Presented by Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. (Jackson Kelly PLLC)
Mr. Hurney will discuss taking depositions in civil cases with a focus on the applicable rules, with suggestions on effective techniques useful in habeas corpus cases. Approved for 1.2 hours of credit.
Date: February 25, 2022
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Mr. Hurney is a trial lawyer with Jackson Kelly PLLC who focuses mainly on civil tort litigation, including mass and class actions. He and Grace Hurney were on plaintiff’s appellate team in Vassel v. O’Brien, arguing, under Montgomery v. Louisiana, 136 S. Ct. 718 (2016), and Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), that plaintiff’s mandatory life-without-parole sentence was unconstitutional because it was imposed for a conspiracy he entered when he was a juvenile. In an unpublished opinion, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s order dismissing the claim as barred under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012). Vassell v. O’Brien, No. 18-6563 (4th Cir. Dec. 18, 2018)( unpublished per curiam).