Expert Witness Answer Book walks you through every aspect of this key area of litigation, providing, in a direct Q&A format, guidance on applying the legal framework set out by the Daubert trilogy and subsequent rulings; qualifying, as well as disqualifying, a witness as an expert on a particular topic; and conducting the pretrial activities involving experts, including designation, disclosure, discovery and depositions.
Expert Witness Answer Book includes practice-specific chapters on issues confronted by experts in cases involving: products liability, toxic torts, trademarks, patents, copyrights, defamation, employment, and fire, as well criminal matters. It includes dedicated chapters on the role of expert testimony in calculating personal injury and commercial damages, and business and property valuation.
Written by contributors with many years of trial experience, each chapter includes practical tips on what works in court and what doesn’t. Expert Witness Answer Book is a one-volume softcover publication that trial attorneys can easily take with them into court or a deposition for on-the-spot answers to questions that arise during proceedings.
This edition includes a new chapter on mental health experts in child custody cases.