated virtually every type of incident ranging from white-collar crime to federal death penalty cases. In addition, he has achieved the highest level of training in these areas and continues his belief in training by requiring the same of his team members. 

    www.stidhamreconstruction.com

     
     

    Lonita Baker

    Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Lonita K. Baker is a personal injury litigation attorney at Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to joining Aguiar, she served as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney for more than six years. Attorney Baker began her legal career at the Louisville Metro Public Defender Corporation. In 2020, Attorney Baker gained national attention in her representation of the family of Breonna Taylor. She is the current President-Elect of the National Bar Association.

    www.aguiarinjurylawyers.com

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    Professor Lee Peoples

    Oklahoma City University School of Law

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Lee Peoples is the Frederick Charles Hicks Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Law and Technology at Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar and practiced law in Oklahoma City handling nursing home negligence cases and other civil matters. In 2002, he left practice and joined the faculty of the Oklahoma City University School of Law. 

    https://law.okcu.edu/people/lee-f-peoples/

     
     
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    Judge David Barber

     Circuit Court Judge
    21st Judicial Circuit, Division 2

    David Allen Barber is a Circuit Court Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit. It serves Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, and Rowan counties. He was appointed to the Kentucky Supreme Court by former Governor Steve Beshear and represented the 7th District until December 2015. Judge Barber was elected to the Circuit Court in 2020.

     

    Judge Gregory Lay

    Circuit Court Judge

    Vice-Chief Regional Circuit Judge
    27th Judicial Circuit, Division 1

    Gregory A. Lay is a Circuit Court Judge for the 27th Judicial Circuit, which presides over Knox and Laurel counties. He was appointed to the court by former Governor Ernie Fletcher in August 2004 and elected to the court in November of that year. Lay was later re-elected by voters in 2006 and 2014, and his current eight-year term expires on

    January 1, 2023. Judge Lay also serves as the

    Vice-Chief Regional Circuit judge for the Cumberland region.

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    Judge James Schrand

    Circuit Court Judge
    54th Judicial Circuit, Division 3

    James R. Schrand is a Circuit Court Judge for the 54th Judicial Circuit. It serves Boone and Gallatin counties. He was appointed to the court by former Governor Ernie Fletcher on February 23, 2007. Judge Schrand was re-elected to the court in 2014, winning an eight-year term that expires on

    January 1, 2023.

     

    Gregg Y. Neal

    Neal & Davis, PLLC

    Shelbyville, Kentucky

    Gregg Y. Neal is board certified in civil pretrial and trial litigation, a certified circuit and appellate mediator and approved arbitrator in Florida and is licensed in Kentucky and Florida. He has written book chapters on trial litigation including dog bites by pit bulls, professional negligence, bad faith claims, and construction law. He has lectured extensively in Kentucky and nationally on various legal subjects. Mr. Neal is a Past President of the Kentucky Justice Association.

    www.nealanddavislaw.com

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    Mike Schafer

    The Schafer Law Office

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Mike Schafer is the founder of The Schafer Law Office. He has been licensed in the state of Kentucky since 1986, graduating from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Mike has more than 25 years of practical, yet innovative experience dealing with personal injury cases. Mike makes it his personal goal to be personally involved and give a great deal of attention to each and every case.

    www.mikeschaferlaw.com

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