In a personal injury lawsuit, the defendant's insurance carrier will invariably hire litigation doctors on its behalf to examine the plaintiff. This is done in order to have a professional witness testify at trial for the purpose of assisting in the defense of the case with respect to minimizing the damages suffered by the plaintiff. These "hired guns" will opine that: the plaintiff did not sustain any injury as a result of the subject incident and/or has made a complete recovery. These highly paid witnesses are usually experienced and skilled at convincing a jury of their "expert" opinions.
This course is designed to teach the plaintiff's attorney how to use the adverse party expert that performed the Insurance Medical Examination [IME] to help prove the plaintiff's case, and undermine these negative opinions and attack the credibility of this witness.
I. Know the structure, elements and style of an effective cross-examination
II. Gain familiarity with a typical negative IME and how to win a significant plaintiff's verdict by using specific techniques
III. Learn actual questions/answers from real cases
IV. Illustrate the power of a "positive" cross-examination and how and when to impeach the witness and show their bias
Robert J. Genis, Esq. is a senior and founding partner in the law firm of SONIN & GENIS, ESQS. Bob is a trial attorney specializing in seeking compensation for the families of people killed or seriously injured as a result of negligence, medical malpractice and products liability cases in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey, Federal Court of Connecticut, and has litigated cases in a number of other states.
Bob achieved a verdict in a negligence case that was listed as one of the top jury verdicts of the year in the USA and New York, and the following year as one of the top medical malpractice settlements of the year in the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, New York Magazine and ALM Verdictsearch, and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, is a Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been inducted into the Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Bob was awarded the only “Lawyer’s Lawyer” award from the Bronx County Bar Association, and received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Jewish Lawyers Guild.
He has successfully represented numerous victims of negligence, medical malpractice, lead poisoning, construction accidents, premises and vehicular accidents, elevators/escalators accidents, police brutality and false arrest, municipal wrongdoing, and other significant injuries.
In addition to trying cases, Bob is a past Associate Editor of the National Trial Lawyer magazine and Past Editor in Chief of the Bronx Bar Journal, The Advocate, and has been published in those journals as well as the New York Law Journal, where he has been a frequent contributor, as well as the New York State Trial Lawyers Quarterly, New York State Trial Lawyers Bill of Particulars, the Queens Bar Journal and the Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Section Journal of the New York State Bar Association. Some of his articles have been cited in McKinney’s and other treatises. Bob was appointed a Trustee of the Law Library for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Bronx County Courthouse.
Bob is a long time Director and active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and has served on its Legislative Affairs, Amicus and other committees; Past Vice President of the Jewish Lawyers Guild; a Director of the Bronx County Bar Association; a past Director of the Bronx Women’s Bar Associations; a past Secretary of the Tort Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has served on the Judicial Screening Committees of various bar associations and the Independent Democratic Screening Committee. His bar association memberships include the New Jersey Association for Justice, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.
Bob has taught, chaired and moderated numerous CLE programs on a national and statewide level. Nationally, he has taught classes for the American Association for Justice[formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America] at their National Annual Convention, for the New Jersey Association for Justice at their Statewide Conventions, at the National E-Litigation Summit, and online for Lawline.com, the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, and OnlineCLE123.com. In New York, he has lectured extensively for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, has Chaired its annual Evidence Seminar and taught at its Decisions Seminar for over a decade, and has also Chaired programs and lectured for the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Bronx County Bar Association, the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, Bronx Black Bar Association, Bronx Criminal Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association, on numerous topics relating to wrongful death and personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.
Bob is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey, the Federal Court of Connecticut, the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and has been admitted pro hac vice into the State and Federal Courts of a number of other jurisdictions.
Bob has handled numerous high profile cases that have attracted national and international media attention on TV, radio, newspapers and the internet, including his pro bono representation of Teron Francis, where he was able to change the law in New York State to allow the family and not the hospital decide when to terminate life support.
Bob is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law.
bob was fantastic
Faculty member Robert J. Genis displays outstanding communication and presentation skills.
dynamic and animated
Excellent presenter just excellent
This was truly a superb course; I cannot recommend this course highly enough. It is thorough, practical, and insightful.
This was very useful. One of the more interesting lectures.
Interesting and good orator
Excellent very talented GET HIM TO DO MORE COURSES
Best of the cross examination courses I’ve taken.
