The A to Z Guide to Expert Witnessing is the comprehensive work on expert witnessing. The topics covered include civil procedure, evidence, quali?cations, CV writing, forming and expressing opinions, report writing, testifying skills, marketing, fee setting, billing, collections, ethics, privileges, discovery, avoiding abuse and much more. It features 24 concisely written chapters, 26 appendices, hundreds of examples with easy to read summary head notes, priceless practice pointers and a detailed index. You will learn: * How to best connect with and persuade a jury * How to market yourself professionally and cost-effectively * Premium fee-setting, billing and collection techniques * Relevant rules of civil procedure and evidence, Testifying skills * Expert witness risk management, How to handle abuse by attorneys * How to maintain high ethical standards * How to bullet-proof your CV and written reports * How to meet challenges under Daubert * The limits of discovery and privilege * and much, much more Features: In the appendices you'll ?nd invaluable resources, which include: *A compendium of expert witness referral organizations, *A list of online and print directories, *A list of legal journals and other publications, *A list of forensic organizations, *A list of bar associations and other legal associations, *Model expert fee schedules, *Model fee agreements, *Model bills, and *A fee survey: what other experts are charging for their time
A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.
Forensic Science in Court: The Role of the Expert Witness is a practical handbook aimed at forensic science students, to help them prepare as an expert witness when presenting their evidence in court. Written in a clear, accessible manner, the book guides the student through the legal process and shows them how to handle evidence, write reports without ambiguity through to the more practical aspects of what to do when appearing in court. The book also offers advice on what to expect when working with lawyers in a courtroom situation. An essential text for all students taking forensic science courses who are required to take modules on how to present their evidence in court. The book is also an invaluable reference for any scientist requested to give an opinion in a legal context. · Integrates law and science in an easy to understand format · Inclusion of case studies throughout · Includes straightforward statistics essential for the forensic science student · An invaluable, practical textbook for anyone appearing as an expert witness in court · Unique in its approach aimed at forensic science students in a courtroom environment
A Guide to Expert Witness Evidence provides an introduction to expert witness evidence in Ireland, aimed at both lawyers and potential expert witnesses. Topics covered include an overview of the Irish legal system both civil and criminal different types of quasi-judicial tribunals and arbitration/mediation procedures. It explains who can be an expert witness, the scope of evidence given by expert witnesses and the function and duty of expert witnesses. A key part of the book examines the role of the expert in a pre trial context, including report writing, as well as the expert giving evidence in court. The book then examines experts in various contexts, e.g. In the commercial court, in a criminal trial, medical experts, engineering experts, in a local authority context and family law. Contains coverage on the expert witness in the context of the legal system, as well as the limits of evidence that can be given. It will also give practical advise to dealing with performance anxiety.
In yet another page-turning installment in the bestselling Adam Dalgliesh mystery series from P.D. James, “the reigning mistress of murder” (Time), the Inspector must investigate the murder of a twisted forensic scientist and explore the dark secrets within his laboratory. When a brilliant forensic scientist is found murdered in his own laboratory, Scotland Yard is called to the scene. The victim, a well-respected, authoritative member of the scientific community, was unpleasant to and greatly disliked by those who worked closest to him, leaving detectives with a wealth of suspects and murderous motives. P.D. James’ beloved detective Adam Dalgliesh is the one man who can sort through the lies, chasing down the truth to the book’s powerful climax. P.D. James deftly weaves another tale of intrigue in Death of an Expert Witness. Engaging and thrilling, she takes readers along with her troubled detective on a case rife with psychological thrills.
Expert Witness Training is packed with practical details and instruction about becoming, being, and succeeding as an expert witness. It features more than one hundred specific tactics for use by the specialist retained by an attorney as an expert witness. This comprehensive training program incorporates thorough explanations of qualifications, opinion formation and expression, testifying skills, witness credibility, and jury persuasion. Written in confident tutorial form by an experienced expert and teacher, it includes the latest references and legal standards needed by a well-trained expert witness for admissibility of evidence and testimony, as well as Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Daubert challenges. This book covers issues of importance to every expert from the perspective of the witness, along with perceptive insight into the attorney's mindset. Attorneys wishing to learn what experienced expert witnesses know and think should have a copy and copies for each of their experts.
