How to Win the Beauty Contest: A Litigator’s Take on How Experts are Selected PLUS! this Bonus Topic: The Top 5 Must Haves for a Bullet Proof Expert Report

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Chapter Event: Northern California

How to Win the Beauty Contest: A Litigator’s Take on How Experts are Selected PLUS! this Bonus Topic: The Top 5 Must Haves for a Bullet Proof Expert Report

The euphemism for the legal professional’s search for experts is “the beauty contest”. Experts can be accurate and diligent in their field of expertise, yet still not be the choice of the hiring attorney. The hiring attorneys often look beyond professional qualifications, degrees, publications, and reputation in the field of expertise to select their experts.

  • What does the attorney look for on the expert’s resume?
  • What marketing materials are most effective to catch the potential customer’s eye?
  • If one does not have experience, how does one break into the business?
  • What should the expert expect during the interview process?
  • What are the important traits that the expert should bring-out during the early conversations?

PLUS!   The Top 5 Must Haves for a Bullet Proof Expert Report

Join members & guests of the Northern California Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association to meet & hear litigator Michael Meinert, Esq. present the answers to the above questions, and more.  Attendees will have the opportunity to stand up and introduce themselves, and FEWA members who preregister online will be invited to bring a curriculum vitae to be included with the speaker’s certificate of appreciation.

All are welcome.

Speaker: Michael Meinert

Michael is an experienced litigator and owner of Meinert Law. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of California and the Federal United States District Courts, Northern District and Eastern District of California. Michael is proud to be an eight-year decorated veteran of the United States Air Force.

Construction Law:

Meinert Law is a one-stop shop for legal services with all aspects of construction and beyond: from beginning your business, building your business, bidding, contracts, and insurance to the intricacies of working with developers, general contractors, and subcontractors. I understand critical path, payment and liens issues that arise, along with the intricacies of your projects. Should a problem arise, I am skilled at handling your suits, claims, insurance issues, and defense.

Consumer Law:

Meinert Law understands that it is a difficult economic time, and no one is immune. When creditors and collection agencies begin to call, knowing your rights and how to best protect yourself is important. Many creditors and collection agencies bully consumers with harassing and humiliating tactics. Meinert Law, Federal Laws, and more often than not State Laws, are on your side to ensure the harassment, humiliation, and bullying stops.

General Practice:

Meinert Law provides “grass-roots” common sense counseling to simply help people. The goal is to provide top-notch service, or direct them to the help they need if Meinert Law is not the best fit.


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611 Gregory Ln
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


Advance Registration
Member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $75.00

On-site Registration
Member price: $55.00
Non-member price: $85.00

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