Comments from Reno 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"

Great practical content…I wish I had an adverse depo to take tomorrow. Fine speaker…some references were obscure to me, but I'm not well read. Top shelf seminar.

Paul Lipparelli, 16-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…superior speaker.

Nicholas Frey, 27-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Very positive seminar. I lack experience in the field but you convinced me I can do it effectively…thanks. Very good speaker…inspiring…makes me want to whack someone.

Anonymous, 15-yr atty, 2 adverse depos

Very good seminar. Excellent speaker…very entertaining! Someone recommended this seminar to me and I am glad I took her recommendation…very interesting and entertaining…most of all, helpful.

U. Mehi, 4-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Best parts focus on practical examples, and then how to better the question. Very good speaker.

Robert Cerceo, 11-yr atty, a lot of adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Excellent video clips.

Anonymous, 20-yr atty, 4 adverse depos

Practical content of the seminar will be easily applied to my next deposition. Excellent speaker.

Jim Penrose, 20-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. Rivals Irving Younger's seminar which is high praise.

Anonymous, 30-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

Very useful seminar…great for cross in any situation, not only depos. Musante has a unique way to present information in a highly effective way. Very interesting and entertaining.


The seminar does not get more practical, however we saw a lot of what not to do. I would have liked to see examples of what "to do". Great teacher…kept my attention the entire time. Additionally, he is the only person I have ever seen use Powerpoint effectively.

Michael Gehret, 1-1/2-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

An energetic and competent speaker. Best seminar yet.

Anonymous, 5 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…helpful for a quasi-newbie like me. Excellent speaker. Good use of examples. Video clips were the highlight of the presentation.

William Frazier, 3-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

Excellent practical content…I intend to use a lot of the tools taught today. Excellent speaker…he uses relevant, current examples to drive his points home. Very engaging speaker. I think this seminar will greatly improve my abilities by giving me new areas and ideas to explore when cross-examining a witness.

Melanie Porter, 3-yr atty, 10-15 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker--straight shooter. Videos are historical clips that most people have seen but never really analyzed in the detail that Musante does.

David Noble, 8-yr atty

Good practical applications with real life examples that will trigger memory. Musante has a great speaking ability which keeps the class informative and entertaining. I believe this seminar will keep me on my toes and teach me to not accept certain answers given.

Michelle Kazmar, 1-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Excellent seminar. I appreciate the obvious classical education of the speaker…his Jesuit training shows. Excellent speaker.

Sharon Parker, 5-yr atty, 2 adverse depos

Fantastic speaker…very engaging.

Scott Gilles, 3-yr atty, 4 adverse depos

Good seminar…well above average speaker. No flaws in logic. Seminar has made me aware of mistakes that I have been making concerning follow-up on unusual questions.

Karl Smith, 12-yr atty, 900 adverse depos

Excellent seminar. This is what a seminar should be like. Many real life examples. Outstanding speaker…engaging personality, passion for the subject, conveys the joy of the subject and sharing it.


Very practical seminar. Very good speaker…but speaks a little too fast. Entire Powerpoint presentation was excellent, including the videos. They served to keep attentive and interested. I will focus more on outlining the arguments I want to prove, prior to preparing the exam areas.

Anonymous, 24-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

Outstanding seminar…outstanding speaker.

Anonymous, 23-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…probably the only CLE I've attended which provided actual techniques and methods to apply in practice. Outstanding speaker…dynamic and entertaining. Excellent videos…presentations of real world scenarios to illustrate points effectively.

Kristen Geddes, 3-yr atty, 4 adverse depos

Very good seminar and concrete examples of the effective way to get information/corner a witness and what is ineffective. Musante is excellent…very good use of entertaining examples that drive home the concept and keep you engaged/interested. Videos provided an excellent way to show what not to do, and coupled with Musante's commentary, you learn what should have been done. The seminar will definitely make it less likely that I would let a witness get away with an evasive or illogical answer.

Carolyn Renner, 3-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…very good speaker. Humorous and engaging.

Robert Scott, 17-yr atty, 120 adverse depos