Chapter 4 provides a treasury of principles and advice concerning the spectrum of cases (suicide, sexual misconduct and boundary issues, third-party claims, breaches of confidentiality, medication issues, and more) that the expert may encounter. Dr. Gutheil skillfully weaves case scenarios into the text to illustrate and accentuate key points. Chapters 5 and 6 guide the expert witness through the legal process, from discovery and deposition to the trial itself. Along the way, insight, recommendations, and pointers are offered, as well as references and suggested readings to enhance the knowledge and skills of the expert witness. Chapters 7–10 present a hands-on, practical discussion derived from what Dr. Gutheil refers to as "received wisdom" and empirical experience. Advice on such diverse subjects as forensic report writing, postreport negotiations, development and marketing of a forensic practice, and commonsense advice for the expert witness on the road is offered in an informal, articulate, and comprehensive style. The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness is a cornerstone text for any psychiatrist considering or actively pursuing a forensic psychiatric practice.