Session I – How to Properly Analyze an Opposition’s Expert Report – Doug Holthus
Whether for purposes of settlement, mediation, or trial, a thorough and complete analysis of the opponent’s expert’s credentials and opinions is fundamental. Whether considering the issues of liability, proximate cause, or damages, breaking down the opposing expert’s training, education, experience, methodologies, assumptions, conclusions, and ultimate opinions is simply necessary to achieve the optimum result for your client. This presentation will provide an overview and specific tactics for developing and achieving a proper examination of your opponent’s expert’s opinions, as well as offer suggested methods to challenge the presentation of such opinion testimony properly and effectively.
Key topics to be discussed:
Challenging an opposing expert’s credentials
Challenging an opposing expert’s methodologies
Challenging an opposing expert’s opinions
Challenging an opposing expert’s credibility
Session II – Legal Ethics – Jeffrey Cunningham
The use of expert assistance in the practice of law includes a host of ethical questions and challenges for lawyers. This program will review the role of experts and specific ABA Model Rules that apply to those situations. In addition, this course explores best practice tools and risk management strategies to mitigate potential issues.
Key topics to be discussed:
Overview of ethics
Ethics in retaining experts
Ethics with adverse experts
Ethics while serving as an expert
Tools for the ethical use of experts
Date: December 21, 2023
Doug Holthus | Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Doug Holthus is a Partner in the Columbus, OH office of Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP. Doug is a veteran trial lawyer having more than thirty-five years’ experience trying cases in various state and federal courts, defending claims ranging from personal injury and wrongful death to medical and other professional negligence, product liability to construction defect, and business disputes to employment discrimination and termination claims.
Jeffrey Cunningham | Goldberg Segalla
Jeff serves as outside General Counsel to solo, small, and mid-sized law firms. Jeff’s litigation practice focuses primarily on defending lawyers, as well as accountants and other professionals, mainly in New York and Connecticut state and federal courts. He also advises and defends lawyer-clients in disciplinary and ethics proceedings.
Session I – How to Properly Analyze an Opposition’s Expert Report | 2:00pm – 1:00pm
Challenging an opposing expert’s credentials | 2:00pm – 2:12pm
Challenging an opposing expert’s methodologies | 2:12pm – 2:24pm
Challenging an opposing expert’s opinions | 2:24pm – 2:36pm
Challenging an opposing expert’s credibility | 2:36pm – 2:48pm
Daubert motions | 2:48pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
Session II – Legal Ethics | 3:10pm – 4:10pm
Overview of ethics | 3:10pm – 3:22pm
Ethics in retaining experts | 3:22pm – 3:34pm
Ethics with adverse experts | 3:34pm – 3:46pm
Ethics while serving as an expert | 3:46pm – 3:58pm
Tools for the ethical use of experts | 3:58pm – 4:10pm