Public Relations Expert Witnesses

Public Relations

What is a public relations expert witness?

In an effort to control or affect public perception, a specialist in public relations (PR) manages the release of information between an individual or organization and the public. A public relations expert witness typically has a background and extensive experience in marketing. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by attorney clients to locate an expert in public relations to present an expert’s opinion and evidence to support a case. Often, the selected expert is a member of an industry organization such as the Public Relations Society of America (PRSC), the International Public Relations Association, (IPRA), and/or the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management.

What types of cases require a public relations expert witness?

Whether the case involves crisis managementsocial media, marketing, crisis communication, or public affairs, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project and its nuances.

What litigation support work might a public relations expert witness be expected to perform?

Litigation support by a public relations expert witness could include analyses, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, expert witness testimony, and trial testimony in court. In addition, a law firm may seek a subject matter expert for pre-litigation consultant work. It is essential that a testifying expert possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a judge and jury can understand the underlying factual evidence. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, counsel may request an expert with prior expert witness experience.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a public relations expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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Public Relations Expert Witness - Representative Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Public Relations experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Public Relations landscape.