Sexual Harassment Expert Witness

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Sexual harassment 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 harassment. The sexual harassment expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Athletic Training, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Employment, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Investigation, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Legal, Management, Medical Management, Pediatric Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology.

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Cheri Adrian, PhD Forensic Med Group

Calabasas, California
Psychology - Personal Injury, Psychological Evaluations, Pain Psychology, Malingering & Exaggeration, Credibility, Post Traumatic Stress, Depression & Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse & Assault, Sexual Victimization, Accident Trauma, Fitness for Duty, Expert Psychological Review
Dr. Adrian received her PhD in psychology at UCLA and is a highly qualified examiner with over 25 years of experience in forensics, specializing in assessing psychological injury and credibility in allegations of psychological injury. She was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 10 years, and the Co- Director of the Psychodiagnostic Assessment Service at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital for five years.  She has served for the last 12 years as an Expert for licensing boards in California including the Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Adrian has been named expert in over 50 civil personal injury forensic cases, including wrongful termination, medical malpractice, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and other matters involving allegations of psychological stress and trauma. In addition, provided expert evaluations in 20 cases for Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, plaintiff attorneys in the major a...

Laurie Chua HRPDG

San Diego, California
Employment - Human Resources, ADA, Disability Accommodation, Interactive Process, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Terminations, Hiring
• Highly skilled employment practice professional with over 25 years experience in working as an HR professional employed by Fortune 25 companies and nonprofit associations, including Dell Computers, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and California Employers Associations (CEA). • Maintains an active HR Consulting business focused on employer coaching and guidance, recruiting and talent management, compensation and benefits, employment policies and practices, performance management and termination guidance. • Extensive teaching and public speaking experience presenting onsite management training seminars, conferences, webinars as well as serving as a SHRM Certification distributor presenting the SHRM Certification course globally to prepare HR professionals to sit for the intensive SHRM certification exam. • Certified as a senior Human Resources professional by SHRM with a SHRM-SCP designation. • Previously employed by SHRM as an HR Knowledge Ad...

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.

Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Trauma, Disability Evaluation, Malingering, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Occupational Evaluation, Addiction, Expert Psychological Review, Workers' Compensation
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment injuries, or physical injuries. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and malingering. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the state of California since 2011. Served as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) in the state of California from 1991-2001. Performed numerous medical-legal evaluations, immigration evaluations, and general psychological evaluations for young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Completed psychological evaluations for neurostimular implants, gastric bypass surgery candidates, and provided therapeutic support to these client populations. Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in timely, articulate, and tightly worded narrative reports that link cause and effect. Takes pride in serving as an objective evaluato...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination Claims, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Additionally available for assignments in all 50 states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Ind...

Marshall L Hennington, Ph.D. Hennington and Associates

Beverly Hills, California
Employment, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Employment, Harassment, Human Resources, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Workplace violence, Race, Personal injury, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Trial Consulting, Jury Consulting
Employment Law Expert, Expert Witness and Litigation Consultant Current President and CEO of Hennington and Associates Psychological Group, Inc. Offices: New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Sacramento University of California Berkeley and Columbia University Educated, Ph.D. Consulted in over 100 civil and criminal cases in 25 year career. Helped Plaintiff Lawyers obtain over 20 million dollars in Jury Verdicts in 2019. Helped Defense Lawyers obtain 10 Jury verdicts in 2019. Marshall L. Hennington, Ph.D. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of California Berkeley. Received his Educational Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York City, received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology with honors. Dr. Hennington has extensive experience administering psychological personality test and he has a thorough understanding of the EEOC labor employment related practices and proce...

Andrea Kelly Smethurst Andrea Kelly Smethurst Law P.C.

Walnut Creek, California
Employment, Investigation - Workplace Investigation, Independent Investigation, School Investigation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Bullying, Employment Policies/Practices, EEO, HR, Human Resources
Andrea is an attorney investigator who conducts independent investigations for public and private employers and educational institutions. She has conducted hundreds of investigations involving complex and varied allegations, employees at all levels, in all kinds of workplaces. Andrea also serves as an expert on investigations, training, and other employment-related matters. Andrea has served as an Equal Employment Opportunity Monitor and Decree Monitor for employers required to implement a monitoring program. As a monitor, Andrea has overseen employer compliance with harassment and discrimination training requirements, developed complaint procedure policies, and overseen employer response and investigation of employee complaints. Prior to forming her own firm, Andrea was an employment attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and Dillingham & Murphy. Andrea holds the Association of Workplace Investigator's Certificate, and received a certificate from AtIXa to conduct Title I...

