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28th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury



NABIS thanks conference chairs Simon Forgette, Kenneth Kolpan, Bruce Stern and Stewart Casper for organizing a highly informative and well-attended conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 30-May 2, 2015.

All attorneys and medical professionals involved in brain injury litigation are encouraged to mark their calendars for next year's event, scheduled to take place April 6-9, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel.  Details will be posted on this site as more details become available.






Conference Overview
Preliminary Program
Concurrent Medical Sessions
Who Should Attend
Invited Speakers
Continuing Education
Exhibit and Support
Planning Committee



The Conference will take place at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in the charming city of San Antonio, Texas. The Westin is located directly on the world famous San Antonio Riverwalk, the number one tourist attraction in Texas. The Riverwalk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes. It gently winds through the city center providing visitors with an array of restaurant options and easy access to San Antionio’s cultural attractions, including of course the famed Alamo! Ride a river cruiser, rent a bike or take your time seeing the sights of the 15 miles of sidewalks and paths on foot!

NABIS has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for conference attendees.  Room rates are as follows: City Side single or double, $199 per night; River Side single or double, $219 per night.  The deadline for reserving at this rate is March 29,2015.

To reserve your room, click here.  

4/10/15 update: Our room block at the Westin Riverwalk is full.  If you are unable to get a reservation, below are other hotel options with walking distance of the Conference: 

  • Hotel Contessa (across the street): Call 210.229.9222 or click here.  
  • Homewood Suites (next door):  Call 210.222.1515 or click here.  
  • Drury Inn: Call 210.212.5200 or click here.  
  • Menger Hotel:  Call (210) 223-4361 or click here



The North American Brain Injury Society is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury will be held April 30 - May 2, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, at the Wesin Riverwalk Hotel.
Attendees can expect the very latest information on brain injury litigation at this three-day hands-on conference considered a "must attend" event for all professionals involved in brain injury litigation. The conference features an all-star cast of top trial attorneys and medical experts who will present a broad array of practical information covering the latest literature, diagnostic testing methods, rehabilitation, case management, trial techniques and cutting-edge demonstrative evidence. Attorneys will also benefit from an overview of the medical science of brain injury from an outstanding faculty of researchers and clinicians presenting the very latest in brain injury science, treatment and testing.
As noted below, the conference will be held in conjunction with the 12th Annual Meeting of the North American Brain Injury Society that will further enhance the educational opportunities available to attendees.


This year's Conferrence will feature two special half-day Pre-Conference Sessions on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  The first, entitled "Neuropsychology for Non-Neuropsychologists:  A Guide to Evaluation, Reporting, and Treatment" will be led by Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD.  The second, entitled "Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury" will be presened by a panel of experts including David Arciniegas, MD, Marilyn Kraus, MD, Thomas MacAllister, MD, and Jonathan Silver, MD. 

Spaces for these special Pre-Conference Sessions is limited; please register early to ensure your partcipation!


Whether you are a seasoned neuro-litigator or handling your first TBI case, this comprehensive program will provide you with the tools you need to successfully handle these challenging cases from beginning to end.

Click here to view the preliminary program. 


The registration fee for this hands-on event starts only at $620.  This year you can bring a second attendee for 1/2 price!  We also offer discounts for paralegals and support staff. 

 Click here for more information and to register.

Mailing Payments:  Checks should be payable to NABIS. Mail payments to: NABIS, PO Box 1804, Alexandria, VA 22313



As an added bonus, attorneys have the option to attend any of the four additional concurrent medical sessions of the 12th Annual Meeting of the North American Brain Injury Society where nationally recognized medical experts in brain injury will present the latest advances in the science, rehabilitation and treatment in the field.  To view information on the medical sessions, click here .


Attorneys, neuropsychologists, allied health professionals, expert witnesses and all those involved in brain injury litigation. Attendees will come away from the conference with the essential hands-on tools needed to successfully handle these challenging cases from beginning to end.



Attendees will benefit from nationally recognized legal and medical authorities on the subject of brain injury litigation. From the latest groundbreaking diagnostic and imaging technology, to effective courtroom techniques and life-care planning, this is the only conference that covers every aspect of handling the brain injury case from beginning to end.  Confirmed speakers to date include:


Michael Bee, Esq.
Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee, & Deitzer

Randal Benson, MD
Center for Neurological Studies

Joshua Brothers, Esq.
Dussalt Law Group

Stewart Casper, Esq.
Casper & De Toledo LLC

Simon Forgette, Esq. 
Simon H. Forgette Law Group, PS

Michael Freeman, Esq.
Law Offices of Michael Freeman

Steven Gerdes, Esq.
Law Offices of Steven Gerdes

Brian Greenwald, MD
Center for Head Injuries, JFK Medical Center

Woody Igou, Esq. 
Igou & Smith, LLC

Harvey E. Jacobs, PhD
Private Practice

Gordon Johnson, Esq.
Brain Injury Law Group

Robert Karns, Esq. 
Karns Law Group

Kenneth Kolpan, Esq.
Kenneth I. Kolpan PC

Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD
Department of PM&R, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kenneth Kutner, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College

John Leddy, MD
University of Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Brent Masel, MD
Transitional Learning Center of Galveston

Howard Nations, Esq.
Howard L. Nations Law Firm

Eric Oliver, Esq.
Lewis & Oliver

Jennie Ponsford, PhD
Monash University, Australia

Doug Rennie, Esq. 
Montgomery, Rennie & Johnson

David Ross, MD
Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Institute of Neuropsychiatry

Randall Scarlett, Esq.
Scarlett Law Group

William Singer, MD
Newton Wesley Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital

Bruce Stern, Esq.
Stark & Stark

Terry Tainter
Tainter & Associates

Nadia Webb, PsyD
Nadia Webb & Associates

Elisabeth Wilde, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Barry Willer, PhD
State University of New York at Buffalo

Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD
North Dakota State University



NABIS  will be applying for CLE credits with all states requiring MCLE and expects to have approval.  NABIS will process your MCLE credits for you with each state you need to report. It's easy; pick up your CLE paperwork at the registration desk at check-in and leave it with us on the last day of the conference and the rest is up to us!If you have any questions about CLE, please feel free to  fill out the contact form or email Carol Blanton directly at



This conference offers a variety of unprecedented exhibit and support options for companies wishing to market their services to our conference attendees.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet face-to-face with the decision makers who are shaping the field of brain injury. If you are interested in exhibit space or support opportunities, please click here to download the prospectus or please email Megan Bell at

For information on exhibiting, click here


The Conference Planning Committee for this year's Legal Conference is: 
Stewart Casper, Esq.

Simon Forgette, Esq. Co-Chair
Kenneth Kolpan, Esq.
Bruce Stern, Esq. Co-Chair


Call 703.960.6500 (Alexandria, VA) or 713.526.6900 (Houston, TX).