Topic 14: Expert Witnesses

List of cases for Topic #14 arranged by state in reverse-chronological order.

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Alabama

S.H. v. Calhoun County Dep't of Human Res., 798 So. 2d 684 (Ala. Civ. App. 2001) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #13, #14]

Long v. State, 527 So. 2d 133 (Ala. Civ. App. 1988) - [Topic - #12, #14]


Alaska

Christina v. State, Dept. of Health and Social Servs., Office of Children's Servs. , (Alaska 2011) WL 2652396 - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2011

Charles J. v. State, Dept. of Health & Social Servs., Office of Children’s Servs., , 2010 WL 5129190 (Alaska) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2011

Lindsey H. v. State, Dept. of Health and Social Servs, Office of Children's Servs, WL 4909461 (Alaska 2010) - [Topic - #13, #14] - Added 09/2011

Lucy J. v. State of Alaska, 244 P.3d 1099 (Alaska 2010) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2011

Kent V. v. State, 233 P. 3d 597 (Alaska 2010) – [Topic - #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

Ben M. v. State, 204 P.3rd 1013 (Alaska 2009) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

Jon S. v. State, 212 P.3rd 756 (Alaska 2009) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

Sandy B. v. State, 216 P.3rd 1180 (Alaska 2009) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

Marcia V. v. State, 201 P.3d 496 (Alaska 2009) - [Topic - #13, #14] - Added 11/2009

Jon S. v. State, 212 P.3d 756 (Alaska 2009) – [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 11/2009

Thomas H. v. State, 184 P.3d 9 (Alaska 2008) – [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 11/2009

J.A. v. State, 50 P.3d 395 (Alaska 2002) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

J.S. v. State, 50 P.3d 388 (Alaska 2002) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14, #16, #19]

E.A. v. State, 46 P.3d 986 (Alaska 2002) - [Topic - #3, #12, #13, #14]

State v. M.L.L., 61 P.3d 438 (Alaska 2002) - [Topic - #13, #14, #19]

V.S.B. v. State, 45 P.3d 1198 (Alaska 2002) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

J.J. v. State, 38 P.3d 7 (Alaska 2001) - [Topic - #13, #14]

D.J. v. P.C., 36 P.3d 663 (Alaska 2001) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

C.J. v. State, 18 P.3d 1214 (Alaska 2001) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

L.G. v. State, 14 P.3d 946 (Alaska 2000) - [Topic - #11, #13, #14, #16]

Jordan v. Jordan, 983 P.2d 1258 (Alaska 1999) - [Topic - #11, #14]

E.M. v. State, 959 P.2d 766 (Alaska 1998) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

D.H. v. State, 929 P.2d 650 (Alaska 1996) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

K.N. v. State, 856 P.2d 468 (Alaska 1993) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re T.O., 759 P.2d 1308 (Alaska 1988) - [Topic - #14]

D.A.W. v. State, 699 P.2d 340 (Alaska 1985) - [Topic - #14]

A.B.M. v. M.H., 651 P.2d 1170 (Alaska 1982) - [Topic - #1, #3, #14, #17, #18]


Arizona

Brenda O. v. Ariz. Dep’t of Econ. Sec., 244 P.3d 574 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #13, #14]- Added 09/2011

Steven H. v. Ariz. Dep't of Econ. Sec., 190 P.3d 180 (Ariz. 2008) – [Topic - #14] - Added 11/2009

Steven H. v. Ariz. Dep't of Econ. Sec., 173 P.3d 479 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2008) - [Topic - #14] - Added 2/2008

Rachelle S. v. Ariz. Dep't of Econ. Sec., 958 P.2d 459 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1998) - [Topic - #14]

In re Maricopa County Juvenile Action No. JS-8287, 828 P.2d 1245 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1991) - [Topic - #7, #11, #13, #14]


