Finding the Shade: Solar Litigation and Arbitration 

Track Chairs
Lisa Considine and Keith Hagan


Why You Should Attend This Track

Solar power is one of the fastest growing sources of electricity in the United States. It is predicted that one out of every seven homeowners will have solar panels on their roof by 2030. Unfortunately, there are bad actors in the field taking advantage of the good will and desire of many Americans to slow global warming. The goal of the Solar Fraud track is to help attorneys efficiently prepare a solar fraud case for litigation and arbitration, without breaking the bank. 

Please note that the Solar Fraud track is geared to attorneys of all experience levels. 

What You Will Learn

  • How to spot claims and identify defendants 
  • How to prepare evidence for solar fraud cases 
  • How to combat common defense themes 


Thursday, April 11, 2024
7:00 a.m.Registration Open
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Legislative Update
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Seeing the Light: What is solar and how should it work?

Identify what solar system hardware, technology, and capabilities are involved in a solar energy home system 

  • Rob Treinen, Treinen Law Office
  • Taylor Selby, Solar Expert Witness, LLC

    Moderated by John O'Neal
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Brightening the Light: Potential experts and vital evidence

    Determine when and for what things you would need or want experts.

  • Taylor Selby, Solar Expert Witness, LLC
  • Rob Treinen, Treinen Law Office
    Moderated by Andrew Pizor, National Consumer Law Center
  • 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.Annual Business Lunch
    1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.Piercing the Light: E-Sign in Solar Cases

    Determine if it really is a contract and were disclosures actually provided as required

  • Margot Saunders, National Consumer Law Center
  • 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Dim or Bright? Intake and Case Review

    How to evaluate a potential solar fraud client and case to determine whether to take the case 

  • Keith Hagan, Hofer Hagan LLP
  • Kristin Kemnitzer, Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg, LLP
  • Jacob Subbotin, Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
  • 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Adding TCPA to Your Debt Collection Practice

    How to bring TCPA claims as part of your debt collection practice

  • Amanda Allen, The Consumer Protection Firm
  • Justin Holcombe, Skaar & Feagle, LLP
    Moderated by Margot Saunders, National Consumer Law Center
  • 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Building a Better Federal Bench

    Gain awareness of the judicial selection process and how you can influence the process and build a judicial path

  • Ryanne Olsen, National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Friday, April 12, 2024
    7:00 a.m.Registration
    8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Women's Breakfast
    9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Ethics Session: Overcoming Practical Challenges associated with Elder and Disabled Clients

    How to handle issues that arise in cases with disabled or elderly clients
    10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Shining the Bright Lights: Case Filing, Target Defendants, and Causes of Action

    How to prepare your case for filing a lawsuit or arbitration claim. 

  • Andrew Connor, Connor Law, PC
  • Lisa Considine, Siri & Glimstad LLP
  • Adam McNeile, Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg, LLP
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Plenary Lunch
    1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.Donning the Shades: Working thru Vexing Issues in Solar Cases 

    How to fight back, build case value, and keep the case alive, including handling solar cases in bankruptcy proceedings 

  • Sherry Doyle Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Thomas Domonoske, Consumer Litigation Associates
  • 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Case Outcomes

    Building a solar practice and key issues regarding settlements and other case resolutions

  • Derek Hills, The Law Office of Derek A. Hills, LLC
  • Andrew Milz, Flitter Milz P.C.
  • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Awards Reception with Congressman Hank Johnson