The Fearless Cross-Examiner: Win the Witness, Win the Case- A08

Litigation and Advocacy Track
Litigation Section

Session A: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

About the Program
Learn a new and improved approach to cross examining witnesses, and about the shortcomings of older, more established methods. Patrick Malone is a nationally known trial lawyer from Washington, DC who has won many multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of his clients, and is the author of several well-known books on trial practice. The first 25 registrants for this seminar receive a copy of his most recent book The Fearless Cross-Examiner: Win the Witness, Win the Case.

James F. Sullivan, Howard Kohn Sprague & FitzGerald LLP, Hartford

Attorney Sullivan is the managing partner of Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald, LLP.  He practices in the areas of personal injury, commercial and corporate, professional and product liability, employment, education, consumer, construction and class action litigation. He received his education and J.D. with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was Editor-In-Chief of the Connecticut Law Review and had received numerous academic awards. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston College in its honors program and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Scholar of the College Award.

Attorney Sullivan is active in a number of professional and civic organizations. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is past President of the Hartford County Bar Association and is chair of its Professional Responsibility Committee.  He is the past president of the University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation and the Employment Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association.   He is chair of the Professional Discipline Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is on the board of editors of the Connecticut Law Tribune. Since 1993, he has been an editorial board member of the Connecticut Bar Journal and serves as its survey editor. He is a former member of the Common Council in the City of New Britain. He was past Chairman of the Ethics Commission, City of New Britain, and represents political officials in government ethics related matters.

Patrick Malone, Patrick Malone & Associates, Washington, DC

Attorney Malone is a leading patient safety advocate and attorney who represents seriously injured people in medical malpractice lawsuits, product liability cases and other types of lawsuits. Mr. Malone has won a long string of exceptional verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He is the co-author of an acclaimed book teaching other attorneys how to win cases: Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff’ Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability.

Attorney Malone’s verdict in Benedi v. McNeil PPC remains one of the largest collected judgments against a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Malone was the president in 2005-06 of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Mr. Malone frequently is invited to give educational lectures to lawyer groups around the country. He is a member of several prestigious invitation-only lawyer societies, including the Inner Circle of Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America. Patrick Malone has been recognized as a leader in the field by the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, and the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America


2.0 CLE Credits: (CT: 2.0 General; NY: 2.0 Skills)