Incorporating the expertise of a forensic psychologist in trial planning and preparation can be a valuable strategy for effective legal representation. As a trial consultant, a forensic psychologist can provide education about the psychological issues in a case, review the work product of a mental health professional, and provide assistance in preparing for direct and cross-examination of expert and lay witnesses. As an expert witness, a forensic psychologist can provide testimony concerning the psychological issues in a case or serve as a rebuttal witness to another expert.

Meet Dr. Daniel Swerdlow-Freed

Based on extensive experience as both an expert witness and a trial consultant, Dr. Daniel Swerdlow-Freed has supported hundreds of attorneys in developing and implementing effective trial strategies. His extensive knowledge of forensic interviewing procedures and child custody evaluation practices qualify him to assist attorneys in these complex areas of litigation. His critiques of child forensic interviews and child custody evaluation reports provide candid, insightful, and fair-minded conclusions regarding their quality, methodology, and reliability.

After identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a child forensic interview or child custody evaluation, Dr. Swerdlow-Freed can assist in developing trial strategy, presentation of evidence, and direct or cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses. His research-based testimony effectively explains the satisfactory and insufficient points of an interview or evaluation and how these affect the quality of evidence. Attorneys value his impartial and balanced feedback because it supports formulating appropriate trial strategy and effectively managing client expectations.

Dr. Swerdlow-Freed’s input into each case is based on over 25 years of experience, extensive knowledge of established psychological principles, and thorough awareness of contemporary research. He can explain the psychological issues central to a case, craft litigation strategies, and provide the psychological research and expert testimony that supports the facts of a case.

Dr. Daniel Swerdlow Freed has been providing case consultation, work product review, expert witness testimony, and evaluations of criminal responsibility and competencies to stand trial and waive Miranda rights for over 25 years. All services are available to prosecution, plaintiff, and defense counsel. Forensic evaluations are available throughout Michigan only. Case consultation, work product review and expert witness testimony is available throughout the United States. If you would like to speak with Dr. Swerdlow-Freed about the unique needs of your case, call 248.539.7777 to schedule a consultation.