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Awards, Recognition & Association

Michael J. Warner


Professional Appointments:
Special Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence  (2008 -present)

Illinois Supreme Court Pattern Jury Instructions (Civil) Committee (2001- present)

Capital Litigation Trial Bar Screening Committee (June 2002- 2006)

 

Professional Organizations:
Rock Island County Bar Association (1971-present)

Illinois State Bar Association

  • Assembly (1981-1988)
  • Professional Conduct Committee (1978 – 1991)
  • Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluation (1992 – 1996)

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

  • Board of Managers (1983 – 2004)
  • Parliamentarian (1997 – 1998)
  • Secretary (1998 – 1999)

American Association for Justice  (1975 -present) (ATLA STALWART)

American Bar Association  (2005 – 2008)

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association (2003 - present)

 

Certifications:
Certified Mediator by the Center for Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems, Chicago, IL  (caARDs) (2002- present)

 

Speaking Engagements:
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund

  • Review & Update-Topics of Interest Seminar

Updated Rules of Evidence  (March 5, 2011)

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund

New Illinois Rules of Evidence Seminar

  • Modernization, Hearsay, Rule 801 and Beyond  (December 4, 2010)

Rock Island County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar

  • Effect of Criminal Proceedings on later Civil Actions  (October 30, 2009)

Rock Island County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar

  • Federal Tort Claims Act  (October 10, 2008)

Illinois State Bar Association – Hot topics for the General Practitioner

  • Requests to Admit   (April 4, 2008)

Rock Island County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar

  • Tort Law Review and Update (October 5, 2007)

Rock Island County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar

  • Illinois Supreme Court Case Updates (October 6, 2006)

Scott County Bar Association

  • Illinois Medical Malpractice Act of 2005  (December 15, 2005)

Scott County Bar Association – Last Chance Seminar (December 10, 2004)

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund

  • Medical Malpractice Seminar – Presenting Damages (December 7, 2002)

IPT Risk Management Meeting (September 18, 1998)

  • Plaintiff’s Trial Strategies

ITLA Seminar                                      

  • Liens & Subrogation Interests (May 5, 1997)

Rock Island County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar

  • Tort Reform (June 30, 1995)

Thirteenth Annual ITLA Convention

The Illinois Limitations Act (June 6, 1985)

Rock Island County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Wrongful Death (January 31, 1985)

 

Publications:
Holten vs. Memorial Hospital;  Last Chance Doctrine – Is there a need for an instruction?  ITLA Trial Journal, Volume 5, November 2 – Summer 2003

 

Howard E. Zimmerle
 

Honors:
“10/10 - Superb” rating by Avvo.com 

“Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers 

“Emerging Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers (representing the top 2% of lawyers under 40) 

“BV Distinguished” rating by Martindale-Hubbell

 

Professional Organizations:
Illinois Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education (2015 – present)

Iowa Association for Justice (2010 – present)

Illinois Bar Association Workers Compensation Section Council (2009 – 2013)

Judge – Iowa High School Mock Trial Competition; Cornshucker College Mock Trial Competition (2009)

Civil Arbitrator for 14th Judicial Circuit (2008 – present)

Iowa Bar Association Jury Instructions Committee (2008 – present)

American Association for Justice (2006 – present)

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (2006 – present)

Rock Island County Bar Association (2006 – present)

Illinois State Bar Association (2006 – present)

Iowa Defense Counsel Association (2006)

Scott County Bar Association (2005 – present)

Iowa State Bar Association (2005 – present)

Who’s Who Among American Law Students (2004-2005)

Journal of Corporation Law

  • Writer (2003-2004)
  • Senior Associate Editor (2004-2005)

 

Publications:
Common Sense v. The EEOC: Co-worker Ostracism and Shunning as Retaliation Under Title VII, 30 J.Corp.L. 627 (2005) 

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers Blog at http://www.qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com 

Rock Island Workers Compensation Blog at http://www.rockislandworkerscompensationattorney.wordpress.com

 

Speaking Engagements:
“New File Procedures for Petitioners” ISBA Workers Compensation: Intake & Trial Issues for the Experienced Practitioner, Fairview Heights, February 12, 2010

“Rule 90 and Arbitration” Rock Island County Bar Seminar, Rock Island, October 22, 2010

“Occupational Disease: Hearing Loss” ISBA Advanced Workers Compensation, Chicago, February 21, 2011

“AMA Guidelines – Disability vs. Impairment” ISBA Advanced Workers Compensation, Fairview Heights, February 20, 2012

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