Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 162–164 | Cite as




Jun 7-8

The Role of the Expert Witness in Product Liability Litigation

SAE Automotive Headquarters, Troy, MI

According to the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is anyone who can assist the trier of fact (the jury) in understanding any issue in dispute at trial. The ability of the witness to give this assistance can be derived from any specialized training, education, background, or experience. To be effective in providing this assistance, however, requires that the expert witness understand the true role that he or she is to play both before and at the trial. This seminar addresses the critical issues that every person who may be, has been, or is, an expert witness must understand to assist both the attorney and the product manufacturer, regardless of which side the expert serves (1.0 CEU).

Contact:SAE World Headquarters, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096-0001; tel: 877/606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada); fax: 724/776-0790; e-mail:...


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