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Disability expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including healthcare, social work, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and psychology. Some of the most common specialties among disability expert witnesses include physical disabilities, mental health disabilities, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and workplace accommodations. They have provided opinions on the effects of discrimination, accessibility issues, reasonable accommodations, disability benefits claims, and the impact of disabilities on quality of life.

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Max N. Wiznitzer, MDView profile

ID: 615409

Dr. Max N. Wiznitzer, MD

Dr. Max N. Wiznitzer has 39 years of experience in the field of Pediatric Neurology. He earned his BS in Medical Education from Northwestern University and his MD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed two fellowships in Pediatric Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Higher Cortical Functions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Today, this...

Neurodiversity and Disability Policy Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Neurodiversity and Disability Policy Expert Witness | Florida

This qualified expert specializes in disability, autism, neurodiversity, disability policy, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the intersection of autism and disability with the law. She earned her BSBA in psychology, criminology, and law from the University of Florida before earning her JD from the University of Miami. She is a licensed attorney and is active in her field as an author of...

Marvin Dale Nelson Jr, FACR, MBA, MDView profile

ID: 646078

Dr. Marvin Dale Nelson Jr, FACR, MBA, MD

Dr. Marvin D. Nelson Jr has 36 years of experience in the fields of Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, and Diagnostic Radiology. He earned his BS and his MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business. After completing an internship and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center, he went on to complete a...

Applied Behavior Analysis, Developmental Disabilities, & Early Intervention Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Applied Behavior Analysis, Developmental Disabilities, & Early Intervention Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This highly-qualified applied behavior analysis expert has 20 years of experience in her field, specializing in autism, developmental disabilities, and early intervention. She earned her BA in clinical psychology from Lock Haven University and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Penn State University. She is a board-certified behavior analyst and certified as a Competent Learner Model coach....

Peter Joseph Smith, MA, MDView profile

ID: 1226998

Dr. Peter Joseph Smith, MA, MD

Dr. Peter J. Smith has 23 years of experience in the field of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. He earned his BA from the University of Notre Dame, his MA from Boston University, and his MD from Duke University. After completing his residency in General Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis, he went on to complete a fellowship in...

Epidemiology And Pediatrics Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Epidemiology And Pediatrics Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This expert has been practicing for over 30 years. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a fellowship in Epidemiology there as well. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and sits on the Editorial Board of "Pediatric and Perinatal Research", the "American Journal of Public Health", "Pediatrics", "Annals of Internal...

William Meredith LybargerView profile

ID: 720268

Dr. William Meredith Lybarger

This highly qualified expert has over 40 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities as an administrator of health, education, and human services agencies. He earned his BS and MS in special education from Arkansas State University and a PhD in psychology and special education from St. Louis University. He is active in his field as a member of the American...

Disability Services Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Disability Services Expert Witness | California

This qualified expert of Medical School Diversity and Disability Services obtained her BS in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, her MA in Psychology from the University of Alabama, and her Ph.D in Learning and Development at the Cleveland State University. She completed her Post-Doctorate in Training and Assessment Training at Harvard University. She is Certified in General...

Cindi GuilbertView profile

ID: 600

Ms. Cindi Guilbert

This human resources expert has over 10 years of experience in her field. She is experienced in employee relations, benefits design, workers compensation, ADA, and performance management among many other matters. She received her BA from the University of California Davis and her MA in human resources management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Her previous work experience includes...


Disability Income Insurance  Life Insurance  Bad Faith Claims Expert Witness | KentuckyView profile


Disability Income Insurance Life Insurance Bad Faith Claims Expert Witness | Kentucky

This expert has a thirty year association in the Life and Disability Income Insurance Industry. For twenty-eight years he was associated with The Union Central Life Insurance Company. During that time he was involved in numerous claim/policy service matters and supervised claim litigation. He also conducted California Fraud Training for over twenty years with claim examiners with a concentration...

