Short-sighted strategies that may help a plaintiff or defendant regarding
criminal proceedings may yield unnecessary liability later on in a civil trial.
When representing a client in a civil matter following or occurring simultaneously
with a criminal case stemming from the same events, attorneys
must be nimble. Decisions and evidence in two different venues can be
variously portrayed and interpreted. For this reason, an attorney who has
both criminal as well as civil litigation experience can be very helpful.
Getto, C. & Pollack, D. (2022, November). How to best use evidence from a criminal case in an ensuing personal injury civil trial. Res Ipsa Loquitur, 11.
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.