HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Thursday, September 19, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome by Co-Chairs

Amy E. Garrett, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, IL
Brenda G. Baum, HeplerBroom LLC, Edwardsville, IL

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Trial Techniques for Today’s Landscape

Troy Chandler, Chandler McNulty LLP, Bellaire, TX
Tori Walls, Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion L.L.C., St. Louis

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Arkansas Asbestos Cases

Matthew J. Hass, CEO, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Little Rock, AR

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break

Refreshment Break Sponsored by Everlaw.


10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
How to Keep Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance from Getting You AMP’d Up

Ben Schmickle, SWMW Law, St. Louis
Catherine E. Goldhaber, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Chicago

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Folta and Beyond . . . Workers' Compensation Exclusivity and Challenges to Resolving Cases in a Post-Folta Environment

Anne M. Dennison, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, St. Louis
Michael Schag, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Chicago

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Among Attorneys

Allyson Romani, Shrader & Associates LLP, Glen Carbon, IL
Gregory W. Odom, HeplerBroom LLC, Edwardsville, IL
Prof. Katherine Robberson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Carrie Cohan, Executive Director, Madison County Child Advocacy Center, Wood River, IL

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The City of St. Louis - Practice Pointers

Hon. Michael K. Mullen, Mo. 22nd Judicial Circuit Ct., St. Louis City, St. Louis
M. Ann Hatch, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C., St. Louis
Bart Baumstark, O'Brien Law Firm, P.C., St. Louis

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cook County Asbestos Litigation Update

Matthew J. Adair, Cooney & Conway, Chicago
Maura Yusof, Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC, Chicago

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The Fast Track v. The Mommy Track: Melding Models to Meet Human and Business Needs

Hon. Julia R. Gomric, Associate Judge, Illinois Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court, St. Clair County, Belleville, IL
Erin L. Beavers, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL
Anna M. Kohut, Foley & Mansfield, St. Louis

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mediating Madison County Cases at Pre-Trial Conferences

Hon. Stephen Stobbs, Associate Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Madison County, Edwardsville, IL
Tyler B. Wilke, Flint Law Firm, LLC, Chesterfield, MO
Anne B. Schmidt, HeplerBroom LLC, HeplerBroom LLC, Edwardsville, IL

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception