HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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.
Keeping it Civil While Awaiting Civil Money Penalties

Stacey Kurich, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, St. Louis
Lauren Williams, SWMW Law, St. Louis
Catherine E. Goldhaber, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Chicago

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Trends in Asbestos Litigation in St. Clair County, IL

Hon. Andrew Gleeson, Chief Judge, Illinois 20th Judicial Circuit Court, St. Clair County, Belleville, IL
Martavious Antwon Thomas, The Gori Law Firm, Edwardsville, IL
Anita M. Kidd, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis

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

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Cook County Asbestos Docket

Judith Conway, Cooney & Conway, Chicago
Jennifer Johnson, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Edwardsville, IL

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Personal Jurisdiction Update: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives

John Steffan, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, St. Louis
Adam S. McGonigle, HeplerBroom LLC, St. Louis

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Navigating An Asbestos Case in St. Louis

Andrew S. Williams, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Alton, IL
Carolyn Husmann, Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska, St. Louis

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speakers

Speakers to be Announced from Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., and Lift for Life Academy

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Evolving Landscape in the Legal Profession

Allyson Romani, Shrader & Associates L.L.P., Maryville, IL
D’Arcy L.R. Rapp, Shrader & Associates, LLP, Maryville, IL
Merce’de Savala, Director of the Government Lawyering Externship Program, Washington University School of Law Career Center, St. Louis
Amy L. Merideth, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Ethical Considerations and Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

Paige Tungate, Downey Law Group LLC, St. Louis

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

Randy S. Cohn, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Alton, IL
Ashleigh Johnson, Foley & Mansfield, St. Louis

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Madison County, IL Update

Hon. Andrew Carruthers, Associate Judge, Illinois 3rd Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Edwardsville, IL
Christopher T. Layloff, The Gori Law Firm, Edwardsville, IL
Eric P. Hall, HeplerBroom, Edwardsville, IL

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