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Jason D Koontz, CRC Opinions for All
Expert witnesses are an essential and frequently essential component of many civil litigations. The credentials of an expert witness can influence the verdict of your case.
The education, professional experience, and credibility of an expert serve as a basis for acceptance of their testimony.
In this blog, we will discuss the potential impact of an expert’s credentials on a case and learn when is an expert witness required.
Expert’s Credentials—a brief outlook
The educational background of an expert witness can play a significant role in establishing their credibility in the court. For example, the judgment of a professional with a degree in the area of the matter will weigh more due to proven educational record.
An expert witness with relevant experience and professional background in a similar industry can significantly improve their standing. For instance, the testimony of an expert witness with years of experience in the banking industry will hold high value in litigation involving a predatory lending or lender liability matter.
Continued professional development
Expert witnesses with a track record of continuous professional development are deemed more credible, which can help strengthen your case. It may include obtaining certifications and attending conferences and seminars as it shows they remain updated in their field of expertise.
The career progression speaks about the knowledge and expertise of an expert witness. A professional who climbed up the ladder in their professional life is likely to have developed broad areas of expertise, which adds more substance in their opinion.
Prior testifying experience
The prior testifying experience of an expert witness can also provide them an edge. A jury might consider the credibility of an opinion based on their previous history as an expert witness. An expert with a background of providing several testimonies may be regarded as more reliable.
When Is an Expert Witness Required?
Expert witnesses are required to provide testimony regarding matters requiring technical or specialized knowledge that is beyond the expertise of a layman.
Expert witnesses rely on the appropriate evidence and use specific methods to arrive at an opinion, which may include researching, testing, and other evaluation methods.
The conclusion that expert witnesses reach as a result of their assessment help judges and juror to understand the case better and reach a verdict.
Are you looking for expert witness consulting services in New York? Contact Jason Koontz today! With more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial sector, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the court as a consultant and expert witness. For more information, give us a call at (646) 397 – 3835 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational and educational purposes only, does not constitute professional advice. I’m not liable or responsible for any damages resulting from or related to your use of this information.
Jason D Koontz
Jason Koontz is a former bank Senior VP. He now serves as an expert witness in banking & real estate matters across the United States..
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