Nick Eddy, J.D., is a licensed personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice attorney, as well as a recipient of the T.M. Englehart, Jr. Fellowship awarded for evidence of talent and moral character.
In the pre-Daubert days, the primary test for expert testimony admissibility was an expert’s background or qualifications. After the Daubert trilogy, courts pivoted from emphasizing an expert’s qualifications to placing greater emphasis on the reliability test. Proponents of expert testimony now usually spend the majority of their time making sure their expert’s testimony is reliable
In a personal injury case non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, will often receive the majority of the attention by both plaintiff and defense counsel. However, an experienced and competent economic damages expert can greatly increase the value of the plaintiff’s claim. This is by calculating and defining the various economic losses a plaintiff
In complex litigation, the majority of cases settle prior to trial, meaning the real battle often takes place during discovery. Though fact witnesses are certainly important, any experienced attorney knows that an expert witness can make or break a case. This is why expert deposition is typically one of the most significant events for your
Today’s jurors consume information differently than they have in the past. With the rise of the internet and the ubiquity of electronic devices, they increasingly learn through visual media like television, infographics, and animations. The attorney who intends to present his case without the use of modern visual aids runs the risk of a jury
Time is an attorney’s most precious commodity. Attorneys often feel that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to complete all the tasks they're assigned. Court hearings, depositions, and client meetings are often all crammed into the same day.