Lying in court

Selecting an Expert Witness: Tips Every Defendant Should Know

August 28, 2013

Most people have heard about expert witnesses, whether on a television courtroom drama or in news reports of an actual case gone to trial. But what exactly is an expert witness? How should someone choose the best expert witness for their legal case? The answers to these questions are as interesting as they are complex.

In short, an expert witness is a person who has established a high degree of competency in a certain field or position. This level of competency is usually attained through years of hard work, copious research, strong determination and commitment to the expert’s field of work or study.