Very good presentation... I would argue it is must for insurance defense counsel to watch... makes you think of doctor selection.. steps you can take to strengthen IMEs... doctor preparation.... gives you an idea on areas you should vet with the doctor to avoid surprises...
that was one of the best presentations I have ever watched. I will actually watch it again as I prepare for an upcoming trial!
informative speaker with great practical tips
EXCEPTIONAL course, very valuable for Workers' Compensation cross-examination of IMEs, fantastic suggestions and references.
Great techniques shared, thanks!
Excellent. Highly informative. Compelling.
The best presentation. The very best. Can be used for any casei in any country and legal proceeding. Certainly, the mode of asking question by Mr. Genus is simple, yet powerful. Would recommend.
Simply the best, a cut above the rest
This was an amazing lecture. It may very well be the best I ever seen, in 24 years of practice.
One of the better instructors.
One of the very best Lawline programs I've seen - just masterful.
Enjoyed this class. Well presented, I appreciated the line of questioning examples. They made the content interesting.
This was the best course I have taken on Lawline.
Excellent! Very informative!
The attorney was definitely knowledgeable, likeable, engaging and clear, however the insurance company-retained physician examples he used were, frankly, very biased (eg 100% defense work), unethical, kicked out of medical board, and eminently impeachable (conflicting testimony in past depos). I'm used to working with physician experts who are more balanced, from USC Keck School of Medicine, or Cedars Sinai, or UCLA- retained as experts by defense firms- where they can't pull those stunts and wont be retained by defense. However- all the war story tips for cross were very good and need to be shared.
Tremendous insights and great closing ..no consequences to Defendants ... !!
The instructor did a great and interesting presentation.
Excellent presentation and excellent use of cross examination technique throughout
This was far and away the best CLE I have watched on Lawline!
Get more from Bob Genis
So entertaining and knowledgeable. Great topic, great speaker.
good med mal intro
Wonderful talented speaker did a great job
Best lawline course I've taken. Good, practical information
Excellent program. Great examples and technique.
great lawyer. obviously has tried a bunch of cases
I appreciate that the presenter did a mock examination and explained the logic of each question.
Thank you very much! Wonderful speaker!
Awesome speaker and very knowledgeable regarding his subject matter.
Excellent program, very helpful.
Faculty clearly has a lot of experience in this field - easy to understand.
Great lecturer. Kept the attention and provied excellent insights
Great presentation. Thank you.
Great program for cross examination.
Outstanding presentation. Best I have seen on lawline
Excellent job. Lots of inside baseball. I do this for a living and I picked up a few things
One of the best speakers Lawline has!!
Excellent content. Very interesting speaker.
Excellent presentation on the subject matter. Top Notch.
The lecturer was lights out awesome. I hope you have more programs from him.
Excellent and powerful presentation!
One of the most informative, well constucted, practical and useful CLE courses i have taken in my over 40 years of practice. Very well done. The presenter is an excellent teacher. Than you for taking the time to present this course.
One of lawline's best programs
Best speaker yet
Excellent presentation; best one I've seen yet (and I've seen many)
Really enjoyed this program - I intend on watching it multiple times to review. One of the best cle videos that I have watched. Thank you.
Mr. Genis gave a fabulous and informative lecture. Thank you.
One of the best CLE courses on trial advocacy I have seen. Bob is an excellent attorney.
Excellent course. Excellent materials, examples,presentation and insights
This was an excellent presentation.
Robert Genis is obviously a dedicated trial attorney who has mastered his art; who gives tips and a practical outline for the hostile defense doctor cross examination. Well worth the time, even if you don't practice in New York.
An awesome tour de force. Useful info for many situations beyond cross of defense medical expert.
great program and presentation
Excellent trial techniques!
Bob Genis was excellent
This speaker is a fabulous trial tactician and strategist. Fabulous course. Bravo!
I don't do any PI work, but the methods illustrated could be used with any expert. I plan to review this before my next cross of an expert. Good stuff.
Excellent information about outside sources to find impeaching evidence, and how to use it effectively
One of the Best Courses and Speakers on Lawline!
Rob Genis' enthusiasm for trial work and this material is obvious. A pleasure to watch and he has a great sense of humor!
Excellent and helpful presentation
really good course
Very interesting CLE.
One of the best presentations I have seen. Good practical and strategic advice.
Mr. Genis was stellar. Very informative, very entertaining.
Speaker was excellent
This is an outstanding presentation.
Wonderful presentation. Many helpful tips for dealing with the defense doctor.
One of the best speakers on cross examination I have had the pleasure of listening to in over 35 years as a lawyer.
Fantastic presentation by an obviously knowledgeable and effective lawyer. Empowering presentation.
