Qualifying Expert Witnesses

Before setting up a legal deposition in San Jose to depose an expert witness, it’s essential to confirm the individual’s qualifications. The transcription provided by the court reporter will reflect questions and answers about the expert witness’ education, knowledge, skills, training, and experience. During a legal deposition, an expert witness may be asked about any relevant scientific studies or publications he or she was involved with.

Watch this brief video to learn more about the qualifications of expert witnesses. This video reminds viewers of the differences between eyewitnesses and expert witnesses, and provides an example via a fictitious shooting case. Whereas a fact witness might testify what the victim was doing before being shot, an expert witness can testify as to the muzzle velocity or the trajectory of the bullet.