Comments from Toldeo area attorneys who attended "Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques" and/or "Mastering the Toughest-to-Craft Credibility Arguments"

"Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques"

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker.

David S. Willey, 1-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

Good content and presentation…should help all attorneys. On a scale of "1-10", Musante is at least a "9". Superior seminar.

Anonymous, 35-yr atty, several hundred adverse depos

Excellent seminar…dynamic speaker. Far superior to other seminars.

Sarah McHugh, 20-yr atty, "lots" of adverse depos

The information presented in this seminar is very thought-provoking with aspect to how you prepare for and conduct a deposition. My evaluation of seminars like this one is the number of pieces of information I get out of it that I can use in practice. I think I will get more useful information from this seminar than from the typical seminar.

Tim Labadie, 13-yr atty, 75 adverse depos, Butzel Long, Detroit

The seminar provided a lot of practical advice. I learn better through examples and doing hands-on work. I enjoyed the examples, esp. the videos. Musante is an extremely motivated and skilled speaker. It is obvious that he knows and enjoys the subject and he is able to effectively relay the knowledge of information to us. This seminar was more helpful and practical than others I have attended.

Tracy Selis, 3-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Excellent! The seminar is among the best. I will forever think of all depositions as part of the trial itself rather than merely a "discovery" tool.

J. Fisher, 13-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos, Gallon & Takacs Co., LPA

More practical than any other seminar I've attended. Musante has a natural talent for teaching…outstanding ability. Gives good clarification to approach to discovery dep. Goes against everything I've been taught, but I like it. This seminar is as good as it gets for a full-day program…one of the best I've attended.

Jennifer Lawter, 11-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Excellent seminar. Have never had anyone suggest how to achieve the object…usually hear war stories. Excellent speaker…very entertaining as well as informative. Enjoyed the examples from trials and interviews immensely. Best deposition seminar I have ever attended…more practical.

Sue A. Sikkema, 20-yr atty, 15-20 adverse depos, Bunda, Stutz & DeWitt, PLL

 

Excellent seminar! One of the best seminars, and most useful, that I have ever attended. Excellent speaker ... entertaining and incorporated live testimony from well known cases.

Anonymous, 18-yr atty, Kitch Drutchas Wagner DeNardis & Valitutti

An eye-opener. Concepts were introduced that were never touched in law school. Musante very good…commanded attention.

Anonymous

This seminar has revised my thinking and approach to depositions. It will cause me to greatly expand the use of discovery, "oops", trial aspect of deposition. Musante is the only speaker that has kept me awake for an entire 6-hour seminar. Seminar much superior to others.

N. Stevens Newcomer, 36-yr atty, 50-100 adverse depos

Very good seminar…very good speaker. One of the better seminars I've been to.

Jim O'Doherty, 5-yr atty, 4 adverse depos, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Seminar was very informative and useful. Far better and much more "entertaining" than other full-day deposition seminars. Excellent speaker.

Anonymous, 5-yr atty, 15 adverse depos, Eastman & Smith

"A+" seminar…"A+" speaker. The seminar has opened my eyes to the fact that every adverse deposition is important and to do a good job the cross-examiner must be prepared--fully and completely--and you can't just go in and "shoot from the hip".

Anonymous, 18-yr atty, 250+ adverse depos

Very helpful information and explained in a way that is easy to understand. Musante is impressive…kept your attention. Most interesting seminar I've been to.

Anonymous, 3-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. This seminar is much better, more informative than others. Will use this information in depositions as well as trial practice.

Lami Coyle, 20-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Outstanding seminar! The practical content is insightful, extremely useful and thought-provoking. Musante is excellent. He is very engaging and interesting. He makes his points forcefully and in a manner that is unforgettable. He is easy to follow and understand. Very clear and concise.

Yvonne D. Bennett, Bunda, Stutz & DeWitt, PLL

"Mastering the Toughest-to-Craft Credibility Arguments"

Good seminar…I'm coming back tomorrow. Excellent speaker. Videos were very good teaching tools. Lead, lead, lead…I believe I'm taking some pearls of wisdom.

Anonymous, 13-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos

A very accomplished speaker. To do what Musante says one has to be as smart as Bill Clinton, and few of us are. Wonderful video clips. I'm too old of a dog to improve the quality of my depos, but inspiration may lead to more effectiveness.

Richard Kahler, 39-yr atty

Finally, a systematic approach to the logic of depositions. Musante is an excellent teacher; he is smart, articulate, organized and very energetic. Musante effectively shows that deposition logic may apply to any deposition through the use of archetypal questions. Videos were all on point, and the visual reinforcement always improves recall.

Anthony Turley, 7-yr atty, 250 adverse depos

Good seminar, should be useful in framing questions and analytical analysis of testimonial responses. Good speaker…keen interest in the subject matter is reflected in his presentation. Videos were quite useful; illustrated points.

Allan Scott Fisher

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. This seminar will change my technique.

William Clemens, 30-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

The seminar will be helpful to developing strategies to deal with witnesses who are trying to withhold giving useful information. Excellent speaker.

Anonymous, 15-yr atty, 60 adverse depos

The printed materials will be of considerable value in the future. The seminar opened up a whole new area of attack to the "I don't remember" response from witness. Excellent speaker…effective and interesting. The video clips provide real-world examples of the points the speaker covers in the seminar.

Ed Frey, 15-yr atty