Exposing Expert Bias

Published by Washington State Association for Justice and Oklahoma Association for Justice


How to Obtain and Use Prior Reports to Expose Bias of Expert Witnesses

Do you ever feel like the defense is using the same experts over and over again? And all of their reports say the same thing? Or at least the expert always seems to reach the same conclusion? Sam Elder has spent years collecting reports and repeatedly deposing experts to show their bias. On any individual case, it may appear that there is simply a disagreement between the plaintiff and defense experts. However, when you can demonstrate that the defense witness always finds no injury or disagrees with every treating doctor that they review, then a pattern of bias may emerge.

Samuel J. Elder, Jr.
Samuel J. Elder, Jr. graduated from Linfield College (summa cum laude) in 1991. He received a Juris Doctorate from University of Washington in 1996 with Honors. Sam has been a WSAJ member since 1993. He became an Eagle member in 1998. He has practiced in Washington State since October 1996. He is currently the sole owner of Law Office of Sam Elder PLLC in Kirkland, Washington.

Sam has an active practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, and...More

Originally Published

April 18, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Exposing Expert Bias - Video
  • Exposing Expert Bias - Paper 1
  • Exposing Expert Bias - Paper 2
  • Exposing Expert Bias - Paper 3
  • Exposing Expert Bias - Paper 4

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