#SpeakerSpotlight: Friday’s Annual Convention Speakers

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ATLA’s 2018 Annual Convention is April 26 – 28, is less than a month away. For the ATLA family, Convention is a wonderful time to cultivate friendships and grow as attorneys. As the anticipation around Convention builds, so does the excitement about our featured speakers!  Click here to register today!
Join us at ATLA’s Annual Convention to hear innovative, trailblazing speakers including: AAJ  Parliamentarian Tad Thomas sharing Legal Technology for 2018 & Beyond, Morgan & Morgan’s Keenan Nix with Cross Examination: Mastering the Art of Deposition Taking, Special Needs Planning from Forge’s Peter Wayne, and Medivest’s Craig Pawley presenting Liability Medicare Set Asides & Professional Administration.

Tad Thomas is the founding partner of Thomas Law Offices in Louisville, KY.  His firm practices solely in the areas of civil litigation with a focus on medical device and pharmaceutical products liability, motor vehicle, trucking and motorcycle collisions and nursing home neglect and abuse.  He is very active in AAJ serving as Parliamentarian on Executive Committee and many other committees, sections and litigation groups.  He is a cum laude graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and undergraduate degree from Georgetown College.

Keenan R.S. Nix is a partner of the trial law firm of Morgan & Morgan.  He graduated from the Wharton School of Business and The University of Pennsylvania School of Law. In 2016, Keenan led the trial team that won an $11 million dollar verdict against Papa John’s Pizza for brain damaging his client for life in a head on collision and refusing to accept responsibility for the wreck. That verdict was named one of the top 10 verdicts in the country for 2016.  His trial practice focuses on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and business tort litigation. He was inducted into the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame in 2018.

Peter Wayne serves as an administrative and business development officer for the Forge Companies, while also serving as counsel to Advocacy Trust. He originally served as a settlement planner and attorney for Forge Consulting, then returned to the Forge after gaining experience at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP and Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company.  Peter serves on the Board of Directors for Louisville Public Media the Louisville Bar Association as Secretary.He is also an advisory board member to Life Plan of Kentucky.

Craig Pawley is currently the Director of Sales for Medivest Allocation Services and Medivest Benefit Advisors. As an expert in this field, Craig has presented numerous training sessions on Medicaid Set Aside, Professional Admin, and SCHIP compliance to claims organizations, trial lawyer associations insurance carriers, attorneys, third-party administrators, and self-insured companies. Craig has worked in the MSP Compliance field since 2005 and has fostered the completion of over 4500 MSA allocations..



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