A Diverse Collection of materials About, For, By and Related To the increasingly important field of Legal Expert Witnesses & Consultants of all kinds. It includes resources on Using, Finding & Paying Experts; What they Can & Can't do; What's needed to become one; Rules, Laws & Court Decisions that effect them or their use; and Articles written by Expert Witnesses & Consultants spanning the wide range of their expertise.

All professions are conspiracies against the laity. - George Bernard Shaw


An expert's a person who knows enough about what's going on to be really scared. - P.J. Plauger


  • The Federal Rules of Evidence
    Articles VI - Witnesses, and VII - Opinions & Expert Testimony
    An expert is an ordinary man away from home giving advice. - Oscar Wilde
  • Erickson v Newmar, 9th Cir '96
    Very Interesting; Ex Parte Contact w/ Adversary's Expert is 'Witness Tampering' & 'Unethical Conduct'
    If the world blows itself up, the last sound would be an expert saying it can't be done. - Peter Ustinov
  • Kirk v Raymark, 3rd Cir '95
    Just being Consultant or Witness doesn't make Expert a Party's Agent
    An expert's someone who's never in doubt but often in error. - R. Rinkle
  • US v Morales, 9th Cir '97
    Admitting Expert's Opinion Testimony on Defendant's Mental Element of Crime





An expert's someone who can take something you already knew and make it sound confusing. - R. Rinkle

See Our Law & Medicine Topic Area for much more on Medical Experts, Malpractice issues, etc.

Hell If We Know What, If Anything, These Mean:

You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy. - Drilling experts to Edwin Drake, 1859

Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction. - Pierre Pachet, Physiology Prof. at Toulouse, 1872

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings... The device is inherently of no value. - Western Union, 1876

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, Royal Society Pres., 1895

Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. - Irving Fisher, Prof. of Economics, Yale Univ., '29

I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable falling on his face and not me. - Gary Cooper rejecting lead in 'Gone With The Wind'

I think there's a world market for maybe five computers. - Thomas Watson, IBM chairman, '53

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Decca Records rejecting the Beatles, '62

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. - Ken Olson, Pres. & founder of DEC, '77

640K ought to be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates, '81


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