Research guides

Expert Witnesses

Witness Practice

The following treatises are a selection of the materials Jenkins has that focus on preparing and cross-examining expert witnesses.

To find more treatises, search Jenkins' catalog by doing a keyword search for expert witness* or witness* to find subject-specific materials with chapters or sections on witnesses. The search results can be limited by adding additional terms to the search or by modifying the search to a specific library location, i.e. General Collection, Pennsylvania Collection, or State Collection.

Member Databases

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Art of Advocacy: Cross-Examination of Non-Medical Experts
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library. Also available in print.

Print - PA Specific

Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics National Business Institute
Library has previous editions: see all.

Lights, Camera, Evidence! Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes chapters on expert witnesses.

The Preparation and Trial of the Products Liability Case Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes various chapters on expert witness examination.

Preparing a Witness to Testify Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Taking and Defending Depositions for Lay and Expert Witnesses Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Trial Tactics, Tips & Techniques Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Includes chapters on examining and cross-examining expert witnesses

Print - General

Art of Advocacy: Cross-Examination of Medical Experts LexisNexis
Discontinued by publisher, last updated 2016.

Art of Advocacy: Cross-Examination of Non-Medical Experts LexisNexis
Also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.

Attacking Adverse Experts ABA

Daubert Practice 2013: How to Avoid Getting Sliced by Cutting-Edge Developments in Expert Witness Challenges Practising Law Institute

Expert Witness Practising Law Institute
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Expert Witness Checklists West
Also referred to as Danner.

Expert Witnesses in Civil Trials: Effective Preparation and Presentation West

Expert Witnesses, Valuation, & Damages: The Expert's Point of View American Bar Association

How to Train Your Expert: Making Your Client's Case American Bar Association

Litigator's Guide to Expert Witnesses American Bar Association

Litigators on Experts: Strategies for Managing Expert Witnesses from Retention through Trial ABA

Mastering the Art of Preparing Witnesses American Bar Association
See Part III: Expert Witnesses.

Model Witness Examinations ABA
See Chapter 7: Opinions of the Expert. Library also has previous editions on Micro: see all.

Preparing Witnesses: A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Their Clients ABA
See Chapter 30: The Expert Witness and Chapter 32: The Physician as Witness.
Library also has previous editions on Micro: see all.

DVDs & Videos

The Trial Lawyer ABA
Available as a DVD. Based on the 2003 print publication. See Chapter 7: Preparing and Presenting Witnesses for sections on expert witnesses. Library also has the updated 2018 edition in print.

To find more video and DVD recordings on preparing and examining witnesses, search the Jenkins' catalog for witness* and limit the results to the Media Collection.

Research Tip

Sample witness depositions and testimonies may be available on video sharing websites like YouTube.