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This page contains developmental disabilities expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on developmental disabilities and related issues. Developmental disabilities expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these developmental disabilities expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Developmental Disabilities, Autism, ADHD, Foster Care, Group Homes, Intellectual Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Long Term Care, Mental Retardation, Nursing Homes, Residential Treatment, Abuse, Accessible Services In Airports And Onboard, Accidental Death, and Adaptive Functioning.

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Sheryll M. Casuga, Psy.D.

San Francisco, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism Evaluation and Diagnosis, Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay, Intelligence Testing, Adaptive Functioning, Clinical Psychology, Competency to Stand Trial Evaluation
Dr. Sheryll Casuga has been practicing in the field of autism since 2008. Dr. Casuga is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the evaluation and diagnosis of autism, intellectual disability, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Casuga has been working as a Staff Psychologist at the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) in California since 2014, wherein she performs yearly about 100 diagnostic evaluations on autism and intellectual disability, and reviews over 300 developmental disability claims cases per year. Dr. Casuga has been serving as the Forensic Psychology Specialist for RCEB since 2015. Dr. Casuga has been appointed as a Licensed Board Member of the California Board of Psychology currently serving her second term. She also serves as a Clinical Director for the Healthy Minds Program at the Special Olympics in Northern California and Nevada. Dr. Casuga received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, C...

Brian Wong, MD Child Neurology Consulting Services

Los Angeles, California
Pediatric Neurology, Developmental Disabilities - Child Neurology, Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, HIE, brain injury, perinatal/birth asphyxia, concussion, headache, seizures, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism, ADHD

William A. Lybarger, Ph.D.

Shreveport, Louisiana
Developmental Disabilities - Mental Retardation, Nursing Homes, Long Term Care, Group Homes, Intellectual Disabilities
Dr. Lybarger provides Standard of Care opinions related to quality of care and treatment provided by health, education and human service agencies. He has extensive training and experience in health and human service management, special education, wrongful employment, security practices, gender/age/disability mix administration, quality assurance, performance management and regulatory compliance. His casework includes personal injury, wrongful death, no-lock facility management, deficient practices in nursing care centers, assisted living centers, therapeutic foster care, community and residential mental retardation programs, private psychiatric facilities, juvenile treatment, special education and human resource management. He has Chaired over 200 Standard of Care staffing’s related to personal Injury and wrongful death. Dr. Lybarger has provided deposition testimony 35 times, trial testimony seven times and has been retained in 125 cases. [1] Retained as an expert witness in...

Paul T. Rogers, MD

Churchville, Maryland
Pediatrics - Lead poisoning, Developmental Disabilities
Board Certified in Pediatrics Subspecialty trained in Developmental Disabilities at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council of Environmental Health and contributed to updating the American Academy of Pediatrics policy on lead exposure. Contributed to the "Lead Poisoning Toolkit for Pediatricians" on the website of the American Academy of Pediatrics Maryland Chapter.

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.

Lisa Prock, MD, MPH Boston Children's Hospital

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Developmental Disabilities, Adoption - Adoption, Foster Care, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Autism, ADHD, Prenatal Toxin/Substance Exposure, Trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities
Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH is a Board Certified Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Director of the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School as well as research experience. She has received awards for teaching and has extensive history of local and national teaching and leadership roles. Positions include: Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Adoption Program, and Associate Medical Director, Developmental Medicine Center, Boston Children's Hospital; former Chairperson, Section on Adoption and Foster Care and current Executive Council Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); co-author, Adoption Manual of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Clinical Director, Translational Neuroscience Center, Boston Children's Hospital. Her clinical practice includes extensive documentation review and frequent provision of 2nd/3rd/4th opinion. She has a history of providing consultation for both plaintiff and defense cases.

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, Transitional Youth Services, Foster Care, Medicaid services, Client Rights, Severe Mental Illness services, Residential Treatment, Intermediate Care Facilities
My 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. I have extensive experience with interpreting rules and regulations, first by overseeing all licensing and accreditation for two affiliated non-profits, and then for twelve years serving first as a Senior Consultant and then as Vice President of a firm specializing in public sector government agencies and elected officials across Ohio. While maintaining a base of over fifty public sector and non-profit clients I interpreted and advised clients on Medicaid rules as well as the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code. As both a consultant and later as Chief Administrative Officer, for 18 years I served as Chief Negotiator in labor negotiations overseeing all bargaining, all grievances and all arbitrations on behal...

Patricia A Maisano, RN, DHs, CCM, FAACM, PCGM, NCG, ABDA Varna LLC.

Mendenhall, Pennsylvania
Geriatrics, Developmental Disabilities - Special needs trust, Brain injury - birth, Long term care, Nursing, Nursing homes, Pediatric physical med & rehab, Psychiatry, Medical management, Elder abuse/predatory behavior, Psychology, Mental health, Memory impairment, Hospice/palliative care, Undue Influence
I have a history of more than 40 years in nursing, and more than 20 years of those years has been as an experienced witness. I have done every aspect of case work, between meditations, arbitration, closed hearings and hearings / trials with and without a jury. The nature of these cases have been med malpractice, standards of care (both medical and psychological), abuse of the elderly ( financial and physical) and the life needs of these groups. I have done both plaintiff and defense I was on the forefront of case management in the very early 80's and one of the first providers of advocacy for the elderly and disabled. I have been recognized as a matter expert in nursing, life care, and issues of disability. I created the first national franchise ( IKOR) in the area of Advocacy, which covered the major cities in the US. I created the software for IKOR, Datikor. Datikor addressed HIPPA. I have also worked with attorneys as a consultant when have been considering cases and when t...

Bonnie Hayes Access 382

Double Oak, Texas
Aviation & Aerospace, Developmental Disabilities - Air Carrier Access Act, Airline policy and procedures, Special service requests (SSR); wheelchairs, seating, Covid-19 exceptions. etc., Service and Support Animals, Complaint Resolution Official (CRO) Program, Safety Assistants, Accessible services in airports and onboard, Mobility device handling
After a near forty-year career with American Airlines, Bonnie Hayes has invaluable insight into and experience with the air travel industry. Her thorough knowledge of the Air Carrier Access Act, combined with an extensive background in airline policy and procedure, positioned her as an Expert Witness for American Airlines’ from 2018-2021. Bonnie is an Aviation Accessibility Consultant and founder/owner of Access 382. She specializes in the ACAA (CFR Title 14, Chapter II, Subchapter D, Part 382) including: airline requirements for special service requests (SSRs); physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities; Service and Emotional Support Animals; seating accommodations; accessible services in airports; Airport Agent policy and procedures; wheelchair and aisle chair services; boarding, deplaning and connecting assistance; pet relief areas; accessible services onboard; Flight Attendant policy and procedures; accessible lavatories; onboard wheelchairs; passenger medical equipmen...

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

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 attorneys and courts since 1996. I have been an expert witness and/or consulted in over 100 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, 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 Disabilities in Washington State. I hold the Di...
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