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Expert Witness Admissibility

Trial courts have substantial discretion when deciding whether to admit evidence at trial. This discretion extends to expert witness testimony. On appeal, a trial court’s decision to admit or exclude expert testimony is reviewed for an abuse of discretion. Spalding v. Stewart Title Guar Co., 463 S.W.3d 770, 778 (Mo. 2015). Not everything is discretionary….

Expert Witnesses: Qualifications & Requirements

Sometimes litigation requires expert testimony to highlight areas of technical or specialized knowledge. To be qualified as an expert witness in Missouri, “it must appear that by reason of education or specialized experience [the expert] possesses superior knowledge respecting a subject about which persons having no particular training are incapable of forming an accurate opinion…

Appeals Attorney

A lot of attorneys don’t handle appellate practice. It requires excellent writing skills and sometimes oral argument in front of appellate judges (no juries), who are extremely well-versed in the law and will have no problem asking probing questions to explore weaknesses in an argument. The procedural guidelines are also much more strict. It’s not…

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