Dana Chidekel, PhD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Neuropsychology and Psychology

Specialty Focus: Neuropsychology, Psychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury TBI, Birth Injury, Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education

Education: MA Clinical Psychology, California School of Prefessional Psychology; PhD Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology; Certificate, Clinical Neuropsychology, Fielding Institute

Years in Practice: 24+

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

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Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel dedicated the early part of her career to the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological testing of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Dr. Chidekel dedicates a part of her practice to forensic matters, serving as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate, employment, business, class action, special education, and (limited) family and criminal law matters. She is retained by plaintiff and defense in approximate equal proportions. She loves the good fight, which is whatever fight is on behalf of the truth, and she enjoys collaborating with attorneys who are similarly-minded.