Conversations with leading trial lawyers and settlement professionals on topics ranging from the litigation process, settlement planning for plaintiffs, tax planning for attorneys, and future innovations in the legal and insurance industries. Brought to you by Independent Life, the only plaintiff focused structured settlement provider, and hosted by Chris Bua and Courtney Barber. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed on the Settlement Nation podcast are those of the guests, and not necessarily those of Independent Life or its affiliates.
Vanity Fair, Goldman Sachs & the Road to Justice with Trial Lawyer Dan Schaar
#20: In this episode of Settlement Nation, we chat with Dan Schaar, a trial attorney with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley (CZ&R) from Northern California. Dan talks with us about his current case Patrick Blumenthal v. Goldman Sachs, et al , which exposes the effects of hazing culture within the investment banking industry. We also discuss the recent Vanity Fair article that is covering this case - "Bullying, Booze, and Choke Holds: With Goldman Sachs's culture under the microscope, a former intern's abuse suit moves forward" and why it is so important for justice to be obtained at trial later this year.
Inside 30 Years as a Civil Rights Trial Lawyer with James DeSimone
#19: In this episode of Settlement Nation I chat with James DeSimone, the founder of V. James DeSimone Law. James is one of the most highly regarded employment lawyers and civil rights advocates in Los Angeles, successfully achieving multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. James was voted California Civil Rights Lawyer of 2014, and also Top California Employment Lawyer 7 years in row. In this episode we cover what he has experienced over the past year as a civil rights attorney, the Derek Chauvin trial and what it's like to be involved in high profile cases throughout his extensive career.
Leading Billion Dollar Trials with Mass Tort Trial Lawyer Aimee Wagstaff
#18: In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Aimee Wagstaff, the founding partner of Andrus Wagstaff, from Denver, Colorado. Aimee has dedicated her professional life fighting against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The vast majority of her litigation is done through national mass tort consolidations and she has been appointed by federal and state court Judges across the country to co-lead four national litigations, representing tens of thousands of injured claimants. In this episode we discuss how Aimee was the lead trial counsel in the only federal Roundup trial (Edwin Hardeman v Monsanto Company) resulting in a $80,267,634.10 verdict.
Trial Tactics & Trusting the Jury with Trial Lawyer Brett Turnbull
#17: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Brett Turnbull, the Founding partner of The Turnbull Law Firm, with offices in Alabama and Georgia. Brett has been recognized for his many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, representing clients in trucking, products liability, automobile defects, pediatric burns, traumatic brain injury and nursing home malpractice. We discuss Brett's courtroom tactics, notable verdicts and also his trial lawyer training academy, Trial Structure, where he shares strategies for effective persuasion and trial success.
Why the Work Always Wins with Trial Lawyer Olivier Taillieu
#16: In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Olivier Taillieu, a partner of The Dominguez Firm and a distinguished and respected trial attorney. He has tried and won multiple jury trials in his outstanding career, and has recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $29,000,000 verdict in a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) case involving a pedestrian. We discuss his expertise in this area, the factors he considers when choosing cases and why doing the work always wins.
Fearless Advocacy with Trial Lawyer Bethany Schneider
#15: In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Bethany Schneider, a trial attorney and the founder of Schneider Injury Law. We discuss what it was like branching out on her own, after years trying high-stakes personal injury and wrongful death cases for huge corporations. We also talk about the importance of marketing as an attorney and how she has leveraged platforms to build her brand awareness, the challenges she faces as a female in this industry, as well as breaking down her 5.5M jury verdict case from 2019, where she obtained full justice for her client after they suffered a permanent traumatic brain injury.
I loved your conversations with Jason Neville! Very great stuff. Have him back on.
I enjoyed listening to great lawyers like Keith Bruno and Dan Schaar.