Registration is Open for the 2nd Annual Elder Abuse Litigation Seminar

Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Hotel Avalon in Alpharetta, GA.

1st Annual Elder Abuse Seminar: Feb. 27, 2020; Ponce City Market, Atlanta

The Annual Elder Abuse Litigation Seminar aims to bring to light the various problems within nursing homes and other long-term care facilities through education on current issues, statistics, trends, legal tactics, and networking.

The Seminar is a Great Chance to Network with and Learn From the Top Elder Abuse Attorneys in the State! 

Elder Abuse attorneys with Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C.; and co-chairs Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC; and Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, P.C. will once again bring you a line-up of expert speakers. The 2nd Annual Elder Abuse Litigation Seminar is part of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Continued Learning Program and will offer attendees CLE credit for 6 general hours, with 2 hours being trial. 

Elder Abuse Seminar Video


The schedule is subject to change leading up to the seminar.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. -- Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. -- Introduction
9:10 – 10:00 a.m. -- Jury Selection in nursing home neglect cases (Kenneth Conner)
10:00 – 10:25 a.m. -- Current status of the law and apportionment as it applies to elder abuse cases (Max Thelen)
10:25 – 10:40 a.m.  -- Break
10:40 – 11:30 a.m. -- Discovering and Analyzing Audit Trails in Nursing Home Cases (Don Hanson)
11:30 – Noon -- The implications of the COVID Executive Order and the COVID statute on cases of elder abuse (John Marigliano)
Noon – 12:25 p.m. -- Contacting former employees; practical and ethical issues (Lee Atkinson)
12:25 – 1:40 p.m. -- Lunch Break
1:40 – 2:30 p.m. -- What to look for in whistleblower cases against nursing homes
• (Ben Fox – 25 minutes)
• (Bobby Christine – 25 minutes)
2:30 – 2:55 p.m. -- Practical issues relating to arbitration and how to keep your costs down (Evan Jones)
2:55 – 3:10 p.m. -- Break
3:10 – 3:45 p.m. -- Themes in nursing home cases (Lance D. Lourie)
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. -- Law enforcement task force (Cathy Harris Helms)
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. -- Panel discussion regarding the scope of practice with regard to RNs, LPNs, CNAs, med techs, and others (Kate Hughes, Susie Pollock)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. -- Closing remarks and cocktail party at South City Kitchen

Download the Agenda


Photo Courtesy of Hotel Avalon

This year’s event will be held at the luxurious Hotel Avalon in Alpharetta, GA, on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

The Hotel Avalon is located at:
9000 Avalon Boulevard
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

We have reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees on Oct. 27-28.

Click Here to Book your group rate at The Hotel Avalon for the 2nd Annual Elder Abuse Seminar

COVID-19 Information



As always, the health and safety of guests and associates remains the top priority.

The Hotel at Avalon leadership teams are in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), state and local health departments, and other global health organizations to make sure their staff has the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 to ensure they are taking comprehensive and appropriate steps.

Click here to review The Hotel Avalon’s current policies and procedures regarding COVID-19.

Networking Cocktail Hour

Immediately following the seminar you will have the opportunity to network with the top elder abuse attorneys in the state. Attendees and seminar speakers are invited to join us at South City Kitchen- Avalon for drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Click here to learn more about South City Kitchen.

Register for the Seminar

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Huseby/Global Litigation Support Services
Courtroom Visuals, Inc. 
Forge Consulting, LLC
JMac’s Clothiers