The Path of the Bullet:  A Guide to Criminal Cases


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January 27, 2022 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern



All About Bullets  |  Michael Haag

Gain a fundamental knowledge of forensic firearms terminology, as well as an in-depth discussion of the capabilities and pitfalls involved with the investigation of shooting incidents.

You’ll walk away being able to correctly use firearms terminology and break down the myths and misconceptions surrounding firearm-related incidents. Your knowledge of gunshot wounds, gunshot residue, and the pitfalls of these examinations will enable you to work with attorneys handling gunshot cases.

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Michael Haag BSC

Michael Haag BSC's introduction to forensics was at a very young age as his father, Lucien Haag, established himself as the leading shooting reconstructionist in the 1970's. As a child, Michael spent weekends conducting research projects and case investigation with his father. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, with a math and physics minor. During college, Michael also published his first paper in the area of forensic firearms. He also used some of his independent research projects for forensic studies.

Michael received outside training at the Bloodstain Evidence Institute and attended numerous Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) meetings. In addition, he has examined thousands of bullets, cartridge casings, and firearms, and gone to numerous shooting scenes, ranging in location across the United States and internationally. He has worked on hundreds of cases, civil and criminal, and for both prosecution/plaintiff, and defense.

Michael works with the Albuquerque Police Department as the supervisor of the Physical Identification Unit (Firearms, Controlled Substances, Blood/Breath Alcohol).



Every Contract Leaves a Trace: Introduction to Forensic Evidence |  Victoria Morton

What do you need to know about forensic evidence? You’ll gain an ability to define evidence, forensic evidence and the chain of custody. This session reveals how prosecutors, experts, and defense attorneys or public defenders use evidence in criminal investigations and court proceedings.

Victoria Morton MS, BSN, RN SANE-A, CP-SANE

Victoria Morton holds her SANE-A Certification through the IAFN and CP-SANE through the Texas Office of Attorney General. She received her master’s degree from The University of Florida with a Forensic Science focus, has received additional training in Forensic and Clinical Evaluation of Gunshot Wounds and Death Investigation, and has served as a Legal Consultant since 2013. She currently works at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas on the Forensic Nurse, Sexual Assault and Violence Response Team.



Forensic Evidence Collection in the Healthcare Setting | Tristan Ashly Wristen

Forensic evidence collected by healthcare providers can be utilized during criminal investigations and court proceedings. What forensic evidence might be present in a gunshot wound case? And how is it collected? This session guides you in evaluating the types of forensic evidence that might be collected by healthcare providers in a gunshot wound case. This presentation provides you with the ability to perform a comprehensive evaluation of a gunshot wound case.

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Tristan Ashly Wristen MSN BSN RN FN-CSA, SANE-A

Tristan Ashly Wristen spent ten years as an Emergency Department RN. She is board-certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and has qualified as an expert in sexual assault, strangulation, and injury causation. Tristan is a professor and teaches undergraduate nursing students at Ocean County College and precepts graduate students in forensic nursing at Monmouth University in New Jersey.



Basics of Criminal Case Consulting Part I | Teresa Devitt-Lynch

Legal Nurse Consultants can contribute significantly to the prosecution or defense of persons indicted for causing death or bodily injury via gunshot wounds. The LNC's role is not to determine whodunnit in these types of cases, but rather to evaluate and analyze the medical evidence available to assist attorneys in mounting strong prosecution or defense litigations. Through this presentation, you will be able to evaluate medically-relevant indicted charges and analyze the available medical evidence to support or refute those charges.

You will be able to evaluate the criminal charges associated with gunshot wounds, discuss the process of forensically analyzing the medical evidence and look for a connection between the medical evidence and the indicated charges.

Teresa Devitt-Lynch MSN RN AFN-BC, SANE-A

Teresa Devitt-Lynch is a certified adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and board certified Advanced Forensic Nurse. The proprietor of the INTREPID Forensic Healthcare Consulting firm, she provides criminal case consultation and expert witness services for military and civilian courts. Recently relocated to North Dakota, Teresa provides services to victims of sexual assault and battering.

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Forensic Evidence Collection in the Healthcare Setting | Tristan Ashly Wristen

With the details from a real case, you’ll have an opportunity to evaluate the case and draw some conclusions based on the evidence. You’ll meet fellow attendees in a small group setting.


January 28, 2022 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern

How to Win More Clients Darin Adams

You know your LNC business like no one else. The problem is that it’s not enough to just be good at what you do. When a business fails, it’s often because it wasn’t organized to run or grow efficiently. Thanks to new technology, you can concentrate on your strengths and let new tools help you get organized and take care of the steps that will make you successful.

