Wrongful Death Seminar

Published by Minnesota Association for Justice


Wrongful Death Seminar
MAJ Center for Legal Education
706 Second Ave S, Suite 140
Minneapolis, MN

Duration: 300 Minutes

30 Minutes
Appointing the Trustee, Forms Procedure and Strategy
Aria Pham, TSR Injury Law

30 Minutes
Background of the Wrongful Death Statute and Why it Matters
Thomas Fuller, Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, P.A.

45 Minutes
Proving Up Damages for Wrongful Death in Elderly People
Joel Smith, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC

30 Minutes
Maternal Death
Leah Fitzgerald, Robins Kaplan, LLP

45 Minutes
Non-Economic Damages
Nate Bjerke, TSR Injury Law

30 Minutes
Experts and Economic Damages
Peter Riley, Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A.

60 Minutes
The Right Emotions in a Wrongful Death Case
Liz Fors, Robins Kaplan, LLP
Chris Messerly, Robins Kaplan, LLP

30 Minutes
Avoiding Distribution Drama
Isaac Tyroler, Sand Law, LLC

Nate Bjerke
Nate Bjerke is a rarity in the legal world – a real trial lawyer.  Nate has tried and won catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases all over the country, from Florida to Washington, from California to Vermont.  He spent the first 12 years...More
Leah Fitzgerald
Leah Fitzgerald is a medical malpractice litigator who has devoted her entire professional career to working in healthcare.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Leah worked for 13 years as a registered nurse, a role in which she was deeply...More

Elizabeth Fors
Elizabeth Fors, an associate at Robins Kaplan, is passionate about helping those who have been injured from medical malpractice or personal injury. In her three years at Robins, Liz served as co-counsel on four trials: three medical malpractice and...More
Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller is an attorney and member of the Hunegs LeNeave & Kvas trial practice group. Thomas handles FELA, products liability, and other serious personal injury matters. Thomas graduated from William Mitchell. Before joining Hunegs LeNeave &...More
Chris Messerly
Chris Messerly, a partner at Robins Kaplan and a former MAJ President, committed the last 30+ years of his life representing families and individuals who have been injured in cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability...More
Aria Pham
Aria attended Augsburg College and then Hamline University School of Law. She is currently an associate attorney at TSR Injury Law, where she practices personal injury. She enjoys helping people and spends her free time with her husband and 14-year...More
Peter Riley
Peter Riley is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Minnesota Law School. Peter is a partner at the Minneapolis law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben. Peter’s practice is limited to the representation of victims of negligence, products...More
Joel Smith
Joel E. Smith is active in the Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association). He currently serves on MAJ’s Board of Directors. Joel also served on MAJ’s Board of Directors previously (1994-2004)...More
Isaac Tyroler
Isaac Tyroler is a solo practitioner at Tyroler Injury Law. He has represented injured people since he began practicing law. After graduating cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in 2009, Isaac clerked for the Honorable David R. Battey,...More

Originally Published

January 24, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Wrongful Death Seminar - Video
  • Wrongful Death Seminar - Paper

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