Daubert/Frye Motions in Construction Litigation: Navigating Standards for Expert Witnesses in Design and Defect Claims
Effective Approaches to Raise or Defend a Challenge to the Admission of Expert Testimony
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide counsel with an analysis of how courts apply the Daubert/Frye standards (and comparable state standards) to the presentation of expert testimony in construction disputes. The panel will outline effective approaches to raise or defend a challenge to the admission of expert testimony.
- Dispositive motions in the Daubert hearing: the Daubert challenge
- Frye standards: how they differ from Daubert standards
- Application to construction cases
- Application to scheduling, construction defects and damages
- Future impact of Daubert/Frye on construction claims
- Lessons from court rulings
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can counsel effectively challenge a construction expert witness’ theories and whether those theories have been adequately tested?
- Under what circumstances should counsel consider not filing a Daubert/Frye motion?
- How can prior rulings involving a construction expert witness be used?
Justin L. Weisberg
Mr. Weisberg focuses his practice on construction law and commercial litigation. He represents private, public, local,... | Read More
Mr. Weisberg focuses his practice on construction law and commercial litigation. He represents private, public, local, and international clients in a variety of construction-related transactions and litigation matters. He has a background in professional engineering, giving him added insight and understanding into his client’s cases. His experience has included contract negotiation, counseling, litigation and dispute resolution relating to numerous projects.Close
Mr. Brotman focuses his practice on product liability, premises liability, general tort liability, and complex... | Read More
Mr. Brotman focuses his practice on product liability, premises liability, general tort liability, and complex commercial litigation, including breach of warranty, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matters. His practice includes representation of product manufacturers, retailers, and premises owners, as well as businesses of all sizes involved in commercial disputes. He also has experience as national litigation coordination counsel for manufacturers and retailers and is responsible for managing, overseeing, formulating and implementing consistent defense strategies for similar litigation filed throughout the United States.Close
Raymond M. Krauze
Mr. Krauze focuses his practice in two main areas: construction law and complex commercial litigation and disputes. In... | Read More
Mr. Krauze focuses his practice in two main areas: construction law and complex commercial litigation and disputes. In the construction area, he represents major contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, material suppliers, and condominium associations in all aspects of complex construction litigation. In the complex commercial litigation area, he handles matters involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, business torts such as breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference, as well claims involving violations of federal and state statutes. He has worked with a range of experts including civil engineers, real estate appraisers, and accountants.Close
The Kenrich Group
Mr. Egan has over 30 years of consulting experience in economic damages and accounting issues in several litigation... | Read More
Mr. Egan has over 30 years of consulting experience in economic damages and accounting issues in several litigation areas including construction disputes. He testified as an expert witness over 50 times in both state and federal courts and arbitration. He is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a recognized expert in the quantification of damages and delay analysis in construction disputes. He has lectured on construction management at the University of Illinois, Purdue University and Northwestern University’s Master of Project Management Program.Close