Family Law Expert Witnesses

Family law expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on family law. The family law expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accounting, Appraisal & Valuation, Business Valuation, Disability Evaluation, Employment, Fraud, Legal, Life Care Planning, Personal Property Appraiser, Real Estate Appraiser, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Janet Chase, ASA, ABV, CEIV, CPA South Park Advisors

Phoenix, Arizona
Appraisal & Valuation, Accounting - technical accounting, fair value accounting, economic damages, financial reporting, lost profits, family law, business valuation, corporate litigation, forensic accounting
Janet has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, audit, tax, and finance, including 20 years of experience providing valuation, forensic accounting and litigation services to both private and public companies ranging in size from start-ups to over $1 billion in sales. Her experience includes leadership roles at a Big Four Accounting Firm, as well as global executive involvement for brands such as Bausch & Lomb, Ray Ban, and Birds-Eye Foods. Janet’s accounting and tax experience includes three years as Corporate Audit Manager for a technology-based healthcare company with sales of over $2 billion and 100 locations worldwide, two years as a Finance Director for the Southeast Asia Region based in Singapore for the same company, and two years as Tax Manager for a producer and marketer of processed food products with sales of $800 million and tax filings in 36 states. Her valuation, forensic accounting and litigation experience includes ten years at a national boutique valuatio...

Brad L. Bassi, SRA, MBA Straw Hat Enterprises, Inc

Temecula, California
Real Estate Appraiser, Appraisal & Valuation - Residential Litigation Appraisals for Horse Ranch, Custom Home, Residential Vacant Land, Easement and Encroachment litigation, Wildfire Residential Appraisal Litigation, Agriculture Appraisals, Family Law litigation, Estate Tax appraisals including Donation and gifting, Bankruptcy litigation
Award-winning residential real estate appraiser. Certified residential appraiser. 30+ years’ experience. Appraised or consulted on over 6,500 properties including approximately 1,500 Wildfire Litigation Appraisals, over 150 Estate and Family Appraisal Assignments, 800 complex custom homes, 35 Horse ranches, 600 residential land appraisals, 150 manufactured homes on acreage, as well as tract homes and condos. Experienced expert witness at both deposition & trial. Have completed appraisals on easement and encroachment cases and have provided litigation consulting services on illegal grading and potential litigation including work on Bankruptcy and Family Law.

Julie Jansen Julie Jansen, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Vocational Rehabilitation - Vocational Evaluation and Expert Testimony for Marital Dissolution/Divorce, Family Law, Employment - Vocational Expert, Vocational Evaluation, Job Analysis, Labor Market Surveys, Earning Capacity, Employability, Career Change, Job Search Effectiveness, Wrongful Termination.

Jeffrey D Joy, Ph.D., MBA, CRC, CEA, ABVE-D Vocational Dynamics, LLC

Cheshire, Connecticut
Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation - Vocational Opinions, Labor Market Surveys, Testing, Evaluation, Earning Capacity, Disability, Employment, Personal Injury, Family Law, Workers Compensation, Social Security, Wrongful Termination, ADA, ERISA/Long-Term Disability
Dr. Joy has 20 years experience working with persons with disabilities in both employment and vocational rehabilitation settings. Presently, Dr. Joy consults as a Vocational Expert (VE) in a variety of litigated settings such as in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, ERISA, Wrongful Imprisonment, Employment Discrimination and Family Law matters. Dr. Joy is a Board Certified Vocational Expert (ABVE-D) and a Certified Earnings Analyst (CEA). In 2017, Dr. Joy earned a Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, he earned a Masters Degree in Education and Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University in 1999 and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 2003. He also is credentialed nationally as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Joy teaches Assessment and Research Design within the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy Department at Centra...

Douglas Kneller

Holly Hill, Florida
Legal - Legal Malpractice Expert Witness for Divorce, Marital Law, Family Law, Custody, Property Division, Alimony, Support, Child Support, Attorney Fees/Costs, Mediation, and all other matters involved in a Dissolution of Marriage or Modification of a Dissolution of Marriage or Paternity Action.
For the State of Florida, I provide expert review and testimony regarding legal malpractice for Marital and Family Law, that is, all issues related to a Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage and Modifications thereto). I am a Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar (25 years) and I am Board Certified in Family Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (6 years). I have participated in over 3000 Marital and Family Law matters over the last 31 years of my Martial and Family Law practice. Divorce Malpractice is much more common than currently recognized by the spouse or former spouse in their case for many reasons. I am available to review the case and provide an initial opinion to Marital and Family Law malpractice, and provide expert testimony if my initial opinion finds the standard of care was violated by their attorney (legal malpractice). i am available 24/7/365 via my cell phone (text/call) at 386-212-2799.

