What lawyers want when hiring you

BVWireIssue #105-3
June 15, 2011

The next time an attorney calls to interview you as an expert, be prepared to answer the questions in “Factors to Consider When Hiring an Expert,” an article by Donald May (Marks Paneth & Shron LLP):

  • How many times have you testified?
  • Of those times, what percentage was for the plaintiff and what percentage was for the defendant?
  • Have you ever been excluded by a court? If so, why?
  • What percent of your income is based on expert testimony?
  • Do you have specific experience related to this matter? What is that experience?
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