Arkansas

Burks v. Ark. Dep't of Human Servs., 61 S.W.3d 184 (Ark. Ct. App. 2001) - [Topic - #11, #13, #14]


California

In re M.B., 107 Cal. Rptr. 3d 107 (Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

In re Hannah S., 48 Cal. Rptr. 3d 605 (Ct. App. 2006) - [Topic - #1, #12, #13, #14, #16]

In re Matthew Z., 95 Cal. Rptr. 2d 343 (Ct. App. 2000) (certified for partial publication) - [Topic - #13, #14, #21]***

In re Bridget R., 49 Cal. Rptr. 2d 507 (Ct. App. 1996) - [Topic - #1, #14]

In re Krystle D., 37 Cal. Rptr. 2d 132 (Ct. App. 1994) - [Topic - #4, #13, #14, #15, #20]

In re Riva M., 286 Cal. Rptr. 592 (Ct. App. 1991) (certified for partial publication) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re Crystal K., 276 Cal. Rptr. 619 (Ct. App. 1990) - [Topic - #1, #12, #13, #14]


Colorado

In re K.D., 155 P.3d 634 (Colo. Ct. App. 2007) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re A.N.W., 976 P.2d 365 (Colo. Ct. App. 1999) - [Topic - #1, #5, #13, #14]

In re R.L., 961 P.2d 606 (Colo. Ct. App. 1998) - [Topic - #1, #14]

In re C.A.J., 709 P.2d 604 (Colo. Ct. App. 1985) - [Topic - #13, #14]


Connecticut

In re Jessica T., 1993 WL 566662 (Conn. Super. Ct. Dec. 20, 1993) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]


Delaware

No relevant cases have been found.


District of Colombia

No relevant cases have been found.


Florida

No relevant cases have been found.


Georgia

No relevant cases have been found.


Hawaii

No relevant cases have been found.


Idaho

In re Baby Boy Doe (Baby Boy Doe II), 902 P.2d 477 (Idaho 1995) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18]


Illinois

In re D.D., 897 N.E.2d 917 (Ill. App. Ct. 2008) - [Topic - #6, #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

In re D.D., Jr., 897 N.E.2d 917 (Ill. App. Ct. 2008) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 11/2009


Indiana

In re D.S., 577 N.E.2d 572 (Ind. 1991) - [Topic - #2, #4, #7, #13, #14]

In re T.R.M., 525 N.E.2d 298 (Ind. 1988) - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #7, #9, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18]


Iowa

In re N.N.E., 752 N.W.2d 1 (Iowa 2008) - [Topic - #3, #4, #14, #16] - Added 11/2009

In re J.Y., 670 N.W.2d 433 (Iowa Ct. App. 2003) (unpublished table decision) available at No. 03-0983, 2003 WL 22017245 (Iowa Ct. App. Aug. 27, 2003) - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re J.D.B., 584 N.W.2d 577 (Iowa Ct. App. 1998) - [Topic - #1, #13, #14, #20, #21]

In re J.W., 528 N.W.2d 657 (Iowa Ct. App. 1995) - [Topic - #1, #4, #7, #11, #13, #14, #16]

In re S.M., 508 N.W.2d 732 (Iowa Ct. App. 1993) - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re L.N.W., 457 N.W.2d 17 (Iowa Ct. App. 1990) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re R.L.F., 437 N.W.2d 599 (Iowa Ct. App. 1989) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]


Kansas

In re M.F., 225 P.3d 1177 (Kan. 2010) - [Topic - #1, #2, #3, #7, #11, #13, #14]- Added 09/2010

In re S.M.H., 103 P.3d 976 (Kan. Ct. App. 2005) - [Topic - #1, #11, #14, #20]

In re J.J.G., 83 P.3d 1264 (Kan. Ct. App. 2004) - [Topic - #1, #4, #13, #14]

In re A.P., 961 P.2d 706 (Kan. Ct. App. 1998) - [Topic - #5, #7, #12, #13, #14]

In re H.A.M., 961 P.2d 716 (Kan. Ct. App. 1998) - [Topic - #4, #13, #14]


Kentucky

D.W.H. v. Cabinet for Human Res., 706 S.W.2d 840 (Ky. Ct. App. 1986) - [Topic - #13, #14]


Louisiana

No relevant cases have been found.


