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Michigan Auto Law Attorney Tom James speaks at ICLE seminar on the “Ins and Outs of Informal Discovery” in auto accident litigation

September 4, 2014 by Steven M. Gursten

Tom will teach Michigan lawyers about the plaintiff’s perspective through ICLE webcast

Thomas James Michigan Auto Law attorney

Tom James will be speaking at an ICLE webcast seminar as a plaintiffs’ lawyer expert on the issues of informal legal discovery in accident cases. The webcast seminar is open to all Michigan lawyers.

Although Tom was asked to speak primarily from the plaintiff injury lawyer perspective, the legal discovery seminar is more about  the many universal and informal legal discovery strategies that attorneys can apply to better serve their clients. These are the strategies that smart lawyers from both sides use to move cases faster and reach great settlements for their clients.

They are also the strategies that lawyers normally do not learn in law school.

The discovery strategies unique to plaintiffs that Tom will review include informal ways to make sure attorneys know about ALL of the layers of  insurance coverage, ordering complete driving records, how to find and discover redacted records, and how lawyers can verify injuries and lifestyle change evidence to meet serious impairment and threshold challenges in automobile accident cases.

The webcast will become part of the ICLE  continuing education on demand. You can take a look here.

ICLE is the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for lawyers. The organization provides training and education to Michigan lawyers.

Tom focuses his practice on litigating auto accidents and No Fault insurance  disputes. He has taken more than 30 cases to trial, including several that have resulted in multimillion dollar verdicts. Two of the cases he’s taken to trial have been the top- reported automobile accident trial verdict in Michigan, according to year-end compilations of trial verdicts and settlements by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Prior to joining the firm, Tom worked at the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office. Tom started at Michigan Auto Law as a law clerk in his second year of law school.

He’s been named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyer,” a Michigan Super Lawyer and a Michigan Association for Justice “Pacesetter.” Tom is a member of the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union. Tom frequently speaks at legal educational seminars throughout the country on topics dealing with trucking and auto accident litigation strategies and No Fault law.

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