Comments from New Jersey 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"

The best seminar…really. This is the first of a number of seminars I have attended that has at least begun to demystify the alchemy of cross examination as a truth finding tool…as the truth finding tool.

Charles Savoth III, 13-yr atty, 2,000 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Seminar as good as any I've ever attended…a radically different point of view.

Michael C., 26-yr atty, 600 adverse depos

Outstanding seminar content…new, fresh and insightful. Excellent speaker…the use of Powerpoint really made the seminar come alive. This seminar is superior to anything I have had.

Terrence Cook, 12-yr atty, 150+ adverse depos

Excellent content…both illustrative and entertaining. Excellent speaker…articulate and very well organized. I have attended your Expert seminar and loved it!

Linda Nevadomski , 8-yr atty

Excellent seminar; I can't wait to try these techniques. It was interesting to see that even the top lawyers in the country do not take full advantage of depositions and are so easily stymied by evasive and misleading responses. Musante is excellent; confident but not arrogant; openly seeks to be challenged. This seminar is no comparison to others…goes above and beyond the typical depo training program. Most others just teach the battleship technique and how to deal with objections.

Michael Conlan, 13-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

A very good mix of the practical and theoretical…Musante is virtually beyond compare. He and Dominic Gianna are the most interesting and entertaining speakers.

Mark Mattia, 22-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

I like the emphasis on logic…it makes me think of depositions in a new way. Excellent speaker…very fair, persuasive.

Jonathan Hill, 17-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

The seminar is useful to better sculpting questions at deposition. Musante is lively and attention-getting. More animated with more examples than other speakers.

William Lee, 1-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Excellent seminar. It helped both in pointing out errors in my past depos, while solidifying what I'd seen other attorneys do in their depos. I also appreciated the many different takes on depos, like importance of words. Excellent speaker…interesting, funny when appropriate, and good use of analogies. Makes a 9-5pm lecture feel like an hour. This seminar was of better quality than others because the practical skills were discussed. Others rely too heavily on throwing you into scenarios /experience with little guidance.

Robert Benacchio, 2-y atty, 2 adverse depos

Great! Musante was dynamic, interesting, thought-provoking, honest and challenging. He has a great teaching style and a good sense of humor.

Anonymous, 5-yr atty

Invaluable seminar to the starting attorney. I have learned early in my career what my goals are for successful trial practice, and have years ahead of me to achieve it. Excellent focusing of audience's attention by extensive use of powerpoints. The quality of my adverse depositions will improve 100%.

Supti Bhattacharya, 2-yr atty, 1 adverse depo

Useful…thought-provoking seminar. Musante makes a presentation that is outside the box when dealing with depositions. Good quality seminar. It gives a new approach to an activity that is of utmost importance to my litigation approach I will incorporate.

Glenn Milgraum, 15-yr atty, 50-75 adverse depos

This seminar is critical to the criminal or civil litigator. Musante makes the subject matter interesting, useful and fun. His visuals help the audience maintain attention.

Carl Losito, 17-yr atty, 5 adverse depo

Invaluable seminar...excellent speaker. I will be applyiing the principles and techniques in upcoming depos.

Anonymous, 30-yr atty, 300 adverse depos

Very good seminar…very good speaker. Musante is clearly committed to professionalism.

Stephen Gravatt, 15-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

Excellent seminar. It should be taught in every law school by Robert Musante. Great content…great teacher. I cannot wait to take all of Musante's seminars. Excellent! None better.

Veronica Davis, 12-yr atty

Practical, useful, interesting seminar. Excellent speaker.

Yaron Helmer, 26-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

Very clear and easy to follow seminar, logical format and organization. Compared to the Art of Negotiation and Speaking to Win (Stark), Musante is at the same exceptional level. His course, like the other two, were very rewarding.

Anonymous, 2-yr atty

Excellent seminar, made more sense than any class or book I've read. Superb speaker. Seminar more valuable than others.

Anonymous, 5-yr atty

Musante is excellent, however he spoke very rapidly. This was a better seminar than others…some seminars had panelists who quarreled! This seminar will help my technique and planning for a depo. This seminar has changed the way I will ask questions at depos and trials.

Tom Morrone, 5-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Very helpful seminar. Actually reinforced many past decisions and identified weaknesses to be corrected. Musante is very good- to- excellent.

Thomas Hall, 12-yr atty, 12 adverse depos

The seminar was very helpful...Musante was able to communicate thoughts in lay terms...very helpful. This seminar is more practical than others.

Ann Marie Flores, 1-yr atty

Musante is lively and entertaining in his delivery of important legal concepts and issues. Fast paced seminar.

Sheila Smith, 8-yr atty

Very interesting seminar from a theoretical standpoint.

Daniel Simmons, 25-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

Informative and practical seminar. Musante was very easy to understand and presented material in an exciting and often times humorous way.

Philip Ing, 1-yr atty

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

Excellent seminar--it shows how I can impeach a witness to destroy their credibility and support my argument. Musante is very good…engaged…kept my attention. Given my limited experience, the seminar will help me consider not only basic fact questions but how to set those questions up to build my argument.

Anonyous, 2-yr atty, 2 adverse depos

Practical in honing depositon and cross examination skills. Musante is very animated…attention-getting. This seminar is a nice counterpart to Logic & Whack…seems the two should be taught as a two-part course.

William Lee, 1-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…Musante has a very good combination of talents, good ideas, good Powerpoint presentation…well organized.

Kevin Bectley , 9-yr atty

Very good seminar…very good speaker. The two seminars work together like a hand in a glove.

John Beatman, 47-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…terrific speaker. Loved the videos.

Rob Blau, 23-yr atty

Seminar was very interesting…Musante is very good at keeping the audience interested. Video clips made the seminar flow quickly, were very illustrative in demonstrating the teaching points.

Peter Bobchin, 16-yr atty, 300+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. The practical and direct attack on credibility was portrayed in simple, understandable examples that can benefit the novice and experienced attorney. Video clips with commentary were entertaining and instructive. I have taken many depositions and always struggled with boxing in the deponent. The examples given will improve my technique in this area.

Frank Donahue, 37-yr atty, 250 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…extremely informative and useful. Excellent speaker…he made it easy to see how easy it is to apply these techniques in various factual situations. Videos were very helpful to demonstrate the points.

Lynn Varisano, 1-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Well-organized, practical approach to handling the vast majority of situations presented, whether in adverse deposition or cross examination at trial. Excellent speaker as to content and presentation methods. Effective use of visuals and clips. Good, tight organization and energy contribute to keeping everyone's interest for the full day.

Linda Nevadomski, 8-yr atty

Excellent seminar; but it is difficult to incorporate what is in the book with what is said with the Powerpoint slides. Musante's training ability is excellent…concepts are excellent. Video clips illuminated the points immeasurably.

James Wells, 7-yr atty, 4 adverse depos