Back in January, Masson was a featured presenter at the 2012 annual meeting of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants.
Masson is a former crop consultant himself; he paid his law school tuition bills by pulling on waders and dodging snakes and alligators while consulting for Louisiana rice farmers.
At the conference, Masson gave attendees a crash course in what it takes to become a consultant for attorneys in agriculture litigation cases. He described the background research expected of a litigation consultant, the possibility of in-court testimony and the process for qualifying an expert witness.
An expert helps “lead the attorney down the right path,” Masson said at the conference. “They review the facts and see if they can explain what happened.”
An editor for AgProfessional magazine attended the conference and spun Masson’s presentation into a front-page article in the March issue of the publication. More than 23,000 subscribers receive the print and digital editions of AgProfessional, the official magazine of the NAICC and the Agriculture Retailers Association.
Masson’s practice focuses on agriculture, agribusiness and ag biotechnology, and is bolstered by his many years of in-the-field experience. His rare blend of legal and agricultural experience allow him to bring a unique perspective to matters involving the agriculture and biotechnology industries.