Lectures

Mr. Winer and Ms. McKenna have been asked to moderate and lecture on over one hundred programs in their areas of specialty and emphasis including serious personal injury, psychological injury, employment litigation, psychotherapist malpractice, healthcare provider sexual abuse, workplace sexual harassment, elder abuse, traumatic brain injury and catastrophic injury cases in addition to settlement and trial techniques. See Practice Areas page for complete list.

Lectured on Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries—Litigation Techniques at the Oakland Law Library

Lectured on "Litigation Strategy: Tailoring a Case with a Not-So-Perfect Client" to the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Hawaii Seminar

Lectured on Motions In Limine and Objections in Employment Trials to the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention

Lectured on Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries to lawyers attending a seminar at the Oakland Law Library

Lectured on Closing Argument to The Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Seminar

Moderated a panel on Pre-Trial Strategies to the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar
Lectured on "Discovery 101" for the California Employment Lawyers Association

Moderated a panel on "A Road Map to the Mega Verdict From Case Selection to Closing Argument, Learn How to Identify and Try Major Employment Cases" at the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Employment Law Seminar

Lectured on "Initial Case Intake" to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Employment Law Seminar

Presented on "Settlement Documentaries in Electrical Accident Cases" to the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Ski Seminar

Lectured on "Closing Argument Techniques" at the Consumer Attorneys of California Tahoe Seminar

Lectured on "Sexual Harassment Litigation" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Employment Discrimination" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries" to the American College of Forensic Psychiatry 24th Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychiatry

Lectured on "Closing Arguments" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Gaining the Competitive Edge: Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Proving Traumatic Brain Injuries" to the San Francisco California Trial Lawyers Association (SFLTA) Medical Injuries and Proof Seminar

Lectured on "Sample Closing Argument" as 1of the 4 finalists for SFLTA Trial Lawyer of the Year at the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Closing Arguments Seminar

Lectured on "Demonstrative Evidence" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Gaining the Competitive Edge: Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Sexual Harassment Litigation" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Employment Discrimination Litigation" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Sexual Harassment Litigation" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "How to Effectively Prepare a Case for Judge and Jury" to the State Bar of California Winter 2005 Section Education Institute Seminar

Lectured on "General Law in Nursing Home Negligence/Elder Abuse Cases" to the Lorman Education Services Nursing Home Negligence in California Seminar

Lectured on "Initial Considerations and Pre-Trial Procedure" to the Lorman Education Services Nursing Home Negligence in California Seminar

Lectured on "Trial Skills" to the Lorman Education Services Nursing Home Negligence in California Seminar

Lectured on "Trial and Punitive Damages in a Sexual Harassment Case" to the Consumer Attorneys of California College of Trial Arts Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar

Lectured on "Using Jury Selection to Increase your Success at Trial" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Opening Statement – Setting the Stage for a Successful Verdict" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Direct Examination – An Important Building Block to your Case's Foundation " to the National Business Institute (NBI) Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Using Demonstrative Evidence to Enhance Juror Understanding" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Comprehensive Direct and Cross Examination" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Ethical Considerations in Trial Advocacy" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Putting Together a Powerful Closing Argument" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Advanced Trial Advocacy in California Seminar

Lectured on "Member Victories Teaching Points for the Rest of Us: Hettick & Bryant vs. FedEx" to the California Employment Lawyers' Association (CELA) 18th Annual Employment Law Seminar

Panelist on California Employment Lawyers Association's Member Victories

Lectured on The Plaintiff's Perspective at Employment Law from A-Z for Lorman Education Services

Lectured on "Trying Sexual Harassment Cases" to the Consumer Attorneys of California College of Trial Arts Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar

Lectured on "Plaintiff's Perspective: Sexual Harassment" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Plaintiff's Perspective: Disability Leave" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Plaintiff's Perspective: ADA and FMLA" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Plaintiff's Perspective: Discipline and Termination" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Plaintiff's Perspective: Alternative Dispute Resolution" to the Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A – Z in California Seminar

Lectured on "Legal Strategies Surrounding Medical Records" to the Lorman Education Services Medical Records for California Attorneys Seminar

Lectured on "State and Federal Regulation in Elder Abuse Cases" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Litigation in California Seminar