Randy J Salmons, PhD, CRC-CVE

Orlando, Florida
Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment - Personal Injury/Voc Rehab, Loss of Earnings Capacity, Family Law, Workers' Compensation/Voc Rehab, Employment Discrimination, Career Counseling
Dr. Salmons has practiced in Central Florida for over 20 years. Dr. Salmons is able to use standard, approved methodology to establish earning capacities in a wide range of impairments in workers' compensation and personal injury. Also Dr. Salmons offers his expertise in the family law area. Professionally licensed as a Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida Dr. Salmons is able to consider the mental as well as the physical dynamics of returning to work. A national certified Vocationally Evaluator and Rehabilitation Counselor , member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Dr. Salmons Ph.D. in counseling assures clients of the highest possible standard in creditable research and testimony. Located near Orlando, Dr. Salmons does not charge travel fees to Tampa , Jacksonville or other close by cities.

Kourtney Layton, MRC, CRC, LVRC, ABVE/D, IPEC, CLCP, CVE, CIWCS-A Kourtney Layton & Associates

Idaho
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal injury, divorce, family law, worker's compensation, life care planner, vocational analysis, employment, disability, Social Security, ADA, self-employment, duty of care for persons with disabilities, historical billing review/reasonableness of billing.
Kourtney Layton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the State of Utah, and a Diplomate with the American Board of Vocational Experts. She is also a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). In addition to her private vocational rehabilitation and job placement practice, Ms. Layton performs vocational analysis, life care planning and earning capacity assessment services in family law, Social Security, worker’s compensation and personal injury settings. She also regularly provides testimony as a Vocational Expert in administrative hearings for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and for the Utah Department of Health Medicaid Division. Although Ms. Layton primarily practices in Utah, Nevada and Idaho (with offices in Eastern Idaho, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas), she provides services nation...

Dustan Bonnin, MAFF CVA MBA Catapult Intelligence

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Business Valuation, Fraud - Financial Forensics, Litigation Support, Fraud, Family Law, Family Limited Partnerships, Operations, Start-ups, Biotechnology, Small Business.
FORWARD. "The ideal expert (1) has never testified before and has no relationship with the hiring attorney, firm, or client, so that the jury will be disinclined to regard him as a hired gun, but (2) has substantial experience in litigation analyses, testimony, and response to cross-examination. This prospective expert does not exist. The lawyer must weight the risks and rewards..." - Weil, Litigation Services Handbook (2017). FORENSIC VALUATION QUALIFICATIONS. Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) via the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). SELECTED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. Family Law Financial Forensics, Matrimonial Litigation Services, Valuation of Real Estate Holding Companies, Regression, Monte Carlo Simulation. PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE EXAMPLES. Consumer products, financial technology, healthcare IT, life sciences R&D, software, analytics, electrical manufacturing, motors & generators, a...

Kourtney Layton, MRC, CRC, LVRC, ABVE/D, IPEC, CLCP, CVE, CIWCS-A Kourtney Layton & Associates

Nevada
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal injury, divorce, family law, worker's compensation, life care planner, vocational analysis, employment, disability, Social Security, ADA, self-employment, duty of care for persons with disabilities, historical billing review/reasonableness of billing.
Kourtney Layton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the State of Utah, and a Diplomate with the American Board of Vocational Experts. She is also a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). In addition to her private vocational rehabilitation and job placement practice, Ms. Layton performs vocational analysis, life care planning and earning capacity assessment services in family law, Social Security, worker’s compensation and personal injury settings. She also regularly provides testimony as a Vocational Expert in administrative hearings for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and for the Utah Department of Health Medicaid Division. Although Ms. Layton primarily practices in Utah, Nevada and Idaho (with offices in Eastern Idaho, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas), she provides services nation...

