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EXPERT WITNESS STARTUP SCHOOL

Launch and build an expert witness business in 4 weeks to quickly build another source of income while still doing what you do best – being a doctor.

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Enrollment Opens February 1st -14th for the Spring Course

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If you’re a physician looking to start an expert witness practice to make more money and create financial security, you can do it:

 ✔️ in weeks (not months or years)

✔️ on YOUR schedule

✔️ with skills you already have


Non-clinical income can be a key strategy to achieve financial freedom when even physicians are receiving pay cuts at best and at worst are becoming unemployed, even in the midst of a pandemic. It’s unbelievable, but financial instability can quickly become reality for many physicians, even within a matter of weeks.

Physician job stability has decreased as more groups are acquired by hospital systems and venture capital. Many physicians have seen their income stagnate or decrease while working harder every day (and night).

Faced with declining income and a loss of control, many physicians have tried to just work harder, take on more shifts, go faster. But there is simply a limit to how hard you can work.

What if you could leverage your skills as a physician to help create additional financial security that you can control?
With additional income as a tool, how might you adjust your clinical schedule to best meet your personal and professional goals? How could your job make your ideal life possible?

I'll show you how to put your skills to work FOR you, in a new way. Expert witnesses typically review medical malpractice cases for lawyers to determine if the care given was above or below the standard of care. Your skills, experience, training, and education you use every day in clinical work are what you need to be a great expert witness. With focused training, I'll help you translate your medical skills to the legal field.

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This course will enable you to:

 Launch and build an expert witness business

 

 Understand the process of case review and deposition

 

 Rise to the challenge of putting your existing skills to work, in a new way

 Take immediate steps to increase your income, on your own time

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"This course is an organized and systematic guide to starting and expanding into expert witness work.  Gretchen does a terrific job providing the context and resources to help those at every experience level.  Highly recommended."

By the time you are done taking Expert Witness Startup School, you will:

  1. Communicate effectively from the first call to deposition
  2. Set an appropriate hourly and daily rate, track your time, send invoices
  3. Use a contract that protects you and facilitates clear communication of expectations
  4. Review cases efficiently and organize your case workload
  5. Scale your business through networking and marketing
  6. Evaluate if expert listing services, brokers, and other third parties are right for you
  7. Stand out as a go-to expert in your area of expertise (including CV review)
  8. Decide whether or not to form an expert witness business such as an LLC

Modules use step-by-step practical instruction to help you see your progress immediately. Templates help you get organized from the start so you are ready to grow your business from day 1.

Expert Witness Startup School program:

Module 1: First (or 40th) call coaching

What expert witness work is and how you are already an expert

How to communicate effectively during a case inquiry call to facilitate being retained

How to capture contact information for follow up and networking to grow your business


Module 2: Contract, fee schedule

Why a contract is important for clear communication

Which contract components to consider

How to set your fees and increase your hourly earning rate


Module 3: CV and qualifications

How to present your qualifications as an expert

What makes an expert CV different

Which qualifications are desirable in an expert


Module 4: Case organization, time tracking, invoicing

How to organize case files for efficient file review

How to track your time for accurate billing

How to invoice and bill to make sure you get paid


Module 5: Tech tools and tips

Know which equipment you need for expert work

How software applications can keep you organized and prepared

How accounting software can save you money and ease billing


Module 6: Anatomy of a case

Understand the typical life cycle of a medical malpractice case

Know the role of a physician expert at each step in a case

Manage your time effectively throughout a case


Module 7: Deposition

How to prepare for a deposition and feel confident

What to expect during a deposition so you are not caught off guard

How can you learn from reading other depositions to make you a more informed expert


Module 8: Marketing and networking

Know if an expert listing service is right to grow your network

How I grew my network to 8,000+ lawyers

How and when I market to my network to get new cases

How I use marketing to define and expand my professional niches through blog posts and talks


BONUS Module: Building an Expert Witness Business

Why forming an LLC for your expert witness work is important for both liability and financial reasons

How an LLC can enable you to save on taxes, save for retirement, and create generational wealth

Understand the process of setting up a business

With this program, you will be ready to take your first case and build your expert practice. I received a call for a new case 7 days after beginning my practice, so I’ve built this course so you will be ready for your first (or 40th) call, too!
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“Dr. Green's class was great in inspiring me to: 1) get a contract drafted, 2) learning Quickbooks versus continuing to use free software, 3) create my marketing plan, 4) setting rates, 5) feeling more confident about pursuing this path.  She delivered her course in very digestible modules and made every student feel important in her Q&A sessions. I trust that she wants her students to succeed!  Thank you!"

