Cost-Effective and Custom Due Diligence Reports

Choose a report based on the breadth of information you need to gather on an expert. If you’re not sure how much information would be found, begin by ordering a Preliminary Screening Report for a quick assessment of the volume of information likely to be found by us on your expert.

Preliminary Screening Report

The Preliminary Screening Report (PSR) gives you both a snapshot of an expert’s testimonial history and an accurate assessment of how prolific a testifier that expert has been in the past. Most importantly, it is a tool to help you determine if there is enough information available regarding the expert to justify the investment in a full Expert Witness Profile.

The PSR has the added value of identifying challenges to the expert’s testimony in reported cases, through our sister company, The Daubert Tracker.

Because the cost of the Screening Report will be deducted from the cost of the full report, it is always best to begin the research process with a PSR.

Drawn from the broadest array of public and proprietary databases, these inexpensive ($25.00) reports include the number of times the expert’s name was found in:

  • Affidavits and Reports
  • Dockets
  • Federal Agency Decisions
  • Jury Verdict Reports
  • Motions
  • Pleadings
  • Briefs
  • Orders
  • Opinions
  • State Agency Decisions
  • Transcripts and Depositions

In summary, the PSR will give you an idea of how prolific a testifier the expert has been, whether or not there is a likelihood of challenge activity in the expert’s past and help to define the level of additional research required.

Expert Challenge Study

Arguably the most critical aspect of expert witness due diligence is the assessment of an expert witness’s prior history of being challenged/ excluded/ critiqued by the court as a result of his or her qualifications or methodology. We should know: we have been studying evidentiary gatekeeping cases for decades and have reviewed millions of court documents involving challenges to expert witness testimony.

Like the Profile, the Expert Challenge Study is created by a team of professional expert witness researchers, all lawyers, who have access to databases not readily available to most law firms.

  • The expert was deemed not qualified (unqualified).
  • The expert’s methods were questionable, suspicious, not valid (invalid), lacking or inadequate.
  • The expert was not credible (incredible) or believable (unbelievable).
  • The testimony was outside the scope of the expertise of the expert.
  • The testimony was not relevant (irrelevant).
  • The testimony was not reliable (unreliable).
  • The testimony was flawed.
  • The expert’s methods were not scientific (unscientific).
  • The testimony was speculative.
  • The expert was deemed not competent, incompetent.
  • The testimony was questionable.
  • The testimony was predicated on an improper (or was lacking) foundation, basis or grounds.
  • The testimony was based on insufficient evidence, false assumptions or evidence not in the record.
  • The expert drew conclusions not supported by the evidence.
  • The testimony of the expert was impeached.
  • The testimony was based on methods which were unscientific (not scientific, junk science).
  • The testimony would not assist the trier of fact.
  • The testimony was, amounted to or drew a legal conclusion.
  • The testimony was used to support a motion for summary judgment and the motion was granted/ denied.
  • There were two conflicting expert testimonies and the case was decided in the favor of one party (thereby implying that one expert’s testimony was given more weight than another’s).
  • The testimony or opinion was conclusory.
  • Any other assessment of the expert or his/her testimony which reflects on or affects the assessment of the overall qualifications and credibility of the expert – either in a good or a bad way, particularly critical comments of any kind by the judge who wrote the opinion (even if there was no formal attempt to exclude or limit the testimony of the expert on the part of one of the attorneys.

All of the data and information in the Expert Challenge Study is contained in the full Expert Witness Profile.

Expert Witness Profile

10 business days – $495.00
The Expert Witness Profile is the most comprehensive and cost-effective background report on an expert witness in the United States today. The product is used by lawyers, law librarians and paralegals practicing in every area of law and by the widest array of organizations: from AMLAW 100 law firms to sole practitioners to national associations of attorneys to expert search firms and even by expert witnesses themselves.