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A podcast for lawyers and aspiring lawyers hosted by Andrew J. Smiley, Esq. This podcast is accredited by the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. Earn CLE credits by listening!

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Episodes of the Mentor, Esq.

Find a list of episodes below. Search for episodes by keyword, or click here to sort by category. Click the episode title to find a full description, video, and links to CLE credits on applicable episodes.

CLE: How to Litigate a Construction Accident Case – Part 1

Andrew presents the first installation of his newest CLE series "How to litigate a construction accident case". In episode one, Andrew reviews NYS Labor Law §240(1), §241(6), §200 and The Industrial Code.

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CLE: Litigating a Catastrophic Automobile Accident Case – Part 6

In Part 6 – “The Trial,” topics discussed will include direct/cross examination...

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CLE: Litigating a Catastrophic Automobile Accident Case – Part 5

In Part 5 – “Mediation and Settlement,” topics discussed will include when to mediate, mediator selection, mediation strategy and settlement value analysis.

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Let’s Talk About Referrals

In the Fall of 2021, I started hosting 30 minute, One-on-One zoom meetings. Since then I've met with over a hundred lawyers, from new to retired, different practice areas, solo to large firms, and everything in between. Despite the differences, one...

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CLE: Litigating a Catastrophic Automobile Accident Case – Part 4

In part 4 of “How to Litigate a Catastrophic Automobile Accident Case – Expert Depositions,” Andrew discusses preparation and conduction/defending the deposition of an expert witness.

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CLE: Litigating a Catastrophic Automobile Accident Case – Part 3

Join Academy Past President and the host of The Mentor Esq. podcast, Andrew Smiley, for Part 3 of “How to Litigate a Catastrophic Automobile Accident Case”. In Part 3 – “Liability & Damages Experts” topics discussed will include working with...

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Ebook Series Available Now!

Check out the available books with content straight from the, “How to Litigate a Personal Injury Case” CLE series. If you’ve missed the podcast episodes, you can listen to the episodes here, or click below to download the books.

Meet the Host

ANDREW J. SMILEY, ESQ.
PARTNER, SMILEY & SMILEY, LLP.

A practicing personal injury lawyer with over 2 decades of experience working at the family-owned law firm, Smiley & Smiley, LLP., Andrew is at the top of his field in law. He is also a lecturer, leader, and is a Past President of The New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers as well as the Past President of The New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys racing Porsches with the Porsche Club of America Sim Racing League and track days at Lime Rock Park.

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