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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, IRS, 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 laude from 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.

How to Write a Curriculum Vitae (CV) For Expert Witness Work

  Download SEAK's Whitepaper: How to Get Additional Expert Witness Cases Hi, my name is Steve Babitsky. I'm the President of SEAK, and I'm here today with Attorney James Mangraviti from SEAK. We're going to be talking about a curriculum vitae for expert witnesses. Jim, why is it important for expert witnesses to have a curriculum [...]

By |2018-08-15T07:07:46+00:00September 5th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on How to Write a Curriculum Vitae (CV) For Expert Witness Work

Questions an Expert Witness May Be Asked at Deposition

My name is Steve Babitsky I’m the president of SEAK, I’m here today with Jim Mangraviti my partner at SEAK and we’re going to be talking about an important topic for expert witnesses, depositions. Jim, could you please talk about the core areas of depositions and what experts need to know in each of these [...]

By |2018-10-30T07:38:46+00:00September 5th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Questions an Expert Witness May Be Asked at Deposition

What to Include in Your Expert Witness Contract

Expert Witness Contracts – What to Include I'm Steve Babitsky, President of SEAK, Inc. I'm here today with Attorney James Mangraviti, and we're going to be talking about a very important topic for expert witnesses; the expert witness retention contract. Jim, why is it important for experts to have a well drafted retention agreement? Jim [...]

By |2018-10-30T07:35:51+00:00September 4th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on What to Include in Your Expert Witness Contract

How to Write an Expert Witness Report

How to Write an Expert Witness Report Hi, my name is Steven Babitsky. I'm the President of SEAK, Inc. I'd like to welcome Attorney James Mangraviti, with me this morning to talk about expert witness reports. Jim, why is it important to draft a well organized written report? All right. It's really important for an [...]

By |2018-10-30T07:33:29+00:00September 4th, 2014|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Write an Expert Witness Report

Abuse of Expert Witnesses by Retaining Counsel

Abuse of expert witnesses is very common according to James J. Mangraviti Jr., Esq. Here is what attorney Mangraviti had to say about this abuse.  Q. Attorney Mangraviti, how common is abuse of expert witnesses by retaining counsel? All too common.  When I teach and mentor expert witnesses I emphasize to them that they are [...]

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Verdict against Expert Witness Sued By Client For Breach of Contract Upheld

The Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma (Ellison v. Campbell, Case # 108468, March 11, 2014) has upheld a $408,000 verdict against an expert witness for breach of contract.  The expert was accused of and admitted at deposition to substandard performance in preparing expert materials in the underlying litigation.  The damages were calculated as [...]

By |2014-03-14T14:33:04+00:00March 14th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Verdict against Expert Witness Sued By Client For Breach of Contract Upheld

11 Most Common Abuses of Expert Witnesses by Retaining Counsel

Experienced expert witnesses recognize that most of the challenges and programs they face is in fact with retaining and not opposing counsel. Attorney Steven Babitsky, president of SEAK, Inc. has identified the top 11 abuses that experts need to be aware of. These include: Failure to pay Refusal to prepare you Refusal to protect you [...]

By |2014-03-01T05:01:32+00:00March 1st, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on 11 Most Common Abuses of Expert Witnesses by Retaining Counsel

How a College Professor Can Become an Expert Witness

Expert witnessing can be an excellent way for professors to supplement their incomes.  Expert witnesses earn hundreds of dollars per hour for their time (I recently had a marketing professor in my class who billed his time out at $650/hour).  Best of all, most expert witness work consists of research, document review, report writing and [...]

By |2013-10-15T06:15:33+00:00October 15th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Qualifying as an Expert Witness: The 4 Biggest Myths

Expert witness qualifications are governed by Federal Rule of Evidence 702 which states: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if: (a) the expert’s scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to [...]

By |2013-04-26T06:25:16+00:00April 26th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

If I Retire Can I Still Work As An Expert Witness?

We are often asked if retired people can do expert witness work.  The short answer is, yes.  Expert witnesses in Federal Court are governed by Federal Rule of Evidence 702, which states: Rule 702. Testimony by Expert Witnesses A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify [...]

By |2013-04-24T08:11:33+00:00April 24th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments