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5380 Old Bullard Rd
Suite 600-326
Tyler TX 75703
USA
phone: 414-218-4310
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Seth Womack Emergency Medicine Expert PhotoSeth P. Womack, MD, FAAEM, is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. A fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Womack is recognized for his expertise in pediatric, trauma, neurological, and cardiac resuscitation. Dr. Womack is also ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) certified and has completed the Difficult Airway Course: Emergency ™. He is currently licensed to practice in Louisiana, Texas, and Wisconsin.

With an undergraduate Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Womack is an experienced flight physician, skilled in the utilization of video laryngoscopy for emergency airway management and bedside ultrasound procedures. He has treated over 25,000 patients over the course of his medical career.

Litigation Support - Dr. Womack is highly experienced and able to serve as an Emergency Medicine expert witness. His case review services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. Dr. Womack works on cases involving an alleged breach of the standard of care committed by an emergency room physician. The issues he may be called upon to address include standard of care, breach, and causation.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Heart Attacks
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Strokes
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Airway Management
  • Appendicitis
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Pneumonia
  • Aneurysm Trauma
  • Testicular Torsion
  • Mental Health / Suicide
  • Sepsis
  • Airway Management
  • Central Line Placement
  • CASE: 43-year-old male presents to the ER with chief complaint of vomiting blood and epigastric (upper stomach) pain. Approximately 1 hour prior to presenting to the ER, he finished dinner with his family of 5; became nauseated and sweaty; and vomited his meal mixed with a large amount of dark red blood. His wife states that it seemed "like a gallon!" Pertinent past history included weekly ibuprofen use for chronic knee pain and alcohol use consisting of beer only on the weekends when he is not working.

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    Jeffrey C. Wolkowicz, MD
    3100 Coral Springs Dr.
    Ste 304
    Boca Raton FL 33433
    USA
    phone: 954-821-2241
    fax: 954-341-1009
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    Jeffrey C. Wolkowicz, MD, has over 20 years of experience in the field of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine. In private practice in Coral Springs Florida, he has active hospital privileges at Coral Springs Medical Center, Coral Springs, Northwest Medical Center, Margate, and University Hospital, Tamarac.

    Since 2002, Dr. Wolkowicz has served as the Chairman of Pharmacy and Therapeutics and the Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy / Pulmonary Diagnostic Services at Coral Springs Medical Center. He is also Chairman of the Critical Care Committee and an Infection Control Committee member.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Wolkowicz He has been providing services to the legal industry for over 10 years. He offers support to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include IME's, record reviews, written reports, and expert testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Asthma
    • Asbestos
    • Reactive Airways Disease
    • COPD
    • Pneumonia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Bronchitis
  • Asbestosis
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sepsis
  • ARDS
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    Scott J. Witt, FSA, MAAA
    6010 Preston Lane
    New Berlin WI 53151
    USA
    phone: 414-525-8212
    fax: 414-433-1864
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    Witt Actuarial Services, Inc. offers Fee-only Insurance Advisory Services to clients throughout the US including attorneys, financial planners, individuals, banks, business owners, accountants, and trustees of insurance trusts. Witt Actuarial Services offers objective, expert advice on Life Insurance, Annuities, and Actuarial issues.

    Principal, Scott J. Witt, FSA, MAAA, has over 18 years of experience as an Actuary in the Insurance Industry. He maintains the highest actuarial designations, FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) and MAAA (Member of the American Academy of Actuaries). As a fee-only insurance advisor, Mr. Witt receives no commissions or incentives. He receives no form of compensation other than the hourly fees paid by his clients. As an actuary, Mr. Witt is an objective insurance expert and serves in a true fiduciary capacity for his clients, providing independent, unbiased advice, while also typically saving his clients a large multiple of their advisory fees.

    Before founding Witt Actuarial Services, Scott was a fee-only insurance and actuarial advisor for the nationally recognized firm of Katt & Company. He started his career at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked in various actuarial roles for more than ten years. Areas of expertise and responsibility included life insurance pricing, risk management, valuation, mortality studies, and marketing.

