#SpeakerSpotlight: Saturday’s Annual Convention Speakers

Don't Panic, It's Organic.

ATLA’s 2018 Annual Convention is April 26 – 28, is just a few weeks 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!
Join us at ATLA’s Annual Convention to hear innovative, trailblazing speakers including: Jim Mitchell All Things Voir Dire, Jenny Greene presenting Trial Lawyer Inc: How We Protect Our Profession as a Brand with Our Everyday Actions, Rhonda Davis answering all your questions about Medicare Set Asides, and Breean Walas asking Who Needs A Vacation? Click here to register.

Jim Mitchell has extensive experience in representing clients seeking to recover damages in significant personal injury and wrongful death cases. He formed Payne Mitchell Law Group with Andy in 2007. Jim’s practice areas include product liability, medical malpractice, general negligence, nursing home negligence and class actions. Over the course of his 25+ years as a trial lawyer, he has handled all types of catastrophic injury and death cases and tried dozens to jury verdict. He achieved a landmark $38 million verdict against GM for a defective airbag case — the first of its kind in the country. Jim has proved that he is willing to take a case to court to bring justice to injured victims and has helped hundreds of families in serious cases over the last 25 years.

 Jenny Greene graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN with a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Political Science. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 2003. She also studied at Tulane University Law School. Her practice focuses on multi-district litigation, high-asset divorces, and personal injury matters.  She is special counsel to Scott, Hair, Vicknair & Checki, LLC. She is active in Louisiana Association of Justice, AAJ and numerous civic and non-profit organizations.  Ms. Greene is an alumnus of the AAJ Leadership Academy and the Institute of Politics at Loyola University.

Rhonda Davis pursues cases in personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and nursing home litigation. Rhonda has offices in Akron, OH and Marked Tree, AR. Raised on a small farm in Bono, AR, she graduated from Arkansas State University. She received a Rotary International Graduate Scholarship to Macquarie University Law School, Sydney, Australia and graduated from University of Mississippi Law School. Rhonda served as an Assistant Attorney General in Tennessee’s Antitrust Division, prosecuting bidriggers and pricefixers.

Breean Walas, Esquire, has a B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University, where she was a four-year starter on the women’s basketball team. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2005 and that same year moved to North Little Rock to clerk for Associate Justice Donald Corbin of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Breean founded Walas Law Firm, PLLC. As an ATLA member, Breean serves on many Committees and is a past recipient of the ATLA President’s Award.  She also is a member of the Order of the Barristers as well as the Arkansas Bar Association, National LGBT Bar Association, and Public Justice Foundation .



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