David Wolowitz, JD is an Education Law Attorney with over 45 years of extensive experience advising schools and youth-serving organizations on the standard of care for the protection of minors from harm by educators and other trusted adults.
Expert Witness: Mr. Wolowitz serves as an expert witness nationally for plaintiffs and defendants on the current and historical standard of care for child safeguarding in schools and youth-serving organizations. He has been qualified as an expert on the adequacy of policies, procedures, investigations, and remediation, relating to the protection of minors. He has also provided expert opinions on the adequacy of employment practices, including hiring, training, and supervision. These cases have involved claims against teachers, administrators, coaches, mental health professionals, and religious advisors. Issues in these matters often involve whether the employer should have recognized red flags indicating misconduct so that the harm could have been prevented.
Mr. Wolowitz has followed social science research and other literature about preventing and responding to child sexual abuse since the 1970s. He is able to testify about the evolution of the standard of care for child protection measures from the 1970s to the present.
Litigation Support: Mr. Wolowitz is also able to serve as a consulting expert. Mr. Wolowitz has significant civil and criminal trial experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was an invited guest instructor of the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School for 29 years.
Areas of Expertise
- Schools Safety Standard of Care
- School Administration / Governance
- Educator / Peer Misconduct
- Sexual Assault
- Athletics / Sports Misconduct
- Title IX
- School Supervision
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