Presentations & Publications

Williams Venker & Sanders Publications

Our attorneys have written many articles and papers on practice group matters, ethics, commercial issues and a host of other topics. Below is an index of these publications, categorized by author.

Edward R. Albin

Edward-Albin

  • “Avoid Ethical Potholes and Defend the UM/UIM Case,” National Business Institute Continuing Education Series (Spring 2007)
  • “Expert Testimony & Accident Reconstruction,” National Business Institute Continuing Education Series (Spring 2007)
  • “Survey of Illinois Law: Tort Law,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 30 SIULJ 831(2006)
  • “The Inclusion of Settling Defendants Under Section S2-1117: The Right Move For the Illinois Courts,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 30 SIULJ 315 (2005)

Michael R. Barth

Michael-Barth

  • “Risk Management Investigation: Navigating the Applicable Privileges,” St. Louis Association of Health Risk Managers (SLAHRM) (November 2011)
  • “Legal Issues for Nurses,” Trends Nursing Program, Jefferson College School of Health Professionals (October 2010, February 2010, December 2009, March 2009 and April 2008)
  • “Guardianship Process and Procedures,” Saint Louis University Hospital Social Worker Training (September 2007)
  • “Medical Malpractice Liability for EMT’s,” Lincoln County Ambulance District, EMT Training Seminar (May 2007)
  • “Navigating the Legal Guardianship Process,” Ethics for Lunch,Saint Louis University Hospital(October 2006)
  • “Medical Malpractice Litigation Basics,” seminar for health care client  (November 2008) with Lucy T. Unger and Steven S. Wasserman
  • “Joint and Several Liability and Related Issues in Missouri and Illinois,” seminar for health care client (April 2008) with Steven S. Wasserman 

L. Joseph Garr, III

  • “50 Legal Issues in 50 Minutes,” UniGroup Learning Conference (February 2011)
  • Vanliner Insurance Company Panel Discussion, Defense Research Institute (March 2006)
  • “Household Goods Transportation: Regulate or Litigate?,” Transportation Lawyer’s Association Annual Meeting (May 2005)

Michael B Hunter

Hunter

  • “FELA Claims Investigation – Damages”, American Short Line & Regional Railroad Liability Conference (June 2015)
  • “Return to Work Issues: Legal and Practical Issues From a Litigation Perspective”, American Short Line & Regional Railroad Annual Convention  (May 2011)
  • “Opening Statements”, Litigation seminar to benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (June 2010)
  • “Issues Related to Additional insured and Contractual Liability in Missouri and Illinois,” seminar for insurance client (November 2009)
  • “Current Trends in Grade Crossing Litigation,” Railroad Claims and Liability Seminar (July 2008)

Lisa A. Larkin

Lisa-Larkin

  • “New Medicare Reporting Requirements for Liability Claims (Including Liability Insurance Carriers and Self-Insureds) Involving Medicare Beneficiaries,” Association of Corporate Counsel’s St. Louis Chapter Newsletter (Summer 2009)
  • “Environmental Law and Toxic Torts, MO,” Damages, MoBar 2d ed., (2001)

John P. Lord

John-Lord

  • “Railroad Litigator’s Notebook, Fourth Edition (contributing editor) National Association of Railroad
  • “Defense of Railroad Grade Crossing Cases,” American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association’s Legal Tracks (2007)
  • “Federal Railroad Preemption: Past, Present and Future.” American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association’s Legal Tracks (October 2008) with John F. Mahon, Jr.

Mahon, John F.

John-Mahon

  • “Legal Issues for Health Care Providers,” Student Nurse Association, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park campus (September 2015, September 2014)
  • “Legal Issues for Health Care Providers,” Fundamentals of Nursing, St. Louis Community College-Meramec Campus (November 2014)
  • Speaker, “Legal Issues for Health Care Providers,” Practical Nursing/Respiratory Therapy Programs, St. Louis College of Health Careers (November 2014, May 2014, October 2013)
  • “Legal Issues for Nurses,” Trends Nursing Program, Jefferson College School of Health Professionals (April 2012)
  • “Construction Fraud,” Associated General Contractors of St. Louis Fraud Detection and Prevention Seminar (July 2010)
  • “Asbestos Take-Home Cases: Liability Depends on State Law,” American Bar Association Journal, Mass Torts (Winter 2010) with Paul E. Petruska
  • “To Facebook or Not To Facebook: Recent Web 2.0 Developments That You Should Know About,” The Lawyers Association of St. Louis’ The Bench & Bar (September 2009)
  • “They Took What? Information Employers Need to Know About Computer Tampering Laws,” CLE Presentation for client (June 2009) with Seth J. Hawkins

