On February 7, 2018, Dan Toomey, Senior Counsel to the firm, will travel to Dallas, TX to participate in the Fourth ABA Forum on Construction Trial Academy, as a faculty member. The Academy, an intensive “learn by doing” program for younger Construction Lawyers, and featuring seasoned Construction Trial Lawyers as faculty, provides intensive “hands on” training in the basic trial skills of openings, closings, admitting evidence, direct and cross examination of both fact and expert witnesses as well as a non-jury trial at the conclusion.
Dan, who has been teaching trial advocacy, both at his law school alma mater, Georgetown, as well as with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), for over forty years, was a founding member of the Trial Academy Committee establishing this program. Dan was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2000 (limited to 1% of the lawyers in a given jurisdiction.) In 2013, he was awarded the Robert Oliphant Award by NITA for his contributions to NITA and in 2017, the Daniel G. Grove Award by the DC NITA Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, which he directed or co-directed for 12 years, ending in 2016. In 2007, Dan was awarded the Paul R. Dean Award by Georgetown, for his contributions to his Alma Mater.