15 Questions an Expert Witness Must be Able to Answer

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— Updated on June 22, 2020

I have been providing expert witness services in podiatry malpractice cases since 1993. These 15 questions are an example of what I am typically asked during  depositions and testimony:


1. How long have you been doing case reviews?

2. How many times have you testified/been deposed for the plaintiff? For the defendant?

3. What, if any, are your board certifications?

4. Did you pass the boards on the first attempt?

5. Do you have experience/training to do this particular surgery?

6. How many times have you performed the procedure in question or treated this condition? How many times per year since residency?

7. How many times have you worked with this attorney?

8. What are the names of the companies with whom you have signed up with to perform expert review?

9. Do you advertise?

10. Have you reviewed your CV and is it current?

11. What is your fee schedule?

12. What percentage of your annual income can be attributed to your work as an expert witness?

13. What date did you receive the medical records from the attorney? What date did you start your review?

14. Have you ever been sued for malpractice? What were the results?

15. Have you ever been denied or revoked hospital surgical privileges?



This Expert is board certified in foot and ankle surgery. Trained at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, this Expert has remained in active practice for more than 30 years. During this time, this Expert has acquired such high ranking faculty positions as Chief of Podiatry at PBI regional medical center. Currently, this Expert is the director of his own private practice and is an attending physician at a major university medical center.

Expert’s Bio:
Based in New Jersey
B.S., St. Peter’s College
D.P.M., New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Residency, Podiatric surgery, New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Board Certified, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Active Medical License: NJ
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
Current, Attending Staff Member, Department of Podiatry at a Major Medical Center
Current, Podiatrist, Private Practice



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