    A frequent speaker on the topic of life insurance, Mr. Witt is frequently quoted in local, regional, and national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Investment News, Investment Advisor, San Francisco Chronicle, InsWeb, Smart Money, Financial Advisor, Dow Jones, Chicago Tribune, and BizTimes, among others.

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    4/24/2015 · Insurance
    I recently worked with an elderly woman (who I will call Beatrice) to evaluate whether or not the variable annuity she purchased less than a year ago was a good buy.

    6/16/2014 · Insurance
    When thinking about life insurance, consider three realities:

    5/16/2014 · Insurance
    Wanting a second opinion from someone that doesn't have an inherent conflict of interest - independence is the single greatest asset that a fee-only insurance advisor brings to the table, and because such an advisor is only compensated directly for the advice given and not based on the decisions the consumer makes, there is not an inherent conflict of interest - those conflicts are evident with anyone that is compensated on anything other than a fee-only basis for the advice given.

    4/21/2014 · Insurance
    Despite the best efforts of companies and agents throughout the industry, Long-Term Care insurance (LTC) policy sales have yet to blossom as much as the industry had hoped and predicted. As the Baby Boomers continue to move through the "sweet spot" of the target market for LTC, companies will no doubt redouble their efforts in pushing LTC. Two obvious questions arise. First, is LTC right for you or your client, given the particular financial circumstances, family circumstances, and family history? Second, even if it is determined that LTC makes sense, how do you wade through the myriad of companies and policy options that are available and determine the best fit?

    3/13/2014 · Insurance
    Fee-only insurance advisors serve in a true fiduciary capacity for their clients, providing independent, unbiased advice. These advisors receive no other form of compensation other than the hourly fees paid by their clients. They do not receive compensation from insurance products that their clients may decide to purchase, nor do they receive any financial incentives from steering clients toward a particular agent or company. Other than providing clients with the most knowledgeable and expert advice possible, fee-only advisors have absolutely no vested interest in the insurance decisions their clients make.

    2/10/2014 · Insurance
    Without an advocate that is looking out for their best interests, life insurance consumers are at the mercy of their life insurance agents and the companies they represent. Even the most well-intentioned agents suffer from an inherent conflict of interest, as agents derive their compensation from the products they sell. A closer look at a number of areas reveals how damaging this can be to life insurance consumers:

    1/8/2014 · Insurance
    Do you reside in Garrison Keillor's fabled Lake Wobegon? Those who own a cash value life insurance policy probably do - and probably don't even realize it! In Lake Wobegon, "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." And any life insurance policy purchased in Lake Wobegon is no doubt better than average as well!

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    Jonathan Wiesen, MD
    Beachwood OH USA
    phone: 551-486-6214
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    Jonathan Wiesen, MD received training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with a special focus on Medical Ethics.

    Dr. Wiesen is currently a Pulmonary and Intensive Care Attending Physician at Community Intensivists where his duties include general clinical care and workflow organization and protocol authorship. He also serves as a Medical Technology Analyst at OurCrowd where he is responsible for the Scientific and financial assessment of medical technology start up companies and provides multi-disciplinary interactions for assessments and investments.

    Dr. Wiesen has extensive academic experience with over 75 publications, including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts. He has been honored with the Teaching Excellence Award from the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, which provides clinical and hospital care and leads in research, education, and health information. He also received the Best Abstract Award, Critical Care session, at the ACCP CHEST annual conference in 2014.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Wiesen provides expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Hemodynamics
    • Respiratory Physiology
    • End of Life
    • Sepsis / Septic Shock
    • Pneumonia
    • COPD
    • Asthma
    • Life Support
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Smoking Related Diseases
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Triage
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    4700 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
    # 400
    Dunwoody GA 30338
    USA
    phone: 404-932-9964
    fax: 770-393-8855
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    Lee WhitesidesDr. Lee (Mac) Whitesides, DDS, MMS is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Whitesides is a native North Carolinian who moved to Georgia after completing his undergraduate work at Davidson College in 1984. He enrolled in the Allied Health School at Emory University to pursue a master’s in medical science degree in anesthesia. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Dr. Whitesides began working as a physician’s assistant in anesthesia Crawford Long Hospital. He is only one of the two oral-maxillofacial surgeons in the United States who currently hold a Masters Degree in Anesthesia and is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

    A prolific writer, Dr. Whitesides has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is an author of two book chapters.

