Articles & Presentations

Karen K. Koehler

Presentations

  • Using metaphors, allegories, and similes in closing, (hosted in Seattle), Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Oct. 2013
  • Persuasive PPT at trial, Colorado Annual Convention, August 2013
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injuries, San Francisco, AAJ Annual Convention, July 2013
  • Persuasive PPT at Trial, San Francisco, AAJ Annual Convention, July 2013
  • Using metaphors, allegories, and similes in closing, Belli Seminar, San Francisco, July 2013
  • Big Picture Little Details Laramie, Wyoming, WYTLA convention, June 2013
  • Persuasive PPT at trial, Vancouver BC Trial Llawyers Association, Feb. 2013
  • Persuasive PPT at trial, Vermont Trial lawyers Association, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, May 2012
  • Persuading jurors with morality based themes, North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, May 2012
  • Proving invisible traumatic brain injuries, AAJ Midwinter convention, Phoenix Feb. 2012
  • Morality based closing arguments that persuade in trying times, Indiana Assn for justice, Nov. 2011
  • Opening statement Trial Advocacy program, WSBA, Oct 2011
  • Persuasive themes and techniques in brain injury trials, NABIS, New Orleans, Sept 2011
  • Persuading jurors with moral argument, Kentucky Assn for Justice, Sept 2011
  • And then the Jury Clapped…How to Present Extremely Demonstrative Evidence. Annual Beli seminar. NYC July 2011
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Preexisting Conditions. AAJ Annual Convention. NYC July 2011
  • Valuation and Life Expectancy in Spinal Cord Injury Cases. AAJ Annual convention. NYC July 2011
  • Demonstration: Overcoming Defense Themes and Tactics in Opening. AAJ Annual convention. NYC July 2011
  • Understanding Diverse Cultures Perspective on Emotional Injury and Consortium Claims. WSAJ Annual Convention Whistler, BC July 2011
  • Persuasive brain injury trial techniques Utah Association for Justice 2011
  • Polarizing the brain injury case AAJ Brain Injury Seminar Atlanta 2011
  • "Opening Statement." WSBA Trial Advocacy Program Seattle October 2010
  • "Morality based closing argument.' Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. Phoenix October 2010
  • "Extremely demonstrative evidence." WSAJ Paris seminar September 2010
  • "Demonstration of plaintiff closing argument in traumatic brain injury trial." AAJ convention Vancouver July 2010
  • "Discovery in UIM insurance bad faith cases." AAJ convention Vancouver July 2010
  • "Refocusing the jury in voir dire." WSAJ Seattle June 2010
  • "Ethical dilemmas in traumatic brain injury cases." AAJ Brain Injury seminar. Chicago May 2010
  • Closing argument.  Mega seminar  AAJ Las Vegas October 2009
  • Maximizing damages in inadequate security cases.  AAJ Convention San Francisco July 2009
  • Closing argument.  AAJ Convention San Francisco July 2009
  • How to try a case without a focus group.  Belli Seminar San Francisco July 2009
  • Objectifying the plaintiff’s case:  visual images that make a difference.  Idaho Convention May 2009
  • Keynote speaker: our inspirational clients.  Idaho Convention May 2009
  • Closing argument in a car crash case.  Seminar Chair.  WSAJ April 2009
  • "Objectifying the Plaintiff's Case in Trial", Iowa Trial Lawyers Convention. November 2008
  • "PowerPoint - Objectifying the Plaintiff's Case", national webinar. September 2008
  • "Voir Dire" - King County Bar Assn. August 2008
  • "Fighting Protective Orders in Insurance Bad Faith Cases", AAJ convention Philadelphia July 2008
  • "Representing Minorities in the Court Room - Voir Dire", AAJ convention Philadelphia July 2008
  • "Objectifying the Plaintiff's Case", Vancouver TLA May 2008
  • "Etrial 1.01" - cochair and presenter. WSTLA April 2008
