MDJW First Friday Webinar - Expedited Discovery and Level I Discovery Deadlines

Robert Owen and Vicki Kurhajec - presenters

November 7, 2014

Our next First Friday will be held on November 7, 2014 at noon Central Time.  Robert Owen, an associate in the Houston Office, and Vicki Kurhajec, a paralegal in the Austin office, will present Expedited Discovery and Level I Discovery Deadlines, exploring the new expedited discovery rules issued by the Texas Supreme Court and how they affect claims handling.

Mr. Owen is an associate in Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom’s appellate section where he represents clients in the Texas Courts of Appeals and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Owen also assists clients and trial counsel with complex issues in litigation, including jurisdiction contests, summary judgments, preservation of error at trial, the jury charge, and posttrial motions. Before entering private practice, Mr. Owen served as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Charles W. Seymore of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals of Texas.

Ms. Kurhajec earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas State University.  She became a licensed property and casualty insurance adjuster in 1992 working as a claims litigation adjuster for Farmers Insurance handling personal and commercial lines claims.  During her eleven year tenure with Farmers, she also served on the American Arbitration Association panel for three years and participated in numerous in-house insurance seminars giving presentations on first party claims handling and coverage issues.  Ms. Kurhajec joined Martin, Disiere, Jefferson and Wisdom as a litigation paralegal in 2011.  Ms. Kurhajec has continued to maintain an active insurance license.

We have applied to the Texas Department of Insurance for one hour of Texas CE credit.  Insurance professionals accredited by the Texas Department of Insurance should have their license number available during the training in order to request credit for the course.

Register for this webinar at:  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.  We have a limit of 200 participants for the webinar.