"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 very useful seminar…the logic behind the principles transcends all areas of the law/litigation. Fantastic speaker…impressive use of demonstrations and exhibits from cases known to mainstream America (ie, OJ, Microsoft). This seminar is more of an advanced depo seminar than normal. It presumes a minimum level of advocacy skills and helps hone those skills.

Garrick White, 7-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. This seminar is one of the best. It helps crystallize a number of points that I've tried to apply.

James Savage, 24-yr atty, 130 adverse depos

The seminar highlighted dozens of useful tips, some I have routinely used myself, but some of which I needed a reminder. Excellent speaker. The seminar is in the top 20%. I believe the seminar will definitely help me hone my skills which, I might modestly say, were decent to start with.

Thomas Keener, 30-yr atty, 300+ adverse depos

A very informative and practical seminar. Musante gets his message across in an efficient manner with good, real world application. This is a very high quality seminar that ranks with the best deposition presentations I've attended.

Anonymous, 7-yr atty

As a litigation attorney, this seminar was PRACTICAL! Musante definitely keeps the attention of the audience and drives home his points. Will greatly improve my adverse depositions and make me more confident.

Darren A. McNair, 1-yr atty, 6 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…logic is the lawyer's friend. Excellent speaker…obviously paid rapt attention to his Jesuit mentors. A "10" on a scale of "10", maybe an 11! I have been in agreement with Musante's basic syllogism for some time, but he brings so much to the topic. He destroys the myths and shows the path to awesome adverse depos.

Dan Igoe, 39-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos

Great practical content. Wish I would have taken this CLE 12 years ago. Musante is entertaining and animated.

Raina Cornell, 13-yr atty, 70 adverse depos

Seminar content very practical…speaker's points well illustrated and supported. Very good deconstruction of depos used as examples. Sometimes Musante speaks too fast. I wholeheartedly subscribe to Musante's logic and was taught this by my law firm mentor.

Lisa Haase, 10-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar. Use of actual high profile depositions to relate the concepts to listeners is extremely useful to help understand how to incorporate into my own practice. Musante's enthusiasm and passion for his topics kept the program very interesting.

Brooke Elliott, 3-yr atty, 20-25 adverse depos

A very informative and useful seminar. Great speaker! I previously took the Expert seminar and was very impressed. This seminar is much better than others and offers skills I plan to use.

Suzanne Beck, 3-yr atty, 40 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Seminar much better than others--more practical. Audio visual aids very valuable; speaker's teaching style is very animated.

Rich DeBlasis, 27-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Excellent seminar. I learned that there is a lot about depositions I didn't know…thought-provoking. Excellent speaker…great delivery and pacing. Kept me awake and interested. I admire his dedication to his craft. A top-notch seminar.

Todd Brenner, 17-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

An excellent, well presented seminar. Very informative speaker. One of the best seminars.

David Knisley, 15-yr atty, 3-5 adverse depos

Phenomenal seminar. Best speaker I have seen, other than Jim McElhaney, my professor at SMU. Best seminar I've attended.

John M. Alton, 30-yr atty, 1000 adverse depos

Mr. Musante is an exceptional instructor. Although I was admittedly skeptical regarding the seminar prior to its start, I was engaged in and enjoyed the entire session.

Benjamin Albrecht

Outstanding practical content. This seminar will provide immediate help to my practice. Musante is excellent. He makes a great presentation and packs a lot of material into one day. My future depositions will be more focused and precise, and my impeachment arguments will be used much more frequently at deposition.

Gregg Peppel, 4-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Excellent: both provocative and well-reasoned. Clearly the best deposition seminar I've ever attended; possibly the best seminar of any kind. Will greatly improve my adverse depos; it's as if the veil has been lifted.

Anthony Turley, 5-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Extremely practical. Tips I can use daily and pass on to my associates. Musante is obviously Jesuit-trained -- he teaches/preaches hi s version of the Gospel truth with a firm conviction.

Bill Mattes, 15-yr atty, hundreds of adverse depos

Very good practical content. Musante is very strong, interesting, energetic, charismatic. This seminar affirms some things I've previously employed, adds others. I appreciate Musante's "outside the box" approach.

Monica Pallco, 12-yr atty

Excellent practical content. Musante is very creative and dynamic.

