Lectures and Seminars

Our attorneys lead and participate in many prestigious legal groups, such as the Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG), and American Association for Justice (AAJ), and routinely publish articles on birth injury topics in legal journals. As part of their commitment to their practice, they also give lectures and presentations on birth injury topics at medical-legal conferences. When they are not presenting their research, they are often invited to moderate these conferences as recognized leaders in the birth injury legal field. Scroll to view each attorney’s lectures and seminars. 

 

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Jesse Reiter

  • November 18, 2021: Presenter – “Myth Busting – How the Facts Refute Common Misbeliefs about Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring (EFM),” American Conference Institute’s 20th Anniversary Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Virtual Conference
  • January 15, 2021: Co-moderator – Michigan Association for Justice 18th Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • November 10, 2020: Presenter – “Exploring Obstetrical Catastrophes: Placental Abruption, Uterine Rupture and Breech Presentations,” American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 19th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims
  • 2016 – 2020: Co-moderator –  Michigan Association for Justice Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • May 30, 2019: Presenter – Michigan Lawyers Weekly: 2019 Hall of Fame
  • April 18, 2019: Presenter –  Michigan Lawyers Weekly Presents: Leaders in the Law 2019.
  • February 4, 2018: Speaker – Panel Discussion “Daubert Challenges in Birth Trauma Cases,” AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Association 2018 Winter Convention
  • July 25, 2017: Speaker –“How to Survive an Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE),” American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Professional Negligence Section
  • Apr. 15, 2016: Panel speaker – Michigan Association for Justice 71st Annual Seminar: “Expert Testimony, Witness Preparation and Daubert Challenges after Ehler: Expert Panel”
  • Dec. 4, 2015: Co-moderator –  Michigan Association for Justice Med Mal Seminar: “Medical Records in the Electronic Age and Finding Ways to Win Medical Malpractice Cases in Any Age”
  • 2014 – Co-moderator: Professional Section CLE program, AAJ Convention
  • Nov. 2014: Moderator – Michigan Association for Justice’s Medical Malpractice seminar
  • Nov. 8, 2013: Moderator  – Michigan Association for Justice’s Medical Malpractice seminar
  • Feb. 10, 2013: Moderator – Birth Trauma Litigation Group seminar at the American Association for Justice’s Winter Convention in Miami, FL
  • Nov. 30, 2012: Co-moderator for Michigan Association for Justice’s Medical Malpractice seminar
  • July 29, 2012: Moderator – Birth Trauma Litigation Group seminar at the American Association for Justice’s Summer Convention in Chicago, IL
  • Feb. 12, 2012: Moderator – Birth Trauma Litigation Group seminar at the American Association for Justice’s Winter Convention in Phoenix, AZ
  • Dec. 2, 2011: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Nov. 2011: Speaker, MAJ New Lawyers “Expert Deposition Workshop” Presentation titled “Cross-Exam of Defendants – Getting Admissions”
  • Oct. 14 – 15, 2011: Moderator – Birth Trauma Conference in Amsterdam, held jointly by the American Association for Justice’s Birth trauma Litigation Group and the Pan European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • April 8-9, 2011: Moderator, AAJ’s Litigating Medical Negligence and Injured Infant Cases Seminar
  • Nov. 12, 2010: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Winning Strategies for Med Mal Cases”
  • July, 2010: Speaker, AAJ Annual Covention, Birth Trauma Litigation Group Seminar Presentation entitled “Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section (“VBAC”)”
  • Nov. 12, 2009: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Seeking Recovery for Medical Malpractice in Michigan: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?”
  • Oct. 2009: Speaker/Participant in American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners 7th Annual Educational Conference
  • Nov. 13, 2008: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Your Medical Malpractice Case Still Needs Critical Care: The Essential Updates”
  • Nov. 27, 2007: Guest lecturer, University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Lecture entitled “Admissibility of Scientific Evidence: Daubert; Davis-Frye.”
  • Oct. 11, 2007: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “The Medical Malpractice (ISN’T) For Dummies Seminar”
  • May 4, 2007: Speaker, Rapid Fire Seminar, Using Focus Groups Early in Discovery: Learning your Strengths and Weaknesses in Time to Make a Difference
  • Jan. 25, 2007: Featured speaker, MAJ 2007 Deposition Workshop – a Legal Workshop for New Lawyers and Student Members
  • Nov. 2, 2006: Guest lecturer, University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Lecture entitled “Admissibility of Scientific Evidence: Daubert; Davis-Frye”
  • Oct. 6, 2006: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Michigan Medmal Law Update Caution: Not for the Faint of Heart”
  • Sept. 23, 2006: Speaker/participant in Mock Trial Presentation – “American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners 6th Annual Educational Conference”
  • May 13, 2006: Speaker, 61st Annual MAJ Banquet
  • May 22, 2005: Speaker, MAJ Evening Forum: “Daubert/Frye: Using Science to Prove Your Claim.” – Topic: Birth Trauma and Daubert/Frye.
  • May 14, 2005: Moderator, 60th Annual MAJ Banquet
  • May 13, 2005: Speaker, MAJ Annual Rapid Fire Seminar entitled “Focus Groups: Not just for Trial Anymore”
  • Dec. 3, 2004: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Medical Malpractice: Winning in a Hostile Environment”
  • Nov. 7, 2003: Co-moderator, MAJ Medical Malpractice Seminar entitled “Medical Malpractice”
  • Mar. 22, 2002: Co-moderator, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) Seminar entitled “Medical Malpractice”
  • May, 1998: Speaker, MAJ Rapid Fire Seminar entitled “Medical Record Alterations”

