Comments from Miami 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"

Excellent seminar...wish it could be a two-day seminar. Excellent speaker. First rate.

Larry Hanks, 17-yr atty, 100 adverse depos, Miami

No comparison [to other CLEs]. This was clearly the best. Practical content extremely useful. Musante excellent, animated and dedicated to his task and students; he obviously enjoys his work.

Gary M. Pappas, 13-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos, Miami

This seminar is great. It opened my eyes to many rules I have broken in past depositions. I am grateful to be seeing more clearly now. Now, knowing the rules, I look forward to applying them in my next deposition. Musante is very engaging and held my interest.

Stacey Koch, 6-yr atty, 15-20 adverse depos, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Miami

Excellent! Stands conventional wisdom on its head. This is the first seminar in 15 years where I resented the breaks. Head and shoulders above the rest.

Nathaniel Kidder, 15-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos, Kidder & Bennett, St. Petersburg

Excellent. Brings home many intuitive skills and provides invaluable advice for the difficult deponent. Musante has a tremendous ability to concisely present techniques and provide easy to remember phrases for the techniques. This seminar conveys its message through historically significant video clips (and not individual war stories), making it easier to remember the techniques. It's too easy to ignore non-responsive answers. The seminar has given tools to avoid giving a deponent the "get out of depo" card.

Humberto Ocariz, 15-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Miami

"Take a Killer Adverse Deposition" is the best CLE seminar I have ever attended in terms of practicality, knowledge gained, and enjoyment. Expands on [my previously used set of deposition rules] and corrects some of the "stupid orthodoxy".

Henry Wulf, 5-yr atty, 25+ adverse depos, Miami

Excellent! Of huge practical value. This is the first seminar I've attended where I have learned the whole day. I'm convinced of the logic!

Joelle Hervic, 12-yr atty, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Miami

This was an awesome seminar, better than any other 1-day experience. I am looking forward to putting the rules into use; logic tells me they will work.

John Thresher, 1-yr atty, 4 adverse depos, Tampa

Great information to actually use at the time of deposition. Practical way of remembering points that your will remember and use, compared to other seminars.

Lorraine B. O'Neil, 12-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Miami

The best seminar I have ever attended. Musante is the bomb on deposition. Excellent instructor. My set of rules would have been at best fuzzy and would not be the product of disciplined, rigorous analysis.

Andres Rivero, 16-yr atty, dozens of adverse depos, Sullivan Rivero & Chase, Miami

Excellent. Seminar is clearly geared to apply practically. Musante is excellent with lots of energy.

Luis Espino, 7-yr atty, 50 adverse depos, Steele & Hanson, Miami

Excellent! Leaves you thnking!

Deborah Chames, 21-yr atty, 500+adverse depos, Heller & Chames, Miami

I rank this seminar at the top in terms of the value of other one-day seminars. The practical content is very useful. The instructor's teaching ability is excellent. He keeps the student entertained with a subject matter that is not necessarily very interesting...he made the subject matter come alive!

Nelson C. Bellido, 9-yr atty, 60 adverse depos, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Miami

Outstanding. Most other CLE courses are "rote". This course provides insight with the unorthodox approach to depo taking. Excellent practical content. I like the use of syllogisms and rules of logic for developing questions. Musante was excellent, straight to the point.

Gregg Metzger, 10-yr atty, 70+ adverse depos, Miami

Excellent content, very practical. Much better use of [my] time than other CLEs.

Stacey F. Soloff, 15-yr atty, 75+ adverse depos, Miami


Robert A. Milne, 20-yr atty, 100 adverse depos, Miami

Among the best. Valuable reexamination of precepts; useful articulation of approaches/techniques hitherto applied intuitively. Excellent instructor.

Hendrik G. Milne, 20+-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos, Miami

Excellent. Keeps your attention, extremely relevant to trial tactics. Musante was phenomenal, very informative. [This seminar's set of depo rules] completely contrary to what I was taught...can't wait to employ my new tools.

