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Truck attorney Joe Fried: Teaching about truck accident litigation

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 10th, 2013

Truck accident attorney Joe Fried

Earlier this week, we wrote about Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable founding member Michael Leizerman’s May legal seminar on trucking. Well, not to be outdone, but we inadvertently have left out founding member Joe Fried’s legal seminars on trucking over the past few months. Today we wanted to fix that.

Joe spoke to the North Carolina Association for Justice on May 3, 2013 on “Maximizing Damages: The Forgotten Trucking Case: Practical  Trucking Safety Regulations to Non-CDL Drivers.”

Joe will also be speaking to the Minnesota Trial Lawyers in their trucking program today.

It’s been a busy few months speaking to trial lawyer groups around the country as part of the Roundtable’s mission of educating lawyers to better understand these types of cases and find the safety violations that often lead to so many preventable truck accidents.

It was a busy month of January for Joe. On January 10th, Joe spoke for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education on “Examining the Corporate Designee” in commercial motor vehicle litigation in Atlanta, Georgia. Joe also spoke January 24, during the “Best Verdicts” Legal Program on his $5,500,000 truck accident verdict.

Finally on January 27, Joe spoke at the National Trial Lawyers Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on “Understanding the Federal Motor Safety Rules in Truck Accident Cases” and on “When Can a Pick-up Truck Be a Commercial Motor Vehicle.”

February was almost as busy as January. In February, Joe was a faculty member and speaker at the Florida Association  for Justice Workhorse Seminar in Orlando, Florida. Joe spoke on “Voir Dire in Truck Accident Cases” on February 19 and then in South Carolina for the South Carolina trial lawyers association in their Truck Accident Litigation Program on The Rules of the Road for Trucking Cases.”

In March of 2013, Joe spoke at the State of Georgia’s Trucking Program on a segment called “Fried v. Barber (a well known truck accident defense lawyer who specializes in defending more serious and catastrophic trucking cases, and who Joe has gotten to know well from his own cases): Top 10 Points/Counterpoints in Catastrophic Commercial Vehicle Cases.”

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About Steve Gursten

Attorney Steven Gursten is president of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and past president of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group. He has been named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law" for his efforts to prevent truck accidents and promote national truck safety. Steve was also a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Lawyer of the Year" for a record settlement in a truck accident case. He has received the top reported truck accident jury verdict and top reported truck accident settlement in Michigan for multiple years, according to published year-end compilations of all jury verdicts and personal injury settlements by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He has been named a "Top 50 Super Lawyer," by SuperLawyers, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been awarded an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. Steve speaks to lawyers throughout the country on truck accident litigation. He is a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, head of Michigan Auto Law, and has dedicated his legal career to making our roads safer.