    Dr. Whitesides lectures on many contemporary topics in oral-maxillofacial surgery including Dental Implants, Trauma, and Risk Management. He is currently on the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia Maxi-Course and the California Implant Institute

    Services Include:
    • Distraction Osteogenesis - Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis for Dental Implants, Mandibular Advancement, Mandible Reconstruction, Mandible Widening
    • Dental Infections / Pathology
    • Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
    • Wisdom Teeth and Extractions
    • Platelet Rich Plasma
    • BMP
    • Dental Implants - One Day Teeth, All on Four, Bone Grafting
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    12/31/2014 · Dental - Dentistry
    Oral cancer is the sixth most common malignancy diagnosed in the United States. It represents 3 to 5% of all cancers in America. This translates in over 43,000 new cases of oral cancers yearly (1996 figures). In 1996 in the U.S., there were 8,260 deaths directly attributed to oral cancer. In the state of Georgia, 680 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed, and 190 deaths occurred from oral cancer in 1996.

    11/25/2014 · Dental - Dentistry
    As dentistry becomes more competitive, dentists are increasingly looking at unique ways to separate their practices and develop a niche. One such niche lies in the offering of patients' sedation and/or general anesthesia, commonly called "sleep dentistry" during the dental treatment. Since studies show 30% to 50% of Americans avoid the dentists because of fear issues, providing such a service appears to serve a need.

    10/16/2014 · Dental - Dentistry
    A new complication from treatment with bisphosphonates has become an important disease condition for the dental professional to recognize. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) manifests itself as devitalized exposed bone in the maxillofacial region. Patients may be considered to have BRONJ, if all three of the following are presented simultaneously:

    Injuries to the inferior alveolar and lingual nerve continued to be a significant source of litigation for the dental professional. Approximately 10% of cases of dental malpractice are a result of nerve injury. Perhaps the genesis of the high number of lawsuits proportional to the overall number of surgeries lies in the sequelae of a nerve injury. The sequelae can range from relatively minor annoying numbness to intractable pain and the anesthesia to the area of the nerve supply.

    Supernumerary teeth in the absence of syndromes such as cleidocranial dysplasia or Gardner's is a rare event1-3. The most common supernumerary tooth is the mesiodens which appears in the maxillary midline.3 The exact etiology of supernumerary teeth is unclear but many theories exist in an attempt to explain why extra teeth are present in some individuals.

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    4100 Milam
    Houston TX 77006
    USA
    phone: 713-797-9200
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    James M. Wheeler, MD, MPH, JD, magna cum laude in Biology / Psychology from Harvard, is an OB/GYN trained at Baylor, with subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility at Yale. He is also a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale, focusing upon clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and health policy. He also earned his MPH at Yale majoring in Biostatistics, minoring in Maternal/Child Health. He graduated from the University of Houston Law Center with a JD in 2005, and was invited to join the Health Law division there. He has completed ADR training, having completed training programs separately in mediation, and arbitration.

    Dr. Wheeler is a former national officer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and served on several of their health policy committees including the Health Care Commission and the Hysterectomy Committee. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers on a wide array of topics in ob/gyn, with a particular emphasis on methodology. He has given over 200 invited lectures to ob/gyns, reproductive endocrinologists, radiologists, midwives, nurses, surgical technologists, law students et al. He sees himself first and foremost as a caregiver, and second to only that, as a teacher.

    Dr. Wheeler has consulted in several hundred medicolegal matters for over 20 years, mostly in ob/gyn, but including family practice, internal medicine and several of its subspecialties, general surgery and several of its subspecialties, and dermatology. He has been a testifying expert before the FDA for drugs and devices, and has testified before U.S. Congressional staffers on health policy issues. He reviews for attorneys from both plaintiff and defense bars, as well as insurance companies (e.g. Pro-Assurance), and health plans (e.g. Harvard Community Health Plan). He has helped with Board of Medicine reviews, and constructing/defending class action suits. The combination of his training in medicine, basic and clinical research, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and law make him a uniquely qualified person to review the complex issues of medicolegal cases.

