Tips on Deposing an AMA Rater (webinar)

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Date(s) - 02/25/2013
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Summary: A must for lawyers practicing in the area of workers’ compensation.  Since the recent 2011 amendments, AMA guides can be a consideration in a determination of permanent partial disability.  Learn practical tips on how to cross examine an AMA rater from experienced lawyers.  Learn how to minimize the impact of AMA on your awards and settlements.



DAVID B. MENCHETTI is a shareholder in Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C. in Chicago and concentrates his practice in the representation of injured workers throughout Illinois before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Circuit Courts and the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (JD) and attained an undergraduate degree (BA) with distinction from Stanford University. Mr. Menchetti is a former staff counsel to Illinois State Senate President Philip J. Rock and concentrated in legislation dealing with insurance, pensions and licensed activities. He has served as counsel to Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. and advised about and drafted reforms to the Workers’ Compensation Act in 1989 and 1991.

He has authored the chapter on “Penalties” in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Notebook.  He serves as an advisor to the Illinois AFL-CIO on workers’ compensation matters and participated in the negotiations and drafted the amendments contained in the historic 2005 Workers’ Compensation reform legislation. He is listed in the Who’s Who in American Law, has been designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America and has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer. The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association has presented him the President’s Award.



JON WALKER is an attorney at Katz Friedman in Chicago. He represents injured individuals in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability claims. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2004 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 2001.


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