After the Winning Verdict (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 2.0 Trial Practice/Litigation (Designations Information)
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 02/28/2022


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the February 2019 webcast, After the Winning Verdict.

Topics Covered

The plaintiff has been awarded damages. Now what?

  • Explore the many steps between being awarded monetary damages and actually receiving the money
  • Understand the intricacies of liens and other claims on the award
  • Learn what to do when the defendant doesn’t pay the award

The verdict has been reached: $$$ for your plaintiff client. Time to celebrate? Better hold the champagne for a little while.

There are many challenges awaiting the civil litigator between announcement of a monetary award and depositing the money in the client’s bank account. Yet being proficient at handling these challenges is nearly as important as the trial work that secured the verdict in the first place. This seminar is designed to outline the steps that must be taken in order to ensure the proper distribution of the award, including that to stakeholders other than the plaintiff. Among the topics our expert speakers will address are:

  • Dealing with post-trial motions
  • Considerations when you get paid
    • Liens
    • Set-asides
    • Assignments
    • Workers’ compensation
    • Attorney liens
    • Dealing with other “loans”
    • Structuring payments
  • What to do when you don’t get paid
    • Docketing the judgment
    • Collecting
  • The Hybrid; or what happens with an excess verdict
    • Bad faith/assignments
    • “We’ll cover you” letters from insurance companies
    • Releases
  • Releasing the judgment
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M. Scott Bucci, Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana Buckner / Richmond

Scott Bucci focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. He has tried a wide variety of cases, including automobile accident, premises liability, products liability and construction dispute cases. Other lawyers frequently bring him in as co-counsel on significant, complex cases, particularly in the area of premises/retailer liability, an area of the law he has developed a particular expertise in.

Mr. Bucci has received an “AV® Preeminent” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. He has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America—Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs, as well as in Super Lawyers magazine in the category of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, and as a “Legal Elite” in Virginia Business magazine in the category of Civil Litigation, and as a top-100 trial lawyer in Virginia by The National Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Bucci has tried over 125 civil cases to verdict in over 25 jurisdictions throughout Virginia. He frequently represents clients in federal courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

Prior to joining Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner, Mr. Bucci founded Bucci & Dix, PLLC. Prior to that, he was a partner at a boutique civil litigation firm located in downtown Richmond. He has represented a variety of corporations and insurance companies in lawsuits throughout Virginia. In particular, he was trial counsel for Wal-Mart for over 7 years in state and federal courts, and in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Bucci graduated with high honors from the George Mason University School of Law in 1998. He worked as a law clerk for the Virginia Beach Circuit Court after graduation from law school. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, and was awarded the Malcolm H. Kerr scholarship to study the Middle East in Cairo, Egypt..

Elliott M. Buckner, Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana Buckner / Richmond

Elliott Buckner has represented cases in every kind of catastrophic injury claim, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, tractor-trailer crashes, car collisions, and other harmful circumstances. He also handles wrongful death claims on behalf of families who have experienced loss due to negligence. He has secured more than 33 verdicts and settlements larger than $1 million, changing the lives of dozens of clients and their family members.

Mr. Buckner has experience as an insurance defense attorney. In his previous practice, he stood on the other side of the court from injury victims, building cases to protect insurance companies from liability.

Mr. Buckner is widely recognized by his peers for his relentless and effective approach to litigation. He has been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America, been AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® included in the list of “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine, and has been annually selected to the Virginia Super Lawyers® list (on the Rising Star list and as a regular selection) for 11 years. He has also been regularly selected to the “Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers” and “Top 50 Richmond Super Lawyers” lists.

In addition to his trial work, Mr. Buckner often contributes to the legal community through lectures, articles, and presentations to other lawyers about effective trial representation.

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