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Synergy’s Director of Lien Resolution to be a Featured Speaker at FJA’s Workhorse Seminar

Dave Place, Esq., Synergy’s Director of Lien Resolution will be one of the featured speakers at the FJA’s Workhorse Seminar.  He will be speaking regarding ERISA lien resolution techniques.  Dave spent 15 years doing ERISA recovery work prior to joining Synergy so he brings a unqiue insder’s perspective. See below for more details on Workhorse and the speakers. 

2014 Workhorse Seminar | Meet Some of the Speakers

February 18-21, 2014

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Enjoy some quick facts and short bios about some of the Workhorse

speakers coming from out of state; then, register for Workhorse so you don’t

miss any of these interesting people! For a comprehensive list of speakers,

themes, and courses check out the 2014 Workhorse Brochure.

Howard Nations, Houston, TX:  He was the first attorney to have
computer-generated liability and medical animations admitted into evidence at trial and also pioneered the use of forensic psychological and neurolinguistic principles to persuade judges and jurors in trial.

Gary Pillersdorf, New York, NY: With over 35 years of courtroom experience, Gary has taken more than 350 verdicts.

Tom Vesper, Atlantic City, NJ:  He is the  author of 30 books or chapters and more than 200 published articles on damages, wrongful death, trial advocacy,settlement, discovery and trial practice.

Dino Colombo, Morgantown, WV: Dino has extensive experience in handling large and complicated personal injury cases and where the stakes are high.

Dave L. Place, Culpeper, VA: Dave is the Vice President of Lien Resolution Services for Synergy Settlement Services.

Steve Gursten, Detroit, MI: Steve is recognized as one of the nation’s topattorneys handling serious auto accident injury and wrongful death cases, and No-Fault insurance litigation.

Michael Maggiano, Fort Lee, NJ: Michael has a depth of knowledge and understanding of medical and complex legal issues that makes him an effective force in any courtroom.

Jim Orr and Charles Miller, Dallas, TX: Jim and Charles are from the same firm and have represented individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries or death due to defective products or the negligence of others.

Patrick Malone, Chevy Chase, MD: Patrick is the co-author of
an acclaimed book teaching others how to win cases: Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability.

Adam Malone, Atlanta, GA:  Adam has vast experience helping victims of brain and spinal cord injury and has been honored for his work in the appellate courts of Georgia and by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Paul Scoptur, Milwaukee, WI: As a trial lawyer and as a trial consultant, Paul uses strategic case planning and focus groups extensively, both in his cases and in assisting other lawyers in preparing the discovery and trial of their cases across the country.

Carrie Frank, Boulder, CO: Carrie works as an attorney and also has a national trial consulting practice. In addition, Carrie aids attorneys in litigation presentations including sequencing, developing themes, looking for case problems and preparing opening statements.

Dr. Mariusz Ziejewski, Fargo, ND: He is a Professor in the College of
Engineering at North Dakota State University where he is the Director of the Impact Biomechanics Laboratory and the Director of the Automotive Systems Laboratory.

Larry Coben, Phoenix, AZ: Larry was the lead counsel in the first known verdict in the nation for a football player who suffered a spinal cord injury due to helmet design/shock attenuation.

Lisa Blue Baron, Dallas, TX: Lisa’s accomplishments in trial courts nationwide have been widely recognized, including being named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.

Dino Colombo, Morgantown, WV: Seen by his peers as one of the most respected attorneys in West Virginia, Dino has handled many complex and involved personal injury cases and has been very successful in obtaining favorable results for his clients.

Frank Branson, Dallas, TX: A leader in the effective use of multimedia
demonstrative evidence, Frank makes sure he has digital video, computer animation, medical art, and individualized anatomical models that make judges and juries take notice.

Joseph C. Peiffer, New Orleans, LA: His practice focuses on litigation in class actions, contracts, products liability and tort, securities, and arbitration and is one of three Louisiana lawyers ranked by Chambers USA for securities litigation.


"I just wanted to say thanks to you and the entire Synergy Settlement Services team for helping us put together a series of structured settlements and special needs trusts in two complex cases involving significant recoveries. As always, your accessibility, guidance and expertise on a whole host of post-settlement issues is very much appreciated and valued, particularly with respect to the often confusing topic of Medicare set asides. I look forward to our continued collaboration on cases in the future and am very appreciate of the first rate service your company continues to provide to our clients."

Stephan Le Clainche
Formerly of Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & Le Clainche

"I recently engaged Synergy to assist with a complicated PTD settlement involving a substantial Medicare Set Aside. The claimant’s wife has been providing full time attendant care which is not Medicare covered. The Synergy nurse was able to do a full analysis of non-Medicare covered expenses which far exceeded the value of the MSA analysis performed by the carrier’s contracted MSA provider. The non- Medicare figures became the main focus of the settlement negotiations and more than doubled the value of the case. Although I could estimate the attendant care figures, the nurse added in other items that I would not have routinely considered. I also asked Synergy to evaluate the EC’s MSA as well as their prescription review. Synergy offered insight about the prescription donut hole which I did not have a clear understanding about. Again, their insight and information added a great deal of value to the overall settlement. Not only did I learn from Synergy but was able to educate my clients in the process. These are very complex and complicated areas; I will use Synergy again and again!"

Rosemary Eure
Lancaster & Eure

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