Expert Witness Disclosure: Litigation & Consulting Professionals

Rules of an expert witness disclosure apply only to testifying experts

Expert Witness or Consultant An expert witness disclosure is required if the expert is retained to testify at trial.  However, consulting expert disclosures, or additional disclosures of testifying experts are protected, such as the expert’s reports and depositions to be conducted.… Continue Reading

Expert Witness’s Bias: Distinction Between Admissibility & Weight of Evidence

Bias can result inDisqualification of Expert Witness

Generally, if there are concerns about an opposing party’s expert witness bias; it has been argued that their evidence has been given less weight. Recent decisions have been established that this measure is no longer effective, unless bias is sufficiently… Continue Reading

Four-Factor Test to Determine Expert Testimony Reliability

The Daubert standard main purpose is to determine the scientific validity of the offered expert testimony, giving defense attorneys more ways in which to attack such testimony.  Thus, judges as “gatekeepers” must use four factors to determine whether the theories… Continue Reading

Expert Witness’s Preparation “Critical” for Deposition or Trial

To educate your expert witness about various questioning techniques that are often applied by opposing counsel is critical to avoid confusion or damage to your expert witness’s credibility. For that reason, attorneys should help their expert witnesses to be prepared… Continue Reading

The So-Called “Peer-Reviewed” Method on Expert Witness Literature

The peer-reviewed method has a particular importance since relevant articles written by experts are published after reviewed from other experts in the same field. This method makes expert’s testimony credible before the court as it insures the article’s quality; given… Continue Reading

Daubert Challenges To Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

In most cases, attorneys may be able to successfully use Daubert challenges to exclude scientific expert witness testimony and testimony based on technical or other specialized knowledge as well.  In evaluating the reliability of an expert’s testimony, the Daubert court… Continue Reading