Comments from Philadelphia 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…I plan to use it as early as next week. I feel as if I now have "permission" to seek the info in a "discovery deposition" in an advocacy-oriented way. Fabulous speaker…Musante obviously spent many hours/weeks/months developing this course and it shows. Hands down, this seminar is better than the NITA seminars my firm sponsors throughout the year.

Anonymous, 8-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

Much food for thought…very good speaker. Superior seminar.

Anonymous, 26-yr atty, 1000s of adverse depos

Terrific seminar…great practical advice for every depo. Dynamic speaker…informative with humor…entertaining. Best seminar I have seen yet…would love to come again!


Awesome presentation…very specific, useable and practical information presented in an interesting and entertaining manner. Musante is passionate, educated and intense. Former seminars have been dry and basic…this seminar was passionate and really useful.

Christopher Fiore, 8-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Nobody else out there, whether in law school or in private practice, is teaching the logical and rhetorical discipline of deposition cross-examination. Musante is very engaging, responsive, and entertaining. Enviable energy level and extremely creative. The videos were very instructive real-world examples.

Alexander Vincent, 5-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

I wish I'd had this info in law school. Musante is a very good speaker…very entertaining.

Janet Braum, 13-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

A lot to digest. Great speaker. This seminar is better than most…love the sound effects, speaker's expressions and Powerpoints.

C.J. Baffa, 24-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Seminar makes sense…vindication for me. I have been ridiculed for asking leading questions during depositions. Excellent speaker. This seminar is just as good--if not better--than others…similar to Larry Posner's course.

Kenneth Robinson, 24-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Very good seminar…excellent speaker. Superior seminar compared to others. Video clips kept the program lively and entertaining.

Joseph McKenna, 50-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

From an inexperienced litigator's perspective, the course is both basic and advanced. I feel like I could use this in my first depo and still be drawing from the course in years. Excellent, witty and knowledge speaker.

Byron McMaster, 1-yr atty

Interesting seminar…different approach…makes sense. Flies in the face of everything I've been taught or what I've been doing. Very good speaker.

Anonymous, 24-yr atty, 1000+ adverse depos

Very good seminar…excellent speaker. Top-level seminar compared to others.

Thomas Flatley Jr., 30-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Excellent body of techniques discussed. Excellent speaker…speed, pace and content was just right. Lots to put to practical effect.

Kenneth Richmond, 20-yr atty, 1500 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. This is the best seminar that I have attended, hands-down. I wish that I would have had the opportunity to take this course many years ago.

Michele Burkholder, 7-yr atty, 15 adverse depos

I will never take another "discovery" deposition! Superior compared to other one-day deposition seminars ... excellent practical content, excellent instructor.

Marc Stofman, 9-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos, Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers, LLP

Musante has an outstanding ability to teach. Excellent, thought-provoking practical content.

Tom Wolpert, 10-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

Excellent speaking and teaching style. Certainly will make me think about my [deposition] approach.

Philip A. Sechler, 15-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Very practical and common-sense approach to taking trial depos. More practical than most. Musante is excellent with practical information and visual aids.

Todd Savarese, 14-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Wonderful! Useful pointers that were demonstrated in examples broad enough to be applicable to many different types of cases. Musante is excellent ... focused, articulate, easy to follow. This is by far the best seminar. I definitely recommend it. Will greatly improve the quality of my adverse depos. I will view them to be as crucial as trial, if not more important, because cases rarely go to trial.

Brooke Willmes, 2-yr atty, 10-15 adverse depos, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP

Excellent instructor; good practical content. Much better than other one-day deposition seminars.

Lance Gotko, 15-yr atty, 40 adverse depos, Friedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adelman, LLP

Very informative. Musante is high-energy, fast-paced. He has developed a new way to look at depositions. Good information for beginning attorneys to dispel some of the notions that are common among litigators.

James Backenson, 2-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Fantastic! This should be taught in law schools or run as a training seminar. Musante is very knowledgeable. Will improve the quality of my adverse depos tremendously.

