Since its inception in 2000, the Daubert Tracker, Expert Witness Profiler’s sister company, has been cataloging challenges to the admissibility of expert witness testimony on a discipline by discipline basis. When required, the Daubert Tracker also assigns a sub-discipline, as well. For example, the general discipline of Medicine has over 130 sub-disciplines. However, some disciplines have no sub-disciplines, in which case the discipline and sub-discipline are the same (for example- accounting).
Interestingly, from year to year, the discipline and sub-discipline list has remained remarkably constant. When viewed generally, the disciplines most challenged (in order) are: (1) medicine, (2) engineering, (3) psychology and (4) finance. However, when broken down into individual sub-disciplines, the results are different and may appear surprising:
Most Challenged Disciplines (by sub-discipline) of 648 total*
|1||Police/ Law Enforcement||6,009|
**Board Certification in Internal Medicine a prerequisite for certification in other medical sub-specialities.
Stay tuned for interesting “Daubert Metrics.” Coming next: most challenged medical sub-disciplines and areas of law with most challenge activity.