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John E. Handelsman MD, FRCS, MCh.Orth Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
New Hyde Park, New York
2035 Lakeville Road, Suite 300, 11040


Contact:  John E. Handelsman
http://www.lawsonline.com/website/169
914-260-2751 Or Toll Free
jhandelsman14@gmail.com
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
2035 Lakeville Road, Suite 300
New Hyde Park, New York 11040

Contact:  John E. Handelsman
http://www.lawsonline.com/website/169
914-260-2751
jhandelsman14@gmail.com
Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Programs in three major Academic Hospitals over 30 year period.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Orthopedic Surgery,  Orthopedics,  Pediatric Emergency Medicine,  Pediatrics Urgent Care, 


Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Programs in three major Academic Hospitals over 30 year period.

LINUS Consulting Group, LLC
San Antonio, Texas
20079 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 1105-215, 78258


Contact:  Joanna L. Collins MFS
www.linusconsultinggroup.com
210-858-5125 Or Toll Free
joanna@linusemail.com
20079 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 1105-215
San Antonio, Texas 78258

Contact:  Joanna L. Collins MFS
www.linusconsultinggroup.com
210-858-5125
joanna@linusemail.com
Proven forensic science and investigative professional with accomplished background of over 17 years of federal criminal investigations and supervisory experience specializing in forensic sciences, forensics program management, criminal investigations, crime scene management and processing, criminal investigations consultation, and expert testimony in legal proceedings. Also specializing in criminal and forensics related training course development and instruction, concentrating in medico-legal death investigations, sexual assaults, child physical and sexual abuse, death investigations, and child forensic interviewing. Active member and program chair with the American Academy of Forensic Science. Top Secret/SCI security clearance with current counterintelligence scope polygraph.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Crime Scene Evaluation and Reconstruction,  Death Investigations,  Sexual Abuse, 


Proven forensic science and investigative professional with accomplished background of over 17 years of federal criminal investigations and supervisory experience specializing in forensic sciences, forensics program management, criminal investigations, crime scene management and processing, criminal investigations consultation, and expert testimony in legal proceedings. Also specializing in criminal and forensics related training course development and instruction, concentrating in medico-legal death investigations, sexual assaults, child physical and sexual abuse, death investigations, and child forensic interviewing. Active member and program chair with the American Academy of Forensic Science. Top Secret/SCI security clearance with current counterintelligence scope polygraph.

Brian P. Jacks, MD, FAACP
Beverly Hills, California
9730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 108, 90212


Contact:  Brian P. Jacks, MD, FAACP

310-274-0684 Or Toll Free
drbpj@me.com
9730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 108
Beverly Hills, California 90212

Contact:  Brian P. Jacks, MD, FAACP

310-274-0684
drbpj@me.com
Brian P. Jacks, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at USC and doubly board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has over 30 years experience in forensic matters including personal injury, PTSD, sexual harrassment, childhood sexual abuse, malpractice, bullying, psychopharmacology, and workers compensation. He has testified over 50 times in court including Federal as well as Superior court. He has worked equally for defense as well as plaintiff.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Medical Malpractice,  Personal Injury,  Post Traumatic Stress,  Psychiatric Medicine,  Psychopharmacology,  Sexual Abuse,  Sexual Harassment,  Workers' Compensation, 


Brian P. Jacks, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at USC and doubly board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has over 30 years experience in forensic matters including personal injury, PTSD, sexual harrassment, childhood sexual abuse, malpractice, bullying, psychopharmacology, and workers compensation. He has testified over 50 times in court including Federal as well as Superior court. He has worked equally for defense as well as plaintiff.

Kim Hart Trial Support Services
Holland, Ohio
PO Box 617, 43528


Contact:  Kim A. Hart
http://kimhart.com/
419-868-6016 Or Toll Free
kimhart@kimhart.com
PO Box 617
Holland, Ohio 43528

Contact:  Kim A. Hart
http://kimhart.com/
419-868-6016
kimhart@kimhart.com
Kim A. Hart has been providing consulting and support services to defense teams during the investigative, pre-trial, trial, and appeals stages of Child Abuse and Sex Crime since 1987. Many of these child abuse and sex crime cases have been high-profile, and most cases resulted in successful outcomes for the clients. She and her team have been very successful with appellate work for those wrongfully convicted of child abuse. Ms. Hart has worked with various attorneys on cases in every state in the United States and has the experience and knowledge to determine what issues must be addressed as well as which strategies have proven successful and which have not. Author - Ms. Hart has authored several publication on topics within her field of expertise. Her most noted is the book entitled, Guilty Until Proven Innocent: A Manual for Surviving False Allegations of Child Abuse.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Sexual Abuse, 


