The Straight Truth: The Life of an Expert Witness

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2011 - Law - 232 pages
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Have you been wondering how to turn your experience and expertise into a lucrative and rewarding second career? This book is for everyone seeking The Straight Truth about the highly rewarding, high-stakes world of the expert witness. In these pages, the author shares valuable information about launching, marketing, building, and conducting an expert witness practice-but he does not stop there. Gulya discusses actual cases on which he served as an expert witness, revealing lessons learned, and alerting the reader to potential opportunities and pitfalls. With humanity, candor, and humor, he takes the reader right into deposition and trial, and lets them experience all the drama, heartbreak, and triumph of the expert witness life.
William "Bill" Gulya has forty years of experience in the sitework construction business. He is a highly respected and sought after expert witness in his field. For many of those years, he has been the principal of Middlesex Trenching, a company founded by his late and beloved father. Over the years, Gulya grew the business from a tiny company using the local deli as an office, into a highly successful enterprise. The author and his wife Kathy have two children- Stacy and William, III-and four grandchildren, whom they adore. Gulya derives great satisfaction from using his extensive experience and knowledge to make a difference in people's lives. When he is not busy guiding justice toward the truth, he can often be found on the golf course, ruminating on the evidence in his latest case, and perfecting his golf swing. (Visit

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William Gulya provides for readers the benefit of his experience as an expert witness – how he got started and how he created his litigation support practice, along with the candor of his “learning experiences” along the way. He includes specific information and examples, which can be very helpful to a budding expert consultant, including Expert Report writing, deposition behavior, and courtroom situations. But this is not dry reading – it is entertaining and reads like what it is–a true story of his professional life culminating in a successful expert witness practice.
Rosalie Hamilton
Expert Witness Marketing Consultant


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BEGINNINGSGetting Your Practice

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Vivien Kooper is the coauthor of "Tiny Tim and Mr. Plym. She experienced life behind the scenes firsthand through her father, long-time mechanical special effects technician Larry Needham, and through her work for Universal Studios Tours, Warner Bros., and others in the entertainment industry. She lives in Los Angeles.

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