Consultant/expert for civil and criminal matters involving physical abuse, sexual abuse, child neglect and child product usage. Actively practicing board certified Child Abuse Pediatrician with 14 years experience as medical director of regional Child Abuse Pediatrics program at children’s hospital and Child Advocacy Center. Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics with publications and research. Expert in sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse (abusive head trauma, fractures, bruising, fatalities), damages from abuse, and child product safety. Balanced testimony experience for criminal, family, and civil (malpractice and product liability) matters and always qualified as an expert witness in Child Abuse/Forensic Pediatrics. Contact by clicking here.
Actively practicing PhD forensic mental health specialist in forensic interviews and mental health aspects of child sexual and physical abuse within child abuse investigation and foster care. Over 30 years experience working within the child welfare system. Well rounded testimony experience on child forensic interview protocols documentation (notes, audio tapes and/or video tapes), suggestibility, delayed disclosure, coaching, interview bias, and multi-disciplinary team protocols. Specialized expertise on cases involving children with developmental disabilities. Significant experience working with child protective services and law enforcement in the evaluation of potential child abuse case. Contact by clicking here.
SANE /SAFE nurse with adult and pediatric certifications with over 15 years experience. Expert in sexual assault/forensic nurse examinations (including forensic evidence collection) including collection and storage of potential forensic evidence, utility and accuracy of alternate light sources in the detection of substances and/or bruising, standard of care, interpretation of genital injuries, photo-documentation analysis, chart review, explaining medical terms and anatomy to non-medical professionals, and education on relevant research in the field. Contact by clicking here.