Effective Use of Depositions in a Personal Injury Trial

(236 Ratings)

Produced on: March 13, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Join attorney Justin Blitz to discuss issues related to taking and defending depositions in personal injury cases. In this program, Mr. Blitz will discuss how to ask questions effectively, how to prepare your witness for their deposition, and address the art of taking non-party depositions. He will also discuss which documents to use as exhibits in depositions, as well as offer tips and strategies for using said depositions to prove your prima facie case. Mr. Blitz will even address nuances such as when to object (or not object!) to a question your client is asked, when it makes sense to not conduct a deposition, and the advantages of video depositions.  

Understand how to put yourself - and your client - in the best position for settlement and success at trial with this pertinent program.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appreciate deposition procedures
  2. Identify the proper questions to ask
  3. Prepare your witness for deposition
  4. Properly review of your file prior to deposition
  5. Use exhibits effectively at depositions


Justin Blitz

Schulman Blitz, LLP

Justin Blitz, Esq. is a partner at Schulman Blitz, LLP.  He focuses on litigating all types of civil cases from inception to resolution. An experienced trial lawyer and skillful negotiator, Mr. Blitz is a tenacious adversary who consistently gets great results for his clients regardless of the case or the challenges presented.

Mr. Blitz has tried cases throughout the state of New York and obtained several significant jury verdicts. He believes that the best results are achieved when every case is meticulously prepared for trial and this philosophy has enabled him to obtain scores of favorable settlements in all kinds of actions.

Mr. Blitz began his career under the tutelage of renowned trial attorney Richard E. Shandell at one of the nation's most prestigious plaintiffs' personal injury and medical malpractice firms. Distinguishing himself as a skillful litigator with a dynamic personality, Mr. Blitz successfully managed a large caseload of complex and high-profile negligence actions. He became known as an able trial lawyer and expert negotiator who successfully resolved hundreds of cases in arbitration, mediation, courtroom negotiation, and trial. Many of his achievements have been chronicled in the New York media.

In 2005, Mr. Blitz became the chairman of the Young Lawyers Committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. As chairman and throughout his career, Mr. Blitz has lectured to attorneys at Continuing Legal Education events on a variety of topics.

In 2010 Mr. Blitz took over twenty cases to verdict with the majority of them being successful results for his clients.

In 2011 Mr. Blitz achieved for Schulman Blitz's clients via settlement or verdicts over two million dollars in compensation for harm caused by others negligence.

Mr. Blitz has established himself as one of the "go to" trial attorneys for other New York lawyers in the State that seek trial counsel on their most severe injury cases.  Many law firms throughout the State hire Mr. Blitz to try to verdict their most catastrophic injured clients' law suits.  This is due to his superb track record and prior verdict results.

Many of Mr. Blitz's cases have been chornicled in the New York media including articles and stories in The New York Post, The New York Times, CBS News, Telemundo and Noticero.

Mr. Blitz is a native of New York City and a graduate of Columbia Prep High School and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He received his legal training at New York Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Blitz also has roots in the entertainment field, having owned and operated a successful booking and music management company.

At Schulman Blitz, LLP, Mr. Blitz litigates a wide variety of civil suits with an emphasis on motor vehicle collisions, negligent security, municipal liability, medical malpractice, labor law, negligent supervision and all types of premises liability.


Melissa B.

Excellent. I loved his very practical advice.

Edward P.

This speaker gave some really unique perceptions.

Adrienne P.

Very well done.

Elaine F.

He's the best!

Alex N.

Great video!!!! I learned a lot from this one.

Shena D.

Justin was amazing. Loved his approach to the material. He was extremely prepared, not from the lecture, but the subject matter and from first hand, do it first experience.

Marilyn T.

I found this presenter to be very engaging and held my attention for the entire hour quite easily. The information presented was useful and love CHIPS!

Paul H.

Excellent presentation.

Antoine M.

Animated and professional attorney-presenter, excellent moderator

Frank M.

Excellent presentation!

Alexander M.


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