Secrets from the Dark Side


CASD Members Only

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Check In Time: 5:00 - 5:30 PM 
Program Time: 5:30 - 8:45 PM
Location: SDCBA, Conference Center
Address: 401 West A St., Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101
MCLE: 3.0 General

*Light Dinner Served Before Program Begins*

Program Summary:
Meet the recent players behind the defense curtain – know who is deciding your fate.
Join us for the following topics including common mistakes plaintiff attorneys make that are game changers!

  • Early case evaluation and timing – understanding internal defense deadlines can be key to successful resolution
  • Putting your case into context – when to be loved and when to be feared.
  • How to get the carriers attention using demands and carefully timed 998s
  • The relationship between the adjuster and the defense attorney – who is really calling the shots?
  • Trying cases from the defense perspective – “pitfalls” Plaintiff attorneys need to know and avoid


  • Jeff Bodily (formerly of Farmers)
  • Andrew Chivinski (formerly of Neil Dymot)
  • Matt De Lira (formerly of Liberty Mutual)
  • Cherie Enge (formerly of State Farm)
  • Todd Glanz (formerly of Allstate)
  • ​Srinivas Hanumadass (formerly of Wingert Grebing)
  • Ashley LaFontaine (formerly of Horton, Oberrect, Kirkpatrick & Martha APC and Farmers)
  • Brian Mason (formerly of Mercury)
  • ​Derek Wilson (formerly of Pettit Kohn)

 This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) by the State bar of California in the amount of 3 hours of General  MCLE Credit. CASD verifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.


San Diego County Bar Association

401 West A Street, Suite 120
San Diego, CA 92101


Materials available with registration:
Secrets from the Dark Side:
Electronic Materials - Secrets from the Dark Side


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

*Add $10 for registrations received after 12/6/18

*$25 refund fee for requests received after the above date (No refunds after that date)