MARTINSBURG - Martin & Seibert shareholder Geoffry Haddad acted as program moderator for the National Business Institute’s "As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Lawyers Make in Civil Litigation" roundtable event with panel members including the Honorable Richard A. Facemire and The Honorable John C. Yoder.

The well-attended, half-day seminar was held at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg and focused on how to impress judges and building your reputation with the court.

Roundtable topics included: Summary Judgment Hearings-What Information the Judge Needs to Make a Ruling; Case Scheduling and Keeping the Court Apprised of Case Updates; Motions Hearings; Your Briefs: What Judges Don’t Want to See and How to Get To the Point Quickly; Judges’ View Of Jury Selection and Communications; Unacceptable Litigation Tactics; and Witness and Evidence Management.

Haddad concentrates his practice on the areas of complex litigation, insurance and personal injury defense and is a frequent lecturer. This is the second event in which Mr. Haddad has been asked to participate in seminars presented by the National Business Institute.

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About Martin & Seibert, L.C.

The firm, with offices in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia focuses its practice on litigation and business matters. The firm has been involved in numerous class actions, mass tort claims and consults and appears in cases of national significance. Members of Martin & Seibert, L.C. are frequent lecturers at national conferences and business summits. For more information visit www.martinandseibert.com or call 304.267.8985.

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