Very good suggestions for any trial lawyer.
nice first experience
Presenter gave great examples.
BEST PRESENTATION OF THE 24 CREDITS IN LITIGATION PACKAGE. iT WAS THE LAST ONE FOR ME OF MY 24, SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST.
I wholeheartedly agree with the other commenters....outstanding presentation. Great speaker who presented very informative material in an interesting manner.
Great presentation. His knowledge, tips and tricks will be used almost immediately and helped me quite a bit in an area I have always encountered difficulty when preparing for trial and mediation.
AN EXCELLENT presentation
This presentation was great. I will review again.
one of the most thorough CLE presentations that I have ever seen! i wouldn't want to be on the other side of the table with Mr. Genis :) Amazing job!
Wonderful seminar and great speaker
Hilarious. He teaches by multiple examples, which in this case was very effective. He's a very good instructor.
One of the best presentations I've seen on cross exam!
This course is clear and well-structured presentation of the main issues and strategies.
If only cross of an opponent expert was that easy! Lots of good tips.
I could have listened all day. Excellent!
Excellent speaker. He knows his stuff!
great speaker, great presentation.
Great speaker. Appreciated information in the slides.
He was amazing. Should be required viewing for anyone who tries cases, no matter how experienced they are.
Presenter was excellent. Provided great information on subject and process.
really practical stuff valuable even to the Old Dogs
Excellent presentation in every respect, extremely informative, interesting and entertaining.
Excellent course, excellent instructor
very much enjoyed this program.
I'll never do this, but wow, this was a riveting presentation, I really enjoyed it. It was fun,
Stressing the importance of PREPARATION in getting the defense witness to support your case before beginning the process of taking apart his credibility.
Excellent presentation and content
The best presentation on Lawline in five years
Speaker shares extensive lessons from experience. I am a seasoned litigator and still learned several techniques that I will consistently employ.
very practical advice----refreshing
Phenomenal instructor--excellent materials and dynamic presentation.
One of the best
Highly effective strategies and skills provided in a very clear and entertaining manner. Excellent presentation in all respects.
This is the best CLE I have watched on lawline.com. I HIGHLY recommend it.
Awesome. Great information. Well presented. Helpful.
clever and insightful view of this area.
Very informative and helpful video.
Outstanding. Interesting and practical.
Best CE I have viewed on law line to date.
Truly exceptional presentation!!!! Highly recommend.
Great presentation with much substance and utility.
This is easily the best seminar out of the offered CLE classes. Speaker is engaging, on point, and thorough.
Excellent, pragmatic and crystal clear.
This is a good course for cross examining a Defendant's doctor in a personal injury case.
He KNOWS what he is talking about - OUTSTANDING!
Very effective course.
Best presentation I have seen for CLE credit.
Informative, worthwhile and enjoyable.
Excellent! Very Informative!
Great strategy suggestions.
Excellent. Entertaining as always.
My practice area and I learned so much.
Outstanding - I don't practice in this area but it was an excellent, attention-keeping presentation.
Excellent and thorough presentation!
By far the most useful and organized Lawline course I've viewed. Outstanding.
Fantastic, relevant, and useful.
Excellent and very useful info.
i have the cross of a "negative defense medical examination physician" coming up. Timing is everything. i think this is one of the best CLE programs i've ever attended.
THE BEST SEMINAR IN THE COURSES I HAVE TAKEN THUS FAR.
Every time I have seen a course by Genis, I have learned from him.
THIS MAN WAS INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE
great presentation - really helpful that actual questions, etc were presented with examples
Very helpful and interesting and relevant.
Good webinar. Useful for overall trial technique and strategy beyond just medical malpractice cross-exam. Excellent instructor.
Excellent speaker and great useful substance.
very informative. excellent presentation
Bob Genis is one of the most thorough lecturers I have ever heard speak. In fact, this was much more than a lecture. It was if he he brought you into the courtroom with him while he was conducting a trial. Highly recommend.
this was a very helpful lecture.
The material was presented in a very concise yet logical manner.
Brings Bronx street smarts to the art of cross-examination.
Best internet program I have seen
This may be the best CLE course I have taken
Best course I have ever heard.
This guy loves rthe law...
it gives the plaintiff perspective well.
Excellent. Top notch speaker.
This speaker was terrific, and I will require my young associates to watch this one.
Great presentation, fascinating examples of cross-examination.
One of the very finest presentations I have seen to date on Lawline.
I thought the speaker was well versed and informative.
Great speaker. Hope he does future courses