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Chapter Event: Northern California

A Trial Lawyer’s Best Practices for Experts: What All Experts Should Know

Join the NorCal Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association at our new East Bay location (with close proximity to BART) to hear “A Trial Lawyer’s Best Practices for Experts: What All Experts Should Know,” presented by JEFF MAKOFF, Esq., with Valle Makoff LLP, a firm that offers superior litigation and dispute resolution services throughout California.

Attendees will gain tips on how trial lawyers seek and find Experts, what practices they look for in vetting and hiring an Expert, how experts should manage expectations when some of the expert's opinions, knowledge or experience may hurt the case on cross-examination, report writing tips, preparation for deposition and trial, and more.

Join us at our exciting NEW venue, Tullio’s Italian Restaurant in Walnut Creek, for this informative meeting and the opportunity to meet a Super Lawyer. Check the NorCal carpool schedule to organize a ride share, or let us know if you need a pick up/ride to the close-by BART station. A NorCal Board member will see that you are accommodated.  


Jeff Makoff is a trial lawyer and top rated business litigation attorney with Valle Makoff LLP, a San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles firm named to U.S. News and World Report as ‘one of the 2017 Best Law Firms.’

Mr. Makoff is a cum laude graduate of UCLA and graduate of Hastings College of the Law. He is the author of a chapter in CEB’s 2016 Practice Guide on ‘Fiduciary Duties in Family Businesses and Transactions,’ along with several other publications and white papers. He has served as Co-Chair of the Committee on Business Litigation of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Hastings Law School Foundation, and has been named a Business Litigation “Super Lawyer” for seven (7) years.  He was trained at the leading international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom under nationally-renowned trial lawyers Frank Rothman, Bill Masterson, Michael Diamond, and James Lyons, where he handled complex securities, fiduciary, and other complex business litigation. 

When he's not in the courtroom, you will find him on the slopes throughout the U.S. and Canada, as he's an avid recreational skier.

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