Maine

In re Denice F., 658 A.2d 1070 (Me. 1995) - [Topic - #13, #14]


Maryland

No relevant cases have been found.


Massachusetts

No relevant cases have been found.


Michigan

In re Dougherty, 599 N.W.2d 772 (Mich. Ct. App. 1999) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re Elliott, 554 N.W.2d 32 (Mich. Ct. App. 1996) - [Topic - #1, #4, #13, #14]

In re Kreft, 384 N.W.2d 843 (Mich. Ct. App. 1986) - [Topic - #3, #12, #13, #14, #20]

In re Morgan, 364 N.W.2d 754 (Mich. Ct. App. 1985) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14, #20]


Minnesota

In re S.W., 727 N.W.2d 144 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007) - [Topic - #1, #10, #12, #14, #20]

In re J.B., 698 N.W.2d 160 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005) - [Topic - #1, #4, #12, #13, #14]

In re S.E.G., (S.E.G. II), 521 N.W.2d 357 (Minn. 1994) - [Topic - #14, #16, #18]

In re S.E.G. (S.E.G. I), 507 N.W.2d 872 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993) - [Topic - #14, #16]

In re J.A.S., 488 N.W.2d 332 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992) - [Topic - #11, #14]

In re M.S.S., 465 N.W.2d 412 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re B.W., 454 N.W.2d 437 (Minn. Ct. App. 1990) - [Topic - #1, #7, #9, #13, #14]

In re R.I., 402 N.W.2d 173 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987) - [Topic - #2, #7, #9, #11, #14]

In re T.J.J., 366 N.W.2d 651 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re R. M. M., 316 N.W.2d 538 (Minn. 1982) - [Topic - #13, #14]


Mississippi

No relevant cases have been found.


Missouri

C.E.H. v. L.M.W., 837 S.W.2d 947 (Mo. Ct. App. 1992) - [Topic - #1, #2, #7, #12, #13, #14, #17]


Montana

In re A.S., 253 P.3d 799 (Montana 2011) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2011

In re J.M., 218 P.3rd 1213 (Mont. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #11, #13, #14, #17] - Added 09/2010

In re T.W.F., 210 P.3d 174 (Mont. 2009) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 11/2009

In re S.C., 2005 MT 241, 328 Mont. 476, 121 P.3d 552 - [Topic - #1, #14]

In re A.N., 2005 MT 19, 325 Mont. 379, 106 P.3d 556 - [Topic - #1, #12, #13, #14]

In re S.R., 2004 MT 227, 322 Mont. 424, 97 P.3d 559 - [Topic - #12, #14, #21]

In re M.R.G., 2004 MT 172, 322 Mont. 60, 97 P.3d 1085 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re C.H., 2003 MT 308, 318 Mont. 208, 79 P.3d 822 - [Topic - #1, #4, #14]

In re K.S., 2003 MT 212, 317 Mont. 88, 75 P.3d 325 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re T.W., 2003 MT 197N, 317 Mont. 530, 77 P.3d 553 (unpublished table decision) available at No. 03-055, 2003 WL 21792302 (Mont. Aug. 5, 2003) - [Topic - #14]

In re M.R.G., 2003 MT 60, 314 Mont. 396, 66 P.3d 312 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re K.H., 1999 MT 128, 294 Mont. 466, 981 P.2d 1190 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re M.P.M., 1999 MT 78, 294 Mont. 87, 976 P.2d 988 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re H.M.O., 1998 MT 175, 289 Mont. 509, 962 P.2d 1191 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re L.F., 880 P.2d 1365 (Mont. 1994) - [Topic - #14, #16]

