Lawyer Aaron DeShaw has again been named as one of the lead speakers at the California Brain Injury Med Legal Conference, billed as America's #1 Traumatic Brain Injury conference. The conference is also one of the largest legal conferences in the country with approximately 2,000 attendees. This conference is unique as it allows entry to judges, doctors, lawyers (both from the plaintiff and defense side), and insurance adjustors. DeShaw has been an invited speaker for several years now and is often given top billing despite not practicing in the very competitive California legal market.
This year DeShaw will be joined by several leaders in the field of traumatic brain injuries both in the medical and legal professions: Brian Panish, Dorothy Clay Sims, Gary Dordick, Patrick Malone, Dr. Erin Bigler, John Romano, Bill Barton, Arash Homampour, Deborah Chang, Dr. Arthur Croft, Dr. Michael Freeman, Bruce Stern, Morgan Adams, Michael Neff, Keith Mitnik, R. Rex Parris, Dr. Randall Benson, Dr. Brent Masel, Mike Kelly, James Bostwick, and many more.
DeShaw is expected to lecture more than once in sessions aimed at lawyers and separately for doctors and/or insurance adjustors, helping explain traumatic brain injury - the breadth of the injury and the science supporting TBI. This year the event will be held in San Diego.
There is a unique aspect to the event this year. The organizers have worked with the University of California to allow for gross anatomy dissection on cadavers to allow conference attendees to view the brain and nervous system in its actual state. DeShaw, who completed a 4000+ hour Doctorate of Chiropractic program before being a lawyer, including a full year of human dissection, has been in talks with the conference organizers to assist other attendees in the demonstration.
While DeShaw has been the only Oregon lawyer on the speaking panel in past few years, he is joined this year by legal legend Bill Barton from Newport Oregon. Barton is nationally and internationally known as a pioneer in the field of sex abuse litigation and the impact of PTSD on people. He has long been considered one of America's leading lawyers in handling catastrophic injury cases and is likely the most selective lawyer in the United States - turning down all but 2-3 cases at any one point in time. Despite this, he has conducted over 500 trial during his 40+ year legal career. Aaron DeShaw is very thankful to have Bill as one of his legal mentors since early in his legal career and looks forward to sharing the stage with him in San Diego later this year.