Presentations and Media Appearances

Media Appearances
Gillen Testimony Upheld in Louisiana Supreme Court

December 3, 2003

NCTI's president Michael Gillen featured in Case Law article.

 

 

Plaintiff Awarded $3.6 Million in Wrongful Death Case

December 13, 2012

NCTI's president Michael Gillen featured on CourtHouseNews.com.

 

Expert Testimony in Criminal Trial

January 23, 2014

NCTI's president Michael Gillen featured in New Orleans News.

 

 

Lake Charles Jury Awards $10.8M in Wrongful Death Trucking Case

December 27, 2011

NCTI's president Michael Gillen featured in the Louisiana Lawyer Blog.

 

WBRZ News Baton Rouge

October 14, 2013

NCTI's president Michael Gillen appeared on the evening news to discuss hit and run accidents.

 

 

The Enterprise News Brockton, MA 

April 25, 2014

NCTI's president Michael Gillen was interviewed on pedestrian safety by a Massachusetts newspaper.

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Motor Vehicle Law Reporter

April 26, 2011

NCTI's president Michael Gillen testifies in case; 29 million awarded in damages. 

 

Training Courses Developed and Instructed
“View Restrictions”       

1980-1984

A 2-hour presentation to BRPD Academy Cadets addressing issues specific to view restrictions as relating to investigation of traffic collisions.  Topics included documentation of physical barriers as well as glare, lighting, etc.

"Hit and Run Investigations"

1988-1991

A 2-hour presentation to BRPD Academy Cadets addressing issues specific to the on-scene investigation of hit and run accidents.  Topics included analysis of vehicle damage and collection/preservation of evidence.

“Technical Accident Investigation”

1993-1996

A 40-hour tested course designed for academy cadets and commissioned law enforcement officers responding to traffic accidents.  Topics included methods of identifying, documenting and preserving the short-lived evidence associated with a collision.  Basic speed equations, field testing and vehicle dynamics.  Attended by BRPD, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s, West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s, Tangipahoa Sheriff’s and Ascension Parish Sheriff’s personnel.

“Traffic Accident Reconstruction”

1997

A 40-hour tested course designed for commissioned law enforcement officers responsible for the investigation of traffic accidents.  Included methods of identifying, documenting and preserving the short-lived evidence associated with a collision as well as interpreting that data.  Involved speed equations, field testing, vehicle dynamics, momentum, time-distance studies and crush analysis.  Attended by personnel from Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Department, Hammond City Police, Slidell City Police, Southeastern University Police.

“CABS”, (Caution at Bus Stops)

1997

A school bus safety project funded by the LA Highway Safety Commission and implemented through the LA Department of Education in five school districts in LA.  Program to enhance safety for young school children at bus stops.  Designed hand-out material and video for children, parents, bus drivers and general public.  Included PSA’s, billboard campaign, evaluation of accident records to determine causative factors and presented safety training to over 500 bus drivers.

Presentations and Seminars

"LADB Hearing Committee Seminar" - LA Attorney Disciplinary Board - 2014

 

"Mock Trial" - ABOTA, New Orleans, LA - 2013

 

"LADB Hearing Committie Seminar" - LA Attorney Disiplinary Board - 2013

 

"Accident Reconstruction" - Baton Rouge Paralegal Association - 2013

 

“LDAA 36th Annual Conference” - LA District Attorney’s Association - 2012

 

“LADB Hearing Committee Seminar” - LA Attorney Disciplinary Board - 2012

 

“CDR User’s Summit” - Collision Publishing - 2012

 

“Expert Witness Seminar” - LSU Law Center - 2011

 

“Recent Developments in Legislation & Jurisprudence - LSU Law Center - 2010 

 

“Masters in Cross Examination” - ABOTA, Bay St. Louis, MS - 2010

 

“Maritime Personal Injury Law” - LSU Law Center - 2010

 

“LADB Hearing Committee Seminar” - LA Attorney Disciplinary Board - 2010

 

“Professionalism” - LSU Law Center - 2009

 

“Property Law, Sales & Leases” - LSU Law Center - 2009

 

“Ethics” - LSU Law Center - 2009

 

“Employment Law” - LSU Law Center - 2009

 

“Criminal Law & Procedure” - LSU Law Center - 2009

 

“LA Civil Procedure & Evidence” - LSU Law Center - 2009

 

“Criminal Trial Evidence Workshop” - LSU Law Center - 2009

 

“Mock Trial” - ABOTA, New Orleans, LA - 2008

 

“Fundamentals of Civil Litigation” - LSU Law Center - 2008

 

“Expert Witness Qualifications” - LA Association of Defense Council - 2007

 

“Accident Reconstruction” - Baton Rouge Paralegal Association - 2007

 

“Civil Trial Evidence Workshop” - LSU Law Center - 2007

 

“Criminal Trial Evidence Workshop” - LSU Law Center - 2007

 

“Civil Trial Evidence Workshop” - LSU Law Center - 2006

 

 “Guidelines for Deposition” - LSU Law Center - 2005

 

“Mock Trial” - ABOTA, New Orleans, LA - 2004   

 

“Expert Witness, Trial” - Baton Rouge Bar Association - 1997

 

“On-Scene Accident Investigation” - United States Attorney, MDLA - 1997

 

“On-Scene Accident Investigation” - LA Motor Transport Association - 1997

 

“On-Scene Accident Investigation” - East Baton Rouge Parish School Board - 1993-1997