In re T.S., 801 P.2d 77 (Mont. 1990) - [Topic - #2, #7, #14]

In re M. E. M., 635 P.2d 1313 (Mont. 1981) - [Topic - #4, #7, #12, #14]


Nebraska

In re Ramon N., 789 N.W.2d 272 (Neb. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #1, #14, #20] - Added 09/2011

In re Emma J., 782 N.W. 2d 220 (Neb. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14, #18] - Added 09/2010

In re Shayla H., 764 N.W. 2nd 119 (Neb. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #11, #12, #14] - Added 09/2010

In re Louis S., 774 N.W.2d 416 (Neb. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #7, #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

In re Shayla H., 764 N.W.2d 119 (Neb. Ct. App. 2009) – [Topic - #14] - Added 09/2010

In re Walter W., 744 N.W.2d 55 (Neb. 2008) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 2/2008

In re Enrique P., 709 N.W.2d 676 (Neb. Ct. App. 2006) - [Topic - #11, #12, #14, #20]

In re Phoebe S., 664 N.W.2d 470 (Neb. Ct. App. 2003) - [Topic - #11, #12, #13, #14]

In re C.W., 479 N.W.2d 105 (Neb. 1992) - [Topic - #2, #7, #13, #14, #16]


Nevada

No relevant cases have been found.


New Hampshire

No relevant cases have been found.


New Jersey

No relevant cases have been found.


New Mexico

In re Esther V., 248 P.3d 863 (New Mexico 2011) – [Topic - #6, #11, #12, #14, #17] - Added 09/2011

State v. Marlene C., 212 P.3d 1142 (N.M. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #11, #12, #14, #17, #20] - Added 11/2009

In re Laurie R., 760 P.2d 1295 (N.M. Ct. App. 1988) - [Topic - #2, #7, #13, #14]


New York

In re Oscar C, Jr. (Oscar II), 600 N.Y.S.2d 957 (N.Y. App. Div. 1993) - [Topic - #1, #11, #14, #21]


North Carolina

In re Williams, 563 S.E.2d 202 (N.C. Ct. App. 2002) - [Topic - #1, #13, #14]

In re Bluebird, 411 S.E.2d 820 (N.C. Ct. App. 1992) - [Topic - #3, #13, #14]


North Dakota

In re T.F., 2004 ND 126, 681 N.W.2d 786 - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re J.P., 2004 ND 25, 674 N.W.2d 273 - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re M.S., 2001 ND 68, 624 N.W.2d 678 - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]


Ohio

No relevant cases have been found.


Oklahoma

In re T.H., 2005 OK CIV APP 5, 105 P.3d 354 - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re T.L., 2003 OK CIV APP 49, 71 P.3d 43 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re M.J.J., 2003 OK CIV APP 43, 69 P.3d 1226 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re Baby Girl B., 2003 OK CIV APP 24, 67 P.3d 359 - [Topic - #1, #4, #11, #12, #13, #14, #16, #20]

In re N.L., 754 P.2d 863 (Okla. 1988) - [Topic - #1, #7, #11, #14, #16]

In re J.W., 742 P.2d 1171 (Okla. Civ. App. 1987) - [Topic - #4, #13, #14]


Oregon

In re J.S.B., 214 P.3d 827 (Or. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #11, #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

Dep’t of Human Servs. v. K.C.J., 207 P.3d 423 (Or. Ct. App. 2009) – [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 11/2009

In re Lucas, 33 P.3d 1001 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) - [Topic - #7, #13, #14]

In re Amador, 30 P.3d 1223 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) - [Topic - #14]

State ex rel. Children's Services Div. v. Campbell, 857 P.2d 888 (Or. Ct. App. 1993) - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re Davis, 857 P.2d 888 (Or. Ct. App. 1993) - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re Woodruff, 816 P.2d 623 (Or. Ct. App. 1991) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14, #16]

