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31st Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury

This meeting will be held concurrently with the North American Brain Injury Society's Brain Injury Across the Age Spectrum: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults.  Attorneys may attend any of the sessions of that conference at no additional charge.

 To view this year's preliminary program, click here.  

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Hyatt Regency Hotel
Houston, Texas
March 14 - 17, 2018 



Legal Conference Overview
Preliminary Program
Pre-Conference Sessions
Concurrent Medical Sessions

Who Should Attend
Invited Speakers
Continuing Education
Exhibit and Support
Registration Information
Planning Committee



The North American Brain Injury Society is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury will be held March 14 - 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the downtown Hyatt Regency 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 concurrently with the conference entitled, Brain Injury Across the Age Spectrum: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adultsthat will further enhance the educational opportunities available to attendees.

The dynamic city of Houston,Texas, is back in business.  We look forward to seeing you in the Lone Star State next year!  



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.  

The titles of confirmed presentations are:  

Broken Connections & Brain Networks - A Different Paradigm
Clinical Application of Multi-Modality Neuroimaging in the Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury Outcome
Conceptual Foudations in Life Care 

Cross-Examination of Experts
Defense Medical Examination

Direct Examination of Fact, Before and After Witnesses; Treating Doctors and Experts
Educational Issues of Children with TBI
English as a Second Language
Ethical Considerations in the TBI Case
Fundamentals of Brain Anatomy
Finding and Developing Insurance Coverage for Your Brain Injured Client:  From Additional Insuredand Excess Policies to Bad Faith
Loss of Earning Capacity
Neuropsychiatry and TBI
Survivor's Tale: Insights Into Your Client
The Perpective of A Trial Consultant
Traumatic Brain Injury As A Disease

Traumatic Emergency Department Guidelines for Performing CT Scans in Adults Mild Head Injury Patients
Understanding the Common Neuropsychological Tests
Video Presentation Ideas:  Beyond "A Day-in-the-Life"
View of A Trial Consultant
What is the Relationship Between Force of Crash & Severity of Injury?  

 To view this year's preliminary program, click here.  



Due to the success of the Pre-Conference Sessions in 2017 in New Orleans, there will be two legal-specific pre-conference sessions prior to the start of the Annual Legal Conference on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

 To view this year's preliminary program, 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. 

Invited Speakers:

The current list of speakers is provided below. Additional names will be added leading up to the Conference. 

Erin Bigler
Arthur Bryant
Stewart Casper
Robert Collins 
William Dussault
Brenda Eagan Brown
Simon Forgette
Anthony Gamboa
Paul Gold
Sharon Grandinette
Harvey E. Jacobs
Michael Kaplen
Kenneth Kolpan
Brent Masel
Eric Oliver
Gregory O'Shanick
William Singer
Bruce Stern
Terry Tainter
Enrique Vega
Dianne Weaver
Nadia Webb
Mariusz Ziejewski


As an added bonus, attorneys have the option to attend any of the additional concurrent medical sessions of the conference entitled, Brain Injury Across the Age Spectrum: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults, where nationally and internationally recognized medical experts in brain injury will present the latest advances in the science, rehabilitation and treatment in the field. This means you get access to two conferences for the price of one! 


NABIS will apply for and expects approval of 17.25 hours with 1.0 hours ethics for a 60 minute state (20.70 hours with 1.20 hours ethics for a 50 minute state) of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from states with mandatory requirements, including one hour of ethics.  Once the registration module is open, please indicate which states you will be requesting CLE when you register for the Conference.  

Actual hours based on recording systems for individual states will be available at the Conference at the registration desk. NABIS will process your MCLE credits for each state as reported in your CLE paperwork that was left at the registration desk by the last day of the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carol Blanton 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 email Megan Bell-Johnston at


The registration module will open in October.


Bring A Friend
This year you can bring a second attendee for 1/2 the price! Please be sure to have the information of both attendees when registering. 

On-line registration will close as of 5:00 pm EST in the USA on March 9, 2018.  Registration will continue on-site beginning Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  All on-site congress registrations (except the pre-conference and guest rate) will incur an additional $50 charge.

Wire Transfer Fees
Registrants are responsible for all fees (both front and back end) incurred with wire transfers. Your registration will not be considered complete until all fees have been paid. For further information please contact Colleen LoGrande at

Terms and Conditions:

  • All requests for cancellation will incur a $200.00 USD administrative processing fee (Administrative fee does not pertain to guest rate).
  • For a full refund (less admin fee), all requests for cancellation must be received in writing to the attention of Colleen LoGrande via email at, by mail at PO Box 1804, Alexandria, VA  22313, or by fax at (703) 960-6603 no later than January 14, 2018.
  • Requests received on or after January 15, 2018 through February 13, 2018, will be considered for a partial (50%) refund on a case-by-case basis.
  • Absolutely no refunds will be granted after February 13, 2018.
  • All wire transfer fees will be deducted from refunds granted.




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The Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located in downtown Houston, Texas. The hotel features a dramatic, 30-story atrium and is connected to world-class shopping and restaurants.  The hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, within easy walking distance of the Theater District, featuring a variety of eclectic entertainment options and cultural activities.  Second only to New York in the number of restaurants per capita, vistitors to Houston can choose from counter-service taquerias and barbeque joints to James Beard Award winning restaurants – Houston has something for everyone!   

Hotel rates will be posted shortly.  Once the reservation portal is open, we encourage attendees are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible as space is going quickly.  

The dynamic city of Houston,Texas, is back in business after hurricane Harvey!  We look forward to seeing you in the Lone Star State next year!  



  • Stewart Casper, Esq. 
  • Simon Forgette, Esq. 
  • Kenneth Kolpan, Esq. 
  • Bruce Stern, Esq.