About Kelly

Kelly J. Wilbur, Esq., is a Trainer and Consultant for SEAK, Inc – The Expert Witness Training Company. She was an insurance defense and commercial litigator for five years prior to joining SEAK. Kelly received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts School of Law in 2015 and graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a B.A. in Political Science. While at St. Mary’s, Kelly was a member of the nationally ranked varsity sailing team and was a two-time All American. Kelly has experience preparing experts for deposition and trial testimony. Phone: 617-791-6802 Email: kelly@seak.com www.seak.com SEAK Expert Witness Directory; www.seakexperts.com

Does HIPPA Prevent a Medical Expert Witness from Reviewing and Discussing Medical Records?

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. One of the main components of expert witness assignments, when a plaintiff’s medical condition or status is involved, is reviewing medical records. This often begs the question, does HIPPA permit the disclosure of such records so the records may be reviewed by the expert witness? The short answer is YES. The Health [...]

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Expert Witness for Class Action Certification

By Kelly J. Wilbur, Esq. Expert witnesses may be retained to assist in the certification process for a class action lawsuit. These assignments are typically extremely lucrative. The lawyers will usually be willing to pay for top quality work-which takes time. Such assignments are also extremely high stakes. Whether or not a class can be [...]

By |2021-08-27T10:56:35-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expert Witness for Class Action Certification

Expert Witness Business Development: How Many Prospective SEAK Expert Witnesses Will Attorneys Contact for a Case?

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. How many expert witnesses will attorneys contact at a time for a new assignment and what does that mean for expert witness business development?  For attorneys using SEAK’s Expert Witness Directory the mode is 1 expert witness, the median is 1 expert witness and the average is 1.22 expert witnesses.  What this [...]

By |2021-07-28T10:21:44-04:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expert Witness Business Development: How Many Prospective SEAK Expert Witnesses Will Attorneys Contact for a Case?

Pediatrician Expert Witness: What Types of Cases will you be Retained on?

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. We are often asked by prospective pediatrician expert witnesses if there is work out there in their field given that it is a relatively low risk specialty.  We are also often asked to give examples of the types of cases a pediatrician expert witness might be called upon to serve as an [...]

By |2021-03-30T09:07:20-04:00March 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pediatrician Expert Witness: What Types of Cases will you be Retained on?

SEAK Expert Witness Case Inquiries: Most and Least Popular Days of the Week For Hiring Expert Witnesses

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. One of the easiest and most effective ways to expand your expert witness practice is to be responsive to new case inquiries from lawyers. Trial lawyers are very busy and must operate under court-imposed constraints. Often times lawyers, rightly or wrongly, will hire the first qualified expert who gets back to them. [...]

By |2021-03-30T12:16:53-04:00March 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SEAK Expert Witness Case Inquiries: Most and Least Popular Days of the Week For Hiring Expert Witnesses

Expert Witness Business Development/Marketing: Paralegals and Legal Nurse Consultants Should Be on Your Radar

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. Expert witnesses are an integral part of the vast majority of significant lawsuits.  As such, trial attorneys need to identify and then retain expert witnesses numerous times per year.  There are various ways that attorneys go about this process. For users of the SEAK Expert Witness Directory who reach out to experts [...]

By |2021-03-25T08:49:05-04:00March 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expert Witness Business Development/Marketing: Paralegals and Legal Nurse Consultants Should Be on Your Radar
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