On our website, we have sample depositions in car and truck accident, medical malpractice and product liability cases.
As a young lawyer, I learned how to take a deposition like a young quarterback with a clipboard, second chairing depositions where I had the opportunity to watch some of the best plaintiff and defense lawyers in the country. I was able to see what I liked, what I didn’t like, and what would work for me.
Most Maryland civil litigation lawyers are not afforded this kind of opportunity. For those who have not had the opportunity, I think reading sample depositions is the next best thing. None of these depositions are intended to be held out as “How to Take a Deposition 101.” In fact, honestly, these sample depositions were largely pulled out at random. But reading examples of depositions taken and defended by other lawyers gives you a chance to see how another attorney approaches the task under a given fact pattern, giving you the idea of what you should (or should not) do.