Comments from Cincinnati area attorneys who attended "Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques" and/or "The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

"Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques"

"A" seminar…"A" speaker. Great job at teaching and entertaining.

Alan J. Statman, 21-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos, Statman, Harris,

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker.

Daniel J. Werstrup, 20-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

A "10" out of "10". Excellent speaker…keeps it moving…great energy. This seminar is the best I've been to.

Rick L. Weil, 6-yr atty, 50-100 adverse depos, Reminger & Reminger

"A" seminar…"A" speaker. Seminar much better than others.

G.W. Taliaferro, Jr., 25-yr atty

Spectacular speaker. By far the most entertaining CLE I have ever taken.

Christopher H. Hurlburt, 1-yr atty, 1 adverse depo

Excellent seminar…very good speaker. This seminar conceptualized the connection between trial and deposition. I expect it to improve my skills 100%.

1-yr atty, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA

Superb speaker. Engaging…backs up his assertions. The visual presentation was excellent and assisted greatly in the presentation. This seminar is the best I've attended. I was attentive the full day due to the material and style. I would choose this speaker again over others. The day flew by.

6-yr atty, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP

Exceptional seminar…enthusiastic speaker.

Matthew R. Chasar, 2-yr atty, Strauss & Troy

Rarely in 13+ years of attending CLEs have I encountered the depth/breadth of practical content as this seminar. I give it my highest praise; it's the best I've ever attended. Musante is excellent! The hours flew by and I was rapt with attention…entertaining and fascinating. There is no comparison between this and any other seminar I've attended.

13-yr atty, 35 adverse depos

Drives home basic important maxims, and dispels long-held myths about the best way to conduct adverse depositions. Musante speaks fluidly and articulately on his feet. Provides a basic methodological framework.

Edward P. Akin, 3-yr atty, 6-7 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. This is the best and most helpful seminar I've attended in years. I have 2 adverse depos tomorrow in an intentional tort case. I'm going home tonight to reevaluate everything I had planned to do!

Peggy McCollum, 12-yr atty, 50 adverse depos, Casper & Casper

I will utilize the education learned from this seminar next week. Musante is one of the most engaging speakers I have heard. His ability to maintain his energy level was impressive.

Steven Davis, 18-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Very informative and interesting seminar…excellent speaker. More energetic and useful than other full-day seminars.

Brian Wissman, 4-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

Complex seminar…excellent and entertaining speaker. I won't hold back now…will be much more aggressive in my preparation in taking depos.

Matt Zerbe, 12-yr atty, 250 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…very good speaker. The best full-day seminar I have been to.

9-yr atty, 80 adverse depos, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Cross examination is very rigorous…this seminar has helped me greatly.

Jennifer Swartz, 4-yr atty

Musante is knowledgeable and engaging. His theory is good, and he is very good at anticipating and addressing objections.

Joseph Klein, 7-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker.

47-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

The seminar provides a strong emphasis on universally applicable concepts. Musante very good…held my interest…loved the videos. Seminar is superior to many.

Mark Stepaniak, 23-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker…keeps the audience's attention. One of the best seminars…this is my second time attending it.

Mark Kobasuk, 15-yr atty, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

Great practical content. Musante very effective. Superior seminar. I am thoroughly convinced that cross-examination depends upon being disciplined in utilizing logical techniques.

David S. Sullivan, 4-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…very clear. Excellent speaker. Seminar much better than most.

Elsie Hall Kaiser, 25-yr atty, 10-15 adverse depos

Excellent instructor. Complete content is narrowed to teaching a special skill in a very useful way. I am now capable of taking a "killer" adverse deposition.

Richard E. Meyer

Helpful seminar…excellent instruction. I now feel the need to do more preparation, give more thought to deposition strategy and make my case there…not hold back on being aggressive in questioning.

David L. Zerbe, 18-yr atty, 25+ adverse depos, Zerbe, Zerbe & Garner, Lawrenceburg, IN

Musante weaves practical lessons into several mediums…keeps attention of audience over course of the day. Musante's use of technology, film and humor makes for good CLE.

Brad McPeek, 5-yr atty, 30+ adverse depos

The seminar puts into words some good practices I had instinctually explored. This seminar is certainly among the better ones. The most important part of the seminar was the conclusion that deposition is trial. All the other insights flow from that one fact.

24-yr atty

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. Far better than other full-day deposition seminars. Musante has removed my prior-held beliefs and rules.

Frank R. Recker, 17-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

Extremely applicable and practical to my practice. Good mix between oral presentation and visual media. Very engaging and energetic speaker.

