Michele Hale DeShazo published her article, “A Roundup of Technology Trends for Attorneys” in DRI’s The Voice on March 6, 2013.
Michele Hale DeShazo served on a panel at the Louisiana Diversity Council’s Fourth Annual Louisiana Women’s Conference, “Finding Health, Wealth, and Balance in 2012,” in New Orleans. The event included motivational talks from successful women from all professional fields, as well as a keynote speech by political strategist, Donna Brazile.
Michele Hale DeShazo spoke at the Asbestos Litigation Tsunami panel during the Seventh Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The conference featured an audience of state and federal judges from throughout the country. The lively panel discussed various hot-button issues, including bankruptcy transparency matters and other claim trends.
Michele Hale DeShazo published her article, “You Want to Go to Law School? The Decline in Women’s Enrollment and What That Means for Law Firms” in DRI’s The Voice on April 18, 2012.
Michele Hale DeShazo and team obtained a Motion for Summary Judgment for a heavy equipment manufacturer. The Court determined that the bucket truck at issue was not a defective product as a matter of law. Plaintiffs alleged that the manufacturer was the successor for purposes of liability relative to a prior company. After extensive discovery and briefing on the issue, the Louisiana State District Court granted the Defendant Manufacturer’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to Plaintiffs’ claims for personal injuries in the product liability matter.
Michele Hale DeShazo served as lead trial counsel in a prescription trial in Louisiana state court involving claims of exposure to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM). The claims were dismissed with prejudice by the Court at the close of the trial.
Michele Hale DeShazo’s article, “November Midterm Elections May Dramatically Alter Federal Legislation,” was recently published in the November issue of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) publication, The Whisper.
Michele Hale DeShazo is happy to receive recognition for her role as captain of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Federal Legislative Liaison pilot tracking program, which monitors and provides reports regarding key federal legislation to DRI members, including corporate members. More information concerning this work can be found in this article.