  • · How can you do better at “speed to lead”? Getting the new contact in your business system in record time allows you to follow up with them better.
  • · Make it easy for your customer to contact you and schedule time with you. If it’s as easy as clicking on a button, it will happen more often.
  • · Stay in touch and you’ll be “top of mind”. If you are providing a real solution, your audience wants to hear from you more often.


The best part is that, while marketing and sales can be overwhelming, tools are available that make it easier than ever before.  It now can happen in seconds, not days. Darin shares tips to accomplish these goals in this fast-paced session.


Darin Adams

Darin Adams is an award-winning marketing expert who has coached thousands of businesses how to build connections with their audiences.  All success starts with relationships; he has taught people all around the world how to build those relationships through automation.  Now he’s here to show you how you can get organized, get customers, and get paid.

How to Prove Damages Sam Davis

How do you prove the extent of a plaintiff’s injuries? Each side of the case has a different agenda. The plaintiff attorney wants to invest resources in demonstrating the permanence and impact of the trauma. These cases will be the big winners. The defense wants to disprove causation and the extent of the harm to minimize payments.

What makes a case valuable for either side and how does the legal nurse consultant help the attorney prove or dispute damages?


Samuel Davis Esq of Davis Saperstein and Salomon

Sam Davis is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, The District of Columbia Bar, The Federal Bar and United States Supreme Court Bar. Sam Davis has also been certified by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.

As the original founding partner of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., Sam Davis has represented thousands of clients who have suffered personal injuries. He founded the Burn Advocates Network, which created specialized burn camps for kids in Israel, India, Haiti, and Brazil.

Was There Pain and Suffering? Peter Salgo

What exactly is pain and suffering? Can a plaintiff testify about pain and suffering? Most attorneys and experts know the quality of explanations is high when a physician or nursing expert gets involved. What does a physician look for in the medical records to establish if there was pain and suffering? How is that the same or different from how an LNC evaluates the medical records? In this fast-paced interview, Dr. Salgo will pull back the curtain on this hot topic.

Peter Salgo

Peter Salgo MD

Peter Salgo MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. He serves on the staff of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University where he is an Intensivist, Anesthesiologist and Professor of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Salgo is an Associate Director of the Surgical ICU.

Visualizing the Case: Simplifying Medical Complexities

The presentation will detail the three reasons medical visuals are most commonly used to win personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Specific case studies will be examined to show how liability is established, damages are built, and medical complexities are simplified. Attendees can expect to learn how expertise and reports from legal nurse consultants are frequently used in the preparation of visuals and how they can educate attorneys about the importance of visuals to maximize case values.

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Breanna Bunnell

Breanna started working in the litigation visuals space in 2012 and soon discovered how much she excels at translating medical and scientific data into understandable visuals. Her academic background gave her the skills to conduct appropriate research and quickly synthesize complex ideas. She enjoys working in a collaborative fashion with attorneys to learn how cases will be presented and ultimately help them win! Breanna has consulted on cases with some of the best personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys across the country. She regularly attends legal seminars to stay up to date on changing laws as well as the latest cutting edge medical and legal technology.

September 25, 2021 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern

LNC Success Connection

This membership program is specifically designed for you, a legal nurse consultant looking to build or sustain your business. Whether you are just getting started or been in business for awhile, you’ll find a handy resource for getting help with your questions.

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. You feel isolated and we’re going to grow a community. You want to know how to systematically succeed, and we’ve got strategies that work.

Pat Iyer is an experienced legal nurse consultant business coach who helps LNCs achieve their goals and dreams. Pat Iyer built a highly successful LNC business and shares her expertise with other LNCs who want to make more money, get more clients, and enjoy their lives more.


Pat began her career as an LNC in 1987. Starting with her first expert witness report, she’s since written thousands of screening reports, chronologies, expert witness, expert fact witness, analysis and other kinds of reports. Pat is a past president of AALNC and the author or editor of 49 books, primarily for LNCs and attorneys.

Expert LNCs Panel

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to hear from our panel of experienced legal nurse consultants. They’ll answer your questions about expert witnessing, subcontracting, and more. This session can give you handy shortcuts for your business and save you from making expensive mistakes.

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Wendy Votroubek

Wendy Votroubek, RN, MPH, LNC has been an RN for over 30 years with experience in the acute and long-term care settings as well as ambulatory and home health care. Wendy also has been a Clinical Instructor for University of Portland School of Nursing since 2011 for both junior and senior level nursing students in a variety of courses and settings. In addition, she has written three nursing textbooks, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Integrity Legal Nurse Consulting was founded in 2010 with the goal to educate and empower attorney clients. Our experienced teams of legal and forensic nurses are able to continue that mission and empower attorneys across the country. Our objective is to assist our attorney clients to better understand all the facts and potential issues in their client’s medical chart notes, saving our attorneys money and time.

