How We Can Help You
We prepare attorneys to thoroughly understand the science (or lack of science) at issue in forensic evidence. We empower them to be able to competently interview and cross-examine prosecution experts.
We assist you in deciding what the proper direction may be regarding the evidence, both in your duty to investigate and to develop a strong theory of your case. We help craft a comprehensive approach to discovery, so that you are not left with trying to defend a case based on a one or two-page conclusory report.
We also provide extensive support on pre-trial litigation strategies – from motions drafting to identifying outside defense experts to crafting the strongest arguments to persuade judges and juries of the value or lack of value of forensic evidence.
DNA & Serology
In the area of DNA evidence, FDS can provide a comprehensive independent review of the prosecution’s testing results using not only our understanding and experience, but also using the same types of software used by government laboratories to analyze DNA evidence. In every case with DNA evidence, FDS provides the following review and assessment:
Pattern Matching & Other Forensics
In the areas of Pattern Matching and Other Forensics, FDS provides a comprehensive independent review of the prosecution’s reports and expert disclosures. FDS has been at the forefront of assisting in admissibility challenges and advocating for forensic reform efforts to address the shortcomings of many “forensic science” disciplines. In each case, FDS provides an assessment of the strength and weaknesses of forensic evidence and lays out possible strategic paths to dealing with this evidence.