Speaking Engagements

“By traveling around the country and speaking about how to help traumatic brain injury clients, I hope to help not only my personal clients but other victims indirectly.” – Stephen M. Smith

THEMES, EVIDENCE AND OBSTACLES IN THE TRIAL OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

North American Brain Injury Society

San Antonio, Texas

April 30, 2015

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE

Florida Justice Association Annual Workhorse Seminar

Orlando, Florida

February 17, 2015

PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BRAIN INJURY AND CATASTROPHIC INJURY CASES

Richmond, Virginia

September 17, 2014

THEMES FOR TRYING A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

North American Brain Injury Society

27th Annual Legal Conference, “Legal Issues in Brain Injury” 

San Francisco, California

March 21, 2014

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE THAT EXPLAINS AND PERSUADES

Florida Justice Association

Annual Workhorse Seminar

Orlando, Florida

February 19, 2014

THEMES FOR TRYING A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

American Association for Justice

Jazz Fest Seminar

Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

New Orleans, Louisiana

May 3, 2013

THEMES AND EVIDENCE IN THE TRIAL OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

The National Interstate Trucking Conference Super Summit II-Top Guns

St. Louis, Missouri

April 27, 2013

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE THAT EXPLAINS AND PERSUADES

Florida Justice Association

Annual Workhorse Seminar

Orlando, Florida

February 21, 2013

THE USE OF LAY WITNESSES AND DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

North American Brain Injury Society

25th Annual Conference on “Legal Issues in Brain Injury”

Miami, Florida

September 14, 2012

THE USE OF LAY WITNESSES AND DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

American Association for Justice

Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases Seminar

Miami, Florida

March 16, 2012

PROVING TRAUMATIC BRAIN DAMAGE

360 Advocacy Institute

Denver, Colorado

December 3, 2011

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND CATASTROPHIC INJURY PROOF

American Association for Justice

Advanced Trial Advocacy College:  Litigating Truck Collision Cases

Kansas City, Missouri

October 26-29, 2011

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE BRAIN DAMAGE

National Interstate Trucking Super Summit

Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

St. Louis, Missouri

September 15, 2011

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE BRAIN DAMAGE

Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar

Tennessee Association for Justice

Nashville, TN

November 4, 2010

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE BRAIN DAMAGE

The 23rd Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injuries

The North American Brain Injury Society

Minneapolis, Minnesota

October 9, 2010

THE PITFALLS OF REPRESENTING A CLIENT WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Litigating Truck Collision Cases Seminar

American Association for Justice

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 8-9, 2010

TBI STRATEGIES FOR THE TRUCK CASE

Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar

American Association for Justice

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 7, 2010

ADMISSIBILITY OF ADVANCED NEUROIMAGING SUCH AS DTI AND PET

Litigating Traumatic Brain Injuries Seminar

American Association for Justice

Chicago, Illinois

May 20-21, 2010

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE BRAIN DAMAGE

Touro College Division of Graduate Studies

Graduate School of Psychology

Institute for Neurobehavioral Studies

Touro Law Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Central Islip, New York

May 7, 2010

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE BRAIN DAMAGE

Complex Personal Injury Litigation Conference

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

March 31, 2010

PROVING DAMAGES IN TRUCKING LITIGATION CASES

Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Televised Webinar

February 9, 2010

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE DAMAGES IN A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

22d Annual Legal Conference on Brain Injury

The North American Brain Injury Society

Austin, Texas

October 17-19, 2009

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE DAMAGES IN A TRUCKING LITIGATION CASE

Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Las Vegas, Nevada

September 13-15, 2009

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE BRAIN TRAUMA

Fundamentals of Brain Trauma in New York

New York, New York

October 23, 2008

USE OF EFFECTIVE DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE

The North American Brain Injury Society

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 2, 2008

HAVING THE PLAINTIFF AT TRIAL

Advanced Traumatic Brain Injury Retreat

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Richmond, Virginia

September 26, 2008

USING THE EFFECTIVE WITNESS THE DEFENSE DOES NOT ANTICIPATE

Advanced Traumatic Brain Injury Retreat

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Richmond, Virginia

September 26, 2008

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE IN A NEUROLOGICAL INJURY CASE

American Association for Justice

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 14, 2008

KEY ISSUES IN THE LITIGATION AND TRIAL OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

