Title Ix Expert Witnesses

Title ix 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 title ix. The title ix expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Child Abuse, Education & Schools, and School Safety.

Diane Cranley Diane Cranley Consulting

Laguna Niguel, California
Child Abuse, School Safety - sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, molestation, grooming, sexual misconduct, educator misconduct, child sexual abuse prevention, best practices, boundary violations, boundary policies, mandated reporter, failure to report, school, after school, sex ed, reporting, Title IX, SAM
I am an expert in child sexual abuse prevention in youth-serving organizations. While organizations may not be able to stop every case of child sexual abuse within their programs, there are best practices that when followed, significantly lower the risk of abuse occurring and minimize delays in reporting. I can help by: • Identifying and evaluating valuable discovery materials including an organization’s policies, practices, documentation, and training • Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your case by comparing those organizational materials to best practices to identify the gaps • Differentiating the failure of individual mandated reporters versus organizational failures based on that gap analysis and case materials • Identifying grooming behaviors that are cause for reasonable suspicion • Supplying best practices and relevant research to substantiate my opinion as it relates to your case • Educating the judge and jurors on grooming behaviors and boundaries that intercede...

David Wolowitz, J.D. Wolowitz JD Consulting LLC

Greenland, New Hampshire
Education & Schools, School Safety - School standard of care, educator misconduct, educator sexual abuse, coaching misconduct, trusted adult misconduct, molestation, child sexual abuse, grooming, boundary violations, school investigations, student misconduct, negligent supervision, harassment, bullying, hazing, discrimination, Title IX
David Wolowitz, J.D., serves as an expert witness on the standard of care for schools and other youth-serving organizations to safeguard children from misconduct by trusted adults. He has been retained by plaintiffs and defendants on matters throughout the country in over a dozen states both a consulting and a testifying expert. In addition to being retained for current matters, Mr. Wolowitz can testify on the evolution of the standard of care for child safeguarding over the past decades. He has followed social science research and literature about the prevention of and response to child sexual abuse since the 1970s. He has been retained for multiple matters involving historical abuse claims dating back to the 1970s and 1980s. Mr. Wolowitz has served as an expert in cases around the country involving current and past school standards of care for protecting the health and safety of students, as well as the adequacy of school policies, training, and investigations. He is knowledge...

John F. Doherty, Ed.D. 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, physical abuse, student/child supervision, special education, child custody & school review, school security, daycare, camps, colleges & universities.
At School Liability Expert Group, we provide services from case inception through resolution across the United States and Canada. 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, Dr. Edward Dragan, and expert witness, Dr. John Doherty, 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. John F. Doherty Ed.D. is an experienced public and private school educator who has focused his work on improving schools through effective hiring practices, supervision and training of staff, and building a school culture of sustainability. He has over 35 years of experience as a Superintendent, Assistant Superinte...

Jackie Wernz Thompson & Horton LLP

Dallas, Texas
Education & Schools - Title IX, Title VI, Section 504/Title II of the ADA, Special Education and Disability Law, student athletics, athletics equity, NCAA compliance, sex and racial discrimination and harassment, general civil rights compliance, student data privacy, safety and security
Jackie Gharapour Wernz is an expert in the fields of school administration and school compliance with the requirements of Federal civil rights laws. She has over 15 years of experience working with elementary and secondary K-12 public and private/independent schools, including charter schools, and colleges, community colleges, and universities and can serve as an expert in the areas of: peer harassment, including harassment under Title VII (discrimination in employment); Title IX (discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity), Title VI (discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, color, and national origin), and Section 504/Title II of the ADA (discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on disability); hazing; bullying; educator sexual misconduct; educator sexual abuse; transgender issues; Greek organizations; steps a school should take to create a safe environment free from discrimination, harassment, an...