--- trial practice / trial - experts
--- course production date: 10/8/2017

In this course experienced trial attorney Christopher FitzPatrick discusses the critical steps in preparing for medical expert depositions.

Key course points are:
• Obtaining during the deposition as much professional information about the expert.
• Questioning what the expert's basis is for his/her opinions.
• Preparing an Outline of Standard of Care Questions.
• Understand what causation questions to ask.
• How to obtain ammunition on the expert that they can use at trial.


The Firm’s founder, Christopher M. FitzPatrick has practiced law for nearly 20 years. As a seasoned litigator and experienced trial lawyer, Mr. FitzPatrick has tried many high-profile cases in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. He has tried over 30 cases throughout his legal career in medical malpractice and personal injury alone.

Mr. FitzPatrick has also extensively represented numerous individuals in defending their freedom and liberty who have been charged with high-level felony cases and other crimes throughout New York, The District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

In addition to his personal injury and criminal defense practice, Mr. FitzPatrick also represents individuals in matrimonial and divorce cases. He has tried custody cases and represented clients in various Family Law matters. His background in commercial litigation is often helpful in divorce cases involving business assets and high net worth individuals.

With a background in commercial litigation, Mr. FitzPatrick presently concentrates a significant portion of his practice on business and employment law matters. He has litigated many contract and commercial law cases on both sides of the courtroom, and he has helped workers defend their rights in Title VII employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, Hostile Work Environment and whistleblower/retaliation cases.

Mr. FitzPatrick is admitted to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, The District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States District Court of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit, the United States Military Court of Appeals and most recently the United States District Court of Virginia Eastern and Western Districts.