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Trial Lawyers: Working Both Sides of the “v.”

Presented by Fredrick H.L. McClure and Richard Morefield

Note: This is not for CLE.  Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.

The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.


In this segment, our speakers will explore their careers as trial lawyers. Fred McClure spends the majority of his time in class action defense but also does products defense and commercial litigation. Rick Morefield spends the majority of his time in personal injury and catastrophic injury work yet does some business litigation as well. Learn from seasoned trial attorneys their career paths, invaluable insight into what skills you’ll need to break in, what drew them to their respective niches and how they’re interrelated, the pros and cons, and what a typical day in their practice entails.


Fredrick H.L. McClure, Partner, DLA Piper, Miami, FL
Richard Morefield, Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC, Overland Park, KS

Kathy Morris, Founder, Under Advisement, Ltd, Chicago, IL and New York, NY

Sponsored by ABA Career CenterYoung Lawyers Division, Law Student Division, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

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