Three Hall & Evans attorneys presented at The National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC) Special Litigation Conference in Snowmass, Colorado on March 21-23. The NARTC is a 65-year old organization made up of approximately 1,100 outstanding railroad trial attorneys from across the United States and Canada. Membership includes in-house railroad counsel and claims professionals, and outside counsel who defend railroads.

Cash Parker’s presentation focused on techniques and skills for defense counsel to not only defend against misleading “reptile” theory arguments by plaintiff’s counsel, but also how to use the same techniques to educate the jury without misleading rhetoric, advancing the defense case.

Drew Reitman’s presentation “Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims in FELA Litigation,” discussed strategies and considerations in defending traumatic brain injury claims in Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) litigation.

Gina Rossi presentation “Obtaining Liability Waivers and Social Media Evidence: Litigation Tactics and Ethical Constraints,” discussed strategies for dealing with objections to signing liability waivers for site inspections and why social media matters, exploring social media at depositions and using it at trial, and ethical constraints.


Cash K. Parker

Andrew P. Reitman

Gina M. Rossi