Mehjabeen Rahman, J.D.

Mehjabeen Rahman, J.D., is a versatile legal professional, currently a Law Graduate at Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt. She has been serving as a Staff Writer and Legal Blog Author for the Expert Institute since September 2015, where she conducts expert interviews and writes advisory articles for the legal community.

Her hands-on legal experience includes internships at the Kings County District Attorney's Office in the Special Victims Bureau and the Community Legal Assistance- Law Reform Advocacy Clinic. At the DA's office, Mehjabeen assisted in case preparation and trial observation, and at the Advocacy Clinic, she managed litigation for a Civil Action case and argued pretrial motions. Additionally, she gained experience in criminal defense and motion drafting during her internship at Renfro, Driscoll & Foster, LLP.

Mehjabeen earned her Juris Doctor from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she was a Mock Trial Team member, Clinic Student, and Associate Editor for the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal. Her legal education and practical experiences underscore her expertise in legal research, writing, and trial preparation.

Mehjabeen Rahman, J.D.

7 Ways to Win Big Box Retail Safety Cases With Expert Witnesses

Personal injury cases often involve accidents at retail stores, and with the growth of “big box” retail stores and wholesale clubs like Walmart, Target, Costco, BJ’s and Home Depot, personal injury lawsuits involving these one-stop-shop giants have become more common as well. Factors to consider when choosing a retail expert for your case may seem

Posted on October 13, 2015 in Working with Experts

Mining Expert Witnesses – 8 Tips to Maximize Value

The mining industry in the United States is one that shares a historical connection with those who work within it and remains a staple part of surrounding local communities where they are located. Though mostly concentrated in specific regional sites across the country, mining-related accidents can lead to complex lawsuits in this multi-faceted industry that

Posted on November 3, 2015 in Working with Experts

Best Practices For Preparing Expert Depositions

Pretrial activity in any litigation can have a huge impact both in trial and of course, on the overall outcome of the case. Depositions are an essential part of these pretrial procedures and are opportunities to secure sworn testimony to be used at trial. Since there are specific rules that govern depositions of witnesses and

Posted on November 14, 2015 in Working with Experts

A Paralegal’s Guide to Working With Expert Witnesses

Paralegals have been described as “the glue that holds the law firm together.”. Tasked with all kinds of administrative duties, paralegals have the indispensable role of acting as a liaison between retaining counsel, expert witnesses, and the client. Working with an expert and helping them prepare during pretrial procedures can be a hefty task, especially

Posted on November 23, 2015 in Working with Experts

3D Printing – A New Dimension of Expert Testimony

While some of the techniques used on criminal dramas like CSI may seem like science fiction, recent advances in 3d printing have made the technology increasingly accessible to litigators and forensic experts alike. As a result, 3D printing is shaking things up in the courtroom and the presentation of expert testimonies. With the presentation of 3D

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Working with Experts

Experts of the Future: 4 Areas of Emerging Litigation

Now that 2015 is nearing its end and 2016 is fast approaching, it’s easy to appreciate how much can change over the course of a year. Major developments have occurred in areas like robotics, genetic studies, structural engineering, and data collection. You can talk to your doctor and turn off the lights in your garage

Posted on December 22, 2015 in Working with Experts

22 Best Apps For Working With Expert Witnesses

When it comes to practicing law, time is always of the essence and legal professionals are constantly perfecting the art of time management. Especially as many operations have transitioned to virtual formats, attorneys are facing novel challenges as they juggle several cases, meet with multiple clients, and maintain court deadlines. Expert witnesses are also subject

Posted on December 29, 2015 in Working with Experts

Preparing Your Expert Witness for Trial – A Checklist

One of the worst things an expert witness can do on the stand is to seem unprepared.

Posted on September 26, 2016 in Working with Experts

15 Attorneys Share Their Expert Witness Horror Stories

In most instances experts make great witnesses. They are usually personable, have good credentials, and have at least some litigation experience. Still, there’s always the possibility that something could go wrong, and an expert can quickly become a liability. Since one of best ways to avoid a problem is by learning from the experiences of others, we

Posted on January 12, 2016 in Working with Experts

Using Trial Graphics to Strengthen Expert Witness Testimony

First and foremost, an expert’s job is to teach. If the courtroom were a classroom, than the expert is the professor and the jurors are the students. The true value of an expert’s testimony is its ability to help the jury understand the often complex and technical subject matter an expert is speaking about. The

Posted on January 19, 2016 in Working with Experts