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Exposing Expert Bias

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Date Published

April 18, 2018

Publisher

Washington State Association for Justice

Subjects

Experts, Trial Techniques

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Summary

How to Obtain and Use Prior Reports to Expose Bias of Expert Witnesses

Do you ever feel like the defense is using the same experts over and over again? And all of their reports say the same thing? Or at least the expert always seems to reach the same conclusion? Sam Elder has spent years collecting reports and repeatedly deposing experts to show their bias. On any individual case, it may appear that there is simply a disagreement between the plaintiff and defense experts. However, when you can demonstrate that the defense witness always finds no injury or disagrees with every treating doctor that they review, then a pattern of bias may emerge.

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Presenters

Samuel J. Elder, Jr.
Law Office of Sam Elder PLLC

Samuel J. Elder, Jr. graduated from Linfield College (summa cum laude) in 1991. He received a Juris Doctorate from University... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Exposing Expert Bias - Video
Exposing Expert Bias - Paper 1
Exposing Expert Bias - Paper 2
Exposing Expert Bias - Paper 3
Exposing Expert Bias - Paper 4
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