Cross-Examination of the Negative Defense Medical Examination Physician

Production Date: March 28, 2014 Practice Areas: Litigation Estimated Length: 7277 minutes


$ 99 Litigation In Stock

In a personal injury lawsuit, the defendant's insurance carrier will invariably hire litigation doctors on its behalf to examine the plaintiff. This is done in order to have a professional witness testify at trial for the purpose of assisting in the defense of the case with respect to minimizing the damages suffered by the plaintiff. These "hired guns" will opine that: the plaintiff did not sustain any injury as a result of the subject incident and/or has made a complete recovery. These highly paid witnesses are usually experienced and skilled at convincing a jury of their "expert" opinions.  


This course is designed to teach the plaintiff's attorney how to use the adverse party expert that performed the Insurance Medical Examination [IME] to help prove the plaintiff's case, and undermine these negative opinions and attack the credibility of this witness.   


Learning Objectives: 

I.     Know the structure, elements and style of an effective cross-examination 

II.    Gain familiarity with a typical negative IME and how to win a significant plaintiff's verdict by using specific techniques

III.   Learn actual questions/answers from real cases  

IV.   Illustrate the power of a "positive" cross-examination and how and when to impeach the witness and show their bias


Robert P.
San Francisco, CA

One of the very best Lawline programs I've seen - just masterful.

Wendy W.
Kirkland, WA

Enjoyed this class. Well presented, I appreciated the line of questioning examples. They made the content interesting.

Gail S.
White Stone, NY

This was the best course I have taken on Lawline.

Erica K.
Chicago, IL


Darren E.
New City, NY


Chandra M.
San Diego, CA


Nadine P.
New York, NY

Excellent! Very informative!

Georgia M.
Kailua, CA

The attorney was definitely knowledgeable, likeable, engaging and clear, however the insurance company-retained physician examples he used were, frankly, very biased (eg 100% defense work), unethical, kicked out of medical board, and eminently impeachable (conflicting testimony in past depos). I'm used to working with physician experts who are more balanced, from USC Keck School of Medicine, or Cedars Sinai, or UCLA- retained as experts by defense firms- where they can't pull those stunts and wont be retained by defense. However- all the war story tips for cross were very good and need to be shared.

Helena W.
Burbank, CA

Tremendous insights and great closing consequences to Defendants ... !!

Robert L.
Linwood, NJ

The instructor did a great and interesting presentation.

John K.


Kristine C.
Dubuque, IA

Excellent presentation and excellent use of cross examination technique throughout

Ronald S.
Marlton, NJ

This was far and away the best CLE I have watched on Lawline!

stephen t.
Port Washington, NY

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Corey E.
Renton, WA

Thank you

Craig A.
Bellingham, WA

So entertaining and knowledgeable. Great topic, great speaker.

Michael S.
Palisades, NY

good med mal intro

Daniel C.
Queens, NY

good speaker

Lee S.
San Antonio, TX

Wonderful talented speaker did a great job

Bruce R.
deerfield, IL

Masterful presentation

Susan M.
Rensselaer, NY


Michael W.
Seattle, WA

Best lawline course I've taken. Good, practical information

Margaret H.
Fullerton, CA

Excellent program. Great examples and technique.

Bill H.
Tyler, TX

great lawyer. obviously has tried a bunch of cases

Ryan R.
Seattle, WA

I appreciate that the presenter did a mock examination and explained the logic of each question.

Atousa N.
Sugar Land, TX

Thank you very much! Wonderful speaker!

Frederick J.
Jackson, GA

Awesome speaker and very knowledgeable regarding his subject matter.

Deanna R.
East Amherst, NY

Excellent program, very helpful.

Steven H.
Dallas, TX

Faculty clearly has a lot of experience in this field - easy to understand.

Veronica P.
Washington, DC

Great lecturer. Kept the attention and provied excellent insights

Kirk L.
Black Mountain, NC


Charles C.
Brady, TX

Excellent Course

Martin S.
Northbrook, IL

Great presentation. Thank you.

Christopher N.
Houston, TX

Great program for cross examination.

Eric W.
Chicago, IL

Great presenter.

