Without the help of the rebuttal expert, one side may be limited merely to saying “no, you’re wrong,” without being able to offer any explanation as to why the opposing party is wrong or what alternate situation might explain the facts instead.
Rebuttal expert witnesses are used in cases in which one side must offer an alternative explanation for the opposing party’s view of the facts in order to persuade the judge or jury to take their view. Often, the need for them appears during the discovery stage. One party discloses their expert, the opposing party makes a Daubert, summary judgment motion, or seeks to minimize the opposing expert's report, arguing that the expert is deficient, and the first party seeks an additional expert disclosure – aka a “rebuttal” expert.
Retained by more than 125 law firms, Ms. Rhonda Harper is courtroom proven in virtually every circuit along with JAMS and TTAB. Ms. Harper's 30 year career includes serving as a Fortune 100 chief marketing officer and an adjunct marketing professor. In addition to providing litigation consulting and research in the areas of business, licensing, marketing, advertising, and strategy, Ms. Harper is routinely retained to formulate expert surveys, conduct rebuttal critiques, or construct rebuttal surveys to show the potential difference in results with properly designed and executed surveys. She has extensive experience and a deep understanding of survey design, sampling, question construction, data analysis, and the methodological pitfalls that can introduce bias or systematic error.