The Judge and The Historian

Ramses Delafontaine

Historians as Expert Witnesses Ramses Delafontaine

James W. Hilty

James W. Hilty

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Hilty was dean of Temple University Ambler Campus and a professor of history. He is now retired. James Hilty is an expert on the history of American politics, specializing in the history of the presidency. In Carter v. Philip Morris, Hilty declared on cross-examination that he charged $150 an hour for his expert work and that he had been paid $75,000 for this case while also acknowledging he was working on other cases for the defence.[1]


[1] Cross-examination of James Hilty, 1999, Carter v. Philip Morris. Westlaw reference: 1999 WL 35025578.