Behavioral and Social Sciences Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of behavioral and social sciences expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on behavioral and social sciences and related issues. Behavioral and social sciences expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these behavioral and social sciences expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Abuse, ADHD, Autism, Child Abuse, Developmental Disabilities, Group Homes, Inclusion, Intellectual Disabilities, Residential Treatment, Trauma, Aba, Accidental Death, Alienation, Anxiety, and Applied Behavior Analysis (Aba).

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Marshall L Hennington, Ph.D.

Hennington and Associates Psychological Group, Inc.

Beverly Hills, California
Employment, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Work Place Discrimination, Harassment, Human Resources Policies & Procedures, Wrongful Termination, Constructive Discharge, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment, Racial-Gender & Age Bias, Workplace violence, Personal & Psychological Injury, Expert Declarations - Expert Reports & Trial Testimony.
Employment Law Independent Expert Witness Employment Law Expert and Litigation Consultant Current President and CEO of Hennington and Associates Psychological Group, Inc. Offices: New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Sacramento University of California Berkeley and Columbia University Educated, Ph.D. Consulted in over 100 civil and criminal cases in 25 year career. Highly Skilled Organizational Psychologist that conducts research to identify solutions to problems that improve the well-being and performance of organizations and their employees. Helped Plaintiff Lawyers and Defense Lawyers prevail at Trial. Marshall L. Hennington, Ph.D. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of California Berkeley. Received his Educational Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York City, received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology with honors. Dr. Hennington has a thorough understanding ...

Dr. Michael A. Kamins

Kamins Survey Consultants

Los Angeles, California
Marketing, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Lynne Weber, Ph.D.

Kroll, LLC

San Francisco, California
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Statistics - market research, survey, survey research, sales forecasting, market share, statistics, econometrics, pricing, financial projections, apportionment, patent litigation, false advertising
Dr. Weber has 40+ years of real-world experience in market research surveys, market analysis, statistics, econometrics, sales & share forecasts, data analytics, pricing, and financial projections. She has led more than 200 engagements involving analysis of marketing, pricing, product development, product design, product line, distribution channel, bundling, partnering, segmentation, advertising, customer satisfaction and/or business strategies. She has led more than 200 market research studies, measuring demand for products & features, price sensitivity, inertia, brand value, feature value, usage of features and consumables, attitudes, behaviors, response to messaging, and/or perceptions. She has conducted more than 100 conjoint measurement surveys, built more than 100 market models to predict consumer behavior, and has moderated more than 200 focus groups. She has deep experience with statistical analyses and data analyses performed for a wide variety of business purposes. Dr. Web...

Kate Amber, MSc

ECCUSA (End Coercive Control USA)

Vernon, Connecticut
Psychology, Behavioral and Social Sciences - coercive control, domestic violence, child abuse, workplace bullying, batterers, battered women syndrome, grooming, coercion, psychological manipulation, psychological maltreatment, abuse, alienation, undue influence, consent, cults, toxic workplace, hostile workplace, psychological maltreatment
Kate Amber MSc is a researcher, speaker, trainer, consultant and turnaround expert in coercive control and domestic abuse/violence in the contexts of family abuse, human trafficking, gangs, extremist groups, religions, workplace abuse, and psychological maltreatment. She holds post graduate certifications in violence and abuse prevention executive leadership, and coercive control, and professional certifications in human rights, ADA advocacy, the Homicide Timeline, and the Danger Assessment. Ms. Amber is trained on the Safe & Together CORE Model at the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, and assesses cases for different types of abuse and the short and longterm risks involved for adults and children traumatized by it. Ms. Amber's Quicksand Model™ of Coercive Control (QSM™) is a synthesis of 70 years of research and theory on coercive and controlling abuse of power and the trauma it causes. Ms. Amber speaks, conducts research, and trains mental health, law enforcemen...