Kim A. Hart has been providing consulting and support services to defense teams during the investigative, pre-trial, trial, and appeals stages of Child Abuse and Sex Crime since 1987. Many of these child abuse and sex crime cases have been high-profile, and most cases resulted in successful outcomes for the clients. She and her team have been very successful with appellate work for those wrongfully convicted of child abuse. Ms. Hart has worked with various attorneys on cases in every state in the United States and has the experience and knowledge to determine what issues must be addressed as well as which strategies have proven successful and which have not. Author - Ms. Hart has authored several publication on topics within her field of expertise. Her most noted is the book entitled, Guilty Until Proven Innocent: A Manual for Surviving False Allegations of Child Abuse.

Richard L. Swanson, Ph.D. Education Consultant
Tehachapi, California
21400 Westwood Blvd, 93561


Contact:  Richard L. Swanson, PhD
www.rlswansonphd.com
530-277-9603 Or Toll Free
richard@rlswansonphd.com
21400 Westwood Blvd
Tehachapi, California 93561

Contact:  Richard L. Swanson, PhD
www.rlswansonphd.com
530-277-9603
richard@rlswansonphd.com
Dr. Swanson has been consulting as a professional education witness since January of 2011. A recent case was resolved with a $4.2 million decision. He completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Educational Psychology. He holds California Teaching and Administrative credentials, and a College Counselor Credential with expertise in school reform, school safety, anti-bullying, Special Education, school improvement and safety and supervision. He has the California Distinguished Principal Award (2000), CAL Honor Society and California State Assembly Recognition for Excellence. He speaks with an authority based solidly on his academic training and 39 years of practical experience (12 as Superintendent).
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Education and Schools,  Gangs,  Playgrounds,  School,  Sexual Harassment, 


Dr. Swanson has been consulting as a professional education witness since January of 2011. A recent case was resolved with a $4.2 million decision. He completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Educational Psychology. He holds California Teaching and Administrative credentials, and a College Counselor Credential with expertise in school reform, school safety, anti-bullying, Special Education, school improvement and safety and supervision. He has the California Distinguished Principal Award (2000), CAL Honor Society and California State Assembly Recognition for Excellence. He speaks with an authority based solidly on his academic training and 39 years of practical experience (12 as Superintendent).

Virginia Rhodes, EdD CEO
Cincinnati, Ohio
1549 Wittlou Ave., 45224


Contact:  Virginia Rhodes, EdD CEO
http://www.renegadelearning.com/
513-207-2566 Or Toll Free
vrhodes@cinci.rr.com
1549 Wittlou Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Contact:  Virginia Rhodes, EdD CEO
http://www.renegadelearning.com/
513-207-2566
vrhodes@cinci.rr.com
Virginia Rhodes, EdD has over 35 years experience in Urban School District Policy, Development, and Administration and Teaching. Dr. Rhodes' specialty is persistently failing city schools. Consulting Focus: *STEM Start-ups *STEM and Environmental Strategies with Urban High School Students Innovative Teacher Hiring while Honoring Teacher Union Contracts Rebuilding School Culture and Effective Security and safety Background - Dr. Rhodes provided consulting services to an international firm on certain aspects of U.S. public school practices prior to their exploration of a related market sector. She also acted as a consultant to the University of Cincinnati Career Center assisting in the development of pre-service teacher hiring expectations. Dr. Rhodes was retained by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to co-investigate a study for mental health and achievement factors related to excessive student mobility. As a Consultant to AdvancedEd Accreditation Team School Evaluation, she has evaluated various high schools on issues of performance. Dr. Rhodes has researched and written numerous articles on school mobility, achievement, culture, and STEM (NSF). She has delivered lectures on urban school district policy and other related topics to various groups and educational institutions.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Discrimination,  Education and Schools,  Employment,  School, 


