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Punitive Damages

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 0 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, 1 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


  • Eric J. Hertz, Program Chair, Eric J. Hertz PC, Atlanta, GA

  • 8:00
  • In-person Registration

  • 8:30
  • Introduction
  • Julia D. Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  • and/or Deloise Mathews, ICLE Senior Program Coordinator, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 8:35
  • Welcome and Program Overview
  • Eric J. Hertz

  • 8:40
  • Punitive Damages: Arguments that Work (Trial Practice CLE Hour)
  • Eric J. Hertz

  • 9:40
  • Punitive Damages in Assault and Battery Cases
  • Mark D. Link, Link & Smith PC, Tucker, GA

  • 10:20
  • Break

  • 10:30
  • Insurance, Bad Faith and Punitive Damages
  • Richard E. “Rich” Dolder, Jr., Slappey & Sadd LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • James N. “Jay” Sadd, Slappey & Sadd LLC, Atlanta, GA

  • 11:30
    Professionalism in Mediation and Arbitration (Professional CLE Hour)
    Joseph M. “Joe” Murphey, Miles Mediation and Arbitration, Atlanta, GA

  • 12:30
  • Lunch

  • 1:15
  • Corporate Malfeasance – Punitive Damages in Nursing Home Cases
  • Jesse A. Van Sant, Eric J. Hertz PC, Atlanta, GA

  • 1:55
  • Break

  • 2:10
  • Punitive Damages in Trucking Cases
  • Michael J. Warshauer, Warshauer Law Group PC, Atlanta, GA
  • Trent S. Shuping, Warshauer Law Group PC, Atlanta, GA

  • 3:10
  • Punitive Damages in Dog Bite Cases
  • William Dixon James, Wm. Dixon James P.C., Decatur, GA

  • 3:50
  • Adjourn

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Mr. Eric James Hertz's Profile

Mr. Eric James Hertz Related Seminars and Products

Eric J. Hertz PC

Eric J. Hertz is a double Board-Certified Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Trial Advocates. A member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators and Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyers, Mr. Hertz has tried over 100 jury trials as Lead Attorney and handled over 100 wrongful death cases, resulting in multi-millions of dollars collected for his clients, including several record high verdicts.


Mr. Hertz is the author of Nursing Home Abuse and Your Loved Ones (2016) and co-author of Thomas Reuters: Punitive Damages in Georgia (1997-2021); Georgia Law of Damages (1998-2022); and Georgia Law of Torts (2002). He is a regular speaker and author for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia and has been featured in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association legal periodical Verdict.




Mr. Mark David Link's Profile

Mr. Mark David Link Related Seminars and Products

Mark Link, Esq

Mark Link is a graduate from the University of Florida where he received his undergraduatge degree and the University of Georgia for law school. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Mr. Link co-authors both the  Georgia Law of Damages and Punitive Damags in Georgia treatises.  His practice is devoted to plaintiff's cases and he has practiced for over thirty years handling cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury, products liaiblity, cases against drunk drivers and governmental liability claims.

Mr. Richard English Dolder Jr.'s Profile

Mr. Richard English Dolder Jr. Related Seminars and Products

Slappey & Sadd LLC

Rich Dolder focuses his practice on insurance coverage and insurance "bad faith."  On behalf of insured defendants and injured claimants, he works to make sure insurance companies take responsibility when they cause judgments in excess of policy limits.  He handles declaratory judgment actions regarding insurance coverage and consults with other attorneys on coverage issues, failure to settle and offer and acceptance.  He is a co-author of Insurance Bad Faith:  The Law in Georgia, soon to be printed in its fourth edition.

Mr. Michael J. Warshauer's Profile

Mr. Michael J. Warshauer Related Seminars and Products

Warshauer Woodward Atkins, LLC

Known for his creative approach to complex cases, Attorney Michael J. Warshauer has a successful track record of handling a variety of complex personal injury claims in the fields of product liability, medical malpractice, railroad and trucking litigation that have earned his clients impressive verdicts and settlements - with more than 20 verdicts above seven figures. With nearly four decades in the legal field, Michael is well-respected by the legal community and often is referred cases by other attorneys to help with thier most complex and difficult cases. He has devoted his career to the representation of catastrophic injury victims and the families of those who have suffered a wrongful death.  Michael serves on the Board of the American Association for Justice, and is a past president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers and the Georgia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He is double board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Law and Civil Practice Advocacy.


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