A recent Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation involved an in-depth review of the historic $265 million Amtrak settlement. The CLE was held at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 22 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck, PC partner Fredric Eisenberg, and associate Todd Schoenhaus are members of the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee (PMC) that the court appointed to handle the settlement, presented the CLE along with other members of the PMC. “I am honored to be part of an incredible team of lawyers that will present this historic settlement program which not only provides each participant with the opportunity to a non-adversarial hearing but will ensure compensation by the end of next summer,” said Fredric Eisenberg regarding the Amtrak settlement and his role presenting the CLE. The CLE covered the entire timeline of events that led to the…
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At a national conference dedicated to auto defects and crashworthiness, Stewart Eisenberg and Dan Sherry, Jr. presented a seminar on Commercial and Modified Vehicle Rollover Liability. Using a previously resolved case as an example, Eisenberg and Sherry showed attendees how to create and effectively use animation to prove liability in a rollover case.
Stewart J. Eisenberg was a course planner and presenter at “A Day on Personal Injury” presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Eisenberg used a case he tried last summer as an example to show attendees how to effectively try an auto defect case. His seminar stressed the importance of gathering multiple experts to link the defect to the injury. The trial ended with a verdict of $55.3 million for the plaintiff and was the highest personal injury verdict in Pennsylvania in 2014.
Nancy Winkler, Esquire, recently reflected on her leadership in the legal community and her litigation experience in complex personal injury matters as part of a Chancellor’s Leadership Institute panel hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association. The panel highlighted the historic number of women currently serving as leaders of bar associations and legal organizations across the region. For more than two decades, Ms. Winkler has represented individuals and their families in the litigation of complex personal injury matters involving automobile defects, product liability, pharmaceutical liability, medical malpractice, toxic exposure, construction accidents, falls and automobile/trucking accidents. Ms. Winkler is President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. She is a member of local and state bar associations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the American Association for Justice. In 2008, she was inducted as a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of…
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Ken Rothweiler was a course planner and presenter at the 2011 Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) Annual Retreat. Rothweiler presented two seminars over the three day retreat that was held this year in Philadelphia at the Westin Hotel. A Conversation with Tom Kline was an engaging discussion between two of Pennsylvania’s preeminent trial attorneys. Rothweiler, the incoming PAJ President, sat down with Kline to candidly discuss what the two great trial lawyers have learned over the course of their illustrious careers. Rothweiler also presented, Do we Still Have a Constitution? with the Honorable Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. The seminar discussed the loss of constitutionally guaranteed rights throughout American history up to and including today. The retreat also marked the beginning of Kenneth Rothweiler’s term as President for PAJ.
Fredric Eisenberg was a course planner and presenter at the 2011 Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) Annual Retreat. Eisenberg was a faculty member for the annual Tort Roundtable. The fast-paced three hour program featured experienced trial lawyers from around the state highlighting the most important cases and issues of interest in law. Topics covered included: Auto Law Bad Faith Construction Litigation Crashworthiness Mass Torts Medical Malpractice Premises Product Liability Sovereign Immunity Workers’ Compensation Eisenberg used his extensive expertise e as trial lawyer to highlight the important cases and area of interests within the topic of Product Liability. The retreat also marked the beginning of Kenneth Rothweiler’s term as President for PAJ.
Kenneth Rothweiler was a course planner and presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s seminar entitled Opening Statements: The Lawyer as a Storyteller. The seminar focused on the techniques and methods that can be used to capture and hold the attention of juries. Having tried over 100 jury trials in his career, some resulting in the highest verdicts in Pennsylvania, Rothweiler discussed what makes an opening statement compelling to juries.
Stewart Eisenberg and Nancy Winkler were course planners and presenters at the 2011 Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) Annual Retreat. Eisenberg and Winkler were faculty for the annual Tort Roundtable. The fast-paced three hour program featured experienced trial lawyers from around the state highlighting the most important cases and issues of interest in law. Topics covered included: Auto Law Bad Faith Construction Litigation Crashworthiness Mass Torts Medical Malpractice Premises Product Liability Sovereign Immunity Workers’ Compensation Eisenberg and Winker used their extensive expertise as trial lawyers to highlight the important cases and area of interests within the topic of Crashworthiness. The retreat also marked the beginning of Kenneth Rothweiler’s term as President for PAJ.
Nancy Winkler was a course moderator for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) seminar entitled “Historic Changes: New Joint & Several Liability Laws”. Topics included: Legislative Update Joint Tortfeasor Releases Strategic response to abolition of Joint & Several Impact to Your Cases: Auto Bad Faith Med Mal Products Liability Winkler spoke to trial lawyers from across the state about the impact of the new Joint & Several Liability legislation on Product Liability cases.
Stewart J. Eisenberg, Esquire was a Course Planner and Presenter at The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Seminar entitled Strategies to Overcome Jury Bias held in Philadelphia. Stewart used his expertise as an experienced trial lawyer to plan and present materials that would help attorneys identify, understand and develop tools to overcome jurors’ biases. Those present learned how to master ways to use jurors’ experiences in their favor to select the best jury for their case.