Learn How to Excel and Succeed as an Expert Witness
About Jim Mangraviti
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, SEC, IRS, NYPD, Secret Service, and Department of Defense. He is a former litigator with experience in defense and plaintiff personal injury law and insurance law 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 laude from Boston College Law School. He is the co-author of 31 books, including: How to Write and Expert Witness Report; How to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK’s A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing, How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and Trial: The SEAK Guide to Testifying as an Expert Witness. Mr. Mangraviti was the co-founder in 2000 of SEAK’s Expert Witness Directory www.seakexperts.com.
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 can be reached at 978-276-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq. Introduction We are frequently asked if an expert witness needs insurance. The short answer to “needing” insurance is no. There may be a legal requirement to carry liability insurance in order, for example, drive an automobile or practice medicine in a hospital. I have not, however, heard of [...]
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq. Introduction I have had the pleasure of teaching and advising expert witnesses for a long time. One of the most frequently asked questions I get from clients and students is how to obtain more defense expert witness work. Note that when I refer to “defense expert witness work” [...]
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq. Introduction I have been helping professionals become expert witnesses for over 25 years. One of the most common questions I get asked these days is whether an expert witness should form an LLC. The assumption behind this question is that the entity, a limited liability company, will protect [...]
By Jim Mangraviti|2023-04-26T09:03:55-04:00April 26th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Should You Form an LLC for an Expert Witness Practice?
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq. Introduction to Expert Witness Marketing Serving as an expert witness can be both intellectually and financially rewarding. In terms of financial rewards, expert witnesses are typically compensated for their time in the range of $250-$1,000 hour. How financially successful a particular expert witness will become is a function [...]
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq. Introduction Trials are very risky and very expensive. Because trials are so expensive and so risky, the vast majority of cases resolve by way of settlement. Since so many cases settle, expert witnesses are typically far more likely to give their testimony at an expert witness deposition instead [...]
By Jim Mangraviti|2023-04-24T09:33:56-04:00April 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What You Will Be Asked at Your Expert Witness Deposition
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq. Introduction Expert witnessing can be a challenging endeavor. Fortunately, many of the issues experts face can be mitigated or eliminated by using a well-drafted expert witness contract. The below post provides advice on what to include in your expert witness contract. At the end of this post there [...]
By Jim Mangraviti|2023-04-13T09:42:02-04:00April 13th, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on What to Include in Your Well-Drafted Expert Witness Contract
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq. Introduction Expert witness cross-examination can be the part of serving as an expert witness that expert’s most worry about. It shouldn’t be. A properly prepared and trained expert witness can easily survive and thrive during cross examination. In fact, for a well-trained and prepared witness, expert witness cross [...]
By Jim Mangraviti|2023-04-07T14:00:26-04:00April 7th, 2023|Blog|Comments Off on Expert Witness Cross-Examination: What to Expect & How to Excel
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr. Esq. One of the concerns that prospective expert witnesses often express is that “I don’t have time to be in court all the time.” The belief that expert witnesses spend a significant amount of time in court is usually a false one. In fact, for most experts who are retained [...]
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr. Esq. An expert witness must be qualified to give all the opinions which the expert proposes to give in a particular case. That begs the question of who decides if an expert witness is qualified. There are actually many people who decide if an expert witness is qualified in a [...]
By James J. Mangraviti, Jr. Esq. I have had the honor and pleasure of teaching, training, and preparing expert witnesses since 1996. Over the years, I have seen expert witnesses repeatedly make the same mistakes when providing their expert witness testimony. These mistakes when providing expert witness testimony are typically 100% avoidable. The three most [...]
By Jim Mangraviti|2021-10-08T13:18:33-04:00October 8th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expert Witness Testimony: The Three Biggest Mistakes Witnesses Make When Providing Expert Witness Testimony at Deposition and Trial