DRI: Measuring the Expertise in Expert Opinion

Measuring expert testimony with peer review

The Defense Reseach Institute's monthly magazine For the Defense recently featured an article written by Professor David Faigman and Dr. Amit Lakhani entitled "Measuring the Expertise in Expert Opinion." The article describes that many of the risks in using expert witnesses stem from the lack of credibility when fighting the "battle of the experts." The article goes on to describe a solution whereby litigators can offer judges unbiased and neutral science to help gain an advantage using peer review.