In a small number of states, expert admissibility is governed by the Frye standard. Under Frye, an expert’s methods or techniques must be “generally accepted” within their scientific community.
As an attorney faced with a Frye challenge, the standard’s narrow window for admissibility may feel daunting. But withstanding such a challenge is a matter of understanding the more limited inquiry in the eyes of the court.
In this white paper, we discuss:
- The Frye standard’s history
- Its current usage across the court system
- Strategies to prepare for—and overcome—any future Frye challenge to an expert’s admissibility