NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER DINNER - Feb. 10, 2016

February 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM Pacific
Pre-Paid (Member): $50.00
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $60.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $60.00
Pay at the Door (Non-Member): $70.00


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Topic

What the Attorney Needs from the Expert: What all Experts Should Know

Join the Northern California Chapter of FEWA for a special presentation by attorney Christopher Wood. Having recently secured one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Placer County ($6.4 million), Mr. Wood has plenty to share with attendees about trials. Mr. Wood will share his experiences in using experts, as well as how he works with experts in order to prepare for deposition and trial testimony. Additionally, he will review some recent cases he has handled.



Speaker(s)

Christopher W. Wood became the youngest named partner at the Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP firm at age 37. He was voted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) by his trial lawyer peers in 2012. (Less than 1% of all practicing lawyers throughout the country are admitted as ABOTA members.) He has devoted his entire legal career to helping families who have been impacted by catastrophic injuries and/or the death of a loved one.

 

Mr. Wood and his partner, Roger Dreyer, recently obtained one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Placer County's history when a jury compensated the Plaintiff $6.4 million.

 

He was instrumental in setting the standard for admissibility of medical expenses in trial across the State of California. His case Greer v. Buzgheia was affirmed and published in 2006 by the Third District Court of Appeal. The Greer case allows the plaintiff to introduce all of the medical expenses an injured victim is facing as opposed to limiting them to what was paid by health insurance.

 

Mr. Wood has also worked to protect police officers and fire personnel. His case Terry v. Garcia was published by the Third District Court of Appeal and confirms the independent negligence exception to the fireman's rule. The Terry case confirms that when a police officer or fireman is responding to a call and is injured in the process by a third party, they can recover against that third party for their injuries as opposed to relying solely upon worker's compensation benefits.

 

He is also serving as the Vice President of Education for the Consumer Attorneys of California. CAOC is a State wide organization that works to protect the right to a jury trial for the citizens of California.




Location

Scott's Seafood - Oakland
2 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone: (510) 444-3456
Website: http://www.scottsjls.com/


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