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Chapter Event: Orange County

Venue: Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa

How To Be A More Persuasive Expert 

Join FEWA's Orange County Chapter and fellow experts to gain insights into giving effective depositions and testimony to be a more persuasive expert. Attorney Richard Radcliffe will present practical knowledge for experts, including advice to enhance the expert's credibility and how to avoid pitfalls in the attacks during cross-examination by opposing counsel. By attending this program, you will learn:

  • Primary mistakes made by expert witnesses in trials and depositions to damage their credibility

  • Mannerisms and bad habits that reduce likability and authority, words to include or avoid during testimony

  • Expectations of an expert witness by a judge and a jury during testimony; differences between preparing for one versus the other

  • The dangers of guessing, and knowing when and why to state that you don't know the answer to a question

  • Issues to consider with a videographer in the deposition or testimony versus a court reporter or stenographer

Don't miss this invaluable event!

Richard Radcliffe 

Richard Radcliffe was formerly a partner in the AV-rated law firm, Capretz & Radcliffe LLP of Newport Beach, California, and has worked in the Office of General Counsel for Ernst & Young, LLP.  He also served as a litigation attorney in the First Amendment and business litigation law firm of Spach, Capaldi & Waggaman, LLP of Newport Beach and San Diego, California.  Richard is licensed to practice before all the State and Federal Courts in California and the United States Tax Court.  His practice emphasizes business and real estate litigation, appellate advocacy, and business planning and counseling.

Richard holds several graduate degrees. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1991, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy. In addition, Richard has received an advanced law degree, an L.L.M. in Taxation, from the University of San Diego School of Law. On top of his law degrees, Richard has earned an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Theology, with a 3.80 GPA. He obtained a B.S., summa cum laude, studying accounting, business management, and public administration, from Biola University in 1988 where he finished number one in his class, with a 4.0 GPA. Richard was a member of the Board of Directors and an officer of his homeowner’s association, and has obtained a California Real Estate Broker’s License (inactive). 


Approved for 1 CFLC Certification Credit by FEWA 

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