2023 APIA CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Alabama Private Investigators Association Annual Conference

SPEAKERS AND BIOS , keep checking back as we add info, bios, pics and more speakers.


Isaac Peck



Isaac Peck is the Publisher of Working PImagazine and the President of OREP Insurance, a leading provider of liability insurance for private investigators. In his 12th year at OREP, Peck has extensive experience advising professionals in risk management, liability, board complaints, and claims. OREP’s primary program for investigators includes E&O and General Liability coverage in a single policy—saving you money and ensuring you are properly covered. Today, over 12,000 professionals trust OREP with their insurance. 


Doug Fees

DOUGLAS FEES

Phone Number: (256) 536-1199
Address: 401-403 Madison Street/P.O. Box 508, Huntsville, Alabama  35804-0508
Fax: (256) 536-7754

Email:  dfees@cochranfirmhuntsville.com


MANAGING ATTORNEY

Personal
Born 1957, Sidney, Nebraska, Doug Fees is the Managing Attorney in The Cochran Firm’s Huntsville office. With an educational background in Mechanical Engineering and Law, Doug seeks to utilize the Tort System for both its primary social purpose of preventing accidental injury and death and secondarily, seeking fair compensation for the clients he represents. He incorporates the concepts of Safety Engineering in his daily practice of handling products, construction, and premises liability cases, as well as tractor-trailer and automobile crashes.

Doug has been interviewed by and appeared on ABC News Day One, the Learning Channel, Court TV, and periodically appears in the “Killer Fog” episode of Forensic Files, regarding information on environmental improvements as a result of the Piper v. Bowater case. Doug also was interviewed and quoted extensively in Collision on I-75 by Dr. Larry Weiss (2004), published by the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

Doug has lectured extensively around the country, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1995 Annual Convention in New York City and the 2001 meeting of The Melvin Belli Society, as part of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America convention in Montreal, Canada. He also has lectured to various state trial lawyer associations in Atlantic City, NJ, New Orleans, Orlando, and Nashville, as well as Sandestin and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Doug co-hosts the 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar held in Detroit, Michigan, at the Courtyard Downtown Detroit Marriott. The invitation only seminar is presented to approximately 60 attorneys from around the country. Doug is also a presenter of several topics on Tort Liability at that conference.

Doug received the Al Sansone Service Award, the highest award of service recognized by the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a Supporting Member of the Melvin M. Belli Society and Supporting Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Institute.

Areas of Practice:
Trial Practice
Personal Injury
Tort Law On The Side Of People

Bar Admissions:
Alabama State Bar, 1983

United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Various Pro Hac Vice admissions around the country

Education:
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1979
University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Juris Doctorate, 1983

MORE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Leadership Honoraries
Omicron Delta Kappa
Pi Tau Sigma
Phi Alpha Delta, President, 1982-1983
Bench and Bar
Mortar Board
Farrah Law Society, Vice President, 1982-1983
Al Sansone Service Award by the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

Current member of Auburn University Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board, 2022-

Memberships (current or past)
Alabama State Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
American Bar Association

National Bar Association

Alabama Trial Lawyers Association

o   Board of Governors, 1987-1988

o   Executive Committee, 1988-2010

o   Chairman, Speakers’ Bureau Committee, 1992-1996

o   Chairman, Public Relations Committee, 1989-1991

o   Chairman, Local Chapters Committee, 1988-1989; 1999-2000

American Association of Justice
Melvin M. Belli Society, Supporting Member
Roscoe Pound Institute, Supporting Fellow

IMDb TV at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8329722/

Lecturer and Author
Legal Considerations and the Head Injured, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
Settlement Strategies: Plaintiff’s Perspective, Alabama Bar Institute, 1988
Carry the Burden of Proof! Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar, 1989
Guest Lecturer at both University of Alabama and Cumberland Law Schools
ATLA Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Seminar, New Orleans, 1995
Motivating Your Practice: The Courage to Persevere, Tennessee Trial Lawyers’ Association, 1995
Philosophy of Tort Liability, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
Motivating Your Practice: The Courage to Persevere, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New York City, New York, 1995
Downing v. Bowater, Melvin Belli Society, with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Montreal, 2001
Tort Liability, Hazard Information Foundation, Inc., Arizona, 2003
Tips, Techniques, Trends & TLC, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
Motivating Your Practice: The Courage to Persevere, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
DePuy Litigation Update: A Look at the State and Federal Claims – What Has Been Filed and the MDL, DePuy Hip Litigation Summit, Chicago, 2010
Discovery – Personal Injury 101, National Business Institute, Alabama 2010
Civil Justice System, Oakwood College, Alabama 2011
Advanced Personal Injury – Mastering Your Practice, National Business Institute, Alabama 2012
Analyzing and Establishing Tort Liability and Handling Experts, Alabama Association of Paralegals, 2013

Accident Reconstruction/Biomechanics Toolkit for Attorneys, National Business Institute, Alabama 2015

Taking on a Negligent Premises Maintenance Case, National Business Institute, Alabama 2015
Motivating Your Practice: The Courage to Persevere: Piper v. Bowater; NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc., Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, 2016

Case Intake, Pre-suit Investigation, National Business Institute, Alabama 2016

Insurance Coverage Research and Negotiations with the Claims Representatives, National Business Institute, Alabama 2016

Philosophy; Philosophy, Case Analysis, and the Corporate Deposition as Illustrated by the Bowater Case; NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc., Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, 2017

Philosophy of Tort Liability; 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar, Detroit, MI, 2018

Philosophy of Tort Liability; 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar, Detroit, MI, 2019

Philosophy of Tort Liability; Taking the Corporate Deposition; 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar, Detroit, MI, 2020

Philosophy of Tort Liability; 30(b)(6) Depositions; 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar, Detroit, MI  2021

Philosophy in Action; 21-Hour Philo Invitational Seminar, Detroit, MI, 2022

Brent Nevison

Brent specializes in forensic evidence, private investigations from a technical point of view, bot-nets, ransom-ware, and computer security



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