Gloria BertramView profile

ID: 6317

Ms. Gloria Bertram

This human resources expert received her BA in psychology at the Autonomous University of Baja California. After working as an operations supervisor at FIMC, this expert served as an HR administrator and employment and connections specialist for several years at Goodwill Industries Manasota Inc. Her work experience also includes serving as a job connection specialist at DWs and the principal HR...


Insurance Policy Underwriting Expert Witness | OntarioView profile


Insurance Policy Underwriting Expert Witness | Ontario

This highly qualified expert has nearly 40 years of experience in insurance underwriting. He earned his BA in economics from the University of Guelph and his BComm in graduate business at the University of Windsor. He then went on to become a life underwriting at Independent Order of Foresters and a manager of Canadian life and disability underwriting at Crown Life Insurance Co. He then served as...

Patricia TateView profile

ID: 7824

Ms. Patricia Tate

This expert has over 2 decades of human resources experience. She received her BA in sociology and social work from the University of Texas Austin before completing additional graduate classes in human resources at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a certified human capital coach. Her former work experience includes serving as the manager of human resources and administration at RPI...


King LeungView profile

ID: 17889

Mr. King Leung

This experienced registered architect has 16 years of experience in managing projects for the healthcare and hospitality industries. He earned his BS and BArch from the City College of New York and is a certified LEED AP. He has worked on numerous projects in the healthcare setting, including Mt. Sinai School of Medicine's Rehab Center and Medical Mall. Formerly, he has worked as an architect for...


Mark Douglas Simms, MDView profile

ID: 20671

Dr. Mark Douglas Simms, MD

This expert has over 30 years of experience in developmental pediatrics. He obtained his BA and MD at the State University of New York and his MPH at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at Montefiore Hospital as well as a fellowship in child development and rehabilitation at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is active in his field as a diplomat...

Neal CasperView profile

ID: 21582

Mr. Neal Casper

This expert has over 20 years of experience in construction management. He earned his BA at Point Loma Nazarene College. This expert is a certified access specialist and a licensed general contractor. He previously served as the construction project manager for San Diego County Credit Union and for McDonald's Corporation. This expert is also the founding member of Certified Access Specialist...


Leigh FloreView profile

ID: 33866

Dr. Leigh Flore

This expert is board certified in medical genetics and pediatrics. She received her BS in biology from the University of Michigan, followed by an MS in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Minnesota. She then worked as a genetic counselor at Hutzel Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Michigan before receiving her MD from Michigan State University. Following her MD, this...


Karen Hopkins, MDView profile

ID: 34167

Dr. Karen Hopkins, MD

This expert has over 25 years of experience as a pediatrician with a specialization in neurodevelopmental disabilities. She gained her BS in biology at Tufts University and her MD at New York University School of Medicine. She then completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center and her fellowship in developmental/behavioral pediatrics at Albert...

Disability Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a disability expert witness in legal proceedings?

A disability expert witness provides specialized knowledge on disability issues, such as accessibility standards, reasonable accommodations, and disability benefits. They can offer critical insights to inform court decisions.

What types of cases might require a disability expert witness?

Disability expert witnesses are often involved in personal injury cases, employment discrimination lawsuits, social security disputes, workers' compensation claims, and ADA compliance cases.

Can a disability expert witness provide testimony on mental health disabilities?

Yes, many disability experts specialize in mental health disabilities. They can provide valuable insight into how these conditions impact an individual's ability to work or perform daily activities.

How does a disability expert witness evaluate the extent of a person's disability?

Disability experts use medical records, functional capacity evaluations, vocational assessments, and other tools to determine the severity of a person's disability and its impact on their life.

Are there subspecialties within the field of disability expert witnessing?

Yes, some experts may focus on specific areas like physical disabilities, learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities or developmental disabilities. Their expertise can be crucial in relevant cases.

How does Expert Institute select its Disability expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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