Expert witnesses are used in a wide range of litigation and their opinions are often viewed as critical, yet few attorneys take the time to utilize the proper resources to find the right experts, evaluate their credentials, and/or assess the admissibility of their testimony. For example, one step in researching a forensic engineering expert witness thoroughly is to find articles they have written. Here are some sources:
Over ten million full-text articles covering a wide variety of subjects and dating back to 1998 can be found at BNET’s FindArticles.com. For example, a search for “forensic engineering expert” returned 517 results as of this date. Some expert witness directories such as JurisPro provide free access to articles written by experts. Many trade associations publish online newsletters and some provide either full-text or extracts from articles.