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Tom Vesper
Tom Vesper
Westmoreland Vesper & Quattrone

Tom is a skilled and respected trial lawyer and legal expert in serious personal injury, TBI (traumatic brain injury), wrongful death, complex litigation, product liability, professional negligence, and consumer fraud cases. One of the few NJ attorneys recognized and published as an authority on wrongful death law, settlement strategies and damages.

Tom has handled thousands of serious injury and death cases and tried hundreds of cases to jury verdicts or binding arbitration awards.

He is listed as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the personal injury category, and “Best Personal Injury Lawyers in New Jersey.” These peer reviewed list of the nation’s and NJ’s best lawyers by specialty area are selected by other lawyers and published nationally and statewide.

Tom Vesper is credited with helping change the legal rights of fire, police and emergency personnel and their families to recover damages in third party cases when they are seriously injured or killed on the job; also he has developed new ethical techniques for establishing money damages.

Member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Past President of the New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers (now NJAJ); Charter member of South Jersey Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates; Founding member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; Sustaining & Stalwart Member of American Association for Justice; Faculty Member of National College of Advocacy; Founding Member, Past President, Past Executive Director of Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys (now ATA); Founding Member and Board of Directors of Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA); Founding Member and Executive Director of The Aletheia Institute, dedicated to “Truth in Advocacy, Full Disclosure in Discovery, and a Fair Measure of Justice.”

Certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Author of 30 books or chapters and more than 200 published articles on damages, wrongful death, trial advocacy, settlement, discovery and trial practice, including, The Trial Notebook, 7th ed. (2013 West Pub. Co.), The Deposition Notebook 6th ed. (2013 West); Uncle Anthony’s Unabridged Analogies, 3nd ed. (2013 West); “Ante-Mortem Damages,” Ch. 20, Medical – Legal Aspects of Pain and Suffering, (2003 Lawyers & Judges Pub. Co., Inc.); “Consortium” Chapter 25, Vol 2, Litigating Tort Cases (2013 West); The Canadian Settlement Notebook (2012 BC Trial Lawyers; 2009 Alberta TLA) “Wrongful Death” Ch, Vol 2,VII, Handbook of Death & Dying, (2004 Sage); All About Auto Cases: Winning Trial Strategies (2004 Vermont Trial Lawyers Association); The Ethics Blitz, (2005, New Hampshire TLA)

Teaches and lectures nationally and statewide at trial lawyer conferences, Webinars and Video Workshops including the National College of Trial Advocacy at Harvard and Duke University law schools, the New Jersey Judicial Conference of Judges, AAJ, APITLA, and The Aletheia Institute.

Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of four attorneys in the firm who has tried and settled cases bringing more than one million dollars to the client.

Graduate of Villanova University with a BA cum laude; juris doctorate in law from Rutgers University Law School, writer and member of the Rutgers Camden Law Review. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for 23 years; 27 (b) certification as Trial and Defense Counsel for Courts Martial; retired as CWO4.

Born in Philadelphia, PA., raised in Pennsauken, NJ and a homeowner in Margate, NJ since 1973. Enjoys watching movies, shows, dining, traveling with his family: Mary Alice and their two daughters Maggie and Catie.

Maximizing Damages in Wrongful Death & Injury Cases Workshop

Tom Vesper

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WHAT WILL OUR DAMAGES WORKSHOP DO FOR YOU?

Our workshop will focus on the forensic sciences – medicine, pathology, and Forensic accounting – and proven techniques for proving damages, and using lay and expert testimony, along with demonstrations and exhibits to help frame your client’s damages, expose the weaknesses of the defense’s experts and arguments, and recover a maximum amount of money damages from the jury.

Our workshop will cover how to handle affirmative defense, FAQ’s or the questions most frequently asked by jurors, denials to requests for admission, and accusations by the defense doctors of either malingering, “symptom magnification,” or any inconsistent behavior by or mechanism of injury to your Plaintiff.

We will also specifically address how to prove lost earning capacity, and the economic value of “advice, counsel, guidance and companionship” through accepted forensic economic analysis. The methodology(s) we will discuss include(s) use of investigation,  pre-suit discovery, pleadings, written discovery, interrogatory responses, depositions, expert reports, and rebuttal reports, “Polarization” of the case and successful vs. unsuccessful themes, and analogies for summation.

Participants must bring at least one of their own cases wherein they have one or more issues that will negatively or positively effect the “bottom line” verdict value of the case. Any factual or legal detail that the participating lawyers are wondering about re damages and/or causation should and will be thoroughly discussed and solutions developed for success. Everyone attending our Tom & Jerry Workshop will be able to get on their feet to practice and try out and/or discuss some highly rewarding discovery, deposition, trial and mediation/arbitration techniques.

Some of the many issues we can help address include the following:

A.  Overcoming Negative/Deflationary Evidence (Exclude-Limit-Deal With MIST)

1. Dealing With Negative/Deflationary Evidence That Dismisses Damages

2. Motions In Limine

3. Experts to Explain/Enhance Monetary Loss & Economic Value of Services

4. Trial. Arbitration, Mediation

B. Motions In Limine Re Damages

C. Jury Instructions About Causation and Damages

D. Verdict Form

E. Jury Selection

F. Giving An Effective Opening Statement Re Damages

G. Direct Examination/Ordering The Witnesses

H. Direct Examination of The Forensic Pathologist

I. Direct Examination of Forensic Accountant

J. Effective Cross-Examination At Trial

K. Handling Your Experts At Trial

L. Handling The Defense Experts At Trial

M. Giving A Persuasive Closing Argument

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