Julie Jansen Julie Jansen, LLC

New York
Vocational Rehabilitation - Vocational Evaluation and Expert Testimony for Marital Dissolution/Divorce, Family Law, Employment - Vocational Expert, Vocational Evaluation, Job Analysis, Labor Market Surveys, Earning Capacity, Employability, Career Change, Job Search Effectiveness, Wrongful Termination.

Julie Marie Sawyer-Little, M.S., OT/L, CRC, CLCP, ABVE-F Sawyer Consulting, LLC

Apex, North Carolina
Life Care Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation - Family Law, Employment Law, ADA
My professional practice focuses on evaluating cases for both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers compensation, family law, and long-term disability. My overall goal is to provide an objective review and analysis of the case and outline opinions regarding vocational potential and future medical needs (if applicable). I am available for a consultation by phone to ensure that my qualifications and expertise are a good fit for the case being considered.

Kelly Juhasz, MISt Fine Art Appraisal and Services

Toronto, Ontario
Personal Property Appraiser, Appraisal & Valuation - Insurance Claims, Business Valuation, Estate Law, Family Law, Corporate Litigation, Cultural Property, Donations, Tax Matters, Economic Damages, Tangible and Intangible Personal Property, Fine Art, Paintings, Sculpture.
Kelly is an experienced personal property appraiser specializing in fine art and archival collections. As an expert witness and consultant, she has assisted in cases for tax matters, insurance claims and business dissolution to provide valuations for corporate litigation, determination of cultural property, estate and family law and economic damages. Her appraisal knowledge for personal property is recognized by government agencies, legal firms and cultural institutions throughout North America. Kelly holds a Master of Information Studies, Archival Science from the University of Toronto and a BA (Hons), Art History from the University of Ottawa (partially completed at the University of Siena, Italy). She also holds a Master’s specialization in Knowledge Media Design, University of Toronto and a BA in Communications also from the University of Ottawa. Kelly is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers and is qualified under the Uniform Standards of Professiona...

Julie Marie Sawyer-Little, M.S., OT/L, CRC, CLCP, ABVE-F Sawyer Consulting, LLC

South Carolina
Life Care Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation - Family Law, Employment Law, ADA
My professional practice focuses on evaluating cases for both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers compensation, family law, and long-term disability. My overall goal is to provide an objective review and analysis of the case and outline opinions regarding vocational potential and future medical needs (if applicable). I am available for a consultation by phone to ensure that my qualifications and expertise are a good fit for the case being considered.

Michelle Aliff, Ph.D, CRC, CVE

Keller, Texas
Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Evaluation - Loss of earning capacity, vocational evaluation, worker's compensation, disability, family law, wrongful termination, employment, discrimination, disability access.
Dr. Aliff is a certified rehabilitation counselor with experience in personal injury, discrimination, special education services Social Security disability, workers compensation, and divorce cases. She provides vocational evaluation, earning capacity evaluation, vocational rehabilitation, labor market research, job analysis, job placement, workplace accommodation assessment, and consultation, and vocational expert testimony in state and federal systems. She is also a regional district manager for two Department of Veteran's Administration contracts that provide services to veterans and their families seeking employment and independent living services. Dr. Aliff has participated in numerous cases and has 1000's of hours in case preparation. Her experiences include 16 years in teaching future rehabilitation counselors as a professor in a CORE accredited Masters Program, providing vocational evaluations, and providing testimony. She has published several articles on minimum qualifica...

Kourtney Layton, MRC, CRC, LVRC, ABVE/D, IPEC, CLCP, CVE, CIWCS-A Kourtney Layton & Associates

HIGHLAND, Utah
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal injury, divorce, family law, worker's compensation, life care planner, vocational analysis, employment, disability, Social Security, ADA, self-employment, duty of care for persons with disabilities, historical billing review/reasonableness of billing.
Kourtney Layton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the State of Utah, and a Diplomate with the American Board of Vocational Experts. She is also a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE). In addition to her private vocational rehabilitation and job placement practice, Ms. Layton performs vocational analysis, life care planning and earning capacity assessment services in family law, Social Security, worker’s compensation and personal injury settings. She also regularly provides testimony as a Vocational Expert in administrative hearings for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and for the Utah Department of Health Medicaid Division. Although Ms. Layton primarily practices in Utah, Nevada and Idaho (with offices in Eastern Idaho, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas), she provides services nation...