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2024 Webinar: Brain Games—Mastering the Role Neuropsychological Testing Can Play in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation
February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Transportation Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on February 20, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled, “Brain Games—Mastering the Role Neuropsychological Testing Can Play in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation.” CLE credit can be acquired in most states for this webinar.
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About the Webinar:
While the accidents haven’t changed, the injuries alleged have. Allegations of closed head and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are consistently on the rise in trucking litigation. This session, which features a practicing clinical neuropsychologist and an expert in jury psychology, will examine why closed head injury allegations are so prevalent in today’s claims, the evidence claimants and their experts are using to support TBI claims, the proper testing to evaluate such claims, discovery necessary to evaluate the claims and an enlightening discussion of how juries evaluate TBI claims and the evidence presented in support and defense of such claims.
BROOKE CHURCHMAN is a member of Hall & Evans, LLC, the ALFA International member firm in Denver, Colorado. Brooke’s practice focuses on defending personal injury matters, including commercial transportation litigation, auto claims, premises claims and employment matters. Brooke also represents niche businesses that operate app-based technology and marketplace platforms in the gig economy. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Zoology and earning her J.D. Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Raymond Moore in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and as assistant general counsel with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Brooke was named by 5280 Magazine as a top lawyer in Transportation and has been (and is) selected for inclusion in Colorado’s “Rising Stars.” Brooke is a member of ALFAI’s Future Leaders Forum, Transportation, Gig Economy and Hospitality & Retail Practice Groups.
JAY SKOLAUT is a member of Hinkle Law Firm LLC, the ALFA International member firm in Wichita, Kansas. Jay focuses on Civil Litigation and Transportation Law. While attending Creighton University School of Law, Jay earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law II and was a member of the advanced trial practice team. Jay participated in a constitutional law seminar taught by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Jay earned a certificate for completing an area of concentration in business, taxation and commercial transactions. Jay assists members of the Transportation Practice Group’s Critical Occurrence Response Team, responding to events involving the firm’s motor carrier/transportation industry clients. Prior to joining the firm, Jay served as a clerk for Union Pacific Railroad Company. He is involved in the Trucking Industry Defense Association and the trucking section of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). In support of the firm’s Insurance Defense Practice Group, Jay is involved in the full range of property and casualty matters, insurance coverage issues and critical occurrence investigations for fires, explosions and other large value losses.
KYLE BOONE, Ph.D., ABPP-ABCN was a Professor in the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University from 2008 to 2016 and was Director of Neuropsychological Services and Training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, from 1986 to 2008. She was also a Full Professor-In-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA until 2008, and continues as Clinical Professor. She served on the advisory committee that developed clinical neuropsychology practice standards published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist in 2007. In 2008 she was an invited member of a consensus conference to develop practice standards in the identification of malingering and suspect effort that were published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist in 2009, and she served as co-author on the updated practice standards for use of performance validity tests and determination of neurocognitive performance invalidity published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist in 2021. In 2022, she was lead author on the official position paper on test security for the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology which was published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist. Dr. Boone serves on the editorial boards of The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. She also serves on the University of Minnesota Press MMPI-3 Consultative Panel.