Virginia Rhodes, EdD has over 35 years experience in Urban School District Policy, Development, and Administration and Teaching. Dr. Rhodes' specialty is persistently failing city schools. Consulting Focus: *STEM Start-ups *STEM and Environmental Strategies with Urban High School Students Innovative Teacher Hiring while Honoring Teacher Union Contracts Rebuilding School Culture and Effective Security and safety Background - Dr. Rhodes provided consulting services to an international firm on certain aspects of U.S. public school practices prior to their exploration of a related market sector. She also acted as a consultant to the University of Cincinnati Career Center assisting in the development of pre-service teacher hiring expectations. Dr. Rhodes was retained by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to co-investigate a study for mental health and achievement factors related to excessive student mobility. As a Consultant to AdvancedEd Accreditation Team School Evaluation, she has evaluated various high schools on issues of performance. Dr. Rhodes has researched and written numerous articles on school mobility, achievement, culture, and STEM (NSF). She has delivered lectures on urban school district policy and other related topics to various groups and educational institutions.

Christopher Simonet, Ph.D Psychology
San Diego, California
12707 High Bluff Dr., #200, 92130


Contact:  Christopher Simonet, Ph.D
http://expedientmedicolegal.com/
888-720-2552 Or Toll Free
expert@expedientmedicolegal.com
12707 High Bluff Dr., #200
San Diego, California 92130

Contact:  Christopher Simonet, Ph.D
http://expedientmedicolegal.com/
888-720-2552
expert@expedientmedicolegal.com

Christopher Simonet's CV

 

Christopher Simonet, Ph.D., Q.M.E., is a clinical and forensic psychologist with extensive experience in assessing and treating severe mental illness and sexual offenders. He has worked in the primarily in the forensic arena since 2000. Dr. Simonet has served as an independent evaluator for the San Diego Superior Court, as a consultant to the California Department of State Hospitals, a senior psychologist for the San Diego County Forensic Conditional Release Program (CONREP), and a psychologist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He has evaluated, treated, and provided testimony for cases involving Insanity (PC 1026), Mentally Disordered Offender (PC 2962/PC 2972), Mentally Disordered Sex Offender (WIC 6331), Sexually Violent Predators (WIC 6600), and High-Risk Sex Offenders.

Dr. Simonet earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with High Honors, from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He completed an APA internship at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA, and has been licensed in California since 1999 (PSY16314). He is a member of the American Psychology-Law Society, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and American Psychological Association.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Malingering,  Psychology,  Sexual Harassment,  Wrongful Death, 


Christopher Simonet's CV

 

Christopher Simonet, Ph.D., Q.M.E., is a clinical and forensic psychologist with extensive experience in assessing and treating severe mental illness and sexual offenders. He has worked in the primarily in the forensic arena since 2000. Dr. Simonet has served as an independent evaluator for the San Diego Superior Court, as a consultant to the California Department of State Hospitals, a senior psychologist for the San Diego County Forensic Conditional Release Program (CONREP), and a psychologist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He has evaluated, treated, and provided testimony for cases involving Insanity (PC 1026), Mentally Disordered Offender (PC 2962/PC 2972), Mentally Disordered Sex Offender (WIC 6331), Sexually Violent Predators (WIC 6600), and High-Risk Sex Offenders.

Dr. Simonet earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with High Honors, from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He completed an APA internship at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA, and has been licensed in California since 1999 (PSY16314). He is a member of the American Psychology-Law Society, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and American Psychological Association.

Lynn Lunceford, Psy.D. (psychologist)
San Diego, California
12707 High Bluff Dr., #200, 92130


Contact:  Lynn Lunceford, Psy.D.
http://expedientmedicolegal.com/
888-720-2552 Or Toll Free
expert@expedientmedicolegal.com
12707 High Bluff Dr., #200
San Diego, California 92130

Contact:  Lynn Lunceford, Psy.D.
http://expedientmedicolegal.com/
888-720-2552
expert@expedientmedicolegal.com

Lynn Lunceford's CV

 

Lynn Lunceford, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with her Bachelors' in Liberal Arts, and received her Psy.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has been in private practice since 2005 and has consulted with attorneys on a number of civil cases. After realizing she enjoyed that work very much, she began to pursue other avenues of forensic work, eventually leading her to become a Q.M.E.

