Don't be intimidated by depositions.
Some attorneys may find themselves intimidated by the idea of depositions and often do not understand how to take the mystery out of taking a deposition. The main purpose of taking a deposition is to gather information. Trial preparation should be the focus of any deposition; however, depositions may also be used to preserve witness testimony. This video reviews the purpose of depositions and how they can be used in trial.
Law Office of J.D. Smith PLLC
- Veteran personal injury attorney at Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC
- Prior claims adjuster, underwriter and defense attorney
- 60 civil jury trials to verdict; more than 100 arbitrations and more than 1,000 depositions
- Former member of the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates; former president of the Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; advocate member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- Professionalism Award, Washington State Association of Justice (WSAJ)
- Instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
- J.D. degree, Texas A&M School of Law, undergraduate degree, Texas Wesleyan University
- Can be contacted at 206-588-8530 or [email protected]
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