Comments from the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California (ADCNC) attorneys who attended "Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques" and/or "Mastering the Toughest-to-Craft Credibility Arguments"

"Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques"

Excellent seminar…"A+" speaker…very funny, entertaining and right to the point.

Lauren Tate, 18-yr atty, Tate & Tate Associates

Seminar best yet. Very useful and thought-provoking. Marvelous speaker…great use of humor. Debunked common defense myth of not trying case at deposition ... am already thinking of questions for upcoming depos next week.

G. Geoffrey Wood, 21-yr atty, 250+ adverse depos, Morton, Lulofs & Wood, Oakland/Pleasanton

Best trial techniques class/deposition techniques class I have attended. Excellent speaker.

Kate Hotchkiss, 6-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos, Grunsky Law Firm, Watsonville

Excellent seminar…fabulous and riveting speaker. Seminar no comparison to others…this is another level of teaching. I'm good [at depositions]…been bored…I am inspired now.

Judy Altura, 23-yr atty, 1,000+ adverse depos

It's been years since I attended a deposition seminar, but this is "head and shoulders" above others. Closing "escape hatches" is always a concern, and I believe Musante has given us some new tools. Excellent speaker.

Bruce J. Berger, 16-yr atty, hundreds of adverse depos, Stammer, McKnight, Barnum & Bailey, Fresno

The best. Seminar content very practical…speaker engaging and does a good job of integrating the teaching points with real world examples and ways to improve the questions. Has demonstrated the importance of using the deposition as a court trial tool rather than the "random" gathering of evidence.

Anonymous, 1-yr atty, Fresno

Excellent seminar…captivating speaker…the time flew by. Never a dull moment.

Linda Schaap, 10-yr atty, 40 adverse depos

The seminar has been very helpful…having moved from criminal to civil practice, I too questioned the wisdom of the "rules" I was taught by civil practitioners.

Anonymous, 10-yr atty, 10 adverse depos, 25 criminal trials, San Luis Obispo County

The seminar had lots of important information. Very dynamic speaker. Excellent quality seminar.

Anonymous, 6-yr atty

Great seminar. Musante is an entertaining lecturer who ably mixes humor with content so that learning from him proved to be a pleasure.

Anonymous, 18-yr atty, hundreds of adverse depos, Redwood City

Very useful material highlighted with succinct, real-life examples. Musante is effective. Video clips were perfect. I will ask more leading questions and dispense with orthodox rules that hamper building my case.

Larry Luong, 2-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…good quality. I will no longer wait to impeach at trial.

Anonymous, 3-yr atty, 6 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…very good speaker. Seminar far better than most.

Anonymous, 30-yr atty, 1000-1500 adverse depos

Very good seminar…thought-provoking. Excellent speaker--all the right tools.

Anonymous, 12-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Very practical. Excellent speaker. Will reinforce much of what I already believe and allow me a guideline to improve.

David Streza, 4-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker! He did an excellent job of holding everyone's attention even after a 90-minute lunch! No more "winging" depositions! I have no doubt the seminar will improve the quality of my depos invaluably…I am anxious to read the materials.

Jim Haigh, 25-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos, Law Office of James C. Haigh, Burlingame

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Very thought-provoking. Seminar much better than others. I will be more thoughtful in advance to what and how I ask questions.

K. C. Ward, 30-yr atty

Absolutely fabulous seminar.

Lance Burrow, Law Offices of Anderson & Burrow, San Jose

The seminar content was and will be useful in practice. Musante is "A+"!

Kime Smith, 1-yr atty, 1 adverse depo

Great seminar…great speaker. Entertaining.

Sharon Collier, 5-yr atty, Archer Norris, Walnut Creek

Top-of-the-line seminar.

Ken Hedberg, 5-yr atty, 300 adverse depos, Thayer Harvey, et al.

Seminar better than 90%. Excellent seminar…excellent speaker.

Thomas G. Beatty, 27-yr atty, 1000 adverse depos, McNamara, Dodge, Ney, et al., Walnut Creek

Very useful seminar. The practical application of the rules is presented in a manner that makes it seem easy to emulate. Musante is excellent. His style of speaking is neither ponderous nor pedantic, nor does he indulge in excess of vanity and audience-insulting gimmicks.

Anonymous, 4-yr atty, 10 adverse depos, Sacramento

Excellent seminar…A "9" on a scale of "1 to 10." This seminar far better than others.

Anonymous, 22-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos, Sacramento

This seminar encourages a more active approach to depositions. Very dynamic speaker. Great use of trial and depo questioning to demonstrate poor technique. This seminar is the first one I have ever attended that did not emphasize the traditional approach.

David Weiland, 12-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos, Dowling, Aaron & Keeler, Inc., Fresno

Terrific seminar! Head and shoulders above any seminar I've ever attended. Hands-on valuable material for any new attorney and probably most experienced attorneys as well. "A++" speaker. Great job!

David M. King, 24-yr atty, 1000 adverse depos, Coddington, Hicks & Danforth, Redwood City

Excellent seminar…top notch speaker. Best seminar I've ever been to. The content of this seminar should improve the quality of my depos by leaps and bounds.

Kirk Wagner, 10-yr atty, 300+ adverse depos, Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss, Salinas/Monterey

I found many new techniques which I will employ, as well as some new ways of looking at traditional methods. Musante insightful and entertaining. I found this seminar to be practical as well as entertaining, which is not a usual combination.

Rebecca Moore, 4-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos, Knox Ricksen, Oakland/Fairfield

Excellent practical content. Also excellent speaker. Will improve my adverse depositions significantly.

Jon Giffen, Kennedy, Archer & Harry, Monterey


Highly practical and entertaining seminar. Great complement to Stern's books. A "10" out of "10". I hope this will improve my depos tenfold.

Anonymous, 12-yr atty, 50 adverse depos