Publications and Seminars by George A. LaMarca

Books

  • Iowa Pleading, Causes of Action, and Defenses, 2000 (Revised 2006), Iowa Association for Justice

This highly respected comprehensive book is used at both the Drake University and Iowa Law Schools. It is also widely used by trial lawyers throughout the State of Iowa. This work is replete with forms, legal research and practice pointers that reflect over 100 combined years of practice by LaMarca Law Group, P.C. attorneys.

Law Reviews

  • “Market Share Liability, Industry-wide Liability, Alternative Liability and Concert of Action: Modern Legal Concepts Preserving Liability for Defective but Unidentifiable Products,” Drake Law Review, 1981
  • “Over intrusive Surveillance of the Plaintiff in Personal Injury Cases,” The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Volume 8:3, August, 1985, Reprinted in Defense Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 5, The Michie Company

Contributions to Treatises

  • Witness Preparation, V. Hale Starr, Contributor to Chapter 10, “Preparing the Client for Trial,” 1998, Aspen Law & Business Publishers, Inc.
  • “Investigation of Fire Cases,” Forensic Sciences, Chapter 38C, Volume 3, 1986, Matthew Bender
  • “Inadequacy of Warning Device at Railroad Crossing,” 37 Am Jur Proof of Facts 2d, 439, 1984
  • “Unreasonable Speed of Train at Railroad Crossing,” 27 Am Jur Proof of Facts 2d, 471, 1981 (co-authored with James E. Mazour)

Legal Periodicals

  • “A Three Step Approach on Whether to Take a Case,” The Iowa Lawyer, Vol. 51, No. 3, March, 1991
  • “Final Checklist of Trial Principles,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1991
  • “Admissibility of ‘Day in the Life’ Films,” In Brief, Vol. 1, No. 8, p. 14, August, 1989
  • “Expression of Personal Opinion at Trial,” In Brief, Vol. 1, No. 6, p. 9, June, 1989
  • “Traumatic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Following Automobile Collision,” In Brief, Vol. 1, No. 5, p. 9, May, 1989
  • “Direct Examination,” In Brief, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 8, February, 1989
  • “Over intrusive Surveillance of Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases,” Defense Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 5, 1986
  • “Expert Opinion Testimony: New Rules-Old Problems,” The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. X, No. 2, Autumn, 1985
  • “Railroad Litigation: Investigating the Crossing Collision,” The Legal Investigator, Vol. XIV, No. 2, November, 1984 (co-authored with James E. Mazour)
  • “Informed Consent-A Physician’s Expanding Responsibility,” Hawkeye Osteopathic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-February, 1984 (co-authored with Martha Neese, R.N., J.D.)
  • “Medical Care to Terminally Ill Incompetents,” Hawkeye Osteopathic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-February, 1984
  • “Liability of Parent Corporation for Work Related Injuries of Employees of Subsidiaries,” The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. VIII, No. 1, Autumn, 1983
  • “Railroad Litigation: Investigating the Crossing Collision,” Trial, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, January, 1981 (co-authored with James E. Mazour)
  • “Courtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, Court Practice Institute, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter, 1980/81
  • “Suggested Investigation, Discovery and Trial Techniques in Railroad Crossing Cases-From Standpoint of Plaintiffs,” The Trial Lawyers Guide, Vol. 23, No. 4, Winter, 1979, Callaghan & Co. (co-authored with James E. Mazour)
  • “Do D.O.s and M.D.s Have Equal Rights to Hospital Privileges,” Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, Vol. 7, No. 8, August, 1979
  • “Opening Statements-Effective Techniques,” The Trial Lawyers Guide, Vol. 21, No. 4, Winter, 1978, Callaghan & Co.
  • “Effective Techniques of Opening Statements,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, Court Practice Institute, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1978
  • “Courtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence,” The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. II, No. 1, First Quarter, 1977
  • “Courtroom Use of Photographs” (Part I), The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. II, No. 2, Second Quarter, 1977
  • “Courtroom Use of Photographs,” (Part II), The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. II, No. 3, Third Quarter, 1977

