Comments from Phoenix area attorneys who attended "Attacking the Expert's Opinion" and/or "Attacking the Expert's Pedestal"

"Attacking the Expert's Opinion"

The best. Outstanding practical content. Musante is superb. He breaks down the complexities of expert depos to their fundamental constituents. I'm convinced this is the penultimate theory for every adverse expert.

David M. Patton, 2 expert depos, Patton Law Practice

Musante is brilliant. He has taken material that is critical to trial practice and made it interesting and entertaining.

Carolyn Holden, 30 expert depos, Holden & Armer

Excellent seminar, as always. Musante is top-notch. This is the most useful and entertaining seminar I've ever attended. It made me reconsider a lot of misconceptions; hopefully, I'll be more effective at getting experts pinned down.

Steve Vidmar, 100+ expert depos

The seminar was informative and reinforces a willingness not to question our common sense. Musante is excellent. This seminar is much better than Arizona and MCBA seminars.

Tim Ryan, 50 expert depos

Excellent seminar content, very practical. Musante is a natural born teacher. This is the best expert deposition seminar I've taken.

Norman Hall

Very good seminar…interesting formulaic approach that considers all relevant factors of an expert depo. Musante's self-depracating sense of humor is a nice balance to informative tutorial. And being funny is a great reinforcement of the message.

Anonymous, 50 expert depos

The seminar was very well organized and presented; will be useful in my practice, both in depo and at trial. Musante is very engaging, entertaining and motivating. Excellent. This seminar is the best ever attended on any topic.

Anonymous, 50 expert depos

Excellent seminar…very, very good speaker. The result would be better if he would publish all of the Powerpoint pictures so participants could study beforehand. This seminar is better than others…I believe he is really on to the secret.

Anonymous, 20 expert depos

Musante's a "9 out of 10". He's great at driving principles and teaching successful application.

Michael Hrnicek, 17 expert depos

Excellent seminar. It provides a complete road map from initial preparation through the use of techniques at trial. Musante has good energy…keeps you awake and interested. My expert depositions will never be the same. They will be much more thorough and I will have greater confidence.

Russell Yurk

There is a lot of good practical info in this program. Musante is lively and creative…awesome Powerpoint presentation. This seminar will have a marked impact in a positive manner on my expert depos.

Ralph Strebel, 2 expert depos

An informative seminar…very good teacher…he keeps the presentation interesting. Other seminars concentrate more on "handling the expert". This seminar focused on getting the expert to set forth his opinions and then picking apart the structure/foundation of the opinion. They are both valuable.

Serena Montague, 25 expert depos

Excellent practical content; will try to use it in the future. Musante is excellent and well-practiced.

William J. Wolf, 10 expert depos

This is the most practical CLE I have ever attended. I will be able to go into a deposition of an expert with a general outline of questioning already established.

Douglas Dieker, 5-7 expert depos, Dieker & Voightmann, PC

Great practical content! Great instructor! No comparison to other "expert" seminars.

Larry Condit, 20-30 expert depos

Finally, a seminar that is educational, engaging and useful. Musante is excellent. I look forward to using what I learned.

Steve German, 40 expert depos, Adelman German, PLC

Excellent for litigators and trial attorneys. Musante is excellent, among the best teachers of any CLE I've attended.

Roger Decker, 20 adverse depos, Udall, Shumway, & Lyons

Second to none. I can already see the methodology's utility in depos that will be taken in the next 60 days.

Chris Stuart

More useful than most trial practice seminars I have attended. As a teacher myself, I both enjoyed and appreciated the quality of the instruction.

Randall Douglas, 100+ expert depos

One of the best I've attended. Musante is outstanding.

Paul S. Gerding, 50 expert depos

Excellent. I often doze off in lectures ... no chance here!

Andrew S. Jacob

Outstanding. Musante is passionate, articulate, energetic and entertaining. While experienced attorneys may already have "lucked into" this method of cross-examining adverse experts, Musante gives it a name with a logical outline to make it a conscious practice.

Catherine M. Stewart

Excellent practical content. Musante is funny and energetic.

