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

Gunshot Residue Expert: Three Ways Particles May Land on Shooter

Gunshot Residue Expert Expert Witness

Gunshot Residue Expert Witness Gunshot residue (GSR) is a forensic science test on the hands and clothing of an individual to identify whether that person has discharged a firearm. Although, the dermal nitrate test is obsolete, science and technology are… Continue Reading

Adversarial Bias: Expert Testimony in Modern Litigation

Some Daubert opponents often argue that any reliability test is improper for expert testimony, and eyewitnesses’ testimony is not subject to any special reliability test. In this regard, the modern rules for expert testimony assert that such testimony is susceptible… Continue Reading

Role of Expert – Duty of Care Professionals- Expert Witness

Professionals who undertake the role of expert witnesses in litigation need to be impartial and owe a primary duty of care to the court and subsequently to their clients. This duty of care can definitely be breached. The judicial process… Continue Reading

Applicability of Immunity for “Friendly Experts” Witness Testimony

The so-called “friendly experts” hired specially to provide opinion testimony in litigation are not entitled to immunity for their work in preparing and communicating their opinions. Some jurisdictions have analyzed whether the policy arguments used to justify the witness immunity… 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