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Expert Witness Depositions: Preparing for and Deposing Opponents' Experts

Obtaining Testimony for Daubert Challenges, Impeachment at Trial, and Settlement Leverage

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

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Conducted on Thursday, February 10, 2022

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This CLE course will equip litigators to obtain from adverse experts the testimony and admissions needed for impeachment, to support disqualification or exclusion of testimony, and to acquire information that increases leverage in settlement negotiations. Our authoritative panel will provide techniques for eliciting favorable testimony from even the most seasoned expert witnesses.


Cases can be won or lost at the expert deposition. Facing a deponent who is a professional witness armed with a level of expertise beyond that of a layperson requires in-depth preparation before the deposition and deposition-taking skills if counsel is to elicit admissions from the expert that break the opponent's case.

This presentation will show litigators how to prepare before the deposition to attack the experts' qualifications, prior opinions, and testimony. Our speakers will also provide tips for setting up the expert for impeachment at trial, challenging the expert's methodology, and gaining the upper hand in settlement negotiations.

The panel will also address how to elicit testimony to support a Daubert challenge.

Listen as our authoritative panel provides proven strategies for overcoming the most complex expert deposition hurdles and using those depositions to obtain favorable settlements or verdicts by taking the wind out of the opposing expert's sails.



  1. Preparing for the deposition
  2. Deposing the expert – purposes
  3. Deposing the expert – techniques
  4. Practice pointers for opposing damages-expert-witness testimony under Daubert


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Preparing to attack the expert's qualifications
  • Locating expert's prior opinions and testimony
  • Attacking the expert's methodology at the deposition
  • Setting up deposition testimony for use in Daubert motions
  • Increasing settlement value by discrediting the opposing expert


Cochran, Anthony
Anthony L. Cochran

Smith Gambrell & Russell

Mr. Cochran represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters. He has tried jury trials, bench trials,...  |  Read More

Fellows, Henry
Henry D. Fellows, Jr.

Fellows Labriola

Mr. Fellows represents corporations, partnerships and individuals in cases related to commercial contract disputes,...  |  Read More

Lockett, John
John Lockett

The Lockett Law Firm

Mr. Lockett is a trial lawyer specializing in high-stakes business disputes. He has significant experience representing...  |  Read More

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