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An Offer to Concede Your Expert’s Qualifications May Be a Trojan Horse

454360833When you start eliciting testimony on your expert witness’s qualifications, the other side may offer to “waive the testimony concerning qualifications” or concede that the witness is specially qualified to testify as an expert. It may seem like a gift horse—but it’s often a Trojan horse.

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What Makes an Expert an Expert?

witness_87617035Before you hire an expert to be a witness in your case, be sure that he or she is going to qualify as an expert. The bar isn’t extremely high, but courts have put the kibosh on the testimony of many hired experts, and you definitely don’t want them to be yours!