Attorney Thomas S. Edwards, Jr.’s article, “The Daubert Expert Standard: A Primer for Florida Judges and Lawyers,” has been published as the lead feature in the March/April edition of The Florida Bar Journal. This in-depth article — which was co-written with his daughter, Jennie R. Edwards — explains the fine details of Daubert v. Merrell-Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1993), a landmark case that set the standard for admission of expert testimony in Florida.
This article is a valuable resource that every trial attorney in Florida needs to read. Edwards discusses the history of Florida’s expert witness statutes, along with how the Daubert standard is inconsistently applied. He offers solutions on how this demanding precedent upon judges, lawyers, and the judicial process can be fixed.
Thomas Edwards, Jr., is the senior partner at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. He is a past president of the Florida Justice Association, the Jacksonville Bar, and the Jacksonville Justice Association.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident in Florida, please contact the experienced Jacksonville personal injury trial lawyers at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. to get the help you deserve.