Month: March 2017

Four Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski attorneys honored as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2017

Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski is proud to announce that partners of the firm – Louis John Dughi, Jr. and Craig A. Domalewski – have been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine as among the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2017.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

In addition, the firm is also proud to announce that Brandon D. Minde and Kristin M. Capalbo were named to the 2017 New Jersey Rising Stars list. Each year, this designation is given to less than 2.5 percent of New Jersey attorneys recognized as the top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Louis John Dughi, Jr. teaches Video Deposition Strategy and Tactics at well received NJICLE seminar

On March 10, 2017 John Dughi gave a presentation to trial lawyers regarding video depositions, their use, strategy and tactics. The program has been webcast and can be viewed on the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education website link reproduced here: NJICLE: Video Deposition Strategy and Tactics

Mr. Dughi reviewed the relevant statutes, case law and rules of evidence pertaining to video depositions both for discovery purposes and trial testimony sharing his vast experience with this modality of discovery and presentation of evidence. He reviewed the benefits and potential pitfalls of the use of video such as the possibility of adverse testimony by a retained expert at a de bene esse deposition being used by an adversary under Fitzgerald v. Roberts, Inc., 186 N.J. 286 (2006) and provided many useful practice points to the audience.