Bar on Expert Testimony Puts Thousands of Accutane Cases in Jeopardy

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness Last month we focused on expert witnesses – what to consider when hiring an expert and how expert witnesses are judged by a jury. A recent decision in a high-profile case, however, highlights the importance of...
When the numbers come out the jury starts to yawn

When the numbers come out the jury starts to yawn

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness “Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.” Carl Sandburg, In matters before a civil court versus a military or criminal court, regardless of the venue, whether its New York, Illinois,...
When should an individual Voir Dire motion be considered?

When should an individual Voir Dire motion be considered?

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness Can We Talk Honestly in Public? “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Swami Vivekananda Jury deselection, in Texas,...
Presenting to the jury: Use of demonstrative evidence

Presenting to the jury: Use of demonstrative evidence

Dr. Ken Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist |Expert Witness After a thorough investigation and careful preparation of your client’s case, you want the jury to understand the information being presented to them. One way to enhance the impact of this information is...
Final Arguments: Psychological Analysis – Conditioning the Jury

Final Arguments: Psychological Analysis – Conditioning the Jury

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist Conditioning the jury Life experience restricted by court sanctions will be the basis on which the jury will view and interpret the evidence before them. As jurors their minds are not blank nor are they exclusively limited to...