Thomas L. Orris

Tom-Orris

  • Missouri Environmental Law Handbook

Paul N. Venker

Venker

  • “Recovery of Medical Expenses Under Section 490.715.5 RSMo: Worth a Closer Look,” Journal of the Missouri Bar, 32 Mo. Bar Journal 67 (January/February 2011)
  • “Ethical Traps to Avoid During Investigations Internal to a Corporation,” 2010 St. Louis Corporate Counsel Institute (May 2010)
  • “How to Respond to a Notice to Depose the CEO/CFO,” 2009 St. Louis Corporate Counsel Institute (May 2009)
  • “Avoiding Mishaps in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments,” Trial Practice Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (June 2007)
  • “Medical Malpractice Prosecuting and Defending Medical Negligence Cases—Selection, Preparation & Cross−Examination of Experts,” Missouri Bar Lecture (July 2006)
  • “Elmore v. Owens-Illinois, Inc.: The Inartful State of State of the Art Evidence,” 53 UMKC Law Review 578 (1985)
  • “Sovereign Immunity in Missouri, A Different Perspective on § 34.260, RSMo 42” Mo. Bar Journal 81 (1986)
  • “Missouri Homicides: Lesser Included Offenses and Instructing Down,” 48 Mo. Law Review 935 (1983)

Steven S Wasserman

Wasserman

  • “The Trial of a Medical Malpractice Case: A Defense Perspective,” Washington University School of Law (2007-2016)
  • “Mock Trial Demonstration” and “Legal Advice for Young Physicians,” Saint Louis University School of Medicine Capstone Course with Saint Louis University School of Law Assistant Professor Tom Stewart and Associate Dean Kelly Dineen (2011-2015)
  • “Medical Malpractice Lawsuits,” Saint Louis University School of Medicine Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds (2014)
  • “Focus Groups – How to Do Them, What to Learn From Them,” The Simon Law Firm Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (2013)
  • “Trial Advocacy I,” Adjunct Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law (2012)
  • “The ‘Legal’ Electronic Medical Record: Navigating EMR and Discovery Requests,” Defense Counsel Seminar for Health Care Client (October 2010)
  • “Update on Missouri Tort Reform,” Seminar for Health Care Client (August 2009)
  • “Legal Advice for Young Physicians,” Saint Louis University School of Medicine New Resident Training (June 2009)
  • “Medical-Legal Issues,” Saint Louis University GI/Hepatology Grand Rounds with Dr. Bruce Bacon (May 2009)
  • Mock Deposition Demonstration for local nursing students (April 2009)
  • “Legal Advice for Orthopaedic Surgeons,” Saint Louis University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds with Dr. Howard Place (March 2009)
  • “Medical Malpractice Litigation Basics,” Saint Louis University School of Medicine with Dr. L. James Willmore (February 2009)
  • “Liens and Minor’s Settlements,” defense counsel seminar for health care client (November 2008)
  • “Joint and Several Liability and Related Issues in Missouri and Illinois,” Seminar for Health Care Client (April 2008)
  • “Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice Litigations,” MoBar CLE Seminar, The Defense of Medical Malpractice Cases After Tort Reform (2007)
  • “Highlights of Missouri’s Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Litigation of 2005,” Seminar for Health Care Client (2006)
  • “Tort Reform in 2005 – What is on the Horizon?” Grand Rounds, Missouri Baptist Medical Center (2005)
  • “Motivating Lawyers to Engage in Business Development,” Strategies: The Journal of Legal Marketing, Volume 13, Number 5
  • “Avoiding the Double Windfall: Limiting Medical Expense Claims to the Actual Amount Accepted as Full Payment for the Services Rendered,” Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Quarterly Newsletter
  • “Fear May Not Be Enough In HIV-Exposure Claims,” Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Volume XV, Number 7