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Developing a successful personal injury practice is both rewarding and very hard work - and there are no shortcuts. You have to learn how to reach a target audience with your message, then carefully evaluate the clients and cases that come in your door. You have to become both a subject matter authority and understand the theoretical and practical nuances of procedure, evidence, negotiation strategy, and motion and trial practice. You have to learn the hard lessons of practicing law and also running a small business - all within the exacting ethical standards of the Rules of Professional Conduct and in competition with hundreds of your colleagues, many of whom have vastly more experience than you.

A daunting task? Certainly. Impossible? Not at all.

This seminar is designed and taught by lawyers who have already done what you want to do - and they want to pass their knowledge and experience on. The goal is to provide insight and instruction on the basics of handling personal injury claims and building a rewarding practice. If you are considering or beginning to build a personal injury practice, or simply need to reevaluate your processes and passions for the practice of law, this seminar is for you.  

This seminar is an intermediate to advanced level program.

8:15 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Welcome & Introduction

9 a.m. 10 Ways to Add Value to Your Auto Accident Cases
Robert Goings, Goings Law Firm, LLC, Columbia

9:30 a.m. Top 10 Business Lessons You Have to Know to Run a Personal Injury Practice
Michael Goldberg, Fried Rogers Goldberg, LLC, Atlanta

10 a.m. 10 Ways to Use Demonstrative Aids to Increase the Value of Your Cases
David Yarborough, Yarborough Applegate, LLC, Charleston

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. 10 Things You Need to Know about Commercial Vehicle Cases
Joe Fried, Fried Rogers Goldberg, LLC, Atlanta

11:15 a.m. 10 Ways to Prove that Your Client Has a Brain Injury
Kenny Berger, The Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger, LLC, Columbia

11:45 a.m. Top 10 Things You Can Do to Get Your Cases Resolved: With or Without Trial             
John Eric Fulda, Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC, Columbia

12:15 p.m. Lunch: Ethics and Professionalism and the Use of Social Media
Dr. Gregory B. Adams, USC School of Law, Columbia

1 p.m. Using the Power of Story in Arguing Damages
Ken Suggs, Janet, Jenner & Suggs, Columbia

1:30 p.m. Confessions of a Former Defense Lawyer: What Scares Insurance Companies and What Doesn’t
Phillip Jason Reynolds, Rikard & Protopapas, LLC, Columbia
2 p.m. Child Abuse Cases: Figuring Out Who to Sue and For What
Heather Stone, Hite and Stone, Abbeville

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. How to Know if You Have the Right Case for Medical Funding and How Does It Work
Christopher James Carsten, Greenville

3:15 p.m. Claims Against Business Owners: Dram Shop, Negligent Security, Premises Liability and More
Allison Sullivan, Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC, Columbia

4 p.m. Adjourn

Happy Hour After Seminar Hosted by FRG

All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to the CLE Registrar at registrar@scbar.org by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value or to the live webcast of the seminar (if available) will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Requests to transfer to the live webcast must be received by 1 p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.


  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201