Enhanced profile & Challenge studies

Get a Preliminary Screening Report,  Homestead Challenge Study or an Enhanced Expert Profile to learn more about the experts involved in your case.

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Preliminary Screening Report

The preliminary report gives you both a snapshot of an expert’s testimonial history and an accurate assessment of how prolific a testifier that expert has been in the past. 

Homestead challenge study

It’s critical to do  your due diligence researching an expert witness’s prior history of being challenged by the court as a result of their qualifications or methodology.

Enhanced Expert profile

The profile is an indispensable tool for the attorney to use before retaining an expert or before opposing an expert in deposition or trial. 

Preliminary Screening Report – 24-48 hours ($25)

 

The Preliminary Screening Report  gives you both a snapshot of an expert’s testimonial history and an accurate assessment of how prolific a testifier that expert has been in the past. Most importantly, it is a tool to help you determine if there is enough information available regarding the expert to justify the investment in a full Expert Witness Profile.

 

Drawn from the broadest array of public and proprietary databases, these inexpensive reports include the number of times the expert’s name was found in:

  • Affidavits and Reports
  • Dockets
  • Federal Agency Decisions
  • Jury Verdict Reports
  • Motions
  • Pleadings
  • Briefs
  • Orders
  • Opinions
  • State Agency Decisions
  • Transcripts and Depositions
In summary, the PSR will give you an idea of how prolific a testifier the expert has been, whether or not there is a likelihood of challenge activity in the expert’s past and help to define the level of additional research required.

Expert Witness Challenge Study – 72 hours ($150)

Arguably the most critical aspect of expert witness due diligence is the assessment of an expert witness’s prior history of being challenged/ excluded/ critiqued by the court as a result of his or her qualifications or methodology.

 

  • The expert was deemed not qualified (unqualified).
  • The expert’s methods were questionable, suspicious, not valid (invalid), lacking or inadequate.
  • The expert was not credible (incredible) or believable (unbelievable).
  • The testimony was outside the scope of the expertise of the expert.
  • The testimony was not relevant (irrelevant).
  • The testimony was not reliable (unreliable).
  • The testimony was flawed.
  • The expert’s methods were not scientific (unscientific).
  • The testimony was speculative.
  • The expert was deemed not competent, incompetent.
  • The testimony was questionable.
  • The testimony was predicated on an improper (or was lacking) foundation, basis or grounds.
  • The testimony was based on insufficient evidence, false assumptions or evidence not in the record.
  • The expert drew conclusions not supported by the evidence.
  • The testimony of the expert was impeached.
  • The testimony was based on methods which were unscientific (not scientific, junk science).
  • The testimony would not assist the trier of fact.
  • The testimony was, amounted to or drew a legal conclusion.
  • The testimony was used to support a motion for summary judgment and the motion was granted/ denied.
  • There were two conflicting expert testimonies and the case was decided in the favor of one party (thereby implying that one expert’s testimony was given more weight than another’s).
  • The testimony or opinion was conclusory.
  • Any other assessment of the expert or his/her testimony which reflects on or affects the assessment of the overall qualifications and credibility of the expert – either in a good or a bad way, particularly critical comments of any kind by the judge who wrote the opinion (even if there was no formal attempt to exclude or limit the testimony of the expert on the part of one of the attorneys.

Enhanced Expert Profile –

10 days ($525)

The Profile is created by a team of highly trained attorneys who specialize in expert witness research and who use not only ALL of the major legal research databases, but also semi-private and even proprietary databases not readily available or even known to most law firms. The Profile includes information about an expert’s:

  • Testimonial history
  • Challenge (Daubert/Frye) history
  • Disciplinary history
  • Licensing and certifications (including verification)
  • Educational background (including verification)
  • Professional background
  • Associations and memberships
  • Personal information
  • Publications
  • Teaching and research
  • Patents, trademarks, and copyrights (if relevant) and
  • References in news, blogs, social networking, and more.

Where available, the report also provides access to expert witness transcripts, briefs (including memoranda in support of or in opposition to motions to exclude testimony), and other relevant supporting documents.

The profile is an indispensable tool for the attorney to use before retaining an expert or before opposing an expert in deposition or trial. The report is also useful to the expert witness to learn what attorneys know what about him or her, to eliminate surprises during the trial proceeding.

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