Gwendolyn R. Y. Miller

Addressing Racial Microaggressions, LLC

Millsboro, Delaware
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Education & Schools - discrimination, diversity, equity, inclusion, racial microaggressions, microaggressions, implicit bias, unconscious bias
Mrs. Gwendolyn Miller is an accomplished expert witness, speaker, consultant and who has dedicated her career to addressing racial issues. With over 15 years of experience in the field, Mrs. Miller has become a well-known authority on topics such as diversity, equity, inclusion, racial microaggressions, and unconscious bias. Mrs. Miller has provided expert witness services in matters involving alleged racial discrimination, including, but not limited to, instances involving various forms of racial microaggressions and unconscious bias. Her expertise in these areas is based on decades of training, education, and practical experience. Mrs. Miller has been hired as an expert witness in several cases, including one where a college professor was accused of racial discrimination when it came to promotion and advancement. She was also hired in a case where a student and his parents claimed that he was treated unfairly by educators and students at his school because of his race. Addition...

Kristin Kosmerl, EdD, BCBA-D, BCASE, IBA, CAS, CTRP, ADHD-CE, LBS, LBA

Lake Worth, Florida
Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Board-certified behavior analyst-doctorate (BCBA-D), autism, trauma, ADHD, neurodivergent, inclusion, public school admin and policy, ABA, IDEIA, independent education evaluation (IEE), functional behavior assessment (FBA), behavior intervention plan (BIP), individual education program (IEP), LRE
Dr. Kosmerl is a board-certified behavior analyst- doctorate (BCBA-D), board-certified advocate in special education (BCASE), international behavior analyst (IBA), certified autism specialist (CAS), certified trauma and resilience practitioner (CTRP), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder- certified educator (ADHD-CE), PA licensed behavior specialist (LBS), VA and TX licensed behavior analyst (LBA). Dr. Kosmerl has over 21 years of experience in applied behavior analysis (ABA), autism, dysregulated/maladaptive behaviors, and education. In the public school domain, she has held numerous positions, including as a special education administrator and teacher, behavior analyst, consultant, and elementary classroom teacher. She has specific training and years of experience in writing, analyzing, implementing, training, and overseeing the implementation of public school policies and legal documents (IEPs, 504s, FBAs, and BIPs). Dr. Kosmerl also has trained educators and administrator...

George C. Klein, PhD

Oakton Community College

Northbrook, Illinois
Police Practices & Procedures, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Mentally Ill, Police, Police Apprehension of the Mentally Ill, Police Policies and Procedures, Crisis Intervention Teams, Jail Suicide.
George C. Klein, Ph.D. works as an expert witness on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice. He specializes in the police apprehension of the mentally ill, police policies and procedures, police use of excessive force, and jail suicide. He was a part-time police officer for over eight years. He was a consultant and researcher for the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy for over 13 years. He is a trained hostage negotiator and served with a SWAT team. His book, entitled, Law And The Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics, was published in 2009. The book is an examination of the mental health and criminal justice system in Illinois. It includes fieldwork on police apprehension of the mentally ill, hospital emergency rooms, the homeless mentally ill, and mental health screening in jails. His book, entitled, The Militarization of the Police? Ideology Versus Reality, was published in 2019. The book examines the police use of force, a...

J. Harold Berberick, EdD

Behavioral Health Strategies, Inc.

Foxboro, Massachusetts
Behavioral and Social Sciences - Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Behavioral Health, Outpatient Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health, Group Homes, Residential Treatment, Mental Health Standards of Care, Health Maintence Organizations, Mental Health Malpractice, Mental Health Wrongful Death, Managed Care
Dr. Berberick is Board Certified in Health Care Management. He has over 35 years of experience as a Sr. Manager in the fields of Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Managed Care and Mental Retardation. He has managed large systems of care and his expertise is especially in inpatient and outpatient treatment and all forms of mental health treatment in community settings.

