The Judge and The Historian

Ramses Delafontaine

Historians as Expert Witnesses Ramses Delafontaine

Joseph S. Tulchin

Joseph S. Tulchin

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Joe Tulchin is a Latin Americanist. He is a widely published research scholar and a successful teacher.

He spent 25 years teaching—first at Yale and then at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill —and then for 16 years directed a program of public policy research on Latin America, as part of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

He has been active in only one tobacco-related trial: Widdick v. Brown and Williamson. Under cross-examination in that case Tulchin declared that he had billed the tobacco companies for $90,000. He charged $250 an hour for his work as an expert judicial witness.[1]


[1] See cross-examination of Joseph Tulchin, June 1, 1998, Widdick v. Brown and Williamson. Westlaw reference: 1998 WL 35262237.