Forensic psychiatrist Emanuel Tanay has testified in thousands of court cases as an expert witness. Tanay provides a 'behind-the-scenes' view of our criminal justice system and clear examples of the rampant injustice that he has witnessed. He argues that the potential for injustice is built into our legal system in the form of incompetent lawyers, the imbalance of resources between the pricey defense lawyers hired by large corporations in civil trials and the inexperienced lawyers often hired by plaintiffs, and the political concerns of elected judges and prosecutors.
Have you been wondering how to turn your experience and expertise into a lucrative and rewarding second career? This book is for everyone seeking The Straight Truth about the highly rewarding, high-stakes world of the expert witness. In these pages, the author shares valuable information about launching, marketing, building, and conducting an expert witness practice-but he does not stop there. Gulya discusses actual cases on which he served as an expert witness, revealing lessons learned, and alerting the reader to potential opportunities and pitfalls. With humanity, candor, and humor, he takes the reader right into deposition and trial, and lets them experience all the drama, heartbreak, and triumph of the expert witness life. William "Bill" Gulya has forty years of experience in the sitework construction business. He is a highly respected and sought after expert witness in his field. For many of those years, he has been the principal of Middlesex Trenching, a company founded by his late and beloved father. Over the years, Gulya grew the business from a tiny company using the local deli as an office, into a highly successful enterprise. The author and his wife Kathy have two children- Stacy and William, III-and four grandchildren, whom they adore. Gulya derives great satisfaction from using his extensive experience and knowledge to make a difference in people's lives. When he is not busy guiding justice toward the truth, he can often be found on the golf course, ruminating on the evidence in his latest case, and perfecting his golf swing. (Visit www.siteworkexpert.com)
The testimony of an expert witness can lead to success or failure in cases that hinge on the presentation’s impact on a jury. Effective Expert Witnessing, Fifth Edition: Practices for the 21st Century explores the fundamentals of litigation, trial preparation, courtroom presentation, and the business of expert witnessing. Extensively updated to reflect new developments since the last edition, it provides practical advice enabling expert witnesses and attorneys to maximize the effectiveness of their expert testimony. The Fifth Edition includes three new chapters. The first uses a hypothetical case study to explore expert witness immunity and issues related to professional malpractice and civil liability. In a chapter on psychology and the art of expert persuasion, noted social psychologist and witness preparation specialist Ann T. Greeley reveals the psychology of juries, discusses what makes an expert effective, and provides tips for conveying effective testimony through verbal and nonverbal behavior and graphics and technology. The final chapter surveys nine of the worst mistakes an expert can make and provides tips on how to avoid them. Accompanying the book is an invaluable CD-ROM in which Dr. Matson introduces video clips demonstrating effective and ineffective expert testimony at deposition and trial. The book and supplemental CD-ROM provide robust strategies ensuring that expert witnesses have the best possible advantage in presenting testimony that is credible, persuasive, and compelling.
In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness.
How does a seasoned expert witness or a professional who is adding litigation consulting to his practice market his services to the legal community? The Expert Witness Marketing Book describes how to build or increase a client base of attorneys and insurance personnel in a professional and dignified manner. Specifically, it defines the specific professional approach required for the legal market, teaches the skill of networking, translates the cyber babble of Internet marketing, points out avenues of free publicity and promotion, and explains how to compose a brochure, publish a newsletter and create advertisements. It also has a extensive Resources section with lists of conferences and publications and attorney organizations. The only book of its kind written by a legal marketing consultant, advance reviews from expert witnesses say, "Simply invaluable, you cannot afford to be without it," and "This book has something for everyone."
A how-to, where-to, complete handbook on litigation consulting. A completely revised third edition.
