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

Edward Maggio, J.D., M.S., has a legal background in corporate law and compliance matters. Edward graduated with Honors from New York Law School and completed his Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Oxford University.

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

Grandfather Charged in Toddler’s Fatal Fall from Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Officials in Puerto Rico have charged a grandfather with the negligent homicide of his 18-month-old granddaughter Chloe Wiegand, after he allegedly dropped her out of a cruise ship window. Prior to the fall, the child was in a clear-glass, enclosed children’s play space on the 11th deck of Royal Caribbean International’s – Freedom of the

Posted on November 5, 2019 in News

Replacing an Expert Witness Unexpectedly: What You Need to Know

The old adage in trial practice is that no party wants to face a surprise. Unfortunately, just as life can be unpredictable, the status of an expert’s availability can change unexpectedly.

Posted on November 19, 2019 in Working with Experts

Winning Strategies for Withstanding a Frye Challenge

As litigation has become more complex, most advanced civil lawsuits rely on testimony from expert witnesses. Expert witnesses play a pivotal role in the jury’s determination of the outcome at trial. The expert witness is in a unique position to offer their opinion as testimony.  Such testimony is allowable based on the education and expertise

Posted on November 21, 2019 in Working with Experts

Expert Witnesses: Subpoenas and Compliance Issues

As part of the discovery process, both the plaintiff and defendant are likely to receive a subpoena related to the expert witnesses they plan to call. As such, understanding the different types of subpoenas and their compliance requirements for experts is critical to case success.

Posted on December 10, 2019 in Working with Experts

North Dakota Jury Awards $1 Billion in Damages in 2015 Drunk Driving Crash

On June 27th, 2015, Jordan Morsette, slammed head-on into Shayna Monson’s car at the McKenzie Drive exit on the Bismarck Expressway, killing Monson’s two passengers, Abby Renschler and Taylor Goven. Monson was the only victim to survive the crash. It was later determined that Morsette’s blood alcohol content on the night of the crash was

Posted on January 9, 2020 in News

J&J’s Own Expert Working for FDA Found Asbestos in Baby Powder

In October, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) revealed a government laboratory test had found asbestos in its own Baby Powder. Since then, the company has continually attacked the validity of the result. J&J announced that other labs conducting similar tests found no asbestos in any samples from the bottle tested by the U.S. Food and Drug

Posted on January 16, 2020 in Litigation Monitor

Video Expert Testimony: Using Novel Courtroom Tools to Your Advantage

Trial advocacy is a dynamic mix of law and storytelling. It requires a lawyer to know both the intricacies of law and strategies for effective jury management. In the pursuit of winning cases and effectively arguing a client’s case, video can be a powerful courtroom tool for driving home important points. Juries for contemporary trials

Posted on January 28, 2020 in Working with Experts

The Complete Guide to Hiring an Economics Expert Witness

At the heart of many lawsuits is often one key factor – money. From personal injury tort matters to business disputes, an economics expert can offer crucial support to an attorney’s position when dealing with financial cases. Economics experts can serve as key witnesses uniquely equipped to opine on damage calculations, wage disputes, business valuations,

Posted on January 30, 2020 in Working with Experts

IVC Filter Settlements are on the Horizon

In recent years, there have been a large number of mass tort lawsuits involving Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters. An IVC filter is a vascular device placed in the inferior vena cava vein which prevents blood clots from moving into the lungs. Plaintiffs filing lawsuits against IVC filter manufacturers claim the devices have caused serious

Posted on February 11, 2020 in Litigation Monitor

3 Traits Every Exceptional Expert Witness Possesses

It’s no secret that expert witnesses can make or break a case’s outcome. Among the many reasons why experts are invaluable to cases, their testimony is a case’s foundation.

Posted on March 10, 2020 in Resources for Experts