Lectured on "Initial Considerations and Pre-Trial Procedure in Nursing Home Cases" to the Lorman Education Services Nursing Home Litigation in California Seminar

Lectured on "Discovery In Nursing Home Litigation" to the Lorman Education Services Nursing Home Litigation in California Seminar

Lectured on "Trial Techniques" to the Lorman Education Services Nursing Home Litigation in California Seminar

Lectured on "Decision to Take the Case – Plaintiff's Perspective" to the Lorman Education Services Personal Injury in California Seminar

Lectured on "Pleadings" to the Lorman Education Services Personal Injury in California Seminar

Lectured on "Discovery" to the Lorman Education Services Personal Injury in California Seminar

Lectured on "Trial Preparation" to the Lorman Education Services Personal Injury in California Seminar

Lectured on "Trial" to the Lorman Education Services Personal Injury in California Seminar

Lectured on "Post-Trial Issues" to the Lorman Education Services Personal Injury in California Seminar

Lectured on "State and National Activity in Nursing Home Litigation" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial Seminar

Lectured on "Types of Claims" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial Seminar

Lectured on "Initial Considerations and Pre-Trial Procedure" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial Seminar

Lectured on "Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial Seminar

Lectured on "Ethical Considerations in Nursing Home Litigation" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial Seminar

Lectured on "Taking the Case to Trial" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial Seminar

Lectured on "Trying the Elder Abuse Case" to the (NBI) Nursing Home Litigation In California seminar

Lectured on "State And National Activity In Nursing Home Litigation" to the (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management From Investigation To Trial seminar

Lectured on "Motor Vehicle Accident Law For Clients"; Motorcycle Accident Law For Clients" to the Personal Injury In California seminar

Moderator: " Fundamentals of Wrongful Employment Termination" Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Seminar San Francisco

Lectured on " Common Injuries In Nursing Home Settings" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice and Elder Abuse Seminar

Lectured on " Trial of A Discrimination Case" to Consumer Attorneys of California 41st Annual Convention

Lectured On " Public Policy Violations" to the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Wrongful Employment Termination Seminar San Francisco

Lectured on " Smart Use of Psychological Experts in Emotional Distress Cases" to the San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association Proving Emotional Distress Damages In Personal Injury and Psychological Injury Cases Seminar.

Lectured on " State and Federal Regulation in Nursing Home Cases" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice and Elder Abuse Seminar

Lectured On " Discrimination Claims" to the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Wrongful Employment Termination Seminar San Francisco

Lectured on "I nitial Considerations and Pretrial Procedure" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice and Elder Abuse Seminar

Lectured on " Settlements Toughest Challenges" to the Bar Association of San Francisco, Yosemite Seminar

Lectured on " Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice and Elder Abuse Seminar

Lectured On " Violations Of Employee Rights Statutes" to the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Wrongful Employment Termination Seminar San Francisco

Lectured on " Ethical Considerations In Elder Abuse Litigation" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice and Elder Abuse Seminar

Lectured on " Trying the Elder Abuse Case" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice and Elder Abuse Seminar

Lectured On " Sexual Harassment Cases" to the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Wrongful Employment Termination Seminar San Francisco

Lectured on " Converting Pain and Suffering Into Monetary Damages: Effective Damage Arguments in Serious Personal Injury, Defective Product, Psychological Injury, Abuse, Harassment and Discrimination Cases" to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association at the Turning Damages Into Dollars Seminar.

Lectured on " Law and Ethics" to San Francisco State University Psychology Graduate Students

Lectured on " An Update on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Cases" to the Consumer Attorneys of California 40th Annual Convention

Moderator: " Wrongful Termination Practice" at the Annual Seminar for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Lectured on " State and National Activity In Nursing Home Litigation" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial Seminar San Francisco.

Lectured on " Avoiding Attorney Liability to Non-Clients in the Transactional and Litigation Setting" to the Bar Association of San Francisco Legal Malpractice Seminar.

Lectured on " Plaintiff's Perspective on Trial in Employment Cases" at the Wrongful Employment Termination Practice Annual Seminar for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Lectured on " Proving Orthopedic, Psychological and Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents" Lorman Educational Services, Auto Insurance Law and Litigation in California Seminar.

