News and Events
An article titled 'A Personal Injury Damages Roadmap,' by Center President Chad L.Staller, is featured in the Spring/Summer issue of USLAW magazine. The piece outlines the basic elements of damages and issues arising in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Click here for the the PDF>>
Expert Witness Deposition Training at The Saiber law firm
December 12, 2012, Center for Forensic Economic Studies President Chad L. Staller, M.B.A., J.D., M.A.C., A.V.A., Senior Economist James Markham, Ph.D., J.D., CPCU, Senior Economist David Adams, Senior Analyst Brian Conley lectured at the Saiber law firm in Florham Park, New Jersey on "Preparing and Examining the Economic Expert." The program was a three hour CLE program that allowed participants the opportunity to prepare an expert economist for deposition, examine the opposing economist in a deposition setting and defend their own economists testimony in deposition. The program focused on witness preparation, trial tactics, and presentation of expert testimony at deposition.
Center President Chad Staller and Senior Economist James Markham lecture at Temple Law's Trial Advocacy Program
Chad Staller and James Markham lectured to students of Temple Law's Trial Advocacy program on September 14th and September 17th. The programs focused on working with expert witnesses in litigation and the presentation of economic damages at trial.
Center President Chad Staller presents at the City of Philadelphia Law Department's Annual CLE Program
July 19, 2012 Center for Forensic Economic Studies President Chad L. Staller, M.B.A., J.D., M.A.C., A.V.A., presented "Preserving Privilege In Communications With Consultants and Experts" to the Philadelphia Law Department at its annual CLE program held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Panel members included The Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The Honorable Patricia A. McInerney, Court of Common Pleas- Trial Division, Civil, Philadelphia County, and Alan B. Epstein from Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C. The program was moderated by Cara E. Leheny, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, City of Philadelphia.
Trial Advocacy Training at Rutgers Institute For Professional Education
June 19, 2012, Center for Forensic Economic Studies President Chad L. Staller, M.B.A., J.D., M.A.C., A.V.A., and Senior Economist James Markham, Ph.D., J.D., CPCU lectured at the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education in Newark, New Jersey on "Preparing and Examining the Economic Expert." The program was a half-day CLE program that allowed participants the opportunity to prepare an expert economist for trial, present the economist at trial and cross-examine the opposing economist. The program focused on witness preparation, trial tactics, and presentation of expert testimony at trial. Additional faculty members included: John C. Lore III and Andrew L. Rossner from Rutgers School of Law, Kevin R. Gardner of Connell Foley, and Francis P. Karam of Francis P. Karam, Esq. LLC.
For upcoming CLE programs offered by The Rutgers Institute for Professional Education click on the following link: Rutgers' CLE Programs
On April 3, 2013 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, a two credit CLE for New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania attorneys will be offered at Rutgers Law Newark that addresses Commercial Damages in Litigation. The program provides an overview of key accounting and financial concepts for commercial litigators. Additionally, the program will focus on the various methodologies for computing economic damages in commercial disputes and the relevant discovery that commercial litigators should conduct when evaluating an economic damages claim. To register for the program click on the following link: Commercial Damages.
Center for Forensic Economic Studies President Chad L. Staller, M.B.A., J.D., M.A.C. and Senior Economist James Markham, Ph.D., J.D., CPCU lectured on effective damages-case presentation to a trial-advocacy class taught by Gwen Roseman Stern, the school's director of trial advocacy. The two economists also acted as experts in a mock witness-examination exercise conducted by the class.
Center for Forensic Economic Studies Senior Economist James Markham, Ph.D., J.D., CPCU spoke at a program on Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your case, presented by the National Business Institute in Philadelphia in March.
Center for Forensic Economic Studies President Chad L. Staller, M.B.A., J.D., M.A.C., spoke on the Effective Use of Economic Experts in Section 1983 Litigation at the February 3 meeting of the Defense Research Institute’s Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability seminar in Miami on February 2. He presented a hypothetical case involving profound injuries to a family of three and an undocumented domestic worker, outlining the unique damage issues arising under each separate claim.
Center economists made presentations to these firms and professional organizations in recent months:
McCumber Daniels, January 2012, on Presenting the Personal Injury Case
Forry Ullman, December 2011, on Economic Damages Issues in Litigation
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, November 2012, Damages Deposition Practice
Deasey Mahoney Valentini & North, November 2011, on Presenting the Personal Injury Case
Bryan Cave, November 2011, on Damages in Employment Claims
German Gallagher & Murtagh, November 2011, Presenting the Personal Injury Case
Weber Gallagher, October 2011, on Presenting the Personal Injury Case
Stevens & Lee, September 2011, on Accounting Concepts for the Attorney
Chartis Insurance Claim Advisory Board, September 2011, on Damages Issues in Litigation
The November 15, 2011 issue of the Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily legal newspaper, featured a case-preparation checklist of economic damages issues and evidence in injury and employment matters. The checklists, compiled by the Center for Forensic Economic Studies, offer a guide to the basic elements of damages and some of the issues that often arise. Also included is a list of document useful in assessing the extent of loss.
2012 Graduating law student Helga Nataniela Pimentel Spencer of Temple University's Beasley School of Law receives the Center for Forensic Economic Studies' Jerome M. Staller Excellence in Litigation Award from the Center’s president, Chad L. Staller, and Temple Law dean JoAnne A. Epps. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in the study of trial advocacy. Additional 2012 Recipients of the Center for Forensic Economic Studies Excellence in Litigation Award include: Megan Koneski of Temple, Edward M. Grant, Samuel A. Haaz, Collen N. Swim, and Carla Wasko of Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law.
Pictured above is Center president Chad Staller along with Temple Law's dean, JoAnne Epps with Temple Law's 2011 award recipient, Jessica Erin Paine. Additional 2011 Recipients of the Center for Forensic Economic Studies Excellence in Litigation Award include: Jessica Erin Paine and Gary Lee Bailey Jr. of Temple; Laura E. Nowicki and Katie Pilgren of Widener University School of Law; Zak Taylor Goldstein of Villanova University School of Law; Teagan Henwood, Chris Ricciuti, Michael Sanford, Angela Alex Woods and Katherine A. McDermott of Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law; and JaMar S. Mancuso of the University of Maryland School of Law.
Economists from the Center for Forensic Economic Studies recently acted as expert witnesses at in-house training exercises for two leading law firms: Cozen O'Connor and Ballard Spahr.
In March and again in May Center economists Chad Staller, James Markham, Stephen Dripps, Brian Conley and David Adams acted as expert witnesses at a two-day program designed to sharpen the participants' deposition skills.
In June, the Center economists once again acted as experts at Cozen O'Connor's Third Biennial Trial Academy, a week-long trial-skills training program for Cozen attorneys from around the country.
Center economists often
present in-house seminars and training at law firms and insurance
companies. To arrange for an in-house program, contact the Center at
Center for Forensic Economic economists Chad Staller,
James Markham, David Adams and Brian Conley acted a expert witnesses and
damages coaches at a mock-trial exercise held at Temple University's
Beasley School of Law LLM program in April. Prior to the program, Center
President Chad Staller presented a lecture on forensic economic issues
to the LLM students.
Economists at the Center for Forensic Economic Studies have been voted "Best Expert Witnesses" in the Legal Intelligencer 2010 Readers' Poll of the Best Providers of Products and Services to the Legal Community. The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily legal newspaper, conducted the poll in September. Readers were invited to cast their votes for the best providers of products and services to the legal community.