Effectively Using Experts in Personal Injury Cases

(2838 Ratings)

Produced on: October 08, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

The success of a personal injury or medical malpractice suit is usually connected to choosing the right expert to evaluate the claim early on in the litigation. Join experienced litigator Andrew Smiley for this introductory presentation on the advantages of using expert witnesses and how to retain the best one for your cause of action. Mr. Smiley shares personal war stories on a variety of cases from hiring experts to testify on subjects such as personal training, nefrology, bartending and construction defects.

 

This program also provides tips on when to hire an expert, how to spend as little as possible while gaining the maximum benefit, and websites and companies that can direct you to the appropriate type of expert. In addition, Mr. Smiley dissects the role of the expert in all stages of the litigation process, including prior to depositions, summary judgment motions, and pre trial settlement demands.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.    Understand the benefits of an expert 

II.   Identify different types of experts 

III.  Know how to find the right expert 

IV.  Gain familiarity with experts' cost 

V.   Comprehend considerations inherent in meeting the expert in person

Faculty

Andrew Smiley

Smiley & Smiley, LLP



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Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

New York, 1997

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997

U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 1999

U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Education

Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York

J.D. - 1996

Honors: Vice President, Moot Court Honor Society

Honors: Executive Board -Chair of Trial Division

Honors: Coach - Brooklyn Law School National Trial Team Northeast Region Champions

Honors: Judge Edward and Doris A. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

Tulane University

B.A. - 1993

Honors: Honors

Major: Psychology

Pro Bono Activities

Member, Friars Club

Organizations/Affiliations:

  • New York City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President (June 2013 – present)
  • Treasurer (June 2011 – June 2013)
  • Secretary (June 2009- June 2011)
  • Board of Directors (2000-present)
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Vice President – 2nd Dept. (July 2013-present)
  • Board of Directors (2013- present)
  • Judicial Screening Committee (2013- present)
  • Judicial Screening Committee, Kings County Democratic Party (2013)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • The American Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Friars Club - member

Reviews

JT
James T.

Good presentation.

JK
James K.

I enjoyed the speaker

DS
David S.

Very informative

AF
Andra F.

Very good program

SF
Stacie F.

Lecture was very engaging. Interesting and informative

MC
Mark C.

INformative

RW
Ronald W.

very well done

DB
Dwight B.

grerat

VN
Vasiliki N.

Dynamic, pragmatic speaker.

CG
Charles G.

Great speaker. Very knowledgeable.

JT
John T.

Very practical and informative--well done!

DM
Diana M.

Expertly done

BH
Bill H.

great presentation

LC
Lesa C.

great balance. really practical.

MP
Marc P.

Well done

JM
John M.

Excellent speaker, very knowledgeable

EL
Elyssa L.

Great lecture and presenter!

RC
Ralph C.

I thought it was a good course.

MW
Matthew W.

Excellent review on expert witnesses.

RP
Ruth P.

This was a very good course.

AL
Anthony L.

Gotta love Smilely

MS
Moshe S.

Very supportive & clear, points well made.

AP
Andrew P.

Great program, Great presenter!

EE
Elizabeth E.

Smiley was terrific. engaging and not boring at all. thank you!

DH
Donald H.

Great presentation!

DM
Daniel C. M.

Good teacher - well experienced

MS
Matthew S.

Great course.

MD
Mitchell D.

Intelligent, informative, and well presented lecture.

BK
Benjamin K.

This is excellent presentation, giving examples of the proper way to secure an expert. I recommend it.

JK
John K.

This was a good lecture, covering a wide area and several expert uses that were new to me. Thanks for a good presentation.

MW
Michael W.

good solid presentation

DA
David A.

Interesting

CR
Carl R.

I always enjoy Andrew Smiley's courses.

KB
Kevin B.

Knowledgeable.

MH
Margaret H.

Great job!!!

NN
Nicole N.

Very helpful and informative!

SH
Steven H.

Very fine presentation.

MS
Miriam S.

excellent practical advise

HF
Harrison F.

Good material and presentation..

JD
James D.

Excellent lecturer

IP
Ira Miles P.

Really interesting presentation. Easy to follow.

CC
Charles C.

Great on Issues but a rock star on letting you know as an attorney that this is a great area to practice because every day is different.

JT
Joel T.

Good presentation

AM
ANGELA M.

