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The Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety & Maintenance Management Council will present a mock trial Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the Association’s headquarters in Montgomery. Attorneys from the law firm of Hand Arendall, LLC will conduct a mock trial of an actual truck accident case with several ATA and SMMC members and state law enforcement officials serving as witnesses and other courtroom players.

10/24/2013
When: 10/24/2013
8:30 AM
Where: ATA Headquarters
7550 Halcyon Pointe Drive
Montgomery, Alabama  36117
United States
Contact: Brandie Norcross
334-834-3983

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Unfortunately, litigation is an unfortunate reality for the trucking industry, and being prepared for a lawsuit or trial is key to protecting your firm against catastrophic financial loss. Is your company prepared? You can bet the other side is.

To better prepare its members for the event of an actual court case, the Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety & Maintenance Management Council will present a mock trial Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the Association’s headquarters in Montgomery.

Attorneys from the law firm of Hand Arendall, LLC will conduct a mock trial of an actual truck accident case with several ATA and SMMC members and state law enforcement officials serving as witnesses and other courtroom players. The event is free to all ATA and SMMC members, but preregistration is required. To do so, contact Brandie Norcross at 334-834-3983 or email bnorcross@alabamatrucking.org by close of business Monday, Oct. 21.

SMMC’s Mock Trial will give attendees insights into the following areas of courtroom litigation:

  • Dos and Don’ts of litigation
  • What information is likely used by trial lawyers
  • What attorneys look for in the discovery process
  • How company policy, driver information and maintenance records are viewed in litigation
  • How to prepare your company for litigation and what pitfalls to avoid
Attorney Profiles:

Craig Campbell is an associate in the Litigation Section at Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Alabama. Craig practices in many areas of commercial litigation, including product liability, personal injury, construction, and trucking litigation. Craig received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Georgetown College, and his J.D., cum laude from the Cumberland School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and a Carruthers Fellow teaching assistant.

Tracy Miller defends trucking companies and other businesses in accident-related litigation and employment law matters. She is a member of the firm’s Transportation Law and Employment Law practice groups. She regularly advises trucking companies on regulatory matters specific to the industry, including assisting with DataQ challenges, hours of service requirements, and driver qualification practices. Ms. Miller has considerable experience drafting contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state law. Prior to joining Hand Arendall, Ms. Miller obtained her law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in 2003 where she was graduated in the top eleven percent of her graduating class.

Buzzy Riis is a lifetime resident of Mobile, Ala., and graduate from Washington & Lee University, B.A. cum laude, 1982. He received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1985. He has been with Hand Arendall since 1991 and is a member of the Litigation Section of the law firm actively involved in the following Practice Groups: Personal Injury & Insurance; Construction and Public Contracts; Employment and Labor, and Worker's Compensation. Buzzy practices in the field of general civil litigation with a concentration in personal injury, trucking defense and construction defense litigation. Buzzy has tried over 50 jury trials. He also has more than 19 years of experience in OSHA disputes on behalf of contractors, healthcare providers, shipyards, stevedores and manufacturing facilities in contesting citations from the Occupational Safety & Health Commission.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 242337
Montgomery, Alabama 36124

Physical Address
7550 Halcyon Pointe Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117

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