The A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing

The A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing 


By Steven Babitsky, Esq., James J. Mangraviti, Jr. Esq., Alex Babitsky, MBA  




The A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing is the most comprehensive work on expert witnessing. The topics covered include civil procedure, evidence, qualifications, CV writing, forming and expressing opinions, report writing, testifying skills, marketing, fee setting, billing collections, ethics privileges, discovery, avoiding abuse, and much more. It features 24 concisely written chapters, 26 appendices, hundreds of examples with easy-to-read summary notes, priceless practice pointers, and a detailed index.

You will learn:


How to best connect with and persuade a jury

How to market yourself professionally and cost-effectively

Premium fee-setting, billing, and collection techniques

Relevant rules of civil procedure and evidence

Testifying skills

Expert witness risk management

How to handle abuse by attorneys

How to maintain high ethical standards

Bulletproofing your written reports


In the appendices you'll find invaluable resources, which include:


Model expert fee schedules

Model fee agreements

Model Bills

A fee survey which shows what other experts are charging for their time



Product Details: 

Copyright 2006
ISBN 1-892904-29-2
Hardcover, 626 Pages

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Overview

Chapter 2: Fundamental Elements of a Lawsuit

Chapter 3: The Discovery Process

Chapter 4: Anatomy of a Civil Trial

Chapter 5: Evidence

Chapter 6: Qualifications

Chapter 7: Bulletproofing an Expert CV

Chapter 8: Properly Forming & Expressing Opinions

Chapter 9: Methodology

Chapter 10: Bulletproofing an Expert's Report

Chapter 11: Connecting with the Jury

Chapter 12: Preparing to Testify at Deposition & Trial

Chapter 13: The Expert Deposition

Chapter 14: Direct Examination

Chapter 15: Cross-Examination

Chapter 16: What Clients Look for in an Expert

Chapter 17: How Attorneys Locate Expert Witnesses

Chapter 18: Marketing an Expert Witness Practice

Chapter 19: Fees, Billings, & Collections

Chapter 20: Expert Witness Liability & Risk Management

Chapter 21: Privilege, Work Product, & Discovery

Chapter 22: Communicating with Counsel

Chapter 23: Ethics & The Expert

Chapter 24: Handling Abuse