Lectures & Video Essays
Continuing legal education lectures/webinars covering cross-examination techniques, workers’ compensation and personal injury practice for the South Carolina Bar and National Business Institute.
“Authoritative” – The South Carolina Bar
Department of Continuing Legal Education
Continuing Legal Education Lectures
Winning Strategies & Tips in Workers’ Compensation Practice/Selected Issues
Overcoming Medicine: Mastering the Medical Case in Personal Injury Claims
Selected Medical and Procedural Issues: Would the Real Diagnosis Please Stand Up?
Building PI Litigation Skills; Wound & Redemption Themes, Strategies and Other Topics
https://cle.scbar.org/Ondemand-CLE/Info/productcd/DL-384Savior, Jezebel, Zombiecat – The Three Faces of Evidence
Cross Examination: Theory and Techniques
Downloadable Course Materials
Cross-Examination Strategies in Civil Litigation
Advanced Workers’ Compensation
Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case From Start to Finish
Building Your Civil Litigation Skills
Evidence Authentication and Admission: Top Mistakes to Avoid
Civil Trial From Start to Finish
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Can I talk about my case with others?
It’s not a good idea to talk to anyone about your case. Sure, there are people with whom you may safely discuss your case, for instance, your spouse, but the better rule is: never discuss your case with anyone, except your lawyer and his staff. This applies to...
Why do I need a lawyer?
If my case is compensable, why do I need a lawyer? Achieving compensability for your cases is only half the battle. Take good note: insurance accompanies do not have your interests at heart. Period. Insurance companies are corporations, usually public, and their...
Can I sue my employer for negligence?
Clients injured at work often ask me: in addition to my workers’ compensation benefits, may I sue my employer for negligence? The answer, in most cases, is no. Why? Because most state have adopted what is called “the exclusivity rule.” This rule limits an injured...
What does it mean that my case is noncompensable?
Noncompensability means that your workers’ compensation case has not been “accepted” by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, for one or more reasons. There are several legal and factual defenses an insurance company might raise to block your...
Choosing the correct medical provider
It's crucial our auto or workers’ compensation clients see and are treated by the correct medical provider, given his or her particular condition. Many of my clients, before they see us, are satisfied with their family doctor, when she may not be the optimal medical...
Quick Tip: Obtain timely medical treatment
Obtaining timely and proper medical treatment is the cornerstone of a well-managed personal injury case and one of the most important reason clients seek my counsel. Without medical attention, clients not only jeopardize their physical well-being but the value of...
Quick Tip: Don’t miss your medical appointments
A common challenge that I face when representing injured clients occurs when the client fails to make her doctors' appointments. Any medical provider, doctor or therapist worth her salt will schedule several appointments or follow-up sessions or examinations and so...
If you’ve been injured at work, tell your supervisor.
One of the legal requirements or “elements” of a workers’ compensation case is “notice”. That is, Your employer has a right to be notified of your accident. New clients tell me all the time: “Well, I didn't actually tell my supervisor about the accident, but he...
Will my case go to trial?
Clients often ask me if I think their case will go to trial. Some clients are spoiling for a fight, while others are seriously afraid of the prospect. The fact is that ninety percent of my cases settle before trial or hearing. This percentage has remained steady...