Susan Dunn is one of the most experienced and well-known professionals in the funding sector.
A pioneer of litigation funding in both the UK and internationally, Susan has been sourcing and
investing in litigation and arbitration for 20 years. During this time, she has provided significant input
to the development of public policy about funding in jurisdictions around the world.

Harbour funds a wide range of class actions and single cases. Funded cases range from equal pay
claims through mass torts, shareholder claims, patent claims, contractual claims and fraud. Funding
can be used both for case acquisition and the costs of running cases through trial. Harbour’s
minimum investment is $5 million in a single claim or group of claims. In light of their investor base,
there is no upper limit on what they can invest if a proposal is compelling enough.

Susan was a founding member of the industry’s self-regulating body, the Association of Litigation
Funders, and was appointed as its Chair in 2019. She is also a director of the International Legal
Finance Association formed in September 2020, of which Harbour is a founding member. Harbour has
over $1.4 bn in assets under management funding claims in 17 jurisdictions

Susan qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and has worked as a commercial litigator in both the UK and the
US, where she was also a diplomat (Vice-Consul Investment) for the British Government in Atlanta
1996-1999

Daniel J. Buba is a partner with the Doehrman Buba Ring law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dan has been NBTA Board Certified in Truck Accident Law since 2018, currently serves on the Board of Regents of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, and is an Officer and Board Member for the Brain Injury Association of Indiana. He is a Past Chair of AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group and Past President of the Indianapolis Bar Association. He has authored numerous legal papers on semi-truck and traumatic brain injury litigation, and frequently lectures at local and national legal seminars.

Owner and lead consultant with 27 years of hospital experience in a variety of specialties. Christie is still actively practicing Nursing to bring a current, up-to-date perspective to cases including Medical, Surgical, Labor & Delivery, Endoscopy, Day Surgery, IV therapy,Orthopedics, and Geriatric Nursing.

Board Certification in Medical Surgical Nursing

Masters of Science in Nursing specializing in Nursing-Management & Leadership
These varied career opportunities have provided firsthand experience with many of the issues you face in your medical-related cases.

Membership/Licence’s Maintained
Organization of Nurse Leaders ONL
American Nurses Association ANA
American Nurses Credentialing Center ANCC
National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants NACLNC
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses AMSN
Registered Nurse Licensure, State of Massachusetts

Dr. Nik Volkov is an Assistant Professor of Finance and the Director of the Masters of Science in Business Analytics at Mercer University. Dr. Volkov holds a Ph.D. in Finance, is a Certified Valuation Analyst and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics. He is a Vice President of the National Association of Forensic Economics.

Dr. Volkov runs a consulting practice that focuses on litigation support in the area of forensic economics and finance. The primary focus of his consulting work is in the area of economic damages calculations and expert witness testimony in personal injury, wrongful death, employment, and commercial litigation.

His research is published in the Journal of Forensic Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Research in International Business and Finance, Global Finance Journal, and Financial Services Review.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. Hershewe has spent more than 30 years fighting for injured people and their families. Tenacity and work-ethic are key factors in his ability to get full value settlements and jury verdicts for clients in even the most complex personal injury cases.

Mr. Hershewe is proud to have obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his injured clients and their families. He currently practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Medical Device Litigation, Auto and Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death, Aviation Litigation, Railroad Law, Insurance law and Workplace Injuries. Known and respected by clients and his colleagues in the legal profession, Mr. Hershewe has an “AV” Preeminent rating, given by other attorneys and judges.

Mr. Hershewe maintains his law license in Missouri and has been admitted to practice “pro hac vice” in cases across the country, including Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Ed Hershewe knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a lawyer. After graduating from Missouri Western State College (B.A. 1972) he followed his dream and attended University of Tennessee (J.D. 1976) where he ranked third in his law school class and belonged to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Since becoming a member of the Missouri Bar in 1977, he has served in many leadership roles including the Board of Governors (2004-present), the Executive Committee, the Special Committee to Review Status of Tort Law, the Events Planning Committee (2006), and Liaison to the Committee on Insurance Law (2005). Mr. Hershewe is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

He joined the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and has served as a member of the Board of Governors from 1983 to 1993 and 2003 to the present. Mr. Hershewe currently serves on the executive committee of the Environmental Trial Lawyers’ Association. His current bar association memberships also include the Jasper County Bar Association, the Springfield Metro Bar Association, the Kansas City Metro Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metro St. Louis and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Hershewe began lecturing and speaking at legal seminars on negligence and trial practice early in his career, including the Missouri CLE Seminar on Jury Instructions in July of 1985 and the University of Missouri Seminar on Missouri Torts and Civil Procedures Update of May 3, 1990. He moderated the Missouri Bar CLE Seminar on Missouri Law Update of June, 1991 and presented information about birth injury and medical negligence at the Missouri Association of Court Reporters CLE entitled “Medical Malpractice – Delayed Caesarean Section” in September of 1991.

