Expert Research On-Demand (formerly known as IDEX)

We provide an effective means to gather and share information about expert witnesses when you don’t have the time or resources to conduct the research yourself. We do the research for you and provide you with a detailed, trial-ready report within 2 – 3 business days of your request.

We use a proprietary database of more than 1,200,000 records on over 350,000 experts, including expert witness testimony, full-text transcripts, depositions, disciplinary actions, Daubert challenges, and more, and pull together custom reports of the pertinent expert witness information you need. Perhaps you don't know the name of an opposing expert or you need to find one - we can help!

What Others Are Saying About Expert Research On-Demand...

"I found your website and prior-orders area easy to use. I am used to Westlaw and spending all day in their database to find what i need"

- Melissa Adelman of Green, Johnson & Landers in Atlanta, GA

"Ever since we started using your services, you have proven to be such an invaluable resource for us. Where have you been all of my life?"

- Michael Murphy of Reminger & Reminger in Sandusky, OH

"I had no idea such a program was in place for U.S. attorneys, I will help get the word out."

- Kim Stevens of U.S. Attorney's Office in Harrisburg, PA


Go beyond basic expert witness biographies!

We offer more expert witness resources than any other provider to help you confidently sharpen your case strategy and drive favorable outcomes. You have access to information on more than 350,000 experts and:

  • The largest, most comprehensive collection of verdicts and settlements – uncover an expert’s potential biases that may be exposed on cross-examination.
  • We can evaluate an expert’s credibility by examining:
    • How frequently the expert witness testifies (when does the expert have time to practice?)
    • Gaps or discrepancies in an expert’s CV or resume
    • The types of cases in which an expert testifies
    • Whether the expert’s testimony has previously been challenged
    • Discrepancies in an expert’s prior testimony
    • Disciplinary actions taken against the expert by a state licensing board
    • News articles and scientific journals which mention the expert
    • News articles and scientific journals which were written by the expert
  • 90,000 full-text transcripts, 14,000+ Curricula Vitae and Resumes – identify prior statements that may contradict an expert’s testimony and how they present themselves.
    • If we don’t have a deposition you need – We can attempt to procure it on your behalf, allowing you to remain anonymous in the process. 
  • For jurisdictions that limit discovery – We have a high success rate in identifying opposing experts.
  • Do you need an expert to represent you? - We can search our database of expert case involvement and find an expert that can help you.  Unlike typical expert referral agencies, we neither represent nor endorse any expert, thus allowing our data to be unbiased. We can also provide the expert's testimonial history report which can enable you to discuss the expert with other attorneys who have faced or used the expert.

LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand

 Services and Pricing

Thoroughly vet expert witnesses with the speed and convenience of highly experienced research analysts who conduct, package and deliver the research you needwhen you need it.

 

Rely on our unmatched collection of more than 350,000 expert witness insights, the largest collection of verdict and settlement documents available, and additional information you just cannot get online.*

 

There is no commitment required, simply purchase the reports you need and they are delivered to you in just 2 3 business days. Need it faster? Rush services are available upon request.

 

Testimonial History Search
Draw insights from information on previous cases in which the expert has given trial or deposition testimony. See potential biases and learn whether LexisNexis has other documents, such as transcripts, available on the expert

$156 (when successful)

Video Testimony **


View courtroom video of expert witness testimony. Available online or in a DVD format

$89 Online (up to 2 business days turn around time)

(Video testimony is priced per AM or PM session)

$250 DVD (up to 4 business days turn around time)

Disciplinary Action Search (AKA State License Discipline)
Uncover disciplinary actions taken by state licensing boards against an expert.

$37

 

Enhanced Challenge Report **
Surface any prior or ongoing challenge history with this vital step in expert witness due diligence.

$90 (including opinions)

 

Transcript/Deposition Procurement, per case attempt
If we don’t have transcripts you need, we can attempt to gather copies from other law firms on your behalf, allowing you to remain anonymous.

$21 ($25 for Rush requests)

Copies of Transcripts & Depositions

$63

Copies of Other Documents (CVs, Expert Reports, et al)

$21

 

Search for Articles Written By an Expert
This search provides abstracts of articles and/or books authored by the expert.

$42

Per Abstract

$3.50

Copies of Full Text

$16 – $26 per article

List of Titles

$1 per title

 

Search for Article Naming an Expert
Search for articles naming the witness.