G. Montilus, 6-yr atty

One of the best and far better than most. Excellent practical content; Musante is excellent and well-practiced.

Louis b. Kupperman, 25+-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. I am still learning, and I have learned a great deal from this course.

Anonymous, 55-yr atty, several hundred adverse depos

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. I believe that this will increase my confidence by following a concrete pattern.

Anonymous, 10-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

Excellent! Right on. Excellent instructor!


Interesting, valuable and engaging.

Anonymous, 24-yr atty, several dozen adverse depos

Extremely practical. Particularly useful in "people v. people" cases such as employment discrimination, civil rights violations, etc. Musante is strong, forceful and convincing. A well-honed presentation.


The information presented will be essential in my practice as I take 3 depositions a week. Musante is engaging and persuasive. I anticipate that my future depos will be tighter, and probably much more fun.

Anonymous, 15-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

"A" seminar…"A+" speaker.

Peter Curry, 28-yr atty, 1000s of adverse depos

Great seminar…fantastic speaker. Best

Frank Daly, 33-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar! Musante is a great public speaker…well prepared, very informative, holds the attention of audience, very practical. Use of Powerpoint was superb.

Liza Stagliano, 5-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Awesome seminar…loved it. Fast seminar; sometimes hard to keep up.

S.N.D., 9-yr atty

Very useful seminar…solid attempt to put a strong structure on complex, difficult to organize material. Very good speaker…energetic, confident. Commitment to excellence is terrific!

Anonymous, 20-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

A fresh and significant approach to the art of depositions using a basic and rational approach designed to help the attorney logically get to the best evidence. Wonderful speaker. Much better than other seminars…different approach.

Robert Schall, 19-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Seminar surpasses other seminars by leaps and bounds.

Susan Dean, 12-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

An extremely valuable set of comprehensible guidelines. Excellent speaker. Far superior to any other seminar I've attended.

Jim Greenfield, 25-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos

I wish I learned this stuff in law school…very practical skills. Musante's enthusiasm for the subject matter is evident. Top class teacher! This will change my whole approach to taking depositions.

Anonymous, 3-yr atty, 60 adverse depos

Functional and practical seminar. Excellent speaker…informative, entertaining, knowledgeable. The best seminar I've taken in a long time.

Anonymous, 8-yr atty

The seminar has provided me with information and knowledge I feel is overdue, ie, I should get at least a partial refund from my law school. Musante is engaging and instructive…makes a 6 hour CLE seem too short.

Joshua Scheers, 1-yr atty

The seminar should be required class in all law schools. Great teacher on a complex topic. Best seminar of deposition techniques that is offered.

Rick Curtis, 25-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Outstanding seminar! Musante has a remarkable level of energy that is contagious. A CLE that is fast paced, intriguing and raises excellent points. After taking hundreds of depositions, I never realized I knew so little about so much. This is truly a course that has enlightened me!

Anonymous, 10-yr atty, 250 adverse depos

Very good seminar…I'd cut out some of the fluff. Very good speaker. Top notch seminar.

Gerherd Dietrich, 22-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Seminar is at the top.

John Marquess, 30-yr atty, 2,000 adverse depos

Very useful, practical approach to depositions in the context of the ultimate goal of litigation--favorable resolution. Musante is highly effective…high energy approach kept audience engaged. This seminar is significantly more useful than others.

Rory Connaughton, 10-yr atty

Very useful seminar for learning an overall approach and purpose to adverse depositions. Excellent speaker--he's like a legal Lewis Black. Excellent logic, although slightly heavy-handed.

Bret Binder, 1-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

This is by far the most practically useful deposition seminar I have attended. Outstanding speaker.

Anonymous, 2-yr atty

Best seminar I have experienced in my entire career…wish I had been exposed to this approach 30 years ago. Good speaker. This seminar is more detailed and more focused than others.

Travis Wochok, 37-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos

Written materials are demonstrative and helpful. Musante is a dynamic speaker. His Powerpoint was visually helpful to keep the program moving.

