Expert Witnesses to Support Your Case
Testimonies from expert witnesses often favorably influence a judge or jury's decision. First, they help jurors understand complex information. Second, they lend objectivity and credibility. So, if you believe the support of an expert witness could help your case, talk to our law firm.
Members of our firm are well respected locally and nationally in their areas of practice. For example, these attorneys provide expert testimony in courts throughout Pennsylvania:
- Gilbert P. High, Jr. provides services in federal cases involving municipal law and deprivation of property rights claims.
- Thomas D. Rees serves as an expert witness on behalf of employers and management-level employees.
- Mary Cushing Doherty provides expert testimony in cases involving complex marital property settlements.
Expert Witness Standards
The Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) 702 outlines the admissibility standards of experts. Rule 702 lists specific definitions of (a) the qualifications of the expert witnesses and (b) the level of admissible testimony. An expert only meets the standards when they satisfy all of the four primary pillars defined in the FRE 702.
Those four pillars include:
- Qualifications: Expert witnesses must practice in a profession germane to the case issue, and be skilled that profession. They also must have specialized knowledge acquired through training, education, or practical experience.
- Reliability: Testimony by an expert must be based on factual information and accepted principles used in their field. In addition, their testimony must present acceptable application of those principles.
- Helpfulness: Expert witnesses must provide information that is new and not obvious to the jury. For example, they should include scientific insights to case evident that wasn't apparent previously. Their testimony provides a reliable opinion to help reach a conclusion.
- Foundation: The expert’s opinion must be based on foundational facts that are agreed upon by other experts in the same field. However, those facts must be accurate and pertinent to the issue of the case.
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Got a case that would benefit from expert testimony? Then give us a call. Our law firm covers Montgomery County, Bucks County, and the greater Philadelpia area. But we offer services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.