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Family expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including family law, child custody disputes, divorce proceedings, domestic violence cases, and adoption processes. Some of the most common specialties among family expert witnesses also include child psychology, marital property division, spousal support, parental alienation, and child abuse allegations. They can opine on the effects of parental behavior on child development, the impact of divorce on children, the appropriateness of custody arrangements, the psychological implications of domestic violence, and the fairness of property divisions.

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Christi Lee Cooper-Lehki, DOView profile

ID: 403933

Dr. Christi Lee Cooper-Lehki, DO

Dr. Christi L. Cooper-Lehki has 18 years of experience in the field of Psychiatry. She earned her BA in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from the University of Charleston and her DO from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship in Osteopathic Medicine, a residency in Psychiatry, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, all at Detroit Medical...

Family Medicine and Primary Care Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Family Medicine and Primary Care Expert Witness | California

This board certified expert has been practicing for nearly 20 years. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of California, San Francisco prior to completing a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, a highly selective postresidency program where physicians learn to conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners, and...

Nicholas CarrollView profile

ID: 145935

Mr. Nicholas Carroll

This expert is the author of two successful books on the topics of slander and libel and has written dozens of scholarly papers in the study of defamation over the past 12+ years. He has counseled 500+ victims of defamation, addressing both their emotional distress and the nuances of defamation law. His clients as a writer and consultant have included Stanford University, Xerox, and McKesson...

Suicide  Grief  and Bereavement Counseling Expert Witness | MassachusettsView profile


Suicide Grief and Bereavement Counseling Expert Witness | Massachusetts

This expert has over 25 years of experience as a grief counselor, specializing in parental grief, child and adolescent grief, suicide bereavement and other complicated grief issues. He is author of a book covering grief and loss and numerous professional and popular publications. He is currently an international keynote speaker, consults to law firms, human service professionals, schools,...

Lukas CastilloView profile

ID: 5945

Mr. Lukas Castillo

This well qualified expert has extensive experience with patient privacy management as he has been in the field for 18 years. He completed his BS in health information management at the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA at the University of Phoenix. He also is a registered health information administrator and is active in the field as a member of the American Health Information Management...

Family Medicine  Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Expert Witness | North CarolinaView profile


Family Medicine Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Expert Witness | North Carolina

This double board certified expert in urgent care has been practicing for nearly 15 years. A former final base hospital Commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom and holder of a Masters of Medical Management degree, this doctor has extensive experience overseeing urgent care facilities. He is currently the Regional Medical Director for a top medical university's urgent care division as well as a...

Jeff S Dover, MDView profile

ID: 7894

Mr. Jeff S Dover, MD

This highly qualified expert has 15 years of experience in healthcare privacy and compliance management. He completed a BA in criminal justice at Salem University and a JD at Willamette University. He is a certified healthcare compliance professional. He previously served as the deputy district attorney for Umatilla County, the assistant attorney general for the Oregon Department of Justice, and...

Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

With nearly 30 years of experience in emergency, family medicine and urgent care, this expert has a broad scope of practice. He is a full time clinician, but is also an experienced expert witness. In addition to a broad range of medical legal expertise, he has done hundreds of chart reviews for public defenders and private attorneys for criminal defense. He had numerous leadership...

Thomas PratoView profile

ID: 11969

Mr. Thomas Prato

This highly-qualified expert has 20 years of experience in civil defense, and nearly 15 years of experience representing healthcare providers during OPMC hearings. After earning his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD from Cornell Law School, he served as an assistant district attorney for Monroe County. He then went on to become an associate attorney and founding member at two law...

Emergency and Family Medicine Expert Witness | GeorgiaView profile


Emergency and Family Medicine Expert Witness | Georgia

This board-certified expert in family medicine serves as an emergency room physician in the Georgia. He received his MBBS/MD degree from the University of Lagos and furthered his clinical training in the Gravesend and North Kent Hospitals in the United Kingdom. He completed his residency in family medicine at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. He holds memberships with numerous professional societies,...

Patricia TwymonView profile

ID: 12488

Ms. Patricia Twymon

This highly qualified expert earned her BS in childhood education leadership & child development from Rasmussen University. She is an expert in daycare licensing and provider training, with over 20 years of experience in her field. She is the recipient of the Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award and her daycare program was awarded the EceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality in 2016....

