Homicide Expert Witnesses

Homicide 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 homicide. The homicide expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anatomic Pathology, Brain Injury Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Firearms & Ballistics, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Psychology, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Neurology, Pharmaceutical Research, Police Practices & Procedures, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Telemedicine.

Adel Shaker, MD, LLB, FCAP Board Certified Anatomic & Forensic Pathologist - International Medical Legal Forensic Experts, LLC

Huntsville, Alabama
Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology - Autopsy, independent medical examiner, autopsy review, cause of death, manner of death, wrongful death, nursing home death, medical malpractice, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, body assault, motor vehicle accident, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, custody police death, jail
The area of expertise in which Dr. Shaker will be tendered is pathology, including but not limited to general pathology, Anatomic pathology, Clinical pathology, & Forensic Pathology. Over 30 years of experience as practicing, fully licensed pathologist with extensive training in forensic pathology & testifying as an expert witness in many cases. Earned his law degree and was involved in national and international high profile cases. He's fluent multilingual. Cases review include but not limited to autopsy review, cause and manner of death, wrongful death, police intervention and custody death, nursing home death and elder abuse/ neglect, wounds evaluation, occupational and industrial accidents, suicide, domestic violence, child/elder abuse, toxicology,drug overdose, sexual crime, firearm injuries, variable injuries/trauma and self inflicted wounds. I am available for a no-charge initial consultation (free screening of case).

Dan Field, MD, FACEP MDexperts

Sacramento, California
Emergency Medicine, Forensic Medicine - case triage, case evaluation, case feasibility, general medicine, chief medical officer, injury, strangulation, domestic violence, child abuse, homicide, urgent care, criminal law, gunshot wounds, firearms, abem, utilization management, medical malpractice, compensation, stab wounds, jail
Dr. Field is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His practice spans more than 30 years with experience and training in medical emergencies, trauma, stab wounds, gunshot wounds, motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, broken bones, police use of force, and injury care. Dr. Field, a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, serves the Sacramento County Sheriff SED (SWAT) team as a medical control officer. He has small arms training and previously held a federal firearms dealer license. Dr. Field also serves the California Medical Board as an Expert Consultant and Reviewer. Dr. Field qualified as an expert witness / consultant for cases involving gunshot wounds, assault, domestic violence, strangulation, cardiovascular health, child abuse, medical malpractice, utilization management, sex crimes, car crashes, and more. Specifically, Dr. Field has qualified in county/ state superior court, federal district court, militar...

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, Homicide, Child sexual abuse disclosures,, workplace violence, risk assessment, IME, personal injury, trauma, PTSD, worker's compensation, employment discrimination, violence, mental health, forensic evaluation, psychological assessmen
I have worked in academia as a professor for almost 30 years. In that capacity, I engaged in research, teaching, mentoring/supervision, and clinical work, focusing on the psychological consequences of trauma, violence and victimization. During graduate school and internship, i received specialized training in forensic psychology. I have been practicing forensic psychology independently since receiving my first license to practice in 1998. In addition to my academic appointment, I also work regularly as an expert witness, legal consultant, and forensic psychologist in civil, family and criminal (civilian and military) cases. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations and federally funded research grants. I have conducted many professional trainings for attorneys, other legal/court professionals, mental health professional, and medical professionals.

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

California
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Jeff Victoroff, M.D. University of Southern California

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Brain Injury Medicine, Neurology - Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, brain injury, concussion, stroke, epilepsy, PTSD, dementia, competency to stand trial, testamentary capacity, criminal, homicide
Dr. Victoroff is a Harvard trained, triple board certified neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and psychiatrist. He serves as Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific articles, and the principal author and editor of Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy (Cambridge University Press, 2019). He was selected by the Surgeon General to be one of the founding neurologists of the NFL Neurologic Care Program. Dr. Victoroff has served as an expert witness for 25 years, testifying in 45 depositions and 19 trials. He has been qualified by Municipal, State, and Federal courts to testify in all aspects of neurology and psychiatry. His subspecialty expertise is in traumatic brain injury, although he has also testified in cases of dementia, stroke, epilepsy, neurorehabilitation, PTSD, aggression and violence, testamentary capacity, competence to stand trial, undue in...

