Robert

Kinsman

Co-Founder, Attorney

Krause and Kinsman

Robert is a Kansas City Lawyer and one of the founding partners of the Krause & Kinsman Law Firm, and has committed his practice to protecting the rights of people and their loved ones. He was born and raised in the Kansas City area. Although his family members have been dedicated to careers that concentrate on enriching the lives of everyday people, Robert is a first generation attorney. Throughout his life, Robert has not only enjoyed interacting with the people of his community, but he has been devoted to being a voice for others when they need it most. The heart of his practice consists of advocating for people when they have been wronged.

Robert’s practice focuses on areas of personal injury, mass torts, employment discrimination, and business litigation. As a litigation and trial attorney, Robert dedicates his time to making sure his client’s interests are properly represented. He is zealous in providing his clients with the necessary strategy to succeed and regain the quality of life that they enjoyed before they were harmed. He enjoys building lifelong relationships with his clients and their families.

Robert earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law with an emphasis in trial practice and litigation. Prior to law school, Robert studied Political Science and Business Administration at Pittsburg State University. He is currently an active member of the Missouri Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and serves on KCMBA’s Young Lawyers Section. In his spare time, Robert spends time with his family and friends, while enjoying all the unique activities Kansas City has to offer.

May 5
4:30 PM – 5:15PM

CLE Session #17

Class Action Options in the Mass Tort Landscape

May 5
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

CLE Session #16

Practicing Law in Puerto Rico in a Tax Compliant Manner

May 5
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

CLE Session #15

Emerging Tort Landscape

- Going Global
- Mass Arbitrations
- Municipal Cases

May 5
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

CLE Session #14

Where Mass Environmental Meets Mass Torts

- Camp Lejeune
- Puerto Rico Climate Change
- PFAS
- PCB's
- Forest Fires
- Brazil Dam
- Tennessee Coal Ash

May 5
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Special Topic Lunch

SPEAKERS AND TOPIC TBA

May 4
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Special Topic Lunch- Hosted by Intake Desk

SPEAKERS AND TOPIC TBA

May 4
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Evening Entertainment - Hosted by Broughton Partners

May 3
10:00AM - 3:00 PM

VIP Private Event

VIP attendees are invited to join us for a private Bacardi rum factory tour, mixology class, luncheon and open bar. Transportation is provided to and from the host hotel.

May 3
9:30 AM

VIP Event Registration

May 5
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

CLE Session #13

Opioid Litigation Fee Panel Issues

May 4
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

CLE Session #7

Critical Tools for Navigating Mass Torts (Part 2)

- Multi-plaintiff trials
- Best practices for bellwether trials and the selection of same (mock trials/ focus groups)
- Videotaping trials for perpetuation
- Witnesses appearing via satellite transmission
- Global versus inventory settlements
- Aggregate settlements, ethical rules and fee disgorgement risk

May 5
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

CLE Session #12

Opioid Litigation and Settlement Status


May 5
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

CLE Session #11

Exit Strategies

- Special Master’s Role
- Negotiating and papering Master Settlement Agreements
- The allocation process and complying with ethical rules
- Avoiding fee disgorgement
- Dealing with private and governmental liens
- Claims administration


May 5
9:45 AM– 10:30 AM

CLE Session #10

Mass Tort Ethical Conundrums

- Fee sharing
- Litigation Financing
- Non-lawyer owned law firms
- Venture Capital/Private Equity
- Remote lawyering
- Fee disgorgement risks
- Marketing through various platforms

May 4
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

CLE Session #8

Hot Topics Part 2

- Elmiron
- Paraquat
- Paragard
- Asbestos
- Southern Baptist

May 4
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Mets de Guaynabo Basketball Game

May 4
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

CLE Session #3

Evaluating Projects 101 … The analytical process begins with the Science

- Mechanism
- Statistical significance
- Epidemiology
- Daubert proof experts
- Signature Injuries
- Dealing with confounders

May 5
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

CLE Session #9

Federal State Coordination vs Domination

- Peacefully coexisting in parallel universes
- Cooperation versus domination (All Writs Act versus Anti Injunction)
- Venue selection strategy considerations

May 4
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

CLE Session #6

Critical Tools for Navigating Mass Torts (Part 1)

- Pro hac Admissions
- Direct Filing
- Bundling
- Key initial case management orders
- Dealing with Special Masters
- Production and management of electronically stored information
- Dealing with social media discovery

May 4
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

CLE Session #5

Creating and Managing the Litigation Team

- The PSC and leadership appointment process
- Managing the litigation specific hybrid law firm
- Developing the PSC chemistry
- Funding Issues
- Dealing with Common Benefit Issues from the inception
- The chilling impact of intimidating the judiciary (blogs, mandamus, recusal)
- Litigation fatigue on litigants, jurors, and judges

May 5
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast - Hosted by X Social

May 5
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Seaside Tacos & Tequila Party - Hosted by Legal Conversion Center

