John F. Doherty, Ed.D. Expert Witness
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  • Company: School Liability Expert Group
  • Phone: (609) 397-8989
  • Cell: (609) 397-8989
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Education & Schools and School Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

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.


Ed.D. Education Leadership, Seton Hall University; MA Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Supervision and Leadership, University of Massachusetts at Lowell; BS Biological Sciences, Brandeis University; Teaching Licensure PreK-12 Education, Brandeis University

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Additional Information

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 Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, Department Chair, Coach, and Teacher. Dr. Doherty has focused his work as an educator in several areas, including, but not limited to educator evaluation, school safety and security implementation, IDEA, Title IX, bullying and harassment prevention, pandemic education and operations planning, social emotional learning, equity and social justice, and health and wellness in schools. Dr. Doherty has a doctorate in Education Leadership from Seton Hall University, a master’s in Curriculum, Instruction, Supervision and Leadership from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Lowell.