Bill Sandweg, 500+ expert depos, Robbins & Green, PC

Superior to all I have attended. Very important to litigators. Puts into words what we should do intuitively. Musante is outstanding. Very logical thought process.

Duane Olson, 1000+ expert depos

Has great value because it is applicable to all types of cases. Will significantly improve the quality of my adverse expert depositions ... I will think about crafting risk to the expert with my questions.

Pete Fisher, "scores" of expert depos

Excellent practical content.

Steve Wheeless, 20 expert depos

Very helpful, practical and methodical approach. Excellent instructor.

R. Neil Miller

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Anonymous, 40-60 expert depos

Excellent educationally -- very entertaining at the same time.

Anonymous, 100s of expert depos

Many concepts that I can think about and will apply in my first expert deposition. Excellent training. Musante is excellent. By attending this seminar, I know I will at least have a plan of attack.


This is one of the best! Excellent practical content; some great ideas that can be put to use. Musante has put a lot of effort into an effective presentation. The opinion chart is a very logical construct.

Anonymous, 200+ expert depos

Head and shoulders above the others! Informative, pragmatic, applicable to practice. Musante is imaginative, creative, varies presentation, energetic and comfortable with the material. Takes away the sting --the fear-- that I will miss something important that I need to nail the expert.


Very entertaining seminar, but even better, it was packed with practical examples I can easily put to use. Much more practical than any other "expert" seminar.

Anonymous, 40+ expert depos

This was great. Musante is excellent.



Excellent, high energy, entertaining and informative.

Anonymous, 30 expert depos

Excellent ideas; strong, strategical recommendations. Musante has a thorough knowledge of the subject matter.


Excellent practical content. Musante is excellent!

Anonymous, 5 expert depos

Extremely useful. This seminar will certainly help me prepare for my 1st depo. Much more useful and practical than most CLE seminars. Musante keeps you interested throughout.

Jeff Kilmark

Fantastic. Very useful. Musante blends a high caliber of knowledge in a very enjoyable and interesting setting.

Michael Ludwig, 10 expert depos

Excellent practical content. Excellent instructor. This was even better than Musante's seminar on deposing adverse witnesses and better than any other seminar I've attended outside of Brown & Bain.


Interesting, informative and entertaining. Good teacher. Overall informative and helpful.


As a new attorney, I found the information deceptively simple. Having now spoken to more experienced attorneys, I now appreciate the fact that the instructor was able to synthesize some very complex material into a concise presentation. The "opinion attacks" were especially useful. I think if I had viewed the adverse expert's testimony without the benefit of the instructor's analysis, I would not have appreciated the vulnerabilities of his opinions.


Very useful practical content. Above average seminar. Best part of the seminar was the discussion of "Opinion attacks".

Anonymous, 20+ expert depos

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. Use of humor and examples good teaching, too! Appropriate pace; mental breaks provided by graphics, quotes.

Anonymous, 20 expert depos

Excellent in theory and practical tips! Fast-paced but I find that it keeps one interested. Really one of the best seminars I've been to in recent years.

Victoria Mangiapane, 1 expert depo

Excellent. Musante posits a method that looks very useful. He is excellent, funny, engaging, well-organized and rehearsed. Better than others because it introduces a well-thought-out, comprehensive approach. Tremendous use of testimony. The examples chosen exhibit a huge amount of work and great perception. The examples make the course because they are vivid and easy to remember.

Anonymous, 5 expert depos

Excellent practical content. Excellent instructor.

Anonymous, 100 expert depos

Excellent seminar. There was a lot of info conveyed in a short period of time. Great "Opinion" attacks.

Robbin Coulon, 6 expert depos

Very useful content to my practice. This seminar is much better than most. Mr. Musante gave an excellent presentation and gave invaluable information. The seminar was worthwhile and it certainly will improve my ability to depose an expert and use that deposition at trial

Robert Pulver

A++! Excellent practical content. One of the best seminars. Great delivery and video "snippets."


Outstanding! Although I don't do many experts' depositions in my current practice, it provided a wealth of knowledge to prepare for those I have to do. Musante is extraordinary. Very few seminar instructors are as capable at relaying such complex information in such little time.

