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What Young Lawyers Need to Know When Looking For an Expert Witness

ABA Young Lawyers Subcommittee, Products Liability Committee


Date: April 4, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Junior litigators are often tasked with finding and retaining an expert witness. In products liability litigation, an expert witness plays a pivotal role; therefore, it may feel daunting for a young lawyer to be charged with such an important task. Roadblocks are sure to occur. For example, expert witnesses’ curricula vitae may look the same to a lawyer who is not experienced in a particular industry. Or it may be difficult to determine how "likable" an expert witness will be to a jury. To avoid common pitfalls, this roundtable panel will offer concrete best practices for finding and vetting expert witnesses.

The “experts on the experts” are Daniel J. Herling of Mintz Levin P.C., Jenny A. Mendelson of Alston & Bird LLP, and James W. Mizgala of Tucker Ellis LLP.

Please join Mintz Levin's Dan Herling (speaker) and Claire Newland (moderator) for this teleconference roundtable sponsored by the ABA Products Liability Young Lawyers Subcommittee and the Expert Witnesses Committee. 



Daniel J. Herling is a highly regarded product liability defense attorney at Mintz. He handles litigation and class actions involving consumer products, leveraging his deep knowledge of California's consumer protection regulations and laws.