Plaintiffs’ Invisible Injuries: How to Harness Cutting Edge Science to Recover Full Damages


Join SFTLA for a three-hour review of the following topics:

  • Understand the state of the art science, so you can educate the defense and jury
  • Know when to use brain imaging (DTI, fMRI, MTI, MRS, etc.) to objectively assess damages
  • Teach a jury why a “minor” impact can cause a major and lasting injury
  • Explain why PTSD is a brain injury
  • Help a jury differentiate valid and invalid conclusions from neuropsychological testing


Arthur C. Croft, Ph.D., D.C. is the director of the Spine Research Institute in San Diego. He is board certified in orthopedics (American Board of Chiropractic Orthopaedists) and is certified in Traffic Accident
Reconstruction. He is the author of the textbook Whiplash and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Guide for
Patients and Their Practitioners
, and is also the author of other books, textbook chapters, and more than
350 professional papers. Dr. Croft is courtroom qualified as an expert in biomechanics, trauma epidemiology,
and accident reconstruction.

Dorothy Sims, PA, consults with attorneys throughout the U.S. to provide incisive techniques for deposing,
cross-examining, and exposing deceptive defense experts. At request, Ms. Sims will step in and depose
or cross-examine experts herself. She is known, among many other things, for her book, Exposing
the Deceptive Defense Doctor, as well as her instrumental work on the Casey Anthony defense team, and
her work with attorneys David Ball, Don Keenan, and Michael Freeman. Ms. Sims has devoted her career,
and extracurricular time to public service and justice.

Nadia Webb, PsyD, MP is a Medical “prescribing” Psychologist, double-boarded neuropsychologist, and
board examiner. Dr. Webb earned four advanced degrees in psychology, studying Clinical Psychology,
Family Systems, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology. She has a national practice
consulting with plainti! and defense attorneys. Dr. Webb recently received the Lifetime Achievement
Award from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at Rutgers and the Heiser Award from the
American Psychological Association for service and advocacy for the profession.

Sara Peters (Chair) is a partner and trial lawyer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. She teach es
trial advocacy and coaches mock trial at Stanford Law School (where she received her J.D. in 2008). She
holds leadership positions in SFTLA and BASF, and serves as Co-Director of ABC (Attorneys Bettering the
Community), a local nonpro# t composed of attorneys who want to volunteer in a hands-on way. She was
peer-nominated as a Northern California Super Lawyers 2013-2017 Rising Star.

Please note:

  • Registration begins at 5:30pm
  • Dinner will be served



Sara Peters, Arthur C. Croft, Nadia E. Webb, Dorothy Clay Sims


Click here to download the PDF Registration Form and pay by mail.
Mail completed form and check to:
311 California Street, Suite 620
San Francisco, CA 94104


Please note:

  • Registration begins at 5:30pm
  • Dinner will be served

This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

State Bar Of California

Credit has been approved with the State Bar Of California for 3.00 General credits. The San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.


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335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102


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