Sexual Assault Expert Witnesses

Sexual assault 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 assault. The sexual assault expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anatomic Pathology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, Internal Medicine, Investigation, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Legal Nurse Consulting, Long Term Care, Medical Management, Nurse, and Occupational Therapy.

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).

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

Alabama
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

Amber J. O'Malley, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-C 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 master's prepared RN of 18 years. She has 9 years of specialty practice as a Forensic Nurse Examiner and is board certified as an Advanced Forensic Nurse, Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and an Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She routinely provides and has provided over 650 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 education and experience in every component of the medical and evidentiary care of the assault/abuse patient. She is an expert on the background and lethality of strangulation, mechanisms of manual strangulation of the neck, signs and symptoms of strangulation injury, & medical protocols and interventions. She is an expert on sexual abuse and assault, including anogenital findings and injury with interpretation related to sexual contact, bodily injury in assault, STI and infectio...

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.

Neda Khodaparast, Psy.D, QME The Green Room Psychological Services Inc.

San Diego, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Childhood sexual abuse, Sexual Assault, Trauma, PTSD

Craig McLaren First Response Law Enforcement Consulting Group

Santa Clarita, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Crowd Control, Use of Force/Excessive Force Inadequate/Negligent Security, Informants, Evidence Preservation, Chain of Custody, Sexual Assault, Drug Enforcement, Gangs, Surveillance, Vice, Prostitution, Gambling, Vehicle Pursuits, School Shootings, Workplace Violence
Vastly Experienced Police Expert. Over 31 years as a Los Angeles Police Officer. Expertise in General Police Procedure, Community Based Policing, Patrol Car, Bicycle, and Foot beat tactics. Worked Los Angeles Police Department C.R.A.S.H. (Gang) unit. Trained / Taught new officers for 24 years in all facets of Police work. Including Use of Force and Use of Deadly Force (Officer Involved Shootings) as well as Evidence Preservation and Chain of Custody. Worked as L.A.P.D Employee Representative involved in over 50 Divisional and Internal Affairs investigations/ interviews. Worked undercover in Narcotics Field Enforcement Section. Court qualified and department certified expert in Narcotics and Gangs. Testified in approximately 50 Preliminary Hearings and Trials. Expertise in the use of Certified Reliable Informants and Surveillance. Worked, undercover in numerous Prostitution task forces as well as Massage Parlors, Alcohol Beverage Control enforcement and Gambling locations. Attended C...

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.

Dr. Erin Rose, DNP, MSN, ACNP-BC Erin Rose & Associates, Inc.

Naples, Florida
Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - emergency medicine,critical care,trauma,stroke, cardiac arrest,nurse practitioner,acute care, medication errors,legal consulting,urgent care, cardiovascular,sepsis,record tampering,spinal injuries,sexual assault,abuse and neglect,ICU,personal injury, nurse,standard of care,surgical site infections
Dr. Rose is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner experienced in critical care and emergency medicine. She has her doctorate degree and a subspecialty in cardiovascular. Her experience includes over 19 years of emergency, intensive care, flight nursing, and trauma (Level I & II). In addition to her clinical experience, she also holds an academic appointment as a professor at the University of South Alabama instructing both master's and doctorate courses. Dr. Rose has occupied the role of testifying expert and legal consultant on many cases with both plaintiff & defense including medical malpractice, mass tort, personal injury, worker’s compensation, product liability, and criminal cases across the United States. Legal consulting services include but are not limited to: screening cases for merit, medical record assessment, and case analysis, research and qualifying the validity of studies relied upon by all parties, interviewing plaintiff and defense clients/key witnesses/experts, a...

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.

Vipul M Kella, MD, MBA FACEP Medlegal Advisors

Potomac, Maryland
Emergency Medicine, Long Term Care - COVID, overdose, anaphylaxis, appendicitis, Medicare fraud, hospital administration, mental health, aortic dissection, sexual assault, myocardial infarction, wound care, fractures, negligence, sepsis, wound care, trauma, cardiac arrest, brain hemorrhage, stroke, medical devices, aneurysm
Dr. Vipul Kella is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been practicing for 15 years and has served as a medical expert for 10 years. He has treated over 60,000- patients in rural, trauma, urban and academic emergency departments. He has over 10 years of experience as a hospital executive and expert witness. He has also consulted for healthcare systems and international companies on hospital safety, compliance, and regulatory standards. He has expertise in the following areas: Airway Emergencies Cardiac Arrest Cardiovascular Disease (myocardial infarction, aortic dissection) Drug Overdose Pulmonary Embolism Cerebrovascular Disease (stroke, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage Nursing Home and Assisted Living Care Medical Fraud and Abuse Sepsis Surgical Emergencies Automobile Injuries Mental Health Trauma Digital Health Dr. Kella provides patient care in the Adventist Healthcare system outside Washington DC.

Susan A Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH

Boston, Massachusetts
Medical Management, Internal Medicine - Hospital Liability, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Administration, Peer Review, Delayed Diagnosis, Missed Diagnosis, EMTALA, Sepsis, Falls, Sexual Assault, Infection Prevention, Credentialing, Privileging, Anticoagulation, Wrong Site Surgery, Medication Error, Safe Discharge
Award winning and highly experienced patient safety physician executive. 20+ years of Hospital and Health System Administration Experience including Chief Quality Officer for 1,900 bed and 4,000 physician healthcare system. Founder and Former President of Society of Physician Quality Officers. Co-Founder and Senior Advisor: Harvard Medical School Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship. 20+ Years’ experience overseeing quality, patient safety, and developing procedures, policies, clinical guidelines and protocols. National and international teaching experience. Harvard educate and trained. Harvard Faculty. Past Vice-President, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Error. Extensive experience in developing programs for hospital quality, patient safety, and peer review and addressing issues such as Joint Commission Standards, Regulatory Quality Requirements, DNV Standards, Credentialing and Privileging, Medical Ethics, Infection Prevent...

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

Glen Rock , New Jersey
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

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.

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

New York
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

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.

Jeffrey Bonner

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice, Police Policies, Domestic Violence, Crowd Control, Use of Force, Excessive Force, Sexual Assault, Drug Enforcement, Surveillance, School Safety, Crisis Intervention, Baton, Taser, Firearm, Electronic Control Device

Joanna L Collins, MFS, F-AAFS LINUS Investigations and Consulting

San Antonio, Texas
Forensic Science, Investigation - Medicolegal death investigations, sexual assault, child sexual & physical abuse, crime scene investigation, evidence integrity, child forensic interviewing, investigative case review, law enforcement & criminal justice, crime scene analysis, int'l training & course development
Former supervisory special agent with expertise in forensic sciences, forensics program management, criminal investigations, crime scene management & processing, expert testimony, training course development/instruction, medicolegal death investigations, sexual assault investigations, child physical & sexual abuse investigations, & child forensic interviewing. Adjunct professor; George Washington University, Dept of Forensic Sciences: graduate-level medicolegal death investigations, and child physical / sexual abuse investigations. Fellow & Board of Directors with the American Academy of Forensic Science. TS/SCI w/ polygraph.

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).