March 30, 2022

Dysart Taylor managing director Michael J. Judy served as a speaker and moderator for several events at the annual Spring USLAW NETWORK Client Conference on March 16-19 in Amelia Island, Florida.

In his first event for the conference, Judy moderated the USLAW Future Leaders Courtroom Academy, a program – designed to teach by example – that allowed attendees to conduct a brief trial from opening to closing in just two days, on Wednesday, March 16. As a member of the USLAW Future Leaders Steering Committee, he helped facilitate the discussions following the participation sessions and was a part of the planning team. He joined by Ryan Holt, Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow; Jessica Dark, Pierce Couch; and Meghan Goodwin, Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger, PC.

On March 19, Judy facilitated a retail and hospitality law discussion on creating a better claim handling process. During his presentation, How to Build a Better Claim Handling Process from Open to Close, Judy shared tools and strategies to use from claim inception to closure that will ensure the most cost-effective and/or optimal outcome at every level of the life of a claim to mitigate all aspects of claim cost. Judy was joined by Amanda J. Stacy Hartman, Senior Counsel Litigation at Speedway LLC, and Thomas S. Thornton, partner at Carr Allison.

Finally, Judy led a transportation-focused Five-Minute Drill, a fast-paced presentation on a broad range of hot, timely issues in eight distinct practice areas, including professional liability and retail and hospitality law. In his drill, What Data Can We Get from a Plaintiff’s Cell Phone?, Judy hosted discussion on what information is available from a plaintiff’s cell phone, which included discussions on the information that is available and how it can be used to our advantage in litigation. He was joined by Heather Shockley, McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzelmo, Hardy, McDaniel & Welch.

Dysart Taylor is proud to be the only firm in Kansas City that is a member of the USLAW NETWORK, an international organization of nearly 100 independent, defense-based law firms with more than 6,000 attorneys covering the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

In his practice, Judy defends trucking companies and their drivers against personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, advises transportation industry clients on key aspects of their business and guides clients to favorable results in defending claims against large and small entities at the local, regional and national level.

Contact Michael Judy at or (816) 714-3031 with any questions.