Expert Witnesses: Balancing Costs and Credibility for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: October 08, 2019
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- Finding the Right Expert Witness for Your Case
        -Vetting Candidates
        -Negotiating the Fee
- Managing Your Expert Witnesses
        -Qualify your Prospective Expert
        -Preparation Meetings
        -Expert's Reports
        -Preparing for your Expert's Deposition
        -Preparing Your Trial Examination
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 8, 2019


The right expert witnesses and consulting experts can make your case. As a litigator or general counsel, you need to know how to effectively utilize these experts in your examination. From the beginning stages of determining if experts are necessary, to the various benefits that experts can add to a legal team.

This program was recorded on October 8th, 2019.

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American Bar Association


Richard D. Williamson

Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson

Richard Williamson is a shareholder admitted to the state bars of Nevada and California as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has represented clients in numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitration hearings, mediation, and administrative proceedings. His practice primarily focuses on Commercial Real Estate Law and Commercial and Complex Civil Litigation.

Karen M. Goodman, Esq.

Founding Attorney
Goodman Law Corporation

Karen Goodman represents business owners and professionals in and out of the courtroom in matters pertaining to professional liability, real estate and employment. Certified as a Legal Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Karen is also the attorney other attorneys and licensed professionals consult for advice on ethical questions. Her ability to quickly evaluate the merits of a case is a powerful asset in shaping outcomes for her clients. She says that “rectifying messy situations and righting wrongs” is what gets her up in the morning.

Russ W. Rosenzweig

Co-Founder & CEO
Round Table Group

Russ W. Rosenzweig is an executive in the expert witness search/referral industry, as well as a speaker, author, educator and philanthropist best known for co-founding Round Table Group, the world’s first and largest expert witness search and referral firm.

Founded in 1994, Round Table Group was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 and became known as Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services. In 2019, Russ and the original founders re-acquired Round Table Group. RTG's purpose is to help litigators locate, assess, and engage experts efficiently and cost effectively. Russ also helps experts, primarily professors, with their expert witness engagements.

While Round Table Group has earned a certain mystique in the legal and scholarly communities as the pioneering inventor of the expert witness search/referral industry, there is no mystery about how we perform our services: with distinguished professionalism, thorough and rigorous research, and a steadfast commitment to serving justice by ensuring that the best and most qualified expert witnesses take the stand for our clients. Our cost structure is far lower than the newer private equity funded expert witness startups, which allows us to offer far lower expert billing rates than our competitors.

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