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Rebecca Walsh

  • “Nursing from a Legal Perspective: A Lawyer’s Observations” –Speaker, Oakland Community College Nursing Student Association Meeting, January 2020
  • “When a Picture Isn’t Worth a Thousand Words: Proving Damages in a Case With No CP,” Speaker, AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Association 2018 Winter Convention
  • “Are Future Damages a Thing of the Past?,” Podcast guest, January 13, 2016
  • Michigan Association for Justice Medical Malpractice Seminar “The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – Are Future Damages a Thing of the Past?” – December 4, 2015
  • “Recent ACA Win,” BTLG/MNIEG Dallas ACA Roundtable, November 21, 2015
  • “Discovery of Electronic Records and Audit Trails” Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) Medical Malpractice Seminar 2014
  • “10 Reasons Babies Suffer Injuries During Labor and in the First Days of Life,” – 66th Annual Belli Seminar, July 17, 2013
  • “Legal Ways to Leave Your Employer/Lose Your Employee” – Michigan Association for Justice, Rapid Fire Seminar, May 4, 2012
  • Moderator – “How To’s of Trial Practice from Start to Finish,” – Michigan Association for Justice, April 1, 2011
  • “What Judges Want You to Know” NBI, Inc., Southfield, MI – May 8, 2009
  • “Daubert Update,” Michigan Association for Justice, Novi, MI, November 13, 2008
  • “Is this a Case? Can I Handle It?,” Michigan Association for Justice, New Lawyers Seminar, September 10, 2008
  • “The Verdict is in…Now What?,” Michigan Association for Justice Rapid Fire Seminar, May 8, 2008
  • Moderator and Organizer – “The Verdict is in…Now What?” Michigan Association for Justice, January 31, 2008
  • “Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, June 21, 2007
  • “Personal Injury Case Management for Seasoned Litigators,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, May 24, 2007
  • “Anticipating the Use of Daubert-Frye” Using Science to Prove Your Claim, Daubert-Frye Forum, Michigan Association for Justice, May 22, 2006
  • “The ABCs of Federal Practice,” Michigan Association for Justice, May, 2006
  • “Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Michigan” NBI, Inc., January, 2005
  • “Damages Caps and their Effect on the Judiciary,” International Legal Studies, Vienna, Austria, 2004
  • “Governmental Immunity Issues in Michigan” Lorman Education Services, May, 2004
  • “Challenges in Michigan Insurance Coverage Litigation,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, November 7, 2002
  • “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Michigan,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, February 26, 2002
  • “Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim,” National Business Institute, Southfield, MI, March 24, 1999

