Attorneys who are engaged in difficult guardianship or conservatorship cases may benefit from engaging an independent, qualified expert witness who can testify on a variety of issues including:
An expert witness may also assist a Judge in understanding complicated factual or legal issues. A number of recent cases have arisen where questions are asked about whether a guardian or conservator acted properly in the management of a person’s affairs. In these cases, an expert witness can also clarify these issues for a court.
Mr. Hammond has been retained as an expert in a number of cases – many of which have been resolved without the necessity of trial. Additionally, Mr. Hammond has served as a consulting expert in numerous cases and has provided background advice and support to counsel.