From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Hershewe presented for personal injury lawyers, medical malpractice lawyers, and trucking lawyers in Arkansas, Florida and Missouri. His topics varied from electronic discovery and medical device litigation to brain injuries and expert testimony in personal injury cases. In 2007, he spoke at the Kansas Trial Lawyers of America about creating dynamic “Opening Statements” and “Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.” In 2007, Mr. Hershewe served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Court as well as the APITLAmerica National Advisory Board.

Mr. Hershewe continued to speak on issues facing injured Plaintiffs throughout 2008, presenting at the Springfield Metro Bar Association on “Plaintiffs’ Case Themes That Work Today,” “Convincing Arguments on Damages,” for the American Association of Justice, and “Damages in Interstate Trucking,” for APITLAmerica. He then lectured on developing a civil case for trial for the Missouri Bar: “Discovery: Unearthing the Heart of the Case,” and discussed “Closing Arguments: Demonstration & Jury Deliberations,” for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Additionally, Mr. Hershewe is the co-author of Chapter 6, “Pretrial Discovery Motions,” in the Missouri Products Liability Handbook, published by UM at Kansas City, School of Law. He was also co-contributor to the supplement to Chapter 62 of Averbach, “Handling Accident Cases,” published by Lawyers Co-Op. Co-Editor, Missouri Courts Bulletin.

In 2008, Mr. Hershewe was honored with the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award, an award that is bestowed upon only one attorney per year. The recipient must best exemplify the qualities of professionalism, ethics, character, and courtroom success. That same year, Mr. Hershewe received the APITLAmerica Life Member Award, and the APITLAmerica National Achievement Award. He has also been named in Super Lawyers for 2005, 2007 – 2009, 2011 and 2012, which chooses outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In 2010, Mr. Hershewe was included in the Top 100 Trial Attorneys for Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers. In December 2012, he was named by 417 Magazine as one of the area’s Top Attorneys, as selected by his peers. He served as president of the National Trial Lawyers for 2013.

Mr. Hershewe strives to improve the community by donating time and resources to many diverse local groups, including the Joplin Family Y, Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School, and the Children’s Center Christmas for Kids program.

He is married to Alison Hershewe and is the father of five children.

President and Founder of NDAS. Board Certified, Dr. Suite is a Johns Hopkins educated, Cornell trained neurologist who did additional teaching and training at the University of Miami. Dr. Suite enjoys teaching at every level, including high school, medical school, and to the lay public. He is on the teaching Faculty at American Heritage School and The Kiran Patel School of Allopathic Medicine at Nova University. A general Neurologist, he has a special interest in neurotraumatology.

President and Medical Director

Gregory J. O’Shanick, MD, “Dr. O” to his patients, finds the practice of Brain Injury Medicine at CNS the realization of decades of preparation.

From his starting medical school at age 19 at UTMB to becoming a Chief Resident at Duke University Medical Center at age 26, Dr. O’s energy, vision, and motivation were critical factors in his successful academic career spanning the University of Texas at Houston, Medical College of Virginia/VCU, University of Virginia and University of Southern California. This same energy was directed into the creation of CNS.

As one of the first physicians focusing on Brain Injury Medicine since 1981, his reputation for clinical and educational excellence resulted in his being named the Inaugural National Medical Director for the Brain Injury Association of America, a voluntary role he held for 14 years.

He regularly appeared on TV, radio, and in print as a subject matter expert on issues ranging from sports concussions to helmet safety to military-related neurotrauma and was highly regarded for his ability to explain complicated medical issues in ways that were easily understood.

Keenly aware of the need for professional development and standardization (he has held Board Certifications in 4 sub-specialties over his career), he was a founding Board Governor of the Academy for Certification of Brain Injury Specialists and currently sits on the examination committee for the sub-specialty of Brain Injury Medicine.

