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Duties of the Surveyor as an Expert Witness


Better understand how to handle depositions, answer questions, prepare exhibits, and communicate effectively.

The practice of land surveying often requires a surveyor be prepared to effectively communicate an opinion in court. The surveyor must be prepared to present their opinion and analysis in a clear, understandable, and concise manner. This white paper focuses on the process, preparation, payment, and presentation techniques.



Knud Hermansen, P.L.S., P.E., Ph.D., Esq.

Knud Hermansen, P.L.S., P.E., Ph.D., Esq.

Knud E. Hermansen P.L.S., P.E., Ph.D., Esq.

  • Professor at the University of Maine and operates a consulting firm offering surveying, engineering, and legal services
  • Attorney, professional engineer, and professional land surveyor licensed in several states
  • Has been an expert in numerous boundary dispute cases
  • As an attorney, he has done direct and cross-examination of experts
  • Member of the National Lawyers Association, National Society of Professional Surveyors, American Society of Civil Engineers, and several state survey societies and bar associations
  • Wrote or co-wrote, Boundary Principles and Procedures for Pennsylvania, Residential Subdivision & Land Development in Maine, and several other documents
  • Ph.D. degree in civil engineering, Pennsylvania State University; J.D. degree, West Virginia University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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