The authors of Toxic Sludge Is Good for You! unmask the sneaky and widespread methods industry uses to influence opinion through bogus experts, doctored data, and manufactured facts. We count on the experts. We count on them to tell us who to vote for, what to eat, how to raise our children. We watch them on TV, listen to them on the radio, read their opinions in magazine and newspaper articles and letters to the editor. We trust them to tell us what to think, because there’s too much information out there and not enough hours in a day to sort it all out. We should stop trusting them right this second. In their new book Trust Us, We’re Experts!: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future, Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, authors of Toxic Sludge Is Good For You, offer a chilling exposé on the manufacturing of "independent experts." Public relations firms and corporations know well how to exploit your trust to get you to buy what they have to sell: Let you hear it from a neutral third party, like a professor or a pediatrician or a soccer mom or a watchdog group. The problem is, these third parties are usually anything but neutral. They have been handpicked, cultivated, and meticulously packaged in order to make you believe what they have to say—preferably in an "objective" format like a news show or a letter to the editor. And in some cases, they have been paid handsomely for their "opinions." For example: You think that nonprofit organizations just give away their stamps of approval on products? Bristol-Myers Squibb paid $600,000 to the American Heart Association for the right to display AHA’s name and logo in ads for its cholesterol-lowering drug Pravachol. SmithKline Beecham paid the American Cancer Society $1 million for the right to use its logo in ads for Beecham’s Nicoderm CQ and Nicorette anti-smoking ads. You think that a study out of a prestigious university is completely unbiased? In 1997, Georgetown University’s Credit Research Center issued a study which concluded that many debtors are using bankruptcy as an excuse to wriggle out of their obligations to creditors. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen cited the study in a Washington Times column and advocated for changes in federal law to make it harder for consumers to file for bankruptcy relief. What Bentsen failed to mention was that the Credit Research Center is funded in its entirety by credit card companies, banks, retailers, and others in the credit industry; that the study itself was produced with a $100,000 grant from VISA USA, Inc. and MasterCard International; and that Bentsen himself had been hired to work as a credit-industry lobbyist. You think that all grassroots organizations are truly grassroots? In 1993, a group called Mothers Opposing Pollution (MOP) appeared, calling itself "the largest women’s environmental group in Australia, with thousands of supporters across the country." Their cause: A campaign against plastic milk bottles. It turned out that the group’s spokesperson, Alana Maloney, was in truth a woman named Janet Rundle, the business partner of a man who did P.R. for the Association of Liquidpaperboard Carton Manufacturers—the makers of paper milk cartons. You think that if a scientist says so, it must be true? In the early 1990s, tobacco companies secretly paid thirteen scientists a total of $156,000 to write a few letters to influential medical journals. One biostatistician received $10,000 for writing a single, eight-paragraph letter that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A cancer researcher received $20,137 for writing four letters and an opinion piece to the Lancet, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and The Wall Street Journal. Rampton and Sta...
Therapists in Court is the first in a series of handbooks providing legal guidance for practitioners from all the talking therapies, including counseling, psychotherapy and psychology. It is written for practitioners who come into contact with the legal system through their work. Providing practical guidance backed up with illuminating examples, the book is an invaluable source of information in situations such as responding to a solicitor's letter, supporting a witness in their preparation to appear in court, and being called as a witness.
Experts occupy a unique position in the litigation process. The law and the courts give them automatic authority and credibility at the outset. But the greatest challenge for experts as they navigate the court process is to preserve that high level of credibility going forward. In The Expert Expert, author Douglas L. Field presents detailed information to help an expert professional become an effective witness—and keep intact one’s reputation as a capable and credible expert witness. Geared toward physicians, architects, accountants, engineers, and many other professionals, The Expert Expert contains a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of professional expert witness practice—from the history of experts in court to current practices. It discusses how to • understand the anatomy of a tort case; • write a good expert report; • contend with contention; • deal with the opposing attorneys’ questions; • give a good deposition; • succeed at trails; • avoid common pitfalls; • ensure getting selected; • deal effectively with social media; and • handle financial and money issues. Including helpful and meaningful illustrations, The Expert Expert offers everything that either the veteran or aspiring expert needs to attain and maintain success as a professional expert witness.
