The Excellent Expert Witness Deposition

How can lawyers and their expert witness achieve an excellent deposition? Trial attorney James Mizgala of Sidney Austin recommends the following:

  • Tell the lawyer who retained you explicitly, the desired information, and get it
  • Do not rely on counsel for your literature and background searches
  • Be able to explain why you chose not to rely on arguably relevant information
  • Anticipate potential challenges to your methodology and conclusions
  • Adequately prepare for your deposition
  • Know you expert report well
  • Be able to explain your methodology clearly and in an articulate fashion
  • Clearly and concisely articulate how you applied your methodology to the facts at hand

Attorney Mizgala recently spoke at the SEAK National Expert Witness Conference in Chicago, IL.

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