Brian H Kleiner, PhD

Fullerton, California
Employment, Safety - ADA, Compensation, Discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, Harassment, Hiring, Human Resources Management, Investigation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination
Brian H. Kleiner is a Professor (Emeritus) of Human Resource Management at a prestigious California University following his having earned a MBA degree and PhD in Management degree, each from UCLA. He has over 40 years of human resource management experience and has served as a human resource management expert witness in over 1,000 cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company and has provided consulting services to over 100 business and government clients. He has trained thousands of managers and taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS TV. Dr. Kleiner has over 500 publications and has given trial or arbitration testimony over 80 times. He has been favorably featured in Employment Law Verdicts and Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. Dr. Kleiner has received many honors, awards, and commendations as a result of his numerous achievements. Additional employment-related topics for which Dr. Kleiner has provi...

James W. Potts, JD Potts & Associates, Inc.

Pasadena, California
Legal, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Human Resources, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination, Violence in the Workplace, Age, Wage & Hour, Active Shooter Training, Hiring & Firing, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation
Jim, as CEO of Potts & Associates, has been in the business for over 40 years assisting and representing employers in all aspects of human resources. Jim holds 2 degrees, a B.A. and a J.D.. Jim was a Master teacher for the University of Phoenix for 13 years and taught a number of subjects on the graduate and undergraduate levels including Employment Law, Legal Aspects of Supervision, Ethics, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Jim is also a Certified Mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and was formerly a certified Terrorist Investigator with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Jim retired as a Captain and is a published author of 3 books with a fourth and fifth book due out in the late fall. Finally, Jim has his own Radio Show on "L.A. Talk Radio" live on Sundays at 3pm. Jim has over 30,000 listeners and discusses domestic terrorism and other newsworthy events.

Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH Employment Practices Specialists

Pacifica, California
Employment - Workplace Investigations, Employment Discrimination, Harassment, ADA/FMLA, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Policies/Practices, Hiring/Termination
Allison specializes in delivering customized in-house employment law and human resources training programs to companies of all sizes serving a variety of industries. She conducts workplace investigations in the areas of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower claims, theft and other misconduct. Her expertise also includes delivering one-on-one sensitivity training to executives, managers and employees concerning harassment, discrimination, and disciplinary and/or behavioral issues, providing expert witness assistance, creating policies and procedures as well as and other HR consulting. Allison is a nationally recognized and sought after speaker around the country on workplace investigations, employment law and human resources related topics. Allison West is a member of the State Bar of California and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources and SHRM-SCP certification. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and San Francisco Bar Associat...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Larkspur, Colorado
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination Claims, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Additionally available for assignments in all 50 states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Ind...

Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA, FACSM The Rehberg Konin Group

Safety Harbor, Florida
Athletic Training, Physical Therapy - Rehabilitation, licensure, cannabis, CBD, marijuana, physical therapy, discrimination, Title IX, supervision, standard of care, documentation, privacy, sexual harassment
Dr. Jeff G. Konin is a Clinical Professor at Florida International University, in Miami, Florida. He has been a leading clinician, educator, and scholar for over 30 years. As a licensed and certified athletic trainer and licensed physical therapist, Dr. Konin is the author of over 25 academic textbooks and has delivered hundreds of professional presentations throughout the World. He is a recognized Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and a member of the NATA’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Konin is a Founding Partner of The Rehberg Konin Group, dedicated to providing expert advice in the area of sport safety, education, and other areas. Over the past 20+ years, he served in various expert roles for both the plaintiff and defendant. He has consulted with organizations, businesses, and academic institutions on various matters of risk management and prevention. Dr. Konin is a contributing writer for Sports Medicine...

Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Sanity, Competence, Suicide, Violence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Personal Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Disability, Fitness for Duty, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, IME.
Dr. Wagoner is the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of South Florida and the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship. He is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry after his residency training. He is an assistant professor at the university and maintains an active clinical practice. He is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students at the university. Dr. Wagoner is experienced in both civil and criminal cases and has served as an expert in multiple arenas. He prides himself on preparing detailed forensic reports when requested and providing quality consultation to attorneys and businesses. Dr. Wagoner has presented educational lectures at the international, national, and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia.

Kenneth E DiNella, MD Kenneth E. DiNella, MD, LLC

Americus, Georgia
Psychiatry - Child custody, emotional injury, competency to stand trial, insanity defense, will contests, psychiatric malpractice, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fitness for duty, psychopharmacology, child abuse, sexual harassment, guardianship, conservatorship, undue Influence, malingering, psychiatric
Duke trained, board certified psychiatrist with over 22 years professional experience, including chief of staff and medical director. Experienced expert witness in child custody, civil and criminal matters. Completed SEAK expert witness training courses. Teaching experience at Duke University Medical Center. Former Chief Outpatient Resident at Duke’s Psychiatric Residency program. Magna Cum Laude graduate (psychology major) of Vanderbilt.

Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Georgia
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Sanity, Competence, Suicide, Violence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Personal Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Disability, Fitness for Duty, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, IME.
Dr. Wagoner is the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of South Florida and the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship. He is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry after his residency training. He is an assistant professor at the university and maintains an active clinical practice. He is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students at the university. Dr. Wagoner is experienced in both civil and criminal cases and has served as an expert in multiple arenas. He prides himself on preparing detailed forensic reports when requested and providing quality consultation to attorneys and businesses. Dr. Wagoner has presented educational lectures at the international, national, and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia.

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.

Brian Crowley, MD Brian Crowley, MD

Bethesda, Maryland
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, security clearance, hospital standards, malpractice, personal injury, testamentary capacity, contractual capacity, undue influence, suicide, sexual harassment, fitness for duty, insanity, court martial, Have testified in state, federal civil and criminal matters extensively.
Dr. Crowley, a Yale Medical School alumnus and graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, has been practicing psychiatry-- clinical, forensic, and administrative—for over fifty years. His office is on upper Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC, where he sees adults, adolescents, and couples for consultation and treatment. With awards for his civilian service in the Department of Defense, he is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at USUHS. During the current public health emergency (spring 2020) Dr. Crowley provides forensic assessments by telemedicine. In his forensic practice, which is both extensive and varied, he has served as psychiatric consultant, examiner, and expert witness in many types of civil and criminal cases, in the courts of several states as well as in federal courts and courts martial. He has worked on matters of all kinds where state of mind is at issue. His recent cases have involved issues of: security clearance; PTSD; fitness for duty; capacity to contr...

Julie A. Moore, JD Employment Practices Group

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Investigation, Legal - workplace investigation, independent investigation, internal investigation, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, EEO, human resources, HR, employment practices, termination, performance management, layoff, disability accommodation, hiring, firing
Julie founded EPG, a legal and Human Resources consulting firm, in 1998. As an attorney, she is admitted to practice law in MA and NH, and she has HR certifications as SPHR and SHRM-SCP. She is a frequent author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer on workplace issues. Recent Professional Highlights: • Elected Fellow to College of Labor and Employment Attorneys • Elected to be a Board Member and Annual Conference Chair for the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), 2013-2015 • Member of AWI’s 2020 Guiding Principles Task Force • New England and MA Super Lawyer each year from 2010 to 2020. • Named Top Women Attorneys in MA, as published in Boston Magazine, from 2016 to 2020 • Certified trainer by the MCAD on harassment prevention and conducting investigations • Received certificates from T9 and ATIXA training seminars • Vice Chair of the HR Board for the Town of Wellesley, 2014 to present. • Elected to be 2010-2011 Chair of the NHBA Labor & Employment Section • Faculty memb...

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, Missouri
Psychiatry, Psychology - Suicide Malpractice, Standard of Care--Mental Health, Personal Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Confess, Unconditional Release, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, Competency to Confess, Competency to Waive Rights
Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide and early life trauma. Recently he has trained 9,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. His career as a forensic expert includes over 800 consultations in the areas of suicide standard of care, competency, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training expertise enhances hi...

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...

Sharon L Sellers, SHRM-SCP SLS Consulting, LLC

Santee, South Carolina
Management, Employment - sexual harassment, harassment, racial discrimination, recruiting, background checking, adverse impact, wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, workplace training, employee management, constructive discharge, workplace investigations,
Over 30 years experience in the human resources field. Founder of SLS Consulting, LLC, an HR services and training firm, since 2004. Recognized throughout the U.S. as a subject matter expert regarding workplace harassment, workplace investigations, and best business practices regarding employee management. Quoted as a subject matter expert on these topics in the Wall St. Journal, the Chicago Tribute, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Constitution, the NY Times and interviewed for "All Things Considered" on NPR. Testified before the national Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during their hearings regarding retaliation in the workplace in 2015. In 2018, Invited to meet with members of the U.S. House of Representatives Administrative Committee to discuss U.S. House policies and practices regarding harassment reporting and investigations and provide input. Meeting was held March 15 in Washington, D.C. College adjunct professor for 12 years teaching human resources courses as well a...

Timothy C. Egan, SPHR Coalition Resources Group

Horizon City, Texas
Employment, Medical Management - Human resources, HR, healthcare, hospitals, employee relations, hiring, labor relations, union avoidance, background checks, investigations, drug testing, sexual harassment, termination, collective bargaining agreement, discipline, workplace violence, HIPAA, performance evaluation, FMLA, ADA, WC
Executive-level human resources leader. 35+ years of experience in employee and labor relations, as well mediation conflict resolution, employee training development, and resource allocation assessments. Special experience in healthcare human resources. 13-year Marine Corps veteran, including Gulf War. Experience also includes RIFs, Layoffs, Reduction in Force, Leave of Absence, Reasonable Accommodations, Interactive Meetings, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Job Descriptions.