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This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
ROBERT J. FLEMING is a senior partner at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC. He concentrates his practice in wrongful death, serious personal injury, medical malpractice and dental malpractice. He is a former insurance defense attorney who has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, resulting in millions of dollars of recovery to his clients. In addition, Mr. Fleming has obtained substantial confidential settlements for his clients in numerous serious personal injury, medical malpractice and business cases. He is a former instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) at Emory University and he is a frequent speaker at seminars sponsored by numerous professional groups. Mr. Fleming has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service Program (LRIS) and has served as a board member for many years. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University, his M.B.A. in Finance from Hofstra University in New York and his law degree from Emory Law School. Mr. Fleming is a current member of the State Bar of Georgia, The Atlanta Bar Association, and a former member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Civil Justice Political Action Committee and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. (Savannah location)
GREGORY L. FORDHAM is the founder of Fordham Forensics, Inc., based in Atlanta, Georgia. He provides forensic accounting and computer forensic, and e-discovery consulting services to attorneys in complex litigation cases nationwide. Although his cases have involved a wide range of labor related issues like claims of harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination; he is most often involved in asserting or defending matters involving restrictive covenants and misappropriated trade secrets. Mr. Fordham is a certified public accountant in Virginia, and a certified internal auditor by the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has also added several professional certifications reflecting his computer forensic expertise, including certified computer examiner by the Internal Society of Forensic Computer Examiners. He earned his B.B.A. degree from Emory University in Atlanta. (Savannah and Atlanta locations)
MICHAEL J. GORBY, founder and partner with Gorby Peters & Associates, LLC, is a nationally recognized leader in complex corporate disputes, professional negligence cases, and liability issues that arise for property owners and managers, such as hotel chains, restaurants, shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings, and other public venues. Since 1998, Mr. Gorby has served as the program chair for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (an affiliate of the University of Georgia) on the topic of premises liability. He is also the author of a popular legal treatise, Premises Liability in Georgia, which is published by Thomson Reuters/West, and which is now in its third edition. Mr. Gorby serves as an instructor/lecturer for Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) in the area of procuring government contracts, and is also a registered mediator. He has tried cases around the country on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial cases and professional negligence cases. Mr. Gorby earned his J.D. degree from University of Georgia School of Law. (Savannah and Atlanta locations)
BRIANT MILDENHALL joined Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC, in 2009. He focuses his practice in personal injury civil litigation involving trucking, automobile, aviation, and premises liability accidents. Mr. Mildenhall was admitted to practice law in Georgia in 2007. Prior to joining his present firm, he worked for a defense firm in Atlanta. Mr. Mildenhall earned his undergraduate degree in Russian and foreign literature from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Mildenhall is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Atlanta Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. (Atlanta location)
TORIN D. TOGUT is a sole practitioner in Lawrenceville. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law and taught special education law, as well as supervised law students in a special education practicum for the past five years. For more than 32 years, Mr. Togut worked as a public interest attorney with Georgia Legal Services Program. He is now primarily engaged in the private practice of law and concentrates on representing families of children with disabilities. Mr. Togut has extensive experience practicing law in the federal courts of Georgia and in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. His practice in federal court has focused on representation of families of children with disabilities, education law, employment discrimination, civil rights and disability litigation, and federal criminal practice. Mr. Togut is a member of the State Bar of Georgia; and the Northern, Middle and Southern districts of Georgia; the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is an inactive member of the Vermont Bar Association, but is still a member of the Vermont Federal District Court. Mr. Togut is a frequent speaker in the areas of special education and disability law at local, regional and national workshops and conferences. He also has spoken at conferences and workshops on federal practice, civil rights litigation and legal ethics. He has published a law review article on racial disproportionality in special education, and expects to publish an article on specific learning disability eligibility, response-to-intervention, and child find. He earned his B.S. degree from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from the University of Laverne College of Law. (Atlanta location)