How to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK's A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing

By James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq., Steven Babitsky, Esq., and Nadine Nasser Donovan, Esq.

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How to Be a Successful Expert Witness SEAK s A Z Guide to Expert Witnessing


Now in its third edition, "How to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK's A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing" is the standard desktop reference of experienced experts and the perfect starting point for less experienced expert witnesses. Newly updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments in expert witnessing, this is the comprehensive resource which every expert witness should have on their desk.


  • Hundreds of easy-to-understand examples with explanatory headnotes
  • Sample CVs, reports and sample cross examination and deposition questions
  • Simple-to-use checklists
  • Detailed index and table of contents to find what you need

Product Details

Label Value
ISBN 978-1-892-90445-4
Publisher Seak, Inc.
Published Copyright 2015
Pages 626
Format Hardcover

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 and Expressing Expert Opinions
Chapter 9 Methodology
Chapter 10 Bulletproofing an Expert’s Report
Chapter 11 Preparing to Testify at Deposition and Trial
Chapter 12 The Expert Deposition
Chapter 13 Direct Examination
Chapter 14 Cross-Examination
Chapter 15 What Attorneys and Clients Look for in an Expert
Chapter 16 How Attorneys Locate and Select Expert Witnesses
Chapter 17 Marketing an Expert Witness Practice
Chapter 18 Expert Witness Fees and Practice Management
Chapter 19 The Expert Witness Retention Agreement
Chapter 20 Expert Witness Liability and Risk Management
Chapter 21 Ethics and the Expert
Chapter 22 Handling Abuse
Appendix A CV Quality Control Checklist
Appendix B Report Quality Control Checklist
Appendix C Deposition Areas of Inquiry
Appendix D Areas of Inquiry During Cross-Examination
Appendix E Complaint
Appendix F Answer
Appendix G Sample Answer to Expert Interrogatory
Appendix H Sample Request for Production of Documents
Appendix I Sample Schedule from Subpoena Duces Tecum
Appendix J Sample Deposition Transcript
Appendix K Referral Organizations
Appendix L Expert Witness Directories
Appendix M Legal Journals and Other Publications
Appendix N Forensic Organizations
Appendix O Bar Associations and Other Legal Associations
Appendix P Sample Bills
Appendix Q Sample CVs
Appendix R Sample Reports
Appendix S Fee Survey
Appendix T Sample Expert Witness Disclosure

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