"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts or evidence." - John Adams
The gold standard for scientific evidence set unanimously by the US Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1993 and embodied in Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence is changing forever how attorneys and the courts use and challenge psychological and psychiatric testimony even in non Daubert jurisdictions that have been diminishing.
The Supreme Court elaborated on Daubert in what have been called its progeny, General Electric v. Joiner, United States v. Scheffer, Kumho Tire v. Carmichael, and Weisgram v. Marley Co.
Dr. John Fielder is an expert in how the Daubert standard of evidence applies to psychological and psychiatric testimony and has written ten articles for prominent legal publications on the subject. He has conducted numerous seminars for law firms, the California Department of Justice and Placer County Bar Association on the how Daubert shifts the focus of discovery from expert qualifications to include the scientific foundation of their testimony.
In addition to being highly qualified based on education, training and experience, he has served as an expert witness, consultant expert and rebuttal expert in hundreds of civil, criminal and courts-martial cases throughout the United States and internationally.