Deposing the Defendant's Medical Examiner in Personal Injury Cases

Preparing for and Conducting the Deposition, Leveraging Deposition Admissions at Settlement or Trial

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Recorded event now available

or call 1-800-926-7926
Course Materials

This CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury attorneys for deposing the defendant’s medical examiner. The panel will explain how to determine whether to conduct a deposition; effective methods for questioning the medical examiner; tactics for exposing examiner bias and undermining the examiner's credibility; and using deposition admissions to the plaintiff’s advantage during settlement and trial.


Deposing the defense medical examiner provides personal injury attorneys an opportunity to discover the examiner’s opinion of the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injury and the basis for that opinion. When properly conducted, medical examiner depositions can provide critical information that can be used to undermine the examiner’s credibility or impeach him during trial.

Taking control of the dynamics of the deposition, effectively questioning the medical examiner, and strategically raising objections all have a significant impact on the amount and usefulness of information obtained during depositions.

Listen as our authoritative panel explains legal and practical considerations for personal injury attorneys when preparing for and conducting depositions of the defense medical examiner. The panel will share their insights and experiences on the strategic and effective use of the depositions during settlement and trial.



  1. Evaluating whether to depose the defense medical examiner
  2. Preparing to depose the defense medical examiner
  3. Conducting the deposition
  4. Using deposition admissions to your advantage at trial and settlement


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • The most common challenges personal injury attorneys face when taking depositions of the defense medical examiner.
  • Deposition questioning techniques that will maximize the information obtained from the medical examiner and help expose bias.
  • Effective strategies for raising and responding to objections during depositions.
  • Deposition testimony’s most effective uses during summary judgment, discovery, settlement and trial.


Leone, Armand
Dr. Armand Leone, Jr.

Britcher Leone

Dr. Leone ​is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist and attorney​ and concentrates his practice on medical...  |  Read More

Benjamin A. (Ben) Schwartz
Benjamin A. (Ben) Schwartz

Managing Partner
Schwartz & Schwartz Attorneys at Law

Mr. Schwartz's practice focuses on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has gained recognition in...  |  Read More

R. Mark Taneyhill
R. Mark Taneyhill

Schwartz & Schwartz Attorneys at Law

Mr. Taneyhill is a Delaware personal injury lawyer who focuses his practice on representation of those injured due to...  |  Read More

Access Anytime, Anywhere

Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.

To find out which recorded format will provide the best CLE option, select your state:

CLE On-Demand Video