What Lawyers Look for in an Expert

Source:  Matson, Jack V., Daou, Suha F. & Soper, Jeffrey G. (2004). Effective expert witnessing: Practices for the 21st century (4th ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press LLC. pp. 30-31.

Source: Crumbley, D. Larry, Heitger, Lester E. & Smith, G. Stevenson. (2005). Forensic and investigative accounting, 2nd ed. Chicago: CCH Inc. p. 8-7.

  • Experience in field
  • "Courtwise"
  • Interested in the broader aspects of trial law
  • Confidence, assurance & authority
  • Ability to withstand scrutiny and questioning
  • Working knowledge of the law
  • Interested in the entire matter
  • Understanding of relevant case law
  • No contradictory prior testimony

Source: Burgher, Peter H. (2005). Note to Counsel: Timing Is Important In Selecting an Expert Witness. In Pagano, Walter J. & Buckhoff, Thomas A. (Eds.). Expert witnessing in forensic accounting. Philadelphia: R. T. Edwards, Inc. pp. 103-107.

- R. S. Kulzick – 3/27/2008 -

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