The Judge and The Historian

Ramses Delafontaine

Historians as Expert Witnesses Ramses Delafontaine

William Stueck

William Stueck

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William Stueck is professor emeritus of history of the University of Georgia. He has predominantly published on American Political history.

He has been hired by the legal firms King & Spalding LLP and Jones Day LLP, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and Dinsmore & Shohl to offer consultation and expert witness testimony on the public awareness of the health risks of cigarette smoking. Stueck has been active as an expert witness for the defence in 20 cases during the period 2001-2013. Stueck has been involved in recent Engle Progeny cases in Florida. In 2004 he declared in a deposition taken for Gault v. Brown and Williamson that he charged $200 hourly for his work as an expert judicial witness.[1] In a deposition pertaining to Alexander v. Philip Morris from 2010, Stueck also acknowledged he charged $200 an hour for his research.[2]


[1] See deposition of William Stueck, January 30, 2004, Gault v. Brown and Williamson. Westlaw reference: 2004 WL 3737107.

[2] See deposition of William Stueck, June 16, 2010, Alexander v. Philip Morris. Westlaw reference: 2010 WL 6568237.