The Phantom Expert: Unconsented Use of an Expert's Name and/or Testimony, as a
T. G. Gutheil and J. T. H. Robert I. Simon,
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
29(3): 313-318, 2001.
The authors explore the forensic, legal, and ethical issues involved in a spectrum
of attorney practices involving designating experts without notifying them. Recommendations are
offered for dealing with this unethical practice, including exposure of the practice, reportage to
bar association ethics committees, and continued open discussion and research.