The Basis of Expert Testimony: Expert Evidence & The Hearsay Rule


A Manual For Attorney & Experts

Published 2012

by Timothy M. Tippins

The intersection between the hearsay rule and the law of expert testimony is as important as it is complex and challenging.  It is important because the admissibilty of the expert’s opinion hangs in the balance.  It is complex because the hearsay rule is itself intricate.  When it traverses the evidentiary rules pertaining to the expert testimony, nuanced distinctions proliferate.  This 103 page manual dissects those nuances.

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About The Author


timTimothy Tippins Esq.

Timothy M. Tippins, Esq. is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School and serves on the faculty of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and on the Affiliate Postdoctoral Forensic Faculty at St. John’s University. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Psychology at Siena College. He is a private practitioner who has engaged in matrimonial and family law practice since 1975 and devotes his practice exclusively to serving as trial counsel and consultant to other family law practitioners on a nationwide basis, with special emphasis on the presentation and cross-examination of expert mental health testimony. Tippins has served in all major professional leadership positions in the New York family law community, including President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New York Chapter, Chair of the NYSBA Family Law Section, and Chair of the NYSBA Task Force on Family Law. Tippins is a regular feature columnist for the New York Law Journal and is the author of the multi-volume treatise New York Matrimonial Law & Practice (West Publishing).

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E-mail: tmtippins@matlaw.com