Marc Weingarten Presents - "Strategy of Direct and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses"

Marc P. Weingarten, a Partner in the Philadelphia and New York offices recently made a presentation to a joint meeting of the Kentucky Justice Association (formerly known as the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys) and the Kentucky Defense Counsel. Marc made his presentation, which was entitled “Strategy of Direct and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses” on May 16, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky and it will be presented again on May 30, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky. Marc’s presentation was part of a day-long seminar to teach lawyers how to try cases. The seminar was called “Trial Strategies and Techniques From Both Sides of the Bar. The concept of this program was unique in that it is one of the few education courses for trial lawyers which is sponsored by both the plaintiff bar as well as the defense bar. Marc used a PowerPoint presentation which was prepared by Philadelphia paralegal Leah Min which included numerous slides as well as a video clip from the movie “My Cousin Vinnie” to demonstrate advanced techniques of direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses. Marc used examples of his thirty-year experience in trying cases before juries to help to teach these members of the Kentucky Trial Bar effective ways of examination. The program in Louisville was attended by over 100 attorneys and it is anticipated that the Lexington program will be equally well attended. In appreciation of Marc’ s presentation to this group, a donation was made by the Trial Lawyer Associations to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.