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Tort Damages in the District of Columbia *Class by Webinar*

October 21, 2019

Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: Those who attend this informative class will learn the nuts and bolts of handling tort damages in the District of Columbia.  Our expert faculty will provide practical tips and considerations for proving and disputing damages in your case. Learn the answers to these questions and more:

  • What are the damages caps in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia?
  • How do you assess damages pre-suit?
  • What evidence do you need to prove damages?
    When are damages too speculative?
  • Do you need an expert to reduce damages to present value?
  • Are you likely to recover punitive damages?
  • Do you know how to prepare your experts?
  • How do you dispute damages if you represent the defendant?
  • What should you do with damages in mediation?
  • How should you handle damages at trial?
  • How do you prepare your client to testify?
  • What should the verdict sheet look like?
  • What jury instructions should you use?


  • Crystal S. Deese, Jackson & Campbell P.C.
  • Denis C. Mitchell, Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP
  • Hon. Joan Zeldon, Senior Judge, D.C. Superior Court

Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488


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Joan Zeldon, Hon. DC Superior Court

Denis Mitchell, Stein Mitchell Beato Missner LLP

Crystal Deese, Jackson & Campbell, P.C.