Zach Barreto

Zach Barreto is a distinguished professional in the legal industry, currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Research at the Expert Institute. With a deep understanding of a broad range of legal practice areas, Zach's expertise encompasses personal injury, medical malpractice, mass torts, defective products, and many other sectors. His skills are particularly evident in handling complex litigation matters, including high-profile cases like the Opioids litigation, NFL Concussion Litigation, California Wildfires, 3M earplugs, Elmiron, Transvaginal Mesh, NFL Concussion Litigation, Roundup, Camp Lejeune, Hernia Mesh, IVC filters, Paraquat, Paragard, Talcum Powder, Zantac, and many others.

Under his leadership, the Expert Institute’s research team has expanded impressively from a single member to a robust team of 100 professionals over the last decade. This growth reflects his ability to navigate the intricate and demanding landscape of legal research and expert recruitment effectively. Zach has been instrumental in working on nationally significant litigation matters, including cases involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, toxic chemical exposure, and wrongful death, among others.

At the Expert Institute, Zach is responsible for managing all aspects of the research department and developing strategic institutional relationships. He plays a key role in equipping attorneys for success through expert consulting, case management, strategic research, and expert due diligence provided by the Institute’s cloud-based legal services platform, Expert iQ.

Educationally, Zach holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and European History from Vanderbilt University.

Zach Barreto

Trial Consultants Explain The 5 Biggest Mistakes Experts Make

Trial consultants know exactly how to leverage expert witness support. This includes working across a range of specialties to prepare for trial, deposition, and cross-examination.

Posted on January 27, 2015 in Resources for Experts

How to Become an Expert Witness

Expert witnesses play a critical role in the judicial process. The testimony of these professionals can swing juries, educate judges on complex technical subjects, and ultimately win lawsuits.

Posted on March 9, 2017 in Working with Experts

How to Find Expert Witnesses: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re searching for an expert witness, you’ve no doubt discovered that finding the perfect candidate is a daunting task.

Posted on August 7, 2018 in Working with Experts

3 Reasons Why a First-Time Expert May Not Be Your Best Choice

Litigators often face a tough choice when selecting expert witnesses for a case. Should you work with a first-time expert—that is, someone with the right qualifications but no litigation experience? Or do you go with an experienced expert who has both exceptional qualifications and experience as an expert witness? Some attorneys are inclined to select

Posted on August 20, 2020 in Finding & Selecting Experts & FRE, Daubert, & Frye & Trial Tactics & Working with Experts