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How Does a Cult Expert Qualify to Testify?

December 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Attorneys, Certification, Expert Witness, Legal, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

In 2016, we’ve seen some courts marching toward a more scientific approach to expert testimony and the application of a higher standard of qualification. So how did a self-proclaimed “cult specialist” and “deprogrammer” end up testifying before a grand jury in a New York murder investigation? That’s what the defense in the case wanted to know. […]

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What is Reasonable Expert Disclosure?

December 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Attorneys, Illness, Injuries, Addiction, Legal, Liability, Medical

How much detail is reasonable in an expert witness report? The Court of Appeals in Rivera v Montefiore Med. Ctr. 2016 NY Slip Op 06854 recently addressed this issue in affirming a lower court decision. In short, the court warned attorneys in the state of New York that it is their responsibility to ask for […]

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Is Daubert Too Expensive?

October 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Attorneys, Criminology and Investigations, Expert Witness, Legal

The Florida Bar was set to vote on a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court to abandon the Daubert Standard last Friday. Instead it decided to postpone the vote until its December 4, 2015 meeting. Opponents argue that Daubert drives up costs. It causes mini-trials within the trial. It forces delays. I like the argument. […]

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Inside Look into ABA 2015 Attorney Demographics

October 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Attorneys, Expert Witness Resources, Legal

The American Bar Association (ABA) has released the current census for licensed lawyers in the US for 2015. Across the board we are seeing a decrease in overall employment rates for recent law grads. A 2014 report by the National Association for Law Placement, show that this rate has fallen for the sixth year in […]

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Sharia Law Experts Finding Work in Texas Courts

September 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Attorneys, Experts, Legal

When we first received a call requesting a Sharia law expert for a lawsuit in a Texas court, my initial thought was that someone I knew was playing a joke. Earlier this year, I’d followed the firestorm in the blogosphere over whether or not an Islamic Tribunal was being established in Texas. So, I listened […]

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‘Oh, by the way’ Words Experts Rarely Want to Hear From Retaining Counsel

June 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Attorneys, Expert Witness Resources, Legal

Check out the second half of this series in “Oh, by the way Part II” The exuberance of another engagement sometimes fogs the rational mind. An interesting case, a new client, and you might lose your inhibitions and agree to an assignment before locking down the details. No expert should want to wrap up a […]

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How Should an Expert Respond When His Attorney Comes Unglued?

April 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Attorneys, Expert Witness, Experts, Legal

“This whole thing is a joke! We’ll all be back here in two years.” According to an article on the WBNG website, this was the response from defense counsel during the third trial of Cal Harris for the murder of his wife when prosecutors challenged the phrasing of a question to the defense’s blood expert. […]

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Tips for Getting the Most From Patent Experts

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Attorneys, Expert Witness Resources, Experts, Legal, Liability

I spent my entire career in house at tech companies; so, intellectual property disputes were a matter of course. As the threat, board whittled down to just three or four pending actions, the nervousness increased because everyone just assumed that meant the “big one” was around the corner. I can’t recall ever having a period […]

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Anne Speckhard PhD – 3 Comprehensive Publications by an accomplished Expert Witness

September 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Attorneys, Certification, Expert Witness, Expert Witness Directory, Expert Witness Resources, Experts, Forensics, Legal, Marketing, Researching Experts

Talking to Terrorists: Understanding the Psycho-Social Motivations of Militant Jihadi Terrorists, Mass Hostage-Takers, Suicide Bombers and “Martyrs” This is an account, spanning over a decade, of traveling through the West Bank and Gaza, into the U.S. Department of Defense prisons in Camp Bucca and Camp Victory, down the alleyways of the Casablanca slums, inside Chechnya, […]

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Featured Expert Witnesses

April 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Attorneys, Dental, Expert Witness, Expert Witness Resources, Forensics, Uncategorized

Allow me to introduce (in no particular order) some of the newest members of our network at http://www.witness.net . Please take a moment to see who they are, what they do and then introduce yourself. Lou Fey Fey Consulting LLC http://ow.ly/1tIfE Gary Lee Underwriting Solutions, LLC http://ow.ly/1tIlM Paul Dicke Holistech Energy Solutions, LLC http://ow.ly/1tIny Eric […]

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