Reinisch Wilson Weier PC Workers' Compensation Defense and Employment Law

2018 Oregon Claims School

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NEW! We have received accreditation by the Insurance Educational Association for 6.0 CPDM (Certified Professional in Disability Management) credits


Held March 20, 2018, at the McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland.

Our annual seminar will include a full-day of timely presentations by our attorneys and guests.

Can’t come to the seminar? Join us for a hosted Social immediately following the seminar.

Seminar and Social will be held at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

Please register on our website to secure your spot! Registration is still just $59 per person, which includes a full-day of education – 6 CE credits, industry experts, lunch, hosted social hour and program materials.

All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Trail Blazers tickets!

7:00 to 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 4:00 PM Education Seminars
(located in the Kennedy School Auditorium; lunch served in the Gymnasium)

Session Topics (1 Oregon credit each)

Mock Workers’ Compensation Hearing
Our abbreviated hearing will examine legal and medical causation issues on an initial claim denial through presentations of evidence and witness testimony.  The “Honorable” Bin Chen presides; Ned Arenberg (claimant) and Kelsey Fleharty (defense) are opposing attorneys.

Magic Words: preparation for litigation
How you communicate with physicians can make or break the litigation outcome, depending on your mastery of “magic words.” The Great Wizard Nathan Goin presents legal phraseology with a touch of magic.

Integrity in Claims Investigation: Legal and ethical issues

Co-presented by Vincci Lam and Steve Starkel, President, Miles Investigations, Inc., Beaverton, who propose that adjusters ask four questions about surveillance: Is it possible? Is it legal? Is it useful? Is it smart?

Point-Counterpoint: Opposing Counsels
A 60-minute revelation of opposing counsels’ tactics for a complex claim litigation presented by Dave Wilson and claimant’s counsel Chris Moore of Moore & Jensen, Eugene.

The Pain of Pain
Malingering pain symptoms and diagnoses are some of the hardest claims to close. Dr. M. Sean Green and Attorney Kelly Niemeyer talk about the medical issues and then the legal issues and tactics to resolve these claims.

Legal Strategies and Issues for Denials

Brian Solodky and Amy Osenar co-present strategic and practical considerations for a variety of claim denial situations.

Hosted Social

4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Kennedy School Gymnasium


We are dedicated to providing top-quality training and education for the Oregon workers’ compensation community, keeping you up-to-date on issues and providing continuing education credits. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Scott Wolff at