Program chair: Tom Hamer, Thomas E. Hamer Attorney at Law
Registration & Coffee: 8:30 am -- 9:00 am
Seminar: 9:00 am -- 3:30 pm with an hour break for lunch
Faculty: Keith Mitnik, Morgan & Morgan
What's this program about?
The global goal of this system is to gut the defense’s case while trying yours. Any time we rebut a defendant’s evidence, we run the risk of conceding that the case is about their issues. On the other hand, to ignore the defense arguments means to appear to have no answers to them. The strategies learned in this seminar will allow you to dismantle the defendant’s case from within the framework and themes of your case. You do not have to retreat, nor let them define the issues, to expose fatal flaws in their case.
Who should attend?
This seminar will benefit trial attorneys in all stages of practice.
Keith R. Mitnik was born in Eustis, Florida in 1959. He graduated from Eustis High School in 1977. He graduated from UCF Magna Cum Laude in 1981 with a degree in Allied Legal Services. He graduated from FSU Law School with honors 1984. Upon graduation he was selected to train under one of the premier Trial Attorneys in Central Florida. Within two years he was named a partner by his mentor. He remained in the firm of Robertson, Williams, Mitnik and McDonald until 1992, when he formed The Law Firm of Peed and Mitnik. In 1997 he joined the Law Firm of Morgan & Morgan and is now one of the owners.
Keith Mitnik is Senior Trial Lawyer for Morgan & Morgan. He is designated to assist other members of the firm on their trials; as a result he tries a large number of cases a year.
He has handled many high profile cases and has been interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. Over the years, his list of clients included judges, elected officials, law firms, and world famous musicians. He has handled such high profile cases as the suit against Brittany Spears by her former manager, the suit by the Backstreet Boys against their former manager, the suit by Harlem Globetrotters legends including Curly Neal and Meadowlark Lemon against The Harlem Globetrotters, the civil suit against Casey Anthony, and the “Tailwind” case against CNN and Time Magazine (one of the leading defamation cases of the last decade). He has been honored as a member of the Florida Legal Elite, Florida’s “Super Lawyers”, Best Lawyers in America (2013 Lawyers of the Year), and Martindale’s Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.
Mr. Mitnik has obtained a long list of verdicts in excess of a million dollars. In the last few years, he has jury verdicts of $1 Million, $1.35 Million, $2.4 Million, $2.7 Million, $5.1 Million, $18.1 Million, $27 million, $40 Million, and a $90 Million (which was the 7th largest verdict in America for 2010).
He is a frequent seminar presenter for plaintiff’s lawyers in Florida and across the country sharing his cutting edge lawsuit strategies.
Keith Mitnik is also the author of the acclaimed book, Don't Eat The Bruises.
Don’t Eat the Bruises is an easy to read book that provides you with practical advice on effective legal skills. Whether you’re a new lawyer seeking guidance for your first auto case or a seasoned advocate looking for a fresh approach to your upcoming medical malpractice trial, Mitnik’s framework provides you with practical tools for winning.
ISTA Conference Center
150 W. Market Street, 2nd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Westin Indianapolis at a rate of $134/night.
You can reserve your room online here: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/itla2017augustroomblock
Written cancellation postmarked two weeks prior to the seminar will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee, as a credit toward another ITLA seminar, good for one year. If notice of cancellation is received after that date, the administrative fee increases to $100. FULL REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN, but upon request, we will send you the materials distributed at the seminar.
Jen Kerney, CLE Director