  • "Art of Advocacy" - Idaho School of Law March 2008
  • "Plaintiff Direct Exam" - national webinar. October 2007
  • View Karen's Deposition DVD, "Preparing For Depositions"
  • "Crash", WSTLA, September 2007.
  • "Overcoming defense insurance tactics - compelling discovery", AAJ convention Chicago July 2007\
  • "Witness Preparation - Lay and Experts", AAJ convention February 2007
  • "Maximizing Powerpoint: objectifying the plaintiff's case", Trial Smith national webinar. January 2007
  • "Videotape deposition of the insurance adjuster", WSTLA. January 2007
  • "Voir Dire", WSBA new members, Lynnwood, September 2006
  • "Being the sole female partner in an all male firm", WSTLA, Seattle September 2006
  • "Litigating major auto injury and death cases", Idaho Trial Lawyers. October 2006.
  • "Battling the comparative fault defense, ATLA convention" Seattle. July 2006.
  • "How The Case of Ethel Adams Changes the Law." Belli Seminar, Seattle. July 2006.
  • "The Elements of Litigation", chair. WSBA, Seattle. June 2006.
  • "Voire Dire", teleseminar. ATLA. May 2006
  • "Use of Electronic Media and Visual Aids at Oral Argument", WSBA, Seattle. April 2006.
  • "New Important Laws - Ethel Adams", WSTLA. April 2006.
  • "Battling the "Tencer" defense, Auto Cases Seminar", WSTLA. March 2006
  • "Perpetuating the treating doctor by videotape." ATLA convention Toronto. July 2005.
  • "Persuading a Hostile Jury." Wyoming Trial Lawyers annual convention. June 2005.
  • "Summation." Damages essentials seminar, co-chair and speaker. WSTLA, May 2005.
  • Ethical considerations in representing brain injured plaintiffs.  AAJ Brain Injury Seminar Chicago.  May 2005
  • "Creative pretrial strategic moves." Auto cases seminar, WSTLA, March 2005
  • "What every plaintiff's attorney needs to know - expert biomechanic", ATLA midwinter convention. January 2005.
  • "Using Juror Attitudes to Your Advantage", Litigating Auto Cases: Juries, Damages and Discovery Issues Teleseminar, ATLA November 2004
  • "Strategies for seeking damages in wrongful death and survival cases", Tort Law Update seminar, WSTLA, November 2004
  • "Depositions & Testimony: surviving on the stand", Mental Health Professionals People's Law School, November 2004
  • "Opening Statement in an MTV generation", Iowa annual convention, November 2004
  • "Opening Statement", WSBA young lawyers advocacy program, October 2004
  • "Cross examination of an expert", ATLA New Approaches to Damages - David Ball seminar, New Orleans October 2004
  • "Demonstrating State of the Art Automobile Accidents Trial Techniques", co-chair and program advisor, ATLA annual convention, Boston July 2004
  • "Motor Vehicle Highway Design Premises Liability Section Program", co-chair and program advisor, ATLA annual convention. Boston, July 2004
  • "COLOSSUS" and program advisor, ATLA annual auto cases seminar. New Orleans, May 2004
  • "Mock Trial with Technology", Seattle University Law School, March 2004
  • "Past and Future Medical Expenses: Convincing the Jury of Probable Needs", ATLA midwinter convention. Orlando, February 2004
  • "Arguing Liability", WSTLA Trial Stars, December 2003
  • "Opening Statement", WSBA young lawyers advocacy program, October 2003
  • "COLOSSUS", Bay Area Trial Lawyers. San Jose, October 2003
  • "Voir Dire and Cross Exam of the Defense Medical Examiner", Auto Cases at Dawn, WSTLA annual convention. Sun River, Ore., August 2003
  • "COLOSSUS", ATLA annual convention. San Francisco, July 2003
  • "Alternative Theories in Insurance Bad Faith Cases", ATLA annual convention. San Francisco, July 2003
  • "Powerpoint in Opening and Closing", Melvin Belli seminar. San Francisco, July 2003
  • "COLOSSUS", Wisconsin Trial Lawyers annual convention, July 2003
