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Effective Expert Witnessing, Fourth Edition

Practices for the 21st Century, 4th Edition

By Jack V. Matson, Suha F. Daou, Jeffrey G. Soper

CRC Press

140 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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First Published in 2004: Effective Expert Witnessing, Fourth Edition broadens the scope of previous editions by featuring case studies and examples from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, medicine, forensics, toxicology, engineering, and environmental science. It presents legal survival strategies needed by expert witnesses in all fields by addressing the impact of the recent rulings regarding expert testimony.


"Effective Expert Witnessing is a well-conceived and well-written book that organizes the often seemingly chaotic proceedings of litigation into a logical, structured, step-by-step process, one that individuals outside the legal community can readily understand. The numerous suggestions and analyses presented by the authors serve to bridge the gap between scientific expert witnesses and the legal community. The case studies highlight the impact and importance of the interrelationships of the fields of science, health care, and the law. This book is recommended for individuals possessing scientific knowledge and expertise who contemplate undertaking the role of a consulting or testifying expert witness. In addition, physicians who are summoned to testify in a court of law, and attorneys involved in various kinds of medical-legal litigation, will find this book an especially useful reference."

-Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 26 No. 4, Dec. 2005

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Legal Environment and Expert Witnessing 1. The Legal Environment 2. Key cases and Precedents Affecting Expert Witnessing 3. A Closer Look at the Impact of Daubert Section 2: The Litigation Process 4. The Pre-Trial Process 5. Preparing for Trial 6. The Courtroom Drama Section 3: the Art, Business, and Future of Expert Witnessing 7. The Art of Expert Witnessing 8. The Business of Expert Witnessing

About the Authors

Jack V. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor of Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.

Jeff Soper, Ph.D., is a member of the faculty at the University of Tampa, where he serves as an Associate Professor of Management, Associate Director of the TECO Center for Leadership, and the Senior Fellow at the Human Resource Institute.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General