Family Medicine Expert Witness | OhioView profile


Family Medicine Expert Witness | Ohio

This board-certified and fellowship-trained expert has over 20 years of experience as a family medicine physician. Previously elected as a Fellow for the Research Committee in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, she has worked on several active and former research projects focusing on cultural competency of physicians. She previously served in positions for community centers, a...

Patrick TannerView profile

ID: 13655

Mr. Patrick Tanner

This expert has a decade of experience in student and university affairs. He earned his BA from Geneva College and his MEd in secondary, adult, and higher education from Grand Valley State University. He previously served as the Manager of housing operations at the University of Denver, as the Assistant Director of residence life at Roger Williams University, and as the Director of student...

Family Medicine & Addiction Medicine Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Family Medicine & Addiction Medicine Expert Witness | California

This expert is triple board certified in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She earned her BS from Virginia Tech as well as Registered Dietitian License. From there she moved on to Stanford University, where she earned her MD. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. She has over 25+ years of diverse...

Joy KingsburyView profile

ID: 13753

Ms. Joy Kingsbury

This expert has been a notary signing agent for the past 7 years, focusing on general notary work and real estate transitions. She is a Certified Signing Agent and a current member of the National Notary Association and Fidelity National Financial. She currently owns and operates her own notary business in the state of Arizona.

Family Medicine Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Family Medicine Expert Witness | California

This highly qualified expert is board certified in family and preventive medicine and has been practicing for 23+ years. He received his MPH degree from UCB and completed his residency and fellowship training at UCSF. He is a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology and a founding member of International Doctors for Healthy Drug Policies. His outstanding work as an academic and practitioner...

Jovana RistanovichView profile

ID: 14367

Ms. Jovana Ristanovich

This highly-qualified expert has over 10 years of laboratory experience. After earning both her BS and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from St. John's University, she served as a medical examiner for the NYC Department of Health. She has held multiple managerial positions where she oversaw laboratory accreditation and safety. She has served as a professor at two different academic institutions and...

Family Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness | MarylandView profile


Family Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness | Maryland

This highly qualified, certified and well published expert earned her Bachelor of science in nursing from the Virginia Commonwealth University and her master of science in nursing from the University of South Carolina. This expert then completed her formal nursing education by earning a PhD at the University of Maryland. This expert is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. This expert is also a...


Ernest YoungView profile

ID: 14858

Mr. Ernest Young

This highly qualified expert has nearly three decades of experience as a licensed attorney. He received his BA in government and English from Dartmouth College before going on to receive his JD at Harvard Law. He is very active in his field and has published extensively. He is one of the top dozen academic authorities on state sovereign immunity in the country. He has formerly served as a law...

Obstetrics and Gynecology & Family Planning Expert Witness | OregonView profile


Obstetrics and Gynecology & Family Planning Expert Witness | Oregon

This fellowship trained and highly qualified expert earned her BA from Northwestern University and her MD from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. In addition, she holds an MPH from Oregon's Master of Public Health Program. As a board certified OBGYN, this expert also has extensive training and experience in family planning from her time as a fellow at Oregon Health & Science...

Family Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a family law expert witness in court proceedings?

A family law expert witness provides specialized knowledge and insights to assist the court in understanding complex issues related to divorce, child custody, alimony, and other family-related matters.

What types of cases can a family law expert witness handle?

Family law expert witnesses can handle a wide range of cases including divorce, child custody disputes, domestic violence cases, adoption processes, paternity issues, and financial disputes in marital breakdowns.

Are there subspecialties within the field of family law for expert witnesses?

Yes. Subspecialties can include child psychology, forensic accounting (for financial disputes), domestic violence expertise, and mediation or conflict resolution.

How can a family law expert witness help in child custody disputes?

In child custody disputes, an expert witness can provide assessments on parenting capabilities, child's best interests, potential impact of living arrangements on the child's wellbeing, etc.

Why might I need a family law expert witness with experience in forensic accounting?

If your case involves complex financial matters such as division of assets, alimony calculations or uncovering hidden assets, a forensic accountant can provide crucial evidence.

How does Expert Institute select its Family 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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