Expert Witness Encyclopedia – Bringing All Information About Experts Under One Portal

Two months ago, we were looking at a long list of gatekeeping issues and it was a pain to find some of the decisions which defined the gatekeeping standard for several states. This is when we thought that there needs to be a single place where all information about expert witnesses should be available to anyone […]

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Experience-Based Expert Testimony Need Not Meet Daubert’s Requirements: Alaska Supreme Court

In a recent decision (Thompson v. Cooper), the Supreme Court of Alaska held that admissibility of expert testimony based on experience does not need to be subjected to the Daubert Test. While the Court did a great job of explaining why it doesn’t, Expert Witness Guru’s Research Attorney, Sanandita Chakraverty, takes a look at the case and the […]

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Guest Blogging As A Marketing Tool

Every time there is a discussion on expert witness marketing, the dichotomy between the ones who believe expert should market and the rest who believe they should not always manifests. Being a firm believer in expert witness marketing (and that does not mean only online), I will look at the practice of guess blogging as […]

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Testimony Prepared Solely For Litigation: Assessing The Fifth Prong Of The Daubert Standard

A district court can analyze more rigorously the admissibility of an expert’s testimony if the expert’s opinion was prepared solely for litigation as opposed to testimony flowing naturally from an expert’s line of scientific research or technical work. Brave New World The year was 1995. The Ninth Circuit had to rule upon Daubert vs. Merrel […]

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Mastering the Web – Expert Witness Chronicle Takes A Quick Look Into How Google Webmaster Tools Can Help Expert Witnesses Improve Their Online Visibility

There are several avenues for an attorney to find an expert witness. While some would turn to a colleague who would know an expert, others would call the big referral agency to provide them with an expert. However, with the internet totally rocking our worlds in all possible ways, there is no reason to doubt that […]

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2nd Circuit Burns Daubert in Social Security Proceedings

In accepting or rejecting the testimony of an expert witness, does the ALJ owe an explanation? The Second Circuit does not think so. If an objection is raised against an expert’s methodologies or his foundation, the ALJ is not even required to conduct an inquiry into the issue. The Case of Brault Vs. SSA George […]

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Ninth Circuit holds exclusion of expert testimony to be erroneous; reverses and remands for a new trial

Facts Eric Vogel, a mentally ill adult, was arrested by the Police for assaulting a police officer and was kept in an isolation cell with a huge window opening the cell to the view of the jailers and to inmates. He was assessed by a psychological counselor, as disoriented, paranoid, and psychotic. After the assessment, […]

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Find Credibility Determining Information on 694 new experts

You can now find credibility determining information on the following 694 experts and many more. To find more information on any expert witness of your choice, visit: http://expertwitnessguru.com/services/expert-witness-profile/ Name of Expert Discipline 1 Christopher  Kauderer B.S.M.E., A.C.T.A.R. Accident Recon./Invest. Click to Order Expert Witness Profile 2 Richard C. Hodson Accident Recon./Invest. Click to Order Expert Witness […]

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Expert Witness Chronicle – Issue 2 out now

We just released the second issue of our monthly expert witness magazine – Expert Witness Chronicle. The issue is available free of cost and can be downloaded by simply filling the form at the end of this page. In this issue, we have several guest posts from industry leaders and expert witnesses themselves which would […]

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A Witness Can Qualify as Both Fact and Expert Witness

United States v. Christian A witness can qualify as both fact and expert witness. An expert may base an opinion on fact or data in the case that the expert has personally observed. Facts Charles C. Christian appealed his conviction for being felon in possession of a firearm, user in possession of a firearm and […]

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