Comments from Tampa 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...brought forth the concepts necessary to permit the listener to craft his/her own deposition no matter the case topic. Musante's passion for the subject was unmistakenable. He also presented the material in an entertaining and informative manner. This seminar was much more useful and practical than most others.

Anonymous, 11-yr atty

Seminar introduced me to theories that I was unfamiliar with. It makes perfect sense to try your case at deposition. Good use of media, voice, gestures to make a point. Best depo seminar so far.

Sheila Sayne, 6-mon atty, 0 adverse depos

Musante expertly blends theory and practical application. I wish I had attended this seminar years ago. An exceptitonal good as any speaker I have heard and I have attended many seminars over the years. A+++. An old dog CAN learn new tricks. I am excited at the prospect of applying what I learned. Please return!

Gary Miller, 23-yr atty, 500+ adverse depos

Excellent seminar. This is a badly-neglected area of instruction necessary for litigators to be successful. It should be a required course in every law school. Outstanding speaker. Musante backs up everything he says with both logic and real-world examples. Seminar in the top 1%. Most speakers at seminars are dreadfully boring and/or unprepared. To the contrary, Musante is a dynamic and interesting instructor.

Scott Petersen, 13-yr atty, 30-40 adverse depos

Excellent practical content; excellent teaching ability. Better than any others re discover.

H. Shelton Philips, 38-yr atty, Santa Lucia & Thomas, Clearwater

Best I've taken by far. Musante has excellent presentation skills with a no-b.s. approach. Highly informative. I have always known many habits of mine -and other lawyers- are bad, but Musante made them lucid for me.

Gregory Haney, 5-yr atty, 40 adverse depos, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Tampa

Excellent! Stands conventional wisdom on its head. This is the first seminar in 15 years where I resented the breaks. Head and shoulders above the rest.

Nathaniel Kidder, 15-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos, Kidder & Bennett, St. Petersburg

One of the three best seminars I have attended...excellent practical content, a ton of material, but there is no question that my next deposition will be better. Also, I used one of the suggestions at lunch! Outstanding instructor, great delivery.

Rob Daisley, 16-yr atty, 500 adverse depos, Tampa

This was an awesome seminar, better than any other 1-day experience. I am looking forward to putting the rules into use; logic tells me they will work.

John Thresher, 1-yr atty, 4 adverse depos, Tampa

One of the best. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. Wish they taught this in law school.

William Coffman, 5-yr atty, 6 adverse depos, Kimsey Law Group, Tampa

Very practical. Never realized that taking depos is not an art, it's a science! Wonderful instructor of the materials. No comparison to other seminars...tons of practical knowledge, a lot of info stuffed into seven hours.

Charlotte L. Warren, 6 1/2-yr atty, 20 adverse depos, Carlton Fields, Tampa

More valuable than any other. Very practical with much you can take away from it. Can't argue with Musante's logic. Love the "road test" of impeachment; have used it to very effect Musante describes in settlement value.

Steve Tabano, 21-yr atty, 150 adverse depos, Trenam Kemker, Tampa

Excellent. Commendable application of practical knowledge. Surpasses previous skills seminars. Musante presented clearly and concisely a system that makes sense and seems to be more effective.

Melissa S. Wiegner, 2 1/2-yr atty, 50 adverse depos, Barrs, Williamson, Stolberg, et al., Tampa

Excellent seminar. Exceptional compared to others.

Michael B. Colgan, 26-yr atty, 400+ adverse depos, Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker, Tampa


One of the best I have attended. Very practical, real world. Instructor high energy, kept my interest for the whole day. This will change the way I take a deposition.

Bill Curphey, 27-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos, Tampa

More advanced and helpful in providing useful skills/tools to use in improving clients' cases/chances of winning. Excellent instructor, humorous and at the same time, very instructive.

J. Kevin Carey, 16-yr atty, 80 adverse depos, Tampa

This is a practical, "how to" seminar. Much better [than other CLEs] in that it is useful for an advanced practitioner or a beginner. Musante is a great teacher; he kept the topic alive throughout the entire day.

Douglas Manson, 15-yr atty, over 100 adverse depos, Tampa

Don't recall what the price was, but I believe it was a good value as compared to other CLEs. Great nuts and bolts. [Musante] very good, very energetic. His students have been very fortunate.

David Corry, 9 1/2-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos, Tampa

Lots of practical tips. Applicable to all cases. Very good practical content. All beginning lawyers should be required to take this. The day flew by. Great use of real testimony to highlight correct and/or poor techniques.

Guillermo A. Pernas, 7-yr atty, 10 adverse depos, Tampa

Unique approach, much more useful than the norm. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Mark Morgan, 10-yr atty, 100 adverse depos, Tampa

Better than most. Very good practical content. Only practical guide to depositions I have seen or read. Excellent instructor. [Seminar's set of deposition rules] best I've ever seen.

James Michael Walls, 12-yr atty, 50-75 adverse depos, Tampa

This seminar was extremely valuable to me. I'm looking forward to using information learned at my next deposition. This information should take me to the "next level" as a practicing trial lawyer. Superb! I never lost interest.

David D. Neiser, 11-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos, Tampa

This seminar is more direct and to the point than most other seminars. Very useful and practical...good use of interesting "real world" examples. Musante grabs you by the throat and never lets go! He is a tremendous instructor.

Fred Schrils, 14-yr atty, 75-100 adverse depos, Tampa

Greater value than almost all others in this area.

Mike Blaziak, 14-yr atty, 300 adverse depos, Tampa

One of the most useful and practical learning experiences I've participated in. Excellent practical content, excellent instructor. First time I've ever seen the rules written down.

Greg Frazier, 27-yr atty, 1000+ adverse depos, Tampa

Perhaps the most practical application course I have ever taken regarding improvement of litigation skills. Musante excellent, very good and extremely interesting. Good use of humor and real life examples. [Seminar's set of deposition rules] 10 times better [than mine]. Previous cross-exam seminars were not at all helpful compared to this instruction.

Terence Perenich, 7-yr atty, 50 adverse depos, Tampa

Extremely valuable, very practical, great instructor.

Erin Aebel, 3-yr atty, 15 adverse depos, Tampa

Much more interesting than most. Quite valuable. Excellent practical content, excellent instructor.

Gale Porter, 14-yr atty, 150 adverse depos, Tampa