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About the Book
This book represents the collected wisdom of experienced litigators who provide a step-by-step guide to researching, retaining, and working with an expert witness. The book examines issues such as credibility and dependability of an expert, as well as expertise, respect within the relevant field, and appropriate degrees and certifications appropriate for an expert. The chapters cast light on pitfalls to be avoided and proactive solutions to be followed, and include an important discussion of the ethics of working with expert witnesses; the use of experts in state courts; preparing your experts for trial; problems and opportunities associated with particular substantive areas of expertise; and problems and opportunities associated with specific areas of the law.
"Expert evidence is a critical component of virtually every civil litigation. This volume collects the thoughts and experience of excellent advocates from around the country. It offers cogent insights and guidance from pre-engagement of the expert through preparation and testimony, or deposition and cross. It is an invaluable addition to every trial lawyer's library." -- Gregory P. Joseph