What Past Participants Have to Say:
"As an educator who has conducted over 350 three-hour continuing education courses via live videoconferencing (Zoom) since April 7th, 2020, I found the instructor, course content, and hard copy booklet to be exceptional. Mr. Mangraviti stands on the mountaintop among the most knowledgeable and passionate instructors of my entire professional and academic career. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about a career as an expert witness, or someone simply wants to learn, grow, and "up their game."
"It was truly fantastic! I am a little down that I don't get to keep listening and watching every night as I had been doing. I may watch the whole thing again!"
"I loved it! So much of the content was familiar and I was glad to know that I'm doing a lot of things right. But there was a goldmine of things that I could do better, and even for someone with a lot of experience and who made the usual rookie mistakes, I learned a lot. I plan to take advantage of what SEAK offers so that I will improve my skills even further."
"Dear Atty Mangraviti, Just wanted to pass along that I was retained on two cases within four business days of being listed in the SEAK Directory. Thanks for all you and your company does!"
"[Thanks] for the fabulous Q and A session today. It was so nice to speak with everyone in person and it was incredibly helpful."
"Your course is EXCELLENT. Easy to follow with the workbook. Easy to access. No unnecessary fluff. I will recommend this course to every physician I know."
"I do a lot of online and in person [continuing education classes]. This course is at the top of my list of favorites: it was eye-opening, engaging and fascinating."
"Thanks for a great 17.5 hours of practical, engaging and high yield material!!"
"Jim: I love your style, your thinking, your brutal honesty. You are a breath of fresh air! Unexpected from a big city attorney. :)"
"Loved it. So much information it was like mapping DNA."
"Jim, We met via zoom a couple of weeks ago after I took your course on expert witnessing. I just completed my first Rule 26 Report for federal court case. I also bought the expert witness report book as well. I just had my first meeting with the law firm (three lawyers and a paralegal). They were incredibly impressed. They had one minor suggestion that was completely reasonable out of a 50 page report. When they asked about me not having a history of testifying at deposition or trial they said if you produce reports like this you won't need to. Your advice was outstanding and I was hyper meticulous in my report and it blew them away. Thanks again for everything!"
"Most amazing course I've ever taken. Learned more than I could possibly have imagined. So insightful and I do think it will revolutionize my ability to leverage my experience and expertise for gain. Liked it so much that I immediately turned around and purchased the medical malpractice expert witness course before I even finished the first course! "
"I learned a ton. Most of the things covered I wouldn't even know to ask about. Very helpful to learn how lawyers might think, what is discoverable, etc. Totally different world than medicine. Really loved the course."
"Absolutely loved it. It was a guided tour into a new world...I appreciate Jim's stories and examples to humanize what can be expected. I wish I did this twenty years ago."
"Loved the 'get your head out of your ass' mentality. No BS from Jim. Enjoyed listening to him."
"I absolutely loved this course! Gave me practical tips on starting an Expert Witness practice that I would not have been able to learn anywhere else. Two weeks after becoming listed in the directory, I got my first case."
"Hi James, thanks again for the excellent expert witness course! I’ve had 2 cases so far, one of which was referred by the directory. I learned a ton of useful information in the course."
"Hi Jim and Kelly, It was truly a pleasure speaking with you today. Your knowledge and perspective are very helpful as I nervously navigate this new career. As I mentioned, I enjoyed the online course and upon completion, felt more prepared than I anticipated. However, the opportunity to receive personal feedback is what has placed my SEAK experience ‘over the top’ for quality and content. I am excited to get started! Thank you so much for sharing your time and knowledge with me. I look forward to meeting you both, live and face-to-face, when the timing works out."
“Worth the money! This program showed and clearly demonstrated that with a little more work, I can take my understanding and make it into a new career for myself and have fun doing it. I rarely give top marks for any program, this is one of those times. While I would have preferred to attend an in-person program, your ability to adapt the program into a clean, concise and easy to use on-line format, is as good as any college level or graduate level streaming level classes I have attended.”
“Very informative! Keep the comedy! It was fun”
"James, good evening. I wanted to email and say thank you. I have secured my first two clients (signed contracts and retainer checks) both of which found me through the SEAK directory."
"Hi Jim. I'm an anal retentive, obsessive compulsive, nut job (a physician) from Charleston, SC. I signed up for your online intro to expert witness course and am about 50% through it. I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying and learning from it. Thank you!"
“An outstanding course that arms the attendee with the nuts and bolts to at least get started in expert witness work. Jim is an outstanding, seasoned presenter.”
“Great experience. Well worth the money. I now can’t imagine beginning an EW practice without having completed this course.”
“Jam packed with loads of valuable information and well organized. I feel empowered to embark on this journey to become an expert witness.”
"Jim: It was great speaking to you the other day. I made the plunge and completed the online course. I had a phone call this morning, and it went well, in part because I knew how to phrase things properly, and in part because your course and honest feedback gave me confidence that I knew what to do. I am excited about my business going forward. I am sure I will be contacting you again in the future."
"Loved it! Excellent! It has been a tremendous help in getting my medical expert witness practice launched!"
"Jim, thanks again for your great [online] course. Just got my first two cases already!"
“I really enjoyed listening to Jim, he is hilarious and scary. Usually, I skip and don't watch all videos, but this time, I listened to and watched all the videos. I wish I could put Jim in my pocket and/or work with him.”
“I took this [online] course in order to begin working in this field. It's an excellent course. I think it's given me a very strong base of knowledge to start from. Mr. Mangraviti was very engaging (which is rare in a long lecture-style format). I liked the emphasis on ethics, honesty, and practical tips for ensuring a long and successful career. I thought a lot of the examples and cautionary tales were interesting. I also appreciated a lot of the expert insights such as which documents to keep, how to avoid conflicts and entanglement with lawyers, etc.”