She is currently part of the faculty at University of Phoenix and is a frequent guest on San Diego News to discus current psychological issues in the news. Dr. Lunceford seeks to be a thorough, fair, and compassionate evaluator who can generate complete and accurate reports.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Malingering,  Psychology,  Sexual Harassment,  Wrongful Death, 


Lynn Lunceford's CV

 

Lynn Lunceford, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with her Bachelors' in Liberal Arts, and received her Psy.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has been in private practice since 2005 and has consulted with attorneys on a number of civil cases. After realizing she enjoyed that work very much, she began to pursue other avenues of forensic work, eventually leading her to become a Q.M.E.

She is currently part of the faculty at University of Phoenix and is a frequent guest on San Diego News to discus current psychological issues in the news. Dr. Lunceford seeks to be a thorough, fair, and compassionate evaluator who can generate complete and accurate reports.

Rebecca Roy, Ph.D
West Hollywood, California
8605 Santa Monica Blvd., #16989, 90069-4109


Contact:  Rebecca Roy, Ph.D
http://expedientmedicolegal.com/
888-720-2552 Or Toll Free
expert@expedientmedicolegal.com
8605 Santa Monica Blvd., #16989
West Hollywood, California 90069-4109

Contact:  Rebecca Roy, Ph.D
http://expedientmedicolegal.com/
888-720-2552
expert@expedientmedicolegal.com

Rebecca Roy's CV

 

Rebecca Roy, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles. Dr. Roy specializes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and has comprehensive experience in the analysis and treatment of complex trauma. Her original research and new approach to treating trauma, Trauma Body-Mind Reintegration Therapy, was presented to the American Psychological Association (Psychoanalysis Division) in 2013.

Dr. Roy obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology after practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for several years. Dr. Roy also has extensive experience in the analysis and treatment of anxiety, depression and Bipolar Disorder.

Dr. Roy graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2012 with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She earned her master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2005. Dr. Roy completed her post-doctoral training in forensic psychology and is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Roy has been featured as a mental health expert in The New York Times, L.A. Times, CNN, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Reuters and other major media as well as various television shows.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Forensic Psychology,  Post Traumatic Stress,  Psychology,  Suicide, 


Rebecca Roy's CV

 

Rebecca Roy, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles. Dr. Roy specializes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and has comprehensive experience in the analysis and treatment of complex trauma. Her original research and new approach to treating trauma, Trauma Body-Mind Reintegration Therapy, was presented to the American Psychological Association (Psychoanalysis Division) in 2013.

Dr. Roy obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology after practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for several years. Dr. Roy also has extensive experience in the analysis and treatment of anxiety, depression and Bipolar Disorder.

Dr. Roy graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2012 with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She earned her master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2005. Dr. Roy completed her post-doctoral training in forensic psychology and is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Roy has been featured as a mental health expert in The New York Times, L.A. Times, CNN, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Reuters and other major media as well as various television shows.

Richard Jordan, Psy.D Clinical Psychology
San Diego, California
12707 High Bluff Dr., #200, 92130


Contact:  Richard Jordan, Psy.D
http://expedientmedicolegal.com/
888-720-2552 Or Toll Free
expert@expedientmedicolegal.com
12707 High Bluff Dr., #200
San Diego, California 92130

Contact:  Richard Jordan, Psy.D
http://expedientmedicolegal.com/
888-720-2552
expert@expedientmedicolegal.com

Richard Jordan's CV

 

Richard Jordan, Psy.D., Q.M.E., brings an eclectic background to his practice as a Qualified Medical Evaluator. His early education was rooted in science and engineering, leading to a BS in Chemical Engineering. His earlier career in environmental engineering led to his focusing upon the air quality challenges in perhaps the most difficult air quality environment in the country, Los Angeles. As he became known for his creative solutions to seemingly impossible air quality and regulatory challenges, he was approached by his clients who provided financial support for him to start his own company.

Dr. Jordan grew this company over a ten-year period, and then sold it to his employees so that he could transition to his new field of interest, psychology. Dr. Jordan received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the American Behavioral Studies Institute where he completed his dissertation on integrative treatments for major depressive disorder both with and without psychotic features. His analytical background proved to be a strength as he has performed a wide variety of psychological evaluations. In addition to performing evaluations as a Qualified Medical Evaluator in California, he has extensive experience in performing evaluations on adults and children for San Diego County Child Welfare Services; on adolescents for San Diego County Juvenile Probation; and on Mentally Disordered Offenders on behalf of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

