More than just teachers.

 

Our faculty consists of seasoned professionals who have a passion for educating and training their peers and colleagues in the rigors of the litigation environment and the courtroom.

 

Michael G. Kaplan

CPA/ABV/CFF CVA MAFF

Mr. Kaplan has more than 39 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation, and litigation consulting. He is a cofounder the Courtroom Boot Camp and principal of Kaplan Abraham Burkert Associates, Forensic Valuation Consultants. Mr. Kaplan has rendered services in numerous litigation matters and has qualified to testify in court as an expert witness in approximately 250 matters.

Mr. Kaplan is actively involved in the educational field. He has served on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. He has also served on the faculty of the National Judicial College.  He is regularly called upon to present workshops on courtroom skills to both trial attorneys and expert witnesses.  Mr Kaplan is a frequent and award winning speaker at professional educational conferences. He has developed and presented continuing education programs in expert testimony, financial forensics, economic damages, forensic accounting, business valuation, and strategic and communications skills for experts and trial attorneys.


Jeffrey D. Diamond

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Mr. Diamond is a seasoned attorney and educator.  He has been a lead instructor in workshops in expert forensics and courtroom skills for attorneys and for expert witnesses.  Mr. Diamond brings the Courtroom Boot Camp program his 36 plus years of experience as a practicing litigation attorney, specializing in Insurance Law and related matters, with extensive experience as both a trial and appellate lawyer.  He has been recognized by the prestigious legal publication Martindale-Hubbell as an “AV” rated attorney, the highest rating that this publisher awards to those lawyers who exhibit preeminent ability and ethics and has been honored annually as a  Georgia Super Lawyer since 2013.   He has earned a reputation amongst colleagues and clients for his knowledge, experience, professionalism and integrity.  Having relocated from Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia in 2007, Mr. Diamond is an active member of both the State Bars of California and Georgia.  

He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law at Georgia State University College of Law and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Mr. Diamond is known for his enthusiastic, entertaining and dynamic teaching style as he shares his knowledge and professional experience with Courtroom Boot Camp participants.


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Carlton R. Marcyan

JD CPA CFP CDFA

A certified public accountant and financial planner, as well as an attorney, Mr. Marcyan has in-depth experience in financial discovery, analysis, and litigation. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, he worked for one of the largest international accounting firms and the Internal Revenue Service as a researcher. He is a senior partner at the Chicago based firm of Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, LLP and its immediate past Chairman.

He is an experienced trial lawyer primarily focused on complex financial litigation. Mr. Marcyan is a guest lecturer on law, accounting, and valuation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Illinois Society of CPA's. He is a past president of the Advocates Society and he has authored numerous articles.

Mr. Marcyan has been listed in Best Lawyers of America for the past 10 years, named a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, selected an Illinois Super Lawyer. and honored as the 2012 Chicago Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" and the 2014 and 2011 Chicago Collaborative Law "Lawyer of the Year" by US News & Best Lawyers.