In this program, experienced trial lawyer and skillful negotiator Justin Blitz will provide an update to his highly regarded prior course on the topic. He will cover all aspects of trying a personal injury case from the plaintiff’s perspective, providing an energizing discussion for trial attorneys who are new to trying cases, as well as veteran attorneys who wish to get a refresher on the fundamentals.
The program will detail trial tactics and strategies, presenting the thought process of the plaintiff attorney throughout the evolution of the trial. Mr. Blitz identifies what attorneys need to know to maximize damages and get the most out of the evidence they have. His discussion includes investigation techniques, various litigation strategies for trial preparation, how to modernize your practice to effectively communicate your message to younger jurors, and New York’s ever-changing jury pool. He also includes
Soft tissue auto case litigation strategies
Using technology and other tips to effectively get your message across
All the variables no one talks about: the long waits, the judges, dealing with your adversary, etc.
Voir Dire - recognizing biases, community-driven, and letting them speak; using challenges effectively; creating challenges for cause
Strategies geared towards younger jurors
Strategies for preparing for trial and mediation
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.
Excellent CLE. The instructor gave real life practical information and was passionate about his craft.
Mr. Blitz is very informative. I am impressed by CLE's in which he lectures.
Great job !
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