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Feb 21, 2020
“Man on Wire”: Navigating the pitfalls of expert testimony, Daily Journal (February 21, 2020)

Lawyering is hardly as dramatic, but the movie “Man on a Wire” offers an analogy to the tightrope a lawyer must walk when presenting expert testimony — albeit with vastly disproportionate stakes.  While some hazard of offering and defending against expert evidence are well-trod, e.g., expert qualifications, other risks are not so obvious, and California appellate courts continue to redefine the rules shaping what practitioners must be wary of.