How to Become a Dangerous Expert Witness: Advanced Techniques and Strategies

  How to Become a Dangerous Expert Witness 

By Steven Babitsky, Esq. and James J. Mangraviti Jr., Esq. 



A dangerous expert witness is an expert witness that puts fear into opposing counsel. Opposing lawyers are concerned about the dangerous expert’s expertise, command of the facts and his ability to communicate, teach and persuade the jury. Dangerous experts understand how to defeat opposing counsel’s tactics and are even capable of turning the tables on opposing counsel.

Dangerous experts are the most sought after of all expert witnesses. The mere disclosing of a dangerous expert to the opposing side can frequently increase the settlement value of a case. Accordingly, dangerous experts are selective on the types of cases they accept and are able to command premium fees. How to Become a Dangerous Expert Witness: Advanced Techniques and Strategies teaches experienced experts how to become dangerous experts.

You will learn:


How to bulletproof yourself and your opinions

What dangerous experts do when preparing to testify

How to defeat opposing counsel’s deposition and cross-examination tactics

Advanced techniques for delivering persuasive and memorable direct testimony

How and when to take the offensive and turn the tables on opposing counsel




Hundreds of concise examples with explanations

Executive summaries of all chapters for quick “need to know” reviews

Two full-length annotated direct and cross-examinations of dangerous experts in action

A detailed index so you can find what you need



Product Details:
Copyright 2005
ISBN 1-892904-27-6
Hardcover, 433 pages
SEAK, Inc.

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Introduction and Executive Summary

Chapter 2: Bulletproofing Yourself

Chapter 3: Bulletproofing Your Opinion

Chapter 4: How Dangerous Experts Prepare to Testify

Chapter 5: Defeating Opposing Counsel's Deposition Tactics

Chapter 6: Hitting a Home Run During Direct Examination

Chapter 7: Defeating Opposing Counsel's Cross-Examination Tactics

Chapter 8: Offensive Tactics to Use Against Opposing Counsel

Chapter 9: Truthfully and Artfully Answering Trick and Difficult Questions

Chapter 10: Advanced Testifying Skills in Action-Examples of Dangerous Experts Testifying