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Tonkon Torp Trial Lawyer Teaches Deposition Skills

June 14, 2013
Tonkon Torp trial lawyer, William (Rick) F. Martson, Jr., was a member of the faculty at a recent course to help young lawyers develop effective deposition skills to position a case for trial. The three-day course, held at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, was sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).  
Martson is a founding member of Tonkon Torp and practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, where he specializes in civil cases before state and federal courts. He has tried over 200 cases involving all manner of business disputes including securities and shareholder rights as well as natural resource and environmental based litigation.
A past president of the International Society of Barristers, Martson is a sought after speaker and instructor who has been invited by numerous organizations to share his experience and best practices with up-and-coming litigators. For the past 10 years, he has participated as a NITA faculty member. In 2006, he taught at Tyumen State University in Siberia under the auspices of the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria. Martson also is a Visiting Professor at Willamette University Law School.