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Advanced Issues in Personal Injury

Total Credits: 3 CLE, 3 Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Specialization

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Personal Injury Law
Darren M Clausen |  Amy P Hernandez |  Daniel Gregory Sakall
3 Hours 15 Minutes
State Bar of Arizona - SRO - Tucson, Arizona



Advanced level course covers crucial issues for your personal injury practice.  Topics include:

  • Liens
  • Facing Excess Judgments
  • Experts, including Rebuttal and Areas
  • FASTAR v. Arbitration
  • Jury Selection without Peremptory Strikes

Honorable Greg Sakall, Pima County Superior Court
Darren Clausen, Clausen Law Offices
Dennis Bastron, Curl, Glasson & Patrascioiu, P.L.C.

Amy Hernandez, Amy Hernandez Law, PLLC



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Darren Clausen is a Tucson native and a third-generation Arizonan. He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College on a basketball scholarship, graduating on the Dean's List in 1994. He then returned to Tucson, earning his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law. Mr. Clausen is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, and is a Board Member of the Trial Practice Section of the State Bar of Arizona. He has argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals and is admitted to US District Court. Darren is active in the Volunteer Lawyers Program, having been honored as a Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney in Arizona and "Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month." He is also a member of Arizona Association for Justice. Darren is an AV Preeminent Peer-Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Clausen represents individuals and families in personal injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases. He has successfully litigated cases ranging from complex litigation to minor injury car accident cases. Darren is an advocate, understanding each case is important to his client(s), always putting forth his best efforts fighting for justice. During his career, he has recovered over $45 million for individuals and families that have suffered injuries or death due to the negligence of others. Darren is married to Natalie, a speech-language pathologist who works with preschool-aged children with special needs. They have five wonderful children who range in age from college student all the way down to three years old. In his spare time, you may find Darren playing basketball or coaching youth sports. He also loves fishing and visiting Mexico.

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Amy Hernandez received her law degree in 2003 from Drake University (with Honors). After law school she served as a law clerk at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Ms. Hernandez has served on the Civil Practice & Procedure Committee for the State Bar of Arizona and as the Chair of the State Bar Trial Practice Section. She is a former member of the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court and a former board member for the Arizona Association of Justice. Ms. Hernandez served in the United States Army from 1996 - 2000 as a military intelligence analyst. Ms. Hernandez owns Amy Hernandez Law, PLLC where she focuses her practice on plaintiff's medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and general personal injury.

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Pima County Superior Court

Honorable Greg Sakall was appointed to the Pima County Superior Court in 2017. He is currently assigned to the Civil Bench. After law school, Judge Sakall clerked for U.S. District Judges William D. Browning and Cindy K. Jorgenson. From 2004 to 2017, he was in private practice. He has also been an adjunct associate professor and is a guest lecturer at the James E. Rogers College of Law.

Education: Hillsdale College (B.A., summa cum laude, double major in Spanish & History); University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude).



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 23


Salvador O

"A good variety of information on various important topics."

Matthew R

"Current and relevant information for practitioners no matter how long one has been practicing."

Maria T

"Very useful information"

Daniel O

"Very informative. Included substance covered new subject matter. "

Ward R

"Relevant topics on this practice area and quality discussions."

Charles F

"Really good information. Especially on liens. A good panel. I liked the mix of plaintiff's attorneys (Darren and Amy), the defense attorney (Dennis) and the judge. "

David H

"Very practical, useful information "

Timothy M

"The presentation was more focused on successful tactics for plaintiff attorneys."

Cynthia B

"Too much "war stories" and not enough substantive content. The second hour was slow/boring. It is extremely rare to go to trial these days much less get an excess judgment so that was not a worthwhile topic. Ms. Hernandez should have backed off and let her panel members present their topics rather than "hijacking" the presentations herself. Too much "sitting and talking" by panel which is boring for viewers. Needed more audio-visual aids. Program lacked pacing. Felt like second hour was waste."

Claire M

"Excellent candid comments. "


State Bar of Arizona - SRO

270 N Church Ave., Ste. 100, Tucson, Arizona 85016, United States