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This page contains social work expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on social work and related issues. Social work 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 social work expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Mental Health, Standard Of Care, Adult Depression/Anxiety, Adults Molested As Children, Capital Punishment Sentencing, Case Management, Case Planning, Child Custody, Child Death, Child Fatality, Child Protective Services, and Children's Services.

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Nicole E McCarthy, MSW, LCSW

Woodland Hills, California
Social Work, Mental Health - Mental Health, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Forensic Social Work, Adult Depression/Anxiety, Case Management, Standard of Care, Discharge Planning, Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Adults Molested as Children, Domestic Violence, Work Place Sexual Harassment, Suicide Prevention, Institutional Abuse,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) expert in mental health, psychiatric issues and women's health. I have a masters degree in social work from the University of Southern California and licensed in the state of California with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I have experience and expertise with residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, domestic violence shelters and outpatient mental health clinics. I was a leader for the Intensive Outpatient Program in an outpatient clinic. Supervised other therapist’s and coordinated treatment teams for patient care. I have collaborated with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, OBGYN's, medical social workers, RN's and nursing teams. I addition, I am a member of Postpartum Support International and helped create the positive motherhood transition program specializing and treating moms who struggle with postpartum depression/ anxiety. I have expertise with pregnancy loss, infertility and perinatal issues. I am also a member ...

Paula E. Rohde, MA, CPDM

Mission Viejo, California
Social Work - Social Worker Standard of Care, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Mandated Reporter, Juvenile Dependency, Placement, Warrants & Removals, Case Planning, Family Reunification, Foster Care Licensing, Group Homes, Child Abuse, Foster Homes, Shelter Care,
I have extensive experience working in public child welfare and human resources for the County of Orange, Social Services Agency. Child Welfare areas of expertise include dependency intake and investigations, out of home placement including group home, foster home, relative and shelter care placement, foster parenting recruitment, training, licensing and relative family approval. Experience has been in both a Senior Social Worker, Senior Social Services Supervisor and leadership capacity (Program Manager I & II ). I am trained in Trauma Informed Practice & Safety Organized Practice, knowledgeable of and proficient in the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System.

Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD Stolar Consultation, CPS/DCFS Expert

Murrieta, California
Child Abuse, Social Work - Child Protective Services, Department of Children and Family Services, Investigations, Standard of Care, Removal, Exigency, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Child Death, Child Fatality
Nicol has expertise in the areas of child abuse, child forensic interviewing, adoptions, training, child custody evaluations, co-parenting, dependency proceedings, Child Abuse/CPS/Law Enforcement investigations and Standard of Care. ​Nicol has completed hundreds of child abuse investigations including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence and child deaths. Nicol is an expert witness in Family Law Court and specializes in child abuse and maltreatment. Nicol works as a consultant and subject matter expert on cases involving CPS, child abuse, forensic interviewing, family law, adoptions and child custody. Nicol enjoys taking cases for the Plaintiff and the Defense. She has testified multiple times and feels comfortable in the courtroom.

Beth Wechsler, MSW, LICSW Beth Wechsler, LICSW

Mashpee, Massachusetts
Social Work, Mental Health - children's services, school social work, special education, child welfare, foster care, child custody, psychotherapy, mental health, child abuse, mitigation, medical malpractice, capital punishment sentencing.
Social Work Expert Witness for Cases in Children's Services Nationwide: I am a social work expert witness for both plaintiff and defense (with experience in CA, IA, FL, MA, MO, NM and TN). I specialize in cases where the system has failed the child, resulting in unfortunate and sometimes disastrous outcomes. I will review your case, identify what happened, what should have happened and why it did not. Did a social worker fail to meet the standard of care and if so was (s)he negligent or was there a clinical error that can be understood in terms of the resources and systems in which it occurred? Based on 45 years of social work experience, I know that clinicians in children's services (in outpatient mental health settings, in the schools and especially in state child protection agencies) work in complex, challenging situations. Evaluating failure to meet the standard of care, and to act in accord with the values and ethics that define social work, is often straightforward, som...
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