Expert Witness 101 - Balancing Professional Ethics with Client Desires

Attendees learn about problems that develop when experts value the desires of the client above their professional integrity. Learn about the true role of experts in construction litigation, how to avoid hidden bias and advocacy. Standards of care are discussed based on professional licensure, professional memberships and accepted industry standards. Examples of possible ethics violations are provided for discussion.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, each attendee will be able to:
  • Identify how to select (or serve as) a qualified and reasonable expert.
  • Effectively work with experts (or clients) to provide reasonable and defendableopinions.
  • Effectively evaluate the adequacy of a repair scope.
  • Effectively examine experts (or provide testimony) in deposition and/or trial to determine the reliability of opinions and repair scopes offered.

For more information contact Melissa Gibson at or (864) 647-1065


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