In service to the workers’ compensation legal community, Susan England led a San Diego County Bar event aimed at young attorneys. This panel addressed the deposition skills necessary in workers’ compensation discovery proceedings. Attendees were able to hear Ms. England’s advice as an advocate, and also her perspective from her years as a Judge. www.eps-law.com
In a maritime case of national import, Barry Ponticello and Renee St.Clair recently argued a Jones Act and unseaworthiness matter involving allegations of punitive damages before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
EPS (www.eps-law.com) hosted another edition of its ongoing morning speaker series, this time focusing on the use, application and litigation of the AMA Guides in state and LHWCA litigation. Having litigated LHWCA matters for decades, EPS attorneys were well familiar with the Guides even before they were adopted for use in California.
EPS was pleased to have Dr. Craig Uejo, an expert in the AMA Guides, as part of this speaker series edition. Dr. Uejo enlightened the attendees with specific examples of problem areas and suggestions for medical legal report review.
Renee St. Clair, well known as one of the foremost attorneys litigating AMA Guides issues, addressed the defense attorney activities necessary in reviewing and litigating AMA Guides disputes. Alex Oberjuerge brought all of the attendees up to speed on relevant case law involving AMA Guides issues.
EPS( www.eps-law.com) has been a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. For the third straight year, EPS attorney Margot Ponticello participated in the fundraising event and walked 60 miles in the fight to end breast cancer.
Goblins and ghouls et al were out in force on Halloween.
EPS (www.eps-law.com)again sponsored a hole at the annual Rett Syndrome charity golf tournament. Great cause and a fun time had by all working at England Ponticello & St.Clair.
In keeping with the firm’s long standing public speaking and presenting tradition, EPS (www.eps-law.com) hosts an ongoing speaker series, bringing together leading experts and EPS attorneys to address hot topic litigation issues.
Frequent AME Dr. Lane appeared at one of the events, detailing a medical legal evaluator’s role in the litigation process, as well as addressing his process for assessing permanent disability and apportionment. Barry Ponticello spoke on the role of the defense counsel in litigating permanent disability and apportionment issues. Susan England, with her years of experience as a workers’ compensation judge, gave the attendees the view from the bench.