In The News And In The Community

January, 2019, peer-reviewed article entitled "Spoliation in the Digital Age" published in the American Association of Justice (AAJ) law journal, Trial Magazine.

August, 2018, New Mexico Bar Association Annual Convention, speaker on topic of starting and maintaining a law firm. https://www.nmbar.org/NmbarDocs/PubRes/AM18PreliminarySchedule.pdf

March, 2018, Advocacy 360, Jackson Hole, Wyoming invited lecturer on topic of "Visualizing your Case A-Zed." https://www.360advocacy.com/conferences/past-conferences/build-to-win-2018/

July, 2018, American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Denver, "Straddling the Criminal and Civil Fence: Litigating security cases While Working with the Criminal Justice System." http://www.justiceannualconvention.org/schedule.aspx (filter for Allegra-Law)

October, 2017, Arizona Association for Justice, Annual Conference, Advanced Trial Advocacy.

October, 2017, NMTLA - Using Exhibits at Deposition and Trial

July, 2017 - American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, Boston MA - "Use of Exhibits, PowerPoint, Boards, and Video in Opening Statements"

April, 2017, co-trial counsel in case against Zimmer, $2 million verdict

August, 2016 - Inner Circle of Advocates, Greenbrier Convention - Spoliation of Evidence"

February, 2016- American Association for Justice (AAJ) Winter Convention Boca Raton, FL - "Discovery and Spoliation Issues" (Premises Liability and Inadequate Security Litigation Track)

November, 2015 - Vermont Association for Justice, Power of Thinking Visually

November, 2014, NMTLA - Ethics: Settling the Multi-Plaintiff Case

September, 2012, NMTLA "Where do you find your rules?" (as part of Speaking to the Jury Seminar)

June, 2012, NMTLA Evidence and Mock Trial - "The Spectrum - Visual Aid to Demonstrative Evidence"

September, 2011, NM Black Lawyers Association, "Use of Basic Electronic Demonstrative Devices"

April, 2010, NMTLA, "There's No School, Like the Old School - Contemporary Lessons from United Nuclear v. General Atomic"

May, 2009, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, "Showing the Story: Fine Tuning Your Advocacy with Presentation Graphics"

April 2008, co-trial counsel in litigation against Allsup's Convenience Stores, $51 million verdict.

April, 2008, NMTLA - Annual Tort Update: "Hot Discovery Issues - Moral Underpinnings of Resisting Confidentiality Orders"

2006-2007, authored Amicus Curiae brief supporting NM Convenience Store Regulations under challenge by the NM Petroleum Marketers Association. The NM Court of Appeals decision upholding the regulations can be seen here.

June, 2006, NMTLA - Presenting Scientific Evidence

April, 2006 - Federal Criminal Defense Practitioner, sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts - Train the Trainers, Effective Use of Powerpoint in the Courtroom (Plenary Session)

Aug, 2005, article regarding involvement in protecting convenience store safety regulations.

February, 2005, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, "Be Graphic"

July, 2004, New Mexico Victim Advocacy, "Civil Justice"

January, 2004, NMTLA Panel: Secrets on Overcoming Insurance Industry Tactics

November 2004, NMTLA - Practical Problems in Ethics and Professionalism (Lawyer Ethics Panel)

December, 2003, quoted in Albuquerque Journal regarding use of electronic evidence

June, 2003, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, PowerPoint Primer

March, 2003, NMCDL - "Courtroom Persuasion" (21st Century Trial Techniques)

September, 2002, NMTLA "Nursing Home Litigation (Program Chair and Presenter)

July, 2002, National Institute of Trial Attorneys (NITA), Deposition College (Faculty)

May, 2002, Cook County Public Defenders, Gave 2-day training to capitol crimes division on use of visuals at trial

April, 2001, New Mexico State Bar Solo and Small Firm Practioners, Trial Graphics

January, 2001, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Santa Fe, Use of Graphics Training Seminar

November, 2000 , NMTLA - Seeing is Believing - Computers in Everyday Practice (Program Chair)

May, 1999 - New Mexico Survivors of Homicide, 3rd Annual Convention - "Wrongful Death Suits)

February, 1999, NMTLA - "Using Technology to Effectively Communicate"