© D.L. Crumbley
The First Telephone Conversation
What is his experience in using experts in general and experts in your particular field?
How did he get your name?
Source: Jesse E. Dines, , Irvine, CA: Pantex International, 2004, Ch.12.
The attorneys each acted in the role of opposing movie directors--calling witnesses and orchestrating carefully timed presentations. All of it designed to sway the jury’s disposition in favor of their respective client’s position. Civil cases, like this one, are decided based only on which side has the greatest preponderance of evidence in its favor. Evidence of guilt or innocence beyond a reasonable doubt is the criterion for deciding criminal cases only, and therefore did not apply to this case. It turned out my role was relatively small in this case, but the per diem fees were quite substantial.
I.W. Collett and D. Forgione, Costly Reflections in a Midas Mirror, Thomas Horton and Daughters, p.131