About SEAK

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Founded in 1980, SEAK, Inc. is The Expert Witness Training Company.  We provide highly-acclaimed expert witness training, mentoring, seminars, conferences, books, videos, audios and practice aids for expert witnesses.

SEAK was founded in 1980 and has trained many thousands of experts how to testify more effectively. Our onsite training clients include Fortune 500 Companies, Smaller Companies, Governmental Agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Internal Revenue Service, NYPD, Secret Service and Department of Defense, and numerous professional societies.

We strongly believe that training and the improvement of skills are the keys to being an effective expert witness. In addition, the most effective business development technique any expert witness can pursue is to generate positive word of mouth and repeat business. Expert witnessing is also often a “one strike and you are out” proposition. If an expert performs poorly on a case, the word will spread and this one bad performance all too often becomes a career-ender.

Our training is focused on improving your testifying skills and showing you how to avoid potential pitfalls. We individualize our training in our seminars. Our methodology involves requesting a CV, sample report, and problems the witness has experienced in the past from trainees. These materials are then used as the basis of mock trial demonstrations. We’ll even research our attendees online to show how such information can and will be used against you.

We conduct seminars/conferences, provide onsite training to corporations, associations and government agencies, assist law firms in preparing witnesses to testify, and provide one-on-one training and consulting for individual expert witnesses.

Our highly-regarded expert witness training is fast paced, interactive and highly effective. We utilize the optimum combination of didactic lecture, questions and answers, mock trial demonstrations and videos of actual witnesses testifying in real cases.

 

Our Trainers/Consultants

Steven Babitsky, Esq.Attorney Babitsky was a personal injury litigator for twenty years and is the former managing partner of the firm Kistin, Babitsky, Latimer & Beitman.

Mr. Babitsky trains hundreds of experts every year through SEAK’s scheduled programs for expert witnesses, invited presentations, customized on-site expert witness training programs, and one-on-one training. He is the creator and co-seminar leader for the Annual National Expert Witness Conference. Mr. Babitsky is a prolific author on expert witness issues.

His publications include:

How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and Trial: The SEAK Guide to Testifying as an Expert Witness
How to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK’s A–Z Guide to Expert Witnessing
How to Write an Expert Witness Report;
How to Prepare Your Expert Witness for Deposition;
The Biggest Mistakes Expert Witnesses Make and How to Avoid Them; and
How to Market Your Expert Witness Practice: Evidence-Based Best Practices

IMG_0101Phone:  508-548-9443
Email:  stevenbabitsky@seak.com
CV:  Steve’s CV

 

 

 

James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq., has trained thousands of expert witnesses through seminars, conferences, corporate training, training for professional societies, and training for governmental agencies including the FBI, IRS, SEC, NYPD, Secret Service, and Department of Defense.  He is also frequently called by experts, their employers, and retaining counsel to train and prepare individual expert witnesses for upcoming testimony.  Mr. Mangraviti assists expert witnesses one-on-one with report writing, mentoring, and practice development.  He is a former litigator who currently serves as Principal of the expert witness training company SEAK, Inc. (www.testifyingtraining.com).  Mr. Mangraviti received his BA degree in mathematics summa cum laude from Boston College and his JD degree cum laudefrom Boston College Law School.  Mr. Mangraviti has designed dozens of expert witness training programs and has personally taught experts in a group setting over 200 times since 1997. He is the co-author of thirty books, including:

How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and Trial: The SEAK Guide to Testifying as an Expert Witness
How to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK’s A–Z Guide to Expert Witnessing
How to Write an Expert Witness Report;
How to Prepare Your Expert Witness for Deposition;
The Biggest Mistakes Expert Witnesses Make and How to Avoid Them; and 

How to Market Your Expert Witness Practice: Evidence-Based Best Practices

IMG_0114Phone:  978-276-1234
Email:  jim@seak.com
CV:  Jim’s CV

 

 

 

nadine headshotNadine Nasser Donovan, Esq. Nadine Nasser Donovan, Esq., is a former trial lawyer with extensive litigation experience. She has been on the SEAK Faculty since 2002 and has trained thousands of experts through SEAK’s scheduled programs for expert witnesses, invited presentations, customized on-site expert witness training programs, and via one-on-one training.  Nadine is the co-author of the SEAK texts How to Write an Expert Witness ReportHow to Be a Successful Expert Witness:  SEAK’s A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing and How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and Trial:  The SEAK Guide to Testifying as an Expert Witness.

In addition to her work consulting and teaching for SEAK, Ms. Donovan is a Legal Writing Instructor at Boston University School of Law. Ms. Donovan also serves as a Dispute Resolution Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Ms. Donovan previously practiced litigation for 21 years.  She spent 18 years in the defense of medical professionals in medical malpractice actions and before medical licensing boards. In addition, Ms. Donovan started off her litigation career in New York City, first as a prosecutor in Queens, and then as counsel for the City of New York. Ms. Donovan received her J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School. She graduated from Fordham University summa cum laude with a B.A. in French Literature.

IMG_0145Phone:  617-791-4282
Email:  nadine@seak.com
CV:  Nadine’s CV