Strangulation Expert Witnesses

Strangulation 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 strangulation. The strangulation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Emergency Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Legal Nurse Consulting, Midwife, Nurse, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, and Police Practices & Procedures.

Amber J. O'Malley, MSN, RN, AFN-C, 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 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 (legal systems, forensic science, forensic nursing), and as both a Pediatric and Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She 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 is an expert on the mechanisms of manual strangulation of the neck, signs and symptoms of strangulation, and strangulation-related head and neck injury. She is an expert on sexual abuse/assault, including anogenital findings and injury with interpretation related to sexual contact, bodily injury in assault, forensic evidence collection, chain of custody, and forensic photography. She is confident with public speaking, training, and community education. She is an instructor for the stat...

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...

Rachael L.N. Frost Frost ICED / Investigation, Consultation, Education & Development

Murrieta, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Police Practices, Police Policies, Investigation, School Safety, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Strangulation, Sexual Abuse, Workplace Violence, Child Abuse, Coercive Control, Restraining Orders, Interviewing, Internal Affairs Standards, Program Development, Law Enforcement investigations
Master Investigator (ret.) Rachael Frost is a reliable and proven expert witness for both court testimony and detailed case investigation and development with experience in high profile, media-saturated cases. The first female Master Investigator at her agency, she is a twenty-year law enforcement veteran specializing in intimate partner violence-related cases, specifically, physical and emotional abuse, stalking, strangulation, restraining orders, sexual abuse, and child abuse. After obtaining more than $3.5 million in grant funding, M. Inv. (ret.) Frost developed numerous multidisciplinary teams throughout 15 years to include their policies, protocols, and training across government, nonprofit and for-profit agencies directed at addressing intimate partner violence, threat assessment, murder/suicide, and more. Serving in her department's Internal Affairs bureau and as a defensive tactics instructor enhanced M. Inv. (ret.) Frost's vast experience in law enforcement policies, proced...

Chuck J. Rylant, PsyD., MBA

Arroyo Grande, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - use of force, police use of force, law enforcement use of force, self defense, arrest and control, police excessive force, excessive force, defensive tactics, martial arts, strangulation, choke hold, jiu jitsu, fight or flight, stress response, officer involved shooting, police shooting, OIS
Dr. Chuck J. Rylant has 23 years of experience in the industry and is a court-experienced expert witness in use-of-force, self-defense, strangulation, human performance factors, and police tactics and training. He has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology; dissertation: Decisions Under Pressure: Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Police Use of Force. Dr. Rylant is a retired police officer/detective, S.W.A.T. member, and P.O.S.T. certified department firearms, baton, chemical agents, use of force, and arrest and control (ARCON) trainer. He is currently a police academy arrest and control (ARCON), use-of-force, and de-escalation instructor, as well as a certified advanced Force Science Specialist. Dr. Rylant is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor for law enforcement and civilians, as well as author of Shots Fired: The Psychology Behind Officer Involved Shootings.

Sandra Wilkinson, CNM,RNP,SANE Wilkinson Byrne Forensic Nurse Consultants

Thousand Oaks, California
Midwife, Forensic Medicine - Fetal heart rate monitoring, forensic nurse examiner, prenatal, intraoartum postpartum management, labor and delivery, nurse practitioner gynecology, contraception management, Strangulation expert.
Midwife who has delivered over 12000 babies. Registered Nurse. Nurse Practitioner. Forensic nurse in more than 4000 sexual assaults/child sexual & physical abuse exams . Clinical teacher at both USC and UCLA. Experienced expert witness in both criminal and civil cases As of September 2019 i have testified both in civil and criminal cases approximately 80 times. Testified both in Superior court, Family court both for plaintiff/prosecution and defense. Been deposed in both criminal and civil cases approximately 18 occasions. I have 43 years experience as a nurse midwife and nurse practitioner, 20 years as a forensic nurse examiner. I have been a presenter at conferences in USA ,India and Australia on human trafficking and gynecolological dermatology.

Michael Armstrong, MD Richmond ENT

Richmond, Virginia
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery - Facial Plastic Surgery, Ears, Nose, Throat, Allergy, Sinus, Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Vertigo/Dizziness, Head and Neck Cancer, Strangulation
When an accident or illness leaves a patient injured, it often requires a seasoned professional to interpret and explain the medical record. Dr. Armstrong is an experienced medical doctor and trained expert witness who has assisted plaintiff and defense attorneys in more than 230 criminal, medical liability, personal injury, or disability cases. Notable cases have included claims regarding 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, Iraq war, Afghanistan War, motor vehicle accidents, hospital death, missed cancers, strangulation, tinnitus, hearing loss, throat injuries, and surgical complications following neck dissections, tonsillectomies, nasal and sinus surgeries, and facial cosmetic surgery. The first phone call is complementary. Initial record review can usually be completed within 7 days of receipt. In some cases, an independent medical examination can be completed remotely using telemedicine. Dr. Armstrong is an ear, nose, and throat surgeon with advanced training in allergy, sinus surgery and...