Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

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Dog Bite Expert Witness | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard Polsky, Ph.D. is arguably the best-qualified and most experienced dog bite expert witness in the USA. Dog bite expert witness

Dr. Polsky is an academically trained animal behaviorist. He earned his Ph.D. in animal behavior from the University of Leicester.  Subsequently, his doctoral studies were followed by seven years of postdoctoral research in animal behavior at the University of Birmingham in England and later at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Moreover, he has served as an animal behavior expert witness for attorneys in both criminal and civil matters on over 300 occasions.  Dr. Polsky has helped hundreds of attorneys gain favorable outcomes for victims injured by a dog or cat.

Dr. Polsky has personally trained and applied behavior modification to thousands of canines and felines in his clinical practice in Los Angeles, CA.  These include hundreds of Rottweilers, pit bulls, German shepherds, Cane Corsos, Bullmastiffs and mixed-breed dogs.  Dr. Polsky is an outspoken critic of breed specific legislation.

Dr. Polsky’s unique qualifications – namely, his hands-on work with companion dogs coupled with his courtroom experience – set him apart from all other self-proclaimed “experts” in animal behavior.

He emphasizes an evidence-based approach based animal behavior science and dog bite forensics.  Most noteworthy, findings from animal behavior science are used to form an expert opinion about provocation, negligence, foreseeability, dog bite safety and if the dog posed a danger to public safety.

Assignments for Dr. Polsky as a Dog Bite Specialist

Dr. Polsky will consider assignments nationwide.  Consultation, documentation review, report writing, declarations to oppose summary judgment and testimony are examples of the expert witness services provided. Issues addressed include punitive damages, provocation, negligence, the evaluation of aggressive canines and how these issues apply dog bite law.  Dr. Polsky has been qualified in federal court as a Police Canine Expert.  Read about the typical questions addressed by the animal behavior expert witness in dog bite lawsuits.  Dr. Polsky’s bio can be found here.

About This Website is the internet’s most comprehensive website on animal behavior & dog bite law.  A website of resources for attorneys and dog bite victims.  This website shares Dr. Polsky’s opinions about how the science of animal behavior interfaces with dog bite law.  Dog bite victims are invited to complete the Dog Bite Injury Questionnaire. Visit the Blog.  Connect on social media.  Use the search function or Sitemap to find relevant content. Thanks for visiting!


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