Frivolous malpractice lawsuits and excessive monetary verdicts have caused skyrocketing malpractice insurance premiums and a prevailing sense of fear among health care providers, and dental practitioners are certainly not exempt. Although there is little an individual practitioner can do in terms of universal tort reform, serving as a quality defense expert witness can help curtail baseless lawsuits on a case-by-case basis. In addition, such service offers the practitioner personal and professional rewards, such as the opportunity to stay current on standards of care, exciting educational opportunities, and financial compensation. In this straightforward and highly informative book, an attorney with nearly 30 years of experience defending health care providers against malpractice suits offers dental clinicians essential advice and inside information regarding what it takes to be a successful defense expert witness. Those interested in taking on this challenge will discover the characteristics, skills, and assets that are required -- including availability, communication and organization skills, and credibility -- and determine whether they are well-suited for the role. From there, the text details the work involved in serving as an expert witness, such as case assessments and literature reviews, expert opinions, deposition testimony, and handling examination in the courtroom. Finally, the author offers helpful tips on building a curriculum vitae and marketing oneself as a defense expert witness, thereby providing the reader with all the tools required to enter into this unique service well prepared for success.
Deposition Objections gives you dozens of objections and tactics for confronting and resolving contentious deposition disputes. This edition adds new text, tips, and more than 100 cases to help you protect your witness and your case. Revisions and additions include: Chapter 1 OBJECTING TO DEPOSITION NOTICES AND SUBPOENAS Proportionality (§1:80): New Federal Rule that all discovery must be “proportional to the needs of the case” Chapter 8 FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS PRIVILEGES What Marital Interactions Are “Spousal Communications”? (§8:11): Exception to privilege can extend to cases of abuse of any child in the home Do the Privileges Apply to Same-Sex Marriages and Cohabitation? (§8:24): Extension of privileges based on legalization of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) and whether the privileges apply to pre-Obergefell communications Chapter 10 PRIVACY PRIVILEGE Privacy in the Age of Social Media (§10:04) Discoverability of social-network system information (such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In) The showing that a party must make in order to obtain information access to which is restricted by system user Chapter 14 LEGAL CONCLUSIONS Preparing Organization Representatives (§14:52): What to do when the opposing party says that a representative’s answers are inadequate and demands a supplemental deposition Whether contention questions are allowable in depositions of organization representatives whose answers will bind the organization Chapter 20 OBJECTIONS AT EXPERT WITNESS DEPOSITIONS Attorney Communications With Expert Witnesses: Privacy in the Age of Social Media (§20:03) Practical effect of 2010 amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which protect many attorney-expert communications from disclosure Objection: Opinion Testimony Standards and Applicable Legal Standards (§20:11) Practical effect of 2010 Federal Rules amendments on discoverability of bases of opinion testimony Draft Materials and Draft Reports Generated by the Expert (§20:13) Practical effect of 2010 Federal Rules amendments on discoverability of materials prepared by expert
Praise for Financial Expert Witness Communication "Financial Expert Witness Communication is a great resource for those who have an interest in better understanding what it takes to be an expert witness, attorneys hiring financial expert witnesses, as well as experts and attorneys who have been doing it for years and just need a reference book handy. The real-world practical tips, checklists, and advice are invaluable. These are usually obtained through many years of experience and hard knocks, but this book puts these many lessons right on the table." —Michael A. Fahlman, Grant Thornton LLP, Forensic and Valuation Services Partner "Mr. Preber's book is a terrific and easy-to-use reference guide both for experienced financial expert witnesses that want to review their rudiments in the course of an engagement and for new or relatively inexperienced entrants to the expert witness world. Financial professionals that are considering expert witness work will find helpful insight into what the work requires. I am not aware of another book like it." —Bennett W. Lasko, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP "I knew Brad Preber was a financial expert par excellence. And I also knew he was a gifted communicator as well. But in this book, Financial Expert Witness Communication, he has simply hit it out of the ballpark … in other words, rephrasing only slightly, read this book, and I guarantee you shall Witness Communication by a Financial Expert! A great resource for those in the field rendering expert witness testimony, whether contemplating it (future—to prepare better), doing it (present—to refine their skills and competencies), or having done it (past—to relive and relish) … " —Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti, ACA, CPA/CITP/CFF/CGMA, CFE, CIA, CFSA, CRP, CGAP, CRMA, CGFM, MAFF; Director, Corporate Governance Center, and professor of accountancy, Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA; Chairman, Committee on Governance, Risk, & Compliance of Financial Executives International (FEI); member, Standing Advisory Group, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), 2014–2016