Optimizing Your Engineering Expert Witness’s Testimony #5

In Get the Most From Engineering Experts, Christopher L. Brinkley writes on how thorough preparation of engineering expert witnesses is the key to winning your case. In this excerpt Brinkley discusses the reliability of the expert witness’s work.

The reliability of an engineer’s work may also be supported by testimony from defense witnesses. The defendant’s in-house engineers and testifying expert should be questioned regarding the processes they followed in drawing their conclusions about the product and the materials on which they relied in performing their work. When the engineering experts testfiying on behalf of both the plaintiff and the defendant have used the same type of methodology and data, you can make the inference that the work is reliable, notwithstanding any difference in the ultimate conclusions.

More to follow…….
Excerpted from Trial Magazine, November 2007