Grant G.
Dallas, TX

Outstanding presentation. Best I have seen on lawline

Brian O.
Merrick, NY

Excellent job. Lots of inside baseball. I do this for a living and I picked up a few things

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Dallas, TX

One of the best speakers Lawline has!!

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Kildeer, IL

Excellent content. Very interesting speaker.

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maspeth, NY

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Marlboro Township, NJ


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Manhattan, NY


Diego V.
Chula Vista, CA

Excellent presentation on the subject matter. Top Notch.

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Carrollton, GA


James D.
East Islip, NY

The lecturer was lights out awesome. I hope you have more programs from him.

Dan R.
Roseville, CA

Excellent and powerful presentation!

Paul S.
San Francisco, CA

One of the most informative, well constucted, practical and useful CLE courses i have taken in my over 40 years of practice. Very well done. The presenter is an excellent teacher. Than you for taking the time to present this course.

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new rochelle, NY

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Hawthorne, NJ


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New York, NY


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Squaw Valley, CA

One of lawline's best programs

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Westport, CT

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Syracuse, NY

Best speaker yet

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Laguna Woods, CA

Excellent presentation; best one I've seen yet (and I've seen many)

Tony C.
Naperville, IL

Really enjoyed this program - I intend on watching it multiple times to review. One of the best cle videos that I have watched. Thank you.

Derrick R.
Venice, CA

Mr. Genis gave a fabulous and informative lecture. Thank you.

James L.
Staten Island, NY

One of the best CLE courses on trial advocacy I have seen. Bob is an excellent attorney.

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White Plains, NY


Stanley O.
East Northport, NY

Excellent course. Excellent materials, examples,presentation and insights

Mark K.
Chicago, IL

This was an excellent presentation.

David P.
Fort Worth, TX

Robert Genis is obviously a dedicated trial attorney who has mastered his art; who gives tips and a practical outline for the hostile defense doctor cross examination. Well worth the time, even if you don't practice in New York.

David T.
Beaumont, TX

An awesome tour de force. Useful info for many situations beyond cross of defense medical expert.

Ronald L. B.
lisle, IL

great program and presentation

Arthur G.
Brooklyn, NY

Excellent trial techniques!

Cheryl H.
New York, NY

Bob Genis was excellent

Dane R.
Hanover, PA

This speaker is a fabulous trial tactician and strategist. Fabulous course. Bravo!

Gregory B.
Naperville, IL

I don't do any PI work, but the methods illustrated could be used with any expert. I plan to review this before my next cross of an expert. Good stuff.

Susan H.
Alexandria, VA

Excellent information about outside sources to find impeaching evidence, and how to use it effectively

Houman D.
Great Falls, VA

One of the Best Courses and Speakers on Lawline!

Gary G.
Woodside, CA

Great thank

James W.
Milano, TX

Well organized.

Robin B.
Port Chester, NY

Rob Genis' enthusiasm for trial work and this material is obvious. A pleasure to watch and he has a great sense of humor!

Robert D.
Pittsburgh, PA

Excellent and helpful presentation

Alex K.
New York, NY

Interesting material.

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Woodbridge, CA

Excellent presentation.

David G.

Very good!!

Nelson B.
Elk Grove, CA

really good course

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Bothell, WA

Very interesting CLE.

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San Diego, CA

One of the best presentations I have seen. Good practical and strategic advice.

Lawrence G.
Queens, NY

Mr. Genis was stellar. Very informative, very entertaining.

Suzin R.
White Plains, NY

Speaker was excellent

Michael M.
Missouri City, TX

This is an outstanding presentation.

Terri Weatherby G.
Gilmer, TX

Wonderful presentation. Many helpful tips for dealing with the defense doctor.

Evan P.
San Angelo, TX

One of the best speakers on cross examination I have had the pleasure of listening to in over 35 years as a lawyer.

Mo T.
Houston, TX

Fantastic presentation by an obviously knowledgeable and effective lawyer. Empowering presentation.


Well done

Salvatore T.
Bloomingdale, IL


michael a.
Ukiah, CA

Very good suggestions for any trial lawyer.

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Sugar Land, TX


Bradley F.
Denver, CO

nice first experience

William A.
Yorktown, VA

Presenter gave great examples.

