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Medical Malpractice Boot Camp

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 0 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, 3 Trial Practice

Professionalism |  Trial Practice
State Bar of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia




  • Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change.
  • Ethics | Professionalism | Trial Practice


  • Presiding:
  • Lee P. Gutschenritter, Program Chair; Partner, Cash Krugler & Fredericks LLC, Atlanta, GA


  • 8:00
  • In-person Registration

  • 8:30
  • Introduction
  • Julia D. Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 8:35
  • Lee P. Gutschenritter

  • 8:40
  • Strategies for Impeaching Experts (Trial Practice CLE Hour)
  • Lee P. Gutschenritter

  • 9:20
  • Professionalism in Medical Malpractice Cases in Discovery & Trial (Professional CLE Hour) (Trial Practice CLE Hour)
  • Hon. Kimberly K. Anderson, Judge, DeKalb County State Court, Decatur, GA

  • 10:20
  • Break

  • 10:30
    Daniel Moriarty, Moriarty Injury Lawyer LLC, Atlanta, GA

  • 11:30
    Effective Strategies for Mediating Medical Malpractices Cases
    Eric J. Frisch, Partner, Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • 12:10
  • Lunch

  • 12:55
  • Current Trends in Maternal Death
  • Xavier O. Carter, Partner, Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King PC, Atlanta, GA
    Stephan R. Chance, Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King PC, Atlanta, GA
    Lindsay A. Forlines, Partner, Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King PC, Atlanta, GA

  • 1:55
  • Break

  • 2:10
  • What I Learned Defending Medical Malpractice Cases
  • David C. Hanson, Partner, Hanson Fuller LLC, Atlanta, GA

  • 3:10
  • Strategic Considerations for a Plaintiff’s Order of Proof (Trial Practice CLE Hour)
  • Richard W. Hendrix, Partner, Finch McCranie LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • 3:50
  • Adjourn


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Mr. Lee Patrick Gutschenritter's Profile

Mr. Lee Patrick Gutschenritter Related Seminars and Products

Cash Krugler & Fredericks LLC


Lee Gutschenritter is a trial lawyer dedicated to the representation of individuals and families who have suffered serious injuries or death due to the negligence of others. Lee has won numerous jury trials on behalf of his clients.  His most recent trial resulted in a historic $38.6 million jury verdict against one of the largest hospitals systems in the State of Georgia. 

In the past five years alone, Lee has recovered in excess of $100 million in verdicts and settlements. Every year since 2016, Lee has been selected as an Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyers' "Rising Star" & “Super Lawyer”, an award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. He has also been named in America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®.

Lee primarily handles cases in the areas of medical malpractice, tractor-trailer accidents, premises liability, and wrongful death cases. He has represented clients in cases throughout Georgia and has successfully litigated over one hundred cases in both state and federal courts. Lee limits his practice to handling a small number of cases at a time. This approach allows him to develop meaningful relationships with his clients and to invest substantial time and resources into every one of his cases.

Mr. Eric Jeffrey Frisch's Profile

Mr. Eric Jeffrey Frisch Related Seminars and Products

Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell LLP

Eric is an AV-rated partner with Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell and a registered ADR neutral with Miles Mediation and Arbitration. Eric graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1996. For the first five years of practice, Eric represented plaintiffs in personal injury and commercial litigation matters. Since 2001, Eric has primarily represented professionals in malpractice matters, including all types of healthcare providers and legal professionals. Eric has tried over 35 cases in the state and Federal courts of Georgia as well as appeal matters in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Eric is a frequent writer and speaker on legal topics. Since 2021, Eric has been a registered mediator and since 2022 has been an arbitrator 

Mr. Xavier Ottowa Carter's Profile

Mr. Xavier Ottowa Carter Related Seminars and Products

Lourie Chance Forlines Carter & King PC

Mr. Stephen Roberts Chance Related Seminars and Products

Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC

Ms. Lindsay Alexandra Forlines's Profile

Ms. Lindsay Alexandra Forlines Related Seminars and Products

Lourie Chance Forlines Carter & King PC

Lindsay Forlines is a partner with Forlines Law LLC. Her background stems from multiple years of experience representing defendants in medical negligence and wrongful death cases. In that role, Forlines defended physicians, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers against alleged professional negligence. During this time, she gained experience representing corporate defendants throughout the litigation process, giving her intimate knowledge into the way these cases are defended. This also gave Forlines insight into how these cases are handled by the risk management teams and, importantly, evaluated by the insurance carriers.

Forlines graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a degree in Journalism, specializing in broadcast journalism. She was proud to anchor Georgia Gameday, an award-winning collegiate television show. In that role, Forlines auditioned against dozens of other accomplished broadcasting students, and was selected as one of two lead anchors. She was a member of multiple academic societies, including Order of Omega and Phi Beta Kappa, organizations honoring students who achieved high academic success and exemplified leadership qualities. Following her undergraduate education, Forlines attended law school at the University of Georgia School of Law, where she graduated in 2008. Forlines was chairperson of the Mock Trial Team and selected to the Lumpkin Inn of Court. Her proudest law school accomplishment was being selected for the Willis J. “Dick” Richardson Jr. Student Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy.

From 2012-2015, Forlines proudly served her hometown as an elected official on the Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners. She also served as president of the DeKalb County Municipal Association in 2013. Forlines has been a repeat instructor at the Emory University Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, and a repeat featured speaker and panelist at numerous events, including the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers’ Leadership Academy. Additionally, Forlines is the chairperson for Georgia’s Medical Malpractice Institute, the state’s premiere continuing legal education seminar and conference in the field of medical malpractice.

Mr. Richard Wayne Hendrix's Profile

Mr. Richard Wayne Hendrix Related Seminars and Products

Finch McCranie LLP

Richard W. Hendrix

229 Peachtree St, NE, Suite 2500

Atlanta, GA 30303


Mr. Hendrix is the Senior partner at the Atlanta law firm, Finch McCranie, LLP. He has been a trial lawyer for over 45 years formerly serving as both a state and federal prosecutor. He has been in private practice for 38 years specializing in complex civil and criminal litigation. His trial practices focuses on Wrongful Death, Serious Injury Litigation, including medical malpractice; excessive force, civil rights, and police pursuit cases.  He graduated from Davidson College, cum laude in 1974 and from Emory Law School in 1977.  He has tried to a jury over 85 cases and his multiple million dollar plus jury verdicts including the largest ever medical malpractice verdict against Emory University ($38.6 million) returned in November, 2023.

Mr. Hendrix has served as an Adjunct Professor of Litigation at the Georgia State Law School in Atlanta for over 20 years.


State Bar of Georgia

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Important Information

Please be advised that your credit will not be reported to the State Bar of Georgia CLE Regulation Department until after you have completed the steps necessary to earn credit for that program. 

Self reporting is required for all other jurisdictions.

The information presented is solely for educational purposes. The opinions expressed by the faculty in their materials and presentations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State Bar of Georgia, its officers, directors and/or employees. The faculty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and these presentations and publications are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. All publications and presentations were created to serve the continuing legal education needs of practicing attorneys.

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