Expert Witnessing

14 May: Presenting Expert Testimony Where there are not pictures: Keeping a Jury’s Interest in What the Expert has to say! [1]

My Views of What We Do. There is nothing more satisfying than watching a skilled trial lawyer do his work, laying foundations, examining with precision, maintaining control of the forum, carefully laying out his case consistent with his representations in opening statement, earning the respect of the court and jury, and arguing the case persuasively for a positive result for the client.  It is particularly satisfying if the lawyer achieving all of this is YOU! Trial work is a grand game of “Mother, May I.”   Done properly, the skilled trial lawyer does his work under the trial judge as conductor and knows the rules and when to ask permission to move about the courtroom so that the evidence, both testimonial and documentary, is developed in a logical, understandable fashion. “Ladies and Gentlement,  a trial is a “theater of the real”. We are portraying what has taken place and “replaying” a…