Corrections Expert Witness 529952

Expertise Description

With over 20 years experience in the fields of corrections, my areas of expertise include all security levels of federal prisons, use of force; use of deadly force; inmate management; prisoner transportation; gang management; operational and physical security procedures; staff training; Special Housing Unit operations and procedures; inmate telephone and correspondence issues; correctional health care; informants; response to emergencies; jail and prison inmate culture. I have spent more than 5 years offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a corrections expert witness.

Nursing Expert Witness WA 531329

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in clinical nursing and specialize in orthopedics, pain management, PACU, anesthesia, intensive care, medical/surgical, oncology, GYN, infant ICU, special care nursery, OB/post-partum, community health/home care, and pediatric ICU and acute care. I have additional expertise as a legal nurse consultant with experience in the inner workings of hospitals, Joint Commission accreditation, staffing, delegation, managed care, and policies and procedures. I have spent more than 15 years offering my services as a clinical nursing expert witness with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Foreign Investment Law Expert Witness 352272

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in foreign investment law with a specialization in foreign investment transactions in the People’s Republic of China, Chinese Law, Commercial Law (American and Chinese), and joint ventures. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than a decade as a foreign investment law expert witness.

Election Expert’s Testimony Admitted in Voting Case

Expertise Description

Election or referendum in United States. Election expert witness holds envelope in hand above ballot. USA flags in background.The Virginia Department of Elections brought a motion to exclude the testimony of a proposed election expert witness for the plaintiffs—three individuals and two voluntary associations affiliated with the Republican Party of Virginia. The lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of the Incumbent Protection Act, which provides certain elected officials with the power to choose the method of nomination used to select their political party's nominee for office.The ExpertThe expert was a Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining USC, he taught at the University of Virginia for 10 years. His work focused on legislative politics and political parties and included more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals. The expert disclosure indicated that he would testify about the nomination process under state law and the Plan of Organization of the Virginia Republican Party, the structural advantages enjoyed by incumbent office holders, and the additional advantages conferred to incumbent officeholders.In forming his opinions related to this case, the expert relied heavily on rational choice institutionalism—a theory that posits that political outcomes are the product of preferences and institutions. Pursuant to this theory, the expert opined in his declaration that Virginia incumbents "have the ability to assess how they would perform under the different nomination methods and choose the one that they believe maximizes their chances of reelection." He stated that "the mere existence of the Act ... disadvantages challengers and benefits incumbents."Chief U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski wrote in his opinion that in the question of whether a witness is qualified to testify is “context-driven and can only be determined by the nature of the opinion he offers,” citing Fourth Circuit precedent.Defendants argued that the expert should be excluded because his testimony was irrelevant and wouldn’t be helpful to the trier of fact. They argued that he lacked the requisite familiarity with the state electoral procedures at issue and that his definition of a "closed primary" contradicted the definition employed by federal courts in controlling cases.In support of their first argument, Defendants argued that the expert's academic background on national politics was inapplicable to this case, and he didn’t review sufficient Virginia-specific materials in forming his opinions. Defendants argued that the expert attempted “to parlay his research and familiarity as an expert on national politics into an expert opinion on Virginia election procedures and state party dynamics.”Plaintiffs responded that the election expert's expertise in rational choice institutionalism allows him to opine as to how those general principles apply to the facts of this case. According to plaintiffs, "courts do not require narrower and narrower sub-specialization ... in order to admit expert testimony into evidence."Defendants also argued that the expert didn’t sufficiently prepare to form his opinions on the subject matter of this case, which further revealed his lack of familiarity with the state’s electoral system. In preparing, the expert reviewed state election law (including the Act), forms promulgated by the Department of Elections, and other Party documents related to the selection of nomination methods. According to Defendants, those materials didn’t provide enough background on which the expert could have reliably formed his opinions. They contended that the expert should’ve reviewed other specific materials.Rule 702The judge reviewed the expert's proposed testimony, his qualifications, and preparation. He concluded the elections expert was qualified under Rule 702. As Defendants recognized, the expert had "significant experience with national political science." His proposed testimony applied general principles of rational choice institutionalism to the electoral procedures at issue. His testimony showed his familiarity with the Act and the Plan, he said, along with the sources at the center of the controversy. Although the expert didn’t consider every bit of evidence that Defendants considered important, "one need not be precisely informed about all details of the issues raised or even have prior experience with the particular subject the testimony concerns," Judge Urbanski wrote, quoting an earlier Circuit decision. Consequently, the judge found that the expert possessed the requisite background as a political scientist and adequately reviewed case-specific materials to offer his proposed testimony on the election issues in the case.Defendant also argued that the expert used a definition of a "closed primary" that was more restrictive than the definition relied on in Supreme Court cases, and therefore, this portion of his testimony wasn’t relevant. Because the expert's view of what constitutes a closed primary was more restrictive than the descriptions used by federal courts, Defendants argued that such a disagreement requires the court to exclude his testimony as irrelevant. However, Judge Urbanski disagreed.Defendants cited no authority for the proposition they sought to establish—that expert testimony is irrelevant if the witness disagrees with federal courts' definition of a term that describes an electoral procedure. But even assuming the definition of a "closed primary" amounts to a legal conclusion, the judge held that the experts' testimony would be admissible because it would help the trier of fact in resolving this case. Any disagreement over the definition of terms went to the weight of his testimony, not its admissibility. The expert' testimony about closed primaries wasn’t to be excluded.Finally, the conclusion to admit the expert's testimony was further bolstered by the fact that this case demanded a bench trial. The Daubert standards apply less stringently when the proposed expert testimony won’t be considered by a jury, the judge explained. While the lower Daubert standard wasn’t determinative here, Judge Urbanski said that it strengthened his conclusion that the testimony was admissible under Rule 702. 

