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2020 Prepare to Win: Practical Tips & Strategies for Preparing a Client to Survive Even the Toughest Deposition

Total Credits: 1.4 Self Study

Practice Area:
Litigation / Trial Practice
Audio and Video


Originally presented during our 2020 Solo & Small Firm Virtual Conference, Aug 19-21

Little we do in litigation affects the outcome of a case more than depositions, and the deposition of your client can either advance your case or kill it. How do you prepare your client to make the most of this opportunity? Veterans of personal injury litigation discuss how to approach the depositions of clients.  

Speakers: Timothy W. Monsees, Monsees & Mayer, PC, Kansas City and James C. MorrowMorrow Willnauer Church LLC, Kansas City

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.


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Timothy Monsees's Profile

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Monsees & Mayer, P.C.

Tim Monsees is a shareholder with the firm of Monsees & Mayer. He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Colorado. Mr. Monsees restricts his practice to representation of injured parties in litigation of product liability. 


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Morrow Willnauer Church LLC

James (Jim) C. Morrow is the managing member of Morrow Willnauer Church, L.L.C. in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Jim handles a varied litigation practice throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Jim has tried over 75 cases with an emphasis on professional liability, transportation, products liability, employment, and premises liability and he has tried a number of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in the Circuit Court of Jackson County. Jim also represents attorneys in bar disciplinary matters throughout Missouri and Kansas. Jim is licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.

He has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers whose membership is limited to less than one percent of the practicing lawyers in the state. He has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America for Professional Liability, Insurance, and Products Liability and was chosen products liability lawyer of the year for 2015 in the Kansas City metro area and insurance lawyer of the year for 2019. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where he currently serves as President of the Western Missouri/Kansas Chapter. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). He was inducted into the International Society of Barristers in 2006.

He is currently serving on the Missouri Bar 16th Circuit Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee, involving the evaluation of sitting judges. He is a sustaining member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He is both a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys as well as the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. He has served on the board of MODL and is a past chairman of the Judicial Committee. Jim has been recognized as “Best of the Bar” by the Kansas City Business Journal as well as a Super Lawyer by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer magazine.  He has an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubble.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri in 1980 and his law degree from the University of Missouri in 1983.

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