    Dr. Wheeler is a qualified first-reviewer, and a convincing expert during testimony. He has never been excused from a case as insufficiently expert.

    Areas of expertise:
    • Gynecologic surgery
    • Forceps / Vacuum Uses/ Complications
    • Fetal Stress vs. Distress
    • Cesarean vs. Vaginal Birth
    • Shoulder Dystocia
    • Pregnancy induced Hypertension / HELLP Syndrome
    • Hysterectomy: Indications and Complications
  • Preterm Labor
  • Incompetent Cervix
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Leiomyomata Uteri
  • Infertility
  • Advanced Reproductive Technology (IVF)
  • A malpractice action requires the plaintiff to prove: (1) the defendant caregiver owed a duty of care to the plaintiff-patient, (2) the caregiver departed from that standard of care, and (3) that departure from the standard of care actually caused the injury claimed by the plaintiff. "Causation" 11; often the critical component in a malpractice action because the presence of a duty is often obvious, except perhaps in "Good Samaritan" cases, but the statutorily-required expert witnesses will argue about whether the caregiver departed from some standard of care. Because defining "causation" is difficult, there are interesting distinctions in legal versus medical, sociological, or philosophical concepts of cause-and-effect. Applying this difficult concept of "causation" to the very complex world of labor and delivery (L&D) does indeed beg the question, just how can causation be established?

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    Clinton F. Merrill, Jr., MD
    118 Mountain Air Dr.
    Laramie WY 82070
    USA
    phone: 308-225-3954
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    Clinton F. Merrill, Jr., MD, has over 35 years of experience in clinical Internal Medicine and 28 years of experience in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

    Dr. Merrill is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all solid tumors as well as the full range of hematologic malignancies. He has special expertise in benign hematology including: anemias, low blood cell counts, iron overload disorders, bleeding and clotting disorders.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Merrill offers expert witness services to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony. Dr. Merrill takes pride in providing thorough record review, meticulously researched reports reflecting unbiased opinions, and excellent communication skills with the ability to make the complex understandable.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Breast Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Tumors
    • Leukemias
    • Lymphomas
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Benign Hematology
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
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    Office of Design & Construction
    2115 Third Street, Suite 208
    Santa Monica CA 90405
    USA
    phone: 805-798-0010
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    Jeffrey Phillip Weinstein, AIA, a California licensed Architect and Construction Project Manager since 1982, with a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from USC, is actively involved with development, design and construction management. Mr. Weinstein provides preconstruction (entitlements, plans, permits) through on-site construction administration services (change order analysis, cost evaluation) on a wide range of building types.

    Expertise: Mr. Weinstein has extensive experience in real estate development, acquiring government approvals, entitlements and permits, architect's standard of care, construction management, claims & defects, and A/E/C agreements. His expertise includes scope of services and design fees, zoning and building codes, errors/omissions, construction defects, destructive testing and repairs. Previous positions include Director of Operations, Preconstruction Director, Senior Project Manager, Construction Manager and Administrator for Nadel and Callison Architects, Tishman Construction, Trammel Crow Company, California State University and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.

    Project Experience: Jeff's project experience includes high-rise residential and mixed-use developments, multi-family residential podium-type apartments and condominiums, retail, big box, neighborhood shopping centers and regional malls, corporate and tenant improvements, hospitality including wineries and breweries, themed resorts and casinos, K-12 and university buildings, hospitals and medical facilities, custom and production homes.

