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Speaker photo by Roy Rendahl

May 13-15, 2016 Past Retreat Speakers at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas:
Toni M. Blake, J.D., M.A. - Jury Consultant and Psychology Professor, 2nd Chair Services; El Cajon, California
Prof. Allison D. Redlich -
George Mason University; Fairfax, Virginia
Justice Clayton Conlan - Superior Court of Justice; Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Justice Michelle M. Keller - Supreme Court of Kentucky; Covington, Kentucky
Douglas E. Tucker, M.D. - Addiction and Forensic Psychiatrist; Berkeley, California
Andrew James Stark - Attorney; Visalia, California

Outings to Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood
, Las Vegas Live Comedy Club at V Theater in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, PDR Poker Championship at Mirage
, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at Rio, and New Center Bar at Hard Rock Hotel.

Sept 11-13, 2015 Past Retreat Speakers at Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans:
Prof. James Duane - Regent University School of Law; Virginia Beach, Virginia
John Wesley Hall -
Attorney; Little Rock, Arkansas
James Nesci - Attorney; Tucson, Arizona
Hon. Rick Libman - Justice; Ontario Court of Justice; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hon. Gary Paden - Judge, Tulare County Superior Court; Visalia, California
Prof. Susan R. Klein - University of Texas School of Law; Austin, Texas


Outings to Dickie Brennan’s Lobby Lounge at Astor Crowne Plaza, French Quarter guided walking "Haunted Scandal Tour," steamboat NATCHEZ Mississippi River jazz cruise with optional Creole food buffet, Hoodoo Cocktail Lounge at Harrah's New Orleans
.

Apr 24 - 26, 2015 Past Retreat Speakers at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas:
Mark Bennett - Attorney, Bennett & Bennett; Houston, Texas
Tony Gallagher - 
Executive Director, Federal Defenders of Montana, Inc.; Great Falls, Montana
Lisa B. Kirsch-Satawa - Attorney, Clark Hill PLC; Birmingham, Michigan
Keith Belzer - Attorney, Devanie, Belzer & Schroeder; La Crosse, Wisconsin
Angie Junck - Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center; San Francisco, California
Theodore N. Hariton, M.D.Forensic Obstetrics and Gynecology; Tucson, Arizona


Outings to HEXX Kitchen + Bar + Chocolate at Paris
, Laugh Factory at Tropicana, PDR Poker Championship at Treasure Island
, Chateau Nightclub at Paris, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Apr 4 - 6, 2014 Past Retreat Speakers at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas:
Colette Tvedt - Attorney, Schroeter Goldmark and Bender; Seattle, Washington
Samantha Buckingham - Loyola Law School Professor; Los Angeles, California
Brock Jones, J.D., M.A., B.A. (Hons.) - Crown Attorney; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ellen Yaroshefsky - Clinical Professor of Law and Executive Director, Jacob Burns Ethics Center, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; New York, New York
Aaron Schlum, M.S. - Lab Manager, DNA Analyst, Forensic DNA Technical Leader; Chromosomal Labs • Bode Technology; Phoenix, Arizona
Karen Steinhauser - Attorney; Centennial, Colorado

Abe Hutt - Attorney; Denver, Colorado


Outings to
Cabo Wabo at Planet Hollywood, Laugh Factory at Tropicana, PDR Poker Championship at Mirage
, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at Rio, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Apr 19 - 21, 2013 Past Retreat Speakers at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas:
Pamela Mackey - Criminal Defense Attorney, Haddon, Morgan, and Foreman; Denver, Colorado
Shaun S. McCrea - Criminal Defense Attorney; Eugene, Oregon
Tara M. Godoy, BSN, RN, CLNC, CFN -  Certified Legal Nurse Consultant; President of University Park Legal Nurse Consulting, Inc.; Saint Helena, California
Linda Meza, Ph.D. - Litigation Consultant and Research Psychologist; Claremont, California
Hon. Glade Roper and Hon. Gary Paden - Judges, Superior Court; Tulare County, California
Hon. Rick Libman - Justice, Ontario Court of Justice; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cliff Webb - Chief Investigator, Shasta County Public Defender Office; Redding, California