In his practice as a Qualified Medical Evaluator, Dr. Jordan is dedicated to providing appropriately professional, thorough, accurate, fair, and unbiased evaluations, aimed at yielding optimum Workers’ Compensation case outcomes for every evaluation that he is assigned.
Information:  
Child Abuse,  Malingering,  Psychology,  Sexual Harassment,  Wrongful Death, 


Richard Jordan's CV

 

Richard Jordan, Psy.D., Q.M.E., brings an eclectic background to his practice as a Qualified Medical Evaluator. His early education was rooted in science and engineering, leading to a BS in Chemical Engineering. His earlier career in environmental engineering led to his focusing upon the air quality challenges in perhaps the most difficult air quality environment in the country, Los Angeles. As he became known for his creative solutions to seemingly impossible air quality and regulatory challenges, he was approached by his clients who provided financial support for him to start his own company.

Dr. Jordan grew this company over a ten-year period, and then sold it to his employees so that he could transition to his new field of interest, psychology. Dr. Jordan received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the American Behavioral Studies Institute where he completed his dissertation on integrative treatments for major depressive disorder both with and without psychotic features. His analytical background proved to be a strength as he has performed a wide variety of psychological evaluations. In addition to performing evaluations as a Qualified Medical Evaluator in California, he has extensive experience in performing evaluations on adults and children for San Diego County Child Welfare Services; on adolescents for San Diego County Juvenile Probation; and on Mentally Disordered Offenders on behalf of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

In his practice as a Qualified Medical Evaluator, Dr. Jordan is dedicated to providing appropriately professional, thorough, accurate, fair, and unbiased evaluations, aimed at yielding optimum Workers’ Compensation case outcomes for every evaluation that he is assigned.

Robert A. Evans, Ph.D.
Clearwater, Florida
2430 Estancia Blvd Suite 203, 33761


Contact:  Robert A. Evans, Ph.D.
http://drbobevans.com/
727-786-0600 Or Toll Free
drevans@drbobevans.com
2430 Estancia Blvd Suite 203
Clearwater, Florida 33761

Contact:  Robert A. Evans, Ph.D.
http://drbobevans.com/
727-786-0600
drevans@drbobevans.com
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Robert A. Evans, Ph.D.
Dr. Evans is a licensed school psychologist and has been practicing Forensic Psychology for over 25 years throughout the U.S. His forensic services include expert testimony in family law cases with a focus on Parental Alienation (PA), including allegations of parental rejection, child abuse, sex abuse, and estrangement. He is trained as a Family Divorce Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, Guardian ad Litem, Collaborative Law Practice, and Child Custody Evaluator. In 2011, he authored the book, The Essentials of Parent Alienation Syndrome, and a number of articles for bar association journals and publications. He has testified as an expert on PA in numerous courts across the U.S. as to what PA is, how to identify it, and how to rehabilitate it. He has conducted in excess of a hundred child custody evaluations in his career thus far. Dr. Evans is an approved sponsor of continuing education for psychologists by the American Psychological Association and has been approved by many legal bar associations to conduct continuing legal education on a variety of topics, including Litigating Family Law Cases with Parent Alienation, Critiquing and Reviewing Child Custody Evaluations and An Overview of Established Rehabilitation Programs.

Information:  
Child Abuse,  Child Custody,  Forensic Psychology,  Psychology,  Sexual Abuse, 


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Robert A. Evans, Ph.D.
Dr. Evans is a licensed school psychologist and has been practicing Forensic Psychology for over 25 years throughout the U.S. His forensic services include expert testimony in family law cases with a focus on Parental Alienation (PA), including allegations of parental rejection, child abuse, sex abuse, and estrangement. He is trained as a Family Divorce Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, Guardian ad Litem, Collaborative Law Practice, and Child Custody Evaluator. In 2011, he authored the book, The Essentials of Parent Alienation Syndrome, and a number of articles for bar association journals and publications. He has testified as an expert on PA in numerous courts across the U.S. as to what PA is, how to identify it, and how to rehabilitate it. He has conducted in excess of a hundred child custody evaluations in his career thus far. Dr. Evans is an approved sponsor of continuing education for psychologists by the American Psychological Association and has been approved by many legal bar associations to conduct continuing legal education on a variety of topics, including Litigating Family Law Cases with Parent Alienation, Critiquing and Reviewing Child Custody Evaluations and An Overview of Established Rehabilitation Programs.