Expert Witness

I have qualified as an expert witness and testified in trials and arbitrations based on my experience as an attorney with over 35 years in litigation, law office management, alternative dispute resolution, making decisions as a judicial officer, lecturing and writing on a number of subjects, and my involvement in the legislative and regulatory processes in California.

I have an AV “Pre-eminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was first certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation in 1982.

I will testify only in the areas that I have special expertise and qualifications.  If I cannot provide expert witness opinions, I can help you to locate the best expert.  Give me a call at (510) 333-7118 or email me at fdr@russomediates.com.

There are many ways I have helped as an expert including providing:

  • Preliminary and detailed evaluation of case documents and related facts
  • Formulation of opinion testimony as an expert as to the ultimate case issues probability of exposure
  • Solid deposition testimony
  • Expert witness testimony at trial
  • Communicating technical issues to counsel, courts and juries
  • If you look at my curriculum vitae, you will see many issues I can testify about, including:
  • Scope of representation and attorney-client relationships
  • Conflict of interests
  • Ethical Duties
  • Professional discipline
  • Trial tactics and negotiation
  • Case value
  • The reasonable value of legal and other services, fee disputes
  • Legislative intent
  • The standard of care in workers’ compensation, civil litigation, personal injury, and third party cases
  • Workers’ compensation benefits, procedure, and law
  • Third party injury and workers compensation subrogation
  • Medical-legal issues
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Employment discrimination and Labor Code 132a
  • Serious and Willful Misconduct