Francisco J. Diaz, MD, FCAP FASCP Med Legal Pro, LLC

District Of Columbia
Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology - Cause of death, manner of death and mechanisms of death, wound interpretation, autopsy review, overdose, drugs, elder abuse, nursing home death, road traffic accidents, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, conscious pain and suffering.
Award-winning pathologist. Board-certified in both forensic and anatomic pathology. George Washington University Faculty. Former Michigan Faculty. Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. National and international speaking experience. Extensive Medical Examiner Experience – has conducted in excess of 9000 cause of death evaluations. More than 400 court appearances as an expert witness. Co-Author of Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death 5th Edition.

Glenn M Bukata Bukata Crime Scene Consulting, LLC

Port St. Lucie, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Firearms & Ballistics - Homicide, Infanticide, Suicide, Self-Defense, Overdoses, Police Involved Shootings, In Custody Deaths, Drowning, Ballistics, Skeletal Remains, Hit and Run Fatalities, Mechanical Product Failure, Industrial Accidents, Interview & Interrogation, Cold Cases, Crime Scene Management and Testifying.
Motivated thirty-four-year law enforcement veteran with a twenty-two years’ experience in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division Robbery and Homicide Units. Expertise in death and injury investigations. Involved in over Five-Hundred death investigations related to Homicide, Infanticide, Suicide, Murdered of Law Enforcement Officers, Self-Defense, Police Involved Shootings, Drowning, Family Murders/Suicide, Dismemberment of Human Remains, Skeletal Remains, Hit and Run Traffic Fatalities, Human Smuggling, Accidental Drug Overdoses, Drug Trafficking, Consumer and Mechanical Product Failure, Industrial Workplace Misfortunes and Fatalities involving Public Transportation with Aircrafts, Trains and Vessels. Participated in hundreds of postmortem examinations and collaborated with Medicolegal Professionals such as Medical Examiners, Forensics Odontologists, Entomologist, Toxicologist, Biologist, Archeologist and Forensic Anthropologist in determining the cau...

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

Gainesville, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

Georgia
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Francisco J. Diaz, MD, FCAP FASCP Med Legal Pro, LLC

Michigan
Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology - Cause of death, manner of death and mechanisms of death, wound interpretation, autopsy review, overdose, drugs, elder abuse, nursing home death, road traffic accidents, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, conscious pain and suffering.
Award-winning pathologist. Board-certified in both forensic and anatomic pathology. George Washington University Faculty. Former Michigan Faculty. Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. National and international speaking experience. Extensive Medical Examiner Experience – has conducted in excess of 9000 cause of death evaluations. More than 400 court appearances as an expert witness. Co-Author of Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death 5th Edition.

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

New York
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Tamara Vega, MD, FACEP

North Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Telemedicine - Trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, airway, pulmonary embolus, Covid, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), hand injuries, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, overdose, toxicology, medication errors, sexual assault, battery, homicide, disability, Workers Compensation
20+ years Emergency Medicine experience with extensive teaching experience at the medical school and graduate medical education level. Former Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida. Experience with depositions and testifying at trial including multiple sexual assault cases as well as a murder trial. Full-time clinical Emergency Medicine practice.

Francisco J. Diaz, MD, FCAP FASCP Med Legal Pro, LLC

Ohio
Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology - Cause of death, manner of death and mechanisms of death, wound interpretation, autopsy review, overdose, drugs, elder abuse, nursing home death, road traffic accidents, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, conscious pain and suffering.
Award-winning pathologist. Board-certified in both forensic and anatomic pathology. George Washington University Faculty. Former Michigan Faculty. Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. National and international speaking experience. Extensive Medical Examiner Experience – has conducted in excess of 9000 cause of death evaluations. More than 400 court appearances as an expert witness. Co-Author of Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death 5th Edition.

