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Stephan Michelson, PhD
Statistical Analysis Expert
1430 Valmont Drive
Hendersonville NC 28791
USA
phone: 828-696-2929
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Stephan Michelson, PhD, has spent over 45 years working in the field of Statistics, analyzing complex legal issues, from developing data, to analysis, to presentation as an expert witness.

President of Longbranch Research Associates (LRA), Dr. Michelson is responsible for staff and facilities administration and quality of product output. He is also the director of litigation analyses and research projects. He spent many years serving on the faculty at Reed, Harvard, the Brookings Institution, and the Urban Institute.

Litigation Support - Dr. Michelson specializes in Statistical Analysis in Litigation. He and his team at Longbranch have worked for private attorneys and public attorneys in hundreds of cases, but their recent clientele consists only of public attorneys, state’s attorneys, and U.S. attorneys. This is because their policy is to pursue truth, independent of their client’s position.

LRA is successful because they find the best statistical approximation to real world events, and can determine, within that model, if biased decisions are being made. They have found data when attorneys thought none existed. They pay attention to legal literature cases and law review articles, as well as to statistics literature. LRA understands the institutions involved in a case, so that their models are relevant, understandable, and correct. Their analyses speaks to judges, because they speak to the issues the judge has to decide upon.

Methodologically sophisticated, Dr. Michelson specializes in complex legal cases, presenting methods and results honestly and clearly, with graphics to represent his data. He derives fact from data, and sometimes derives the data itself. See Connecticut v. Gibbs (state court), Rhode Island v. Tremblay (state court), Koger v. Reno (federal court), Coker v. Charleston School District (federal court), etc. Dr. Michelson has testified across the United States, in the state of Washington, Georgia, New Hampshire, and many others.

Within the field of statistics in law, Dr. Michelson has special expertise and interest in certain subjects, including:
  • Class Certification: Fulfilling the requirements, especially after Dukes v. Walmart
  • Daubert and its Progeny: How should a judge determine who is an expert?
  • Discrimination - Administrative law, federal law, and state law, regarding many areas of employment, jury selection, and criminal penalty
The economist who wants to work on legal questions needs to know something about law, but he does not need a J.D. Analysis of jury selection, from which some identifiable group of the population allegedly has been excluded, has historically established the statistical approach to discrimination in selection of all kinds. The leading article by Michael Finkelstein, to which analysts still today pay homage, was published in 1966, providing the basis for the Supreme Court's 1977 finding of jury discrimination in Castaneda.

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Rebecca E. Czarnik, RN, MS, CLNC, LNCP-C, CMSP
15025 Broili Dr.
Reno NV 89511-9260
USA
phone: 775-853-1125
fax: 775-201-1617
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Becky Czarnik, RN, MS, CLNC, LNCP-C, CMSP, Owner, Sierra Nurse Consultants, is a certified as a Nurse Life Care Planner, Legal Nurse Consultant, and a Medicare Secondary Payor Professional.

As a Nurse Life Care Planner, Becky has worked with patients with serious illness and injury for over 30 years, and uses this experience to build Life Care Plans to assist clients to regain their highest level of independence post catastrophic injury or illness. Her primary focus is on individuals with catastrophic injuries including:
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Amputations
  • Personal Injury/Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Burns
  • Stroke
  • Litigation Support – Becky Czarnik is retained by plaintiffs and defendants to prepare Life Care Plans, Life Care Plan Critiques, Future Medical Cost Projections and Past Medical Bill Reviews since 2008.

    Expert Services Include:
    • Life Care Plans
    • Special Needs Trust Review
    • Life Care Plan Critique
    • Medical Cost Projections
    • Medicare Set Asides
    We are in the business of providing reports with depth and clarity to assist our clients to make decisions about the direction of their cases.

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    Teo Ernst, PsyD, ABPP
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    CA USA
    phone: 415-913-8096
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    Teo Ernst, PsyD, ABPP, is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist licensed in California and Washington State. He is board certified in forensic psychology, a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.

    Dr. Ernst has specialized expertise in the assessment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. As a trauma expert, Dr. Ernst chose to complete an additional year of fellowship training in PTSD at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital. He is additionally frequently retained to conduct a diverse range of civil and criminal evaluations including, but not limited to, mitigation evaluations (juvenile & adult), competency/capacity evaluations, personal injury evaluations, mental state at the time of the offense evaluations, violence risk assessment, and employment evaluations.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Ernst has completed over 300 Forensic Psychological Evaluations during the course of his career. He is currently a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the California Department of Industrial Relations and serves as a member of the Criminal Panel for Psychological and Psychiatric Experts for multiple Superior Courts. Dr. Ernst's past professional experiences including providing treatment and expert testimony as a member of medical staff of Napa State Hospital and completing VA forensic evaluations on veteran's alleging psychiatric injury from military trauma.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Assessment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Personal Injury Evaluations
    • Employment Evaluations
    • Assessment of Civil and Criminal Competencies
    • Violence Risk Assessment / Threat Assessment
    • Mitigation Evaluations
    • Capital Sentencing Evaluations
    • MSO Evaluations
    • Assessment of Neuropsychological Functioning
    • Assessment of Malingering
  • Independent Medical Exams (IME)
  • Trial Consultation
  • Disability Evaluations
  • Drug Abuse / Drug Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Assessments
  • Violence Evaluations
  • San Francisco Office
    703 Market, Suite 410
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Telephone: 415-913-8096
    Alameda Office
    1402 Park St., Suite C
    Alameda, CA 94501
    Telephone: 415-913-8096


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