$42

Per Headline

$5.00 per 10 headings

Retrieval of Full-Text Articles

$16 – $26 per article

 

Determine Unidentified Expert
If you are in a jurisdiction that limits discovery, we can help identify the name of the opposing expert.

$147 (incl. Testimonial History summary)

 

 

Experts You Can Use **
A customized search in our databases is performed to help find an expert to represent your case.

$147

 

Similar Facts Case Search
On a national or a state-by-state basis, this search looks for cases with elements similar to your own.

$147 (when successful)

 

Attorney/Firm Case Involvement **
You can receive detailed cases where the attorney has previously retained one (or more) expert witness, to uncover their past experience with experts and whom they have previously hired.

$131

 

Custom Database Research**
Looking for something not listed? Send us your request and we can often provide a custom search of our database.

$209 (in most cases)

 

Topic Searches of Medical and Scientific Literature
Abstracts of articles on a particular medical or scientific topic are provided.

$156

Per Abstract

$3.75

Copies of Full-Text Articles

$16-$26 per article

 

Rush Search & Delivery Charges

 

Rush Charge (within 24 hours)

$32

In-Trial Rush Charge

$53

 ** Not available for In-Trial Rushes

UPS Overnight Shipping

UPS Retail Rates

Fax Charges Per Search 1 – 25 pages

$3

26 – 50 pages

$14

51+ pages

$24

 

Expert Witness Archive
Send your expert witness documents to us and we’ll provide you with free online access to them.

FREE

 

Go to www.lexisnexis.com/idex or call 800-521-5596 and see how comprehensive, quick and affordable expert research can be!

Contact Us

We know you are busy, so you can always call and speak LIVE to one of our knowledgeable Research Analysts (no complex phone trees to navigate and rarely any hold time).

        Phone : 1-800-521-5596

If it is more convenient (or after hours), you can also e-mail us.

        E-mail : fullservice@lexisnexis.com

Hours of Operation : Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 7:00pm, ET
 

Learn More

Expert Research On-Demand provides an effective means to gather and share information about expert witnesses when you don’t have the time or resources to conduct the research yourself. We do the research for you and provide you with a detailed, trial-ready report within 2 – 3 business days of your request.

We use a proprietary database of more than 1,200,000 records on over 220,000 experts, including expert witness testimony, full-text transcripts, depositions, disciplinary actions, Daubert challenges, and more, and pull together custom reports of the pertinent expert witness information you need. Perhaps you don't know the name of an opposing expert or you need to find one - we can help!

Across the globe, LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources. LexisNexis encompasses authoritative legal-publishing brands dating back to the 19th century including; Butterworths® in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Asia-Pacific region, Les Editions du Juris Classeur in France, and Martindale-Hubbell® and Matthew Bender® worldwide.

 

About Us

Expert Research On-Demand provides an effective means to gather and share information about expert witnesses when you don’t have the time or resources to conduct the research yourself. We do the research for you and provide you with a detailed, trial-ready report within 2 – 3 business days of your request.

We use a proprietary database of more than 1,200,000 records on over 220,000 experts, including expert witness testimony, full-text transcripts, depositions, disciplinary actions, Daubert challenges, and more, and pull together custom reports of the pertinent expert witness information you need. Perhaps you don't know the name of an opposing expert or you need to find one - we can help!

Across the globe, LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources. LexisNexis encompasses authoritative legal-publishing brands dating back to the 19th century including; Butterworths® in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Asia-Pacific region, Les Editions du Juris Classeur in France, and Martindale-Hubbell® and Matthew Bender® worldwide.

Client Quotes

James Welch of Bryant, Dukes & Blakeslee in Gulfport, MS

"I not only run plaintiff's experts through Expert Research On-Demand, but my own experts as well! I do not want any surprises when plaintiff's counsel cross examines my expert and I figure that opposing counsel is just as smart as I am about checking out their experts."

Hazel Privette of Yates, McLamb & Weyher in Raleigh, NC

"in every case Expert Research On-Demand has provided a quick top notch response and accurate information. Expert Research On-Demand stays on the cutting edge of technology to make their service even easier to use. The Expert Research On-Demand network members are always willing to help and quickly respond to my 100's of letters of inquiry which I send out each week. Expert Research On-Demand opens doors for me!"

Lori Hoesing of Lamson, Dugan in Omaha, NE

" I have worked in medical negligence for 15 years and Expert Research On-Demand has the best expert service I have seen to date."