Francisco J. Diaz, MD, FCAP FASCP Med Legal Pro, LLC

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology - Cause of death, manner of death and mechanisms of death, wound interpretation, autopsy review, overdose, drugs, elder abuse, nursing home death, road traffic accidents, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, conscious pain and suffering.
Award-winning pathologist. Board-certified in both forensic and anatomic pathology. George Washington University Faculty. Former Michigan Faculty. Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. National and international speaking experience. Extensive Medical Examiner Experience – has conducted in excess of 9000 cause of death evaluations. More than 400 court appearances as an expert witness. Co-Author of Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death 5th Edition.

Adel Shaker, MD, LLB, FCAP Board Certified Anatomic & Forensic Pathologist - International Medical Legal Forensic Experts, LLC

Texas
Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology - Autopsy, independent medical examiner, autopsy review, cause of death, manner of death, wrongful death, nursing home death, medical malpractice, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, body assault, motor vehicle accident, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, custody police death, jail
The area of expertise in which Dr. Shaker will be tendered is pathology, including but not limited to general pathology, Anatomic pathology, Clinical pathology, & Forensic Pathology. Over 30 years of experience as practicing, fully licensed pathologist with extensive training in forensic pathology & testifying as an expert witness in many cases. Earned his law degree and was involved in national and international high profile cases. He's fluent multilingual. Cases review include but not limited to autopsy review, cause and manner of death, wrongful death, police intervention and custody death, nursing home death and elder abuse/ neglect, wounds evaluation, occupational and industrial accidents, suicide, domestic violence, child/elder abuse, toxicology,drug overdose, sexual crime, firearm injuries, variable injuries/trauma and self inflicted wounds. I am available for a no-charge initial consultation (free screening of case).

Josef Witt-Doerring

Park City, Utah
Psychiatry, Pharmaceutical Research - Psychiatric Adverse Reactions, Side Effects, Suicide, Homicide, Involuntary Intoxication
Dr. Josef Witt-Doerring is board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the accurate identification of psychiatric adverse drug reactions. Currently, Dr. Witt-Doerring is the supervising Medical Director for telepsychiatric services for emergency room and consult-liaison psychiatry for HCA Healthcare's TriStar Division in Tennessee. Within this role, he oversees the quality of psychiatric care for 18 psychiatrists working in a division comprised of 11 hospitals and 4 freestanding emergency rooms. Dr. Witt-Doerring also sees outpatients in his private practice that focuses issues pertaining to psychiatric adverse reactions. Previously, Dr. Witt-Doerring served as a Medical Officer within the Division of Psychiatry at the Food and Drug Administration, where he analyzed emergent safety issues for psychiatric drugs and proposed strategies to mitigate risk. Before that, he completed a fellowship in Psychiatric Drug Development at Janssen Research & Development whilst also holdin...

Frank R. Vanecek

Oak Harbor, Washington
Police Practices & Procedures - Fingerprints, Homicide, Gangs, Narcotics, Rico, False arrest, False Conviction, Use of Force, Biometrics, Identification, Crime Scene, Investigation, Policy and Procedure, Incident Management, Firearms, Firearms Instruction, Workplace Investigations, Terrorism, K-9
Police Practices Expert with over 38 years of law enforcement experience at city, county, state and federal level. Assignments worked included Patrol, K-9, Detectives, Narcotics/Task Force (DEA), Special Investigations and Internal Affairs, Organized Crime, Gaming, Metro Fugitive, Metro Gang, Major Crimes/Homicide, Dignitary Protection, Security Manager, Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Identification and NICS Manager, Investigations in Indian Country, Officer Involved Shooting Team Coordinator, Joint Terrorism Task Force (FBI), Crime Scenes. Have testified as an expert in Gang Homicide/False Conviction Case in Chicago area, and previously as an expert in several areas while working for the government. Adjunct Professor (Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA) since 2014 teaching Criminal Investigation, Investigative Report Writing, Legal Aspects of Evidence and Introduction to Criminal Justice.