The Forensic Expert Witness
FEWA News
  

The Forensic Expert Witness Association is proud to announce the creation of the FEWA Education Committee. The Education Committee will ensure FEWA members receive programming that is engaging and relevant for expert witnesses. Contact the FEWA National Office to learn more about the Education Committee and to volunteer!

  

FEWA Members and Non-Members are invited to attend a FEWA Virtual Academy Webinar on February 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM PT. The webinar will be led by Kristin Baldwin of the Baldwin Network and will focus on marketing for even the most introverted expert.

Roughan & Associates at LINC
Arc & Line, LLC
FEWA New Member Spotlight
  

Mike Schultz, P.E. is one of FEWA’s newest members and has joined the Houston Chapter. He is an environmental engineer and consultant based in Houston, Texas with more than 30 years of environmental experience in private practice.  He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from Superfund sites to permitted RCRA and municipal solid waste facilities to commercial retail properties and oilfield sites. To learn more about Mike, visit his FEWA profile. Please join us in welcoming Mike to FEWA!

Calendar of Events
20
Feb 2019
 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PST)
National Event
21
Feb 2019
 
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm (PST)
Chapter Event: Orange County
7
Mar 2019
 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (PST)
Chapter Event: Los Angeles
More Information TBA
14
Mar 2019
 
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm (CDT)
Chapter Event: Dallas
21
Mar 2019
 
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm (PST)
Chapter Event: Orange County
More Information TBA
26
Apr 2019
 
April 26-27, 2019
FEWA 2019 National Conference
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Arising out of what started as a foreclosure case, a Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled in a published opinion that licensed professionals acting as expert witnesses owe the same duty to their party as they would to any client, and witness immunity is not a defense against professional malpractice.

Expert witnesses, if they are well prepared and know a case well, can go a long way to helping win a case at trial. Often, a case will center on an engineering, scientific, environmental, or similar issue, and having the right expert can make all the difference. However, the flip side is that a poorly prepared expert witness, or one who does not testify effectively, can help lose a case. 

If the lawsuit necessitates that an expert be retained, the attorney and expert need to have a relationship built on trust. This is particularly important so they can each manage the other’s expectations. How can this be accomplished?

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Naylor Association Solutions

When it comes to expert witnesses, engineers are an often-invoked name during the course of litigation. But merely knowing that your case can benefit from an engineer does not make preparation any easier. The breadth of the field and the innumerous specialties and subspecialties can make choosing an engineer seem like a daunting task. Read more below for tips to choose the right engineer for your particular case and how that expert’s testimony can help reach a successful outcome.

B.C. is capping the number of expert witnesses allowed in vehicle injury claims in an attempt to stem the worsening losses at ICBC. Attorney General David Eby announced the changes Monday morning, explaining that parties to injury claims will each be able to use one expert report for fast-track claims, and up to three experts and reports for all other claims.

There has been a massive increase in the number of addiction medicine and pain management expert witnesses marketing their services. Between 2010 and today, the increase has been nearly five-fold. Is this increase a surprise? Based on what we’re seeing in the news, the answer is no. The United States is experiencing an opioid epidemic.

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Ted Simon, LLC
Toxicologist and scientist with expertise in risk assessment, mathematical modeling, statistics, neuroscience, and ecological health. 10+ years at the EPA. 15+ years of teaching and extensive public speaking. Consulting and expert witness experience with alcohol, DUI and dram shop issues, environmental risk, illegal drugs, pharmaceuticals, accidental poisoning, and intellectual property.
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