DM Schweiger, 2 1/2-yr atty, 25-30 adverse depos, Miami

Good set of rules to get the liar! Musante was excellent, informative.

Blaine Hibbard, 5-yr atty, 25 adverse depos, Miami

Unorthodox, different, fast paced, packed full of pointers. Real life applications presented in a lively, fast paced presentation. I wish I would have had the benefit of Mr. Musante's insights 15 years ago. [Musante] is innovative, energetic, honest, straightforward and clear. A fantastic seminar!

Richard E. Tejera, 19-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos, Miami

Blows away other seminars. [Practical content] excellent. [Musante] taught me to highlight the implausible and plant the seeds of doubt in the minds of jurors. [I am a] "stupid orthodoxy" practitioner who will mend his ways.

Jose Antonio Llerens, 4-yr atty, 10 adverse depos, Miami

As valuable as any seminar I've taken. [Practical content] essential to properly developing a case and moving it toward favorable conclusion. I have used a few [deposition rules] before but never really understood the methodology or impact until now. Wow!

Adrian C. Delancy, 4-yr atty, 15 adverse depos, Miami

The information provided is incredibly helpful. Much more valuable than any other seminar I've attended. [Practical content] very incisive and, of course, logical. [Musante] is very committed to the subject matter. His passion for his work comes across loud and clear. [Seminar's set of depo rules] far superior to those I've previously employed.

Joseph R. Fazio, III, 5-yr atty, 100+adverse depos, Miami

Much better [than other CLEs]; useful material. Excellent [practical content]. [Seminar's set of depo rules] are unorthodox; I can't wait to use [them].

15-yr atty, 100 adverse depos, Miami

Best [seminar] in terms of practical information. Excellent [practical content]; Excellent [instructor]. [Seminar's set of depo rules] very different in terms of impeachment of witnesses at deposition.

5-yr atty, 60 adverse depos, Miami

Better than most. Excellent practical content. Excellent instructor. Very practical; great "fine tuning", new outstanding tips/ideas.

Brad Steven Fleet, 12-yr atty, 150 adverse depos, Miami

Great use of multimedia. The visuals were helpful in comprehending and remembering lecture points. Videos entertaining and helpful. [Musante] Excellent! Energetic, articulate, very practical, rich with examples for use in daily practice. I wish I could take more of his classes.

13-yr atty, 25 adverse depos, Miami

Far better [than other CLEs]. Excellent practical content, great instructor. I particularly enjoyed the use of videos and real life examples to illustrate the points.

Paul Reid, 20-yr atty, 500 adverse depos, Miami

Very high practical application. [Musante has] great ability to illustrate rules in application.

Thomas J. Rebull, 2-yr atty, 3 adverse depos, Miami

By far the most informative and entertaining seminar I've attended. [Practical content] excellent, very useful. [Instructor] great communicator, knowledgeable and entertaining. I was vaguely aware of some of these [Seminar's set of depo rules], but did not understand importance of following the rules.

Jose R. Riguera, 9-yr atty, 40-50 adverse depos, Miami

Perhaps the most practical seminar I've ever participated in. [Musante] was exciting, enthusiastic about subject matter. [Previously employed] the same rules, just didn't know how to apply them.

Omar J. Arcia, 4-yr atty, 50 adverse depos, Miami

The best. Extremely educational, excellent instructor.

Jorge Piedra, 3-yr atty, 20 adverse depos, Miami

It compares well with other outstanding CLE seminars. Provides many useful tactics and practical advice in deposing witnesses. [Instructor] very good. Principles in the written outline come to life with the examples used.

30-yr atty, 150 adverse depos, Miami

Extremely practical and useful; compelling instructor. Gives structure and logic to things that you have learned through trial and error.

15-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos, Miami

Above average in terms of practical value; better than most because it is not anecdotal.

9-yr atty, 100 adverse depos, Miami