Chris Mulraney, 9-yr atty, 300-400 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…one of the best, most practical seminars I have ever attended. Musante is excellent…keeps you engaged with the material.

Jeff Wade, 12-yr atty

Seminar content exceedingly relevant. Content offered had appeal to a broad base of experience levels. Musante was direct and engaging. I think trial lawyers should teach all of our CLEs!

Pam Sears, 20-yr atty, 1 adverse depo

Practical seminar…applies to arguments other than those made in adverse depositions. Musante is engaging, enjoyable and very effective. I attended this seminar just for the CLE credit, but found it to be one of the more enjoyable and informative seminars.

Karla Scott, 3-yr atty

Extremely practical for use in litigation. Excellent and entertaining speaker. Seminar far superior to others.

12-yr atty

Very practical seminar…no nonsense approach. Musante is blunt but effective…emphasizes important points.

Mike Menninger, 1-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Very useful and broadly applicable to attorneys in any type of litigation…things every attorney should know. Musante is excellent…good use of media, experience and common sense. Thank you…will recommend your seminars and hope you return to Cincinnati.

Stacy Hinners, 3-yr atty, 30+ adverse depos

Very useful information…utilizes real-life examples. Speaker is top-notch in his field…his method of teaching is very effective because he ties basic tenets to real-life examples. Best seminar I've attended. I would recommend this seminar to even the most seasoned litigator who whould like to refine his skills even more.

Elizabeth Martini, 20-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

Excellent materials and good practice pointers for cross examination. Musante is enthusiastic and obviously enjoys presenting this seminar…that makes him a very good teacher. The videos provide excellent examples of each practice point. The seminar will give greater awareness of the type of "credibility opening" being presented by a witness and thus knowledge of how to exploit the opening.

Steve Haughey, 21-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos

I can apply the points immediately to my practice. Musante is excellent…a highly gifted teacher. The seminar clarifies many things I have learned intuitively, and will therefore make my career experiences more "available" to me because the lessons are more concrete and accessible. It will help me repeat my successes and avoid my failures.

James Barbeau, 15-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Very good seminar…interesting points, good analysis of questioning and good suggestions/teaching points on forming framing questions. Excellent speaker. Outstanding video clips.

August Janszen, 12-yr atty, 30+ adverse depos

Great seminar…entertaining while being educational. Terrific speaker. Top notch videos.

Don Rafferty, 16-yr atty, 300+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar for everyone. Excellent speaker. Very good videos, kept it interesting.

13-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Very good seminar content…good emphasis on logic. Musante is knowledgeable about topic, entertaining and enthusiastic in a positive way. Video clips were useful to show the application of the teaching points to real testimony.

Louis Schneider, 2-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

A very useful seminar. Having the OJ/Clinton/Kennedy cases as teaching tools is very effective. Excellent speaker.

8-yr atty

It is very useful in helping attorneys prepare for both depositions and cross-examination. Musante has an excellent teaching style…he enjoys his audience. Video clips were great. I especially liked the section on the cross examination in the William Kennedy Smith trial. I think this seminar will help with dealing with hostile witnesses and how to deal with the "I don't know" response.

Kurt Boehm

A very practical seminar…outstanding speaker. Video clips reinforce the teaching points and keep things lively. The seminar will help me as AD when being deposed by CE to anticipate areas of interest to CE.

Howard C.

Video clips were key to maintaining attention in a 6.25 hour seminar.

Chris Griffin, 3-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

A very informative seminar…very good speaker. I am glad I had the chance to attend another of your seminars…I'm working on incorporating those skills and techniques.

Peggy McCollum, 13-yr atty, 75-100 adverse depos

Very good seminar…concepts being taught have broad application to deposition and trial practice, and strong examples are illustrative of application of concepts. Musante is very good. He keeps presentation lively and fast-moving without sacrificing content or understanding of concepts being taught.

14-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

An awakening seminar…cogent speaker.

Eric Fernandez, 10-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

The seminar content is useable in every deposition. An outstanding speaker. Well done.

20-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Outstanding seminar! I will use some of the techniques I learned today in my trial tomorrow. Very good speaker. Musante obviously uses Powerpoint to his advantage and kept the pace moving. Video clips were invaluable.

Robert Jensen, 8-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

This seminar makes you think! Which, by the way, is high praise. A top notch speaker. The depo/testimony excerpts were very good. I will work very hard to incorporate these skills.

Ariane Johnson, 20-yr atty, 65+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…gives voice and substance to ideas that are usually "felt" and adds ideas I had not considered. Very good speaker. Nice use of Powerpoint.

Steve Huffer, 20-yr atty, 150+ adverse depos