Fact Finder (Finder Of Fact) Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Fact Finder (Finder Of Fact).

Fact Finder (Finder Of Fact) (noun)

The fact finder, also known as the finder of fact, refers to the person or group, such as a judge or jury, in a lawsuit or criminal trial who is responsible for determining the truth of the facts that are presented. They weigh the credibility of evidence and decide what facts are proven. In certain rare cases, a special master, an independent third party, may be appointed by the judge to investigate and establish specific facts.