    Professional Licenses / Certifications / Affiliations:
    • California Registered Architect, License #12822
    • AIA Certified in Construction Management, Contract Administration and Specifications
    • Member, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Construction Specification Institute
    • Member, North Santa Barbara County Board of Architectural Review
    Professional Services Include:
    • Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) Project Management
    • Owner’s Representative / Real Estate Development / LEED Design-Build
    • Director of Operations and Pre-Construction Services / Construction Administrator
    • Forensic Architect / Construction Expert Witness
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    9/11/2017 · Construction
    ln our current climate of economic prosperity and rising real estate values, the prevalence and usefulness of construction litigation may be on the wane. Much of the litigation and expert opinion in recent years has resulted in unrealistic repair schemes for the sole purpose of producing a settlement among parties to the litigation. When a plaintiff expert recommends a "remove and replace in its entirety"1 scenario (for example, arguing that all exterior stucco must be demolished and reinstalled due to a lack of expansion joints), the defense expert frequently advocates a more modest "fix what's broken" scheme to provide a minimum repair at the lowest cost. This process consumes considerable time and resources, and creates a difficult environment in which to craft a settlement. More often than not, neither party is pleased with the outcome; unreasonable plaintiff positions often result in settlement amounts ranging between 15 to 25 percent of the claim amount.

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    133 Falmouth Road
    PO Box 2422
    Mashpee MA 02649
    USA
    phone: 508-566-9304
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    Beth Wechsler, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in general practice for over 40 years. She specializes in Social Work and Behavioral and Social Sciences. Her practice includes the treatment of Children, Grief and Depression, and Families with Addiction.

    Ms. Wechsler has experience in Mental Health across children's services, in outpatient psychiatric settings, hospitals, schools and clinics. Working in complex, challenging situations, she is experienced in psychotherapy, case management, advocacy, and as a guardian ad litem and expert witness.

    Ms. Wechsler has delivered presentations and seminars for the American Institute of Medical Education, National Association of Social Workers, Cape Cod Symposium on Addictions, National Conference on the Adolescent, Harvard Graduate School of Education, MA School Counselors Association, and PESI.

    Litigation Support - Beth Wechsler offers expert witness services for cases involving injury to or death of children, dual role, and cases involving state or private agencies. Her expertise is available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. She has served as an expert in FL, MA, MO, and MI.

    With extensive experience in Children's Services and Child Welfare, her areas of expertise include:
    • Child Abuse
    • Child Custody
    • Special Education
  • Addictions
  • Foster Care
  • General Standard of Care
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    Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
    1820 The Exchange, SE
    Suite 600
    Atlanta GA 30339
    USA
    phone: 770-953-1752
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    Wayne Suway Dentistry Expert PhotoDr. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD, has provided quality dental care for over 30 years. He is dedicated to offering the latest in Cosmetic Dentistry with an emphasis on patient comfort.

    For over a decade, Dr. Suway has been recognized as a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry – a prestigious award in the dental field. With more than 1,000 hours of additional education in applied dental techniques and technology, Dr. Suway combines more than three decades of experience with continuous training in the General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Implant Dentistry fields to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible.

    Through his extensive education and experience, Dr. Suway proves to be highly skilled in a variety of areas, including:
    • General Dentistry
    • Advanced Dentistry
    • Dental Implants
    • Restorative Dentistry
    • Cosmetic Dentistry
    Dr. Suway is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Emory University School of Dentistry and received his Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University. Dr. Suway also completed a one-year program in implant dentistry under the American Academy of Implant Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia. He is licensed to practice dentistry in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New York.

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    Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, CFC, FABFE, FASHP, FASCP
    College of Pharmacy
    HSB Suite 210 PO Box 1495
    Spokane WA 99210-1495
    USA
    phone: 509-358-7724
    fax: 509-358-7744
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    Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FABFE, FASHP, FASCP is a Certified Forensic Consultant and Professor of Pharmacotherapy with over 30 years of pharmaceutical experience. Dr. Skaer's research and professional experience includes pharmacy practice, chronic pain, mental health, substance abuse, and complementary and alternative medicine. She is licensed pharmacist in California, Idaho, South Carolina, and Washington.

    Dr. Skaer’s current research involves the use of mindfulness and multiple family group problem solving for the Treatment of Chronic Pain in those with high risk of Opioid Use. Her plans are to expand this intervention to manage chronic insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents, American Indians, veterans, and other populations.

