The Judge and The Historian

Ramses Delafontaine

Historians as Expert Witnesses Ramses Delafontaine

James Roger Sharp

James Roger Sharp

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James Roger Sharp is professor emeritus of history at Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Sharp has been an expert judicial witness in seven tobacco-related court cases. In testimony given in Mehlman v. Philip Morris in 2001 Sharp declared he charged $150 an hour for his research on tobacco. He furthermore stated that he had earned $100,000 in research and under questioning acknowledged that he would earn another $30,000 for the work he had done on Mehlman.[1]


[1] See testimony of Roger Sharp, May 3, 2001, Mehlman v. Philip Morris. Westlaw reference: 2001 WL 36139650.