Last week I was in Boise, Idaho speaking at the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association seminar with some great trucking lawyers.
If you need a lawyer for a case involving a truck wreck (see the Guide below) you want to hire a lawyer that other lawyers are willing to pay money to go and learn from. You should also consider hiring a lawyer who is willing to learn the subject by attending a trucking seminar. (All lawyers should be able to show you a transcript of the continuing legal education courses they have attended, ask to see the transcript! Read here as to why this is important.) If they have not either attended, or taught, a trucking program RUN, don’t walk, from the office. So who was at this seminar?
First there was my long time friend and mentor Andy Chasan (Andy was named Idaho Trial Lawyer of the year for 2003, a former President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers, and a past Chair of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group). Andy did a great job and went deep into the damage aspects of a number of the significant trucking cases he has handled.
Also speaking was a lawyer from from Utah, Jeffery Eisenberg, who represented a catastrophically injured family with great results, and explained how he did it. Jeff is also an extremely accomplished lawyer in that he has been:
- Named one of the 5 state Intermountain Region’s 75 top lawyers (across all practice areas), in a survey of attorneys conducted by Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2008
- Named one of the Super Lawyers (honoring Utah’s top attorneys in each field of practice as named by a survey of Utah Lawyers) each year for the past 5 years.
- Nominated to the Inner Circle of Advocates
By my estimation there were 50 lawyers in attendance from both Idaho and Utah. Hiring the right lawyer for your trucking case is important. Make sure you hire someone that makes an effort to learn about these complicated cases, not someone that has a good ad and no experience. A great car wreck lawyer IS NOT necessarily a great truck wreck lawyer. For more see: Guide to Hiring A Great Truck or Bus Accident Attorney