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

   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 Daubert 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.

   He is highly qualified based on education, training and experience and he  has served as a percipient expert, expert witness, consultant expert and rebuttal expert in hundreds of civil, criminal and courts-martial cases throughout the United States. He has an excellent record of providing attorneys with options to successfully cope with opposing counsel experts and exclude their testimony.



    Current and recent cases, among others, include defense rebuttal expert in a 3 plaintiff sexual harassment case; defense expert in a licensing defense case; plaintiff expert - personal injury case; defense expert - personal injury case; defense expert - tenant/landlord dispute in an emotional support animal case; defense expert - Court-Martial defense expert in a sexual assault and battery case; plaintiff expert in a sexual abuse case against a diocese. Court-Martial defense expert in a sexual molestation of children case.

 




"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions they cannot alter the state of facts or evidence."  - John Adams

Daubert Institute  for

Forensic Psychology

John F. Fielder, Ph.D.