Expert Witness

Our attorneys serve as expert witnesses in numerous lawsuits involving the duty of care for child safeguarding applicable to youth-serving organizations, including schools, athletic clubs, and religious institutions. Many of these cases involve sexual misconduct by trusted adults, such as educators or coaches. Other cases involve misconduct by peers of children, including hazing, bullying, and other forms of harassment.

The firm’s expert opinions have covered a variety of issues, including: allegations of wrongful hiring, supervision, and retention; the adequacy of policies and procedures; and the sufficiency of response to notice of misconduct, including reporting, investigation and remediation. The firm’s attorneys are able to testify on the historical standard of care for child protection and its evolution over recent decades.


For additional information, contact Brian Garrett, chair of the firm's Education Group.


For additional information, contact Linda Johnson, vice chair of the firm's Education Group.