Jury Trials in The US
Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
October 11, 2004
Panel of Speakers
The Honorable Ronald S. W. Lew , U.S. District Court, Central District of California
The Honorable Zel Canter, Superior Court for the State of California, County of Santa Barbara, California
Mr. John Coleman, Managing Partner, Coleman & Associates
Mr. Thomas Girardi, Partner, Girardi Keese
Mr. Brian Panish
Mr. Harry Coleman
The speakers discussed the following topics
|TRIAL BY JURY: A JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE||FINAL ARGUMENT: PLAINTIFF’S PERSPECTIVE/DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE/JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE|
|VOIR DIRE: SELECTING A JURY IN THE U.S. COURTS||JURY DELIBERATIONS|
|GETTING THE EVIDENCE IN: USING HIGH-TECH TOOLS||ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: RESOLVING YOUR CASE BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES|
|JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE ON HIGH-TECH: KEEPING THE JURY FOCUSED||DRESS REHEARSAL: USE OF PRE-TRIAL JURY FOCUS GROUPS|
About the Speakers
Thomas Girardi and Brian Panish joined a high-profile Panel of U.S. Judges and Lawyers in a Presentation on the American Jury System.
Thomas Girardi is considered one of America’s leading trial lawyers. His successes are legend. Tom handled the ‘Erin Brockovich’ case as well as garnered headlines on verdicts for SUV rollovers, air bags, as well as numerous medical devices and medications. Tom credits over one hundred (100) Jury Verdicts in excess of seven and eight figures.
Brian Panish recently secured a $35 million dollar verdict resulting from the Singapore Air/Taipei Airport Crash. Brian’s forte is the ‘tough liability’ case. Brian recorded the first billion dollar Jury Verdict in the history of the California Court system on a products injury claim.
Two leading Jurists from the U.S. Courts will also speak. The Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew is the first Chinese American appointed by the President of the United States to the U.S. District Court. The Honorable Zel Canter, Santa Barbara Superior Court, has 25+ years on the Bench and is celebrated for his handling of claims against entertainer/singer Michael Jackson.
Harry Coleman and John Coleman
Joining this All-Star panel will be two (2) leading civil Trial Lawyers, members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, who have eighty (80) verdicts at Trial from the Defense side: Harry W. Coleman of Pennsylvania; and John M. Coleman of Los Angeles, California. John is Immediate Past President of The Hong Kong Association of Southern California and a frequent visitor to Hong Kong.