Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Rule 702 and Daubert Standards for Expert Witness Testimony: Bringing and Defending Daubert Challenges


Daubert motions are a critical pre-trial aspect of a case involving expert witness testimony. Exclusion of an expert’s evidence can effectively end a suit. A successful Daubert challenge can help win a case or put a party in a more favorable settlement position.

Counsel must thoroughly understand and consider Daubert standards prior to retaining any expert witness and in making strategic and tactical decisions on when and whether to bring a Daubert challenge.

Mr. Lockett was among a panel of experienced litigators for this webinar which discussesd the Daubert standards and best practices for bringing and defending such motions.

The panel reviewed these and other key issues:

  • How can counsel effectively challenge an expert witness’ theories and whether those theories have been adequately tested?

  • Under what circumstances should counsel consider not filing a Daubert motion?

  • How can prior rulings involving an expert witness be used?

  • The perils of ipse dixit testimony

To view a copy of Mr. Lockett's presentation materials, click here.

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