January 22, 2013

Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services and DRI Now Offer Combined Expert Witness Research and Placement Services

DRI members can now access the most comprehensive expert witness services available

Eagan, MN - Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, the leading authority for locating and researching expert witnesses, and DRI, the country’s largest professional organization for members of the defense bar, announced today that they are joining forces to provide DRI’s 22,000 members worldwide with enhanced expert witness research and placement capabilities.

Under this new alliance, DRI members who engage Thomson Reuters to vet, interview or hire experts will now enjoy the combined resources of both Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services’ network of more than 100,000 experts as well as DRI’s Expert Witness Database of more than 65,000 experts. Specialized teams of lawyers and research professionals will integrate these combined resources with their rigorous methodologies, literature analysis, case law review and more to find and engage the best match of unbiased, highly competent experts for DRI members. The vast array of specialties and subspecialties contained in these combined resources ensure finding and hiring the right experts in both niche subject matters as well as frequently demanded expertise areas.    

Expert Intelligence Reports created for DRI members will seamlessly integrate the combined expert resources of both DRI and Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services into a single, interactive, comprehensive report detailing an expert’s background and history.

“DRI and Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services have two of the most extensive collections of expert witness information,” said Tyler M. Howes, DRI deputy executive director. “Our combined offering provides a valuable resource in building a winning defense, whether finding an expert for use in a trial or conducting research on opposing counsel’s witness. This will significantly expand the expert research and placement capabilities available to our members. We are proud to provide these capabilities to enhance our members’ work as defense attorneys and in-house counsel.”

“Our two organizations share the same goal: helping DRI members become more efficient, economical, creative and strategic in researching, finding and using expert witnesses in their cases,” said Steve Anderson, senior director, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services. “This new effort combines and integrates our respective collections of millions of documents, including resumes, biographies, depositions, transcripts and more. In addition to the power of the combined databases, DRI members can access our placement specialists, whose relationships with experts, unique experience in key practice areas and proven processes can deliver the right experts and the most comprehensive expert research. We look forward to working with DRI to provide members with the best expert witness services available anywhere.”

For more information on the combined expert witness research and placement services from Thomson Reuters Express Witness Services and DRI that are available to DRI members, or to view a sample Expert Intelligence Report or order a report, please visit:http://trexpertwitness.com/intelligence-reports-dri-expert-database.

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About DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
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