Overview (Program Summary)
The COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting the litigation space. Experienced trial attorneys, Bron D’Angelo and Andrew Smith, who practice in the areas of Business Litigation and Personal Injury-Defense, will lead a discussion on how the California state and federal courts are handling litigation and trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will share their insights and provide an overview of the fast-developing changes in the litigation landscape; addressing evolving court practices along with critically important issues such as handling depositions, hearings, and mediations remotely. They will also discuss the nature and extent of delays in trials, as well as virtual jury trials and how COVID-19 may affect how jurors decide cases.
Bron E. D’Angelo is a shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He has extensive litigation experience in the areas of tort, products liability, business litigation, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases. Bron has obtained excellent results for his clients through jury trials, mediations, and dispositive motions as lead counsel. Bron’s extensive jury trial experience led to his induction into the American Board of Trial Advocates, a premier national association of experienced trial attorneys and judges. In addition, he has achieved an AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards and has also been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star.
is a shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He represents a wide range of businesses and entities in the areas of commercial, construction, and premises and product liability matters. He has extensive trial and litigation experience and successfully manages complex cases while providing effective and cost-sensitive results for his clients. Andrew has been recognized among the Southern California Super Lawyers in 2021 and as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2008 and 2010-2015. Mr. Smith is also active in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, as a member of the Delegation to California Conference of Bar Associations and also serving on the President’s Advisory Committee for Women in the Legal Profession.
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