Sexual Abuse Expert Witness

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Sexual abuse 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 sexual abuse. The sexual abuse expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Brain Injury Medicine, Child Abuse, Education & Schools, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Internal Medicine, Legal Nurse Consulting, Neuropsychology, Nurse, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Premises Liability, Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis.

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Amber J. O'Malley, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P O'Malley Forensic Nursing Services, PLLC

Bentonville, Arkansas
Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse - strangulation, domestic violence, petechiae, assault, sexual assault, sexual abuse, rape kit, evidence collection, forensic nurse, sexual assault nurse , neck injury, genital injury
Amber O'Malley is a registered nurse of 18 years. She has 8 years of specialty as a Forensic Nurse Examiner and is board certified as both a pediatric and an adolescent/adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She has provided over 600 comprehensive medical forensic examinations on all ages of victims of crime in the areas of non fatal strangulation, domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual abuse. She has extensive experience and training on the medical assessment and treatment of these patients. She is an expert on manual of strangulation of the neck, signs and symptoms of strangulation, and strangulation-related head and neck injury or lack thereof. She is an expert on sexual assault-related genital injury or lack thereof, forensic evidence collection, and forensic photography. She is confident with public speaking, training, and community education. Amber is experienced in court testimony as both a fact and an expert witness, having testified on cases she was involved with, a...

Suzanne M Dupee, MD

Manhattan Beach, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Emotional Damages, IME. Independent Medical Examination, Child Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Female, Psychiatrist
Dr. Dupee is a triple board certified adult, child & adolescent, forensic psychiatrist. She has been retained in thousands of legal cases for civil (personal injury & employment), family (child custody evaluations, psychiatric evaluations of family law litigants, consultation), criminal, dependency (child abuse), courts as well as conducting insurance disability independent medical examinations & evaluations for the Medical, Dental & Veterinary Boards of California. Dr. Dupee has testified in hundreds of legal cases. She has been retained by plaintiffs and defense. She has extensive experience with evaluating PTSD.

Adrienne Meier, PhD

Pasadena, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations, IME, discrimination, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Sexual Offending, Sexual abuse, Head Injury
Dr. Meier is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Dr. Meier is licensed in California, New York, New Jersey Illinois, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii. She has been retained and qualified as an expert on various civil and criminal forensic cases related to mental health (e.g., emotional damages / distress related to discrimination or injury), neuropsychology (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke etc.), and sexual offending (e.g., risk of reoffending, sexual deviance, sexual abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome). She received specialized training in forensic psychology during an APA-accredited internship at New York University's Bellevue Hospital Center, and she completed neuropsychological training during her post-doctoral fellowship at City of Hope Medical Center. She has also worked within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the California Department of State Hospitals, New York Office of Mental Health (OMH) and...

Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD Stolar Consultation, CPS/DCFS Expert

Murrieta, California
Child Abuse, Social Work - Child Protective Services, Department of Children and Family Services, Investigations, Standard of Care, Removal, Exigency, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Child Death, Child Fatality
Child Abuse/Child Welfare Expert national practice. Completed over 1000 child abuse investigations and interviews, 100’s of removals, 100’s of foster care and adoptive placements. 11 years of field experience working in child protective services as a child abuse investigator, interviewer, trainer, foster care/adoption social worker (2003-2015). Licensed clinical social worker in California since 2009. Trained over 1000 social workers in child abuse investigation and current standards and duties. National trainer on mandated reporting.

Robert L. Wynne, PhD, MFT Robert L Wynne, PhD, MFT

Novato, California
Forensic Psychology, Child Abuse - Psychological trauma, PTSD, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Sexual abuse, Physical abuse, Neglect, Betrayal trauma, Institutional negligence, Wrongful death, Grief, Loss of parental services
In concert with his psychotherapy practice since 1990, Dr. Wynne has 25+ years of forensic and expert witness testimony experience. He has provided expert witness services that include assessment of psychological trauma secondary to sexual and physical abuse, neglect, sex trafficking, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents and institutional negligence. Dr. Wynne has participated in more than 150 forensic evaluations in association with Gilbert Kliman, MD, the Children’s Psychological Trauma Center and Preventive Psychiatry Associates in San Francisco. Cases have involved allegations of sexual trauma perpetrated by priests, coaches, teachers, bus drivers, parents, foster parents.

