Amber J. O'Malley, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-C Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: O'Malley Forensic Nursing Services, PLLC
  • Phone: 479-866-7294

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Legal Nurse Consulting and Nurse

Keywords/Search Terms:

Strangulation, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Forensic Nurse, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Medical Forensic Exam, Rape Kit, Evidence Collection, Strangulation Neck Injury, Genital Injury


Master of Science in Nursing, Grand Canyon University; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Grand Canyon University; Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Gateway Community College

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

I am a master's prepared RN of 20 years, with 10 years of specialty practice as a Forensic Nurse Examiner. I am Board Certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Adult/Adolescent, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Pediatric, and an Advanced Forensic Nurse. I routinely provide, and have provided over 700 comprehensive medical-forensic examinations related to survived strangulation of the neck in domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, elder abuse, suspect exams and child abuse injury documentation. I have extensive education and experience in every component of the medical and evidentiary care of the assault/abuse patient. I am an expert on the background and lethality of non fatal strangulation of the neck, mechanisms of strangulation, signs and symptoms of strangulation injury, & medical protocols and interventions. I am an expert on sexual abuse and assault, including anogenital findings and injury with interpretation related to sexual contact, bodily injury in assault, STI and infection prevention, post-assault medical treatment protocols, forensic evidence collection, chain of custody, and forensic photography. As a Forensic Nurse Expert Witness, I have provided legal case consultations, record reviews, and technical reports for attorneys representing all counsel. I have confidently provided court testimony as both a fact and expert witness in various settings including civil court, criminal court, juvenile court, military court martial, immigration court, and Title IX campus investigations. I'm committed to maintaining neutrality and objectivity in clinical practice and on the stand. My testimony is based on both my clinical experience and the current medical literature. I am confident with public speaking, training, and community education. I am the Director at Large for the Arkansas Forensic Nursing Association, Clinical and Didactic SANE Instructor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Chair of the NWA Community Onboarding, Safety, Awareness and Response council (CoSAR), the Statewide Clinical PSANE Preceptor, a member of the Medical Committee for the CACs of Arkansas Network, and lead the strangulation response projects across Northwest Arkansas.