Expert Witnesses

ASFE Executive Vice President John Bachner testified on Friday, October 12, 2007 before the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, arguing for its adoption of new rules requiring expert witnesses to testify about the standard of care only “with knowledge” of what the standard of care actually was. In this presentation, Mr. Bachner describes how meritless claims and lawsuits against professionals negatively impact society.

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Expert Witness

An expert witness is a person engaged to give an opinion based on experience, knowledge, and expertise. The overriding duty of an expert witness is to provide independent, impartial, and unbiased evidence to the court or tribunal.


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