How Top Trial Lawyers Derail Experts On Cross-Examination
Law360, Los Angeles (August 14, 2015, 3:54 PM EDT) -- The cross-examination of a key expert witness can be among a trial's most dramatic and high-stakes moments, often putting an attorney in the ring against someone far more knowledgeable in a highly technical area.
"It's a real duel," said Lori G. Cohen, chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP's trial practice group. "A duel of wits, a duel of knowledge."
And like the best boxers, the best cross-examiners deeply research their opposing experts, pinpoint their weaknesses, and maintain tight control over the battle as they surgically dismantle their adversary.
Here, top trial attorneys share their winning game plans.
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