Comments from Pittsburgh 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"

Practical content of the seminar is top quality. Techniques are offered that can be applied in civil cases from the simple slip-and-fall to anti-trust. Dynamic and persuasive speaker. Musante used effective illustrations to demonstrate his points. He may come across as too strong, for lack of a better word, for some tastes. I don't think you can leave the seminar without understanding his theory. This seminar is better than other depo seminars I have attended because it presents an approach to depositions that I knew from experience is effective in obtaining evidence for trial.

Mark Ulven, 13-yr atty, 12 adverse depos

I will never take depositions the same way again. I wish I would have taken this seminar 12 years ago. Musante is very engaging and thought-provoking. I took more from this seminar than any other I have been to.

Michael Wojuk, 18-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Very helpful and useful seminar. Great speaker…clear…useful repetition. Seminar is better than anything I have taken before.

Anonymous, 12-yr atty, 80-100 adverse depos

Strong practical content, particularly in the written materials. Best seminar I've been to.

David Barnard, 10-yr atty, 40+ adverse depos

Very helpful seminar because it addressed tactics that I never have seen in others CLEs. Good instructor in that he keeps audience engaged and interested.

Anonymous, 7-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

A very interesting seminar…provided a new method to evaluate trial counsel. Musante loves his work.

Thomas Trempus, 28-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

I regret I was not exposed to your approach in 1993! Musante was prepared, informed, committed and passionate…qualities lacking in the majority of CLE classes, let alone law school classrooms. Hands down, best seminar I've attended. I was a state and federal prosecutor for 13 years…never too late to learn and improve. It's a shame the theoretical horses at your local law schools have failed to grasp the wisdom in joining your efforts to "educate" their students. God forbid they permit you to teach something both practical and useful.

Anonymous, 18-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Easy to be attentive to the speaker. Great presentation skills. One of the best seminars…kept my attention. Great delivery.

Mary Ann Greenawalt, 1 adverse depo

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Superior seminar.

Anonymous, 38-yr atty, 500-600 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…wish I had this in law school. Good speaker.

Henry Sollenberger, 2-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

Very good seminar…practical and different. Good speaker. Seminar is comparable to some of the best.

Anonymous, 27-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Helpful seminar--completely turns on its face what we've always been told about how to take a deposition…very enlightening. Good speaker.


A comprehensive and instructional seminar…content was easy to follow and understand.

Matt Dolfi, 1-yr atty, 2 adverse depos

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

Excellent seminar…nuts and bolts with real court experiences…challenges us to take to the next level. Walked away with some great practical points. I will be referring to the written materials in preparing for all future trial depositions! I will take any course on any subject presented by Musante! Loved the video clips…far more effective than the typical canned vignettes we are often served.

Erin Miller Sherwood, 13-yr atty, countless adverse depos

Extremely practical seminar…can't wait to put it to use. Musante is excellent…very engaging.

J.B., 7-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

A very useful seminar for any litigator. Musante is great…he kept me completely engaged the whole time.

Anonymous, 9-yr atty, 60-80 adverse depos

Very useful seminar for my work…I do medical negligence and nursing home negligence work. Musante is excellent--good use of Powerpoints and great pacing. Looking forward to studying the materials and notes.

Anonymous, 7-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…combining the thought process of logical inconsistencies and keeping an objective in mind is very challenging. These materials should be reviewed constantly until they are instinctive. Musante's examples are effective…his moving back and forth with the principles was well done.

Dorothy Raizman, 27-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…the principles set forth by Musante are applicable to any deposition. Excellent speaker…Musante knows his material and he knows the subject matter. Real life examples from high-profile sources showed active, practical use of axioms.

Terry Schrock, 5-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar…I can and will use this information in all depositions. Outstanding speaker…very energetic. The day was over in the blink of an eye.

Eric Randolph, 5-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

The principles seem easier to apply/use than those in other cross-exam seminars I have attended. I really appreciate the use of real cases/transcripts--the speaker has a lot of information.

Dan Sinclair, 13-yr atty, 1,500 adverse depos

Very practical seminar…it broadens the scope of "credibility" into a number of non-obvious categories. The videos added life to the teaching points.

J.K., 16-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

A+ seminar…A+ speaker. Great video clips!

Anonymous, 27-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Very practical seminar…useful information. Vignettes provide good illustration of points. Musante has good presentation skills and interaction with attendees. Clear outline and development of material.


This is the most practical and instructive seminar I have attended! As a partner in a large law firm, few of the cases I was involved with resulted in a trial. However, depositions are a huge part of my practice. Many trial technique seminars ignore depositions. Excellent speaker--fast paced…program gets your attention and holds it. Great use of video clips and excerpts to illustrate morning's subject matter. Clips were used well…I liked the consistent use of clips throughout all the material. What I learned today has changed the way I look at depositions of adverse witnesses and will help me test their credibility in depositions and undermine their credibility at trial.

Jennifer Wilson Hewitt, 21-yr atty, "too many to count" adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. This seminar will clearly improve my skills.

Mark Grace, 10-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Very helpful seminar…excellent speaker. Great illustrative techniques. The videos hammered home the points of the narrative…great clips.

Anonymous, 15-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos