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  • When it is time to demonstrate to the court that your methodology is both relevant and reliable beyond mere ipse dixit (loosely translated in the legal context to mean “because I said so”), it is important to consider whether your opinion or conclusion can be reached by using a methodology that adheres to the Daubert criteria […]

  • Before getting into the nuts and bolts of an expert’s methodology and conclusion, the opposing party in a case will likely challenge an expert’s qualifications. Therefore, when attorneys are selecting experts, they critically evaluate credentials, knowledge of a particular subject matter, and opinions in past cases. Truly valuable experts understand the admissibility requirements,  and will […]

  • The D.C. Circuit Court’s decision in Frye v. United States is important in considering admissibility of expert testimony. The Frye standard requires experts to demonstrate that the methods and theories used to support their conclusions and opinions are generally accepted by the relevant scientific community. Although the standard was eventually superseded by the United States Supreme Court in its […]

  • The first article in my series “Admissibility of Expert Testimony: Strategies for Experts by Experts”  introduces Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, which governs expert admissibility in federal court.  The article then provides a detailed overview of the precedent-setting cases governing expert admissibility in federal court, including Daubert, Joiner and Kuhmo.  Understanding these historic cases […]