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Chapter Event: Dallas

Venue: Park City Club - Dallas


The Forensic Expert Witness Association Dallas Chapter welcomes you to a day of learning and developing your career as an expert witness!



Speaker Introductions

Session 1: Getting Started


Session 2: How to Promote/Market Yourself


Session 3: Best Practices in Forensic Consulting


*Participants are welcome to attend the afternoon workshop, "Challenges of Working with Expert Witnesses on Manmade Disasters"

Rudy R. Robinson III, MAI, Austin Valuation, LTD

Rudy Robinson III, MAI has given hundreds of depositions as an expert witness. He has over forty years’ experience in real estate and appraisal. Mr. Robinson became a real estate broker in the early 1970s, achieved the SRPA designation of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers in 1978 and was awarded the MAI designation by the Appraisal Institute in 1980, and he founded Austin Valuation Consultants in 1989.

His background includes a broad range of appraisal, development, brokerage and consulting assignments throughout the United States.  Mr. Robinson specializes in expert witness testimony, and consulting on complex and challenging real estate problems.  Prior projects include Superfund sites, landfills, hazardous waste incinerators, sites with subsurface contamination, tank farms, golf courses, ski resorts, historic landmarks, power-generating plants, municipal utility districts, mines, quarries, ranches, etc.  He is a Past President of the Dallas, Texas Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) as well as a past FEWA national board member.

Mr. Robinson also has completed Basic Mediation Training through The University of Texas School of Law and has acted as both a mediator and arbitrator in numerous valuation disputes. Mr. Robinson has published in numerous publications including five past articles in the Appraisal Journal.  Throughout his career, he has been involved in hundreds of toxic tort, real property diminution in value claims and eminent domain cases. He has testified for numerous cities, counties, and governmental bodies in County, State and Federal Courts throughout the USA.


Rosalie Hamilton, Expert Communications, Inc.

Founder and President of Expert Communications, a firm that helps professional consultants communicate
their expertise and availability with legal-appropriate customized strategies. Utilizing her intimate
understanding of the legal community, Ms. Hamilton advises expert consultants and firms throughout the
country in increasing their visibility, credibility and reputation in the most professional and effective
manner to attract more clients and expand their practice. As author of The Expert Witness Marketing Book,
Ms. Hamilton is the Expert’s Expert on Marketing and is a popular speaker at conferences across the United

Twenty years marketing, management, sales, publishing and training experience
Director of Expert Witness Marketing for Texas Lawyer and Coordinator of the National Law Journal Expert
Witness Directories (now ALM)
Management and sales positions with publishing companies in industries including: legal, insurance and real
estate on state, regional and national levels
Frequent speaker at conferences and training seminars
Regular columnist for Expert News - The Practice Building Newsletter for Expert Consultants


Jack Poe, M. Sc., MAI, Jack Poe Company Incorporated

Jack Poe has been a commercial property valuation expert for 35 years, Mr. Poe served four years as an appraisal standard writer on the Appraisal Standards Committee of the Appraisal Institute and as one of two US citizens on an International Valuation Standards Council working group to develop International Valuation Standards for Investment Property Valuation. He has a General Review Specialist (AI-GRS) designation from the Appraisal Institute, a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Appraisal from the University of Saint Thomas, an MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute a Texas Real Estate Broker’s License, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Poe has also served as President of the California not-for-profit Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). He has testified as an expert witness in Federal Courts in Atlanta Georgia, Dallas Texas, Tyler Texas and Los Angeles California as well as Dallas, Collin, Grayson and Tarrant County Texas District Courts, and Nashville Tennessee Circuit Court. His specialties include routine and litigation support for appraisals of land, hotels, apartments, office, industrial, and retail commercial real estate.

Mr. Poe is a father of five with eleven grandchildren who with his wife Betsy homeschooled their three youngest daughters. Jack and Betsy built the last two houses they have lived in, and 20 years ago they built on Lake Texoma to attract grandkids. He volunteers at church and as a fireman, and served as Chairman of the Board of the local fire department, was the founding President of the Grayson County Association of Fire Chiefs, and served on the Grayson County Emergency Planning Committee. Mr. Poe loves his work  and  can be reached at


This course has been approved for 3.75 CFLC Credits

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