Attorney Andrew Smiley is so well educated when it came to this subject matter. I was completely impressed and in awe of how well this was presented.

BD
Benjamin D.

good

JS
jon s.

Excellent, MORE Andrew J. Smiley, please.

SS
Steve S.

Excellent

PB
Pietro B.

Very pleasant presentation

RW
Rhonda W.

Lecturer was very engaging.

DM
Dennis M.

Excellent basic presentation.

SK
STEPHEN K.

Best of the best!! Intelligent & very well presented.

SW
Steven W.

excellent

DR
Dwayne R.

Very helpful. Excellent preparation and presentation.

JH
Jan h.

interesting presentation

CT
Chris T.

this guy is a great lecturer. he has a good attitude and keeps the lecture stimulating and interesting.

OS
Olivia S.

I think the presenter did an excellent job of explaining the materials.

CS
Charles S.

Fairly informative

KH
Kathryn H.

The presenter was clear and easy to follow.

RB
Russell B.

Presenter did an excellent job.

MS
Martin S.

Very well done.

BM
Byron M.

very good presentation; concise and informative

WM
Walter M.

Great course

EB
Erin B.

Very helpful information, especially regarding non-medical experts

JD
jesus D.

one of the best

SW
SCOTT W.

Very informative.

DS
Dawn S.

good lecture--

MS
MARTHA S.

Well done & interesting

JD
James D.

Engaging and very helpful overview. It helped me!

DH
Daniel H.

It was a good discussion of the use of expert testimony at trial

VC
Vincent C.

very well done

SB
Steven B.

Great speaker.

EB
Eric B.

Great course

WB
William B.

Good Course

HA
Henry A.

Great program

RK
Richard K.

Smiley is one of your best presenters

PS
patricia s.

Great demeanor of instructor!

LG
Loretta G.

this attorney knows his subject area; wee presented

MP
Michael P.

Thorough yet to the point.

FB
Fabian B.

excellent presenter

KM
kenneth m.

Impressive and knowledgeable speaker

BO
Bena O.

Enjoyed his style of lecture

MS
Marc S.

Good

MW
Mark W.

excellent learning experience

RS
Rodney S.

Very good

MR
Mario R.

smooth and entertaining

VS
Vera S.

Great.

SO
Stanley O.

Excellent course. Good preparation, presentation and insights with practical examples

DR
Derrick R.

excellent course.

GG
Gerardo G.

Effective presentation.

CP
Caroline P.

good presentation and kept me interested

TM
Thomas M.

Fast paced and authentic.

EH
Elizabeth H.

Great presenter and excellent material. Good overview of this subject.

PH
Peter H.

This lawyer is really sharp

DT
David T.

A superb lecture on expert witnesses.

JW
Jeffrey W.

The speaker did a great job

JG
Janice G.

speaker was really good!

AG
Arthur G.

Easy to understand. Presented well.

NM
Natasha M.

Practical advice

VO
Veronica O.

Well done, clear and concise

EK
Elizabeth K.

very good presentation

DV
Diego V.

Very informative.

BA
Brandon A.

excellent and comprehensive

MI
Margaret I.

Good program!!

AD
Angela D.

Excellent speaker

EM
Eugene M.

I knew it all!

CK
Christopher C K.

great

DB
Drake B.

Very good.

VH
Virginia H.

Great speaker; well organized and interesting presentation.

JW
john w.

Basic course well suited to newer attorneys practicing personal injury law

BK
Bruce K.

He has skills!

AP
Andrew P.

Great presentation; well organized.

MA
Melvin A.

Great presentation.

BT
barry t.

Great presentation

WR
William R.

This speaker was articulate and clear - despite having a cold - and the information was neatly packaged. Great job.

MB
Michael B.

I learned a tremendous amount even though I have never handled a PI case. This was a great course.

ST
Stuart T.

basic but beneficial

JM
Judd M.

easy to listen to

JF
John F.

As always, Mr. Smiley is very effective!

KC
Kurt C.

It was very insightful. Great presentation

SG
Stuart G.

Very good presentation, chock full of info.

TS
Timothy S.

great

TS
Timothy S.

Very basic but still helpful.

JT
Jeffrey T.

Very effective speaker. Will be looking out for Mr. Smiley on other web-based courses.

NT
Napha T.

great tips and examples!

CW
claude w.

He did a good job!

TH
Timothy H.

well done

RT
Raul T.

Great presenter

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