Stuart C Silverstein, MD, FAAP

Stamford , Connecticut
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - General Pediatrics, Child Abuse, Newborn Care, Foster Care, Pediatric Standard of Care , Pediatrics, Pediatric Urgent Care, Sexual Abuse, Abuse and Neglect, Child Neglect, Custody Evaluation , Dependency Cade Review , Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Florida Expert Witness Certificate - MEEW72
Dr. Silverstein is an award-winning, Board-Certified pediatrician with over 30 years experience as a clinician and medical educator. His current practice includes providing pediatric emergency and urgent care in a highly populated urban setting. Dr. Silverstein has also supervised medical students, residents, and physician assistants in the pediatric emergency room. He is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the New York Medical College. Dr. Silverstein is the author of several books including a Board Review Study Guide used by Pediatric Residents preparing for their specialty certification. Dr. Silverstein has experience providing medical consultation for plaintiffs, prosecutors, and defendants in civil, military and criminal cases. He is experienced in distinguishing between accidental and non – accidental injury, evaluating potential evidence of child neglect, and opining on the pediatric standard of care and pediatric protocols. He has testified in...

William L. Bainbridge, PhD, FACFE William L. Bainbridge, PhD, FACFE & Associates, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Education & Schools, School Safety - school evaluation, sexual abuse, child custody school evaluation, school standards of care, school safety, education standards of care, school related accidents, education, higher education, secondary education, elementary education, playground accidents, athletics and recreation
William L. Bainbridge, Ph.D., FACFE, is a forensic education expert with extensive experience in school, college and preschool related accidents, incidents & sexual abuse/sexual assault and educational evaluation for child custody. He has been court qualified as a schooling and education standards/policy expert in over 30 states. President and CEO of the SchoolMatch® Institute and Distinguished Research Professor at The University of Dayton, he is the former superintendent of three school districts in Ohio and Virginia and served on the executive staff of the Ohio Department of Education.

Jonathan D Gross, Psy.D. Behavioral Health of North Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida
Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Medicine - Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Neuropsychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Fitness for Duty Evaluation, Malingering, Competency to Stand Trial, Psychology, Sexual Abuse, Military Mental Health, Developmental Disorder, Disability, Intellectual Impairment, Autism
Dr. Jonathan Gross is a fellowship-trained neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist with extensive experience in the fields of neuropsychology, neuropsychological rehabilitation, and psychological assessment. He has trained at various centers of excellence including Emory University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Gross holds expertise in the evaluation of traumatic brain injury and other neuromedical conditions including dementia, stroke, and developmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual impairment). His clinical work is largely devoted to serving US Veterans through the VA community provider system where he evaluates and treats veterans for traumatic brain injury, dementia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and associated conditions. Dr. Gross employs a comprehensive and in-depth approach to assessment which allows him to identify a diverse range of factors that contribute to symptoms including effects of brain ...

Adrienne Meier, PhD

Florida
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations, IME, discrimination, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Sexual Offending, Sexual abuse, Head Injury
Dr. Meier is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Dr. Meier is licensed in California, New York, New Jersey Illinois, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii. She has been retained and qualified as an expert on various civil and criminal forensic cases related to mental health (e.g., emotional damages / distress related to discrimination or injury), neuropsychology (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke etc.), and sexual offending (e.g., risk of reoffending, sexual deviance, sexual abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome). She received specialized training in forensic psychology during an APA-accredited internship at New York University's Bellevue Hospital Center, and she completed neuropsychological training during her post-doctoral fellowship at City of Hope Medical Center. She has also worked within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the California Department of State Hospitals, New York Office of Mental Health (OMH) and...

