Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D., is a multifaceted legal professional with a background in insurance defense, personal injury, and medical malpractice law. She has garnered valuable experience through internships in criminal defense, enhancing her understanding of various legal sectors.

A key part of her legal journey includes serving as the Executive Note Editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. Dani graduated with a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2007, after completing her B.A. in English, summa cum laude, in 2004. She is a member of the Michigan State Bar and the American Bar Association, reflecting her deep commitment to the legal profession.

Currently, Dani Alexis has channeled her legal expertise into a successful career as a freelance writer and book critic, primarily focusing on the legal and literary markets. Her writing portfolio includes articles on diverse topics such as landmark settlements in medical negligence cases, jury awards in personal injury lawsuits, and analyses of legal trial tactics. Her work not only showcases her legal acumen but also her ability to communicate complex legal issues effectively to a wider audience. Dani's blend of legal practice experience and her prowess in legal writing positions her uniquely in the intersection of law and literature.

Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

Effectively Challenge an Opposing Expert Witness

Learn how to effectively challenge an opposing expert witness by understanding the Daubert standard, exploring the basics of expert witness challenges, and mastering the strategies and timing for a successful Daubert challenge.

Posted on May 9, 2024 in Featured & FRE, Daubert, & Frye

Pennsylvania Juvenile Facilities Sued for Sexual Abuse

Sixty-six plaintiffs have filed claims against the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the owners of several juvenile detention facilities in the state. The cases allege that residents at these facilities suffered widespread sexual abuse at the hands of staff members.

Posted on June 11, 2024 in Featured & News

Amputee Receives Additional $3.7 Million After “Disingenuous” Hospital Appeal

A plaintiff who won a $26 million medical malpractice verdict against a Pennsylvania hospital recently received an additional $3.7 million after a Philadelphia judge found the hospital’s attempts to undo the original verdict “disingenuous.”

Posted on October 19, 2023 in Featured & News

NYC Girl Awarded $4 Million Settlement for Crash That Killed Her Father

Nearly ten years after losing her father in a car crash, a New York City girl received a $4 million settlement from the trucking company involved in the accident.

Posted on September 5, 2023 in Featured & News

Motorcyclist Who Suffered Amputation Receives $7M Settlement

A motorcyclist who suffered a traumatic foot amputation in a vehicle crash received a $7M settlement addressing the injuries. Attorneys Griffin M. O’Hanlon and John G. Baker of Norfolk, Virginia represented the injured plaintiff.

Posted on December 14, 2023 in Featured & News

Ohio Case Ends in Unanimous $1.3 Million Premises Liability Verdict

Jury deliberations in a Cuyahoga County, Ohio premises liability case ended recently with a unanimous decision to award $1.3 million to an injured plaintiff.

Posted on April 2, 2024 in Featured & News

Navigating Camp Lejeune Litigation: 5 More Things Attorneys Need to Know

Contaminated water at Camp Lejeune (1953-1987) resulted in health problems from VOCs, leading to ongoing lawsuits; challenges include proving connections, involving experts, and engaging various law firms under the 2022 Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

Posted on August 16, 2023 in Featured & Litigation Monitor

LA Shelter Volunteer Awarded $6.8M in Dog Mauling Suit

A Los Angeles jury recently awarded $6.8 million to a local woman who volunteered at an animal shelter only to be mauled by an aggressive German shepherd. The jury found that the city’s negligence in failing to warn the volunteer about the dog resulted in the attack.

Posted on October 23, 2023 in Featured & News

Family Receives $31.6 Million Malpractice Award in Birth Injury Case

A Michigan family sought compensation after their infant daughter suffered brain damage at birth. Now they’ve won a $31.6 million medical malpractice award.

Posted on July 31, 2023 in Featured & News

Federal Rule 803: Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay

The Federal Rules of Evidence contain a general prohibition against hearsay evidence. However, several exceptions exist to the hearsay rule, and some forms of evidence are excluded from it. FRE 803 outlines the exceptions to the hearsay rule.

Posted on July 9, 2024 in FRE, Daubert, & Frye