Expert Witness

Dr. Zelig | Forensic, Court & Expert Witness Services

In the past five years, Dr. Zelig has offered Expert Witness Testimony or Trial Consultation on the following topics

  • Premeditation of domestic violence homicides
  • Likelihood of sexual motivation in criminal homicide
  • Significance of duress in gang-related homicide
  • Inappropriateness of using penile plethysmograph to determine if someone is a sex offender or pedophile
  • Daubert hearings on the admissibility of proposed expert testimony
  • Testamentary capacity
  • Rebuttal testimony in child custody cases when opposing expert also provided psychotherapy to a family member
  • Rebuttal testimony when opposing expert fails to corroborate witness report
  • Rebuttal of junk science in the courtroom
  • Appropriateness of sentencing departures
  • Risk of sexual reoffending
  • Tort matters (especially personal injury)
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Disinhibiting effects of benzodiazepine medications
  • Competency to waive Miranda rights
  • Competency to enter into contracts
  • Interpretation of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and other psychometric tests
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress
  • Validity (invalidity) of claims of sexual molestation
  • Wrongful death
  • Malpractice (Police, psychologists, medical)

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