Environmental Safety Expert Witness 514154

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years of experience in environmental safety. My areas of focus include OSHA, specialty chemical manufacturing, chemical waste management, remediation, and construction. I am offering my services as an environmental safety expert witness.

Aviation Safety Expert Witness 529763

Expertise Description

I have spent more than 25 years working in aviation safety. I specialize in advancing cabin safety programs, such as new aircraft certifications, Safety Management System (SMS), Cabin Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) training and electronic flight bag (EFB) approval. I have prior experience offering consultations and deposition as an aviation expert safety expert witness.

Security Investigative Services Expert 529475

Expertise Description

I have spent over 35 years of experience providing security & investigative services. My areas of focus include premises liability; inadequate security; negligent hiring and retention; inadequate supervision and training; excessive or improper use-of-force; foreseeability; security policies and procedures; targeted violence mitigation and violence risk management; executive protection; internal investigations; employee misconduct; due diligence; stalking; threat analysis; surveillance; covert video; personal injury and worker’s compensation insurance fraud. I have additional expertise with detection canines. I have spent more than 15 years offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a security expert witness.

Police Procedure Expert Witness 523363

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years' experience in law enforcement & criminology. My expertise is in police policy and practice, violent crime, situational crime prevention, social disorganization and environmental criminology. I have spent more than 5 years as a police procedure expert witness by providing clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Human Resources Expert Witness 528936

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years of experience in the human resources field and over 15 years as President/Owner of my own consulting company. We provide the HR resources to increase productivity, retention and avoid costly legal issues. We provide all of your human resource needs while saving you time and money. Our consulting company is focused on providing customized HR services for organizations and schools. Services range from start-up to maintenance to in-depth analyses of the function and structure of human resources. Areas are identified that need to be developed, strengthened or improved, and then our company can customize, devise and implement the newly structured programs specifically to the organization’s needs. I have previous experience offering consultations and deposition as a human resources expert witness.

Child Care Safety Expert Witness CO 523897

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience working in childcare safety. I have worked with sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, bullying and interpersonal violence, child safety; child abuse recognition, prevention and injury in institutional settings (i.e. schools, churches, foster care, youth groups, day care, treatment centers, residential facilities and hospitals); failure to supervise; interpersonal violence and bullying; sexual abuse by teachers, clergy or staff members and child-on-child abuse. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a childcare safety expert witness.

Health Administration Expert Witness 502146

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years of experience in the field of Health Administration, with expertise in adolescent and adult residential, mental health outpatient clinics. I have experience with group homes, foster family agencies, mental health programs, and skilled nursing facilities (IMD/STP). I am familiar with the creation and moderation of compliance programs, including policies and procedures, code of conduct, compliance manuals, and annual OIG reports. I have prior experience offering my services as a health administration expert witness.

Medical Billing & Coding Expert Witness Louisiana 524692

Expertise Description

I have over 15 years experience in Medical Billing & Coding with a focus in education, healthcare compliance, government regulations, electronic health record development and implementation, and healthcare management. I have prior experience providing my services as a medical billing and coding expert witness.

