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Liens in VA Personal Injury and Malpractice Cases: Ethical Considerations

(308 Ratings)

Produced on: October 20, 2015

Course Format On Demand

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In this pertinent program, Lauren Ellerman introduces participants to the ethical duties owed by Virginia lawyers in personal injury cases and in handling, negotiating and advising clients on possible liens. 

 

She discusses how to determine if a lien exists, the attorney's role in negotiating or fighting the lien, and how the existence of liens can and should affect whether you take the case in the first place. 

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.     Understand when significant liens make a case not worth pursuing 

II.    Advise clients about the existence and role of potential liens 

III.   Handle and negotiate Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, TRICARE and other liens 

IV.   Grasp ethical duties as to how attorneys should handle liens with defense counsel and third parties

Faculty

Lauren Ellerman

Frith & Ellerman

Prior to moving to the valley, Ms. Ellerman worked in Leesburg Virginia at Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White where she focused her time on commercial litigation, criminal, and domestic law.

Ms. Ellerman now focuses her practice on medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, serious personal injury and business litigation.  Ms. Ellerman attended the College of William & Mary, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, and the National Trial College.

Ms. Ellerman is a member of  the Roanoke Bar Association, the Virginia Womens Attorney Association, the Virginia State Bar , Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association,  American Association of Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and the  Virginia Bar Association.

When Ms. Ellerman is not representing clients in court throughout Virginia and West Virginia, you can find her working on the Roanoke Dog Park, volunteering at the Rescue Mission or with Second Presbyterian Church.

She also writes a blog for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.

Ms. Ellerman and her husband Whit, a Roanoke attorney, are the proud parents of two dogs and two cats.

 

Reviews

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Barbara L.

Excellent!!!!

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charles l.

This is a wonderful presentatiion on liens from non-medical providers. Thorough, insightful and very helpful.

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Earl G.

Great course.

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Maria P.

Fantastic! Thanks.

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Nathaniel F.

Excellent overview good practical ethical suggestions.

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joseph d.

very helpful

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Antoine M.

Attorney gave excellent presentation, good advice

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Neal R.

Excellent presentation--things not generally thought of.

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Cara T.

This program was excellent - substantive and organized. Best so far.

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Carrol C.

Excellent speaker.

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Cynthia L.

Pragmatic Advice

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Stacey W.

excellent course. Great presenter.

RW
Robert W.

Excellent!

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Donald G.

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Guion H. W.

Great presentation by an expert.

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Richard C.

One of the best.

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T. Rodney O.

Very good program.

FN
Frederick N.

Practical and sensible. Good job.

SR
Shelley R.

speaker was very sharp and well informed. great presentation

DC
Dana C.

Found that it contained a lot of practical knowledge - very helpful!

GM
Gregory M.

Well presented.

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William H.

This was a great presentation on this subject.

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Kimberly H.

She was a terrific presenter!

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Mary H.

Lauren Ellerman is an excellent presenter - knowledgeable, efficient, easy to listen to and thorough.

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Thomas T.

Speaker was excellent at holding interest.

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