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Daubert Motions: Challenging Expert Opinions

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Expert testimony can make or break your case - learn when and how to challenge opposing expert testimony.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals in 1993, the federal law governing expert testimony has undergone a radical transformation. The courts of most states have also now adopted Daubert to some extent. Every litigator needs to understand the impact of Daubert and its progeny.

Used properly, Daubert can be a powerful tool for excluding expert evidence. This topic will give you the ammunition you need to challenge opposing expert testimony. Learn the basic concepts of the law governing admissibility of expert testimony, and get practical and concrete advice on how to bring and defend expert witness challenges under Daubert.

This topic will explore the strategic question of when you should consider challenging expert testimony, as well as the tactical issue of how to prepare a case for such a challenge.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Understanding Daubert

  • Can the Theory Be Tested?
  • Peer Review and Publication
  • Potential Rate of Error
  • General Acceptance
  • Additional Factors Adopted by Some Courts

Daubert in the Courts

  • Scope of Federal Case Law
  • State Law - Some General Trends

Daubert in Practice

  • When Should a Challenge Be Considered?
  • The Mechanics of a Challenge
  • Tactical Considerations

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
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Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Donald E. Frechette, Locke Lord LLP

  • Partner at Locke Lord LLP
  • More than 30 years of trial and appellate experience
  • Regular writer on litigation tactics and strategies
  • Has successfully employed Daubert strategies in both state and federal courts
  • J.D. degree, honor graduate, New York Law School; LL.M. degree, Boston University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 860-541-7713 or

(Not available outside the US)