Career Ending Mistakes for Expert Witnesses

What are the biggest traps that expert witnesses fall into that can end or impact their careers?

Attorney James Mangraviti, Jr. explains:

  • Working for two opposing sides on the same case
  • Misplacing key documents or evidence
  • Altering evidence without permission
  • Working for an incompetent, dishonest, or inexperienced lawyer
  • Letters to the editor
  • Letting retaining lawyer put words in your mouth
  • Sanitizing your file
  • Poor control of documents and communication
  • Violation of ethical standards
  • Offering an opinion without enough time or information to conduct a reliable investigation
  • Daubert challenge not addressed
  • The absurd opinion

Attorney James Mangraviti, Jr. will be speaking at the SEAK National Expert Witness Conference on May 3-4, 2014 in Orlando, FL on “How to Protect Yourself from Potential Abuse from Retaining Counsel.”  See;