Comments from Salt Lake City 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"

The best I have ever attended. Superb balance of well prepared presentation, with relevant examples and humor. Time went very fast, i.e., no boredom!! Using concepts will greatly improve my ability to focus on important issues of fact and recognize how to expose false testimony and use it to my best advantage.

Raymond Hintze, 31-yr atty, 150 depos

Great seminar. Energizing instructor. Provides a thoughtful practical approach to depos.

Stewart Hanson, 37-yr atty, 200+ depos

Excellent and very practical. Excellent delivery, good examples and rapport with class. Far more insightful and useful than other full-day seminars.

Edward O. Ogilvie, 22-yr atty, 150 depos

Extremely straightforward and useful. Helpful in showing application to real court situations. Musante is very knowledgeable and dynamic; keeps audience interested.

Vernon Stejskal, 7-yr atty, 5 depos

Very helpful, great education. Very polished instruction, kept the audience's attention using various mediums.

Alain Balmanno, 20-yr atty

Very informative as to strategy and tactics. Musante's enthusiasm and extensive preparation make the time fly by. More informative and entertaining than other seminars.

Mitchell Jones, 10-yr atty

I'm not a "litigator," but we all have to represent clients at depositions. This seminar will cause me to prep my client for the deposition much more thoroughly. Musante is very entertaining and the examples are very good. Speaks with knowledge of personal experiences which breeds trust. This is one of the best presentations we've ever had in these seminars.

Bryce Pettey, 27-yr atty

This is the best ever. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. It will give me more confidence.


Very useful seminar. Musante is excellent. Good variety, incredible energy. Interesting. I expect this to improve my practice.

Robert Smith, 22-yr atty

I didn't fall asleep after lunch in this one ... a first! A good overview with useful information. Musante puts a lot of energy into the presentation, examples were effective in keeping interest. I will look at depositions as a valuable tool now.

Neal Hart, 2-yr atty

Very few seminars will hold your attention for a full day. This one succeeds. Very well organized with a high entertainment factor. Musante proved to me that a deposition should be looked at as the trial ... not preparation for the trial. I do not do many depositions ... this seminar actually makes me want to do more.

John Bradley, 13-yr atty, 6 depos

Very valuable presentation. Definitely expands my thinking and will improve how I approach all steps in litigation, not just depositions.

Alan Stubbs

Excellent practical information and advice! Extraordinary variety of teaching techniques: video, slides, stories, personal experience, current events, voice inflection, all merged into a coherent presentation. Much more entertaining and much more memorable information than other full-day seminars. This one kept my interest and attention. This seminar will thoroughly improve my adverse depositions.

Alan B. Sevison, 7-yr atty, 2 depos

Much more extensive set of guidelines for taking depositions than any other seminar I have attended. This seminar will have an immediate positive impact on obtaining useful information from depositions.

Clark Snelson, 17-yr atty, 25-30 depos

One of the best practice seminars I've attended. Very informative and helpful. Musante's great. He is entertaining as well as informative. I feel re-energized and look forward to applying the techniques.

Barbara Ochoa, 19-yr atty, 100+ depos

The best. Excellent -- maybe the most useful I've seen -- certainly the best on trial and deposition skills. A better blending of deposition uses and techniques with practical applications at trial.

Anonymous, 23-yr atty, 300-500 depos

Good practical content for my civil practice. Musante is very entertaining; holds the audience, good communicator. More entertaining than others I've attended. Made me realize how important it is to conduct well thought out, purposeful depositions. Will definitely affect my use of depositions and my strategy.

Paul McConkie, 11-yr atty, 5 depos

No comparison to others! Musante still had my attention at the end of the day. Good job getting us to think "outside the box." Excellent practical applications. Discovery will take a whole new role. Preliminary hearings have an additional purpose as well.

Paul Graf, 24-yr atty

Great! Up there with the excellent ones. Wonderful teacher and speaker.

Anonymous, 9-yr atty

Stellar, topnotch, brilliant, life-altering.

Jason Perry, 4-yr atty

Excellent. Better than most. This was an affirmation of my rules, but I wish others would realize this is the way to go. Reinforces and adds a few new tricks.

Bless Young, 30-yr atty, 500+ depos

A masterful blend of practical advice, war stories, humor, and good and bad examples from famous cases.

Fred Voros

First rate seminar. Overflows with a common sense approach to the task. Musante is very precise and entertaining. I didn't see anyone sleeping. This seminar will improve my deposition-taking quality by light years.

Steve Taylor, 8-yr atty, 3 depos

One of the best seminars...great teacher.

John S. Chindlund, 29-yr atty, 200+ depos

Very useful challenged my firmly-held beliefs in a manner that was insightful and perhaps more importantly practical. Superior seminar.

Edward Stone, 6-yr atty, 100 depos

Excellent ties together some deposition concepts I have unconsciously developed on my own and added a great deal more.

Stephen W. Cook, 30-yr atty, 3000+ depos

Excellent seminar--it has provided, and reinforced, many important practical issues. Musante is clear, organized, has good material to emphasize points and assist in remembering for later use.

Brenda L. Flanders, 21-yr atty, 100+ depos

Seminar's practical value = 8.5 out of 10 (as a gauge, most/average CLEs rate about a 5 out of 10). Musante's a 9 out of 10!

Thomas Isom, 5-yr atty, 1 depo

Excellent seminar...liked the powerpoint presentation.

Craig M. Snyder, 31-yr atty, 700 depos

This seminar is much more valuable and entertaining than others...extremely practical, interesting examples!

Ryan Hancey, 2-yr atty, 10 depos

Musante's presentation is engaging; other one-day seminars have been a challenge to sit through with meaningful learning and listening. Musante keeps the discussion interesting; great powerpoint graphics to illustrate each point.

Patricia A. Kreis, 2-yr atty, 2 depos

Excellent seminar...much better than most. This seminar will help me focus to improve the quality of my adverse depositions. Conducting depositions is often done too haphazardly.

Wynn Bartholomew, 27-yr atty, 200+ depos


Kent B. Linebaugh, 40-yr atty, hundreds of depos

Very practical seminar...takes the fear out of doing these! I feel like a killer deposer now! Musante is very good...engaging...kept interest level high.

Traci Gunderson, 2-yr atty, 3 depos

Musante's presentation was well-organized in a way to emphasize important points. Good presentation of a broad subject in a short time. This seminar was more interesting than usual.

Daniel Bailey, 4-yr atty, 5 depos

This seminar was better than expected. The examples used are very helpful--real life examples are much better than dry text. Musante does a nice job analyzing answers in depth to demonstrate why the next question needs to be asked.

David C. Wright, 15-yr atty, 200+ depos