• Ethical Considerations in Engaging and Working With Expert Witnesses
  • December 5, 2017 | Author: Craig A. Alexander
  • Law Firm: Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association - Birmingham Office
  • There are two rules of professional conduct in Alabama that pertain to the payment of fees to an expert witness. Rule 3.4(b), Ala. R. Prof. Cond., states in part that “[a] lawyer shall not … offer an inducement to a witness that is prohibited by law,” and Rule 5.4 (a), Ala. R. of Prof. Cond., states in part that “[a] lawyer or law firm shall not share legal fees with a nonlawyer.”