What Trial Lawyers Should Know About Automotive Product Liability

Published by Washington State Association for Justice and Texas Trial Lawyers Association


For every trial lawyer handling any kind of automobile collision case with serious injuries, this is a must seminar for your practice. A client's injuries may be caused by an automotive product defect that many lawyers are not aware of. The speakers at this webinar are among the truly outstanding automotive product liability lawyers in the country.

10:00-10:05 Welcome & Introductions
James S. Rogers, Law Offices of James S. Rogers, Seattle, Seminar Chair
10:05-10:35 What Automotive Defects Have Been the Subject of Lawsuits?
Christine D. Spagnoli, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, Santa Monica, CA
10:35-10:55 Experts in Crashworthiness Cases
Larry Coben, Anapol Schwartz, Scottsdale, AZ
10:55-11:20 Automotive Product Liability Cases in the Headlines
Donald H. Slavik, Slavik Law Firm, LLC, Steamboat Springs, CO
11:20-11:50 Trying the Automotive Product Liability Case
James S. Rogers, Law Offices of James S. Rogers, Seattle, Seminar Chair
Cheryl L. Snow, Law Offices of James S. Rogers, Seattle, WA
11:50-12:00pm Q&A

James S. Rogers
James S. Rogers is the principal lawyer in Seattle’s Law Offices of James S. Rogers. His practice is limited to automotive product liability litigation, product liability litigation, and serious injury and wrongful death.Mr. Rogers is a Fellow of the...More
Cheryl L. Snow
Cheryl Snow practices law at the Law Office of James S. Rogers where she focuses on cases involving death, catastrophic injury, and sexual abuse. Prior to joining Mr. Rogers, she was a Senior Deputy Prosecutor with the King County Prosecutor’s...More
Larry E. Coben
Larry Coben - For more than 40 years, Larry has been going up against companies whose defective products have hurt and killed unsuspecting people. Some of his notable verdicts include:
•$26 million verdict in Buongiovanni v. General Motors...More

Christine D. Spagnoli
Partner - Greene, Broillet & Wheeler
CHRISTINE D. SPAGNOLI is a partner of Greene, Broillet & Wheeler in Santa Monica, specializing in representing plaintiffs in product liability, personal injury and legal malpractice actions. She plays a leading role in representing people injured...More
Donald H. Slavik
Don lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and has held the position of Senior Counsel at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. of Newport Beach, California since 2011. Prior to that, he was a Senior Partner at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin firm...More

Originally Published

January 6, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • What Trial Lawyers Should Know About Automotive Product Liability - Video
  • What Trial Lawyers Should Know About Automotive Product Liability Paper

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