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LISA COX is a senior paralegal with Gomez Trial Attorneys. Ms. Cox has been a civil litigation paralegal for the past 27 years, specializing in personal injury, employment law, class actions, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, and complex business litigation. She is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (Membership Committee, chair of the Legal Support Education Committee, and co-chair of the Events Committee), Lawyers Club of San Diego and San Diego Paralegal Association. Ms. Cox received her A.A. degree in paralegal studies from Kelsey-Jenney Business College.
NEIL J. HARRINGTON has been an active Arizona attorney since 1980, practicing civil law and litigation since 1984. He currently resides in San Diego, California and maintains an Arizona practice. Mr. Harrington is a graduate of the Arizona State University College of Law, and a graduate of Dartmouth College. Prior to beginning a civil litigation practice in Arizona with the Phoenix firm of Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., he was on active duty with the United States Navy, serving as the special assistant to the judge advocate general of the Navy, the highest ranking uniformed legal officer in the naval service. Presently, Mr. Harrington is in private practice with the Law Office of Neil J. Harrington. He is a regular speaker at continuing legal educational seminars dealing with civil litigation topics. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Harrington frequently conducts focus groups for attorneys seeking insight into their cases and assists other lawyers in preparing for jury selection.
JOHN E. PETZE is senior trial counsel to the law firm of McDougal Love Boehmer Foley Lyon & Canlas, and a member of the litigation unit. He has been a Southern California personal injury and business law attorney, representing serious injury victims, insurance companies, their insureds, entrepreneurs, and businesses in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial County since 1985. Mr. Petze handles all aspects of civil litigation, including mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials. He has been a member of San Diego Superior Court Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators for 20 years. Mr. Petze is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, State Bar of California, and American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter; is a graduate of the San Diego Inns of Court, College of Advocacy and Evidence Workshop; is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern districts of California and Indiana; and is pending candidate to the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA). He graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego and earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of San Diego.
KELLI RADNOTHY is founding partner with K-Rad Consulting. She is a paralegal, consultant and trial technician. Over her 14-year career, Ms. Radnothy has developed extensive experience in a multitude of complex business litigation matters and various areas of law. Throughout her tenure, she has supported a variety of trial teams in full litigation, trial preparations, hot seat operations and post-trial procedures. Highly skilled at presenting evidence for proceedings ranging from multi-week federal trials to ongoing Judicial Review Committee hearings, Ms. Radnothy is extremely well-versed in litigation and trial technologies, as well as general court procedures and processes. Ms. Radnothy holds a B.S. degree in criminal justice from Northern Arizona University, a paralegal certificate from Miramar College in San Diego and an e-riscovery & litigation tchnology certificate from UCSD Extension. She is a member of the Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association, the San Francisco Paralegal Association, Women in e-Discovery, the International Legal Technology Association, and Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Radnothy previously served on the Executive Committee and as director for the San Diego Paralegal Association.
ELIZABETH A. SKANE is a partner with Skane Wilcox LLP. She focuses in the areas of personal injury, professional liability, government tort liability, construction, and trucking and automobile cases, and is a vetted trial lawyer having tried many cases to verdict in the areas of personal injury, professional liability and construction defect. Ms. Skane has been published in San Diego Magazine and Las Vegas as one of the top lawyers in her field every year since 2005. She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in the state of California and the state of Nevada. Ms. Skane is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, San Diego Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, Professional Liability Underwriters Association, Council for Litigation Management, and the American Bar Association. She is a Dean’s List graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, earning her law degree from the University of San Diego.
CHRISTINE D. STANSALL is a litigation support analyst with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Ms. Stansall has been a paralegal for over 20 years in firms of all sizes giving her experience in multiple fields of law and firm business operations and processes. She uses technology to streamline workflows, prioritize tasks, and manage cases. Ms. Stansall has presented at various conferences, seminars, and classes on the use of technology in law. She received her paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program and completed a project management certificate program. Ms. Stansall earned the title ACEDS fellow and credential certified e-discovery specialist from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, and certifications from the National Association of Legal Assistants and the Commission for Certification of California Paralegals. She is currently seeking the registered paralegal designation from the National Federal of Paralegal Associations, California certified paralegal credential from the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations, and certifications in relativity and TrialDirector.