Experts. They are a part of every litigator's life. You research them. You hire them. You cross-examine them. You spend a great deal of time learning everything you can about them. Are they credible? Are they experienced? Are they the right fit for your case?
Whether you are meticulous in your search for information, or you just need a quick overview to narrow your options, DRI can help you. By providing an accessible, efficient, and expansive expert witness database, DRI can streamline your expert research efforts. With a few clicks, you can search and download contact information and documents for over 65,000 plaintiff and defense experts.
Need to find an expert witness? Search by keyword or from over 400 topics and areas of expertise. Need to find a specific expert witness? Search his or her name, and download previous depositions and documents from other cases.
With DRI's previous inquiry function, you can even contact other DRI members who also have searched for that witness. That means you can get the nuance information that is not always contained in an expert's black and white file, such as the impression the expert makes on the stand and whether the expert has particular areas of comfort or discomfort that are worth noting. (Not to mention this feature provides the added benefit of networking and relationship building with other DRI members from all over the country.)
Best of all, you can search and download the information for free. The only charge associated with the database is if you prefer that DRI email you the information, for which DRI charges a $25 handling fee. With no charge to hop online, browse and download, there is no excuse for overlooking this valuable resource and advantage to DRI membership. It is quick, easy, free, and worth bookmarking in your web browser.
So the next time you are digging for those gold nuggets of information you need to prepare a killer cross of the plaintiff's expert, or you need to find a superstar defense expert, remember:
- DRI provides the leading expert witness database on the market today.
- It is free to search and download information.
- The database contains over 65,000 plaintiff and defense experts.
- It's user friendly and searchable by name, keyword, or expert topic.
- This tool will help you find experts or prepare for cross-examination.
- Plus, you can obtain supplementary information by contacting other DRI members who have made the same expert inquiry using the database.
Here is how you can get started:
2. Sign in, with your user name and password.
3. Click on Member Services.
4. Select the Expert Witness Database option.
Use the DRI expert witness database. You, and your client, will appreciate the great results.
C. Meade Hartfield is an associate with Lightfoot, Franklin & White, L.L.C., in Birmingham, Alabama. She focuses her practice primarily on products liability, environmental and toxic torts, and business litigation. An active member of DRI, Meade currently serves as the Expert Witness Database Chair for the DRI Young Lawyers Committee.