Erik H. Nyce of DeCaro, Doran in Lanham, MD

"Expert Research On-Demand is pretty neat isn't it? 68 page report of this guys prior testimony."

Hilton H. "Red" Walters of Rife & Walters in Oklahoma City, OK

"We have been able to locate sworn testimony contradictory to testimony offered in our lawsuit. Such a "gem" is far more valuable than the expense involved in uncovering such a jewel. Not only does this type of inconsistency go far in damaging an expert's credibility but it can prove fatal to the case overall."

Eldon Boisseau of Klenda, Mitchell, Austerman & Zuercher in Wichita, KS

"I am very pleased with the results and quality of information supplied by Expert Research On-Demand. The centralization of this information is greatly appreciated and well worth the investment."

Becki Hunter of Vidaurri, Lyde in Brownsville, TX

"What a wonderful tool your website has become. I have always loved getting Expert Research On-Demand searches, even the old way, but this new site is remarkably AWESOME."

Lynn Bolding-Bossler of Rutledge, Manion in Detroit, MI

"Another source I had been using had 4 references on this person, Expert Research On-Demand had 40!"

Dianne Buttacavoli of Parenti, Falk, Waas in Hernandez & Cortina, Coral Gables, FL

"Expert Research On-Demand provides extraordinary customer service. You always go out of your way to meet my needs. Back in January 1999 you helped us gather copies of transcripts of previous testimony and other court documents on David C. Abramson (plaintiff's expert). Following a six week trial during which Kevin O'Connor (defense attorney at O'Connor & Meyers) nailed Dr. Abramson to the wall, we got a Defense Verdict in February of 1999!"

Melanie Knies of Rynearson, Suess in St. Louis. MO

"It's pretty neat to email someone 5 states away and get copies of their depos!"

Claudette Dolan, Independent Legal Research Consultant in Providence, RI

"You are the best in the country and a great barometer of expert involvement! I recommend you to others as often as I can."

Jackie Gould of Osburn, Hine in Cape Girardeau, MO

"Everyone I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with at Expert Research On-Demand has been absolutely fantastic. You have an awesome staff there!"

Maria D'Iorio of White & William in Philadelphia, PA

" I not only appreciate all your wonderful services, but also the support that I get from your staff when I call in. Everyone at Expert Research On-Demand is always so helpful."

More FAQ's

Is there a surcharge for a rush request?

Yes. If our normal 2-3 day turnaround is not fast enough we will always try to accommodate your special situation. If you need research results in less than 2 business days, a $20 rush fee will be added per expert searched.

 

Questions about our services

What is a Testimonial History Report?

This report details cases in which an individual has been involved as an expert witness. In some cases the expert may have given deposition or trial testimony while in others the expert was named but testimony has not yet been taken. The report may also include a listing of documents, such as depositions, trial transcripts and C.V.s which can be purchased directly from Expert Research On-Demand.

Am I assessed a surcharge for longer Testimonial History Reports?

No. LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand assesses a flat fee for a successful testimonial history search. If we can provide at least one case in which an expert has been involved, we consider that to be a successful search and we assess the fee. We assess the same fee whether we have one case or a thousand cases.

Why does LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand require information before a request can be processed?

The LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand is predicated upon the mutual sharing of valuable information. Expert Research On-Demand begins the sharing process by asking for case details in order to initiate a search. These details are then added to the database ensuring that up to date information will be available. While we realize that completing an Expert Research On-Demand request form can take a few minutes, the overall benefit to the network cannot be overemphasized.

How do I know if copies of depositions, trial transcripts and other documents are available from Expert Research On-Demand?

When Expert Research On-Demand has copies of documents, they are listed on the first page of the Testimonial History Report under the heading "Other Documents Available." Here on Expert Research On-Demand.com, any documents in our possession will be noted just beneath the expert's profile information.

What are the charges for copies of deposition and trial transcripts?

We charge $60 plus 20 cents per page for hard copy, $60 when downloaded from idex.com.

What is a State License Discipline Search?

Depending on the specialty, experts may be licensed by a professional board, such as a physician licensed by a state medical board. These boards may take disciplinary action against a licensed professional for a variety of reasons. We will inform you if disciplinary action has or has not been taken against the expert by the appropriate licensing board. If discipline is found, we also send a copy of any public documents pertaining to the action.

What databases do you search for an Articles By Search?

