Litigators know an expert witness can make a trial or break it. The role of experts in a case is critical to influencing judges, juries and trial outcomes. Now litigators have a new resource for using expert witnesses to take ultimate advantage of new rules, procedures and strategies for handling experts in civil trials - Thomson West's Expert Witnesses in Civil Trials: Effective Preparation and Presentation, 2007-2008 Edition.
Attorneys Walter R. Lancaster and Damian D. Capozzola co-authored this new edition of the treatise, covering the practical aspects of virtually everything a trial lawyer needs to know about experts, from retaining, developing and presenting your own expert, to effectively cross-examining the other side's expert at trial.
This new edition for 2007-2008 includes an expanded section discussing the latest case law applying the seminal Daubert and Kumho Tire decisions as well as practice tips and example forms and outlines.
Mr. Lancaster is with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles. Mr. Capozzola is with Epstein, Becker & Green PC, also in Los Angeles.