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NATA 2018 Damages Seminar


Evaluating, Proving, and Maximizing Damages
Friday, April 27, 2018
The Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S. 13th St., Lincoln, Nebraska

Approved for Nebraska & Iowa MCLE Credit

Nebraska MCLE Activity #156396, 6.42 Hours including 1.25 Hours of Ethics 
Iowa MCLE Activity #294936, 6.25 Hours including 1.25 Hours of Ethics

Program Chair: Eric R. Chandler, The Law Office of Eric R. Chandler, PC, LLO, Omaha


8:00 a.m. Registration


8:25 – 8:30                               
Welcome Remarks
Eric R. Chandler, The Law Office of Eric R. Chandler, PC, LLO, Omaha

8:30 – 8:55                               
Use of Medical Imagery to Prove Damages and Increase the Value of Your Case
Lindsay Coulter, ION Medical Designs, LLC, Omaha

8:55 – 9:25                               
From Intake to Demand - Planning for Damages in Your Demand
David M. O’Neill, Hauptman, O’Brien, Wolf & Lathrop, P.C., Omaha

9:25 – 9:50                               
Damages from Defendant’s Perspective
Karen Bailey, Engles, Ketcham Olson Keith, P.C., Omaha

9:50 – 10:00                          

10:00 – 10:30                          
Addressing Damages at Mediation
Amy L. Van Horne, Kutak Rock LLP, Omaha

10:30 – 11:15                          
Workers' Compensation and the Home Healthcare Aspect of Damages:
Making Sure You Don’t Leave Money on the Table
Justin High, High & Younes, LLC, Omaha

11:15 – 11:45                          
Proving Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case
Mandy L. Strigenz, Sibbernsen, Strigenz & Sibbernsen PC, Omaha

11:45 – 1:00                            
Luncheon Break – On Your Own

AFTERNOON SESSION                                 

1:00 – 1:45                               
You’ve Obtained a Recovery, Now What?  Ethical Considerations for the Attorney When
Advising Their Client on the Use of Structured Settlements                        
Chris Harlan, President, Summit Structured Settlements, Des Moines, Iowa

1:45 – 2:15                               
Evaluating and Presenting Damages in Your Case
Peter C. Wegman, Rembolt Ludtke LLP, Lincoln
2:15 – 3:00                               
Dealing with “Bad Facts” and Using the Courtroom to Prove Your Case at Trial
Carlos A. Monzon, Monzon Law, PC, LLO,  Lincoln

3:00 – 3:10                               

3:10 – 3:40                               
Ethical Obligations of Fully Protecting Both You and Your Client Regarding Public Benefits
Todd J. Belisle, Vice President, The Centers, Clearwater, Florida

3:40 – 4:05                               
Proving Damages at Trial Without the Use of Medical Specials
Richard J. Schicker, Law Offices of Richard J. Schicker, Omaha

4:05 – 4:30                               
Employment Law: Maximizing All Damages
Kathleen Neary, Powers Law, Lincoln


REGISTRATION FEES: The seminar registration fee includes lectures, electronic course materials, refreshment breaks, and payment for registrants’ MCLE credit. The registration fee is $225.00 for non-members. The discounted registration fee for NATA members is $175.00.

MANDATORY CLE: NATA is an accredited sponsor under the regulations of the Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado Supreme Court Boards of Continuing Legal Education. This seminar has been approved for MCLE credit that will apply to the mandatory requirements. Nebraska MCLE Activity #156396, 6.42 hours including 1.25 hours of ethics.  Iowa MCLE Activity Number #294936, 6.25 hours including 1.25 hours of ethics.

COURSE MATERIALS: The written materials for NATA’s seminar will be in electronic format, and will be available on NATA’s website prior to the seminar.  A link to the materials will be e mailed 3-4 days in advance of the seminar to all those who pre-registered.   In addition, the materials will be distributed to registrants on CD ROM at the seminar.  Wireless Internet is available at the seminar so that materials can be viewed online.  We encourage registrants to bring their laptops or iPads.

If you would prefer a printed copy of the materials to be given to you at the seminar, there will be an additional charge to the registration fee.  Please call the NATA office at (402) 435-5526 if you would like a printed copy of the materials.  Printed materials must be ordered one week prior to the seminar.

TAX DEDUCTION: Educational expenses, including registration fees, hotel and travel expenses are deductible if the course aids or improves in maintaining educational skills. (See Treasury reg. 1-162-5)

SPECIAL OFFER TO NEW MEMBERS OF NATA: Join NATA now and pay a special new member seminar registration fee of $150.00. Dues paid now apply to a full year of membership. Join NATA! (Please allow 2 days for processing, prior to registering online)


The Cornhusker Marriott

DIRECTIONS TO THE CORNHUSKER, A MARRIOTT HOTEL:  From Interstate 80, Exit onto I-180/US-34 East toward 9th Street/Downtown. Keep straight on US-34E/N.9th St., road changes to S. 9th St. Turn left onto “M” St. Turn right onto S. 13th St. The Cornhusker is on the corner.


Summit Structured Settlements
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Refunds

Refunds in full will be made if cancellations are received by April 20, 2018. After that date there will be an administrative fee charged for late cancellation