R. Leslie Nichols, CPP, MSSA R.L. Nichols & Associates, LLC

LaGrange, Georgia
School Safety, Premises Liability - sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual molestation, molestation, sexual grooming, bullying, school, church, camp, mentor, afterschool, youth serving organization, sports
Mr. Nichols specializes in cases involving injury to children in schools, churches, camps, mentoring programs, sports organizations, and afterschool programs. From 1994 to 2016 he served as Vice President of safety and facilities for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In that role he shaped the policies and practices that helped protect over 4 million youth at over 4,000 sites in the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, Mr. Nichols entered private practice in two specialized areas: as a school safety/security consultant and as an expert witness on child sexual abuse cases involving organizations. Mr. Nichols has authored, co-authored, or contributed to over 40 articles and publications concerning protecting people from harm. He is the past president of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, is a board-certified protection professional, has a Master's Degree in Security Administration, and has been a licensed architect since 1982. He has been retained as an e...

Prudence Gourguechon, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, psychological injury, depression, anxiety disorder, trauma, emotional trauma, therapy, psychotherapy, executive malfeasance, moral injury, leadership assessment, leadership competency
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in active clinical practice since 1983. Yale and Michigan-educated, Northwestern-trained. Past President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Former Northwestern Faculty. Former Dean of Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Published author and invited speaker. Clinical expertise in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, moral injury and other types of emotional injury and psychological damage due to trauma, discrimination, accidents, abuse (including the effect of childhood abuse in adulthood) and harassment. 10+ years’ experience as an expert witness and independent medical examiner.

Sadie Elisseou Trauma-Informed Practices, LLC

Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Internal Medicine, Child Abuse - Trauma-informed care, trauma-informed, trauma, PTSD, assault, sexual abuse, neglect, depression, suicide, stress, burnout, maltreatment, TIC
Dr. Elisseou is a primary care physician in the VA healthcare system, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, and an internationally recognized expert in the field of trauma-informed care (TIC). TIC is a well-established framework for supporting survivors of physical, sexual, psychological, or transgenerational trauma. Dr. Elisseou is the nation's expert in trauma-informed physical examination, a framework for how clinicians should speak and behave during medical appointments in a manner that enhances patient safety, autonomy, and trust. Her award-winning curriculum on this subject is now being taught at medical schools across the country, as the new standard method of examining patients. During the pandemic, she also worked with colleagues to publish a novel toolkit for trauma-informed telehealth care. As a subject matter expert, Dr. Elisseou enjoys education, research, speaking, and consulting in the field of TIC. She is frequently invite...

Donald L Sherak, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Forensic Psychiatry, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Effects of Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Child Testimony, Standard of Care, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay, Brain Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Fitness for Duty, Record Review
Dr. Sherak is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Over the past 30 years Dr. Sherak has been an invited trainer at professional organizations of physicians, nurses, social workers, attorneys, EMTs, and physicians in training. Dr. Sherak served as Medical Director of the Whitney Academy, a residential school treating Intellectually Disabled and Developmentally Delayed adolescent male sexual offenders, for 17 years and he continues to work with and consult on this population ans well as on individuals with Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay and Brain Injury. Dr. Sherak has provided over 200 Fitness for Duty assessments for the United States Postal Service, local Police and Fire Departments and biohazard labs.

Edward F. Dragan, EdD, MEL School Liability Expert Group

Lambertville, New Jersey
Education & Schools, School Safety - Title IX, 1983, wrongful death, school and youth-serving agency liability, negligent hiring, personal injury, sexual abuse, harassment and bullying, student/child supervision, special education, child custody & school review, daycare, camps, colleges & universities.
At School Liability Expert Group we provide services from case inception through resolution. Determining the merit of a case, assisting with the development of pleadings, deposition focus and questions, conducting file and deposition review and analysis, developing expert reports, and offering testimony at deposition and trial are some of the services provided. Through the experience of its founder and principal expert witness, Dr. Dragan, and expert witness Dr. Jorden Schiff, along with a highly trained staff, School Liability Expert Group, provides quality comprehensive services for plaintiff and defendant attorneys in high-profile and complicated cases. Dr. Dragan has a doctorate in Education Administration and Supervision from Rutgers University, a master’s in Education Law from the University of New Hampshire, School of Law, and a master’s in Special Education from The College of New Jersey. He is the author of The Bully Action Guide: How to Help Your Child and How to Get You...

