expert witness

(redirected from Expert evidence)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to Expert evidence: Expert opinion, hearsay evidence, Expert witnesses

expert witness

A witness in a court case or other legal proceeding, or in an arbitration proceeding, who, by virtue of his experience, training, skill, and knowledge of a particular field or subject, is recognized as being especially qualified to render an informed opinion on matters relating to that field or subject.
References in periodicals archive ?
88) Specifically, the change in standards governing expert evidence over the past two decades has significantly decreased the number of cases that are actually decided by juries.
Judges were less likely to admit expert evidence after Daubert, the survey found.
Expert evidence held out the promise of offering a superior method of proof--rigorous, disinterested, and objective.
The increased scrutiny of expert evidence has had serious consequences for many cases, according to the report.
First, unlike expert evidence, ordinary evidence is typically derived from fact witnesses whose testimony is limited to inferences and opinions based on firsthand knowledge.
These topics are examined from three general perspectives: (1) the law and legal standards generally; (2) expert evidence and testimony used to determine whether the identified legal standards have been satisfied; and (3) limitations on the admissibility of expert evidence and testimony about those standards.
But she was released after appeal judges condemned expert evidence given at the trial.
She said: "e complex nature of the expert evidence is likely to be dif-dif cult for a jury to grapple with.
In assigning judges the role of "gatekeepers" of scientific and other expert evidence, (2) and in setting out a list of factors (3) designed principally to keep so-called junk science out of the courtroom, (4) the Supreme Court launched the trial process on a course in which Daubert hearings and Daubert-inspired exclusions of expert evidence are a pervasive feature of modern federal and state litigation.
The court heard that extensive expert evidence will be called on both sides in any eventual trial at a date to be fixed next year.
He said that expert evidence was needed, including information on the amount of gas used.

Full browser ?