Michael T. Motley, PH.D. Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Univ. of Calif. at Davis (ret.)
  • Phone: 530-304-6462
  • Website: MotleyExpert.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Warnings & Labels and Communications

Specialty Focus: Meaning, Message Interpretation, Sexual Consent, Date Rape, Contract Interpretation, Instructions, Clarity, Misleading Advertising, Disclosure Adequacy, Intended Meaning, Subliminal Messages

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Years in Practice: 22

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10


Additional Information

Michael Motley, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Davis, has authored five books and over 150 articles and papers in communication. He has been officially recognized as among the "Top 1% of Scholars in Communication" during the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's. See www.MotleyExpert.com Expert opinion on adequacy of warnings, warning labels, instructions, etc. Opinion on normal interpretation of communication messages (contracts, waivers, advertisements, etc.) regarding clarity, ambiguity, potential meanings, most likely interpretation, etc. Opinion on interpretations of consent messages and/or resistance messages in claims of date rape. Opinion on meanings of messages in male/female misunderstandings.