In a recent interview with Law360, Joseph Greewald & Laake principal Steven B. Vinick shared his perspective of how to prepare an expert witness and ensure that their presence in court enhances your case versus causing harm. With a specific focus on expert witnesses in personal injury cases, this Law360 article outlines 5 ways to ensure an expert witness will be helpful in court: Make Sure You Know The Expert’s History, Give The Expert Everything, Be Aware of Everything The Expert Has Received or Sent, Ask Your Expert The Tough Questions and Treat Depositions Like Trial Testimony.
Steven Vinick says, “Playing the role of the opposing lawyer is one effective way to figure out how your expert will respond under pressure at trial.” He continues with, “If the expert is not consistent, they are going to look like they will say whatever the party wants them to say. Juries absolutely pick up on that."
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Steven is a principal in JGL’s Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation practice groups. Over the course of his more than 20 years of experience, Steven has garnered a reputation as a skilled litigator and courtroom advocate. His tireless efforts on behalf of his clients and his commitment to excellence have earned him the title of Maryland SuperLawyer every year since 2011 and the recognition of Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Association for Justice.