Last week, we attended the 2014 National Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami Beach, Florida. The meeting was a well-attended meeting and attendance appears to have been up. This is good sign for the trial attorney industry.
Some of the topics included: Voir Dire related issues, criminal defense cross examination, mass tort updates and much more. One area that was also very extensively covered was attorney marketing strategies. Courses included: Social media marketing, legal branding and networking, referral marketing, lead intake strategies, and even financing cases.
The meeting included both personal injury and criminal trial attorneys and topics, and was highlighted by a luncheon celebrating the 2014 inductees to the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees were Fred Baron, Esq. and Louis Nizer, Esq.
There were a number of very influential firms represented at this year’s summit. They include, but were not limited to:
- Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohen, Feldman and Smalley, PC
- Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis, and Miles, PC
- Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC
- The Cochran Firm
- Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Raferty and Proctor, PC
- Seeger Weiss, LLP
- Weitz and Luxenburg, PC
- Jacoby & Meyers, LLC
There were also a strong group of specialized providers exhibiting at this year’s summit. See some of the exhibition booths below:
We look forward to seeing you at next year’s summit meeting!
~ By Bill Fukui, Director of Sales & Marketing