Moderator: " Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Litigation in 2001" at the Seminar for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Lectured on " Litigating Sexual Harassment Cases" at the Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Litigation Seminar, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Lectured on " Wrongful Termination and Employment Discrimination Implied Contract Claims, Employee Handbooks and Personnel Manuals" at the Handling Wrongful Termination Claims Seminar for the Practicing Law Institute (PLI)

Lectured on " Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment Cases" at the Wrongful Employment Termination Practice Annual Seminar for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Lectured on " Common Types of Claims: Decubitus Ulcers/Falls/Dehydration/Death In Nursing Home Elder Abuse Cases" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: "Common Types of Claims: Decubitus Ulcers/Falls/Dehydration/Death In Nursing Home Elder Abuse Cases".

Lectured on " Settlement in Employment Cases" at the Wrongful Employment Termination Practice Annual Seminar for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Lectured on " Taking the Case to Trial" to the National Business Institute (NBI) Nursing Home Malpractice in California: "Taking the Case to Trial".

Lectured on " The Ten Keys to Taking the Deposition of a Defense Psychiatrist/Psychologist" to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Winning Deposition Techniques Seminar.

Lectured on " How to Build a Seven-Figure Sexual Harassment Case" to the Consumer Attorneys of California at the 35th Annual Tahoe Seminar.

Lectured on " Demonstrative Evidence Techniques in Closed Head Injury Cases" to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Demonstrative Evidence: Ten Vignettes by the Masters Seminar 5/2000

Lectured on " Hot Employment Topics: Sex Harassment; Mandatory Arbitration; Discrimination; Summary Judgments Motions and Wrongful Termination" to SFTLA Employment Litigation Practice Group

Lectured on " How To Increase The Settlement Value of Any Case" to the Consumer Attorneys of California at the 34th Annual Tahoe Convention

Lectured on " What's New in Sexual Harassment" to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Employment Seminar

Moderated Program on " Psychological Injuries and Closed Head Injuries: for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Lectured on " Psychological Injuries" to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Closed Head Injury/Psychological Injury Seminar

Lectured on " Proving Psychological Injuries" to the Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association

Lectured on " Selecting Jurors in Sexual Harassment and Sexual Tort Cases" to the Consumer Attorneys of California at the 38th Annual Convention

Lectured on " Trying the Sexual Harassment Case" to the Alameda/Contra Costa Trial Lawyer Association

Lectured on " Sexual Harassment the Tort of the '90's" to the Consumer Attorneys of California at the 33rd Annual Tahoe Seminar

Lectured on "Litigating Psychological Trauma Cases (Traumatic Accident/Sexual Harassment Cases) to the Consumer Attorneys of Santa Clara County

Moderated Program on " Psychological Injuries and Closed Head Injuries: for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Lectured on " Issues Relating to Sexual Harassment From a Plaintiff Attorney's Prospective" to the Northern California Fraud Investigators Association Annual Training Seminar

Lectured on " Closing the Circle: How to Give a Stunning Summation" to Association of Trial Lawyer's of America: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyer

Lectured on "Litigating the Psychotherapist Sexual Abuse Case" to the Consumer Attorneys of California 37th Annual Convention

Lectured at California Society for Health Care and Risk Management on " Claims of Sexual Harassment Involving Physicians: Litigator's Perspective"

Lectured at Association of Trial Lawyer's of America National College of Advocacy, Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: " Jury Selection"

Lectured at Northern Cult Awareness Network: " Crazy Therapies"

Lectured to Association of Trial Lawyer's of America on " Being the Best From the Best, Trial Techniques for the New Lawyers," "How to Make the Most Out of Depositions"

Lectured on " Closing Argument and Demonstration" at Hastings College of Trial Advocacy

Lectured on " Hard Questions and Obstructionist Tactics in Depositions" to the Barristers Club of San Francisco Litigation Committee

Lectured on " Establishing Damages in Employment, Discrimination, Harassment, Termination and Emotional Distress Cases" at Consumer Attorneys of California 34th Annual Convention

Lectured on " Mediation, Plaintiffs Point of View: Preparation and Choosing a Mediator" to the SFTLA and Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California Mediation Program

Moderated " Beating the Odds: Handling Auto Cases in the 90's" Consumer Attorneys of California and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Lectured on " How to Work Up an Auto Case to Maximize Recovery" to Consumer Attorneys of California and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Auto Program

