Trial & Deposition Expert Witness Testimony by Restaurant Expert Witness – Howard Cannon
State and Federal Cases — Plaintiffs & Defendants
Deposition – Expert Witness Testimony
Restaurant Expert Witness – Howard Cannon, with over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and bar industry, understands that giving a deposition expert witness testimony can be one of the most crucial parts of your case. In some ways, maybe even more important than his testimony at trial. He knows that during the deposition, the non-retaining attorney is given great latitude to question him about broad and varying issues (“cross-examination”); and, that depositions may be lengthy — lasting for many hours, even though testifying at trial will most likely be much more limited.
As an experienced expert witness, Howard understands that the “opposing attorney” is laying the groundwork for his/her trial cross-examination; and once he has testified in deposition, it is very difficult to testify differently at trial. Howard is aware that giving effective deposition and trial testimony takes a great amount of patience, time, and dedication to the process. Because of this, Howard takes great pains to be sure that he:
- Understands the question before answering.
- Listens to the entire question before beginning to formulate his response.
- Looks at records referred to in their entirety before responding to a question.
- Never guesses or speculates.
- Does not give opinions outside of his area of expertise.
- Does not take either counsel’s word for anything.
- Is careful of hypothetical questions and generalizations.
- Is not intimidated by literature or supposed statements of renowned experts.
- Listens to the retaining attorney’s objections.
- Is wary of opposing counsel summarizing his testimony.
- Takes as many breaks as needed.
- Does not lose his cool.
- Is aware of his right to reserve to read and sign his transcript.
- Does not volunteer information.
- Corrects or adds to an answer he gave earlier should the need arise.
Trial – Expert Witness Testimony
As an experienced expert witness, Howard Cannon knows how to prepare for trial.
Howard is sure to:
- Know his deposition and/or report (if he has prepared one).
- Know the documents provided to him to review.
- Speak to the Jury in a professional manner.
- Answer only the question which is presented to him in clear, concise language that is easy to understand.
- Provide answers pertaining only to his area of expertise.
- Remain calm.
- Refrain from being argumentative.
Restaurant Expert Witness – Howard Cannon only provides expert witness services and litigation support such as expert witness testimony pertaining to Restaurants, Bars, Food & Beverage Industry; including, but not limited to:
- Food and Beverage Contaminations/HACCP
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Alcohol Liability & DRAM Shop
- Premises Liability
- Safety & Security
- Distribution Chain
- OSHA & ADA
- Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
- Operations, Policies, & Procedures
- Industry Standard of Care
- Construction, Site, Facility
- Franchisee & Franchisor Disputes
- Landlord & Leasee Disputes
- and More.
Call today for a FREE, no-obligation initial consultation with Restaurant Expert Witness – Howard Cannon: 800.300.5764 or Email
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