American Association for Justice

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 13, 2008

TURNING DEFENSE TACTICS TO THE PLAINTIFF’S ADVANTAGE

Brain Injury Litigation Strategies 2008

Mastering the Science and Trial Strategies

The Brain Injury Association of America 2008 National Legal Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada

April 4, 2008

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO HANDLING A MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

Ski Medical Seminar

American Association for Justice

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

March 2, 2008

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE TO PROVE BRAIN TRAUMA

Fundamentals of Brain Trauma in New York

New York, New York

October 27, 2007

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

Meadowlands Seminar 2007

Association of Trial Lawyers of America- New Jersey

East Rutherford, New Jersey

October 20, 2007

THE USE OF DEMONSTRATIVE TO PROVE BRAIN TRAUMA

Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

October 19, 2007

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

Handling And Overcoming the Defense

20th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury

The North American Brain Injury Society

San Antonio, Texas

September 28, 2007

THE TRIAL OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE AS A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE

American Association for Justice

Chicago, Illinois

July 14, 2007

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

Strategies from Recent Cases

American Association for Justice

Washington, DC

July 12, 2007

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

New Orleans, Louisiana

February 16, 2007

AN OVERVIEW: TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

December 2, 2006

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE

Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

December 1, 2006

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY LITIGATION

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

November 11, 2006

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

North American Brain Injury Society

Miami Beach, Florida

September 15, 2006

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE

North American Brain Injury Society

Amelia Island, Florida

September 23, 2005

PROVING THE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Destin, Florida

June 17, 2005

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

North American Brain Injury Society

Napa, California

October 8, 2004

PROVING A MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

North American Brain Injury Society

Beaver Creek, Colorado

September 21, 2004

PROVING A MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

Maryland Trial Lawyers Association

Ocean City, Maryland

June 19, 2004

PROVING A MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE

New Jersey Educational Foundation

Atlantic City, New Jersey

April 22, 2004

WINNING AT TRIAL IN MILD TO MODERATE BRAIN INJURY CASE

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

New Orleans, Louisiana

February 20, 2004

UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A CLOSED HEAD INJURY TRIAL

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Orlando, Florida

February 20, 2004

THE TRIAL OF A CLOSED HEAD INJURY CASE

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Orlando, Florida

January 29, 2004

THE TRIAL OF A BRAIN INJURY CASE

New York State Brain Injury Association

New York City, New York

October 24, 2003

CASE SELECTION IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASES

North American Brain Injury Society

Amelia Island, Florida

September 19, 2003

A DEFENSE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

American Association of Justice (formerly ATLA)

San Francisco, California

July 19, 2003

HANDLING THE PEDIATRIC TBI CASE: AN OVERVIEW

Brain Injury Symposium

Brain Injury Association of Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

June 13, 2003

HANDLING TBI: A LEGAL OVERVIEW

Brain Injury Alliance of South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

April 5, 2003

HANDLING THE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE OVERVIEW

American Association of Justice

July 23, 2002

Atlanta, Georgia

SPECIAL SUMMATION TECHNIQUES IN BRAIN INJURY LITIGATION

Brain Injury Association of New York State

New York City, New York

March 22, 2002

SPECIAL SUMMATION TECHNIQUES IN BRAIN INJURY LITIGATION

The Brain Injury Association of New York State

Understanding the Legal and Medical Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury

The Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, New York

October 26, 2001

Medical & Legal Issues in Brain Injury: In September of 2003 at The North American Brain Injury Association, The Brain Injury Association of America, and The International Brain Injury Association 16th Annual Convention, Mr. Smith will be speaking on the subject of case selection, entitled: “Case Selection: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”

San Francisco ATLA 2003 Annual Convention: In July 2003, Mr. Smith spoke at the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) Annual Convention in San Francisco on the subject of Traumatic Brain Injuries, entitled: “The Defense Surveillance Video: The Plaintiff Looks ‘Normal’.”

11th Annual Brain Injury Symposium- Representing Children in TBI Cases

Brainstorm 2003 Moving Forward- Handling TBI: A Legal Overview

Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury: In July of 2002 at the ATLA 2002 Annual Convention, Mr. Smith spoke on the subject of Traumatic Brain Injury entitled: “Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview (The Wrongful Death Case in Which the Victim Survives)”.

Understanding the Medical and Legal Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury: Stephen spoke on “Special Summation techniques in TBI Litigation”

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