Legal malpractice expert witness candidates typically have areas of expertise in law and/or legal ethics. Legal malpractice expert witnesses could be called upon to provide expert testimony as to professional responsibility, professional conduct, legal ethics and/or negligence in a legal malpractice claim. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a trial attorney may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. A successful expert witness needs to have expertise, as well as the ability to explain technology and electronic evidence to lay persons, such as typical jurors.
Examples of legal malpractice actions include:
Under most state law, the elements of legal malpractice are:
Litigation support by a legal malpractice expert witness could include record review, expert opinion, expert report, and expert testimony in court. Examples cases that Cahn Litigation Services has sourced expert witnesses have encompassed:
These types of cases have been tried in many venues, including the supreme court and multiple appellate courts. Cahn Litigation Services is the expert witness placement service provider of choice by law firm clients looking to locate an expert to support a legal malpractice case. The firm works with both plaintiff and defendant lawyers, and has years of experience locating expert witness candidates.
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 Legal Malpractice experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Legal Malpractice landscape.
This expert is a Director in a Dispute Consulting group. This expert has provided litigation consulting services for purposes including professional malpractice, financial reporting fraud, automotive industry OEM and supplier claims, business interruption claims, post-acquisition disputes, internal corporate investigations, forensic accounting issues, and franchise related disputes. In connection with these services, this expert regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, and other financial analyses. This expert has presented before boards of directors and the Department of Justice with findings related to financial reporting fraud, accounting issues and forensic audits as well as compliance related issues involving design and implementation of financial and operational controls.
This expert's experience encompasses a wide range of industries and engagements including manufacturing, automotive, financial institutions, life sciences, professional practices, retail, software, real estate, food manufacturing, agriculture, physician & professional practices, private equity funds and energy. This expert has presented continuing education seminars on forensic accounting and fraud related topics.
This expert earned a JD and then received an LLM in Taxation. This expert has practiced law in the area of legal ethics, reasonableness of legal fees and legal malpractice in an eponymous law firm. This expert is well-published and is a presenter at legal conferences and seminars. This expert is a seasoned expert witness.
This expert is a Managing Director for a highly regarded economic consultancy. This expert has consulted with plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation and commercial dispute matters involving theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, chemicals and livestock, fraud, forensic accounting, conversion, shareholder, professional malpractice, and class action litigation. This expert has performed and managed many complex financial, economic, and accounting analyses, including lost profits, lost wages, reasonable royalties, business valuation, disgorgement/unjust enrichment, tracing, fraud investigation, cost of capital, and pre- and post-judgment interest. This expert has been designated as an expert in state and federal court proceedings and arbitrations and has testified in depositions and trials.
This expert brings to the table many years of transactional, public and private commercial and real estate finance, legal and bank consulting experience. This expert currently provides a range of financial services to financial institutions, borrowers and domestic and foreign private and institutional investors in connection with risk management, structuring, placing and conducting due diligence in commercial and real estate financing transactions. This expert serves as an expert witness and provides litigation support in cases involving contract disputes and complex public and commercial finance matters involving legal malpractice, credit facilities and debtor and creditor rights.
Based upon experience representing banks, finance companies, borrowers, purchasers and sellers and public entities in conventional and innovative financings, this expert provides select litigation support and expert services in contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate, lender liability, legal malpractice, public finance, complex lending and credit facilities, and financial fraud cases. This expert's experience spans many years of due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial financial transactions on behalf of lenders; county, state and federal authorities and issuers; underwriters; finance companies; private equity and hedge fund investors; and borrowers.
This expert has provided legal, advisory and consulting services to companies, financial institutions, state banking regulators and the federal government in emerging credit risk management techniques, developing "best practice" underwriting and due diligence guidelines and oversight procedures, bank mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations.
This expert has served as an expert in cases involving lender liability, legal malpractice, mergers and acquisitions, complex public and commercial lending and leasing transactions, Whole Bank Acquisitions and Shared-Loss matters, fraud and gross negligence, creditor's rights, bankruptcy, and other matters requiring niche lending and contract expertise. Three of these cases were nationally recognized and several were cases of first impression.
This expert has also acted as an interim executive of several companies involved in turn-arounds including a real estate development company. This expert has assisted a number of companies financing efforts offshore and domestically including the capital raising efforts of approved EB5 Regional centers.
This expert has practiced law for many years for a number of law firms.
This expert has been a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Turn Around Management Association, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Commercial Finance Association, Association of Corporate Growth, Risk Management Association, a State Bankers Association, and a Development Counsel.
This expert has lectured and taught on a variety of topics, including lender liability; cross-border transactions; Sarbanes Oxley/FASB; Equipment Leasing; Factoring; Asset Based Lending; Ship Mortgages and finance; real estate development, special assets and creditors' rights; commercial loan documentation; and credit risk management in commercial loan portfolios and shared-loss compliance.