Michael Talve, CEO

Michael Talve stands at the forefront of legal innovation as the CEO and Managing Director of Expert Institute. Under his leadership, the Expert Institute has established itself as a vital player in the legal technology arena, revolutionizing how lawyers connect with world-class experts and access advanced legal technology. Michael's role involves not only steering the company's strategic direction but also ensuring the delivery of unparalleled intelligence and cutting-edge solutions to legal professionals. His work at Expert Institute has been instrumental in enhancing the capabilities of attorneys in case preparation and execution, making a significant impact on the legal industry's approach to expert consultation and technological integration. Michael's vision and execution have positioned the Expert Institute as a key facilitator in the intersection of law and technology.

Michael Talve, CEO

12 Tips to Prepare Your Expert Witness for Trial

Giving testimony at trial is one of the most stressful experiences an expert witness can endure—so proper preparation is vital. From seasoned experts with dozens of cases under their belt to novices who are taking the stand for the first time, the tips below from nationally recognized trial consultants will help you get the most

Posted on November 10, 2015 in Working with Experts

California Plaintiff Receives $18 Million Verdict for Talcum Powder Mesothelioma

On October 19, a California jury awarded Philip Depoian $18.07 million; after finding that his repeated exposure to asbestos particles in cosmetic talc was the cause of his aggressive mesothelioma. According to a press release written by Worthington & Caron, one of the firms that represented Mr. Depoian, the verdict “…is believed to be the

Posted on November 8, 2016 in News

What Is an Expert Witness?

An expert witness is a person with specialized skill sets whose opinion may help a jury make sense of the factual evidence of a case.

Posted on November 20, 2012 in Working with Experts

The Best Video Conferencing Tools for Attorneys & Expert Witnesses

Business in the COVID-19 age is rapidly becoming reliant on remote work and telecommunications. But a silver lining in these isolating times is the abundance of video conferencing tools available to keep us all in touch. Video conferencing is an excellent tool for balancing business-as-usual with social distancing—particularly for law firms that are new to

Posted on March 19, 2020 in COVID-19 & Resources for Experts & Working with Experts

COVID-19 Update: A Message from Michael Talve, CEO, to our Community

  To the members of our legal and expert communities,   I want to extend my thoughts to all who have been affected by COVID-19. In the past week, I have spoken with clients who are caring for sick loved ones, individuals who are separated from their families, and many who are facing financially strenuous

Posted on March 25, 2020 in COVID-19

New York Courts to Begin Virtual Hearings for Nonessential Cases April 13th

Chief Administrative Judge of the New York Court System, Lawrence K. Marks announced in a memorandum on Tuesday that New York Courts will open up remote court access for non-essential pending cases beginning Monday, April 13, 2020. This decision comes on the heels of the court system’s successful transition to virtual proceedings for essential matters

Posted on April 8, 2020 in COVID-19 & News

Plaintiff’s Workplace Safety Expert Witness Is Qualified to Testify in Aviation Workplace Accident Case, U.S. Judge Concludes

Case: Brock Gaudreault v. Elite Line Services, LLC, No. 12–cv–1177 (JNE/JSM), U.S. District Court, Minnesota; May 14, 2014 Background: Plaintiff Brock Gaudreault was an equipment service employee of Delta Air Lines on May 23, 2010. While preparing to block the tires of a plane that was pulling into a gate at Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport,

Posted on May 28, 2014 in News & Working with Experts

Oklahoma Appeals Court Says Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Wrongly Admitted, Reverses Verdict for Defendant Who Struck 12-year-old Boy

Case: Terry Moore v. Robert Blackwell, et al., No. 109685, Okla. App., Div. 2; Decision Dec. 31, 2013, Mandate issued April 29 Background: On Sept. 1, 2007, Jerrit Moore, who was twelve-years-old at the time, was walking with a friend along an interstate service road in Norman, Okla. It was dark, and the only light

Posted on May 28, 2014 in News & Working with Experts