Sadie Elisseou, MD

Trauma-Informed Practices, LLC

Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Internal Medicine, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Internal medicine, primary care, malpractice, medical errors, delayed diagnosis, screening, trauma-informed, trauma, assault, abuse, neglect, maltreatment, violence, victim, survivor
Board-certified Internal Medicine physician, practicing full-time primary care in the Boston VA Healthcare System. Earned both B.A. and M.D. through the 8-year Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University. Completed residency and chief residency at Yale School of Medicine. Currently a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and adjunct instructor at Boston University School of Medicine. Highly qualified expert witness for malpractice cases. Internationally recognized subject matter expert in trauma-informed care (TIC), an evidence-based framework for supporting trauma survivors that has been adopted by the legal field (see Law360 publications on this). Worked with award-winning attorneys in a high profile case to interview clients assaulted by their doctor, understand the scope of injuries, and help build a trauma-informed legal practice. Frequently invited to speak to national and international audiences. The nation's expert in trauma-informed phy...

Andrea L. Dobrin

Gap Analysis LLC

Cleveland , Ohio
Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Non-profit, Government health and human services, Intellectual disabilities, Human services, Behavioral Health services, Foster Care, Medicaid services, Client Rights, Severe Mental Illness services, Residential Treatment, Intermediate Care Facilities, Group Homes
My forty-year career has largely been devoted to non-profit health and human services organizations. Starting as a direct service worker, I advanced to Director, Chief Officer (both Administrative Services and Operations) and Vice President in five separate organizations. What sets me apart is my ability to interpret the extensive rules and regulations that govern the social service and behavioral health industries and apply them to "real life" experiences. More importantly I am able to clearly explain both complex and nuanced information to jurors. I am an experienced Expert. Over the last five years I have been selected by attorneys multiple times to support cases involving injuries, death, abuse and neglect. I am qualified with both depositions and trial testimony and have worked on cases across the USA. My background, experience and relatability make me highly qualified to serve as an expert witness in cases involving behavioral health, developmental disabilities and other r...

Rachel Torrance

Behavioral and Educational Expert Services, LLC

SOLON, Ohio
Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), School Law, DD Agency services, Behavior Analysis, Assessment and Intervention, Nonverbal, Severe Problem Behavior, Positive Behavior Supports, Supervising Providers, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Multiple Disabilities, Complex Medical Needs, Training
Rachel Torrance, M.Ed., BCBA, COBA, has worked in the developmental disabilities (DD) field since 1998. Current license/certification includes Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA), and licensure in the state of Ohio as an Intervention Specialist (Special Education Teacher) with mild/moderate and moderate/intensive endorsements. Rachel regularly trains parents and professionals in districts and agencies. She has presented at the national, state, and international levels and written publications for various organizations. Rachel has served clients not only throughout the U.S. but also worldwide. In 2013, working as a behavioral specialist for a local DD agency, Rachel was part of a team that started developing sensory-friendly performances with local theater groups in Cleveland, Ohio. At the time, this was an innovative idea and was the first in their area. Rachel has been a member of the Board of Directors of Milestones Autism Resources s...

Dr. Richard J Stride, MBA, Psy.D., LMHC

Dr. Stride Forensic Services

Olympia, Washington
Mental Health, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Developmental Disabilities, Accidental Death, Child Custody, Competency, Jury Selection, Child Abuse, Ethics, Licensure & Practice, Professional Conduct, Memory, Diminished Capacity, Stand of Care, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Diagnosis, Law Enforcement, Fitness for duty, PTSD, IME
I have been providing forensic mental health services to law enforcement, attorneys and courts since 1996. I have been an expert witness and/or consulted in numerous cases. I provide precise, factual, influential, and professionally articulated services. I have experience in working with jury's and in countering other expert witnesses testimonies. I have been an expert and or consulted on cases related to child custody, competency, criminal behavior, developmental disability and work place harassment. I can, and have, created custom reports, issue specific professional reviews, and case specific consultations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, Licensed Private Investigator, and a Licensed Mental health Counselor in Washington State I have been a Therapist, Clinical Operations Director, and Chief Executive Officer in Community Behavioral Health Agencies for over 25 years. I am a Specialist for Medicaid consultation with Children, Geriatric, and Developmental Di...
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