Janis Foley, 15-yr atty, 25+ adverse depos

Engaging, entertaining speaker. I can't wait to try this out. I have my first adverse depo next month and I will cram these lessons from now til then.

Bryan L. Green

Better than most. Mr. Musante is refreshing in that he has a particular point of view and puts it across well. These rules will pay off for any lawyer willing to commit to more preparation time.

B.H., 8-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

More practical than the typical seminar. Musante is strong, especially with the amount of material he is attempting to cover in a short period of time. I look forward to using what I've learned while preparing for my next adverse depo. I believe it will help immensely.

Greg Swope, 8-yr atty, 75-150 adverse depos

Best yet. Very useful and entertaining.

J. Mark Finnegan, 19-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Better than most. Solidifies some rules I have learned or intuitively knew were true. Gives me more confidence to go over the "bad" opinions of adverse witnesses and attack the factual and motivational basis for the opinions.

Mark W. Napier, 22-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Very good and helpful. Musante was very organized and explained things in a simple manner. Overhead and examples were helpful in understanding the material. Will significantly improve my adverse depositions.

Vilene Colbert, 2-yr atty, 7-10 adverse depos

Fabulous. Much better than others I've been to. Great stuff. As Mr. Musante said, much of this was never covered in law school, or anywhere else. Top-notch instructor, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Anonymous, 10-yr atty, 75 adverse depos

First rate. Entertaining and informative.

Scott T. Stirling, 8-yr atty, 15-20 adverse depos

Much more useful than other seminars. Tremendously useful and practical advice. Musante is excellent -- very entertaining while convincing me of the value of cross-examining during depos.

Anonymous, 11-yr atty, 60 adverse depos

A necessary part of every litigator's arsenal. Great instructor. I have modified my depo behavior as a result of this seminar.

Jeff Corcoran, 9-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

Very good. Material is pertinent to real practice scenarios. I have held the "smoking gun" for trial and agree that it should have been disclosed during deposition.

Anonymous, 4-yr atty

Very good practical content; very good instructor. Above average compared to other full-day seminars; kept my attention.

Anonymous, 12-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

The information in this seminar is practical and applicable to all cases, regardless of the nature of the dispute. Musante is enthusiastic, entertaining and an experienced presenter with excellent examples.

Beth A. Wilson, 6-yr atty, 20-30 adverse depos

Phenomenal. Best advocacy seminar I have ever attended. Great content coming from a skilled teacher using phenomenal, fun examples from recent headlines. I will recommend to everyone I know.

John Lowe IV, 5-yr atty, 40 adverse depos, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter

Excellent seminar. Probably the best I have taken on a litigation topic. I would recommend all litigation associates in my firm take this seminar.

Mark Kobasuk, 14-yr atty

This is excellent, clear and cogent. Seems obvious, now that Musante has spelled it out, but no one else is teaching this. As good as any litigation seminar I've attended, and better on deposition than all the others.

David Morrison, 25-yr atty

Best I have attended. Excellent combination of theory and examples. Musante is outstanding, a natural teacher. Will enable me to fit my depositions squarely into my trial strategy, instead of treating them (only) as a discovery tool. Excellent use of well-known examples, both good and bad, of cross-examination techniques.

Robert A. Abrams, 9-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Far more interesting than others I've attended on this subject. Extremely practical ideas. Mr. Musante is great ... a combination of knowledge and entertainment that makes me glad to be here. I am certain this seminar will improve my deposition abilities.

Anonymous, 8-yr atty, 80 adverse depos

Excellent! A new way to approach a critical phase of litigation. Musante is very good. Combines humor, visual displays and information in an informative way. More practical day-to-day stuff and less fluff. Musante's willingness to tell us what we still need to know was appreciated.

Jeffrey Hazlett, 22-yr atty, 500-1000 adverse depos

Extremely useful, thought provoking. Outstanding instructor. Musante delivers his material in a way that makes the content more memorable. Will improve the quality of my adverse depositions dramatically.

John J. Mueller, 25-yr atty, 400+ adverse depos

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor; excellent compared to other full-day seminars. Musante's set of rules is far more detailed, thorough and realistic.

Kevin Griffith, 17-yr atty, 50 adverse depos, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur

Practical content was good, providing more real-life examples of how the theory is applied. Musante is friendly, entertaining and funny. Keeps the class riveted.

