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AAJ Press

Experts: Picking, Preparing, Perfecting

UpdatedJul 10, 2024
CreatedJul 10, 2024
Delivery method: Shipped

Expert witnesses play a unique and essential role at trial. Their testimony holds substantial sway, with jurors often placing material weight on their informed perspectives. However, the process of transforming their specialized knowledge into compelling and comprehensible expert testimony for the jury is far from straightforward. Experts: Picking, Preparing, Perfecting is a step-by-step guide to finding, preparing, and optimizing experts for your case. This book arms attorneys with practical tools to work successfully with experts, including useful checklists provided throughout the book. Learn tactics for maximizing your expert’s testimony including effective communication, preparation for depositions, expert witness qualification, and more./p>

The presence of expert testimony is more than a mere advantage; it’s a prerequisite to establish your claim’s crucial aspects. This book will provide new and experienced lawyers with the skills to get the most out of expert testimony and better serve their clients.

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Lauren Fraser

Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins Springfield, NJ

Lauren Fraser is a nationally recognized trial attorney who focuses her practice on helping people who have sustained serious spine and brain injuries through no fault of their own. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall University School of Law. Lauren is a member of the NJAJ Board of Governors where she serves on the Executive Committee as the State Delegate to AAJ. She is the Co-Chair of the Jury Bias Litigation Group for AAJ and the 2nd Vice Chair of the Litigation Group Leaders Council. She is also an active member of the Trucking Litigation Group, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, the Motor Vehicle Section and Premises Liability Section of AAJ. Lauren also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Melvin M. Belli Society. When not litigating and preparing her own cases for trial, Lauren travels the country helping other trial lawyers with trial preparation, trial presentation, and facilitating focus groups. Lauren has been listed as a Super Lawyer in New Jersey for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Law consistently since 2008 and was named a New Jersey Law Journal New Leaders of the Bar in 2014. In her spare time, she is the Director of Trinity Studios, a performing arts academy, and she is the Producing Artistic Director of the Black Cat Theatre Company of NJ. She is an actor, dancer, and singer as well as a best-selling author of the Young Adult Fantasy series, Trinity of Kirana. She lives in NJ with her daughter, Anna Elizabeth, and a lot of cats.

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Mark Kitrick

The Law Firm of Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Columbus, OH

Mark Kitrick is a member of the Board of Governors to AAJ from Ohio since 2007 and has been doing serious injury and death cases since 1981. Mark is a recognized leader and past president of many groups including the Ohio State Bar Foundation, the Ohio Association for Justice, the Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Franklin Country Trial Lawyers Association, the International Aikido Alliance, and Puffin Foundation West. Mark also has been elected to serve on the boards of the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. Mark has received numerous awards (such as the AAJ Harry M. Philo Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Dayton School of Law, and the lifetime Professionalism Award from Ohio’s ABOTA Chapter) for educating lawyers and lobbying for consumer rights. He is a frequent lecturer and a prodigious author of articles about civil rights, advanced trial techniques, aviation crashes, safety procedures, class actions, emergency room errors, neuroscience and human biases, and distracted driving. He has been listed for decades now with Super Lawyers, AV Rated Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell, and Best Lawyers. In his spare time, Mark is a Master Aikido instructor, teaches self-defense and martial arts (Karate/Weapons) for over 50 years, practices Parkour, trains in Israeli counter terrorism urban combat, lectures to teenagers on distracted driving, and he is an active musician and composer with four albums on all internet music streaming platforms.

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Jonathan H. Lomurro

Lomurro Law Freehold, NJ
President's Club Member PAC Contributor

Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq. LL.M. is a trial lawyer. He holds his Masters of Law in Trial Advocacy and achieved his Board Certification in Medical Malpractice Law from the American Board of Professional Liability attorneys. Jon is an author of several treatises on the practice of law including New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law, Litigation Technology for the Modern Practitioner, and Try It. He has extensively lectured on trial techniques, legal technology, and electronic medical records.