A good faith expert witness typically has expertise in contract law, insurance law, economic damages or insurance claim handling, but the specific background required will vary depending on the specifics of the case. In every written agreement, there is an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. It is the presumption that the parties will deal with each other honestly and fairly. Courts can award punitive damages or exemplary damages in a bad faith claim trial ruling or summary judgment against an insurance company.
Expert witness services by a good faith expert could include documentation review, mediation, deposition testimony, expert report, expert opinion testimony, and/or testimony in trial court. In addition, clients may seek a good faith expert witness for pre-litigation work. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, legal counsel may request an insurance industry or bad faith expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. It is essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide testimony in such a manner that a jury can understand the evidence.
Leading litigation law firm clients call on Cahn Litigation Services to locate expert witnesses to support bad faith issues, including those involving insurance bad faith cases. On behalf of the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for an expert witness with specialized knowledge in good faith issues, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Whether the case involves life insurance, healthcare insurance, professional liability insurance, reasonable investigation, a claim adjuster or fiduciary duty, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly. The firm has an earned reputation for providing and candidates with the right balance of experience and expert testimony to support each unique project and its nuances.
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Good Faith experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Good Faith landscape.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Economics, and has provided economic litigation services in more than 400 cases. This expert's background includes academic, corporate, economic consulting, and government positions. This expert was Associate Professor of Economics and Business Administration at a State University; Managing Director of an economic consulting firm; and Regional Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics. This expert leads an economic consulting and expert witness firm with staff expertise in economics, accounting, finance and statistics. This expert advises attorneys regarding damages determination and provides expert witness testimony using objective, fact-based, damages opinions for plaintiff attorneys or to rebut opposing expert's damages reports if asked to do so by defense counsel.
Specializing in litigation economics, this expert has provided economic analysis, valuation, and expert testimony, especially in complex litigation, regarding issues such as:
For over 25 years this expert has provided economic, accounting, and financial consulting for litigation, including numerous jury trial testimonies in complex cases.