Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty participated in the Minnesota Association for Justice 2015 wrongful death seminar.

Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty

Fred’s and Brendan’s presentation was entitled, “Scientific Evidence and Working with Experts.” They discussed legal issues regarding expert witness testimony and lessons they learned from litigating a case for the families of premature babies who were sickened by food. They won $10 million for these little ones and their families.

6 Tips for Attorneys Working with Experts

Below are 6 of the tips Fred and Brendan shared with the attorneys in the audience.

  1. Review relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  2. Work with experts early.
  3. Designate a single attorney as the point of contact with the expert.
  4. Fully document any conversations or other interactions with your expert.
  5. Understand what communications will be discoverable in your jurisdiction.
  6. Involve experts in forming technical tutorials to be used in mediation and trial.

Fred and Brendan discussed the use of scientific evidence and expert witnesses in the context of a case they recently successfully resolved involving several premature babies who were sickened after consuming a food product. They were named “Attorneys of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer for their work on that case.

Fred and Brendan can be reached at 612-338-0202.