© D.L. Crumbley
Dines’ Potpourri of Advice
Help your attorney interpret numbered exhibits and demonstrative evidence and explain how you intend to use them. Also determine the estimated cost of these.
Fully review your CV and fee schedule. Be assured the opposing attorney will scrutinize it and attempt to discredit you during the qualifying phase.
Request a copy of the complaint, including all of the known evidence pertaining to your expertise, as well as the existing documents and photographs. Be cognizant of the current research and literature pertinent to the case that is available in the field of your expertise. You don’t want to build your opinion on a protocol that has been in use for fifty years-but was discredited within the past ninety years.
You should not exaggerate the strengths of the case. Sometimes it is more valuable to point out any weakness and voice more conservative opinions.