A leading researcher has suggested that expert witness credibility hinges on four factors: knowledge, trustworthiness, confidence, and likeability. Jurors intuitively examine those factors when they decide whether to believe expert opinions. Lawyers can enhance the credibility of an expert witness by keeping those factors in mind as they prepare a witness to testify.
By definition, expert witnesses have specialized knowledge. It is that knowledge that differentiates experts from lay witnesses... to read more, Click here.