I was named after Satchel Paige the baseball player. People often ask me why there is not a “t” in my name and the truth is that my parents were afraid I would be called a satchel bag at school. I was raised in the small town of Viola, Arkansas and give the credit of my success to my wonderful parents, Eddy and Jeanie Oliver. I basically drove my mentor, Frank Bailey, nuts until he agreed to hire me. The first three phone calls to Frank’s office resulted in failure because the office manager simply told me, “Mr. Bailey was not hiring.” I brainstormed magic words with my parents and called back a 4th time asking if I could just spend “5 minutes with Mr. Bailey.” Thank goodness Frank agreed. In those 5 minutes, Frank determined I had great potential and hired me to trim the boxwoods and plant begonias in the firm’s garden. I told Frank that I would do whatever he wanted me to do for little or no money under one condition… If Frank went somewhere on a case for any reason, he must take me with him. We have been together ever since. I am married to Codi Oliver who is a pediatric occupational therapist. We have two daughters, Reesa and Reagan. One of our favorite things to do is ride horses together on our ranch in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. I am passionate about my faith and discipling men to be their best.
Our goal is to walk people through the intricate process and related strategies necessary to win trucking cases in the first few depositions. We will go into depth on how to evaluate the avenues to liability and select the best ones for your case, what subject matters must be covered in each deposition, how to select and source the best industry standards to focus on for a case, how to best get the defense committed to positions and how to use sequencing and psychology to deliver knockout punches. There will be a lot of focus on both the preparation for the examinations and the examinations themselves.
In the first session before the break, we will be covering negotiation strategies that most lawyers have never considered. We will develop this out a bit more over time, but it will include things like:
In the second session, over break, we will take real world issues on from audience members to help strategize approaches to negotiation. The idea will be to have anyone interested in presenting their situation or challenge to us IN ADVANCE. We will then select a couple from those submitted to take on live. We will select ones that provide us the best teaching opportunities.