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2017 Graduating law students of Temple University's Beasley School of Law receive The Center for Forensic Economic Studies' Jerome M. Staller Excellence in Litigation Award from Center Senior Economist, Brian Conley. The 2017 winners were Courtney Lee Chlebina and Corbin Jay Gardner.

The Center for Forensic Economic Studies was recently named winner of The Legal Intelligencer's 2016 "Best Of" survey in two categories, Forensic Economics/Financial and Forensic Accounting. The Center For Forensic Economic Studies has been honored to be awarded this title for the last seven consecutive years, since the inception of the survey in 2010.

Lectured at the American Rehabilitation Economics Association annual conference on the various elements of economic damages for the injured child plaintiff in various types of matters.

The Center For Forensic Economic Studies was named top Forensic Economics group in the Legal Intelligencer's 2015 Best Of Survey. The Center for Forensic Economic Studies has been awarded this honor since the survey began in 2010.

Senior Economist, Chad Staller lectured at the DRI Trucking Litigation conference on June 12, 2015. The seminar was a primer for young lawyers. Mr. Staller lectured on forensic economic damages that commonly arise in trucking matters. Mr. Staller also lectured on deposing a forensic economist and his observations from the deponent's seat.

In June, Center economists were invited to serve as faculty at Cozen O'Connor's Trial Academy. The Cozen Trial Academy is a week-long trial-skills training program for Cozen attorneys from around the country. Center economists were Chad Staller, David Adams, Stephen Dripps, Brian Conley, and Adam Gilham. Center economists worked with the attorneys in preparing for expert trial testimony and cross-examining the opposing economist. After working with Center economists in preparing their cases, the attorneys presented Center economists in a mock trial.

2016 Graduating Law Students

 

2016 Graduating Law Students

 

2016 Graduating law students of Temple University's Beasley School of Law receive The Center for Forensic Economic Studies' Jerome M. Staller Excellence in Litigation Award from Center Senior Economist, Brian Conley and Temple Law Dean JoAnne A. Epps. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in the study of trial advocacy.

 

2015 Graduating Law Students

 

2015 Graduating law students Charmane Christina Martin and Lauren Elizabeth Stram of Temple University's Beasley School of Law receive The Center for Forensic Economic Studies' Jerome M. Staller Excellence in Litigation Award from Center President and Senior Economist, Chad Staller, and Temple Law Dean JoAnne A. Epps. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in the study of trial advocacy.

 

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2014 Graduating law students Caroline N.J. Power and Emilia Luisa McKee Vassallo of Temple University's Beasley School of Law receive The Center for Forensic Economic Studies' Jerome M. Staller Excellence in Litigation Award from the Center Senior Economist, James Markham, and Temple Law dean JoAnne A. Epps. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in the study of trial advocacy."

 

Temple 2013 Law School Grad

 

2013 Graduating law students Catherine M.M. Cramer and Daniel C. Theveny, Jr. of Temple University's Beasley School of Law receive 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.

 

Temple Law 2012 Winner

 

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.

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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.

Center Senior Economist Brian Conley presented at the 2014 DRI Professional Liability Seminar on December 5, 2014 in New York City. Mr. Conley presented "Impact of the Affordable Care Act and Other Economic Damage Elements in Catastrophic Injury Cases.

Center Senior Economist, Chad Staller was a featured guest on Law Call on Monday November 24, 2014. Law Call is a weekly news program on WCBM Talk Radio AM 680. Mr. Staller discussed on the program the calculation of economic damages in catastrophic loss cases and the presentation of economic damages at trial.

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The Center For Forensic Economic Studies has been selected for the 5th consecutive year as "Best" "Expert" in the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer "Best Of" Survey. The Center For Forensic Economic Studies has won this honor since 2010, the first year of the survey.

Mr. Staller was recognized by NACVA for his work as a national leader in forensic economic damages and expert witness work. The 2014 NACVA Top 40 Under 40 were recognized for their work at NACVA's Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV in June 2014. For more on Mr. Staller and his fellow honorees click on the following link: http://www.nacva.com/40under40.html

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

In June, Center economists once again acted as experts at Cozen O'Connor's Trial Academy, a week-long trial-skills training program for Cozen attorneys from around the country. Chad Staller, James Markham, David Adams, Stephen Dripps, and Brian Conley participated in the program. Center economists worked with the attorneys in preparing for expert trial testimony and cross-examining the opposing economist. After working with Center economists in preparing their cases, the attorneys presented Center Economists in a mock trial.

December 12, 2012, Center for Forensic Economic Studies President Chad L. Staller, M.B.A., J.D., M.A.C., C.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.

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.

July 19, 2012 Center for Forensic Economic Studies President Chad L. Staller, M.B.A., J.D., M.A.C., C.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.

On April 3, 2013, Center President, Chad Staller presented a two hour CLE on Commercial Damages in Litigation. The program provided an overview of key accounting and financial concepts for commercial litigators. Additionally, the program focused 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.

June 19, 2012, Center for Forensic Economic Studies President Chad L. Staller, M.B.A., J.D., M.A.C., C.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

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:

  • CLM- Cleveland, Ohio, Working with Experts, June, 2013
  • Themis Advocacy Group,  New York, New York, June 2013
  • Middlesex Bar Association, Economic Damages for the Civil Litigator, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2013
  • Rutger's Law New Brunswick, Commercial Damages 101, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2013
  • CLM, San Antonio, TX, 100 Largest Trucking Verdicts, April 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association- Medical Malpractice Group, Economic Damages in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Matters, February 2013
  • Saiber Law, December 2012, Florham Park, NJ- Damages Deposition Practice
  • CLM, Nashville, TN, Economic Damages in the Catastrophic Accident, November 2012
  • Margolis Edelstein, Economic Damages Issues in Litigation, June 2012
  • Mintzer Sarowitz, July 2012, Damages Deposition Practice
  • 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 2011, Damages Deposition Practice

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.

Click here to access the damages checklists.

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 800-966-6099.

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 2010-2012 Readers' Poll of the Best Providers of Products and Services to the Legal Community. The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily legal newspaper. Readers were invited to cast their votes for the best providers of products and services to the legal community.

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