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Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. to Speak to Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel on August 2-3, 2019

July 15, 2019

Thomas J. Hurney, Jr., will appear as an invited speaker to present “Practicing Law in the Age of Big Data” to the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel at its annual meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on August 2-3, 2019.  Tom’s innovative presentation covers the explosion of big data and the intersection with business and the practice of law.  He’ll discuss cutting edge liability, discovery, evidence, efficiency and billing and law firm management issues.  The presentations is sponsored by DRI – the Voice of the Defense Bar.  

Tom is a frequent national speaker on a wide variety of issues including health care, industrial and products liability, as well as trial tactics, the impact of technology on the practice of law and law firm management.  A favorite is his talk on the life and career of Lorraine Wall Hurney, his grandmother, who earned her law degree in 1938.  

Tom practices with the Charleston, West Virginia office and litigates significant injury, wrongful death and commercial cases and has an active appellate practice.   Tom is a past President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia and served on the Board of DRI the Voice of the Defense Bar.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Tom graduated with honors from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1983. 


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