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 jim@seak.com.

Who decides if an expert witness is qualified?

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 [...]

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Expert Witness Testimony: The Three Biggest Mistakes Witnesses Make When Providing Expert Witness Testimony at Deposition and Trial

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 [...]

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Expert Witness Disclosure: Background and Advice for Expert Witnesses

Introduction: Expert Witness Disclosures Persons who serve as expert witnesses are often asked to provide, or help to provide, an expert witness disclosure.  In this post we will explain the purpose and required elements of an expert witness disclosure. I will also provide suggestions for experts in preparing an expert witness disclosure. What is [...]

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What is an expert witness?

As an attorney who trains expert witnesses I am often asked to explain or define what is an expert witness.  The short answer is that an expert witness is a special kind of witness in a court case who is allowed to testify as to their opinions.  In some states expert witnesses are actually [...]

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

How to Write a Curriculum Vitae (CV) For Expert Witness Work    Download SEAK's Free Whitepaper: How Much Should an Expert Witness Charge? 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 [...]

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Questions an Expert Witness May Be Asked at Deposition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytZ_EMfyLs&t=2s 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 about expert witness depositions. Jim, could you please talk about the core areas of depositions and what expert witnesses need to know in [...]

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What to Include in Your Expert Witness Contract

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr3hNTmclqY&t=13s   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 expert [...]

By |2021-09-27T10:43:03-04:00September 4th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on What to Include in Your Expert Witness Contract

How to Write an Expert Witness Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJgZb9Di7X0&t=9s   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 [...]

By |2021-04-02T08:02:19-04:00September 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 [...]

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