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Mediation for Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases

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Produced on May 10, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence

Course Description

Join attorney Justin Blitz as he offers tips and techniques as to get the most out of mediation in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. In this course, Mr. Blitz will discuss various issues related to representing plaintiffs in personal injury at mediation. He will begin with discussing when a case is ripe for mediation and when you should agree to mediate (and not to agree to mediate) a case. He will also provide tips and strategies on approaching the mediations and how to choose the appropriate and most effective neutral. The course will also touch on preparing and presenting a mediation package, as well as strategies on the actual negotiation process and how to get the most compensation for your client at mediation.

Mr. Blitz will also discuss his three step approach to mediation and provide tips on how to approach mediation settlement discussions and when to leave the mediation despite an offer on the table. Additionally, he will address topics including what to include in your mediation package, and will also discuss tips on discovering whether the other side is negotiating in good faith, how to handle talks with the neutral, and tips on presenting your case at the mediation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Effectively approach mediations
  2. Identify when to mediate a case and when to know a case is ripe for mediation (and when a case is legally appropriate for mediation)
  3. Choose the appropriate neutral
  4. Appreciate the use of technology and demonstrative evidence to show the devastation of an injury at mediation
  5. Present effectively to both parties at mediation
  6. Discuss tactics for post-mediation if a case does not get resolved

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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 many substantial 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 has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for people who have been injured due to the negligence of others.

Mr. Blitz has over a decade of experience of successfully managing 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. 

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.

Mr. Blitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). He is a past chairman of NYSTLA’s Young Lawyers Committee. In addition to NYSTLA, Mr. Blitz is a member of several other bar associations, including the American Association for Justice.

When not in the courtroom, Mr. Blitz lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the country. He has lectured on a variety of topics including courtroom technology, trial tips and techniques, and strategies for maximizing the value of personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Blitz's lectures have over 20,000 views from Attorneys who have taken his courses for continuing legal education credit. The reviews of his lectures have made him a renowned speaker across the State in regards to personal injury legal topics. 

Mr. Blitz has been selected to the “Super Lawyers” list of “Rising Stars” for the years 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" for 2017 and 2018.

Many of Mr. Blitz's cases have been chronicled 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.

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.


Delia G.

Excellent. Very informative.

Gerard R.

Justin Blitz is a great instructor.

Phil B.

Glad the presenter advised against taking other work to a mediation session for mediation deadlines-which another Lawline presenter recommended. Work on other things and see how much your client appreciates you!

Jeremy S.

Good stuff, and great point about some folks using it in bad faith as an additional discovery tool.

Mary F W.

As always, Justin keeps it real.

Kurt C.

Faculty was very effective. Thank you!

steven w.

he's always good

Karen R.

Captivating speaker! This guy is good.

Stuart K.

Fantastic lecturer!!!! Enjoyed his enthusiasm.

Benjamin J.


Laura J. R.

Good course, good speaker

Brian P.

Great presenter!

Bill L.

Good information in an understandable format, great visuals.

stephen r.

good job

Ronald R.

Very good presentation by the speaker.

Julia A.

He was great!

Anthony R.


Steven D.

Very Well Done

charles l.

excellent conversational style.

Paul H.

Excellent presenter. Very engaging; not stiff and pedantic.

Paul S.

Justin was great! I wish he had more time.

Stephen K.

Very interesting. Very animate instructor. Excellent Course!

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