expert witness


: a witness in a court of law who is an expert on a particular subject

Examples of expert witness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The conversation, which took place on the morning of Sept. 6, 2016, was played Thursday as part of the testimony by expert witness Douglas Daus, who handles the processing of electronic devices for the Manhattan district attorney's office. Julia Reinstein, ABC News, 3 May 2024 That restriction likewise applied to Alexander Stewart, a music professor at the University of Vermont, who testified as an expert witness for the plaintiffs. Ben Sisario, New York Times, 2 May 2024 At the end of Scopes trial, in one of the more dramatic scenes in courtroom history, Darrow maneuvered Bryan himself onto the stand as an expert witness on the Bible. Lisa Grunwald, TIME, 12 Apr. 2024 The report was prepared by Lawrence Hunter who says he was hired as an expert witness Glenda Smith, who is a lawyer. The Enquirer, 27 Feb. 2024 In the case against a Nogales-area rancher accused of killing a Mexican citizen, prosecutors told the judge they were concerned about an expert witness’s credibility. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2024 The office of Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District Attorney told CNN that CBI had informed them of 75 potentially affected cases within its jurisdiction, adding Woods was not used as an expert witness in any of those cases. Emma Tucker, CNN, 9 Mar. 2024 On Thursday, jurors watched the video of Baldwin shooting blanks on set as special prosecutor Kari Morrissey questioned Bryan Carpenter, a film armorer testifying as an expert witness for the state of New Mexico. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 29 Feb. 2024 According to court records, Smith asked for a new trial, claiming the state had violated the confrontation clause in its case against him by allowing an expert witness to testify on forensic evidence prepared by another expert who did not testify in the case. The Arizona Republic, 12 Jan. 2024

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“Expert witness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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expert witness

see witness

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