Douglas L. Field Gives Legal Insight on being an Expert Witness in new book

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Retired legal professional covers in detail legal process involving expert witnesses.

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The elevation of the quality of expert witness practice has the obvious potential of much societal benefit and judicial improvement.

Having been an attorney for nearly 40 years, Douglas L. Field has a wealth of knowledge regarding the legal process. After retiring at the end of 2011 from his last job as the manager of a large civil defense practice, he began giving workshops and seminars on improving the level of expert witness practice. Seeing how successful and helpful his events were, Field decided to share his legal insights, experiences and advice with his new book, “The Expert Expert: The Path to Prosperity and Prominence as an Expert Witness” (published by iUniverse).

“The Expert Expert” explains in manageable detail the legal process involving expert witnesses. Field teaches experts how to succeed in report writing, in giving depositions and in offering testimony at trial. He also discusses how attorneys prepare for expert depositions and trial testimony and offers suggestions as to how experts can best succeed in both direct and cross-examination settings. The book concludes by discussing several additional matters of interest such as finance and payment, record keeping and some of the pitfalls and impediments to getting into expert witness work.

From his career-long knowledge of and experience in legal practices, Field teaches both veteran and aspiring expert witnesses to prosper and attain prominence as expert witnesses through improving understanding and cooperation between the legal profession and the other professions and measurably elevating expert witness practice and promoting justice.

“Virtually no case goes to jury trial these days without the direct participation of expert witnesses,” Field explains. “The elevation of the quality of expert witness practice has the obvious potential of much societal benefit and judicial improvement.”

The Expert Expert
By Douglas L. Field
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781475971729
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781475971712
E-Book | 216 pages | ISBN 9781475971736
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Douglas L. Field completed law school at the University of California – Davis. He practiced civil law and retired in 2011 from Farmers Insurance Exchange. Field presents seminars and workshops for expert witnesses. He also serves as judge pro tempore in Superior Court. He and his wife, Sandra, have two grown children and four grandchildren. He divides his time between Danville and Woodbridge, Calif.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations – self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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