CHILD SAFETY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-071389
This expert is board certified in pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics, and certified as a life care planner. She is a full Professor of Pediatrics at a Medical School in New York. She has significant experience as a clinical and medical expert consultant and witness for causation in the field of sexual abuse, physical abuse, child neglect, child fatalities, and child product liability and safety, and for damages assessments as a life care planner. She has conducted ...
Expert Witness: E-068261
This well-credentialed, experienced expert earned her B.A. from Ohio University, her Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York. The expert has worked extensively in the public sector, with government roles including the Director of the Office of Adolescent Services for the New York City Human Resources Administration, the Interim Commissioner of the ...
Expert Witness: E-067353
This expert has been involved in executive, management, policy-making, and consulting in the field of social welfare since 1980. He earned his master's in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and also has a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The expert is an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and an Editorial Board member on several social work journals. He is currently a social work professor in New York City and an ...
Expert Witness: E-095610
This expert has a BA in History, a Masters in Media Technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University. He wrote his dissertation on the needs of foster children in rural schools and is the author of several books on foster care books. He is the director of the Foster Care Institute, and acts as a consultant to foster care agencies and legal agencies across the US, and across the globe. He writes regularly ...
Expert Witness: E-022450
This child safety and camp expert completed his Professional Development Program through the American Camp Association. He also completed National Training School and National Camping School as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America. As the former Associate Director of Camping Service for BSA, this expert was responsible for managing health, safety, and risk management issues for the children in the Boy Scouts. Currently, this expert is the President/CEO of a camp ...
Expert Witness: E-015351
This expert specializes in child & adolescent psychoanalysis and psychiatry. He earned his MD from Washington University School of Medicine and completed fellowship training in child psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He has authored more than 120 publications in the child psychiatry and psychiatry, and has participated in more than 75 invited lectures. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at a top university medical center and maintains a private ...
Expert Witness: E-007082
This double board certified psychiatrist has been practicing for more than a decade. He completed residency training in general psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, and fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the same institution. He is currently a child psychiatrist at a major university medical center, where he also serves as an associate professor in the department of psychiatry and as the director of child psychiatric consultation services. ...
Expert Witness: E-007307
This expert has 10 years of experience as a litigator and more than 30 years of experience as a staff person and volunteer in agencies advocating for victims of abuse and neglect. In addition to her Juris Doctorate and Masters Degree in Human Relations, she also has a diploma from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics in Interdisciplinary Training in Child Abuse and Neglect. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area ...
Expert Witness: E-098683
A certified leisure professional and playground safety inspector, this expert is also a nationally acknowledged expert in the area of playground safety. She has made presentations both nationally and internationally on playground design and safety, and is the author /co author of over 150 articles on playgrounds and children’s play. This expert has held numerous leadership and committee assignments in national professional organizations, including the American ...
Expert Witness: E-099110
This expert is a retired Pennsylvania Child Care Health & Safety Inspector of 20 years. He also spent 6 years as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, 6 years as a Pennsylvania Keystone Stars Playground Safety Trainer, 3 years as a PA Assisted Living Licensing Rep. and 15 years as a PA Recreation Therapist. He is currently the president of a Playground/Gardens/Recreation design firm in the Pittsburgh area.

CHILD SAFETY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Middle School Fails To Adequately Supervise Students During Lunch CHILD SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a middle school student with a history of violence who engaged in a physical altercation with an Autistic student. Both students were in the cafeteria when the violent student approached the Autistic student. The violent student began to …

Architectural Design Choice Allegedly Causes A Child’s Tragic Death CHILD SAFETY Expert Case

…  case takes place in Florida and involves a 9-year old child who visited a library with her father. While the father was reading a book, the child wandered off and climbed a guard railing separating an outdoor walkway …

Pediatric Patient Fractures Skull While Under Care Of Radiology Technologist CHILD SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a 13-year-old girl who fractured her skull while undergoing an x-ray in a university hospital in California. The girl presented to the hospital with complaints of severe nausea and a physician determined that she needed an x-ray. In  …

Foster Parents Allegedly Suffocate Child CHILD SAFETY Expert Case

Foster Parents Allegedly Suffocate Child

…  who was allegedly suffocated by his foster parents. The child was placed into the home of a couple that had not previously fostered children. During the months leading up to the incident, caseworkers were …

Elementary School Student Is Beaten By Program Director CHILD SAFETY Expert Case

Elementary School Student Is Beaten By Program Director

…  beaten at a tutoring center by the center’s director. The child sustained a black eye and required a neck brace. A former instructor at …  of the center is as yet unclear. An expert in school safety was sought to review the case and address the appropriate classification …

Lack Of School Security To Blame For Attempted Kidnapping CHILD SAFETY Expert Case

Lack Of School Security To Blame For Attempted Kidnapping

…  were no teachers outside of the school to supervise the children who were waiting for their parents so the student waited alone. There …  office of the school. An expert was sought to discuss safety protocol on school grounds to avoid an incident such as an attempted …

Negligent Supervision Causes At-Risk Student To Choke CHILD SAFETY Expert Case

Negligent Supervision Causes At-Risk Student To Choke

…  primarily worked in a pull-out classroom program for children with special needs. She was mainstreamed with students her age during …  unconscious. Attempts were made to resuscitate the child but she ultimately expired. An expert in school nursing, with experience …

Child Suffers Hand Injury During Gymnastics Training CHILD SAFETY Expert Case

Child Suffers Hand Injury During Gymnastics Training

…  a balance beam. The incident occurred at a gym that trains children in gymnastics. The boy was learning a new handstand move in a class of …