Deposing the Defense Medical Expert

Published by Louisiana Association for Justice and Delaware Trial Lawyers Association


The deposition or cross of a defense medical examiner offers not only the challenges of matching wits with a highly educated medical professional but also the opportunities for the examining lawyer to bolster their case, build their own credibility, and to attack or discredit the defense case.

As always, the challenge in a difficult deposition or cross is to remain intellectually above the fray while never surrendering the goals or motivation for taking the deposition in the first place.

This program will offer practical suggestions on how to prepare and conduct the deposition or cross of the defense medical examiner such that the questioning lawyer comes away from the experience with a better case, better credibility, and an opposing lawyer wondering exactly what just happened.

Michael P. Doyle
Mike Doyle's trial practice includes representing plaintiffs in maritime personal injury, international and trans-national personal injury, including work and holiday injury claims, and insurance bad faith.

He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Fellow in the National College of Advocacy of the American Association for Justice.

His personal injury practice includes representing Jones Act and foreign seamen in...More

Originally Published

July 2, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Deposing the Defense Medical Expert
  • Deposing the Defense Medical Expert - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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