Future of Workers’ Compensation         
    October 6, 2017
Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher & Goldfarb
301 19th Street N, Birmingham

8:00 a.m.



8:15-8:30 a.m.

Welcome | Introductions


Greg Denny & David Nomberg


8:30-8:50 a.m.

Ida Tyree Hyche
Tyree Hyche & Dixon, LLC

     The Long and Short of Black   
     Lung Workers’ Compensation

8:55-9:15 a.m.

Bill Smith
Secretary of WILG

     National Workers’ Comp Trends

9:20-9:50 a.m.

Larry King – King Simmons
Don Rhea – Rhea, Boyd &  Rhea

     Clower v. CVS

9:55-10:10 a.m.


     ALAJ Fellows Introductions

10:15-10:35 a.m.

Jeff Blackwell
Blackwell Law Firm

     Trial Strategy

10:40-11:00 a.m.

Harry Hall – Farmer, Price, Hornsby & Weatherford

     Contempt as a Post-trial Remedy
Exhibit 1, Exhibit 2, Exhibit 3


11:05-11:30 p.m.

Morris Lilienthal Martinson   
& Beason PC

     Marketing | Social Media

11:35-11:55 p.m.

Kendall Dunson
Beasley Allen

     Product Cases in the 
     Employment Setting

Noon-1:00 p.m.


     Sponsored by:  Fonteneau and Arnold LLC

1:05-1:15 p.m.

Frank Woodson
ALAJ President              

     WC Legislative Update

1:15-1:45 p.m.

Judge Elisabeth French 
Judge Tamara H. Johnson    
Judge Javan Joille Patton

     A View from the Bench



1:50-2:10 p.m.

Dick Browning
Richard E. Browning, P.C.

     Can The Employer Be Held 
     Responsible For Unauthorized
     Medical Expenses?   


2:15:2:45 p.m.

Judge Sherri Friday
Probate Court of
Jefferson County

     Suicide Awareness - Clients in  
     Crisis (Ethics)

2:50-3:05 p.m.


     ALAJ Fellows Introductions

3:10-3:30 p.m.

Bentley Patrick
Nelson, Bryan & Cross

     WC: Defendant/Judge/Plaintiff

3:35-3:55 p.m.

Julia Aquila - Siniard, Timberlake & League

     Independent Medical
     Examinations: There’s Nothing
     Independent about Them

     Handout Attachment

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Perspectives from the Defense


     Panel:  Charley Drummond -
     Fish Nelson & Holden
     Megan Jones - Huie,  
     Fernambucq & Stewart
     Jennie Pickett - Smith, Spires, 
     Peddy, Hamilton & Coleman







This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission Alabama for a maximum of     
5.0 hours’ credit, including 0.5 ethics