Accounting Policies Expert Witness 524468

Expertise Description

I have spent over 30 years working with Accounting Policies & Procedures. My areas of expertise include financial reporting and disclosure, SEC regulations, accounting for financial instruments (loans, securities, derivatives and hedging, repurchase agreements, fair value, stock-based compensation, stock options, securitizations, SPEs, VIEs, complex securities), and auditing. I have provided consultations and deposition as an accounting policies expert witness for more than 5 years.

Securities Industry Expert Witness 523204

Expertise Description

With more than 60 years of experience in the Securities Industry, I have an expertise in regulatory, sales practice and capital compliance, operations, clearing firm issues including liability, procedures, comparison and settlement and internal controls. I have spent over 35 years providing deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony as a securities industry expert witness.

Medical Billing Expert Witness 523506

Expertise Description

I have over 15 years experience in medical billing. I have worked with policies and procedures for billing, collections, coding compliance, reimbursement policies, denials, refunds, collections, and accounts receivable, using MicroMD practice management software and Praxis Electronic Medical Records software; computed data for monthly reports and annual executive reports; billing, collection, scheduling, and records maintenance. I have prior experience offering consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition as a medical billing expert witness.

Roadside Safety Engineering Expert Witness 523144

Expertise Description

I am experienced in the field of roadside safety engineering. While working at a prominent research institute in the field of transportation safety engineering, I assisted in constructing roadside and median safety features for the purpose of conducting standardized crash testing according to NCHRP Report 350 and MASH test protocols. I also documented some of those tests by recording observations, taking measurements of various forms of damage, and compiling technical reports. I also researched ditches, crash cushions, low-volume roads, trees, cable guardrail, W-beam guardrail, concrete median barriers, and temporary concrete barriers. I also investigated the fracture behavior of thin steel under dynamic loading conditions. I am familiar with dynamic and static component testing, computer simulation via LS-Dyna, and full-scale crash testing for Federal approval of highway safety appurtenances. I have also taught classes on elasticity, continuum mechanics, fracture mechanics, and LS-Dyna. I have also conducted a statistical analysis of the in-service performance of guardrail terminals. I have offered my services as a roadside safety engineering expert witness by providing consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.

Internet Security Expert California 515461

Expertise Description

For more than 10 years, I have been deeply involved with application security, the security development lifecycle, secure coding, cybersecurity, viruses, risk mitigation, risk assessment, responsible disclosure, hacking techniques, applied encryption, denial of service, online banking security, cryptocurrencies (bitcoin), information privacy principles, information privacy technologies, and banking regulations (FFIEC). My career has been focused on application security, Cloud security, identifying, developing and implementing processes across the organization to reduce information and information technology (IT) risks. I have additional expertise in leading security incident response, establishing appropriate standards and controls, defining and managing security technologies, and directing the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures.

Chinese Economy and Auto Industry Expert Witness 521265

Expertise Description

With more than 25 years experience in Economics, my expertise is in auction theory, industrial organization, competition and regulatory policies, and the Chinese economy. My work is concerned with collusion, entry, investments and resale in auction markets; all-units discounts and other loyalty programs; competition in international telephone markets; Nash bargaining with log-convexity; platform competition and standardization; and economic analysis of competition policy and the implications for China. I have also spent over 15 years as an economics expert witness.

Legal Nursing Expert CT 520238

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Nursing with a focus on patient care in relation to Skin /Wound/Ostomy issues; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and Legal Nurse Consulting. I have also spent time working as a legal nursing expert witness in Connecticut by providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Sports Law and Management Expert 508096

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Sports Law. My expertise includes contracts, torts, IP, gender equity, athletics program management, NCAA compliance, enforcement and infractions cases, and damages. I am a frequent speaker at conferences and professional seminars and have been interviewed on sports law issues for various national and local media outlets. My views on sports law, college athletics, and careers in sport have been presented in. I currently serve as outside counsel for a professional baseball team and for a division I college conference. I have prior expert witness experience.

Real Estate Investment 56945

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience practicing real estate, specializing in real estate management, real estate investments, and real estate marketing. My expertise includes: assisted housing; commercial real estate investments; energy conservation; property beautification; property management; residential real estate investments; real estate marketing; real estate management, policies and procedures; and sales. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Physicians Assistant 449599

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years experience as a Physician’s Assistant with expertise in Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine. My additional experience includes obtaining histories, completing physical assessments, ordering and interpreting diagnostics studies, surgical / interventional procedures (suturing, incision and drainage procedures, fracture reduction and splinting), developing medical plans including prescription medication implementation and management, and consultations with supervising physicians. I have prior expert witness experience.