All the Tools in the Toolbox: Technology in the Courtroom
Litigation Track (Introductory)
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8:30am-9:30am

What are the essential technology tools for litigators? This session will explore “must have” courtroom technology, as well as the cutting edge tools available to best present your client's case. Discover the latest equipment, software and services for dynamic trial presentation.


Dave Maxfield

Dave Maxfield, Attorney, LLC, Columbia, SC

Dave Maxfield is a trial lawyer who devotes the majority of his practice to representing clients in disputes with credit reporting agencies, banks, insurers, and securities brokers and dealers. Dave is a member of the AAJ, the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), and is the two-time Chairman of the South Carolina Bar’s Consumer Law section.

Dave has been an avid proponent of Visual Information Management and Mind-Mapping technology for several years, and has taught mapping techniques to law students and faculty at Harvard Law School, the University of Colorado, The College of William & Mary, and UCLA. He writes and presents frequently on Visual Information technology uses for professional groups and state bar associations, and was a presenter at ABA’s 25th Anniversary TECHSHOW in 2011.

Richard J. Serpe

Norfolk, VA

Richard Serpe represents victims of toxic torts and environmental contamination. He has successfully tried lawsuits in state and federal courts, and resolved cases for victims across the country.

Mr. Serpe also represents the victims of brain damage from toxic and traumatic injuries and represents clients under the Jones Act and under the general maritime law.

Mr. Serpe is frequently associated in complex litigation, managing cases with difficult scientific and medical issues. He has experience managing large case cohorts, including the extensive use of database and litigation support software.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell law directory and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine.

Mr. Serpe is admitted to practice in Virginia, Texas, and Louisiana. Mr. Serpe is a frequent lecturer, speaking nationally on technology, environmental law, and personal injury law. Mr. Serpe serves on the Board of Directors for a grass roots environmental organization, Lynnhaven River Now (