Find Out if Expert Witness Startup School is Right for You

 
 
 

Course Module FAQ

Spring 2022 Return on Investment FAQ

Am I An Expert FAQ

Still have questions if you are the right fit? Email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 8 video modules over 4 weeks plus weekly Facebook Live Q/A sessions. Homework for each week may take 2-3 hours, depending on your individual needs (i.e. if you are editing a CV or starting from scratch).

Physician experts typically charge a range of hourly rates between $500-900 plus a retainer of $2500-3500. This course will pay for itself with your first case, and your business growth can be exponential as you get repeat referrals and become known regionally and nationally. This course can be tax deductible if incurred as a business expense according to IRS guidelines.

Yes, if you choose to cancel in the first 7 days of the course, you will receive a 100% refund. However, I know from personal experience that the future income you can earn after taking this course will far outweigh the cost of the course.

Experts objectively evaluate a case and form opinions based on their training, knowledge, and expertise. An effective expert uses critical thinking and avoids bias to serve as an educational resource to lawyers, judges, and juries. This is why we will discuss taking cases for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

You will be asked questions in ways that are unfamiliar and may make you uncomfortable, especially about your personal life and/or professional credentials. This course will help you change your fears into strengths – you will learn how to handle questions in high pressure situations and keep your cool. (Sounds a lot like what we do as doctors already, right?)

This being said, expert witness work may not be right for you if you truly have skeletons in your closet (and I’m not just referring to anatomy professors!). If you have felony convictions, lost your medical license(s), been sanctioned professionally, or other extenuating circumstances, you risk being deemed less credible on the stand and you might be better off seeking another opportunity.

Many physicians have been defendants in medical malpractice cases. Instead of viewing that experience as negative, you can use it for growth. You learned skills in your own case that can be valuable when applied to expert witness work. What would serve you best, avoiding the topic or arming yourself with knowledge and skills to meet the challenge?

I disagree. Serving as an expert witness provides expertise and knowledge where it’s needed. Physicians don’t contribute to society by sitting alone in their offices thinking about medicine – we see patients, consult with colleagues, and contribute in many ways. Expert work is no different. 

I love working with attorneys who are masters of critical thinking, who love to learn, and who ask me tough questions that I work hard to answer with evidence-based medicine knowledge and research that makes me a better doctor in my clinical work.

You could view hourly expert rates of $500-900 as being too high, or you could ask yourself whether paying physicians to see patients at $100-150/hour is too low given the magnitude of our contributions to society. It’s all a matter of perspective.

If you’re already an experienced expert looking to take your business to the next level, click here for my Money & Marketing Masterclass.

A Personal Message from Dr. Gretchen Green

I've been a diagnostic radiologist in practice since 2006. I got started in expert witness work after receiving a call from an attorney out of the blue in 2015 and have served as an expert witness in diagnostic radiology for dozens of cases for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. 

Expert witness work helped me transition to part-time clinical work in 2016 and have more time with family and for myself. It enabled me to have financial freedom to design my best life.

Now almost 5 years later, I was financially able to voluntarily take time off from my job when my family needed me most at home during the COVID-19 lockdown. I maintained income from new case inquiries even while courts and law offices were closed because I had a network of 6000+ lawyers who needed cases reviewed, and I already had robust systems in place to work from home.

I want you to be able to leverage your skills as a physician expert witness AND be in control of your time and money, like I am.

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If you're thinking “I’m super busy. How do I add one more thing to my schedule? Why now?”

 This is the perfect time to be an expert witness. Imagine what you could achieve THIS year, with the know-how and tools to enable you to earn more money, on your own terms. I got my first case 7 days after starting my expert witness business. Couldn’t YOU use some wins right now?

You can complete the weekly course material on your own schedule and keep lifetime access. You’ll get the support you need to get started and grow your business.

You don’t need to invent a new product or get an MBA to start a new business. All you need is the right knowledge, skills, and connections to be able to secure a significant side income working as an expert witness. Imagine how taking this course can make your next ideal life possible now!

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