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What is an Expert Witness?

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By Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.

An Expert Witness is a person who possesses information due to special education, training or experience who can assist the trier of fact in reaching a verdict.  (In our judicial system, a “trier of fact” is generally a judge or jury).  The term Expert Witness is generally used in civil litigation or criminal cases, and the names of Expert Witnesses who will testify on behalf of a plaintiff or defendant are disclosed to the opposing party and the Court.  Details of this process are best deferred to an attorney.

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