Texas Lawyer Publishes New Article by Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon, partner at Dallas personal injury and criminal defense law firm Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, has had a new article published online by Texas Lawyer. The article, entitled “5 Methods of Impeaching a Witness,” talks about the five basic methods of impeachment and how effective this can be to a cross-examiner. These methods include:

  • Showing that a witness made a prior inconsistent statement
  • Showing that a witness has a clear bias
  • Attacking a witness’ character for truthfulness
  • Showing deficiencies in a witness’ personal knowledge or ability to observe, recall, or relate
  • Contradicting a witness’ testimony with testimony of other witnesses or the admission of contradictory evidence

These five methods are explored in great detail in the article. Cross-examiners who utilize any of these impeachment methods increase their chances of minimizing the damage caused by harmful witnesses.

Follow the link above to read the full text of the article.

Quentin Brogdon has more than 25 years of expertise and experience in the area of personal injury law. Board Certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Advocacy, he has successfully handled countless cases and know what it takes to achieve results, whether during negotiations or at trial. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his outstanding legal contributions and regularly contributes top-notch material to Texas Lawyer (see our last blog on New Amendments to Federal Civil Procedure).

To speak with an attorney at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP about your legal matter, please contact us at (214) 301-5007.

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