Tips For Using A ‘Career Witness’ To Win A Trial

Law360, New York (July 25, 2016, 10:51 PM EDT) -- Using a veteran expert witness who is comfortable on the stand and resonates with jurors can be a key factor in winning a trial. But there’s a catch: Juries can perceive these “career” expert witnesses as biased and view their testimony with a skeptical eye.

Experienced experts are needed in most all complex litigation, from gauging damages in patent cases to providing medical testimony in medical malpractice suits. Major corporations that fight a lot of the same type of class action may return to the same expert over and over, especially in a series of bellwether trials that come close together....

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