© D.L. Crumbley
Special Master and Court Appointed Experts
A court may appoint someone (e.g., a financial expert) to determine certain facts in a dispute.
They may be appointed pre-trial, during trial, or post-trial to oversee one or more aspects of a dispute.
Appellate courts generally hold that special masters are reserved for special or unique circumstances.
Special Masters can be subject to Daubert challenges.
Source: See W.A. Lagraize and D. L. Crumbley, “Special Masters and Court Appointed Experts,” Journal of Forensic Accounting, Vol. V(2004), pp. 237-242.