Comments from Indianapolis 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"

One of the most practical seminars I've ever attended. Excellent speaker. ITLA needs to have this seminar repeated as well as having the other seminars. Excellent video clips.

Roger Pardielk, 44-yr atty, 750-1,000 adverse depos

An excellent and provocative seminar. A skillful speaker. Seminar much more meaningful than others.

Daniel Mills, 29-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos

The seminar has renewed my enthusiasm to take even relatively "routine" depos. I used several of Musante's techniques, but learned several interesting new ones, including looping and use of all inclusive words to lock in. Musante is an excellent teacher. Would be an excellent inhouse teacher for even the newest of lawyers, and experienced lawyers could learn just as much.

Gregory L. Laker, 20+-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos

Thought-provoking seminar…I will use the techniques to make my depo prep more focused and advance case theory. Musante is entertaining and informative. Logic is great.

Beth Henlal, 20+-yr atty

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. This seminar is superior. Has content examples and application to the practice of law. Materials are appropriate, helpful and a great learning aid for deposition preparation. Come back and speak to further deposition seminars.

Ricahard Thorert, 30-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos

Seminar seems very practical, especially for settlement in products cases. Musante teaches fast, but effective. I'm sure I could sit through it twice and learn more.

Georgianne Mitchell, 4-yr atty, 1 adverse depo

Very good practical information. A top-notch speaker. Best seminar I've attended.

James Lowry, 40-yr atty, 140 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Musante's enthusiasm makes presentation enjoyable.

Rob King

Excellent seminar…I intend to use what I have learned. A 5-star speaker.

Dennis Wegner, 33-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

Very good seminar. A unique and seemingly effective take on depositions. A very engaging speaker…unique style and extremely entertaining.

Christopher T. Lane, 8-yr atty

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. I would like to see Musante's other seminars.

Robert John, 35-yr atty, 250 adverse depos

Helpful seminar…answered fundamental question of cross or not to cross at deposition. Good speaker.

John Daly, 20-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Seminar presented a very good mix of theory and practical content. Musante's passion is refreshing, and very much reflected in the seminar content. He's very engaging, and a very effective communicator. The unique perspective made this seminar particularly useful.

William Brown, 11-yr atty, 60 adverse depos

Very good seminar. It helped to crystallize and put into an orderly fashion many of the concepts I have used or had floating around in my mind when I took depositions. Musante is very good.

Kevin Hinkle, 26-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

Excellent information…excellent speaker. Keeps my attention which wanders at most seminars.Seminar far superior to others.

Mary Findling, 20-yr atty, 800 adverse depos

An extremely helpful seminar. Musante is quite dynamic and fun. This seminar is by far among the best.

Barry Rooth, 25-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

Techniques and examples were good at effectively narrowing case studies and preparing an adverse depo for trial. Very good speaker.

Wade Fulford, 10-yr atty

An outstanding seminar. Outstanding speaker. Not afraid to insist on correctness of own views. A far superior seminar.

William Hodes, 5-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

Propositions presented are intuitive. It is well-organized and presented in a logical fashion. Musante's passion for the topic alone makes the seminar both informative and entertaining.

Thomas E. Scifres, 13-yr atty, 250 adverse depos

My second time at the seminar…very useful.

Ryan Johnson, 4-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Excellent seminar …covers all of the pitfalls we encounter in depositions and gave us insight into how to get around the problems with extracting testimony and admissions from deponents. Musante is very good…sometimes complicated explanations need more examples to drive the point...good sense of humor. Best seminar I have been to.

Eric Haner, 12-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…immediately useful and totally relevant. Superior speaker. Often, current practicing attorneys lack the teaching skills to make the information useful.

Anonymous, 10-yr atty, 400 adverse depos

Very good seminar…it seems to be appropriate for newer lawyers as well as those in practice for many years. Good mix of practical tips and theory. Very good speaker…easy to listen to, energetic, engaging.

Jennifer Ulrich-Keppler. 5-yr atty, 15 adverse depos<

Provocative seminar; challenges complacency and taking depositions by rote. Musante's presentation style is engaging, informative and entertaining…he makes you want to listen! Seminar has no comparison to others…apples to oranges. The seminar illustrated the importance of remaining doggedly determined during the deposition to obtain the most favorable testimony.

C. Thomas Hectus, 25-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos

Very useful seminar... I feel fortunate to learn it now rather than later. It is a surprisingly good fit with the ATLA Deposition College and Eric Oliver's seminar on non-verbal communication, which I have recently attended.

Sharon Desmond, 7-yr atty, 1 adverse depo

Outstanding teacher…teaching method is very effective. I agree on the importance of depositions in litigation, and thus the importance of the content of the seminar.

Steve Williams, 500-750 adverse depos

Excellent speaker…appropriate humor and no impractical war stories. I wish I would have heard it before the depo I took on Tuesday! I saw immediate applications of today's topics to the questions I asked (or should not have). This seminar should be taught in law schools.

Kim Danforth, 10-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

A wise investment for a practitioner of two months or 20 years. Broad application of lessons from seminar beyond legal practice make it a good value for the intimidatable and invincible alike. Musante's presentation was fresh and interesting. Creative use of examples from both legal arena and political world…extending broad application of lessons in all thought processes. Musante's passion for his subject is contagious. I'm looking forward to my next adverse depo!

Daniel Ladendorf, 19-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…I think it reminds us, like in most aspects of life, that to fully be successful we have to remember the fundamentals.

Robert Roberts, 8-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos

Top notch seminar…excellent speaker. Info you can use…gets you fired up.

Terry Noffsinger, 37-yr atty, 400+ adverse depos

Very good seminar…very good speaker. Seminar much better than others--more focused on practical tactics rather than steps to take a deposition.

Gregg Gordon, 10-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

Excellent seminar. Musante obviously loves the subject and is well versed in the techniques of cross examination…teaching ability is excellent.

Daniel Layden, 6-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Good, practical concepts that need to be worked into deposition plans…will take time and patience. Musante is excellent…enthusiastic, believes!

Samuel Jacobs, 30-yr atty, 1,500 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…very good speaker. One way to determine how well I liked the seminar is to see if my mind wandered to my present cases, and make notes of things to do on them. In this seminar, it did not.

Terry Noffsinger, 37-yr atty, 400+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…top notch speaker. Very entertaining videos. Come back to ITLA next year and do seminars on Experts.

Tom Hamer, 28-yr atty