  • "COLOSSUS and How to Litigate MVC cases", San Diego Trial Lawyers seminar, June 2003
  • "Litigating with Farmers: How to Hammer Farmers", WSTLA seminar, March 2003
  • "COLOSSUS", Colorado Trial Lawyers Blockbuster Seminar, February 2003
  • "Case of Kristopher Kime", ATLA Litigation at Sunrise seminar. Mid-winter convention, February 2003
  • "COLOSSUS", ICLE settlement and negotiation seminar. Atlanta, January 2003
  • "Preparing Cases to Win", WSTLA trial stars seminar, December 2002
  • "The Rise of COLOSSUS", Chair. WSTLA seminar, November 2002
  • "Does the medical examiner industry promote a mindset of cynicism, skepticism and suspicion against people injured in Automobile Accidentss, particularly those who suffered musculoligamentous injury to the neck and back?" Washington Association of
  • "Independent" Medical Examiners, November 2002
  • "The art of negotiation in the age of COLOSSUS", ITLA Annual Convention, Iowa, November 2002
  • "Depositions and Testimony: Surviving on the Stand", WSTLA Mental Health Professionals' law school seminar, October 2002
  • "Finding Closet Skeletons", WSTLA pre-existing conditions seminar, October 2002
  • "Opening Statement", WSBA young lawyers advocacy program, October 2002
  • "The art of advocacy", WSTLA convention, August 2002
  • "The art of negotiation in the age of COLOSSUS", PATLA annual seminar Pennsylvania, May 2002
  • "Innovative Litigation Strategies", ATLA auto cases seminar. New Orleans, May 2002
  • "Discovery in Insurance Bad Faith Cases", co-chair, WSTLA insurance law seminar, January 2002
  • "Medical Vendors Birth of an Industry", WSTLA, October 2001
  • "The art of negotiation in the age of COLOSSUS", WSTLA annual convention, August 2001
  • "Demonstration of Insurance Bad Faith Trial, Participant", ATLA annual convention. Montreal, Canada, July 2001
  • "Top Ten Insurance Litigation Abuses in Auto Cases", ATLA annual convention. Montreal, Canada, July 2001
  • "Challenges for Cause: Removing contaminants from the jury panel", WSTLA, June 2001
  • "Top Ten Insurance Litigation Abuses", WSTLA, April 2001
  • "Why State Farm Paid $470,000 to Settle a Bad Faith Case in Washington", WSTLA, March 2001
  • "How to Conduct Direct Exam at Trial", ATLA Winter Convention. New Orleans, February 2001
  • "Claim Core Process Redesign at Allstate - Secret Unfair Strategies Revealed Part II: COLOSSUS Utilization", WSTLA, January 2001
  • "How to Litigate with Allstate , It takes a different approach", New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. Albuquerque, NM, September 2000
  • "Organizing the Deposition", ATLA Annual Convention. Chicago, August 2000
  • "PIP Abuse at State Farm: Victimizing Insureds to Maximize Profit", ATLA Annual Convention. Chicago, August 2000
  • "Opening Statements in District Court Cases", WSTLA annual convention, July 2000
  • "Litigating with Allstate, State Farm, and Others: It takes a different approach", ATLA Auto Cases Seminar. New Orleans, May 2000
  • "What to Do if Your Client Declares Bankruptcy", WSTLA, March 2000
  • "Litigating with Allstate , It takes a different approach", Alaska TLA. Anchorage, Alaska, February 2000
  • "Dispositive Motions", KCBA, February 2000
  • "Litigating with Allstate , It takes a different approach", ITLA. Boise, Idaho, November 1999
  • "PI Cases We See the Most - Pre-Trial Motions", WSTLA, October 1999
  • "Insurance Law Basics Negotiation Do's and Don'ts", WSTLA, September 1999
  • "Using Collateral Estoppel to Win on Liability", WSTLA annual convention, July 1999
  • "Effective Settlement Demands in Automobile Cases", WSTLA, April 1999
  • "Litigating with Allstate , It takes a different approach", WSTLA, February 1999

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Karen K. Koehler

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