BEFORE YOU HIRE A CONTRACTOR FOR YOUR LOG CABIN

1. **Expertise in Log Cabin Construction**:

Ensure the witness has specific knowledge in log cabin building techniques, materials, and standards.

2. **Professional Credentials**:

Look for certifications, memberships in professional bodies, and any awards that validate their expertise.

3. **Experience with Litigation**:

Their experience in court or with depositions can greatly impact the case. Familiarity with legal proceedings is essential.

4. **Reputation**:

Seek someone respected in the industry with a track record of integrity and reliability.

5. **Communication Skills**:

They should be able to explain complex concepts in understandable terms to a lay audience.

6. **Availability**:

Ensure their availability matches the timeline of your case.

7. **Previous Case Outcomes**:

Investigate the outcomes of cases they’ve been involved with to assess their effectiveness.

8. **Conflict of Interest Check**:

Ensure there are no conflicts that could undermine their credibility or your case.

9. **Fee Structure**:

Understand how they charge and ensure it fits within your budget.

10. **Compatibility**:

Their working style should complement your legal team’s approach.