Ian Robinson, 23-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

One of the best. Tremendously practical. Mr. Musante is a very engaging instructor. I hadn't really received any instruction before ... this seminar will improve the quality of my adverse depos to a very great extent.

Steve Estelle, 7-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Superior to other seminars. Very practical; excellent instructor.

Jose M. Chawfrac, IV, 15-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos

Very useful and practical. Mr. Musante's presentation makes it easy to pay attention. This is the first seminar that my newspaper stayed in the briefcase. Will hopefully allow me to make my depos more useful at trial.

David Delk, 10-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

Useful and informative. Musante is easy to listen to and kept my attention. Radical "rules," but upon reflection, very logical. I will be more attentive and result-driven in my depositions.

Todd Book, 4-yr atty, 20+ adverse depos

Exceptional practical content. Outstanding compared to others. An entirely new approach that makes a lot of sense.

David Graves, 5-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Very practical. Great instructor. These "rules" will allow for much better depos.

Eric R. Laubacher, 5-yr atty, 4 adverse depos

Concise, precise, motivational, inspirational, informative and entertaining. More provocative and insightful than others.

Anonymous, 2-yr atty, 1 adverse depos

Very practical and effective. Requires the cross-examiner to evaluate and implement a whole new approach to taking deposition. Very sophisticated and comprehensive. Musante is very engaging. Excellent use of powerpoints and selected video materials to keep the audience interested and to drive home the instructor's points.

Anonymous, 3-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Entertaining with some good theory behind it. Musante is very good, captivates attention even after lunch. Definitely will improve my adverse depos.

Anonymous, 12-yr atty, 15 adverse depos

Very practical stuff; enjoyed the real-life cross-exams. Musante's "rules" are different, but very logical ... must have been my problem previously ... I wasn't using logic! Will greatly improve my adverse depos; I will be more prepared and will more critically listen.

Anonymous, 6-yr atty, 10-15 adverse depos

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. Definitely among the top 3 I've attended.

Anonymous, 17-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Very practical. Musante clearly has a great deal of teaching experience. I plan to put this information into practice and anticipate that I will be able to more effectively use impeachment evidence.

Anonymous, 9-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

Extremely practical substance of seminar not taught elsewhere, not available in usual texts dealing with depositions. Musante is excellent, consistently interesting. My adverse depos will improve; general rules applicable to all adverse depositions. Will also help me defend my own depos better.


Superior compared to other full-day seminars. Very helpful practical content; Musante is good and enthusiastic.

Anonymous, 7-yr atty, 12 adverse depos

This seminar offers helpful, useful advanced tactics. Very helpful and specific practical content. Mr. Musante is very knowledgeable about his area of expertise. Will improve my adverse depos very much because I have hard, fast, practical rules that make sense in the real world.

Anonymous, 5-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

Top-shelf seminar…extremely valuable insights and techniques, concepts I will use regularly in my practice. A top-shelf speaker. Musante's passion and emotion are engaging and energizing. This seminar will improve nearly everything that I do at work…will build better cases, get better resolutions.

Jack Leizerman, 12-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Seminar content very practical. Very useful even for an experienced litigator. Musante is a very effective teacher…engaging and entertaining. I came for two CLE hours and stayed because I was engaged. Video clips worked wonderfully! So many presenters underuse the technology.

Michael Fusen, 26-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

An absolutely top rate seminar. Brilliant speaker. If this seminar improves just one thing, it will be tremendous.

Anonymous, 25-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

A very practical and useful seminar, regardless of one's area of practice. Musante is fantastic…really enjoyed his use of Powerpoints and recent-memory cases. I will cross-examine at deposition with more of a purpose and focus on overall theory of the case. This seminar was a perfect follow-up to Logic & Whack.

Garrick White, 7-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

Good seminar--it couples nicely with Logic & Whack. Excellent speaker. I have never had anyone illustrate how to attack the credibility…I will dramatically change and improve my approach.

Rebecca Shrader, 2-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

This seminar is well suited to improving one's deposition-taking skills. Musante is a good teacher … obviously knows and loves his subject; wants to impart the same to his class.

Prentice Snow, 2-yr atty, 25 adverse depos