News

May 2015

MEA sponsors a hole at the Orange County Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates golf tournament held at the Santa Ana Country Club. John Gardiner, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the PARMA Bay Area/Sacramento Chapter golf tournament at the Paradise Valley Golf Course in Fairfield, CA.  Matthew Manjarrez was in attendance.

MEA Forensic exhibited at the CAOC/OCTLA joint conference in Rancho Mirage, CA.  Bradley Rutledge, Dave King, Jonathan Lawrence and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

April 2015

MEA was a program sponsor at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association MCLE Seminar: The Closing Argument, held at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club.  Bradley Rutledge, Russell Gish and Jim Bertoch were in attendance.

MEA Forensic exhibited at the CAALA Connections event on “How to Master Depositions & Cross Examinations of Defense Experts” in Beverly Hills, CA.  John Gardiner, Stephanie Bonin and Allen Bourgeois were in attendance.

MEA Forensic sponsors the “Shoot for a Cure” Hockey Tournament in Toronto, ON.

Dennis Turriff, David King, Kurt Ising and Ken Iliadis attend SAE World Congress 2015 in Detroit, MI. 

Dennis Turriff presented "On the directionality of rollover damage and abrasions" at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2015.

Ken Iliadis and Pamela D’Addario attend the WICC Gala Dinner at the Westin Harbour Hotel.

March 2015

MEA is a program sponsor at the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association "THE CAP: Traps, Tactics & Trends" in Calgary and Edmonton. Marcia Araujo and Dennis Chimich in attendance.

MEA exhibited at Trial Lawyers Association of BC "Chronic Pain Conference 2015". Marcia Araujo and Alyssa DeMarco in attendance.

MEA exhibited at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Annual Seminar in Universal City, CA. James Bertoch, John Gardiner, Allen Bourgeois and Stephanie Bonin were in attendance. 

Cole Young co-presented at the Combined Claims Conference at the Hyatt Regency Garden Grove on the topic “Who Ran the Red Light?  How Video Analysis can be Used to Answer the Question”.

MEA exhibited at the Combined Claims Conference at the Hyatt Regency Garden Grove.  John Gardiner, David King, Stephanie Bonin, Julie O’Brien, Allen Bourgeois and Cole Young were in attendance.

MEA exhibited at the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar in Lake Tahoe.  Jason Droll and Matthew Manjarrez were in attendance.

MEA attended the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association MCLE Seminar: “The Art of Voir Dire” held at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club.  Allen Bourgeois, Bradley Rutledge and Russell Gish were in attendance.

Gunter Siegmund presented at the Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation at the Law Society of Upper Canada on the topic of “Helmets, Seatbelts and Injury Biomechanics."

Gunter Siegmund presented on the topic of “Directional Sensitivities in Head Impact Sensors” at the Symposium on Head Acceleration Measurement Sensors held at Virginia Tech.

MEA Forensic exhibited at Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Insurance Symposium.

Ben Elkin presented at Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Law Clerks Conference on the topic of Injury Biomechanics, and participated in the “Dealing with Experts” panel.

February 2015

Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff attend the Orange County Risk and Insurance Management Society chapter meeting.

MEA is a program sponsor at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association MCLE Seminar: “The Art of Voir Dire” held at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club.  John Gardiner and Stephanie Bonin were in attendance.

MEA sponsors the Trial Lawyers Association of BC "Messages that Matter" conference with Marcia AraujoDennis Chimich and Mathieu King in attendance.

MEA Forensic exhibited at the OIAA Claims Conference, with Pamela D’Addario, Ken Iliadis, Ben Elkin, and Xaine Bhatia in attendance. 

Xaine Bhatia attended the CICMA/CIAA Joint conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

MEA Forensic exhibited at Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Insurance Symposium.

December 2014

MEA exhibits at the Trial Lawyers of British Columbia's Predicting the Future in Personal Injury Claims Conference on December 5th with Alyssa DeMarco and Marcia Araujo in attendance.

MEA attended the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Luncheon at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana. Vickie Norton, Bradley Rutledge, Allen Bourgeois, Cole Young and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA exhibited at the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California  in San Francisco, CA. Jonathan Lawrence, Jason Droll and Matthew Manjarrez were in attendance. 

