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ABOTA Foundation Masters in Trial®: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation

Published by American Board of Trial Advocates


Educating lawyers in the art of trial advocacy is a primary goal of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates. The Masters in Trial shows how some of the most successful trial lawyers in the country conduct a trial – without war stories. All of the trial team counsel are ABOTA members and are well-known and highly respected in their fields.

What happened when a motorcycle gang stormed into a hotel casino and attacked a rival motorcycle gang with guns, clubs and knives? The entire episode is captured on videotape. Premier ABOTA trial lawyers present this riveting case for your educational experience. A world-renowned pediatrician dies in the melee as he rushes to help other innocent bystanders. His wife has filed suit against the hotel, claiming premises liability, negligent training and supervision and negligence. Observe how a plaintiff creates a case of inadequate security, and the hotel defendant presents a defense to such a violent intervening cause.

Whether you are a novice or seasoned trial lawyer, plaintiff or defense counsel, this program will assist you in your next trial and trials thereafter. This seminar is designed to teach by example. The skills you see demonstrated are applicable to virtually every other civil case.

This is one seminar trial lawyers will be talking about. You don’t want to miss it. Come see how the Masters do it.

This is a full day seminar which will be streamed live over the internet so a reliable, high-speed internet connection is required to participate. Before registering, please check your internet connection at speedtest.net, to make sure the download speed on the computer you will be using is at least 5 mbps.

Stephanie A. Ball
Stephanie A. Ball focuses on personal injury, wrongful death and products liability. She is a member of the Executive Committee of Minnesota ABOTA. She has been recognized for several years as a Top 50 Women Super Lawyers. Ms. Ball is a Past...More
Charles H. Baumberger
Charles H. Baumberger is the 2016 National President of ABOTA. Mr. Baumberger focuses on personal injury cases, from medical malpractice, defective products to railroad cases. He is Past President of the Dade County Bar Association and FLABOTA. He is...More
Michael A. Bryant
Michael A. Bryant focuses on plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is the Past President of the Minnesota Association for Justice and a member of the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota. Mr. Bryant has been named the...More
Carlyle H. Chapman, Jr.
Carlyle H. Chapman, Jr., focuses on complex commercial litigation involving fiduciary rights and duties, and employment matters. He is Past President of the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA and TEX-ABOTA, and currently serves as the President of the ABOTA...More
John D. Clark
John D. Clark concentrates his practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Medical Malpractice, and Workers’ Compensation. He also continues to represent individuals charged with serious criminal offenses in the State Courts of...More
John M. Degnan
John M. Degnan primarily focuses on commercial/business litigation, professional liability and professionals’ disciplinary matters. He also frequently serves as a mediator or arbitrator and is active in significant issues involving E-discovery and...More
Sally J. Ferguson
Sally is a shareholder in the firm of Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala and has been practicing law for more than 25 years.

Clients benefit from Sally’s reputation as one of the most effective trial lawyers in Minnesota. She...More

Robert J. King, Jr.
Robert J. King, Jr., has extensive experience representing plaintiffs in cases involving medical negligence and product defect and has tried virtually all types of personal injury matters. Mr. King is a Fellow of the American College of Trial...More
Elizabeth A. Leedom
Elizabeth A. Leedom represents hospitals, physicians and other providers in medical malpractice cases. She has special expertise on cases involving obstetrics, neurosurgery, anesthesia and other areas. In addition to her work with health care...More
Joseph Leoni
Joseph Leoni focuses on motor vehicle, products liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. He is a member of ABOTA, the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Italian American Lawyers Association. Mr. Leoni...More
Honorable Kathryn D. Messerich
Honorable Kathryn D. Messerich was appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2004 and elected in 2006 and 2012. Currently Assistant Chief Judge of the First Judicial District, chambered in Dakota County. Judge Messerich is a Past President of the...More
Rebecca Egge Moos
Rebecca Egge Moos devotes her practice to litigation with emphasis on medical malpractice, complex commercial claims and pharmaceutical litigation. She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Minnesota State Bar Association...More
John R. Rodman
John R. Rodman is a Trustee of the ABOTA Foundation and a member of ABOTA since 1990. He has taught trial practice at the ABOTA National Trial College on the campuses of Harvard University and Princeton University, and in ABOTA Masters in Trial...More
Rich Ruohonen
Rich Ruohonen focuses his practice on cases involving car accidents, traumatic brain injury, food poisoning, premises liability, daycare liability, and product liability. He is a member of ABOTA and the Minnesota Association for Justice where he is...More
Peter A. Schmit
Peter A. Schmit focuses on all types of medical malpractice. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and serves as President of the Minnesota Association of Justice. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar...More
Steven R. Schwegman
Steven R. Schwegman practices in the area of professional liability and general casualty law. He is a member of ABOTA, past president of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and a former member of the DRI Board of Directors. Mr. Schwegman has...More
William D. Shapiro
William D. Shapiro is a partner with Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis‚ Inc.‚ a law firm specializing in catastrophic injury‚ products liability, and unfair business practices litigation. Mr. Shapiro is a Fellow in the American College of...More
Gregory Weyandt
Gregory Weyandt focuses his practice on Alternative Dispute Resolution. His trial experience includes health, disability, fiduciary, securities, tax and trust, products liability, construction, insurance, personal injury, banking and trade secret...More

Originally Published

May 12, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • ABOTA Masters in Trial®: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation - Morning Session
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial®: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation - Afternoon Session
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial®: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statement through Jury Deliberation - Fact Pattern and Exhibits

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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