Outings to
Cabo Wabo at Planet Hollywood, Improv at Harrah's, PDR Poker Championship at Mirage, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at Rio, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Apr 27 - 29, 2012 Past Retreat Speakers at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas:
Lori B. Andrews - Author; Law Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law; Chicago, Illinois
Wendy L. Patrick - Deputy District Attorney; Chair of the California State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility & Conduct; San Diego, California -- Emergency Substitute Presenter: Eric R. Deitz - partner, Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP; San Diego, California
Daniel E. Sosnowski - Polygraph & Interrogation Expert;  S.O.S. Polygraph Services, Inc.; Marietta, Georgia
Deborah Davis, Ph.D. - 
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada; Reno, Nevada
H. William Nelson and Christopher K. Steuart - Founders, IT Forensics, Inc.; Seattle, Washington
Rod J. A. Gregory
 - Criminal Defence Attorney; Partner, Davidson, Gregory, Danyluik, Stuffco; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Outings to
Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan, Carrot Top at Luxor, B.B. King's Blues Restaurant & Club at Mirage, PDR Poker Championship at Mirage, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Apr 1 - 3, 2011 Past Retreat Speakers at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas:
Michael “Captain Motion” Kennedy - Criminal Defense Attorney; Palm Springs, California
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. - Forensic Pathologist, Attorney, and Consultant; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Christine Funk - Attorney, Minnesota State Public Defender’s Office; Hastings, Minnesota
James Nesci - Attorney, DUI Defense Specialist; Nesci & St. Louis, P.L.L.C.; Tucson, Arizona
Tony Ufland & Constance Istratescu - Attorneys, Alternate Defender Office; Santa Ana, California
Daren B. Richards - Assistant Public Defender, Clark County Public Defender Office; Las Vegas, Nevada


Outings to
Fontana Bar at Bellagio, Improv at Harrah's, PDR Poker Championship at Tuscany, VooDoo Lounge at Rio, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Apr 23 - 25, 2010 Past Retreat Speakers at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas:
Ronald Moore - Attorney and Forensic Scientist, Law Offices of Barry T. Simons; Laguna Beach, California
Peter Keane - Professor and Dean Emeritus, Golden Gate University School of Law; San Francisco, California
Colette Tvedt - Attorney, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender; Seattle, Washington
Steven C. Gabaeff, M.D., FAAEM, Diplomat American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency and Clinical Forensic Specialist, Sutter Amador Hospital; Sacramento, California
Saul Huerta and Deirdre M. Mokos - Assistant Federal Defenders; Tucson, Arizona
Nicholas G. Himonidis, J.D., CCFS, CFE - Founder and President, The NGH Group, Investigations; Roslyn Heights, New York

Outings to
Rhumbar at Mirage, Improv at Harrah's, PDR Poker Championship at Tuscany, VooDoo Lounge at Rio, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Mar 27 - 29, 2009 Past Retreat Speakers at Imperial Palace
(now The Linq Resort & Casino) in Las Vegas:
Dr. Scott C. Fraser - Neurophysiologist, Expert Witness; Los Angeles, California
Toni Blake, J.D., M.A. - Trial Consultant, Shaken Baby Syndrome Expert; La Mesa, California
David A. Lane - Attorney; Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP; Denver, Colorado
Keith A. Belzer - Criminal Defense Attorney; Devanie & Belzer, S.C.; La Crosse, Wisconsin
Samantha Buckingham - Associate Clinical Professor; Loyola Law School; Los Angeles, California
Andrea George - Senior Litigator; Federal Defender Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota


Outings to
Fontana Bar at Bellagio, Improv at Harrah's, Penn & Teller and VooDoo Lounge at Rio, PDR Poker Championship at Bally's, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Apr 18 - 20, 2008 Past Retreat Speakers at Imperial Palace
(now The Linq Resort & Casino) in Las Vegas:
Terry MacCarthy - Attorney / Instructor; Cook County Public Defender Office; Chicago, Illinois
James J. Tomkovicz - Professor, University of Iowa College of Law; Iowa City, Iowa
William K. Johnston, Ph.D. - Forensic Scientist; Tooele, Utah
Christine A. Koehler - Attorney; Lawrenceville, Georgia
William L. Logan - Attorney, Expert Witness; Three Rivers, California
Daniel A. Libby, CHS-III - Owner / Chief Forensic Investigator, Digital Forensics Group; PROTEX International; San Diego, California
Edward E. Hueske - Owner Forensic Training and Consulting, LLC; Expert Witness; Denton, Texas

Outings to Kokomo's Lounge at Mirage, Clark County Public Defender's Office, Improv at Harrah's, Studio 54 at MGM, PDR Poker Championship at Bally's, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Apr 13 - 15, 2007 Past Retreat Speakers at Imperial Palace
(now The Linq Resort & Casino)
in Las Vegas:
Dr. Lewis Yablonsky, Ph.D. - Professor, Legal-Consultant and Expert-Witness, Psychotherapist, Criminologist, Author; Santa Monica, California
Terence F. MacCarthy - Executive Director, Federal Defender Program; Chicago, Illinois
Kay Micklitz, CDE, BCDE - Diplomate, Alamo Area Forensic Examiners; San Antonio, Texas
Douglas O. Crewse, C.F.E. - Licensed Private Investigator, Investigative Associates, Inc.; Flower Mound, Texas
S. Alex Stalcup, M.D. - Pediatrics, Addiction Medicine, Medical Review Officer, Medical Director of New Leaf Treatment Center; Lafayette, California
David E. Smith, M.D. - Founder, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics; San Francisco, California

