Pattern Cross-Examinations

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Pattern Cross-Examinations

Succeed at cross-examination with these proven strategies, angles of attack and sample questions. Loaded with tips and techniques culled from Walter Simpson's 40+ years of in-the-trenches experience, Pattern Cross-Examinations will help you tackle these tough challenges of cross-examination with ease and finesse:

•   Dealing with the sarcastic or non-responsive witness
•   Handling the confrontational witness
•   Rattling the expert witness
•   When to ask an open-ended question
•   When to push a witness and when to back off

Model cross-examinations (plaintiff and defense) in common fact patterns are provided for each of these areas of civil litigation:

•   Auto accidents
•   Breach of contract
•   Civil assault and battery
•   Civil rights
•   Employment discrimination
•   Insurance policy litigation
•   Malicious prosecution
•   Medical malpractice
•   Premises liability
•   Products liability

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Governing Principles of Cross-Examination
Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses
Cross-Examination in Auto Accident Cases
Cross-Examination in Premises Liability Cases
Cross-Examination in Medical Malpractice Cases
Cross-Examination in Contract Disputes
Cross-Examination in Employment Cases
Cross-Examination in Products Liability Cases
Cross-Examination in Insurance Policy Litigation
Cross-Examination in Civil Rights Cases (Actions Based on Violation of U.S.C. 42 §1983)
Cross-Examination in Malicious Prosecution Cases
Cross-Examination in Civil Assault and Battery Cases