| by Brian L. Burchett, Esq.
Taking expert depositions can be stressful, intimidating, and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be. With the right planning and preparation, you can consistently accomplish your goals. So, what do you do?
First, determine your goals for the deposition. Are you looking for holes in the expert’s opinions? Are you trying to get helpful testimony? Are you probing for evidence of bias or inadequate qualifications? Do you want to try to exclude the expert from testifying to the opinions at all? All of the above? Well, not really. It does not make a lot of sense to establish that an opposing expert who can give helpful testimony is biased and unqualified.