Broadcast Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


Depositions play a crucial role in insurance coverage disputes, especially in cases involving bad faith claims. However, taking or defending against bad faith claims in an insurance dispute can be tricky. Thus, the need for policyholders and insurers to develop an efficient deposition strategy.

Listen to a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide a practical guide on key deposition strategies in coverage and bad faith litigation. Speakers will also discuss recent regulatory developments and notable case rulings to help companies efficiently navigate this type of lawsuit.

Key topics include:

  • Bad Faith Litigation: Trends and Statistics
  • Regulatory Developments
  • Notable Cases
  • Key Deposition Techniques
  • How to Strategically Use Objections
  • Best Litigation Tool and Strategies


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of insurance laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Michelle Burton, Managing Partner
Burton Kelley, LLP

Michelle Burton is Managing Partner of Burton Kelley, LLP. Her decades of experience include complex coverage analysis, successful trial and appellate work, as well as client training in a range of subjects. Before forming Burton Kelley, she ran the successful practice of Shoecraft Burrton LLP for sixteen years.  Ms. Burton has long-term clients who appreciate her tireless dedication to serving their legal needs and delivering consistently excellent legal results. Ms. Burton is the past President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers where she started the Civility Committee which is now state-wide project.

Edward Currie, Shareholder
Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.

Known as Ned to his friends and clients, Mr. Currie has been practicing law in the State of Mississippi since graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976.  Ned is a founder and Past President of the American College of Coverage Counsel, and was selected by Best Lawyers in America in 2021 and 2012 as Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law, Jackson, Mississippi.  Ned was named 2021 Defense Lawyer of the Year by the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, which also awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award.  Ned has tried over 175 cases to verdict, including significant cases involving complex insurance coverage and bad faith issues.

Brett M. Carey, Partner

Brett Carey practices in the areas of insurance coverage, bad faith, and commercial litigation.  He represents insurers in first- and third-party coverage matters, including claims involving personal and commercial lines of insurance, and claims involving extra-contractual liability and bad faith disputes.  He also has extensive experience representing insurance companies and other clients in contract disputes and claims of fraud and misrepresentation.



Edward Currie, Shareholder

Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.

  • Strategies for dealing with attorney/client privilege and work product issues
  • Insurer considerations and strategies to prepare for Reptile-based depositions


Michelle Burton, Managing Partner

Burton Kelley, LLP

  • Types of Potential Witnesses
  • Understanding the Theory on Both Sides
  • Selecting a Person Most Qualified (PMQ)
  • Preparing the Witness
  • Handling Tricky Issues


Brett M. Carey, Partner


  • Practical Tip: The Corporate Representative E-Binder
  • Work Product and Anticipation of Litigation
  • General Business Practices
  • Instructing the Witness Not to Answer

Date & Time:

Friday, July 16, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Insurance Lawyers
  • Litigators
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Insurers and Policyholders
  • In-house Counsel
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Michelle BurtonManaging Partner
Burton Kelley, LLP
Edward CurrieShareholder
Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.
Brett M. CareyPartner



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