KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE
There are two traits that make for an excellent expert witness. The first is that the expert must indeed be an expert, with deep knowledge and experience in his field. It is the second trait that smart attorneys treasure – presentation, that is the ability to communicate expert opinions to a jury.
In other words an excellent expert must be – an excellent expert and must be excellent at being an expert. Dan Jacobson is both.
Knowledge and experience:
*** Governor of the California Insurance Guarantee Association (“CIGA”) (Ret.)
*** Claims Attorney for 16 years
*** Directly employed by insurance companies for 7 years
*** Author of scholarly articles on insurance, and co-author of Lorman Educational Services Text
on Claims Handling
*** Lecturer on claims handling and related topics
*** Expert on California Code of Regulations, regarding insurance claims handling
*** 26 years public speaking, as an attorney
*** 26 years experience in depositions
*** Child actor
*** Years of public speaking, as political figure
*** The ability to make the complex simple, and to convincingly paint facts
*** Television appearances:
PBS SoCal, Inside OC
KGTV San Diego, Evening News
KFMB San Diego, Evening News
An expert witness’ words are only effective if they’re understood by the jury, and convincing to the jury. Dan Jacobson’s words are both.