Outings to Fontana Bar at Bellagio, Clark County Public Defender's Office, Improv at Harrah's, Legends in Concert at IP, Studio 54 at MGM, PDR Poker Championship at IP, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Mar 24 - 26, 2006 Past Retreat Speakers in the Imperial Theater
at Imperial Palace
(now The Linq Resort & Casino) in Las Vegas:
David Anaise, M.D. J.D. - Retired liver transplant surgeon, now lawyer; Tucson, Arizona
Prof. Charles H. Whitebread - USC Law School; Los Angeles, California
Megan E. Clement - Tech Director (DNA Expert), LabCorp Forensic ID Dept; Research Triangle, North Carolina
Angelyn Gates - Trial Attorney; Woodland Hills, California
Jamie Skeeters - President, CA Assoc of Polygraph Examiners; Owner, All Polygraph Services; Ojai, California
Linda Meza, Ph.D. - Litigation Consultant and Research Psychologist; Claremont, California
William K. Johnston, Ph.D. - Forensic Scientist / Chemist / Criminalist / Expert; Tooele, Utah

Outings to Fontana Bar at Bellagio, Improv at Harrah's, Studio 54 at MGM, PDR Poker Championship at IP, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Apr 1 - 3, 2005 Past Retreat Speakers at Palace Station in Las Vegas:
Theodore N. Hariton, M.D. - Diplomat, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Tarzana, California
Hon. Howard R. Broadman, Ret. - Former Superior Court Judge; Visalia, California
Terry Rearick - Former Chief Investigator, Federal Defender's Office; Los Angeles, California
Michael D. Esplin - Criminal Defense Attorney; Provo, Utah
Fergus J. (Chip) O'Connor - Barrister and Solicitor; Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Ellen C. Pitcher - Attorney, Federal Defender's Office; Portland, Oregon
Ralph N. Haber, Ph.D. - Experts / Consultants in Human Factors; Swall Meadows, California
Lyn Haber, Ph.D. - Experts / Consultants in Human Factors; Swall Meadows, California

Outings to Improv at Harrah's, Studio 54 at MGM, PDR Poker Championship at PS, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Mar 26 - 28, 2004 Past Retreat Speakers at Imperial Palace
(now The Linq Resort & Casino)
in Las Vegas:
Judge John C. "Jack" Coughenour - Chief Judge, U.S. Dist. Court, Western District of Washington
Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky - University of Southern California Law Center; Los Angeles, California
Judge Glade F. Roper - Superior Court Judge; Visalia, California
Leonard I. Frieling - Criminal Defense Attorney; Boulder, Colorado
Richard D. Rackleff - National Polygraph Expert; Gainesville, Georgia
Harry J. Bonnell, M.D. - Forensic Pathologist; San Diego, California
Julie Norman - Mitigation Specialist and Sentencing Consultant; Orlando, Florida
Daniel A. Libby - Hi-Tech Criminal Investigator; San Diego, California

Outings to Improv at Harrah's, Studio 54 at MGM, and Red Square at Mandalay Bay.

Mar 28 - 30, 2003 Past Retreat Speakers in the Auto Collections Museum
at Imperial Palace (now The Linq Resort & Casino) in Las Vegas:

Shawn Snider Chapman - Criminal Defense, Sports, and Entertainment Attorney; Los Angeles, California
Dr. Scott C. Fraser - Neurophysiologist, Expert Witness; Los Angeles, California
Dr. Ronald S. Gabriel - Pediatric Neurologist, Certified Expert in Neuroimaging; Los Angeles, California
Leonard I. Frieling - Criminal Defense Attorney; Boulder, Colorado
Terry Rearick - Chief Investigator; Federal Defender's office; Los Angeles, California
Roger Glazebrook - Solicitor / Attorney; London, England
Prof. Jeffrey G. Purvis - San Joaquin College of Law; Clovis, California
Michael Nattenberg - Questioned Document and Handwriting expert; Fresno, California

Outings to Improv at Harrah's and Studio 54 at MGM.

Jan 25 - 27, 2002 Past Retreat Speakers at St. Tropez All Suite Hotel
(now Rumor Boutique Hotel) in Las Vegas:
Dr. Scott Fraser - Neuropsychologist; Los Angeles, California
Melvin A. Slawik - Chief of Support Services, Public Defender; Delaware
Randy Wilson - Criminal Defense Attorney; Abilene, Texas
Ruth Barber - Solicitor; London, England
Bill Logan - Defense Attorney, Expert Witness; California
Michael W. Lewis - Psychologist; California
John Wesley Hall - Criminal Defense Attorney; Arkansas

Outings to Hard Rock Hotel, Studio 54 at MGM, and Super Bowl viewing.

Jan 26 - 28, 2001 Past Retreat Speakers at St. Tropez All Suite Hotel
(now Rumor Boutique Hotel) in Las Vegas:

David F. Rendahl - Deputy Public Defender / Retreat Organizer; Visalia, California
Alison Walker - Attorney; Visalia, California

Outings to the Hard Rock Hotel and big game viewing party.
 

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