Federal and State Expert Testimony Under Daubert and Robinson: What's the Difference?


This paper explores the general requirements to proffer and seek review of the admission and exclusion of expert testimony in federal and state court. It focuses on the standards for admissibility, the role of experts in summary judgment proceedings, preservation, and standards of review on appeal in federal and state court. Along with a few practice tips, the article notes differences where discernible between federal and state court.

Major topics include:

  • Expert Testimony Standards
  • Expert Testimony at the Summary Judgment Stage
  • Preserving Complaints on Admission or Exclusion of Expert Testimony
  • Appellate Review of Rulings on Experts

Presented at the State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Appellate Practice Course, Chapter 4. To read the full article click on the PDF linked below.

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