The Expert Expert Witness: More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court

by Stanley L. Brodsky

Professor Brodsky's book is a fundamental text for not only experts but also judges and all those concerned with maintaining high ethical standards when complex scientific or professional knowledge is presented as evidence in court. It is filled with decency and wisdom, a useful reminder that both are essential for an adversarial legal system to produce justice. It is also useful as a guide for the attorney interested in working with ethical experts. By the same token, it is a useful antidote for preventing the harassment of experts by attorneys who, when the facts fail them, resort to ad hominem attacks. I expect all those interested in promoting honesty and objectivity in the courtroom will use this as a text.