Expert Witness

DEPOSITION OF EXPERT WITNESS

FEWER BACKGROUND Q'S, PLEASE  Lawyer(L) took the deposition of a physician in a tobacco liability case. He was an oncologist.  This happened not long ago.  I do not know whether the deposition was being video-ed.  L took the deposition for 5 hours....

TEXAS LITIGATION AND EXPERT WITNESSES

EXPERT TESTIMONY and RULES OF LAW Expert testimony in Texas courts, and pretty much everywhere else, is very similar when it comes to rules of procedure, though not exactly alike. As one might expect, the testimony must be based on facts, the knowledge that makes...

Expert Testimony–Insurance Bad Faith Case

DRAMATIC SURPRISE FOR PLAINTIFF –WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO DO? Imagine a deposition in  which the very experienced independent adjuster for the insurer says this: I have always worked for insurers but I have nothing to gain by having the claim denied or having it paid, and...

Expert Testimony in Insurance Cases–Some Legal History

EXPERT TESTIMONY IN VARIOU STYPES OF  INSURANCE CASES: SOMEHISTORY *This essay was written, delivered as a CLE lecture, and then rewritten several years ago. It's purpose was to link the then new expert witness law of the late Twentieth Century and the...

Expert Witness: Texas Divorce Case

ADMISSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS--RIGOROUS AND COMPLEX The "teaching case" here--the case from which lessons can be derived--is McMahon v. Zimmerman, 433 S.W.3d 680 (Houston Court of Appeals (1st District), March 27, 2014). Case Number 01-12-01090. Review was not sought in...

Expert Witness–Testing for Legal Sufficiency

EXPERT WITNESSES & JUDICIAL EPISTEMOLOGY The Texas Supreme Court recently wrote a case which surely contains the most important discussion of thinking about expert witnesses it--or any other court anywhere, for that matter--has set forth for many years....

Expert Witnesses & Peer Reviews

A Peer Review Problem Michael Sean Quinn, Ph.D, J.D., Etc. 2630 Exposition Blvd  #115 Austin, Texas 78703 (o) 512-296-2594 (c) 512-656-0503 mquinn@msqlaw.com Expert witnesses in all sorts of areas, including insurance, as often asks in the opening qualification...

Expert Witnessing

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY:  THE "IFs" AND THE "THENs"-- A CONTESTABLE HYPOTHESIS* Michael Sean Quinn, Ph.D, J.D., Etc. 2630 Exposition Blvd  #115 Austin, Texas 78703 (o) 512-296-2594 (c) 512-656-0503 mquinn@msqlaw.com Almost all acceptable expert opinions...

An expert witness, particularly in common law countries such as the United States, is a person whose opinion by virtue of education, training, certification, skills, or experience, is accepted by the judge as an expert. Expert witnesses may also deliver “expert evidence” within the area of their expertise. (Visit Expert Witness Testimony to learn more).

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The good expert witness must believe what s/he asserts and not be advocating, the way a lawyer might. A good expert witnesses can and should be effective without advocating.~Michael Sean Quinn, PhD, JD, CPCU, Etc.Tweet

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Michael Sean Quinn, PhD, JD, CPCU, Etc*., is available as an expert witness in insurance disputes and other litigation matters. Contact