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Madeline C. Good RN, BSN, MSN, LNCC

Madeline received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Barry University in 1979,  Master of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Miami in 1983, and a Health Care Management Certificate within the Masters of Science in Management Program from St. Thomas University in 1999.

Using her experience, education, and training as a bedside nurse in the ICU/Emergency Room and as a manager and educator, Madeline became a Legal Nurse Consultant, earning her certification as an LNCC in  1999.  As a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, she held the position of Director-at-Large on a national level.

Madeline has worked as an in-house Legal Nurse Consultant for both Defense and Plaintiff law firms.  She is currently a Legal Nurse Consultant for the Kelley Uustal law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Anne Meyer

Anne Meyer, BSN, RN, LNCC

Anne Meyer, BSN, RN, LNCC, is President of Med-Law Connection, Inc., an independent legal nurse consulting firm started in 2005.  Anne brings over 31 years of professional nursing experience to her work as a consultant and expert witness.  She has worked in both staff and administrative positions in a variety of settings including: hospital, home health care, long term care, rehabilitation and insurance.

Aside from patient care much of Anne's time has focused on regulatory compliance with Medicare, local and state government agencies as well as educating staff and implementing processes to ensure safe and quality patient care. Anne is board certified in legal nurse consulting, earning the LNCC credential and is past chair of the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board. She has lectured and published on several clinical and legal nursing topics and is a Senior Co-Editor of the textbook Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices 4th Ed.

Electronic Records: Mining for Data

This program gives you the tricks of the trade for electronic records, common IT terminology, and key factors to review.

Reviewing a printed version of an electronic chart may or may not show exactly what the provider or clinician documented in the chart. Did the charting go directly into the software or was it a report scanned in from another system?  Paying close attention to small printed items or “stamped” items on the printed pages can give guidance on an interfacing system to request data from.  Identifying the correct terminology of what you are requesting to review can be crucial in your success of getting what you need.

Reviewing a printed version of an electronic chart may or may not show exactly what the provider or clinician documented in the chart. Did the charting go directly into the software or was it a report scanned in from another system?  Paying close attention to small printed items or “stamped” items on the printed pages can give guidance on an interfacing system to request data from.  Identifying the correct terminology of what you are requesting to review can be crucial in your success of getting what you need.


Diane Tomacelli RN, BSN.

Diane Tomacelli RN, BSN.  A nurse for 34 years and the owner of Tomacelli’s Nurse Consulting.  I have 15 years’ experience working with electronic EMR’s, after working in critical care, emergency nursing, and nursing management.  I am known in the industry for my ability to complete complex transformation programs with attention to all clinical, financial, and logistical components in a successful manner.

I have been awarded the Army Commendation Medal for service in Operation Desert Storm.  I have been a speaker at 2 LNC National Conferences on electronic records review and emergency standards as well as a Subject Matter Expert speaker at 2 International Conferences on electronic optimizations.  I have received recognition for my abilities as an educator with multiple groups.

In work, I am most passionate about helping others to grow in their careers and skills.  In my personal life, family is of the utmost importance and watching my grandkids grow is my greatest blessing.

I can be reached by email at, by phone at 816-357-8148, or on my website

The Role of the LNC in Defense Cases 

What happens in litigated claims when the LNC works with the claims adjuster and defense counsel? Because litigated claims often involve complex medical issues and complicated injury information, the LNC's role is to provide the defense team with a deeper analysis and understanding of the injury data points and how they work strategically in the case.

While the LNC's work product will vary, e.g., a chronology or timeline, or information to assist with a line of questioning, all roads lead to the Mechanism of Injury (MOI). Analysis of the medical data points and how they do, or do not align with the MOI is a crucial part of the defense work up.  This presentation will take a deep dive into MOI and how a sound analysis will help build a strong defense case.

Kari Williamson

Kari Williamson

Kari Williamson is the owner and chief executive of MKC Medical Management, a leading legal nurse consulting company, helping lawyers and claims examiners throughout the US with complex, high-exposure litigation, claims and other, difficult medical-legal case management issues. Bringing years of clinical experience, Kari and MKC strive to be a preeminent resource in the legal, medical and insurance sectors for cases and claims. They have a deeply experienced team of nurses, physician consultants and legal nurse consultants offering detailed bill audits, life care plans, medical reviews and analysis, processes and strategies that improve claims and file outcomes.

Kari is a frequent invited speaker and author, including a chapter -- "The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in the Insurance Industry" -- in Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices4th edition.