Invited Lecturer and Program Text Materials

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Current Legal Trends: Key Issues Facing the Trial Practitioner,” 2014
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Opening Statements, 50 Years of Trial Excellence,” 2012
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Successful Themes for Winning Jury Trials,” 2011
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, “ABOTA Trial College,” 2010
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “The Keys to a Successful Trial Practice,” 2010
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “The Crucial Difference: Winning Techniques for the Trial Lawyer, 2009
  • Iowa State Bar Association, “Toxic Torts,” 2008
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Latest Developments in the Trial Practice,” 2007
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Winning Techniques in Trial Advocacy,” 2004
  • National Business Institute, “Using the Financial Expert Witness During Litigation in Iowa,” 2002
  • National Business Institute, “Managing Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine in Iowa,” 2002
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Difficult Issues in the Trial Practice,” 2002
  • Iowa Defense Counsel, “37th Annual Meeting and Seminar,” 2001
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, “Legal Professional Negligence: Dissolution of Marriage-Inadequate Settlement / Failure to Discover Assets,” 2000
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Success in Advocacy: Back to Basics,” 2000
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “Personal Injury Auto Seminar,” September 10, 1999, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “25th Anniversary Annual Convention,” November 1998
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “Trial Strategies for a New Century,” November 6-7, 1997, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “How to Get the Verdict You Want in a Personal Injury Case,” May 10, 1996, Des Moines, Iowa
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Invited Participant, “Masters in Trial Program, Trial Demonstration in Intersection Collision Case, from Opening Statement to Jury Deliberations,” delivered final argument for plaintiff, September 8, 1995, Des Moines, Iowa
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Co-Chairman/Moderator, “Masters in Trial Program, Trial Demonstration in an Automobile Collision Case-From Opening Statements to Jury Deliberations,” September 13, 1995, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “Winning the Business Litigation Case,” November 4, 1994, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “Pleadings & Practice,” August 12, 1994, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “Ethics: Lawyer Advertising and Its Effect on the Public Image of Lawyers,” November 4-5, 1993, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “Trial Preparation Techniques,” August 20, 1993, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Iowa Association of Private Investigators, “Investigation of Product Injury Cases,” August 14 and 15, 1992, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., “Iowa Insurance Law Update,” July 16, 1991, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Issues and Strategies in the Use of Economic Experts-Point/Counterpoint,” March 14-15, 1991, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “Use of Computer Generated Graphics in Motor Vehicle Litigation,” October 25-26, 1990, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., “Depositions: Strategies, Tactics and Mechanics,” December 1, 1989, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; December 2, 1989, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Association for Justice, “New Developments and Strategies in Products Liability Litigation,” May 12, 1989, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues,” October 9, 1986, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; October 10, 1986, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Legal Assistants Association, “Developing Damages in Personal Injury Cases,” September 12, 1986, Ames, Iowa
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, “Maintaining an Action Against a Fellow Employee,” January, 1986, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dallas County Bar Association, “Surveillance of the Plaintiff,” March 7-11, 1985, Lake Tahoe, California, Professional Education Systems, Inc., “Iowa Comparative Fault-The New Iowa Law,” June 5, 1985, Des Moines, Iowa; June 6, 1985, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Concert of Action and Civil Conspiracy in Business Torts,” January 24-25, 1985, Des Moines, Iowa
  • National Association of Legal Investigators, “Surveillance of the Plaintiff,” January 8-11, 1985, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., Iowa Insurance Claims, “How to Recover Prior to Suit,” November 3, 1983, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; November 4, 1983, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, “Expert Witnesses- Problem Areas of Fact and Law,” November 1-2, 1984, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa Legal Assistants Association, “Medical Malpractice Litigation,” Attorney/Legal Assistant Seminar ’83, October 7, 1983, Des Moines, Iowa
  • National Association of Legal Investigators, Fall Seminar, 1983, “Investigation, Discovery and Trial Techniques in Railroad Crossing Cases,” September 23-24, 1983, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, “Pre-filing Settlement Negotiations and Techniques,” November 11-12, 1982, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Eighth Circuit Seminar, “Preserving Liability for Defective but Unidentifiable Products,” May 13-15, 1982, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Iowa Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Seminar, “Discovery Rules and Application with Sample Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions and Expert Depositions,” April 22-23, 1982, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, “Preparation and Direct Examination of the Medical Expert,” November 12-13, 1981, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, “Market Share Liability, Industry-wide Liability, Alternative Liability and Concert of Action: Modern Legal Concepts Preserving Liability for Defective But Unidentifiable Products,” (Belli Seminar) Annual Meeting, July, 1981, San Francisco, California
  • Drake University Law School, “Market Share Liability, Industry- wide Liability, Alternative Liability and Concert of Action: Modern Legal Concepts Preserving Liability for Defective But Unidentifiable Products,” April 4, 1981, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, “Trial Techniques in Medical Malpractice Cases,” March, 1981, Aspen, Colorado
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, “Proof of Train Speed and Stopping Capabilities,” Torts IV Seminar, December, 1980, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, “A Primer on Hospital Industry and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Standards of Practice,” 1980, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, “Insurance Company Surveillance of the Plaintiff,” 1980, Des Moines, Iowa,
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Seminar Chairman, “Proving Standards of Care in the Courtroom-A Journey Beyond the Expert Witness,” 1980, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, “Investigation and Trial Presentation of a Railroad Liability Case,” (Belli Seminar) Annual Meeting, July, 1980, Montreal, Canada
  • Dallas County Bar Association, “Establishing Train Speed in the Courtroom,” October, 1979, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Lawyers Chautauqua, Iowa Judicial Election District 3A, “Opening Statement,” May, 1979, Okoboji, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, Panel Discussion: “The Mechanics of Evidence,” November, 1978, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, “Discovery-Selected Cases in Search of the Truth,” November, 1978, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, Seminar Co-Chairman, “Proving Fault in Automobile Cases,” March, 1977, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, “Courtroom Use of Photographs, Model Tests and Experiments,” March, 1977, Iowa City, Iowa

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