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2017 PROGRAM
FRIDAY - April 21, 2017

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE

5:00 pm
Opening Comments By
Conference Host
KEN ROYE


• 5:15 pm
Aggregate Settlements and
Professional Responsibility
DAVID CARR, ESQ.
Klindinst PC
San Diego, CA

• 5:15 pm
Photography Tools for the Wildland Fire Investigator -
Part I
DONNA DEATON
Deaton Investigations, LLC
Mt. Aukum, CA

• 5:15 pm
Smoldering Fires Ignition Issues
VYTO BABRAUSKAS, PH.D.
Fire Science and Technology, Inc.
San Diego, CA


• 6:15 pm
How to be an Expert Witness
In the Courtroom
STEVEE ASHLOCK
The Trial Experts
Marietta, GA

• 6:15 pm
Photography Tools for the Wildland Fire Investigator -
Part 2
DONNA DEATON
Deaton Investigations, LLC
Mt. Aukum, CA

• 6:15 pm
Vegetation Management and Powerlines
PAUL WAY, PE, CFEI, PI
CASE Forensics Corporation
Mountlake Terrace, WA


• Adjournment For Evening

SATURDAY - April 22, 2017

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE
• 8:00 am
Advising Wildfire Plaintiffs Who Receive Government Benefits: Special Needs Trusts & Other Alternatives
ERIKA VASQUEZ, ESQ.
Singleton Law Firm
Solana Beach, CA

CAROL S. BATTAGLIA, ESQ.
Battaglia & Waltari
San Diego, CA



• 8:00 am
Wildfire Ignition by Grinding & Welding Sparks: Taylor Bridge Fire
CARLOS FERNANDEZ-PELLO, PH.D.
Reax Engineering, Inc.
Berkeley, CA



• 8:00 am
OIL CREEK FIRE: A Slippery Slope
PAUL STEENSLAND
Paul Steensland & Associates
Grants Pass, OR

ALAN CARLSON
Alan Carlson & Associates
Chico, CA

KENNETH BARKER, ESQ.
Barker Wilson Law Firm
Belle Fourche, SD




• 9:00 am
Inverse Condemnation
ALAN JANG, ESQ.
SALLY NOMA, ESQ.
Jang & Associates
Walnut Creek, CA

• 9:00 am
Linking Damage Models to Available Causes of Action
ROBERT UNSWORTH
Industrial Economics LLC
Cambridge, MA

CHRISTINE LEE
Industrial Economics LLC
San Francisco, CA

RACHEL JACOBSON, ESQ.
Special Counsel
WilmerHale
Washington, DC

• 9:00 am
OIL CREEK FIRE: A Slippery Slope (continued)
PAUL STEENSLAND
Paul Steensland & Associates
Grants Pass, OR

ALAN CARLSON
Alan Carlson & Associates
Chico, CA

KENNETH BARKER, ESQ.
Barker Wilson Law Firm
Belle Fourche, SD



• 10:00 am
Home Cookin’: Venue Considerations in Wildfire Cases

RANDY GIMPLE, ESQ.
Carlson Calladine & Peterson
San Francisco, CA
• 10:00 am
Linking Damage Models to Available Causes of Action
ROBERT UNSWORTH
Industrial Economics LLC
Cambridge, MA

CHRISTINE LEE
Industrial Economics LLC
San Francisco, CA

RACHEL JACOBSON, ESQ.
Special Counsel
WilmerHale
Washington, DC


• 10:00 am
OIL CREEK FIRE: A Slippery Slope (continued)
PAUL STEENSLAND
Paul Steensland & Associates
Grants Pass, OR

ALAN CARLSON
Alan Carlson & Associates
Chico, CA

KENNETH BARKER, ESQ.
Barker Wilson Law Firm
Belle Fourche, SD



• 11:00 am
Tackling Touhy Regulations
DAN TAYLOR, ESQ.
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott
Denver, CO

CANCELLED
• 11:00 am
Pitfalls of Published Science - Practical Strategies for Litigation
DR. KATHERINE PALMQUIST
Managing Scientist
Exponent
Bellevue, WA


• 11:00 am
OIL CREEK FIRE: A Slippery Slope (continued)
PAUL STEENSLAND
Paul Steensland & Associates
Grants Pass, OR

ALAN CARLSON
Alan Carlson & Associates
Chico, CA

KENNETH BARKER, ESQ.
Barker Wilson Law Firm
Belle Fourche, SD


• • LUNCH BREAK 12:00 - 1:00 pm • •


TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE
• 1:00 pm
Wildfire Damages: Recent Developments and the Alternative Measures
DAVID BONA, ESQ.
Carlson, Calladine & Peterson
San Francisco, CA

• 1:00 pm
Powerline Heat Transfer Models
KEVIN LEWIS
CASE Forensics Corporation
Mountlake Terrace, WA
• 1:00 pm
Reliability of Fire Pattern Indicators
ALBERT SIMEONI, PH.D., CFEI
Jensen Hughes
Framingham, MA




• 2:00 pm
Supporting and Attacking Subrogation Damages
CRAIG SIMON, ESQ. SUE MUNCEY
Berger Kahn
Irvine, CA

• 2:00 pm
Wildfire Particulate Deposition and Smoke Damage Investigation
AMIR JOKAR, PH.D., P.E.
Exponent, Inc.
Irvine, CA

• 2:00 pm
Leveraging Low Cost/No Cost Geospatial Tools
ERIC SCHMIDT, MA, GISP, GIS-S
Managing Partner
EMgis Partners, LLC
Minden, NV



• 3:00 pm
Don't Think Twice, It's... Settled
(A Bob Dylan-inspired consideration
of how and why mediations work)
HON. SCOTT SNOWDEN (RET.)
JAMS Resolution Center
San Francisco, CA
• 3:00 pm
Ecological Restoration of Wildfire Impacts – Can Mitigation and Natural Resource Damage Habitat “Banking” be a Model for Success?
MARK LASKA, PH.D.
Great Ecology
San Diego, CA
• 3:00 pm
Wildfire Investigation Down Under...An Overview
RICHARD WOODS, AFSM
Wildfire Investigations & Analysis
Canberra, Australia



 

• 4:00 pm
The Future of the Wildland Fire Litigation Conference
KEN ROYE, ESQ.
Conference Host





 

SUNDAY - April 23, 2016

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE

• 9:00 am
Jury Selection
STEVEE ASHLOCK
The Trial Expert
Marietta, GA

• 9:00 am
Real Estate Valuation and Damage Methodology
RANDALL BELL, PH.D., MAI
Landmark Research Group, LLC
Laguna Beach, CA
• 9:00 am
Vetting Your Fire Investigation Expert
LUCAS R. WOOLF
Lucas R. Woolf & Associates, LLC
Eagar, AZ

• 10:00 am
Social Media: Discovery, Ethics, Evidence & Sanctions
MIKE MURRAY
PAM MCANALLY
Veritext Legal Solutions
San Diego, CA
• 10:00 am
Identifying Areas With Elevated Risk of Large-Scale Structure Loss From Wildland Fires
CHRIS LAUTENBERGER, PH.D., PE
Reax Engineering, Inc.
Berkeley, CA

• 10:00 am
Cognitive Bias and Forensic Fire Scene Investigations
KEITH PARKER
Parker Fire Services Consulting LLC
Novato, CA

11:00 am
Closing and Adjournment By
Conference Host
KEN ROYE

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