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Expert Witness Resources at lexis.com®

When your assignment is to do research on expert witnesses, turn to the LexisNexis® services to identify an expert’s impressive assets or potential deficits. LexisNexis® provides you with a thorough collection of expert witness information, making it easier for you to confidently deliver optimum results.     
 
The largest, most comprehensive expert witness database on the market—easily accessible online all from one, convenient place 
Located on the main Legal page at lexis.com® in the left column following Court Records, Briefs and Filings, Expert Witness Analysis, Jury Verdicts & Settlements sources include:  
·         Expert Witness Transcripts and Depositions (including IDEX)
·         Expert Witness Verdicts and Settlements (IDEX)
·         Expert Witness Curricula Vitae & Resumes (IDEX)
·         Daubert Tracker – Case Reports
·         Expert Witness Directories
·         Expert Witness Briefs & Motions
·         National & State Jury Verdicts and Settlements
 
 
Testimonial Transcripts and Depositions — 99,000 Full-Text Transcripts of prior testimony given by experts can be used to understand their style and to spot prior statements that may contradict the testimony that they are likely to give in a deposition or at trial.
Verdicts & Settlements—More Than One Million Documents Identify lawsuits in which an expert has been involved, and evaluate that expert’s potential biases (e.g., repeatedly testifying for the same attorney/firm or repeatedly testifying for the plaintiff or defendant).These reports usually include enough case/counsel information to uncover additional information such as transcripts, etc.
Biographical Information, including Curricula Vitae and Expert Directories—Where more than one version of an expert’s curriculum vitae or resume exists, all versions are included so you can compare to determine if the expert has “fudged” their credentials somewhere along the line. The PDF of the original source document is also available for viewing and printing.
 
Unique IDEX®  identifiers lead you to more on-point details
 
Each expert witness record added to the LexisNexis collection through our acquisition of IDEX is assigned a unique identifier to help ensure you find the relevant information on that expert and only that expert you’re researching; not another expert with a similar or even the same name. These unique identifiers also help connect you to other information on that expert—no additional search needed. For example, did you find an on-point CV? Look for the VIEW ADDITONAL CONTENT RELATED TO THIS EXPERT headline. Click the expert name link and move to a list of other documents available on that expert. You can review this cite list free of charge. Pay only when you select the full-text documents to view. 
 
And to save valuable research time, IDEX documents available through lexis.com are also assigned a Lexis® Cite, e.g., 2009 Curr. Vitae LEXIS 19, that you can use to retrieve the full-text document through the GET A DOCUMENT tab—no search needed.
 
Did you know that expert witnesses…
• Usually testify outside their resident state? (Plus U.S. experts testify in Canadian cases regularly.) This is why it is important to search verdicts reports nationwide and don’t forget to search Canadian case opinions, too.
• May not be named in opinions challenging expert testimony that the expert witness has given and sometimes courts misspell expert names? Not only do Daubert Tracker Case Reports give you an up-close look at opinions in which expert testimony has been challenged, the source editors even track down expert names and/or correct the misspelling of experts’ names.
• May have multiple curricula vitae and resumes circulating—all different? Comparing experts’ curricula vitae and expert directory resumes can be an effective way to spot credential inconsistencies.
• Get sued and sue others? How could that affect their biases? Judgment & Liens Filings can give you insights into experts’ motivations.
• Can be patent holders? Patent applications can be a key to experts’ knowledge.
• Submit reports and other documents to Congress? (And experts testify to Congress and governmental agencies all the time.) You can use lexis.com to track what the expert said or submitted.
• Testify in arbitration hearings? So even arbitration opinions mention expert names.