    Other research interests include chronic pain, comorbid mental illness in chronic disease, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, mindfulness, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharamcoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research has been supported by over $3.2 million in grants from foundations and pharmaceutical industry.

    Dr. Skaer has published 110 professional abstracts, 82 research papers, 43 review articles, and 6 book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of 3 medical professional journals, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders, and Pain Studies and Treatment. Dr. Skaer's publications have appeared in numerous journals including, Drugs, Clinical Drug Investigation, PharmacoEconomics, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, American Journal of Medicine, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and the New England Journal of Medicine among others.

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    Alan J. Waldman, MD
    703 N. Main St.
    Ste. B
    Gainesville FL 32601
    USA
    phone: 352-377-3771
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    Alan J. Waldman, MD, has practiced Forensic Neuropsychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry for over 20 years. He specializes in the evaluation of head injuries, dementia, any type of post accident cerebral neuropathy, and any neuropsychiatric / psychiatric disorder.

    The learning and honing of Dr. Waldman's skills progressed through his stint as full time faculty at the University of Florida, his subsequent private practice, the neuropsychiatric consultant to a head injury rehabilitation and residential facility, and the medical directorship of a 217 bed State of Florida forensic psychiatric institution. While at the institution, he did consultations on the head injured patients and those suspected of malingering.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Waldman has evaluated over 400 respondents or potential respondents, for the state and defense in Florida's post incarceration sex offender program. He has testified in approximately 50 hearings and trials (again for both sides) and has been qualified as an expert in the prediction of sex offender recidivism risk. He has a great deal of experience in the detection of Embellishment and Malingering.

    Dr. Waldman has been qualified as an expert witness in circuit, county, and federal courts through out Florida. He was retained by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin for a case involving questions of malingering by a death row inmate whose case was remanded back to the Federal District Court in Austin by the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Waldman has testified in courts in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Texas.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations
    • Brain Injury
    • Criminology
    • Competence to Proceed (Stand Trial)
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychology
    • IMEs
    • Malingering
    • Embellishment
    • Neurophysiology
    • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Impaired Driver
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sanity / Trial Competency
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Sexual Harassment / Discrimination
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Stalking
  • Suicide
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    John W. Valentine
    Groton MA 01450
    USA
    phone: 617-872-2307
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    John Valentine Banking Finance Expert PhotoJohn W. Valentine is the principal of Valentine Law LLC -- a specialty firm focused on Asset Servicing, Custody Banking and ERISA Fiduciary issues for Institutional Investors and service providers, including Fund Sponsors, Investment Managers, Custody Banks, – and other law firms needing temporary expertise in this area.

    Asset Servicing encompasses laws, regulations and industry practices covering the mechanics of investing, including: trade settlement; global and domestic custody; use of securities depositories and registries; physical asset custody; income; corporate actions; proxies; tax reclaims; pricing and valuation; fund accounting, derivative processing and all other aspects of custody and asset administration and operations.

    He also handles ERISA fiduciary issues and prohibited transactions; Mutual Fund custody and accounting; private fund structure; SEC regulations involving manager and mutual fund custody and global custody; practices and standards for corporate actions, class actions, tax reclaims, collateral arrangements, FX etc. – virtually all aspects of custody and management operations.

    Client Needs Served:
    • Fund Sponsors – Negotiations and problems/losses involving Banks and Investment Managers; Risk Management; Fiduciary Audits; negotiation of trust and custody agreements
    • Investment Managers – All Fund Sponsor needs above; as well as ERISA fiduciary expertise in fund investments, including derivatives and non-traditional investment vehicles; mid and back-office operations; fund structure; domestic and global custody arrangements; etc.
    • Custody Banks – Advice regarding all aspects of domestic and global trust and custody and asset servicing.
    • Law Firms - Expertise as needed to assist clients or unique client needs as noted above, without referring clients to other full-service firms; consultation on matters involving asset servicing and trust/custody issues; and litigation.

      Background Experience:

      John W. Valentine has practiced law for over 40 years, with more than 30 years in Banking and Financial Services, ERISA, and benefits work. His experience includes all sides of financial services work, from custody banks, to investment managers, to plan sponsors.

