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Legal Ethics Expert Witness | Virginia

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This highly qualified attorney has been studying legal ethics for over 40 years. He earned his BA cum laude from Carleton University, his LLB summa cum laude from the Université de Sherbrooke, and his LLM from Yale Law School. Additionally, he was Columbia University's Law and Economics Fellow in 1981. Before coming to the US and entering academia, he served as a law clerk for a member of Canada's Supreme Court. He also served for five years on Quebec's Human Rights Commission. He sits on the advisory boards of several other think tanks. He sits on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Scholars. He or his op-eds have appeared in varied electronic media (including CNN, CNNfn, C-Span, Fox News, Fox News Online, Hudson Institute Online, National Public Radio, National Review Online, Tech Central Station, Voice of America, C.BC, Radio-Canada, and West German Radio) as well as in a wide array of newspapers (including the Wall St. Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, Tulsa Journal, Kansas City Star, [Montreal] La Presse, Montreal Gazette, [Montreal] Le Devoir, [Toronto] Globe and Mail, and Japan Times). Currently, he is a Professor of Law at a VA university where he teaches Torts, Legal Ethics, Products Liability, and Jurisprudence. His research on torts and ethics issues is nationally known has published numerous books, chapters, and articles on legal ethics. Notably, he is co-author of two editions of West's Legal Ethics in a Nutshell and is sole author of two editions of West's Products Liability hornbook.

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Location: VA
BA, Sociology and History, Carleton University
LLB, Université de Sherbrooke
LLM, Yale Law School
Fellowship, Law and Economics, Columbia University
Licensed, Attorney, VA
Licensed, Attorney, United States Supreme Court Bar
Member, American Law Institute
Member, United States Commission for Civil Rights
Member, National Association of Scholars
Member, Virgina Association of Scholars
Former, Clerk, Hon. Justice Louis-Philippe Pigeon, Supreme Court of Canada
Former, Attorney, Pratte Monast & Associates
Former, Professor of Law, Université de Sherbrooke
Former, Visiting Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Former, Professor, Tort Law, Institute for US Law
Former, Visiting Professor, University of Haifa
Former, Fellow, Legal Ethics, Princeton University
Former, Of Counsel, The Clearspire Law Firm
Currently, Professor of Law, a prestigious VA law school

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