Shareholder Elizabeth Sorenson Brotten will moderate a panel at the Defense Research Institute’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Seminar on March 23-24, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The panel, titled “Science as a Second Language: How to Teach the Jury About Uncertainty and Science,” will include Robert Bettler, Ph.D., of DecisionQuest and Christina Marinakis, J.D., Psy.D., of Litigation Insights. The panel will compare the responses of actual mock jurors to those of the audience regarding believes and comprehension of research principles, explore the different ways we evaluate scientific evidence, and examine how trial counsel and experts can explain causation, exposure, and toxicology to jurors.
Brotten focuses her practice on defending clients in high-risk product liability and toxic tort cases. She serves on national steering committees for the Defense Research Institute’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law and Women in the Law communities.