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Pepperdine School of Law to Host 2017 Southern California Trial Lawyers Conference

Pepperdine University School of Law will host the second annual Southern California Trial Lawyers Conference at Caruso Auditorium on the Malibu campus on Saturday, January 28, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM.

The day’s event will feature six panel discussions led by many of the region's top trial attorneys. The sessions will include:

  • “Practical Tips for Dealing with Difficult Cases”


Mark Hiepler


Judge Richard Aldrich, associate justice of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three 

Geoffrey Wells, partner, Greene, Broillet & Wheeler

  • “Stories of Success”


Robert Simon


Gary Dordick, partner, Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick

Spencer Lucas, Panish Shea & Boyle

Alex Wheeler, Parris Law

Mauro Fiore, Jr., Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr.

  • Keynote: “New for 2017”


David Ball

  • How Insurance Companies ‘Practice’ Medicine”


Michael Bidart


Robert Gianelli, Partner, Gianelli & Morris

Theresa Barta, Law Offices of Theresa J. Barta

  • “Effective Opening Statements and Closing Arguments by the Masters”


Brian Chase, senior partner, Bisnar Chase


Brian Panish, Panish Shea & Boyle

Nick Rowley, Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley

The discussions will be followed by a breakout session for law students, “What Do I Need to Do in Law School to Become a Strong Trial Advocate?”

The Southern California Trial Lawyers Conference seeks both to highlight the many ways that trial lawyers advocate for justice in their local communities and to showcase Pepperdine Law’s contributions to the field.

Free admission is given to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff. Ticket prices for other parties range between $25 and $150. For additional information about the conference, and to register to attend, visit the School of Law website.