Comments from Albuquerque area 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…first time for information on deposition planning, strategies and goals plus advanced techniques. Musante's proficiency and experience is self-evident. This seminar is among the best for organization and understandability.

Jearl, R. Lindley, 3-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

Without a doubt, the best seminar I've ever attended. Musante is top-notch…beats the s--- out of Irving Younger. Best seminar I've seen in 22 years. This seminar has made me rethink my whole approach. The idea of discussing impeachment material to "gain value" toward settlement is a real gem.

Steve Vidmar, 22-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos, Miller, Stratvert Law Offices

All the seminar content has practical application--more content than I can internalize at my current skill level. Musante is excellent…very engaging. This is the best seminar I've ever attended.

Bruce E. Thompson, 1-yr atty, Eaton, Martinez, Hart, PC

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker…one of the best seminars.

Anonymous, 40-yr atty, "many" adverse depos

Good seminar--the content is applicable to my practice and I can utilize many of the principles discussed. Musante has a very interesting and unique style of presenting the material…he kept me mentally involved. This seminar is better than most… the time went very fast.

Don Lepiey, 21-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…exceeded my expectations by discussing theory and by suggesting very a specific approach to an adverse deposition.

Mark Mowery, 23-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos, Rodey Law Firm

Very practical seminar. Very useful…can use this training right out of the seminar and immediately improve dramatically. Musante is excellent…he uses great examples, is interesting and entertaining.

Patricia Leigh Disart, 22-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

I learned a great deal…the material presented is unique. Musante did a great job of making this material interesting and exciting.

Anonymous, 20-yr atty

Excellent seminar…better than most. The seminar provided a great deal of good, practical information that I can use in my practice. Musante is a very good communicator…effective and entertaining. Has changed my view as to what the purpose of a deposition should be and will greatly improve the quality of my future depositions.

Lance Himmelberger

This is one of the best seminars I have attended. Practical, logical and common sense approach. Musante is very good.

Jim Johansen, 24-yr atty, 500 adverse depos, Butt, Thornton & Baehr, PC

Musante is very good…he keeps me awake on a Friday. Good seminar…a lot to digest in one day.

Sara Bonnell, 1-yr atty, 4 adverse depos

Musante is an "A+". Seminar had good, thoughtful maxims with careful logic to support each proposition.

Laurel Fain, 3-yr atty

Helpful seminar…Musante is very competent. This seminar is better than a panel seminar.

Blaine Mynast, 7-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Very valuable information you can take with you into every deposition. Musante is thorough, has good explanations, good examples. Very practical…not just heady theory. This seminar is more practical and useful than others, not to mention more valuable for deposition strategy and practice. This seminar is going to help me focus on my goals for the deposition and setting up the deponent to get what I need/want.

Anonymous, 2-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker.

Anonymous, 3 adverse depos

Very good seminar…very good speaker. Superior seminar to most other full-day deposition seminars.

Anonymous, 5-yr atty

Seminar is practical for both new and seasoned attorneys in thinking about how to set up and ask questions of an adverse witness. Musante is informative and entertaining. This seminar met…exceeded…the ATLA seminar I took that I thought was very informative and insightful.

Wayne Suggett, 10-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

A "5" on a scale of "1 to 5". Usually when I make comments on these evaluation forms, the comments are negative. I have nothing negative to say in this one … interesting, entertaining, thought-provoking, educational. Good job.


Musante is a very dynamic and interesting speaker. A "5" on a scale of "1 to 5".


"Mastering the Toughest-to-Craft Credibility Arguments"

Excellent seminar. What I liked in particular was the analysis of actual depositions and how to handle generalities. Very, very good speaker. This seminar will make me think much harder and deeper.

Deborah De Mack, anonymous, 1-yr atty

A realistic, effective and useful seminar. Musante is an involved speaker…he enjoys the subject and uses real life cases to make his points…very interesting. The seminar refreshes techniques I have used for many years.

John Eaves, 34-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos

A very practical seminar, especially the dissection of components of cross-examination. Excellent speaker…Musante is clear, precise, has good anecdotes. An excellent presentation of multiple ways to analyze and evaluate credibility on any deposition and other testimony. Video clips nicely inserted into verbal presentation…good use of music.

Anonymous, 36-yr atty

Excellent seminar. Good, well-prepared speaker. The examples and stories used to illustrate the lessons were excellent. Video clips really helped my understanding and focus.

Anonymous, 1-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

Helpful examples in painting general themes. Musante has very high energy and controls the room. Sets firm parameters, is well prepared, and keeps material moving. Would like to see a longer class to give more practical skills to audience. Video clips were very helpful in demonstrating the teaching points…visual aids hold attention and break up a straight lecture. I feel confident that after processing, the core principles will elucidate the structure and content of depositions.

Renni Zifferblatt, anonymous, 2-yr atty

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. If I can remember it all, this seminar will help improve the quality of my depos a lot.

Anonymous, 30-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Seminar content is helpful because, as a new lawyer, I need specific tools to develop examination techniques. Speaker sometimes loses flow and sometimes rushes, but explains examples clearly. I found it interesting that most of the examples involved witnesses who were most likely telling the truth, but I guess that's our job.

Anonymous, 3-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…really good speaker…especially helpful examples. I hope the seminar improves my skills as much as I think it should…will definitely try to implement them.

Don DeLandia, 16-yr atty, 40 adverse depos

The seminar has been very enlightening…so many hidden problems and ways to combat them. Musante is laid back, yet he keeps your attention and interest. Very helpful videos…real life situations.

Anonymous, 21-yr atty, 4 adverse depos