"It was great. I learned a lot. I'm doing a lot right. I'm not doing some things at all that I must fix immediately. I did one thing wrong. But now I feel more confident in my interactions and also about the finances of this. Great content and taught with a real sense of helping and sharing what you know to impart that on those who need to know it. Part of the Hippocratic Oath is, 'I will teach the art to those desirous of learning it.' Must apply to law also."
"I had signed up for the in person course that was cancelled due to COVID-19. [This online course was] very informative and very helpful for identifying pitfalls and how to mitigate them."
"I've told clients, subcontractors and anyone who would listen for decades that they don't know what they don't know and Jim drove that home in a big way. I'll be forever grateful that I invested in this course and anyone that provides expert witness services would do themselves well to make an invaluable investment in their career."
“I liked it. It could really be a podcast, since the majority of the visuals were going through the coursebook. Great speaking style; great stories to highlight the points. I knew some of the material, but there were many take home points that will affect my behavior going forward.”
"I wondered if I would get as much from this course as I have already done some expert case reviews. I am very glad that I took it! I gained confidence about what I've done correctly and learned where I have some opportunities to grow. It's given me direction. Thank you!"
"Love your dry sense of humor. You crack me up."
"I have been looking at this course for years and have ordered written materials from you. I finally made a plan to take the course and then COVID happened. I'm very happy this was an option."
"Extremely useful in helping someone get started in building a practice."
"It's great! Very informative and easy to follow."
"Overall course and Jim's [online] instruction [both] outstanding."
“I found the course to be very helpful and engaging, which is not easy to do with an online course. [Jim is] very professional and engaging. I liked the use of stories to re-enforce certain points.”
“I am starting my expert witness practice in the next week or two. This course will help me get off on the right foot. I enjoyed the ethicality and common sense of the course. The many tips on dealing with lawyers and avoiding pitfalls is very helpful.”
“Very helpful to take my business to a new level. I have updated my CV, website, ensured all comments were in my contract. Have new resourse tools to use. Your great.. I enjoyed your sense of humor and your tie in to the course material. You are very engaging!”
“A ‘must attend’ for anyone interested in this line of work”
"I enjoyed Jim's class. He was hilarious and it was like talking to a colleague, not a boring professor."
“Fantastic. Far exceeded my expectations.”
“The information provided during this conference was incredible. This was certainly an investment in my practice and not an expense for it.”
“Informative, inspiring and fun. I learned what I need to get started and be successful.”
“Excellent. The faculty have taken so much great information and condensed it into an invaluable starter kit. I’m amazed at the things I’ve learned in just 2 days.”
“Outstanding-reality based presentation of “those things to be expected.”
“A useful combination of stories from the front lines & practical advice.”
“The CV/resume exam segment was very useful. Like many in the audience, I will be working to improve mine!!”
“One of the most practical seminars that I’ve attended”
“Loaded with powerful information”
“Instantly executable information.”
“Very enlightening- a big eye opener.”
“The training was excellent – very informative"
“You guys are great, very personable, honest, available and engaging, great job”
“Excellent, well organized, engaging, and practical”
“Phenomenal – did not want the seminars to end”
“The class was outstanding! It was presented in such an easy to understand manner. Thank you again for a great class!”
“Fabulous! Interesting, stimulating, very effective”
“I believe the seminar was truly impressive and very informative”
“A great learning experience presented with real world examples”
“Great! Very practical. Likely to make me money”
“Very well organized, very practical advice”
“Every part of the seminar was critical”
“Jim is fabulous and fun.”
“Jim was very entertaining.”
“Excellent presentation – going through CVs, websites was extremely helpful”
“The program was top notch. No improvements needed.”
“Excellent, only wish I had taken the course when I first heard about it”
“Well organized, upbeat”
“Very informative, exceeded my expectations”
“Professional and informative”
“Very useful, well presented, well organized”
“Jim’s presentation/style is very entertaining – he’s clearly brilliant and highly knowledgeable”
“A fair balance of what is most important and what isn’t”
“Very professional, knowledgeable”
“Dynamic, interesting and knowledgeable, humorous.”
“Great course and really enjoyed your presentation style and bountiful information.”
“I wanted to thank you for once again delivering on an informative jam-packed-with-good info seminar! So glad I attended.”
“I really enjoyed the two days which I attended the Start, Build, and Run sessions, which I found to be extremely informative. I've already begun making changes to my practice based on what I learned while attending, and look forward to further modifications as I move forward. I only wish that I had stayed for the second two days...next time.”
“The course and faculty could not have been better.”
“Great Seminar...Well worth it. Got much from it. Very well done.”
“Dear Jim, Your training in Cape Cod was an incredible experience for me. It inspired me to schedule time to grow my expert witness business and I plan to attend more trainings in the future. My only regret is that I didn't make the time to attend your training before. My husband plans to attend the training in the next few months after seeing how excited I am to invest my free time in building my business. You are impressive and it was an unforgettable experience for me at such a beautiful location. Hope to see you and your team soon.”
“Absolutely, this was one of the most practical seminars that I’ve attended. Looking forward to building this practice and seeing you again soon.”
“Thank you, Jim. I was thoroughly impressed by your level of preparation and by SEAK in general. I am definitely a fan. I take this endeavor seriously as much hangs in the balance for patients and physicians and am glad to have found a credible educator and support network. I will certainly take more advanced training with SEAK in the future and hope to count you, personally, among my support network if questions arise.”
“Very comprehensive for a two-day course.”
“Entertaining and thought provoking.”
“Mr. Mangraviti,the training was outstanding. You highlighted key points and gave great examples to illustrate your points.”