Cross-Examining Medical Experts in SSDI Cases: Tips for Success

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 91 minutes
Recorded Date: November 08, 2017
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Requirements for Medical Expert Testimony
  • ALJ questioning of ME - Part 1
  • ALJ questionong of ME - Part 2
  • Challenging ME qualifications
  • Claimant rights during ME questioning
  • Strategic decisions by repOptions for cross exam questions
  • Final words of advice
Runtime: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Recorded: November 8, 2017


This training will provide strategies and best practices for effective cross-examination of medical experts in Social Security disability hearings that can turn unfavorable testimony into positive opinions, leading to a winning outcome.

This program was recorded on November 8th, 2017.

Provided By

American Bar Association


Wiebke Breuer

The Law Offices of Matt Greenbaum

Tulane Law School, J.D. 1993, New College, B.A., 1990; Admitted to the bar in 1993 in Oregon (inactive), 1996 in Texas, and 2004 in Louisiana. Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Federal District Courts in the Eastern District of Louisiana, Northern District of Texas and Southern District of Texas. Memberships: Louisiana State Bar Association, Texas State Bar, Oregon State Bar, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. Lecturer: National Business Institute 2005; FOSSCR 2003, 2010, 2014; NOSSCR 2008, 2014; American Bar Association 2017.

Ms. Breuer has been a member of the Law Offices of Matt Greenbaum since 2005 and has represented Social Security claimants since 1996. She also provides pro bono legal representation to our military veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims through her association with the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.

Meredith Marcus

Daley Disability Law

Meredith E. Marcus received her undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and her J.D. from John Marshall Law School, graduating cum laude. Prior to joining Daley Disability Law, P.C., Ms. Marcus worked for a plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice firm. She currently focuses on Social Security disability at all levels of review including district and appellate court levels. Ms. Marcus also concentrates her practice in the area of ERISA/employee benefits, individual insurance matters as well as vaccine injury litigation.

David Gantt

Founding Attorney
David Gantt Law Office

For over 30 years, David Gantt has represented everyday working people who live in the mountains of western North Carolina. At our social security disability and workers’ compensation law office, you will have our full attention. Clients come first. We focus our attention on handling legal issues that accompany Social Security disability and workers’ compensation matters for our injured clients so they can focus on recovering and moving forward with their lives. Our clients come first.

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