August 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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Will courtroom bias cost you your next case?

Courtroom bias is a serious problem. Black’s Law Dictionary identifies four types of bias: actual bias, advocate’s bias, implied bias, and judicial bias. This presentation also examines expert witness bias. Methods for recognizing bias and reducing the effects of bias in the courtroom are examined in this presentation.

By attending this presentation you will:

  1. Be able to recognize four types of courtroom bias
  2. Know questions to ask your prospective expert witness to learn whether they are biased
  3. Know how to expose bias in an opposing expert witness on cross-examination


Mike Wakshull is a court-qualified forensic document examiner located in Temecula, CA. He partners with attorney clients to deliver results that often lead to early settlements in favor of the counsel who retained him. When cases go to trial, he presents them in jury-speak rather than techno-geek to educate the triers of fact. He applies his technical and science training to present a science-based approach to his opinions—a court requirement.

Mike has authored two books on the topic of forensic document examination: Line by Line – Forensic Document Examination for Legal Professionals and The End of the Zodiac Mystery – How Forensic Science Helped Solve one of the Most Infamous Serial Killer Cases of the Century.  To learn more visit his website at


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