Recent Practice Points

Tips from the Bench on the Presentation of Expert Witnesses at Trial

By Eric R. Harlan with Hon. J. Mark Coulson – January 24, 2019 | The Honorable J. Mark Coulson, U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Maryland, offers insights on preparing and presenting expert testimony at trial.

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Business Valuation 201 for Litigators

By Marc Asbra – April 30, 2019 | The key to nailing your next trial or deposition is an expert whose analysis will support critical valuation assumptions.

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Emotional Distress Damages in Defamation Cases

By Nicholas Carroll – April 30, 2019 | Defamation is no longer a “rich man’s tort,” but neither has it become the poor person’s surefire lottery ticket.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Ethics and Expert Witnesses

In this Sound Advice, Andrew Toft discusses ethics and expert witnesses. Litigators are familiar with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 as it relates to expert witnesses and Federal Rules of Evidence 702, 703, and 705 regarding expert testimony. Litigators should also familiarize themselves with the ABA's formal ethics opinions discussing the ethics of dealing with experts, including lawyer experts. (13:52 min.)

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Disqualifying an Expert Witness

Mitzi Shannon discusses one method for obtaining sufficient information to determine whether an expert witness designated by the plaintiff who may have previously worked as an attorney for a law firm that worked for the defendant on related issues can be disqualified. (12:05 min.)

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Expert Witnesses

Learn how to get involved with the Expert Witnesses Committee and maximize your Section membership!