Brian Smith

Definitely one of the best. Lots of material that can be applied to our practice. Musante is an excellent teacher.

Karen Treon

Much more focused than other half-day seminars. Fast and furious delivery but I expect it will hit me in waves - useful and fun. Musante is witty and entertaining with good examples.

W. E. Hofmann, 2-3 expert depos

Excellent! I stayed totally awake after lunch. Awesome! I'll remember it, ergo, excellent value.

Anonymous, 30+ expert depos

Excellent practical content. Excellent instructor.

Anna C. Bronnenisant

Superior compared to others. Musante was very good. I'm going to schedule an expert depo soon so I can practice before I forget!

Anonymous, fewer than 10 expert depos

Nice combination of principles and visual examples. Good use of limited time. Use of Baden testimony provided a beneficial example of the principles presented.


Excellent instructor. We do interviews in criminal trials, but both classes are still useful for thinking about those. This has given me a lot to think about. Different from other CLEs. Real-life video clips used very effectively, in context and outline. A lot of people are using multi-media tools (badly), but your presentation is witty and the music, although not distinctive, is used really well.

Gail Thackeray

Better than any other expert witness CLE I have attended. I like the analytical breakdown of the components of both the expert's opinions and the attack of same. Very good practical content; excellent instructor.

Mike Warzynski, 25-50 expert depos

The best - beyond a reasonable certainty. Great practical content; exquisite teaching ability.

Verda Holland, 5 expert depos

Very relevant and useful. Musante is excellent. Great "Opinion" attacks; use of Baden testimony very effective.

Anonymous, 3 expert depos

Wonderful. Teaches method based on thinking process of lawyer. Musante is excellent. Very entertaining style. Very, very good practical content.

Anonymous, 1 expert depos

Fantastic! Musante excellent! Best method for improving depo skills. Excellent "Opinion" attacks.


Very good, well-prepared and well-presented. Much better than other "expert" seminars.

Buzz Alston, 100 expert depos, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix

Very informative with useful techniques to take into deposition. Musante is interesting, thorough, understandable. Can be applied to any expert.

Brenda Kolobara, 10 expert depos, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix

Superb. The seminar teaches a very systematic, logical approach that can be applied in a wide range of cases. Musante was thoughtful, prepared, organized, effective and entertaining. Will significantly improve the quality of my adverse expert depos, both in terms of conducting the deposition as well as preparing ... and in preparing one's own expert.

Doug Gerlach, 4-5 expert depos, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix

Most valuable expert seminar I've ever attended. Musante is incredibly competent, interesting and informative. The analytical framework is a logical construct that can be applied practically to the real world. I've very excited about applying what I learned here today.

Jimmie Pursell, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix

Musante conveys material well. Will improve my expert depos greatly.

Josef Bobek, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix

Very good! Gave me a useful methodology to apply when conducting expert depositions.

Dona Nutini, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix

Well done; useful. Much better than other "expert" seminars

Gary Keltner, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix

Well constructed and easy to identify components of technique of cross-examiner. Will significantly improve my expert depos.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, Phoenix

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. Provided a solid approach for cross-examining an expert that hopefully can be applied to various kinds of experts.

Brian Spector, 4-5 expert depos, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, Phoenix

"Attacking the Expert's Pedestal"

I felt the seminar was extremely practical and easily adaptable. Musante is excellent…he was able to maintain interest.

T. Douglas Peoples, 300 expert depos

Very practical seminar. Musante is enthusiastic, engaging, energetic, insightful, and interesting.

Norman Hall

Very good stuff…excellent speaker and teacher.

Neil Alder, 100s of expert depos

A logical and effective seminar…excellent speaker.

Suzanne Schmelter

Very strong seminar. It provides a tremendous amount of choices for ammunition against any expert. Musante has good energy…kept it moving.

Russell Yurk

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. My adverse expert depos will improve 1000%.


Excellent seminar. Best CLE speaker I've ever run across. The Baden case was great for teaching points. I only wish my experts left open that many areas to attack.


Entirely practical seminar, very well presented, organized, argued and applied. Excellent speaker.

Anonymous, 50 expert depos

Excellent seminar…superior speaker.