One of the most common reasons expert witness research is skipped is that the expert selection process is postponed until the last minute. Pressed for time, an attorney or legal team might choose the first expert that looks “good enough,” failing to consider the nuances of the expert’s background—to the detriment of their case.

Similarly, delegating responsibility for expert witness selection to someone unfamiliar with the case may lead to poor results. Focusing instead on these key points during research can simultaneously alert you to potential angles of attack from opposing counsel and suggest the most effective means of countering these arguments.

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