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Pittsford, NY


Diane O.
Gambrills, MD

I wholeheartedly agree with the other commenters....outstanding presentation. Great speaker who presented very informative material in an interesting manner.

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Irvine, CA


Adam T.
Houston, TX

Great presentation. His knowledge, tips and tricks will be used almost immediately and helped me quite a bit in an area I have always encountered difficulty when preparing for trial and mediation.

Rodney M.
Sugar Land, TX

Excellent presentation

Donald Z.
Chicago, IL

AN EXCELLENT presentation

Taryn S.
Chicago, IL

This presentation was great. I will review again.

Elaine H.
New York, NY


Rodrick W.
Chicago, IL

one of the most thorough CLE presentations that I have ever seen! i wouldn't want to be on the other side of the table with Mr. Genis :) Amazing job!

Larry K.
Chicago, IL

Wonderful seminar and great speaker

Robert M.
Moses Lake, WA

Hilarious. He teaches by multiple examples, which in this case was very effective. He's a very good instructor.

Andre W.
Chicago, IL


Richard S.
Glen Carbon, IL

One of the best presentations I've seen on cross exam!

Daniel K.
Medina, OH

This course is clear and well-structured presentation of the main issues and strategies.

Harold R.
Los Angeles, CA

Excellent presentation

Eve-Lynn G.
Huntington, NY

Excellent speaker/attorney.

Patrick W.
Clarendon Hills, IL

If only cross of an opponent expert was that easy! Lots of good tips.

James R.
Antioch, IL


Cynthia B.
Garland, TX

I could have listened all day. Excellent!

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Albuquerque, NM

Excellent speaker. He knows his stuff!

kulsoom n.
Alexandria, VA

great speaker, great presentation.

Maria Y.
Morrisville, PA

Great speaker. Appreciated information in the slides.

Frances S.
Chicago, IL

He was amazing. Should be required viewing for anyone who tries cases, no matter how experienced they are.

Theresa H.
Fort Mill, SC

Presenter was excellent. Provided great information on subject and process.

Mark R.
Dallas, TX

really practical stuff valuable even to the Old Dogs

Jeffrey O.
Belleville, IL


Boris S.
Arlington Heights, IL

Excellent instructor.

Andrietta W.
Chicago, IL

Excellent presentation in every respect, extremely informative, interesting and entertaining.

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Manhasset, NY

Excellent course, excellent instructor

michael w.
Northbrook, IL

very much enjoyed this program.

Jason A.
Huntington Station, NY


Judith P.
Seattle, WA

I'll never do this, but wow, this was a riveting presentation, I really enjoyed it. It was fun,

John N.
El Paso, TX

Stressing the importance of PREPARATION in getting the defense witness to support your case before beginning the process of taking apart his credibility.

Eduardo L.
El Paso, TX

Excellent presentation and content

James R.

The best presentation on Lawline in five years

Thomas M.
Castle Rock, CO

Speaker shares extensive lessons from experience. I am a seasoned litigator and still learned several techniques that I will consistently employ.

Susan K.
Bethesda, MD

very practical advice----refreshing

Donna W.
Northbrook, IL

Phenomenal instructor--excellent materials and dynamic presentation.

Gerald K W.

One of the best

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woodbury, NY

Highly effective strategies and skills provided in a very clear and entertaining manner. Excellent presentation in all respects.

Brian W.
Nashville, TN

This is the best CLE I have watched on I HIGHLY recommend it.

David W.
Edinburg, TX

Awesome. Great information. Well presented. Helpful.

David B.
McKinney, TX

clever and insightful view of this area.

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Los Angeles, CA

Very informative and helpful video.

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Los Angeles, CA


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Riverside, CA

Outstanding. Interesting and practical.

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Shelbyville, KY

Best CE I have viewed on law line to date.

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Duarte, CA

Outstanding speaker.

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Lake Elsinore, CA


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Oakland, CA

well presented

Los Angeles, CA


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San Diego, CA

Truly exceptional presentation!!!! Highly recommend.

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Calexico, CA


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Bronx, NY

Great presentation with much substance and utility.

