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"Battle of the Experts" Results in Denial in "Pay-For-Delay" Lawsuit

The decision demonstrates the major role that the ascertainability requirement can play at class certification.


District Court Limits Expert Testimony for Rendering Legal Conclusions

A major concern for any expert testifying is having his or her testimony excluded for invading the province of the judge.


Proposed Expert Testimony in Refco Limited under Federal Rule of Evidence 702

Both parties’ motions to exclude were granted and denied in part.


Articles »

Political Cover and Consulting Experts

By Maria E. Rodriguez

A consulting expert can help you get the information you need in order to give your client sound advice.


Expert Depositions: Online Preparation Techniques for Litigators

By Kevin Hartzell

How to find and prepare for all the skeletons in your witness's closet.


Conflicts, Ethics, and Experts

By John H. Bogart

Although experts are not limited by the Rules of Professional Conduct, they may be disqualified under certain circumstances.


Sound Advice »

audio Reasonable Certainty (Part III): A Stretch Too Far

By Michael A. Fahlman and Brian Josias

Listen as both a seasoned expert and a trial attorney discuss the importance of a good working relationship with your experts—and balancing client expectations against the "stretching of experts." (11:57 min)


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)

Announcements »

Daubert/Frye Survey 2014–2015

Our friends at the Trial Evidence Committee are updating a survey of the standards for the admissibility of expert opinion testimony in the 50 States and the District of Columbia, with emphasis on the applicability of Daubert in each jurisdiction.

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


Renée A. Miller-Mizia

Boston, MA