Comments from Jackson 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 smart, specific seminar. Not a waste of time. Took a hard line that is a basis I can work from and rely on. Loved the use of high-profile cases and people. Musante is passionate, smart, well-prepared. Often CLEs are led by practicing attorneys who half-prepare. Musante is very prepared.

Hollie Miller, 4-yr atty, 2 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Seminar far superior to others.

Mike Watts, 23-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

A thought-provoking and helpful seminar. Musante is very intense. Moves quickly. Seminar much more organized than most in terms of succinct useful information.

Philip Carby, 34-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos

Seminar provides an excellent tutorial for a young lawyer trying to develop and sharpen deposition skills. Outstanding teacher who uses hypotheticals in an outstanding manner to illustrate his points.

Willaim M. Rosemond, 1-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Very effective demonstrative and verbal presentation…well organized. Very impressive speaker…organized presenter. Head and shoulders above most CLEs in organization and effective presentation.

Harris Powers, III , 6-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Very helpful seminar…shows a bigger picture of a case. Musante is very interactive and creative. Loved the video illustrations.

Sandra D. Buhanan, 3-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Helpful seminar…motivating to take deposition and prepartion for them seriously. Effective speaker…his energy and enthusiasm for the topic was maintained throughout the day and helped me stay focused and interested.

Laura Ford, 1-yr atty, 1 adverse depo.

Excellent seminar! I do not understand how this method has not become the bread and butter technique in the profession. Musante is engaging… creative and entertaining use of illustrations and examples with a comical flair…imprints the lesson in the mind. Top-notch seminar.

Mark McLeod, 3-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

An absolutely fabulous seminar…this seminar is the most practical CLE I have attended in 5 years. Musante is extremely effective…raises salient points most efficiently and with practical litigation examples…good sense of humor.

Harris Powers II, 5-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

By far the best one-day seminar. This is the seminar I have asked every CLE provider to put on, but they didn't. Musante is excellent. I can't wait to take my next depo.

Mark Fowler, 20-yr atty, 300 adverse depos, Schwartz & Assoc.

Very good practical content. Materials and visuals were great. Blows away my prior thoughts and teachings about the subject. A whole new light on adverse depos.

Andy Stewart, 12-yr atty, Andy Stewart & Assoc.

Extremely helpful. Musante is very good, keeps attention.

Robert X. Louys, 2-yr atty, Hopkins, Barvie & Hopkins

Outstanding!!! Musante employs a very down-to-earth, common sense teaching style. Both informative and refreshing. While there was an enormous amount of material, Mr. Musante did an excellent job of getting through it. Provided an interesting analytical (and practical) framework re depositions.

Mel Priester, 20-yr atty

Above average seminar; excellent practical content.

Jonathan Masters, 5-yr atty, 250 adverse depos, Holcomb Dunbar

Very practical. I spent the course glaring at errors I'd made, and thought about how to cure them. Excellent instructor.

Jason B. Purvis, 2-yr atty, 12 adverse depos, Dukes, Dukes, Keating and Fanica

Very good practical content; very good instructor. Better, more interesting and practical than other one-day depo seminars. Gives me the opportunity to prevent the formation of bad habits and approach depos with the proper attitude and mindset.

Reed Martz, 1 adverse depo, Markow Walker, PA

Very useful and enlightening. Excellent instructor.

Kirk C. Willingham

Superior seminar. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Anonymous, 200+ adverse depos, Upshaw, Williams, Biggers, Beckham & Riddick, LLP

One of the best. More than exceeded my expectations ... more like a shock, totally unexpected. This information is required for effective discovery. Musante is excellent, knows his stuff, very articulate, has experience, makes sense. This will improve the quality of my adverse depos tremendously.

William B. Pemberton, II, 12-yr atty, 12 adverse depos

One of the best. Excellent material well-presented throughout the program. Excellent instructor. Reminded me of the need to fully cut off all escape routes during deposition, and, in the context of today's practice, the futility of saving impeachment for trial.

Ernest Taylor, 34-yr atty

Much better than most. Terrific practical content.

Patrick McDowell, 10-yr atty, Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC

Excellent practical content. Much better than other one-day depo seminars.

Robert N. Hooper, 6-yr atty, W Walker

Good practical content; should increase effectiveness of depositions. Musante is interesting, keeps listeners' attention.

Melvin H. McFatter, 30-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

Very practical and can be put to immediate use.

