Opposing the adverse expert : a comprehensive guide for every stage of litigation

Attacking adverse experts
Easton, Stephen D., 1958- author

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  • Creator Stephen D. Easton
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Second edition. Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, Section of Litigation [2018] ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • xxxix, 952 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9781641050326, 1641050322, 9781641050333, 1641050330, 9781641050333
  • OCLC on1005741775


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Overview -- Understanding your expert discovery goals -- Pursuing expert discovery in traditional ("pre-1993") jurisdictions -- Pursuing expert disclosure and discovery in federal and other "post-1993" jurisdictions -- Attempting to overcome work product claims -- Investigating the adverse expert yourself -- Leveraging your expert against your opponent's -- Preparing to depose their expert -- Battlefield questioning techniques for expert depositions -- Selected samples from an adverse expert deposition -- Post-deposition assessment: determining how best to handle the adverse expert at trial -- Filing a motion to disqualify their expert -- Motions to exclude or limit the adverse expert's testimony on procedural grounds -- Selecting the most receptive jurors to "see through" faulty experts -- Undermining their expert in your opening as appropriate -- Dealing with their expert in your case -- Preparing for a successful expert cross: the basics -- Showing that the adverse expert is wrong -- Undercutting the adverse expert's credibility (including professional competence) -- Conducting mid-trial expert discovery (if needed) -- Applying irving Younger's "ten commandments" to your cross of their expert -- Sample cross of an adverse expert -- Arguing against their expert in closing -- Appeals concerning adverse expert testimony (with advice on preserving objections at trial) -- Final thoughts about the importance of unmasking shady experts and countering incorrect opinions
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