In this modern age, an expert is found in any field, no matter how esoteric.
The cost may be high to employ the expert, but it may well be higher not to employ one. Indeed, counsel who chooses to proceed without an expert may be flirting with malpractice.
Perfecting the art of expert witnessing is essential if you are to successfully perform your part in litigating a case. Expert witnessing can be one of the most intellectually stimulating and fulfilling-or frustrating-activities in which you can participate. However, it is also extremely important to understand that an expert is an individual who renders services in exchange for compensation and, as such, needs to operate in a businesslike manner.
For some, expert witnessing provides full-time employment. For others, it provides supplemental income. In either case, an expert will need to consider a variety of issues associated with the business of expert witnessing.