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Strategies for Maximizing the Value of Your Personal Injury Case in New York: A Plaintiff’s Perspective (Update)

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Produced on March 17, 2017

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Course Information

Time 50m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence Litigation

Course Description

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 examination of how to maximize one's trial techniques to adapt to today’s world of instant gratification, social media’s effect on the trial, and, in the interest of maximizing the value of the case, the following:

  • 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

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Build your tool box of needed ammo to maximize value
  2. Deal with your weaknesses head on and turn them into strengths
  3. Understand how some old-fashioned elbow grease and good digging up of information will give you extra advantage
  4. Develop an honest approach to social media
  5. Exploit strengths in your client’s case to influence greater recovery
  6. Use technology to shut down your adversary at trial and mediation

Credit Information

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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.


Timothy D.

Very good practical advices and tools!

janine s.

very helpful to get insights as to plaintiff's side. the speaker was like a preacher.

Michael H.

great emotion

Danielle M.

Mr. Blitz is very direct and specific which makes for easy comprehension and learning.

George C.

Excellent presenter, well organized.

Mark G.

this guy was awesome

Jeanne Anne N.

Justin was thoughtful in his approach. Fabulous

Richard N.

Excellent CLE. The instructor gave real life practical information and was passionate about his craft.

Manuel B.

Mr. Blitz is very informative. I am impressed by CLE's in which he lectures.

Vincent S.


Shivani M.

very practical

Brian F.


Daniel W.

Great job !

Dwight B.


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