Anonymous, 18-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Very practical and useful. I look forward to using these techniques in my next depo. Musante is very good. Very engaging and interesting. I will never conduct a depo the old way again. I have taken adverse depos without this mindset…what a mistake!


I will immediately use the concepts presented in this seminar. Musante uses numerous visual aids to nail down his lessons. Seminar far superior to others. The video clips left an indelible impression of Musante's teaching points.

Joseph John Rossi

Very informative and different than any conventional publication regarding cross examination/deposition techniques. A very effective speaker. Seminar is much more useful…practical and well reasoned deposition taking technique.

Anonymous, 10-yr atty, 25+ adverse depos

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

The seminar was 100% spot on. Musante is among the best seminar instructors anywhere. The quality of my future depositions will improve immeasurably

Douglas Wright, 25-yr atty, 15 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…effectively uses examples from Simpson case to illustrate teaching moments. Excellent speaker…engaging, active, excited about material. The seminar will greatly improve my skills because the points covered are basic concepts that we often forget but which are crucial to achieving our goals at deposition/trial.

David Colvin, 4-yr atty, 15 adverse depos.

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Video clips were excellent…and funny.

Edward Bigham, 11-yr atty, >100 adverse depos

The seminar confirmed many things I believed for a long time. Excellent speaker. Much better than most CLE presentations.

Michael Giampietro, 24-yr atty

Excellent, engaging and energetic speaker.

Mike Gottsch, 19-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Great program--a must for all litigators. Excellent speaker.

Anonymous, 25-yr atty, 60+ adverse depos

Excellent refresher seminar. Very accomplished speaker.

Stephen Carr, 40-yr atty, 1000s of adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Musante is a great speaker...very entertaining. Video clips were great…will help me remember the key points. This seminar will help me be better able to deal with the evasive witness and will definitely ask more leading questions.

Anonymous, 10-yr atty, 12 adverse depos

The seminar is giving me a lot to think about. I think there have been a fair number of ideas I could try for myself. Great speaker.


The information provided was thought provoking in evaluating how to take depositions on adverse witnesses to a new level. Musante is very informative and entertaining.

Anonymous, 11-yr atty, 30+ adverse depos

Very good seminar…excellent speaker. Videos did a nice job of illustrating the points and made the seminar very enjoyable.

Margaret Stuski, 20-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Very enlightening seminar…extremely insightful speaker. Videos were effective in demonstrating more or less obscure points. The seminar will definitely improve my deposition skills and cross examination and trial techniques.

Paul Campbell, 15-yr atty, 60+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…great speaker. Interesting videos…helped make the points which Musante was teaching.

Anonymous, 5-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

Attention grabbing speaker.

Susan Sacchetta, 20-yr atty, "a lot" of adverse depos

The best seminar in my 81 years.


Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Seminar reinforced my belief that there is no such thing as a discovery deposition…all depositions are for trial.

Robert O'Grady, 14-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Right on the mark.

Eustace Francis, 13-yr atty, 30+ adverse depos

In my 16 years of attending CLE seminars, this program is the best I have attended in terms of practical application. Musante has an excellent icebreaker at the beginning…appropriate comedy…complemented subject matter. Powerpoints right on point. Excellent excerpts from classic scenarios in which people become defensive in attempting to preserve their self worth/needs…everyone can relate. Analysis of how to respond as CE is brilliant…I'm not sure why I never thought of these myself.

Cynthia Bashore, 16-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

Good seminar…excellent speaker. I am going to change to this seminar's case proposition.

G. Milner, 42-yr atty, 750+ adverse depos

Very good seminar…I have always thought too little training is given on depositions when many of us litigators get to trial rarely. Musante is very good…engaging, challenging and thought provoking.

L.C.E., 15-yr atty, 30 adverse depos

An informative seminar, educational, practical, while still being entertaining. Musante is gifted as a seminar speaker and teacher of concepts. Excellent selection of video, film and news clips to illustrate concepts.

Richard Curtis, 25-yr atty

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. The seminar will give me an analytical framework to prepare for and conduct depositions.

Paul Lewis, 33-yr atty, 75 adverse depos