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Brazil v. Dole and the Importance of Reliable Damage Models at the Class Certification Stage

The courts have begun to raise the bar on expert testimony, and the quality must rise to meet it.


New Laws Regulating the Destruction of Records

A look at how new data laws may impact expert witnesses and litigation consultants.


CSIRO v. Cisco: The Court as the Damages Expert

In CSIRO v. Cisco, the court serves as damages expert upon determination that experts' analyses are compromised due to several substantial flaws.


Articles »

Dodging Daubert: Expert Opinions in Property Value Diminution

By Paul Smith and Trevor Phillips

In recent cases, real estate damages expertsí PVD opinions have failed to pass muster.


So You Think You're an Expert on Experts?

By Jason Elster

Test your knowledge on some of the most influential cases involving expert witnesses by taking our quiz.

Do Computer Forensic Experts Need a PI License?

By Gregory L. Fordham

What makes an expert a credible witness?


Sound Advice »

audio Reasonable Certainty Standard, Part II

By Michael Fahlman and Brian Josias

The second installment of a four-part series on the standard offers a case study exploring how much independent research an expert should do when performing a damages calculation. (12:10 min)

audio An Introduction to the Reasonable Certainty Standard

By Brian Josias and Michael Fahlman

Listen as Josias and Fahlman offer the first of four discussions on this standard. Whether you are a litigator or an expert witness this series promises to be helpful for your career. (12:08 min)

audio Bridging the Knowledge Gap

By Edward M. McDonough

When hiring an expert, counsel must not rely solely on the expert's knowledge. Edward M. McDonough explains that attorneys should still familiarize themselves with their expert's area of interest before engaging them. (14:04 min)



2015 Section Annual Conference

We are preparing proposals for the 2015 SAC to be held in New Orleans, April 15–17, 2015, and encourage you to share your ideas and suggestions with us. Read more.

Newsletter Articles and Website Postings

We are always in need of informative, topical material for both our newsletter and our committee website.

Expert Witnesses Leadership

Cochairs Vice Chair Newsletter & Website Editors

Edward Salanga

Phoenix, AZ

Darren VanPuymbrouck

Chicago, IL

Matthew F. Prewitt

Chicago, IL

Jason B. Elster

Chicago, IL


Brian L. Josias

Chicago, IL


Victoria A. Lazear

Menlo Park, CA


Renee A. Miller-Mizia

Boston, MA