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Anne Randall

  • January 25, 2018: Speaker – Great Lakes Certified Nurse Midwives Conference, “Documentation: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly in the Age of HIPAA and EMR”, Soaring Eagle Resort, Mt. Pleasant MI
  • November 7, 2012: Speaker – Terry Thomas OB/GYN Update, Holiday Inn Gateway Center, Flint, MI, Impact of Healthcare Reform Act Guidelines on Litigation
  • November 2, 2011: Speaker – Terry Thomas OB/GYN Update, Holiday Inn Gateway Center, Flint, MI, Legal Issues in the Management of Common Uro-gynecologic Disorders.
  • May 14, 2011: Speaker – Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Hurley Medical Center; Bioethics for the Practicing Physician; “Bioethics in the Courtroom: Doing What is Right; Doing What is Legal; Who Decides?”
  • May 11, 2011: Speaker – 23rd Great Lakes Family Medicine Update, Wayne State University School of Medicine,
    Division of Continuing Medical Education. “Legal Issues in Patient-Centered Medicine”
  • November 5, 2010: Speaker – Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Winter Meeting 2010: Defending Damages in 2010 –
    Emerging Issues & Effective Techniques; “Cross Examination of Plaintiff’s Life Care Planner
  • November 3, 2010: Speaker – Terry Thomas OB/GYN Update, Gateway Center, Flint, MI, “Medical-Legal Issues Involving the Drug-Addicted Pregnant Patient.”
  • May 22, 2010: Speaker – Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Hurley Medical Center – “The Family Medical Leave Act: The Physician Role, Responsibility and Rights”
  • May 19, 2010: Speaker – 22nd Great Lakes Family Medicine Update, Wayne State University School of Medicine,
    Division of Continuing Medical Education – “ A Day in the Life of A Malpractice Suit.”
  • November 13, 2009: Speaker – Doctor’s Hospital of Michigan, Pontiac, Michigan – Nursing Staff Seminar “The Importance of Documentation in the Provision of Quality Medical Care and in the Prevention of Litigation”
  • September 30, 2009: Speaker – Henry Ford Hospital – Department of Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds “Legal Issues in End of Life Decision-Making”
  • June 16, 2009: Speaker – Family Practice Resident Seminar – “The Guide to Good Medical Practice: Otherwise
    Known as How to Get on with the Practice of Medicine and Avoid Visits with my Friendly, Neighborhood Medical Malpractice Attorney”
  • June 3, 2009: Speaker – 21st Great Lakes Family Medicine Update, Wayne State University School of Medicine,
    Division of Continuing Medical Education – “The Family Practitioner and Legal Aspects of End of Life”
  • April 4, 2009: Speaker – Hurley Medical Center Institute for Continuing Medical Education – “Legal Aspects of Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions”
  • June 4, 2008: Speaker – 20th Annual Great Lakes Family Medicine Update, Wayne State University School of
    Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education – “Legal Issues in Medicine”
  • August 21, 2007: Speaker – North Oakland Medical Center – New Resident Seminar
  • June 6, 2007: Speaker – 19th Great Lakes Family Medicine Update – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Nursing Continuing Medical Education, “Medicine and the Law”
  • August 25, 2006: Speaker – North Oakland Medical Center Family Practice Attending and Resident Seminar –
    “Legal Aspects of Reporting and Documenting Vulnerable Adult and Child Abuse”
  • February 9, 2006: Speaker – North Oakland Medical Center – Family Practice Resident Seminar “Importance of Good Documentation in the Provision of Good Medical Care and Prevention of Litigation”
  • November 9, 2005: Speaker – Terry Thomas OB/GYN Update, Frankenmuth, Michigan – “Institutional Defense of Obstetrical Malpractice Matters” (Focus on Induction of Labor and Macrosomia)”
  • March 2, 2005: Speaker – Northville High School Peer Mediation Class “Mediation in the Real World” – Lisa Sadikot, Teacher
  • May 14, 2003: Speaker – The Lakeshore Chapter of Surgical Operating Room Nurses Legal Aspects of Surgical Nursing; Patient Advocacy, Chain of Command
  • September 23, 2002: Speaker – North Oakland Medical Center Surgical Nursing Staff – Nursing Staff Charting Seminar
  • September 16, 2002: Speaker – North Oakland Medical Center – Family Practice Staff, Attending Physicians , and
    Residents re: Legal Aspects of Work/Interpersonal Relationships with Staff; Documentation Issues

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James R. McCullen

  • September 2004: Life Expectancy in the Cerebral Palsy Patient: Using the Grossman, Plioplys and Strauss studies to Cross-Examine plaintiff experts. Presented at The Kitch Law Firm.
  • December 2009 and April 2011: Medical Record Documentation: How to Elude the Scrutinizing Eye of Plaintiff’s Counsel. Presented at St. John Hospital and Medical Center and Munson Medical Center.
  • June 2011: HIPAA and the new HITECH Security Provisions: New Security Regulations, Breach Notice Requirements, and Increased Penalties for Accountants and other Business Associates. Presented at Traverse City CPA-Law Forum.