Early Bird Discount Ends 10/05/18
$1,895.00 $1,445.00

What’s Your 20? (CLE Live Event)

Navigating the Complex Web of Commercial Trucking Cases

November 2-3, 2018, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Description
  • Accreditation
  • Registration Information & Event Schedule
  • Hotel & Location Information
  • Faculty Biography Summaries
  • Event Policies
  • Event Sponsors

Do you currently handle personal injury and automobile accident cases? Are you thinking about expanding your practice to include commercial trucking but are concerned about the "known unknowns" and the "unknown unknowns" involved?

Trial Guides is hosting a two-day seminar, November 2-3, in Scottsdale, AZ, to provide you with information about all of those unknowns. When you leave this event, you will have gained a competency in trucking cases that would otherwise take you years to achieve. Headlining the event are three of the top trucking litigators in the nation: Morgan Adams, Joe Fried, and Michael Leizerman.

Commercial trucking accident cases are far more complex than an automobile accident cases. In addition to complex crash dynamics and reconstruction issues, trucking cases involve unique industry safety and operational standards, a complicated array of insurance issues, and federal and state carrier regulations. In this in-depth, first of its kind, two-day seminar, Adams, Fried, and Leizerman will walk you through the complex web of commercial trucking cases.

Joe Fried discusses the upcoming What's Your 20 live CLE event during the July 18, 2018 Fireside Chat.

“Michael, Morgan, and I are very, very good friends ... While other people go off and play golf together, we sit around and talk about Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. So, this is our life. And we’re going to share that with you.” -Joe Fried

In the seminar, you’ll learn to:

  • Improve case intake and investigations—the cases you shouldn't turn away (but likely have).
  • Understand key documents and rules and regulations—what you don't know can hurt you.
  • Prove standard of care—simple step-by-step processes that the jury and adjusters can understand.
  • Evaluate the key aspects of different types of accidents—help for the cases in your office now.
  • Conduct depositions of trucking company representatives more effectively—winning before trial.

The seminar will close with an hour on best trial practices from Morgan Adams, Joe Fried, and Michael Leizerman. For more details on what will be covered each day, please download the timed agenda by clicking the button below. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best!

Includes an optional two-hour evening ethics session

On Saturday night, treat yourself to one of the funniest ethics speakers in the nation. Part stand up comedian, part Harvard educated lawyer, the Humorist at Law, Sean Carter, will present the 2018 Ethys awards. These are awards for which a lawyer NEVER wants to be nominated! In the process of recapping some of the most egregious instances of unethical behavior, Sean will demonstrate how the rest of us can avoid common ethics violations. He will announce the award winners in categories such as:

  • Worst Original Excuse
  • Best Courtroom Outburst
  • Least Competent in a Legal Setting
  • Most Deceptive Legal Marketing
  • Worst Love Scene
  • And Much More


   for What's Your 20? CLE Live Event.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is open only to civil plaintiffs’ OR criminal defense counsel. Lawyers who perform any work on behalf of insurance companies or any form of civil defense work are not allowed to attend. All attendees will be required to sign and submit an affidavit to that effect before being allowed entry. No audio or video recording will be allowed.

Accreditation is in the application process. The program is planned for 945 minutes (60 minute states = 15.75 general credits; 50 minute states = 18.9 general credits). Of those minutes, 120 are eligible for ethics credits (60 min = 2 credits; 50 min = 2.4 credits). Actual credits vary by jurisdiction in accordance with their respective rules and procedures.

Trial Guides applies for accreditation from the jurisdictions in which our attendees are licensed. More jurisdictions are added often. If you register now for this event and your state is not already listed, we will seek accreditation in your state.


  • Florida: 19 general credits (including 2.5 ethics, 19 business litigation, and 19 civil trial credits)
  • Georgia: 15.8 general credits (including 2 ethics credits)
  • Missouri: 18.9 general credits (including 2.4 professionalism credits)
  • Nevada: 15.5 general credits (including 2 ethics credits)
  • Ohio: 15.75 general credits (including 2 attorney professional conduct instruction)
  • Oklahoma: 19 general credits (indluding 2.5 ethics credits)
  • Oregon: 15.75 general credits (including 2 ethics credits)
  • Pennsylvania: 15.5 general credits (including 2 ethics credits)
  • Tennessee: 15.5 general credits (including 2 dual hours)

Eligible for Credit under Reciprocity or Out of State Rules:

Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Connecticut, California, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York

Applications in Process:


Non-MCLE Jurisdictions:

Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, South Dakota and Washington, D.C.



Additional jurisdictions are being added as attorneys register for the event. Accreditation is sought based on the barred jurisdiction(s) of the attendees.

The daily event schedule is as follows:

  • 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 2
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 3

The cost of registration is as follows:

  • Price:
    • $1,895  $1,445—Early Bird Special Through 10/5/2018!
  • With Trial Guides New Lawyer Program discount. (Please note that no other discounts will apply.):
    • $1,445  $1,195—Early Bird Special Through 10/5/2018!

Trial Guides is pleased to provide a financial hardship policy for registration costs. For more information, click here to download the program rules and application.

Trial Guides has chosen the Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Offering the luxuries of a resort while providing guests with exceptional service and a wide-array of options for unmatched entertainment. Guests enjoy upscale amenities, including a rejuvenating open-air spa; 5 unique dining options; 5 entertainment lounges including a 640-seat Showroom; a lively gaming floor; and a full-service pool. Two 18-hole golf courses on property offering two distinctly different golf experiences.

Trial Guides CLE attendees receive substantial discounts for rooms. To book a reservation over the phone, please call 1-866-877-9897 and use the room block number 15628. To book online reservations, please use this link to access the attendee discount. The discounted room rate of $175 (plus taxes and fees) expires on September 1, 2018.

Hotel Address:

Talking Stick Resort

9800 Talking Stick Way

Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Morgan Adams

Morgan Adams earned his reputation as “The Truck Accident Lawyer” by successfully taking on the nation’s biggest trucking, bus, and insurance companies. His firm’s expertise in truck accident litigation is well known and he is frequently hired by other lawyers to maximize results for clients in these tragic cases. He has represented clients in these tragic wrecks in 34 states. The firm typically represents clients in cases involving spinal injuries, brain injuries, amputations, and wrongful death.

Joe Fried

Joe Fried is one of only a few plaintiff lawyers in the United States who focuses almost 100 percent of their practices on handling truck crash and other commercial motor vehicle collision cases. Mr. Fried is a former police officer and an expert in the safety rules, regulations, and industry standards that govern trucking companies and truck drivers. Mr. Fried is on the faculty of the famed Trial Lawyer’s College.

Michael Leizerman

Michael Leizerman concentrates his practice in select catastrophic injury, truck collision cases across the country. He has received record-breaking truck accident settlements and verdicts across the country: a $34 million Ohio settlement in 2014, a record $16 million Ohio wrongful death consortium-only verdict in 2013, and a $13.2 million Arizona wrongful death consortium-only verdict in 2012. He practices law with his wife, Rena, and in 2012 they received the first punitive damages verdict in the country in a negligent hiring truck broker case.

Sean Carter

Sean Carter is the cofounder of Mesa CLE, a company devoted to solid legal continuing education with a healthy dose of laughter. Sean draws heavily on his wealth of experience in the law and on his background as a stand-up comedian. His approach to the everyday dilemmas faced by lawyers has made him a favorite at legal conferences. Each year, he presents more than 100 programs on such topics as legal ethics, professionalism, stress management, diversity, substance abuse, legal marketing, and presentation skills. And while each program is different, they all have one thing in common—humor and plenty of it.