Stuart C Silverstein, MD, FAAP

New York
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - General Pediatrics, Child Abuse, Newborn Care, Foster Care, Pediatric Standard of Care , Pediatrics, Pediatric Urgent Care, Sexual Abuse, Abuse and Neglect, Child Neglect, Custody Evaluation , Dependency Cade Review , Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Florida Expert Witness Certificate - MEEW72
Dr. Silverstein is an award-winning, Board-Certified pediatrician with over 30 years experience as a clinician and medical educator. His current practice includes providing pediatric emergency and urgent care in a highly populated urban setting. Dr. Silverstein has also supervised medical students, residents, and physician assistants in the pediatric emergency room. He is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the New York Medical College. Dr. Silverstein is the author of several books including a Board Review Study Guide used by Pediatric Residents preparing for their specialty certification. Dr. Silverstein has experience providing medical consultation for plaintiffs, prosecutors, and defendants in civil, military and criminal cases. He is experienced in distinguishing between accidental and non – accidental injury, evaluating potential evidence of child neglect, and opining on the pediatric standard of care and pediatric protocols. He has testified in...

Denise K. Crockett, PH.D. Crockett Assessment & Trauma Services, LLD

North Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychology - PTSD & COMPLEX PTSD in areas of children sexual abuse, physical abuse, abandonment issues, Military Sexual Trauma, VA's with determining percent disability, adult sexual, physical and emotional abuse, quantitative assessment that can be used in court under the Daubert challenge.
Certified trauma treatment specialist, certified from SEAK on expert witness tesimony, licensed professional counselor, and in charge of a 501-c3 entitled purple promise..a thread of hope - this organization treats individuals on a sliding fee for people who don't have the financial capabilty to go to a therapist, used best practices techniques such as art therapy, employs an art therapist in training to assist with these projects, can work with both quanititative and qualititative data

Frank A. Fetterolf, M.D. Frank A. Fetterolf, M.D. LLC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Disability, Emotional Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment/Discrimination, Spousal Abuse, Stalking, Stress, Sexual Trauma, Rape, Molestation, Incest, Adult Sequelae of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Dr. Fetterolf has dedicated most of his life to learning about and caring for the mind. His curiosity drew him to studies at Cornell University, which ranged from the philosophy of mind to neurobiology of behavior. After studying neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, he decided to attend medical school. Here, he fell in love with psychiatry because each patient had a unique story. Dr. Fetterolf sought his graduate medical education at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, one of the nation's largest and most renowned university-affiliated psychiatric hospitals. To become a psychiatrist who also provides psychotherapy, he received advanced training at the Columbia University and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Centers. Dr. Fetterolf is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. He provides forensic consultation related to civil and criminal matters. His clinical experience offering comprehe...

David T Springer, MD

Media, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Disability Evaluations, Peer Review, Independent Medical Examinations, Employment, Medical Record Review, Fitness for Duty, Medical Malpractice
I am a Board-Certified psychiatrist and have had extensive clinical and forensic psychiatric experience throughout my career. I have performed hundreds of forensic evaluations, including IMEs, disability determination, return to work and worker’s compensation evaluations. I have been an expert witness in dozens of cases involving civil litigation, including victims of sexual abuse and employment issues, as well as medical malpractice defense regarding plaintiff's claims of psychiatric injury. In the course of my career, I have been deposed multiple times and have also testified in court on a number of occasions. I have been in private practice for over 30 years treating a wide variety of patients. In addition, I was a Residency Training Director for seven years, Medical Director of a psychiatric hospital for seven years, worked in two correctional facilities for three years and currently work in a Department of Veterans Affairs’ outpatient clinic. I have also taught Drexel U...

Denise K. Crockett, PH.D. Crockett Assessment & Trauma Services, LLD

Taylors, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychology - PTSD & COMPLEX PTSD in areas of children sexual abuse, physical abuse, abandonment issues, Military Sexual Trauma, VA's with determining percent disability, adult sexual, physical and emotional abuse, quantitative assessment that can be used in court under the Daubert challenge.
Certified trauma treatment specialist, certified from SEAK on expert witness tesimony, licensed professional counselor, and in charge of a 501-c3 entitled purple promise..a thread of hope - this organization treats individuals on a sliding fee for people who don't have the financial capabilty to go to a therapist, used best practices techniques such as art therapy, employs an art therapist in training to assist with these projects, can work with both quanititative and qualititative data