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2016 PROGRAM
FRIDAY - April 22, 2016

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE

Opening Comments at 4:45 By
Conference Host
KEN ROYE


• 5:00 pm
Establishing the Root Cause of Wildfires that are “Attributed” to Electrical Lines or Hardware Failure
TOM GRISHAM
President/Owner GRISCUT, Ltd.
St. Charles, IL

• 5:00 pm
Tale of Two Origins
ERIC SCHMIDT, MA, GISP, GIS-S
GIS & IT Customer Service Mgr.
Minden, NV

GREG LIDDICOAT, CFI, CFEI, INVF, INTM
Fire Inspector
Minden, NV

• 5:00 pm
The Touhy Doctrine: Maybe You SHOULD Make a Federal Case Out of It
WILLIAM A. DANIELS
Bill Daniels Law Office, APC
Sherman Oaks, CA


• 6:00 pm
Power Line Design and Operating Aspects That Mitigate Potential Causes for Wildfire
TIP GOODWIN
Tip Goodwin Consulting LLC
Southlake, TX

• 6:00 pm
Tale of Two
Origins (continued)
ERIC SCHMIDT, MA, GISP, GIS-S
GIS & IT Customer Service Mgr.
Minden, NV

GREG LIDDICOAT, CFI, CFEI, INVF, INTM
Fire Inspector
Minden, NV

• 6:00 pm
Leveraging Video Tools from Deposition to Trial
MIKE MURRAY
Director of Client Solutions
Veritext
Los Angeles, CA


• Adjournment For Evening

SATURDAY - April 23, 2016

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE

• 9:00 am
Professional Responsibility Issues for Lawyers with Multiple Clients

JEROME FISHKIN, ESQ.
LINDSAY SLATTER, ESQ.
Fishkin & Slatter
Walnut Creek, CA

DAVID BONA, ESQ.
Carlson, Calladine & Peterson
San Francisco, CA

• 9:00 am
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

TIM CHAVEZ
Wildland Fire Behavior Analyst
Hemet, CA
• 9:00 am
National Lightning Detection Network Forensic Data


Vaisala (tentative)
Louisville, CO

• 10:00 am
Insurance Coverage Issues

JAMES H. WILKINS
Wilkins, Drolshagen & Czeshinski
Fresno, CA
• 10:00 am
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (continued)

TIM CHAVEZ
Wildland Fire Behavior Analyst
Hemet, CA
• 10:00 am
Cutting and Welding Precautions To Prevent Wildfires

KURT STRANNE, PE, CSP
President
Apex Safety
Maple Valley, WA

• 11:00 am
A Realistic Approach to Claims for Dimished Land Value

RANDY GIMPLE, ESQ.                ALEX CHENG, ESQ.                Carlson, Calladine & Peterson San Francisco, CA
• 11:00 am
Using Coupled Weather - Wildland Fire Modeling to Understand Events and Attribute Cause

JANICE L. COEN, Ph.D.
Project Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO
• 11:00 am
Marijuana Crops: Risk Management & Insurance Implications

BRENDA WELLS, Ph.D., CPCU, AAI
Robert F. Bird Distinguished Scholar of Risk Management and Insurance
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

• • LUNCH BREAK 12:00 - 1:00 pm • •

• 1:00 pm
Measuring The Weather

JAN NULL
Meteorologist Consultant
Golden Gate Weather Services
Saratoga, CA

• 1:00 pm
History of NFPA 921 and 1033, Recent Changes to These Important Documents and Why They Matter to the Wildland Fire Investigator

KIRK W. SCHMITT, IAAI-CFI
Senior Fire Investigator/Wildfire Specialist
Unified Investigation & Sciences, Inc.
Englewood, CO
• 1:00 pm
Issues in Environmental Damages Evaluations

JOHN A. HARRIS
Landscape Economist
Landscape Economics LLC
Hollywood, FL

DARLENE HARRIS
Biologist & Regional Planner
Landscape Economics LLC
Hollywood, FL

• 2:00 pm
State of the Art Fire Weather Observations from the Fire Front

CRAIG B. CLEMENTS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Fire Weather Research Laboratory
Dept. of Meteorology and Climate Science
San José State University
San José, CA
• 2:00 pm
Proactive Mitigation of Powerline Fire Risk

JOE H. SCOTT
Owner and Principal Consultant
Pyrologix LLC
Missoula, MT

DAVID BUCKLEY
Vice-President
Technosylva Inc.
Fort Collins, CO
• 2:00 pm
Natural Resource Restoration Damages

ALLAN KANNER, ESQ.
Kanner & Whiteley, LLC
New Orleans, LA


• 3:00 pm
Deposition Preparation and Survival Skills

DAVID BONA, ESQ.
Carlson, Calladine & Peterson
San Francisco, CA

• 3:00 pm
Inventory Settlements Mechanics — Pros and Cons and Professional Responsibility

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

BRIAN J. HEFFERNAN, ESQ.
Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack
Los Angeles, CA

JEROME FISHKIN, ESQ.
Fishkin & Slatter
Walnut Creek, CA
• 3:00 pm
Lidar and Surveying Issues in Wildfire Cases

CHRISTOPHER B. CURTIS, PLS
CBC Geospatial Consulting, Inc.
Sacramento, CA


 

SUNDAY - April 24, 2016

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE

• 9:00 am
Scientific Tools to Resolve Fire and Explosion Losses
ALAN J. JANG, ESQ.
Jang & Associates
Walnut Creek, CA

DIRK H. DUFFNER, P.E.
Duffner Engineering
Emerald Hills, CA
• 9:00 am
Wildland Fire Ignition Sources: An Overview
PAUL T. WAY, PE, CFEI, PI
CASE Forensics
Mountlake Terrace, WA
• 9:00 am
Timber Trespass: How Does Fire Trespass Differ From Logging Trespass?

MARK RASMUSSEN
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Natural Resource Consultants
Portland, OR

• 10:00 am
Handling Large Groups of Clients in Mass Tort Cases
GREGORY S. LIGHTY, ESQ.
Abeyta Nelson, P.C.
Yakima, WA

JOSEPH G. ASTLEFORD, ESQ.
Law Office of Kenneth P. Roye
Chico, CA
• 10:00 am (continued)
Wildland Fire Ignition Sources: An Overview

PAUL T. WAY, PE, CFEI, PI
CASE Forensics
Mountlake Terrace, WA



Closing and Adjournment By
Conference Host
KEN ROYE


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