Ben Elkin & Pamela D’Addario exhibit at the 14th Annual Advocacy Conference organised by the Hamilton Law Association.

November 2014

MEA exhibited at the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA. Jonathan Lawrence, David King, Jason Droll and Bradley Rutledge were in attendance.

MEA attended the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Top Gun Awards Dinner in Laguna Beach, CA. John Gardiner, Stephanie Bonin and Allen Bourgeois were in attendance.

Craig Wilkinson & Ken Iliadis attend the Celebration of the Personal Injury Bar Dinner.

October 2014

MEA attended the Canadian Defence Lawyers, The Best Defense Conference in Vancouver, BC. Marcia Araujo and Brad Heinrichs in attendance.

MEA exhibited at the Trial Lawyers Assocation of BC's, Personal Injury Trial Tactics and Tribulations Conference. Dennis Chimich, Alyssa DeMarco and Marcia Araujo were in attendance. 

MEA sponsors a hole at the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities annual golf tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  Dave King, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association annual golf tournament held at the El Niguel Country Club, Laguna Niguel, CA.  Jim Bertoch, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the 1st Annual All Claims Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, CA.  Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

MEA is a program sponsor at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association MCLE Seminar:  “Discovering Discovery” held at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club.  Dave King, Bradley Rutledge and Russell Gish were in attendance.

Pamela D’Addario & Xaine Bhatia golfed at the Women’s Law Association of Ontarios Tournament at The Ladies Golf Club of Toronto.

Ben Elkin & Pamela D’Addario exhibit at the Sudbury District Law Association’s Colloquium.

Craig WilkinsonXaine Bhatia attend the Simcoe County Law Association Golf Tournament held at Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club.

MEA Forensic exhibits at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s Fall Conference in Toronto, with Pamela D’Addario, Craig Wilkinson, Ben Elkin, and Xaine Bhatia in attendance. 

September 2014

MEA exhibited at CLEBC's Insurance Law Conference on September 19th with Marcia Araujo and Mathieu King in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California golf tournament at the Silverado Resort Golf Course in Napa, CA.  Jonathan Lawrence, Bradley Rutledge and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

Jason Droll  presented on Human Factors – “Visual Acuity, Visual Attention and Vehicle Accidents” at the Inland Counties Association of Paralegals Educational Conference in Riverside, CA.

MEA Forensic exhibited at Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Boot Camp, with Pamela D’Addario & Xaine Bhatia in attendance.

August 2014

MEA Forensic exhibits at the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles convention in Las Vegas, NV with  Gunter Siegmund, Dave King, John Gardiner, Jonathan Lawrence, James Bertoch, Jason Droll and Stephanie Bonin in attendance.

Pamela D’Addario & Xaine Bhatia golfed at the Women’s Law Association of Ontario’s Tournament at The Ladies Golf Club of Toronto.

Craig WilkinsonXaine Bhatia attend the Simcoe County Law Association Golf Tournament held at Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club.

July 2014

Members of MEA Forensic's Injury Biomechanics Group gave two podium presentations and presented seven posters at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston from July 6 to 11. The research included bicycle and motorcycle helmet performance, computer modelling of concussion, validation of wearable sensors for measuring football head impacts, predicting human neck strength in three dimensions, quantifying neck vertebral alignment in rollover crashes, and evaluating neck muscle reflexes during multi-directional impacts. Dr.Gunter Siegmund also co-chaired two sessions of invited presentations focused on traumatic brain injury. 

Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff attend the Orange County Risk and Insurance Management Society Chapter Meeting.

MEA sponsors a hole at the CICMA (Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association) Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at Northview Golf & Country Club on July 25. Mark Bailey and Marcia Araujo in attendance.

MEA sponsors a hole at the San Diego Defense Lawyers Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Golf Benefit at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course in San Diego, CA.  Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff were in attendance.

Allen Bourgeois and Lois Kirchhoff attended the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel seminar on “2014 Motions for Summary Judgment” in Santa Ana, CA.

Vickie Norton  presented "Pilot Duty of Care and the Role of the Human Factors Expert”  in the Aviation Law Section at the American Association for Justice annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Toronto’s First Annual Stampede Party was attended by Ken Iliadis, Travis Fricker and Xaine Bhatia at Grace O’Malley’s.