Nancy H.
Discovery Bay, CA

Excellent presentarion

Juliana S.
Harker Heights, TX

This is easily the best seminar out of the offered CLE classes. Speaker is engaging, on point, and thorough.

Gerard S.
North Collins, NY

Excellent, pragmatic and crystal clear.

Chris T.
New York, NY

This is a good course for cross examining a Defendant's doctor in a personal injury case.

Anne K.
Longmont, CO

great course!!

Jerome P.
Centennial, CO

He KNOWS what he is talking about - OUTSTANDING!

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Woodland Hills, CA

Excellent program!

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brookline, MA


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Greeley, CO

Very effective course.

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Eliot, ME

Best presentation I have seen for CLE credit.

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Bozeman, MT

Informative, worthwhile and enjoyable.

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Birmingham, AL

Excellent! Very Informative!

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Galveston, TX


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Killeen, TX


Matthew N.
Brooklyn, NY

Great strategy suggestions.

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Encinitas, CA


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Kansas, IL


Gregory G.
Huntington, NY

Excellent. Entertaining as always.

Steven H.
Orland Park, IL

Great presentation

James M.
Chicago, IL

Outstanding presenter!

Robert D.
Wheeling, IL

very knowledgable

Laura L.
Chicago, IL

My practice area and I learned so much.

Genevieve D.
Chicago, IL

Outstanding - I don't practice in this area but it was an excellent, attention-keeping presentation.

Andreas G.
Merrick, NY

Excellent and thorough presentation!

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Hempstead, NY


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karen m.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

By far the most useful and organized Lawline course I've viewed. Outstanding.

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Fantastic, relevant, and useful.

Michael K.
Brooklyn, NY

excellent presentation

Michael H.
New Rochelle, NY

Excellent and very useful info.

Clifford G.
Joliet, IL

i have the cross of a "negative defense medical examination physician" coming up. Timing is everything. i think this is one of the best CLE programs i've ever attended.

patrick m.
Chicago, IL

very informative

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Pine Bush, NY


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brooklyn, NY


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Fresh Meadows, NY

Every time I have seen a course by Genis, I have learned from him.

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Brooklyn, NY


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Barrington Hills, IL


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Chicago, IL

great presentation - really helpful that actual questions, etc were presented with examples

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Palos Hills, IL

very informative

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San Diego, CA

Very helpful and interesting and relevant.

Edmond L.
Chicago, IL

Excellent Presenter!!

Thurman W.
San Mateo, CA

Good webinar. Useful for overall trial technique and strategy beyond just medical malpractice cross-exam. Excellent instructor.

Rebecca G.
Chicago, IL

Quality materials.

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Milwaukee, WI

Excellent speaker and great useful substance.

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Hinsdale, IL


klary p.
studio city, CA

very informative. excellent presentation

Jeffrey A.
New York, NY

Bob Genis is one of the most thorough lecturers I have ever heard speak. In fact, this was much more than a lecture. It was if he he brought you into the courtroom with him while he was conducting a trial. Highly recommend.

David E.
Rolling Meadows, IL

this was a very helpful lecture.

Robert A.
Chicago, IL


Karen D.
Tallahassee, FL

The material was presented in a very concise yet logical manner.

Howard J. G.
Forest Hills, NY

Brings Bronx street smarts to the art of cross-examination.

Henry A.
Fairfield, CT

Best internet program I have seen

Richard B.
Chicago, IL

This may be the best CLE course I have taken

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Best course I have ever heard.

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East Alton, IL

This guy loves rthe law...

Mary Jo G.
Chicago, IL

it gives the plaintiff perspective well.

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Tucson, AZ

Excellent presentation.

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Valatie, NY

Excellent. Top notch speaker.

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cedarhurst, NY

very enjoyable

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Chicago, IL

This speaker was terrific, and I will require my young associates to watch this one.

Maggie G.
Homewood, IL

Outstanding presentation!

Raymond K.
Bedford, NY

Great presentation, fascinating examples of cross-examination.

Henry G.
Maplewood, NJ

One of the very finest presentations I have seen to date on Lawline.

Lawrence S.
New York, NY

I thought the speaker was well versed and informative.

James S.
Garden City, NY

Great speaker. Hope he does future courses