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Expert Deposition Skills Workshop: Orthopedic Surgeon

Schedule: February 1, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Credits: CLE/Trial: 2/2
Location: State Bar of Georgia
Address: 104 Marietta St. NW
Subbasement - Elevator Down to SB-2
Atlanta, GA, 30303
Members Registration: $50
Description: GDLA is proud to announce that immediately prior to the 15th Annual Judicial Reception on February 1, 2018, it will be hosting the first in a series of CLEs focused on cross-examining plaintiff’s expert witnesses.  The first installment will address cross-examination of a spinal surgeon regarding orthopedic injuries claimed.  A panel of experienced defense attorneys will discuss what pre-deposition discovery can and should be done and video of actual cross-examinations will be presented and dissected.  Panelists include:
  • Wayne Melnick, Partner, Freeman Mathis & Gary, Moderator
  • Bill Casey, Partner, Hicks Casey & Morton, Marietta
  • Will Ellis, Partner, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, Atlanta
  • David Nelson, Partner, Chambless Higdon Richardson Katz & Griggs, Macon
  • Matt Stone, Partner, Stone Kalfus, Atlanta
CLE: Approved for 2.0 CLE hours including 2.0 trial hours
When/Where: February 1 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the State Bar of Georgia
Registration Fee: $50.00 for GDLA Members*
How to Register: Register online by clicking this link -- -- or visiting the Calendar page at
*Like the GDLA Judicial Reception, this is a members-only event. Non-member defense lawyers can apply for membership now and pay prorated dues of $62.50 or $150 depending on year of admission (practicing five years or less or more, respectively, as of July 1, 2017). Applicants can then attend this CLE, as well as the 15th Annual Judicial Reception immediately following.  Apply online under the Membership tab at


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