International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Virtual 2021 Primerus Defense Institute Transportation Seminar
February 25, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Join Primerus colleagues and clients for an informative seminar and discussion. Just as we have done in years past, members are encouraged to invite their own clients to attend to benefit from the extensive Primerus knowledge base. This event is free to all attendees; therefore we encourage you to invite as many clients as you like – including those who typically cannot attend in-person Primerus events. Finally, we ask that you submit a one page bio for yourself and your client to be distributed pre-event.

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Thursday, February 25

12:00 – 12:20 pm
Updates on Employment
David Walston – Christian & Small LLP (Birmingham, AL)
Lisa Stephenson – CRST International, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA)

12:20 – 12:40 pm
Updates on Litigation Funding & Discovery
Thomas Dargan – Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP (New York, NY)
Sean Page – Thornton, Biechlin, Reynolds & Guerra, L.C. (San Antonio, TX)

12:40 – 1:40 pm
How Coronavirus is Affecting Jurors & Their Perceptions about Trucking Companies and Truck Drivers
Thomas Paschos – Thomas Paschos & Associates, P.C. (Haddonfield, NJ)
Kevin Rauch – Summers, McDonnell, Hudock, Guthrie & Rauch, P.C. (Harrisburg, PA)
Marygrace Shaeffer – DecisionQuest (Minneapolis, MN)

1:40 – 2:00 pm
Round Table Discussions

2:00 pm
Wrap Up and Conclusions

Special Guest Speakers

Lisa Stephenson is General Counsel of CRST International, Inc. Lisa’s role is focused in the areas of transportation and logistics, employment and agency law, corporate transactional work, real estate matters, regulatory law, and mergers and acquisitions.Prior to joining CRST, Stephenson was in private practice with Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman. She also served as a federal law clerk in the Northern and Southern districts of Iowa. Lisa practiced primarily in employment and labor law, as well as commercial litigation.Stephenson earned her bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude, with honors) from Mt. Mercy College in 1995 and graduated (with distinction) from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1998.

Marygrace Schaeffer has developed trial strategies from a social science perspective for over thirty years. She has provided jury research and trial consulting on hundreds of civil and criminal cases across the country.
Contact Katie Bundyra at or 616.454.9939