Whiplash, Spinal Trauma & Personal Injury Cases Seminar

Friday evening & Saturday full-day session in Seatac, WA

This highly-rated course is indispensable for health care providers interested in learning cutting edge medical, legal and insurance developments and information necessary to successfully evaluate, treat and manage patients with whiplash, spinal trauma and personal injury claims.

Up to 12.5 Continuing Education credits. See below for full details.

Special rates for March 28th Insurance Workshop available if also registered for March 30th seminar.  To register for the insurance workshop only, please click here.




Our 2-day seminar kicks off Friday evening with “grand rounds” where you’re invited to bring in real cases for analysis and feedback. Saturday starts early and will feature in-depth courses and Q&A with Dr. Dan Murphy and the Adler Giersch attorney team.

Friday March 29, 2019
6:00pm-8:30pm Join the Adler Giersch attorneys and Dr. Dan Murphy Friday night at Cedarbrook Lodge for wine, appetizers and Grand Rounds. Discussing Treatment: From Patient to Courtroom, Anatomy of a Lawsuit: From Witness Chair. Free to all who register for Saturday Seminar.
Saturday March 30, 2019
7:30am-8:30am Grand Rounds II. Follow-up Discussion and Questions/Answers from Friday Evening Program – Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO and Richard H. Adler, JD
8:30am-9:15am Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Spinal Musculoskeletal X-Rays Post-Trauma – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
9:15am-10:00am Review of Anatomy of Cervical Spine with Deep Dive into Anatomy of Cervical Facet Joints – Dr. R. Shane Tubbs, Ph. D., PA-C, Editor Grey’s Anatomy (41st edition) and Chief Scientific Officer at the Seattle Science Foundation
10:00am-10:45am The “Text-Neck”: Emerging Syndrome and Barriers to Optimum Recovery – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
10:45am-11:00am BREAK
11:00am-11:30am PIP Insurance Law Update. Washington Supreme Court Opinion: “Maximum Medical Improvement” Standard to Ruled Illegal to Deny PIP Payments and Implications for Patient Care and Documentation- Melissa D. Carter, Attorney at Law, Adler Giersch PS
11:30am-12:15pm Role of Neck Trauma in Causing or Worsening Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch Provided:  Med-Legal Update and Presentation: Documentation of Injuries:  Must Know Recent Court Opinion: Insurers Use of “Mitigation of Injuries” Defenses to Deny Patient Treatment Bills – Richard H. Adler & Arthur Leritz, Attorneys at Law, Adler Giersch PS
1:30pm-2:15pm Research Update on Traumatic Brain Injury. What today’s Health Care Professional Needs to Know –Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
2:15pm-2:45pm IMEs: New Twists to the Old Game –Jacob W. Gent, Attorney at Law, Adler Giersch PS
2:45pm-3:00pm BREAK
3:00pm-3:45pm Fact vs. Fiction: Chiropractic as Cost-Effective, Medical Necessity of Maintenance Care Post-Trauma – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
3:45pm-4:30pm Overcoming the Missed Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) – Richard H. Adler, Attorney at Law, Adler Giersch PS
4:30pm-5:15pm Effective Report Writing – Steven J. Angles, Attorney at Law, Adler Giersch PS
5:15pm-6:00pm Must Know Key Medical Research Impacting Today’s Practitioner – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
6:00pm-6:30pm Speakers Panel and Closing Thoughts

See what past attendees have to say: 

“This is the best Saturday in post-graduate education.” – L. Peterson, DC

“Adler Giersch offers exceptional seminars that have always keep me up to date in my practice for the past 25 plus years.” – L. Bray, LMP

“Good preparation for serving MVC patients. I feel much more prepared to take care of documenting care of these patients”– J. Pemberton, MD

“I enjoy philosophy, but if you do any PI/Ins work, this seminar is essential.” – A. Ilk, DC

Event Details

Date: March 30, 2019

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 06:00 p.m.

Venue: Cedarbrook Lodge - 18525 36th Ave S, Seatac, WA 98188

Email: marye@adlergiersch.com


Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

Nationally known expert in the chiropractic profession. He serves on the faculty of Life Chiropractic College-West and has taught more than 1000 continuing education courses. Additionally, Dr. Murphy has more than 30 years of clinical experience.

Richard H. Adler, JD

Mr. Adler is the founding principal of Adler Giersch. Excellence in advocacy for his clients and protecting their access to treatment led to his selection as a SuperLawyer™ by his attorney peers. He's a frequent lecturer and author of several publications on medical-legal-insurance matters.

Steven J. Angles, JD

Steven Angles’ practice focuses on cases involving severe injuries, insurance coverage, and complex personal injury claims. He has extensive courtroom experience, having tried over 35 jury trials and 100 bench trials in his career. Steven is bilingual, with fluency in Spanish. He works throughout the Puget Sound and manages Adler Giersch in Kent.

Melissa D. Carter, JD

Sensing an alarming imbalance of fairness between insurance companies and injured individuals, Ms. Carter resigned as Senior Trial Counsel for Nationwide Insurance and accepted a position at the firm she admired most, Adler Giersch. Since that time, she has been selected as a SuperLawyer by her attorney peers.

Jacob W. Gent, JD

Prior to working at Adler Giersch, Mr. Gent was a senior negotiator and Litigation Specialist for Farmers Insurance Company. He has worked at Adler Giersch for over 15 years, starting as a Case Manager, he was inspired to become an attorney.

Arthur D. Leritz, JD

It was through his representation of at-fault defendants and insurance companies for over 11 years in a wide variety of complex personal injury litigation that Arthur Leritz realized his true calling was to join Adler Giersch to advocate and protect those with traumatic injuries.

$335.00$430.00Book ticket