May 4
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

CLE Session #4

Hot Topics Part 1

- Chemical Hair Straightener
- Infant Formula
- Acetaminophen (ASD/ADHD)
- Social Media
- Exactech
- CPAP

May 4
9:45AM - 10:30AM

CLE Session #2

Navigating “Game Over” Developments

- Daubert (Zantac)
- Preemption
- Lone Pine
- SOLs and Statutes of Repose


May 4
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

CLE Session #1

Anticipating and Dealing with Bankruptcy

- J&J Talc Texas Two-step 3rd Circuit decision
- 3M-Aearo
- Revlon
- Channeling Injunctions
- Subsidiary and successor liability

May 4
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast - Hosted by SGP Advisors

May 3
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration

May 3
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception - Hosted by Stifel

Other Speakers

Richard
Arsenault

Attorney

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

Dr. Charles
Bennett

Professor

University of South Carolina

Paul
Bland

Executive Director

Public Justice

Daniel
Bryson

Founding Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Alexander
Calfo

Partner
King & Spalding

Lindsay
Cheek

Founding Attorney
The Cheek Law Firm, LLC

David R.
Cohen

Special Master
Mediator & Arbitrator

Greg
Coleman

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Amy
Collins

Attorney

Amy L. Collins, PC

Jayne
Conroy

Shareholder

Simmons Hanly Conroy

Mildred
Conroy

Associate
Lanier Law Firm’

Erin
Copeland

Partner

Fibich Leebron Copeland & Briggs

Sharon
Desh

Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

Robert J.
Drakulich

Attorney
The Drakulich Firm

Nicholas J.
Drakulich

Founding Partner
The Drakulich Firm

John
Driscoll

Attorney
The Driscoll Firm, LLC

Sandra
Duggan

Attorney
Levin Sedran & Berman

Randi
Ellis

Attorney

Randi S. Ellis LLC

Paul
Farrell Jr

Founder

Farrell & Fuller Law

Prof. Brian
Fitzpatrick

Professor
Vanderbilt

Yvonne
Flaherty

Partner
Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Prof. Elizabeth
Fraley

Professor

Baylor University

Michael
Fuller

Founder

Farrell & Fuller Law

Paul
Geller

Partner

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Robin
Greenwald

Attorney
Weitz & Luxenberg

Marc D.
Grossman

Senior Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Sarah
Harmon

Attorney
Winston & Strawn LLP

Drew
Hathaway

Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Hon. David R.
Herndon (Ret.)

Special Master, Arbitrator and Trustee
Herndon Resolution LLC

Eric
Holland

President

Holland Law Firm

Bradley D.
Honnold

Founding Partner
Gonza Honnold Trial Lawyers

Evan M.
Janush

Managing Attorney
The Lanier Law Firm

Seth A.
Katz

Attorney & Shareholder
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Gary
Klinger

Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Adam
Krause

Founding Partner

Krause and Kinsman

Ari
Kresch

Founder Chief Visionary Officer

1-800-LAW-FIRM

Mark
Lanier

Attorney & Founder

Lanier Law Firm

Rachel
Lanier

Senior Attorney
The Lanier Group

Linda
Lipsen

Chief Executive Officer
American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Patrick
Luff

Founding Partner
Luff Law Firm

Victoria
Maniatis

Partner Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips and Grossman LLC

D. Todd
Mathews

Partner
Bailey Glasser, LLP

Peter
Mougey

Attorney

Majed
Nachawati

Managing Partner

Nachawati Law Group

Paul
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Marie
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Hon. Glenn A.
Norton (Ret.)

Missouri Court of Appeals

Leigh
O'Dell

Principal

Beasley Allen Law Firm

Gale
Pearson

Attorney
Nachawati Law Group

R. Glenn
Phillips

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

William G.
Pintas

Founding Member, Partner

Pintas & Mullins Law

Justin
Presnal

Shareholder

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

John
Restaino

Senior Partner

Dalimonte Rueb Stoller

Joseph F.
Rice

Attorney
Motley Rice, LLC

Shayna E.
Sacks

Partner

Napoli Shkolnik

Joseph
Saunders

Sr. Lawyers
Saunders & Walker P.A.

John K
Sherk

Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Hunter
Shkolnik

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Melissa K.
Sims

Senior Counsel

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC

Joseph "JoJo"
Tann

Attorney
Law Office of Joseph C. Tann, PLLC

Caroline Ramsey
Taylor

Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Larry
Taylor, Jr.

Managing Partner
The Cochran Firm

Aimee
Wagstaff

Attorney
Partner, Andrus Wagstaff

Mikal C.
Watts

Capital Partner

Watts Guerra LLC

Benjamin
Whiting

Partner
Keller Postman LLC

R. Brent
Wisner

Attorney, Managing Partner
Wisner Baum

Questions?

Call us at 939-318-0638
Se habla español.
May 04 - 06, 2022
May 04 - 06, 2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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