Publications and Seminars by George A. LaMarca

Books

Iowa Pleading, Causes of Action, and Defenses, 2000 (Revised 2006), Iowa Association for Justice

This highly respected comprehensive book is used at both the Drake University and Iowa Law Schools. It is also widely used by trial lawyers throughout the State of Iowa. This work is replete with forms, legal research and practice pointers that reflect over 100 combined years of practice by LaMarca Law Group, P.C. attorneys.

Law Reviews

“Market Share Liability, Industry-wide Liability, Alternative Liability and Concert of Action: Modern Legal Concepts Preserving Liability for Defective but Unidentifiable Products,” Drake Law Review, 1981

“Over intrusive Surveillance of the Plaintiff in Personal Injury Cases,” The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Volume 8:3, August, 1985, Reprinted in Defense Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 5, The Michie Company

Contributions to Treatises

Witness Preparation, V. Hale Starr, Contributor to Chapter 10, “Preparing the Client for Trial,” 1998, Aspen Law & Business Publishers, Inc.

“Investigation of Fire Cases,” Forensic Sciences, Chapter 38C, Volume 3, 1986, Matthew Bender

“Inadequacy of Warning Device at Railroad Crossing,” 37 Am Jur Proof of Facts 2d, 439, 1984

“Unreasonable Speed of Train at Railroad Crossing,” 27 Am Jur Proof of Facts 2d, 471, 1981 (co-authored with James E. Mazour)

Legal Periodicals

“A Three Step Approach on Whether to Take a Case,” The Iowa Lawyer, Vol. 51, No. 3, March, 1991

“Final Checklist of Trial Principles,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1991

“Admissibility of ‘Day in the Life’ Films,” In Brief, Vol. 1, No. 8, p. 14, August, 1989

“Expression of Personal Opinion at Trial,” In Brief, Vol. 1, No. 6, p. 9, June, 1989

“Traumatic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Following Automobile Collision,” In Brief, Vol. 1, No. 5, p. 9, May, 1989

“Direct Examination,” In Brief, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 8, February, 1989

“Over intrusive Surveillance of Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases,” Defense Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 5, 1986

“Expert Opinion Testimony: New Rules-Old Problems,” The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. X, No. 2, Autumn, 1985

“Railroad Litigation: Investigating the Crossing Collision,” The Legal Investigator, Vol. XIV, No. 2, November, 1984 (co-authored with James E. Mazour)

“Informed Consent-A Physician’s Expanding Responsibility,” Hawkeye Osteopathic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-February, 1984 (co-authored with Martha Neese, R.N., J.D.)

“Medical Care to Terminally Ill Incompetents,” Hawkeye Osteopathic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-February, 1984

“Liability of Parent Corporation for Work Related Injuries of Employees of Subsidiaries,” The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. VIII, No. 1, Autumn, 1983

“Railroad Litigation: Investigating the Crossing Collision,” Trial, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, January, 1981 (co-authored with James E. Mazour)

“Courtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, Court Practice Institute, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter, 1980/81

“Suggested Investigation, Discovery and Trial Techniques in Railroad Crossing Cases-From Standpoint of Plaintiffs,” The Trial Lawyers Guide, Vol. 23, No. 4, Winter, 1979, Callaghan & Co. (co-authored with James E. Mazour)

“Do D.O.s and M.D.s Have Equal Rights to Hospital Privileges,” Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, Vol. 7, No. 8, August, 1979

“Opening Statements-Effective Techniques,” The Trial Lawyers Guide, Vol. 21, No. 4, Winter, 1978, Callaghan & Co.

“Effective Techniques of Opening Statements,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, Court Practice Institute, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1978

“Courtroom Use of Demonstrative Evidence,” The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. II, No. 1, First Quarter, 1977

“Courtroom Use of Photographs” (Part I), The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. II, No. 2, Second Quarter, 1977

“Courtroom Use of Photographs,” (Part II), The Iowa Trial Lawyer, Vol. II, No. 3, Third Quarter, 1977

Invited Lecturer and Program Text Materials

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Current Legal Trends: Key Issues Facing the Trial Practitioner,” 2014

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Opening Statements, 50 Years of Trial Excellence,” 2012

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Successful Themes for Winning Jury Trials,” 2011

American Board of Trial Advocates, “ABOTA Trial College,” 2010

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “The Keys to a Successful Trial Practice,” 2010

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “The Crucial Difference: Winning Techniques for the Trial Lawyer, 2009

Iowa State Bar Association, “Toxic Torts,” 2008

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Latest Developments in the Trial Practice,” 2007

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Winning Techniques in Trial Advocacy,” 2004

National Business Institute, “Using the Financial Expert Witness During Litigation in Iowa,” 2002

National Business Institute, “Managing Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine in Iowa,” 2002

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Difficult Issues in the Trial Practice,” 2002

Iowa Defense Counsel, “37th Annual Meeting and Seminar,” 2001

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, “Legal Professional Negligence: Dissolution of Marriage-Inadequate Settlement / Failure to Discover Assets,” 2000

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, “Success in Advocacy: Back to Basics,” 2000

Iowa Association for Justice, “Personal Injury Auto Seminar,” September 10, 1999, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Iowa Association for Justice, “25th Anniversary Annual Convention,” November 1998

Iowa Association for Justice, “Trial Strategies for a New Century,” November 6-7, 1997, Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa Association for Justice, “How to Get the Verdict You Want in a Personal Injury Case,” May 10, 1996, Des Moines, Iowa

American Board of Trial Advocates, Invited Participant, “Masters in Trial Program, Trial Demonstration in Intersection Collision Case, from Opening Statement to Jury Deliberations,” delivered final argument for plaintiff, September 8, 1995, Des Moines, Iowa

American Board of Trial Advocates, Co-Chairman/Moderator, “Masters in Trial Program, Trial Demonstration in an Automobile Collision Case-From Opening Statements to Jury Deliberations,” September 13, 1995, Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa Association for Justice, “Winning the Business Litigation Case,” November 4, 1994, Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa Association for Justice, “Pleadings & Practice