Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard H. Polsky, Ph.D. CDBC
Los Angeles, California

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

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Dog Bite Expert Witness

Richard Polsky is an exceptionally well-qualified dog bite expert and animal behavior specialist. He has over 30 years of experience working Dog bite expert witnesswith companion dogs. He possesses a doctoral degree in animal behavior. Moreover, he is well-published in peer-reviewed journals in animal behavior.  He has testified in court as an expert witness on canine behavior on numerous occasions.  These unique qualifications set Dr. Polsky apart from other self-titled animal behavior experts and K-9 behavioral specialists.

Dr. Polsky’s qualifications 

Dr. Polsky earned a Ph.D. in animal behavior from the University of Leicester.  This was followed by six years of postdoctoral study in animal behavior at the University of Birmingham in England and later at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Dr. Polsky has applied behavior therapy to thousands of canines and felines in private practice in Los Angeles, California. He has worked on numerous occasions with aggressive Rottweilers, Pit bulls, German shepherds, Cane Corsos, Bullmastiffs, and other breeds capable of inflicting severe personal injury.

Attorneys have retained Dr. Polsky on numerous occasions. His work as an animal behavior expert witness has helped attorneys gain favorable outcomes for their clients on numerous occasions.

Dr. Polsky has been retained equally often by the plaintiff’ and defense in civil cases. His work as an expert witness in criminal cases has been equally split between the prosecution and the defense. Most of his assignments in criminal matters have involved fatal dog attacks.

Dr. Polsky’s bio can be found hereClick here for testimonials from attorneys.

Click here for a detailed look of the cases in which Dr. Polsky has proffered expert opinions on dog behavior.

Dr. Polsky’s approach 

Dr. Polsky places a strong emphasis on proffering expert opinions based on the findings and principals taken from the animal behavior and canine behavior literature.  He uses these findings in combination with the discovery from any given case to form opinions that are non-speculative and likely to be believed by the trier-of-fact.

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Assignments for Dr. Polsky 

Canine expert witness services provided by Dr. Polsky include consultation, documentation review, report writing, declarations, dog and property inspections, deposition and trial testimony, and wound evaluation.

How to retain Dr. Polsky

Attorneys interested in retaining Dr. Polsky should phone, email or use the contact form to describe their case.  Dr. Polsky will advise about his availability and if his services could be of benefit.

Dr. Polsky’s fee schedule will be forwarded upon request. Download his curriculum vitae.

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