Lectured and gave presentation on " Jury Selection (Voir Dire)" at the 1995 Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California 36th Annual Meeting

Lectured on " Psychological Injuries/Closed Head Injuries, Sexual Harassment Cases" to the Sonoma County Trial Lawyers Association

Lectured on " Sexual Abuse by Professionals: A Civil Perspective" Association of Trial Lawyer's of America National College of Advocacy

Moderated Program on Advanced Settlement Techniques for California Trial Lawyers Association and SFTLA

Lectured on " Protecting the Mentally Ill, Incapacitated and Otherwise Challenged as Plaintiffs" at the Consumer Attorneys of California 1994 Annual Seminar

Lectured on "C reative Techniques for Maximizing the Settlement Value of Your Case" for California Trial Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Seminar

Lectured on " Therapist Malpractice: Drugs, Sex and Suicide" at the California Trial Lawyers Association 29th Annual Tahoe Seminar

Lectured to Attorney/Therapist Network on " Sexual Abuse Cases"

Moderated program on " Arguments of the Best: Actual Closing Arguments in Difficult Cases" California Trial Lawyers Association Tahoe Seminar

California Trial Lawyers Association Tahoe Seminar, Presented Closing Argument on " Curtis v. Dizmang, M.D.: Medical Malpractice/Sexual Abuse Case – Psychological Injury"

Hastings College of Trial Advocacy, lectured on the " Basics of Closing Arguments"

Lectured on " Emotional Distress: Arguing What you Cannot See" at the Consumer Attorneys of California 32nd Annual Convention

Moderated Program on " Cross Training for the Personal Injury Lawyer," San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Lectured on " Techniques for Proving Psychological Injuries" at the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Psychological Injury Seminar

Moderator San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association " Psychological Injury Seminar"

Moderated " Creative Approaches to Establishing Difficult Damage Issues" at the Consumer Attorneys of California 27th Annual Tahoe Seminar

Lectured on " Psychic Injuries: Proving Unseen Damages," California Trial Lawyers Association 27th Annual Tahoe Seminar

Moderated Consumer Attorneys of California and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association " Damages" Seminar in San Francisco

Lectured to the Multiple Personality Disorder Society on " Legal Issues Regarding Multiple Personality Disorder Claims"

Lectured to the Redwood Empire Chapter California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, "Sex and Eros in the Healing Relationship" Seminar, lectured on " Legal Aspects of Patient/Therapist Sexual Involvement"

Lectured on " Arguing the Intangibles — Pain and Suffering, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injuries," Consumer Attorneys of California and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Damages Seminar

Lectured to Infectious Disease Specialists regarding " Parental Home IV Care;" Rosche Rounds — Tucson, AZ

Participated in Automobile Mock Trial at Consumer Attorneys of California 26th Annual Tahoe Seminar; " Plaintiffs Direct Examination of Medical Expert and Treating Physician"

Lectured to Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association on " Psychological Injury"

Lectured to San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association on "Psychological Injury"

Lectured on " Litigating Therapist Abuse Cases," California Trial Lawyers Association 30th Annual Convention

Lectured to the Association of Trial Lawyer's of America on " Spotting and Evaluating Psychological Injury Claims" as part of a program on "Recovering For Psychological Injuries"

Moderator of Consumer Attorneys of California Program on " Masters of Difficult Damages"

Lectured to Consumer Attorneys of California on " Hidden Injury Cases" at the Masters of Difficult Damages Program.

Lectured on " Trial Lawyers' View of Professional Incest Cases," Professional Incest Conference, St Helena, California

Lectured on ' Trying the Therapist/Patient Sex Case" at the California Trial Lawyers Association 25th Annual Tahoe Seminar

Lectured on " Understanding Causation: The Key to Evaluating Psychological Injuries," National College of Advocacy (Association of Trial Lawyer's of America)

Moderated a program for California Trial Lawyers Association on " Evaluating and Litigating Psychological Injury Cases"

Lectured on " Effective Handling of Psychic Injury Accident Cases" to the CTLA

Lectured to Kaiser Health Care Providers Concerning the " Patient/Plaintiff View of Malpractice"

Lectured to the California Trial Lawyers Association on
" Key Factors in Working Up a Personal Injury Case"

Lectured to American Back Society on " How to Avoid Medical Malpractice Claims"