A Good Expert Is The Differnce Between Winning & Losing!
A good expert witness brings much more to the table than education and experience. A good expert witness must not only have the intellect that comes from education/experience but must have strong organizational and communications skills. A good expert witness must be able to connect with clients, and when litigation is involved, attorneys, judges and jurors. A good expert witness is honest and communicates both good and bad news to clients.
A good expert witness is one who understands a client's needs, knows how to prepare detailed engineering reports, is professional and maintains a professional demeanor at depositions and trials. The best experts will be involved in activities outside of their normal daily work environment. This includes being active on international, national and local committees, teaching and making presentations for associated organizations, universities and clients, and publishing articles for industry journals and magazines, etc.. Richard M. Balgowan, PE, PP, CPM, CPWM, PWLF possesses all of those skills and attributes. He requires the same attributes in all experts working for his company.