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.
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
Areas of Practice
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
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
B.A. - 1993
Pro Bono Activities
Member, Friars Club
very helpful and a pleasant speaker
Cool examples of when experts are useful for cases.
Recommended for all practitioners. If you try cases, this course is a must.
Very informative lecture. Excellent examples. Though generally from a plaintiff’s perspective, he provides useful information for defense attorneys as well.
Great presentation; completely absorbing.
I enjoyed the speaker
Very good program
Lecture was very engaging. Interesting and informative
very well done
Dynamic, pragmatic speaker.
Great speaker. Very knowledgeable.
Very practical and informative--well done!
great balance. really practical.
Excellent speaker, very knowledgeable
Great lecture and presenter!
I thought it was a good course.
Excellent review on expert witnesses.
This was a very good course.
Gotta love Smilely
Very supportive & clear, points well made.
Great program, Great presenter!
Smiley was terrific. engaging and not boring at all. thank you!
Good teacher - well experienced
Intelligent, informative, and well presented lecture.
This is excellent presentation, giving examples of the proper way to secure an expert. I recommend it.
This was a good lecture, covering a wide area and several expert uses that were new to me. Thanks for a good presentation.
good solid presentation
I always enjoy Andrew Smiley's courses.
Very helpful and informative!
Very fine presentation.
excellent practical advise
Good material and presentation..
Really interesting presentation. Easy to follow.
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.
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.
Excellent, MORE Andrew J. Smiley, please.
Very pleasant presentation
Lecturer was very engaging.
Excellent basic presentation.
Best of the best!! Intelligent & very well presented.
Very helpful. Excellent preparation and presentation.
this guy is a great lecturer. he has a good attitude and keeps the lecture stimulating and interesting.
I think the presenter did an excellent job of explaining the materials.
The presenter was clear and easy to follow.
Presenter did an excellent job.
Very well done.
very good presentation; concise and informative
Very helpful information, especially regarding non-medical experts
one of the best
Well done & interesting
Engaging and very helpful overview. It helped me!
It was a good discussion of the use of expert testimony at trial
very well done
Smiley is one of your best presenters
Great demeanor of instructor!
this attorney knows his subject area; wee presented
Thorough yet to the point.
Impressive and knowledgeable speaker
Enjoyed his style of lecture
excellent learning experience
smooth and entertaining
Excellent course. Good preparation, presentation and insights with practical examples
good presentation and kept me interested
Fast paced and authentic.
Great presenter and excellent material. Good overview of this subject.
This lawyer is really sharp
A superb lecture on expert witnesses.
The speaker did a great job
speaker was really good!
Easy to understand. Presented well.
Well done, clear and concise
very good presentation
excellent and comprehensive
I knew it all!
Great speaker; well organized and interesting presentation.
Basic course well suited to newer attorneys practicing personal injury law
He has skills!
Great presentation; well organized.
This speaker was articulate and clear - despite having a cold - and the information was neatly packaged. Great job.
I learned a tremendous amount even though I have never handled a PI case. This was a great course.
basic but beneficial
easy to listen to
As always, Mr. Smiley is very effective!
It was very insightful. Great presentation
Very good presentation, chock full of info.
Very basic but still helpful.
Very effective speaker. Will be looking out for Mr. Smiley on other web-based courses.
great tips and examples!
He did a good job!