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2012 PROGRAM
FRIDAY - April 20, 2012
  TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM
 
  • 5:00 pm
Opening Comments

KEN ROYE - Conference Host

• 5:30 pm
Utility Related Wildland Fire Cases

MICHAEL J. O'NEIL P.E.
Napa, CA

• 6:30 pm
Wildland Fire Spotting Ignition and Propagation

DR. CARLOS FERNANDEZ-PELLO, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
U. C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
 
SATURDAY - April 21, 2012

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE
• 8:00 am
TBA
TBA

• 9:00 am
Ethics Issues in Wildland Fire Matters
JEROME FISKIN, ESQ.
Fishkin & Slatter, LLP
Walnut Creek, CA

• 10:00 am
Implied Easement for Public Safety
SUSAN FRENCH
Professor of Law Emerita
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA

• 11:00 am
Deposition Survival Skills for Fire Investigators
DAVID BONA, ESQ.
LYNDE SELDEN III, ESQ.
Carlson, Calladine & Peterson San Francisco, CA


• • • LUNCH BREAK • • •

• 1:00 pm
Litigating Claims Against the Federal Government:  Federal Tort Claims Act and the Tucker Act

WESLEY R. HIGBIE
Attorney at Law
San Mateo, CA

• 2:00 pm
Subrogation Issues in Wildland Fire Litigation
CRAIG SIMON, ESQ.
Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation
Irvine, CA


• 3:00 pm
Discovery, Discovery, Discovery – What Do They Want From Us? The Inverse Pyramid Theory of Discovery

WILLIAM M. BRIGGS, ESQ.
Sacramento, CA


• 8:00 - 8:45 am
Technological Developments in Fire Investigation
ROBERT K. TOTH
IRIS Fire Investigations
Englewood, CO

• 9:00 - 10:15 am
Practical Wildland Fire Scene Documentation Procedures

PAUL STEENSLAND
Paul Steensland & Associates, LLC
Grants Pass, OR

ALAN CARLSON
Retired Deputy Chief – Cal Fire
Redding, CA

10:30 - 11:45 am
Legal Issues in the Island Fire Litigation

GARRY HUBERT, ESQ.
Hubert & Yasutake
Concord, CA

BRIAN CARDOZA, ESQ.
Southern California Edison Company
Los Angeles, CA

RANDY GIMPLE, ESQ.
Carlson, Calladine & Peterson San Francisco, CA

JAMES M. LLOYD, ESQ.
Green & Hall
Santa Ana, CA


• • • LUNCH BREAK
• 1:00 pm
Burn Prevention and the Victim's Journey
SHAWN E. CAINE, ESQ.
Del Mar, CA

JAMES A. FLOROS
Executive Director/CEO
Burn Institute

• 2:00 pm
Modeling Wildfire Growth and Behavior, Weather-Fire Interactions and Interactions Between Fires
DR. JANICE COEN
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO


• 3:00 pm
Game Theory Applications to Mediation

HON. SCOTT SNOWDEN (Ret.)
Napa Superior Court (Ret.)
St. Helena, CA

• 4:00 pm
Keynote Address

KEN ROYE
Conference Host
• 8:00 am
Forensic Accounting Issues in Wildland Fire Cases
CHRIS HAMILTON, CPA
Arxis Financial, Inc.
Simi Valley, CA

• 9:00 am
Valuation of Properties Subject to Environmental Easements and Restrictions
TONY CORREIA, ARA
Correia-Xavier, Inc.
Sonoma, CA


10:00 am
Valuation of Environmental Easements and Habitats

TONY CORREIA, ARA
Correia-Xavier, Inc.
Sonoma, CA


• 11:00 am
The Patience of God: 2004 Geyser Fire Damages to Perpetual Conservation Easements

WILLIAM ADAMS, ESQ.
Deputy County Counsel
Sonoma County, CA



• • • LUNCH BREAK

• 1:00 pm
Is There One Right Damage Value Calculation for Tree and Landscape Damages

JOHN HARRIS
Landscape Economics
Hollywood, FL

ALAN JANG, ESQ.
Jang & Associates
Walnut Creek, CA

• 2:00 pm
Credit Record Damages in Wildland Fire Cases

DAVID STIVERS
Credit Evaluation Consultant
Loxahatchee, FL

• 3:00 PM
Wildfires and Natural Resource Damage Assessment

CHRISTINE LEE
Industrial Economics, Inc.
San Francisco, CA


SUNDAY - April 22, 2012

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE
• 9:00 am
Red Flag Warnings and Other Weather Products
JAN NULL
Golden Gate Weather Services
Saratoga, CA


• 10:00 am
Railroad Equipment and Maintenance of Way Fires
FRANK STEELE
Retired – Cal Fire
Merlin, OR





• 9:00 am
Test the Hypothesis, NFPA 921
MICHAEL DENNEY
Fire Investigator

ROBERT HELMER
Fire Investigator
Idaho Department of Lands
Coeur d'Alene, ID


• 10:00 am
Geospatial Techniques for Wildland Fire Investigators
CHRISTOPHER CURTIS, PLS
CBC Surveys
Sacramento, CA


• 11:00 am
Adjournment & Closing

• 9:00 am
Garbage In, Gospel Out: Uses (and Misuses) of Fire Behavior Modeling Software
DR. CHRIS DICUS
Professor
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

• 10:00 am
Duties of Power Companies and Vegetation Managers to Avoid Wildfire; and Restoration Damages: The Modern View of Both
ROGER RIDER, ESQ.
The Rider Law Firm
Houston, TX






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