In a review I wrote last February (Daubert Tool Lets Lawyers Track Expert’s History, I recommended lawyers try The Daubert Tracker, an expert-witness service whose central feature is a database of all reported decisions interpreting and applying Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals and Kumho Tire v. Carmichael, backed up when available by full-text briefs, transcripts and docket entries. Subsequent to that review, the Daubert Tracker added recent cases applying Frye v. United States, the 1928 Supreme Court decision requiring the exclusion of scientific evidence that is unproven or experimental.
Now, the service is preparing to unveil major enhancements at ATLA’s annual meeting July 19-23 in San Francisco, including the addition of thousands of cases. Planned enhancements are:
As I wrote in my original review, a key area in which the The Daubert Tracker distinguishes itself from other case law databases is that, even if the case never mentions the expert’s name or expertise, The Daubert Tracker provides it. “We track down the name of the expert even if it is not mentioned in the case,” Levin said. “Also, we accurately assign a discipline. We don’t take for granted the judge’s characterization of the discipline.”
Also since my original review, the service changed its subscription structure to include a $10 half-hour session. A two-hour session remains $25 and a year subscription is $495. For $10, a lawyer would be remiss not to check an expert through the Daubert Tracker.