Dog bite expert & animal behavior specialist

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

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

Dr. Richard Polsky - The Dog Expert

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Dr. Polsky’s forensic experience in dog bite cases

 

Below is an overview of Dr. Polsky’s forensic experience in dog bite casesPolsky photo

Read his Curriculum Vitae  for more detailed information about his work experience and qualifications as a dog bite expert witness.

 

Assignments in civil cases

  • Number of occasions retained as a dog behavior expert in civil matters: Over 200.
  • Number of occasions retained as a cat behavior expert in civil matters: Approx. 7.
  • Number of occasions retained as an dog behavior expert in criminal matters: Approx. 20.
  • Division between work for Plaintiff vs. Defense:
  • 50% plaintiff, 50% defense
  • Number of times testifying in Deposition: Over 100
  • Number of times testifying at trial: Approx. 50.
  • Counties in California where deposition or trial testimony has been given (partial listing): Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Orange, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Alameda, Fresno, Merced, Sacramento, San Mateo, Tuolumne.
  • States outside California where deposition or trial testimony has been given: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, New Jersey, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Kansas, Washington, Idaho, Michigan.

 

Assignments In Criminal Cases (Partial Listing )

  • 1999. State of California v. Carter. Case # KA 044228. Pomona Division, Los Angeles Superior Court by Judge Judith Vander Lans
  • 1999. State of California v. Corral. Case # PA 029842. San Fernando Division, Los Angeles Superior Court by Judge Meredith Taylor
  • 2000. State of South Carolina v. Speagle. Case # F-945152. Fairfield County, South Carolina by Judge Paul M. Burch
  • 2000. State of California v. Graham. Case # SA 038179 Los Angeles Division, Los Angeles Superior Court by Judge Stephanie Sautner
  • 2000. State of California v. Gomez Case # KA 046685 Pomona Division, Los Angeles Superior Court by Judge Robert M. Martinez
  • 2000. State of California v. Bates. Case # BA 205430 Los Angeles Division, Los Angeles Superior Court by Judge Michael Kellog
  • 2001. People v. Robert Noel. Case # SCN 181813-2. Superior Court of California,  himCounty of San Francisco by Judge James Warren
  • 2008.  People v. Moody. Orange County Superior Court (CA), Westminister Division.

 

Assignments In Police Dog Attack Cases

  • Number of occasions retained by plaintiff counsel:  Approx. 6
  • Number of occasions retained by defense counsel: 1
  • Number of occasions qualified in court as expert on police dog behavior: 3 (approx)