      Valentine Law was established in 2009. Prior to that Mr. Valentine: headed the legal office of Mellon Bank (later BNY-Mellon) in Everett, MA for 11 years; was in-house counsel to Chase Manhattan Bank’s Trust and Custody operations for almost 10 years; and for 7 years was Labor and Benefits counsel for Lever Brothers Company.

      Mr. Valentine was an active participant in the ERISA Attorney’s Group and helped found the Association of Global Custodians. As such, he knows and has helped influence industry practices as well as regulations and regulatory policies affecting Institutional Investors. His extensive in-house knowledge of Custody Banking and Fiduciary Services is unique.

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    8030 E. Gary Road
    Scottsdale AZ 85260
    USA
    phone: 480-216-1364
    fax: 480-367-8479
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    Robert E. Underdown, AINS, SIA, AIC, ARM, The Insurance Archaeologist ™, is an Insurance and Risk Management Consultant with over 30 years of experience in both private & public risk management.

    Consulting Services:
    • Insurance - As a result of his background as a Claims Manager and Risk Manager, Mr. Underdown is in a position to provide coverage opinions based on real-world examples and on-the-job experience. He has developed a systematic method for bidding insurance programs
    • Agent Broker - Mr. Underdown has decades of experience in the area of Agent/Broker (Producer) duty. In addition, Mr. Underdown has experience in the areas of Producer Compensation and Producer Contingency Commissions
    • Coverage - Mr. Underdown has real-world practical experience in most areas of personal and corporate insurance coverage types from annuities to workers’ compensation
    • Risk Management - As a Risk Manager for over twenty years, Mr. Underdown gained a wide variety of experience in several industries both public and private. He is experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of cost of risk allocation, loss control programs, risk performance measurements, and safety management
    • Claims - With over ten years as a Claims Adjuster and Claims Manager and twenty years as a Risk Manager, Mr. Underdown has handled and supervised a great variety of claims beginning with investigating and adjusting property and casualty claims
    Selected Background Experience - Mr. Underdown's past experience includes serving as Director of Risk Management for Rural/Metro Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ, where he managed $20 million risk management program and completed due diligence on 60 acquisitions in 48 months. As Assistant Vice President of Imperial Corporation, San Diego, CA, he managed special insurance for a $2 billion loan portfolio and implemented a risk management program for 60 branch offices. Mr. Underdown also served as Risk Management and Employee Benefits Manager for the City of Escondido, CA, where implemented risk management programs and completed self-funded health insurance, saving $750,000.

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    Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC
    President
    Post Office Box 5909
    Kent WA 98064-5909
    United States of America
    phone: (253) 852-7000
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    TRIDENT INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE, INC., founded in 1991, provides Professional Investigative, Detection Canine, and Security Consulting Services for law firm, insurance company, and corporate clients offering the following services:

    Threat and Vulnerability Assessments:
    • Physical Security Consulting
    • Executive and Personal Protection
    • Targeted Violence Risk Management, High-Risk Employee Terminations, Stalking Investigations
    • Pre and Post-Employment Screening, Background Research, Protective Intelligence, and Asset Recovery
    • Intellectual Property, Corporate, and Legal Investigations
    • Covert Photographic and Video Surveillance
    • Technical Security and Countermeasures
    • Contraband Detection Utilizing Canines
    • Handgun, Shotgun, Patrol Carbine, Scoped Rifle, TASER, Restraint, and Less-lethal Instructor
    Founder, Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC is a Forensic Security Management Expert Witness with over 38 years of experience in Military and Civil Law Enforcement, Corporate and Private Investigation professions. He has conducted investigative, security risk and threat assessment services throughout North America, to include Alaska and Canada, as well as, several countries in Central and South America for individuals and corporations in residences, educational settings, on corporate campuses, and large venue events.

    Since 1991, Mr. Canaan has served as President of Trident Investigative Service, Inc. He is a former Washington Certified Police Officer and Narcotics Detector Dog Handler.

    Mr. Canaan is certified instructor in related disciplines and maintain active membership in numerous professional associations. BA in Criminal Justice.

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