September 16, 2013 Articles

Using Experts in an Expert Way

Tips on effective use of an expert witness to best position your case pretrial

by Kelli Hinson

Expert witnesses play an increasingly common and crucial role in commercial and business litigation today. It is not enough, however, simply to find and retain the best available expert for your client's case (although that can be a challenge in itself). You also need to maximize the benefit you receive from the expert's special knowledge and skills and make the most of the fee you or your client will pay the expert. Effective use of an expert witness at trial is an important topic, but one not covered by this article. This article focuses on effective use of an expert witness to best position your case pretrial.

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