Detailed Expert Vetting

Retain experts with total confidence. The Expert Institute’s vetting and screening processes ensure that our expert candidates can withstand the closest scrutiny at deposition or trial.

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Gain Complete Confidence in Your Experts

Choosing the right expert goes beyond selecting the best CV. Without a close examination of an expert’s professional history, courtroom experience, and potential conflicts of interest, a promising expert can quickly become a liability.

All expert witnesses referred by The Expert Institute undergo a rigorous vetting process designed to verify their personal and professional integrity. Far more than a simple background check, our multi-step screening process combines analysis of criminal records, Daubert / Frye challenges, litigation history, publications, and more to reveal a 360 degree view of each expert candidate.

The Expert Institute’s Key Screening Protocols

Courtroom Performance

Courtroom Performance

Our research team analyzes each expert’s challenge history through an examination of evidentiary gatekeeping decisions across a wide range of federal and state jurisdictions. This comprehensive legal review includes analysis of decisions, motions, briefs and docket sheets in order to identify the key reasons for exclusion or admission of each challenged expert's testimony.

Daubert / Frye Gatekeeping Challenges Monitored Across:

  • Federal and State Cases Combined
  • Jury Verdicts and Settlements
  • Federal and State Agency Decisions
  • Court Documents – Trial Filings, Appellate Briefs, Trial Orders, Dockets
  • PACER - US Federal Court Documents
  • Google Scholar – Legal Opinion Search
Professional Reputation

Professional Reputation

The Expert Institute only refers Board Certified doctors to our clients, ensuring each prospective expert meets this nationally recognized standard for education, knowledge, experience and skills. Board certifications are reviewed for current status, expiration dates, as well as certification history.

Every physician expert undergoes a comprehensive screening process which validates that the provider is free of:

  • Board Actions
  • Board Sanctions
  • Malpractice Claims
Expert Witness Experience

Expert Witness Experience

The Expert Institute gathers detailed information and data on every expert’s experience as a legal consultant, ensuring that you are paired with balanced, unbiased experts who are able to withstand close scrutiny during depositions or cross examinations.

Litigation History Overview

  • Number of Case Reviews
  • Numbers of Depositions
  • Number of Testimonies at Trial
  • Ratio of Plaintiff to Defense Work

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Comprehensive Screening Procedures For Each Expert Referral

Criminal records

Criminal records

All expert candidates undergo a criminal background check as a standard part of the expert referral process.

 Screen prospective cases for merit

Daubert / Frye challenges

Experts are automatically checked for potentially damaging Daubert or Frye challenge results.

Professional licenses and Board certifications

Professional licenses and Board certifications

Our researchers verify that potential experts have current certifications from relevant organizations.

Board sanctions and malpractice claims

Board sanctions and malpractice claims

The work history of all medical experts is closely examined for any board sanctions or malpractice claims.

Litigation history and transcripts

Litigation history and transcripts

Expert candidates are closely scrutinized for previous courtroom performance, testifying history, and frequency of expert witness appearances.

Corporate affiliations

Corporate affiliations

Expert Institute researchers dig deep to uncover potential conflicts of interest due to business relationships.

Publications and lectures

Publications and lectures

Our team studies publications authored by potential experts, helping you head off any attempt to discredit your chosen expert’s opinion.

Subject Matter Expertise

Subject Matter Expertise

All expert candidates are vetted by our researchers over a phone call, ensuring their proficiency within a given field is at the highest level.

Conflict Checking

Conflict Checking

A full conflict check ensures each expert is not conflicted with any person, institution, parent company, or defendant insurance company named in the suit.


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