David Atkins to Speak on "The Role of the Expert Witness"

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

David P. Atkins, chair of Pullman & Comley’s Professional Liability practice, will be a speaker on “The Role of the Expert Witness,” a webinar jointly sponsored by the  Accountant-Lawyer Alliance (ALA) and the Legal Resource Network.

Successfully pursuing or defending litigation often requires the involvement of experts from various disciplines.  Whether as an advisor or a witness in court, an expert can provide critical support for the legal claims or defenses of a party to the dispute.

David will offer the perspective of a litigator who has examined and cross-examined expert witnesses in the courtroom.  He will address such questions as, How do you determine whether an expert witness is necessary to fully and properly present your client’s case for decision?  What criteria might you keep in mind when searching for the appropriate expert?  How do you go about the task of locating “the” expert for your case?  How can you best work with an expert that you’ve retained on behalf of your client?  What “do”s and “don’t”s should an expert be aware of when contemplating serving in that capacity and during testimony?

David will be joined by Gerald Goldhaber, Ph.D., an expert of safety labels and litigation warnings, who has served as a testifying expert. Their program is designed to help attendees determine how to identify the best expert for their case, how to work with the selected expert to maximize the impact of his or her testimony and how to present that expert’s views most effectively.

For more information or to register, please visit the ALA website.


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