Expert witnesses play a critical role in the judicial process. It can be a challenge for attorneys to find a qualified, expert witness for cases involving drug testing and drug-free workplace programs. As the drug testing industry is still a young industry starting in the late 1980’s, there is a limited number of drug testing experts with the knowledge and experience necessary for cases that require expert testimony.
Joe Reilly, having been in the drug testing industry since 1993; has been involved in a number of court cases related to workplace drug testing. He is a qualified expert in drug testing, particularly the specimen collection process and employer drug-free workplace policies.
Reilly also works with a certified scientist who has been the responsible person at a laboratory certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or DHHS). The certifying scientist maintains quality and service in a high-volume drug-testing laboratory. Duties of the certifying scientist include but are not limited to:
- Review of GC/MS and LC/MS-MS analysis data to ensure clinical acceptability
- Identifying and resolving quality control issues
- Accurately entering and reporting test results
- Remaining current on lab standard operating procedures
Scientific opinions are commonly sought after, scientists make regular appearances as expert witnesses.
As a drug test expert, Joe Reilly has years of knowledge, enhanced skills, education, experience, and training in the specialized field of drug testing. He has published works on drug testing issues and questions. Reilly has been a speaker at national drug testing conferences, has won awards, and has been quoted by the press. These qualifications are generally what is required of an expert witness in state and federal courts. He continues to be a leader in the drug testing industry, staying at the forefront of new technologies, policy implementation, specimen collection & supervisor training.
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