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Capn' Jack Sparrow Reveals Trial Treasures

Total Credits: 8 CLE, 1 Ethics, 8.00 Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Specialization

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Ethics |  Litigation |  Trial Practice
Ted A Schmidt |  Timothy Thomason |  Danielle Viola |  John P Ager |  Peter Akmajian |  Dan Cavett |  Katherine Corcoran |  Richard Davis |  Dimitra Hotis Sampson |  Patrick J McGroder III |  Ronald Mercaldo |  Richard Plattner |   2 more....
9 Hours
State Bar of Arizona- CLE Center - Phoenix, Arizona



Co-sponsored by AZ Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers

The faculty will present on the subjects of Case Preparation, Jury Selection, Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Expert Witness Examination, Closing Argument and Ethics.  They will demonstrate the “do’s and don’t’s” of trial practice using video clips of the Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp case.
Summary of case:

Ted Schmidt, Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian

Honorable Timothy J Thomason, Maricopa County Superior Court
Honorable Danielle Viola, Maricopa County Superior Court
John Ager, Sandweg & Ager PC
Peter Akmajian, Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian
Dan Cavett, Cavett & Fulton PC
Katherine Corcoran, Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson PC
Richard Davis, Mesch Clark & Rothschild PC
Dimitra Hotis Sampson, United States Attorneys Office
Patrick McGroder, Beus Gilbert McGroder PLLC
Ronald Mercaldo, Mercaldo Law Firm LTD
Richard Plattner, Plattner Verderame, PC
Georgia Staton, Jones Skelton & Hochuli PLC
Laura Udall, Laura E. Udall PLLC


Ted A Schmidt Related seminars and products

Ted Schmidt is the managing partner of Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian.  Ted is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers as well as a member of the American Board of Trial Lawyers.  He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Pima County Superior Court and as an Adjunct Professor teaching Advanced Trial Advocacy at the University of Arizona College of Law.  In addition, Ted is a member of the Arizona State Bar Board of Governors representing Pima and Santa Cruz County.

Danielle Viola Related seminars and products

HON. DANIELLE VIOLA was appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court in 2011. Danielle

currently enjoys a Family Court assignment and is co-chair of the Family Court Initiatives Committee which

is dedicated to improving communication between judicial officers, lawyers, behavioral health providers,

staff, and court administration. Prior to joining the bench, Danielle was a partner at Snell & Wilmer where

she concentrated her practice in the area of commercial litigation. Danielle serves as a board member for

Arizona Town Hall and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Alumni Association. She attended

Arizona State University where she graduated manga cum laude in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in

Political Science and cum laude in 1999 with her Juris Doctor degree.

Katherine Corcoran Related seminars and products

Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson PC

Richard Davis Related seminars and products

Mesch Clark & Rothschild PC

Richard Davis is a shareholder in the Litigation Section at Mesch Clark Rothschild.  His practice areas include healthcare and cases that involve products liability, condemnation matters and medical malpractice.  He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an elite trial organization in the United States.  Richard joined the Air Force after high school and was stationed in Okinawa and at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.  He went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law.  He earned a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to attend law school.  After practicing law for only a year and a half, Richard became the lead counsel defending the City of Tucson in a class action lawsuit.  It was the first class action of its kind, pitting aggressive water against defective copper piping.  Since then, Richard has tried over 400 cases, representing both public and private entities, including hospitals and municipalities.

Dimitra Hotis Sampson Related seminars and products


United States Attorneys Office

Georgia A Staton Related seminars and products


Jones Skelton & Hochuli PLC

GEORGIA A. STATON is a partner in the Phoenix firm of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, where she practices mainly in the areas of personal injury, employment, and municipal liability litigation. Ms. Staton represents many governmental entities and in that capacity has defended counties, cities and school districts in both state and federal court. She is certified by the Arizona State Bar as a Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. Ms. Staton previously was an organized crime and racketeering prosecutor with the Arizona Attorney General's Office, chief counsel to the Market Integrity Section, Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Chicago, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Economic Crime Prosecutor with the District Attorney's Office in Wichita, Kansas. She has taught extensively in the area of trial advocacy, and has been a faculty member of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy since 1991.

Laura E Udall Related seminars and products

Laura E. Udall is a criminal defense attorney in private practice in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona.  She attended the University of California at Berkeley for her undergraduate degree and received her law degree from the University of Utah.  Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Alfredo Marquez for District Court in Arizona.  She then went to work at the Pima County Public Defender for 4 years.  In 1992 she and Dan Cooper opened their firm, Cooper and Udall PC, and practiced together until 2021 when she opened her solo firm Laura E. Udall PLLC. Laura has tried over 110 cases to jury verdict.  She is qualified as learned counsel for capital work in both Federal and State jurisdictions.  She has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona teaching trial advocacy since 2010.  Laura was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2017. In 2022, Laura was also inducted into the Tucson High Fall of Fame. 



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(602) 252-4804

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