2022 WDC Annual Conference

Event Details

Start:
Thursday, August 4, 2022
End:
Friday, August 5, 2022
Location:
Wilderness Resort & Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Event Description

 

We hope that you will consider joining us in-person on August 4-5, 2022.

Please let the office know if you have any questions at this time:

Email: info@wdc-online.org

Phone: 414-276-1881

Program Chair: Heather Nelson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.

Approved for 8.0 WI CLE Credits.

Hotel Reservations Information: Reservations can be made by calling 800-867-9453. Mention you are with the room block for the Wisconsin Defense Counsel, the code is #914627. The group rate is $199 and the deadline to book your room is Monday, July 4, 2022.

Click here to view the attendee list.  Attendee list is updated weekly.

Agenda

August 4, 2022

8:00 - 8:55 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Corneille Law Group, LLC

8:55 - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

9:00 - 9:50 AM
Expert Testimony - Collaborating With Experts to Educate the Jury
Grace Kulkoski, Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Co. and

Jim Panko, P.E., ESi

9:50 - 10:00 AM
Break & Award Presentation

10:00 - 10:50 PM
Persuading Judges and Juries
Hon. Michael R. Fitzpatrick, Wisconsin Court of Appeals

10:50 - 11:00 AM
Break & Award Presentation
Sponsored by S.E.A, Ltd.

11:00 - 11:50 AM
How the Insurer, Merits Counsel and Coverage Counsel Should... And Shouldn't... Work Together - Panel Discussion
Nicole Marklein (moderator), Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei, LLP;
Christine Rice, Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.;

John Shull, Klinner Kramer Shull, LLP and

Kristine Burck, Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Company

11:50 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Annual Business Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 PM
Not Just Monopoly Money: Combatting Nuclear Jury Verdicts
Jill Cranston Rice, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

1:50 - 2:00 PM
Break & Award Presentation
Sponsored by Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.

2:00 - 2:50 PM
Young Lawyers Committee - What We Want to Know from Seasoned Attorneys
Nicole Radler (moderator), Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.;
Patricia Putney, Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.;

Frederick Strampe, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C. and

Wayne Maffei, Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei, LLP

2:50 - 3:00 PM
Break & Award Presentation
Sponsored by Weiss Law Office, S.C.

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Committee Meetings

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Cocktail Reception
Sponsored Crivello Carlson, S.C.

August 5, 2022

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast 

9:00 - 9:50 AM
Arson Fire: How to Avoid a Bad Faith Lawsuit
Marc D. Fennell, IAAI-CFI, MKA International, Inc.

9:50 - 10:00 AM
Break & Award Presentation

Sponsored by Skogen Engineering Group, Inc.

10:00 - 10:50 AM
Medicare Compliance FYI: For Your Insurer
Kristen Scheuerman, Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. and
Jana Cartier, Director of Risk Management, Fleet Farm

10:50 - 11:00 AM
Break

Sponsored by Weiss Law Office, S.C. 

11:00 - 11:50 AM
How to Win on Appeal (and Other Tips for an Effective Appellate Practice)
Jeff Davis, Concurrence ADR and
Paul Reilly, Concurrence ADR

11:50 AM
Adjourn