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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Defamation

Specialty Focus:

LITIGATION CONSULTANT and EXPERT WITNESS for economic damages, emotional distress, social media, SM, mainstream media, blog, online, internet defamation, libel review, litigation support, false light, reputation repair, public/private figures, right to privacy, slander, libel, defamation repair.

Education:

BS Technology Management, University of Maryland; Lecturer, UCLA GSEIS (Graduate School of Education and Information Science)

Years in Practice:

18

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

6

Additional Information

Litigation consulting or expert witness testimony in defamation of character cases, including both libel and slander, as well as portrayal in a false light and right to privacy cases. When acting as a non-testifying litigation consultant I can also provide reputation repair for defamation victims/targets, leveraging 25 years of experience as a credible journalist and one of the first practitioners of search engine optimization. (I cannot provide reputation or defamation repair when retained as an expert witness, because it would create a conflict between impartiality and advocacy.) My experience comes from the study of defamation law; 25 years in programming and online forums; being a CFO, financial software designer, and digital analyst; and hundreds of consultations with victims of defamation, most of them readers of my book Fighting Slander, published in 2003, 5th Edition available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737322528. I am familiar with most aspects of defamation, from gossip campaigns to online defamation and reputation management. Particular areas of expertise: • Economic damages resulting from defamation. • Online defamation, whether via social media, anonymous complaints to rating web sites, or head-on SEO attacks. • Maliciously, negligently, or recklessly inflicted emotional distress. • Traditional mainstream media libel. I've been an editor, journalist, and author for 28 years, and know the aspects from fault to hot-button words. • Helping attorneys identify the elements of a defamation case, and putting the case or defense together. Conflicts: very few. I'm not inherently a plaintiffs' or defendants' expert witness; I deliver opinion based on the facts, and whether I feel I have significant expertise in the issue. For further information please download my CV from this website, see a broader bio at www.nicholascarroll.com , or contact me by phone or email for a consultation or fee schedule.