Bibi Fell

Thursday, October 30th, 2021 // From 8:30am to 12:00pm

Subject: TBI/Premise Liability

3 hr Case Analysis


Bibi primarily practices in the areas of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. Bibi is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership is extended by invitation only to lawyers who have demonstrated extensive trial experience, civility and professionalism. Some of Bibi’s noteworthy results include a $105,000,000 verdict in a medical fraud case wherein she served as lead trial counsel, a $15,000,000 wage and hour class action settlement, and several more. Other lawyers want to learn from the best. Bibi devotes substantial time to teaching young lawyers and law students how to work up and try cases. She has taught at the University of San Diego, the ABOTA Trial College at Harvard Law School, directs the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Skills, co-chairs the Alliance of Women Trial Lawyers annual conference, and speaks at numerous trial advocacy conventions around the country.

Case Analysis Details

“Hudson v. Howard Johnson”

Voir Dire, Opening Statement, Closing Argument, & Rebuttal

In August of 2015 6-year old Journey Hudson went to the Howard Johnson water park with her mother, brother, and a friend. The Howard Johnson is a hotel located directly across the street from Disneyland. The owner of the hotel had no prior experience with water parks and was not knowledgeable on the safety codes they must abide by. In his haste, the hotel owner never got a final permit for this renovation. After spending several minutes in the hotel’s hot tub, Journey fainted from the excessive heat and fell forward into the water. She lost consciousness. Her mother and brother pulled her from the hot tub and Journey was resuscitated by another guest. But Journey remained unconscious. The hot tub had a tendency to overheat during the summer season. In addition to this, the Howard Johnson water park attendant allowed Journey to remain lying on the hot cement surrounding the hot tub for 21 minutes while first responders were called and arrived. Journey suffered third-degree burns on her back and legs because of the heated cement. Due to the near-drowning and extended exposure to the hot concrete, Journey suffered a significant brain injury. The trial proceeded under Covid protocols and lasted 7 weeks. The case was settled at the end of jury deliberation.