Garner Berry, 1.5-yr atty, 20 adverse depos, Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell, P

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. I hope this will improve the quality of my adverse depos a great deal.

Phil R. Hinton, 28-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos, Wilson, Hinton & Wood

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. Superior to most one-day depo seminars. It will significantly change the way I take and prepare for a deposition.

Don Hinton, 8-yr atty, 50 adverse depos, Pittman Law Firm

Excellent. Superior instructor. Better than other one-day depo seminars. Will improve my depos immensely.

H. McClanahan, III, 34-yr atty

Very informative; entertaining instructor. I now feel better prepared on how to "train" for this aspect of practice.

Smith Boykin, 2-mo atty, Carroll, Warren & Parker

Better than most. Musante is a great communicator; great method of conveying infor and techniques. Will significantly improve the quality of my adverse depos.

Ottowa E. Carter, Jr., 13-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

Law schools need Musante and his expertise as an adjunct to pretrial practice training!


Better than average. Musante is good, energetic and very well prepared.

Anonymous, 37-yr atty, hundreds of adverse depos

Very practical. Musante is excellent, keeps one's attention. WIll improve my depos tremendously.

Anonymous, 2-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

This seminar has been wonderful and has proven to me the absolute importance of the adverse deposition. Very, very good content ... lots of practical guidance and information. I plan to use this in my practice. Musante is an excellent speaker with obvious knowlege and experience. This is the best one-day seminar I have attended ... I would recommend it to anyone.

Anonymous, Gholson, Hicks & Nichols

Excellent, because it is counterintuitive, but clearly presented. It is also mind-expanding professionally. Musante is superb. No other one-day depo seminar has been better. I will now craft or devise an overall strategy incorporating Musante's ideas.

Anonymous, 38-yr atty

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Anonymous, 1-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

Awesome seminar. Hands-down, the best I have even been to in my legal career. It will change the way I approach witnesses.

Anonymous, 7-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

10 out of 10! I'm very impressed with Musante's teaching ability ... a lot of info in a little amount of time.

Anonymous, 11-yr atty

Excellent. I expect this seminar to enhance both my courtroom and deposition skills.


In this short seminar, I have learned more practical skills necessary for deposition training than I thought possible. Musante is a talented teacher, clear, concise, energizing. The best I've attended. I wish I could go back and redo my past depositions.

Anonymous, 2-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Very helpful for attorneys of any experience level. Musante is excellent and entertaining. Will improve the quality of my adverse depos exponentially.

Anonymous, 4-yr atty

MUCH higher quality than other one-day depo seminars. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.


Excellent seminar…Great speaker…wonderful wit…fantastic teacher! One of the best seminars I've ever attended!


A very practical seminar. I left the CLE seminar confident that I could utilize the skills taught in this session. Great speaker!

Anonymous, 4 -yr atty, 15 adverse depos

Excellent topic…presentation of material better than most…excellent speaker.

Anonymous, 25-yr atty

Extremely practical seminar…great speaker. This is by far more educational and entertaining than any other seminar I've attended.

Anonymous, 3-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Excellent practice tips…challenged to think logically. Musante is very prepared and able to communicate his points. The video clips added to the interest level and kept me involved.


Outstanding seminar…excellent speaker. Beats all other seminars hands down.


A timely and practical seminar. Musante is very clear in his logic and he had and used an unflappable approach to why we should use his techniques in doing depositions.

Charlene Priester, 21-yr atty

Very practical seminar…very good teacher. He repeats and emphasizes appropriately. On a scale of 1 to 10, this seminar is by far a 10…the best seminar regarding deposition techniques.

Gale Walker, 3-yr atty, 18 adverse depos

A very helpful seminar to the new CE…crucial to the experienced CE. Very good speaker…one of the best seminars.

Anonymous, 7-yr atty, 250 adverse depos

Fabulous seminar! Excellent speaker! I wish I would have had law school professors like Musante.

Greta Locklear, 3-yr atty

A very captivating speaker…very good seminar. Videos helped prove the points…kept me paying attention.

Anonymous, 3-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Very helpful seminar…true test will be at my next adverse deposition. Excellent speaker…very interesting and entertaining.

Jackye Bertucci, 12-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Insightful presentation…superior speaker.

Bob Ramsay, 31-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos

A+ practical content; A+ instructor. Superior seminar.

Anonymous, 7-yr atty, 70 adverse depos

Much more enticing than most CLE presentations.