When Hiring An Expert Witness….

When hiring an expert witness, make sure to review their prior testimony and opinions. Obtain and review transcripts of the expert’s testimony to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses that may affect testimony in your case. Has the expert given inconsistent testimony? Has the expert previously given verbose or confusing testimony? If so, that expert may not be right for your case.
Good credentials are appreciated by juries. The best expert witness for your case should be active in their field and up on recent developments but other factors are important as well. Demeanor and personal characteristics are also to be considered. Juries lean towards an expert who has no apparent bias. Does the expert give a clear and focused presentation? Is their testimony straight forward and not too long? The bottom line is…it is imperative to carefully evaluate the expert witness for your case.


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