In re Charles, 810 P.2d 393 (Or. Ct. App. 1991) - [Topic - #3, #4, #6, #12, #14, #21]

In re Cooke, 744 P.2d 596 (Or. Ct. App. 1987) - [Topic - #11, #14]

In re Tucker, 710 P.2d 793 (Or. Ct. App. 1985) - [Topic - #1, #4, #12, #13, #14]

In re Charles, 688 P.2d 1354 (Or. Ct. App. 1984) - [Topic - #3, #6, #11, #12, #14]


Pennsylvania

In re T.C., 984 A. 2d 549 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2009) - [Topic - #13, #14] - Added 09/2010


Rhode Island

In re Tamika R., 973 A.2d 547 (R.I. 2009) - [Topic - #14] - Added 11/2009


South Carolina

No relevant cases have been found.


South Dakota

In re J.I.H., 768 N.W.2d 168 (S.D. 2009) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14] - Added 11/2009

In re O.S., 2005 SD 86, 701 N.W.2d 421 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re T.I., 2005 SD 125, 707 N.W.2d 826 - [Topic - #2, #7, #13, #14]

In re M.H., 2005 SD 4, 691 N.W.2d 622 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re D.G., 2004 SD 54, 679 N.W.2d 497 - [Topic - #12, #13, 14]

In re D.M. (D.M. I), 2003 SD 49, 661 N.W.2d 768 - [Topic - #7, #12, #13, #14]

In re N.S., 474 N.W.2d 96 (S.D. 1991) - [Topic - #1, #13, #14]

In re Baade, 462 N.W.2d 485 (S.D. 1990) - [Topic - #1, #13, #14, #18]

In re J.J., 454 N.W.2d 317 (S.D. 1990) - [Topic - #1, #4, #7, #9, #12, #14, #17]

In re J. L. H. (J.L.H. II), 316 N.W.2d 650 (S.D. 1982) - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re K.A.B.E., 325 N.W.2d 840 (S.D. 1982) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]

In re S. R., 323 N.W.2d 885 (S.D. 1982) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]


Tennessee

No relevant cases have been found.


Texas

In re W.D.H., III, 43 S.W.3d 30 (Tex. App. 2001) - [Topic - #4, #13, #14, #21]

Doty-Jabbaar v. Dallas County Child Protective Servs., 19 S.W.3d 870 (Tex. App. 2000) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]


Utah

In re F.M., 2002 UT App 340, 57 P.3d 1130 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re D.A.C., 933 P.2d 993 (Utah Ct. App. 1997) - [Topic - #1, #7, #12, #13, #14, #21]

In re S.A.E., 912 P.2d 1002 (Utah Ct. App. 1996) - [Topic - #13, #14, #21]


Vermont

No relevant cases have been found.


Virginia

No relevant cases have been found.


Washington

In re the Welfare of L.N.B.-L, 237 P.3d 944 (Wash. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #4, #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2011

In re L.N.B-L, 237 P.3rd 944 (Wash. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #1, #3, #5, #12, #13, #14] - Added 09/2010

In re Mahaney, 51 P.3d 776 (Wash. 2002) - [Topic - #14]

In re Roberts, 732 P.2d 528 (Wash. Ct. App. 1987) - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re Fisher, 643 P.2d 887 (Wash. Ct. App. 1982) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14]


West Virginia

No relevant cases have been found.


Wisconsin

In re Vaughn R., 770 N.W.2d 795 (Wis. Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #13, #14] - Added 11//2009

In re Daniel R.S., 2005 WI 160, 286 Wis. 2d 278, 706 N.W.2d 269 - [Topic - #13, #14]

In re D.S.P., 480 N.W.2d 234 (Wis. 1992) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14, #21]


Wyoming

No relevant cases have been found.


Circuit Courts of Appeals

No relevant cases have been found.


District Courts

No relevant cases have been found.

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