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David vs. Goliath: How to Work Up and Win Tough Liability Cases
Length: 147 minutes plus 29 minutes of Q&A

Courtney Rowley, Esq., J.D., Trial Lawyer, Author, The Rowley Law Firm, Trial by Woman

Courtney Rowley is a trial lawyer, mother of three, and the author of three books: Trial By WomanRunning with The Bulls, and Voir Dire and Opening Statement. After clerking at one of the top law firms in California with a position, she saw the writing on the wall which was and still is: women don’t have the same opportunities that men have and the likelihood of becoming a trial lawyer is so much less than that of a man who, in all reality, is half as good and has less experienced than the woman. So, she didn’t take the big high paying job with great benefits, a great salary and a brand new car, instead, she drove her parents’ junky prius up to Ventura and went out on her own. She started trying cases. Misdemeanors, felonies. And she started winning.  After she was the youngest to be accepted to and attend Gerry Spence’s trial lawyer college she started trying civil cases and has won record verdicts throughout the country. She taught with the Spence college as a staff member for years.

She tries cases with her husband, but, if you ask Nick, he’ll tell you that a lot of the time it’s that he’s trying a case with HER. She’s overcome the adversity that women face in this profession through hard work and determination and she wrote a book about it and has formed a community and a listserve you should check out called Trial By Woman to widen the path for women and all lawyers who are looking to redesign the practice of law.

She is a co-founder of Trial By Human and lectures and teaches throughout the country.

Arash Homampour, Esq., J.D., Trial Attorney, The Homampour Law Firm

Arash Homampour is a trial attorney that represents individuals in catastrophic injury/wrongful death, employment and insurance bad faith matters throughout the State. Since 2016, he has been named one of the top 30 Plaintiff attorneys in the State by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He was named CAALA’s 2010 trial attorney of the year and has been nominated as trial attorney of the year every year since 2004. In 2018, he was named by the Orange County Trial Lawyer’s Association as it’s product liability Trial Attorney of the Year. Additionally, in 2018, he was the recipient of CAALA’s 2018 Ted Horn Memorial Award, presented to lawyer who has provided outstanding service to the Association and the legal community. In 2017, he was named the Ventura County Trial Lawyer’s Association Trial Attorney of the Year. In 2007, he was named one of the Top 20 Attorneys Under the Age of 40 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. From 2005 through the present, he has earned the distinction of being a "Super Lawyer", with the additional recognition since 2010 as one of the top 100 Southern California Attorneys. He also handles appellate work, including successfully briefing and arguing before the California Supreme Court. He also appears as a legal analyst on television.

Pej Ben-Cohen, ESQ., J.D., Trial Attorney, Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley

Pejman ("Pej") Ben-Cohen prides himself in representing individuals in catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters.  He has dedicated his career to standing up to insurance companies and large corporations on behalf of injured people.   He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named a Super Lawyer in 2014 – 2020. He was named a Top Attorney in California in 2010 and a Leader in Personal Injury Law in 2012 by Newsweek Magazine’s Showcase. The National Trial Lawyers Association named Pej as a “Top 100 Lawyer Nationwide” and placed him in the “Top 40 Under 40.”  Pej was named to the 2018 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. In 2017, Pej was nominated for the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association's "Trial Lawyer of the Year" award. In 2018, Pej was nominated for CAALA’s “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award. Since joining CZR, Pej has recovered tens of millions of dollars in jury trial wins and settlements. 
He develops a unique and aggressive approach to every case, focusing on incorporating creativity and the latest technology. More importantly, Pej practices law by getting to know his clients in a way that few lawyers do. Pej goes to his clients’ homes, meets with their families and friends, and ultimately tells the human story of what happened. Pej is regularly asked to speak and teach young lawyers on his method which is based on what he learned at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College - "You cannot get a jury to love your client if you do not love your client."


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