Expert Testimony

Rules about expert witnesses are set by State and Federal rules of evidence, depending on whether your case is in State or Federal court.

According to the Federal Rules of Evidence, a qualified expert witness is someone who may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if they have knowledge, skill, education, experience, or training in a specialized field. These qualifications are also generally required of expert witnesses in State courts.

Under Federal rules, experts must base their testimony on sufficient facts or data of the type reasonably relied upon by experts in their field in order to help the jury understand issues that typically require specialized knowledge. While non-expert witnesses can only testify about what they've seen or heard, expert witnesses are generally allowed to give their specialized or professional opinion.

Dr. Mullins is considered an expert in the field of medicine due to the fact he has graduated from a reputable medical program and has practiced medicine since 1990. As an emergency physician, in a high volume, Level I Trauma Center, not only is he exposed to multi-system trauma, he is exposed to a wide breath of cases including orthopedic injuries, obstetric emergencies, pediatric illness and injury, geriatric cases, psychiatric cases, and cardiovascular emergencies. A lot of the care provided through the emergency room is primary care due to the lack of access for many individuals.

Dr. Mullins has provided medical expert witness testimony in hundreds of cases including trial, deposition, mediation, and hearings. Comprehensive testimony list available upon request.