Edward Ciarimboli

Fellerman Ciarimboli

When I was fifteen, I met the love of my life. As most high school romances go, we dated, broke up, dated again, broke up again etc. Then at 20 the love of life moved to Florida. I thought we were just on a break. She didn’t. She got married and had three kids. I was very single. We didn’t see or talk for twelve years. She got divorced. I had never dated anyone with children. And then she googled me and we started talking. She came back home for a family wedding, and we decided to meet for coffee. That was seventeen years ago. I was lucky to get a do over with the one true love of my life and I was going to make damn sure that I didn’t lose her again. With the addition of our daughter, we now have four beautiful children that are as close as close can be, a grandson who lights up all of our lives, two dogs, two cats and some wild animals on our farm in Northeast Pennsylvania. 

Our big Italian family loves, laughs, yells, cries, eats and drinks with more passion than words can describe. They are the people that allow me to live this crazy and amazing life of being a trial lawyer and I am forever grateful. So how did I become a trial lawyer? That story is almost as good as my marriage.

I went to college to play basketball, at 5’10” I was obviously a point guard and become an engineer. I got hurt, stopped playing basketball and started bartending where I would meet my law partner. It was the early 90’s and Cocktail was all the rage and yes, we could do all the bar tricks that Tom Cruise made famous. Being a bartender without a doubt was one of the best and wildest times in my life. To this day we still have people that remember us from Market Street Station Square. As for being an engineer, I did an internship at an engineering firm and decided that I could never be an engineer. Around this time, I met a Judge through a local charity organization that I was involved in and worked at the local courthouse for the summer. I saw two trials, one criminal and one civil and I was hooked. I loved every minute of being in trial and decided that I would go to law school. For the next two years I went to school around the clock and graduated with a degree in Engineering and Political Science and a minor in Physics. I went to law school thinking I would go into intellectual property law. Boy was I wrong. 

By year two of law school I realized that I hated intellectual property law. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing trial advocacy teacher and competed in moot court which was the moment that I knew I wanted to be trial lawyer. After three years with a local personal injury firm my partner and I decided to open our practice. Talk about humble beginnings, we had a part time assistant who called off more than she worked and a bookkeeper that enjoyed two martini lunches and would shove our bills in a draw, one of which I just found the other day. Somehow we managed to grow our firm into four offices, Philadelphia, Scranton, Kingston and Honesdale and we get to work with fourteen other talented lawyers that are like family to us. I am board certified in Tractor Trailer Accidents, am passionate about teaching and travel all over the country teaching lawyers deposition and trial skills and for some reason have a lot of zero offer cases which I am sure no one else can relate to. I love a good cigar and great bourbon. I make some pretty good wine with a great group of guys and every now and then enjoy an all night poker game. For me the law has allowed a dirt poor kid from a coal mining town in Northeast Pennsylvania to not only travel the world but to represent some of the most wonderful people I have ever met. 

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Advanced Deposition Strategy and Tactics

Developing Exhibits for Your Depositions

Deposition exhibits created specifically for your case issues make a difference. What exhibits should be used and how to create them are the focus of this program, with multiple examples that can be adopted for your case(s). Taught by deposition masters Phillip Miller (the Miller Mousetrap), Eddie J. Ciarimboli and Justin Kahn this program is guaranteed to pay dividends in your practice.

9:00-10:00 Drafting Rules and Rhetorical Qs That Provide the foundation for your exhibits.

  • Creation of Rhetorical Questions
  • Polarizing witness testimony
  • Using exhibits for control

10:15-11:15 Rhetorical questions that force commitments to key case issues with examples

  • Agree/Disagree
  • Yes/No Matrix
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Continuum Lines
  • Making your exhibit part of the deposition record

11:30-12:30 Creating Your Own Visuals for Depositions

  • Use of Powerpoint, Keynote, and Stock photos/icons
  • Use of AI to create a customized visual for your case
  • Time Lines
  • Defendant Documents
  • X-Ray, MRI, CT FILMS
  • Medical Illustrations
  • Models
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Designing Exhibits - Design Ideas and Techniques

Tailored specifically for trial lawyers, this comprehensive program draws inspiration from leading experts in the field, including Tufte, Ciarimboli, Kahn, and Miller. Participants will gain invaluable insights into designing exhibits that pack a persuasive punch and can be used in motions, mediations, depositions, and trials.

The program covers a wide array of exhibit formats and tools, from PowerPoint and Keynote to foam core boards, IPEVO document presenters, spontaneous drawings, 3-dimensional timelines, models, and even AI-generated content.
Additionally, attendees will learn to identify and avoid common design mistakes that can hinder their case presentation.

Structured as a blend of a presentation and workshop, this program offers a hands-on learning experience suitable for lawyers of all experience levels. Participants are encouraged to bring pending matters, enabling instructors to provide personalized guidance and assist in crafting exhibits tailored to their specific cases.

By attending "Designing Persuasive Exhibits," trial lawyers can expect to acquire practical skills and creative strategies to effectively communicate their arguments and evidence in a visually compelling manner, ultimately enhancing their success in the courtroom. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your exhibit creation game and bolster your advocacy skills!

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