Hiring An Education Expert Witness

There can be advantages in using an expert witness who has never testified at trial before. Juries may respond positively to an expert who avoids the “hired gun” or “professional witness” label. Whether auditioning the expert who has never testified or the seasoned expert, it is important to determine whether the expert can respond well to instructions, has jury appeal, and can stand up well to cross-examination. When hiring an education and schools expert witness, for instance, can they explain their areas of expertise such as special education, school districts, staff dismissal, and staff hiring, clearly to the jury?