We search approximately 40 to 80 databases for articles authored by the expert. Many of these databases only reference the author's initial(s) and last name. Consequently, we will search for articles which include either the author's full name or the author's last name and initial(s). If references are found, we send those abstracts.

What do you search for in an Articles Naming Search?

We search a worldwide database of newspaper and magazine articles to learn if the individual's name has appeared. This search may yield innocuous information about the person in question but can also reveal onerous information such as a criminal background or other kinds of information detrimental to the person's reputation.

What if an Article Search yields a large number of results?

If more than 25 abstracts are found, our clients may have us narrow the search using some case-specific terms or other key words. Supplying detailed case issues on your request can help us narrow your search, if necessary, and eliminate articles by other authors with the same initials as the expert involved in your case.

What is included in a Similar Case Search?

The details of other cases with elements similar to yours. Examples would be the requester asks us to find any other cases involving damage to the medial nerve of the hand, or cases involving ACME Manufacturing radial arm saw injuries. These searches are case facts specific and NOT expert specific.

Can LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand provide expert referrals?

The answer is a qualified "yes." We refer to this search as "Experts you can use." We attempt to locate names of experts who may be interested in helping you develop your case. These names come from our database or from other sources we have previously utilized successfully. It is important to note that Expert Research On-Demand does not endorse these experts as to their competency or willingness to help.

What is included in a Scientific and Medical Literature Search?

LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand can search a wide variety of databases for articles pertaining to a specific subject matter. If you need to learn more about a specific procedure or product, Expert Research On-Demand will search for and provide a list of abstracts. Again, supplying Expert Research On-Demand with detailed information about your case and what you hope to find will help us focus and search for the most relevant articles.

 

Questions Regarding Idex.com

Is a confirmation generated whenever I make an on-line request for services?

Yes. LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand should always confirm your request. If you do not receive a confirmation, it means we never received your request or your e-mail address was not provided. If this happens, you should contact us by phone at 1-800-521-5596.

Should I fax a copy of my request after submitting it by e-mail?

No. There is no need for this, and doing so could increase your chance of being inadvertently double charged.

How can we participate in the free Electronic Archive Program?

Simply notify us that your firm would like to participate. The minimum requirements are that all documents be ASCII files and that they be accompanied by an index which reflects the expert's name, specialty, city and state, the case name, the date of the deposition and a one or two sentence description of the case issues.

How do I retrieve transcripts that my firm has archived with LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand?

Login and from the Client Area select the "Firm's Archive" button where you can search by an expert's name or view all the documents archived by your firm. Additionally when ordering other searches on a particular expert, any documents archived by your firm will be highlighted. All documents are available to all members of your firm at no charge. Your documents are redacted of personal identifying information (PII) such as full date of birth, social security number, etc., then indexed, stored and put on www.idex.com in the password protected area. To ensure their continued availability they are backed up in four secure locations.

How does LexisNexis® Expert Research On-Demand "Procure" Transcripts?

For a fee of $20 per case attempt, Expert Research On-Demand will try to procure a transcript on your behalf by calling law firms listed on the Testimonial History report. This process takes 2-3 weeks and may or may not yield the transcripts you wish. When successful, Expert Research On-Demand charges it's standard transcript fee of $60 per document.

NEW LexisNexis® Enhanced Challenge Report

Put more power behind your expert witness research with the NEW Enhanced Challenge Report from the Expert Research On-Demand team. Expose or avoid potential weaknesses with this deep research service that uses advanced technology to access more resources and as a result, when challenges are found, delivers an average of 5 more challenge results per search than previous methods. Click here to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happened to IDEX and Full-Service Expert Witness Search?

A: IDEX merged with LexisNexis in 2008 and was known as Full-Service Expert Witness Search in 2009 and most of 2010.

Q: Where does Expert Research On-Demand get its information?

A: From a variety of sources, the largest coming from our clients. From requests for searches alone, more than 30,000 records a year are added to the database. In addition, public records from around the country supplement this very dynamic database.

Q: How long does a search take?

A: Two to three business days, generally, from the time we receive the request. If the discovery process has not allowed you ample time to make a request we will always try to help you meet your deadlines. However, our normal turnaround time is usually fast enough!


The outcome of a case often rides on the credibility (or lack thereof) of an expert witness. To ensure your expert witness research is as thorough and accurate as possible, LexisNexis has put together the largest collection of expert witness information available, making it faster and easier than ever to locate, select or discredit an expert.