He recognizes that what separates him from the over 12,000 patients he has seen is but a brief instant, and the idea of “There, but for the Grace of God, go I” epitomizes the respectful atmosphere striven for by all the staff since the founding of CNS.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Talley Kaleko is an AV rated member of the Florida Bar with more than 19 years’ experience as a practicing trial lawyer throughout the Florida State and Federal courts. Ms. Kaleko has been primarily engaged in civil trial and appellate practice with her practice areas comprised primarily of complex personal injury, products liability, civil rights, appellate practice, and business tort litigation. She has tried numerous cases to verdict and obtained verdicts in the millions. Recently, in 2018, she was awarded one of the top twenty auto jury verdicts in Florida.

In addition to her experience as a trial lawyer, Ms. Kaleko was a Senior Attorney with National Legal Research Group. During her time at NLRG, Ms. Kaleko helped run the Florida Legal Research office, supervising research attorneys and conducting complex research projects for attorneys throughout the State of Florida. Ms. Kaleko authored numerous appellate briefs and prepared legal pleadings and memoranda for cases at all stages of litigation.

During her time running Florida Legal Research, she learned the ins and outs of how a legal research firm can best meet the needs of trial lawyers. She is an excellent research and writer and can effectively produce winning work product for clients, in addition to overseeing the research work of other attorneys.

Talley Kaleko graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University Law School in 2000. While in law school, Ms. Kaleko was a member of the Law Review, was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy and was the recipient of both the University Fellowship and the Florida Bar Foundation Public Service Fellowship. She received Book Awards in numerous classes, including Legal Writing and Evidence Seminar. She was also inducted into the Order of the Coif and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Following law school, Ms. Kaleko clerked for Judge Robert Hinkle in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Ms. Kaleko was then engaged in private practice as an associate attorney at Cox & Burns, PA in Tallahassee, Florida, focusing primarily on personal injury and civil appellate law.

For past couple years Ms. Kaleko has been with the law firm of Brooks, LeBoeuf, where she still serves in an of-counsel position with the firm. Prior to that Ms. Kaleko was a shareholder and partner at the Law Offices of Robert Scott Cox, representing individual clients and small businesses in primarily personal injury, civil rights and business litigation matters. She has also served as of counsel to Parks and Crump, LLC and participated in many of that firm’s civil rights cases.

In her spare time, Ms. Kaleko enjoys spending time with her husband, Jed, who teaches at Florida State University’s Film School and their three children.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Ms. Seymore has a passion for utilizing new technology, especially as a means to advance the practice of law and trial advocacy. She managed and coordinated the technological components of the first Zoom jury trial conducted in North Florida that resulted in a verdict of over $411 million and she consults regularly on technology applications for the courtroom.

Ms. Seymore started her practice in defense of medical malpractice, nursing home, and personal injury claims, but now proudly represents injured people and consumers in their fight for justice. She focuses her current litigation practice in the area of medical/nursing home negligence claims, but has experience in civil rights, products liability, automobile negligence, and complex personal injury matters. Ms. Seymore is admitted to practice before the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. She is a member of the Order of the Coif. Ms. Seymore is also an active member of the American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member), the Capital City Justice Association, Tallahassee Women Lawyers (serving on the board), Orange County Bar Association, Society of Women Trial Lawyers, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, UF Law Alumni Council, and FSU World Affairs Program Alumni Council. She is an adjunct professor at UF Law for Pretrial Practice and Trial Team Coach helping students compete in mock trial competitions across the country both virtually and in person. She has recently been named a Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers.

BACKGROUND

Ms. Seymore grew up in Pennsylvania and Florida, but she speaks fluent Italian after many years of living in Florence, Italy. Jennifer has competed in various debate, mock trial, moot court, model UN, and forensics competitions since she was in elementary school. Ms. Seymore graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with her juris doctorate and cum laude from Florida State University with a bachelor’s in History and minors in Psychology, Italian Studies, and Political Science. In law school, she was President of the UF Law Trial Team, Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, a member of Jessup Moot Court, President of the Association of Public Interest Law, and was an executive board member of eleven organizations. Ms. Seymore is driven to contribute to her community and gives back to charities throughout the state of Florida. She and her husband enjoy strategy games, escape rooms, and playing cards. Jennifer loves to travel with her friends and family and she loves a challenge.