Edward Maggio, J.D., M.S.

Dr. Edward Maggio, Esq. is a respected lawyer and academic, known for his contributions to criminal justice and legal education in New York. He holds a Doctorate in Law from New York Law School, a Master of Science in Criminology from Oxford University, and a PhD in Religion from the University of Sedona. As an Assistant Professor at the New York Institute of Technology and an adjunct professor at Dowling College, Dr. Maggio has shared his extensive knowledge in human behavior, human rights, and societal relationships. In 2012, he founded his own law practice, focusing on a variety of legal and security needs. Dr. Maggio is also a seasoned conference organizer, author of books on private security and white-collar crime, and a consultant for law enforcement and business professionals. His career is marked by a continuous pursuit of knowledge and a commitment to educating others in the fields of criminal justice and security.

Edward Maggio, J.D., M.S.

Expert “Prestige”: How Much Does It Matter What University Your Witness Attended?

The issue of whether an expert’s prestige is worth the high cost of services has been questioned by many trial attorneys. Although it may be tempting to hire the most expensive and prestigious expert witness to testify, your expert’s pedigree may not necessarily guarantee a victory. An out-of-town expert with prestigious credentials from an Ivy

Posted on July 11, 2019 in Working with Experts

AI Medical Device Makers Still Protected By Preemption – But For How Long?

With the advance of AI in the medical device field, questions have risen as to whether medical device makers may risk future liability following recent FDA efforts. AI medical devices are innovative and groundbreaking. However, potential liability questions center on the nature of these devices and their unique learning abilities. Currently, the approval process set

Posted on July 18, 2019 in Expert Persepectives

False Expert Statements: Legal Consequences for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys

Expert witnesses are invaluable for explaining to a jury any complicated medical, technical, or scientific evidence. As professionals who are necessary for complex litigation, they often charge substantial fees. But in pursuing such fees, expert witnesses may be tempted to stray from the truth in their testimony. Overzealous or careless testimony by an expert

Posted on July 30, 2019 in Working with Experts

Know Your Enemy: How Researching Opposing Experts Can Strengthen Your Position In Court

Trial prep requires an attorney's readiness to challenge the testimony offered by the opposition. This includes confronting the testimony offered by an expert witness.

Posted on August 6, 2019 in Trial Tactics & Working with Experts

Ethical Challenges When Using Treating Physicians as Expert Witnesses

It’s not unethical for treating physicians to testify as expert witnesses in legal proceedings. However, physicians offering expert testimony for their own patients are increasingly coming under scrutiny. Such testimony tends to bring about sensitive concerns and issues. For these reasons, it’s generally ill-advised for treating physicians experts to provide testimony unless certain guidelines are

Posted on August 22, 2019 in Finding & Selecting Experts & Working with Experts

Infant Death on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship: Premise Liability or Human Error?

On July 7th 2019, the Wiegand family suffered the worst nightmare imaginable for any parents. While their ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas, was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Wiegand’s 18-month-old daughter, Chloe, fell from the 11th deck onto the concrete pier and died. Prior to the fall, the child was

Posted on September 25, 2019 in Litigation Monitor

Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Cases: The Importance of an Expert

In the context of personal injury cases, summary judgment motions must show that there are no material facts at issue. As a matter of law, the moving party is entitled to a judgment in their favor. Often summary judgment motions are filed by defendants or rebutted by the plaintiff using experts. Such experts increase the

Posted on October 1, 2019 in Working with Experts

Avoiding Cumulative Expert Witness Testimony in Class Action Lawsuits

To win a class action matter, a lawyer may use multiple experts in order to successfully drive home their client’s argument. It is a common strategy that more experts testifying to the liability of the defendant should result in an easier win for the plaintiff. However, it is very easy for a lawyer to overlook

Posted on October 8, 2019 in Working with Experts

Physician’s Failure to Register Under Medical Malpractice Act Leads to $10 Million Damage Award

Sousa v. Prime Healthcare Services-Garden City Hospital In 2002, Dominic Sousa was playing on a trampoline when he broke his arm. At the Children’s Hospital, a Michigan doctor on a training rotation in New Orleans set Sousa’s injured arm in a cast. Unfortunately, it began to swell uncontrollably soon after. By the time the cast

Posted on October 29, 2019 in News