The best new primer for civil litigators in the state. This seminar will cover plaintiff and defense attorneys issues in an auto accident case from ERISA and mediation to use demonstrative evidence at trial. Whether you’re a new attorney or seasoned attorney looking for a refresher, this seminar has something for you.
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David Martin regularly lectures on topics pertaining to ERISA and employee benefit litigation and has written extensively on ERISA. David’s practice focuses on employee benefit claims, disability, and life insurance policy claims, most of which fall under ERISA. He has litigated these claims since 1992, and he has focused his practice on these claims since 1999.
He attended the University of Alabama School of Law, graduating in the class of 1992 as a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, he was named a Hugo Black Scholar and served on the Board of Editors, Journal of Legal Profession. He is admitted in all federal courts in the state of Alabama, as well as the 11th Circuit, 5th Circuit and 2d Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is consistently rated as a Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer in the area of ERISA – litigation and maintains an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. In 2022, he was named lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers in the area of ERISA – litigation.
After growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Erik attended Birmingham-Southern College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. Shortly thereafter, his path into law became evident as he graduated from Cumberland School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in 2001. Erik is a member of the State Bars of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi and maintains a consistent presence in each state. The majority of his practice is devoted to representing individuals and businesses in civil litigation. While civil litigation is the vehicle through which he works, Erik’s passion is helping people who suffer from catastrophic injuries such as severe brain and spine damage.
Nate VanDerVeer is a founding member and partner of Bodewell Legal Group, located in Birmingham, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia. Nate’s practice is devoted exclusively to personal injury, wrongful death, and product defects. Throughout his 15+ year career, Nate has tried more than 30 jury trials in state and federal courts in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Nate lives with his wife and three kids in Homewood, Alabama.