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Expert Witness Availability

Attorneys at The Health Law Firm are also available for expert witness work. Areas in which our attorneys perform expert witness testimony include: 

  • Health Law
  • Health Care
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Regulations
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Legal Medicine
  • Fair Hearing Defense
  • Hospital Peer Review
  • DEA Defense
  • Professional Licensing Defense
  • Medical Staff Hearings 
  • Research Regulation
  • Federal Regulations
  • State Regulations
  • Administrative Law
  • Bio-Ethics
  • Right to Die
  • Managed Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Military Courts-martial
  • International Law
  • Geneva Conventions
  • Laws of War
  • Military Due Process
  • Code of Military Justice
  • Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs)
  • Military Tribunals
  • Due Process of Law
  • Federal Regulation of Health Care
  • Good Samaritan Laws
  • Nursing Law
  • Medical Licensing
  • Board of Medicine Actions
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Attorney’s Fee Disputes
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Federal Government
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Ethics
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Lawyer Conduct
  • Employment
  • Investigation
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • and other issuess

George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M.

Mr. Indest is available to review both plaintiff and defendant cases. He has experience with all aspects of business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative health law, as well as professional licensing cases, defense of health care providers, negotiation of sales of health care practices, Medicare Fraud defense and other areas of Health Care Law. He is available for general litigation support and expert witness services including depositions, expert reports and trial testimony.

Experience and Qualifications Include:

  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the Legal Specialty of Health Law
  • President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm located in Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Florida
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) from George Washington University, National Law Center, Wash., D.C.
  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • Member of the Executive Counsel of The Health Law Section of The Florida Bar)
  • Certified as a legal specialist by the U.S. Navy in Health Law (Forensic Medicine) and in International Law
  • Professor of Health Law at Barry University School of Law (Orlando)
  • Retired Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) Officer, veteran of over 200 courts-martial
  • Member of the state Bars of three different states/territories (including D.C.)
  • Former member of the staff of the Commander in Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT) and SACLANT
  • Delivered Legal Lectures and Training to various military organizations including the Surgeons General of the NATO countries on the Geneva Conventions and the Laws of War
Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D.

Mr. Smith has experience with all aspects of health law, including business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative work. He is available for general litigation support and expert witness services including depositions, expert reports and trial testimony.

Experience and Qualifications Include:

  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the Legal Specialty of Health Law
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Received a William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award in Law School
  • Recipient of Civil Governmental Law Clinic Certificate of Merit
  • Member of The American Association of Respiratory Care
  • Member of The Florida Society of Respiratory Care
  • Member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (T.A.A.N.A.)
  • Member of The Health Law Section of The Florida Bar

 

Carole C. Schriefer, R.N. (ret.), J.D.

Ms. Schriefer has experience in health law and nursing law, including professional licensing and credentialing matters, professional board representation, administrative procedures, administrative hearings, contracts, licensure issues, corporate matters, transactional matters, Medicare and Medicaid audits, litigation and attorney’s fees. She is available for expert witness services including depositions, expert reports and trial testimony.

Experience and Qualifications Include:

  • Member of the bar in Colorado and Florida (Active), Kentucky, Virginia and District of Columbia (Inactive)
  • Registered Nurse (Colorado – Inactive) (Florida – Inactive)
  • Former JAG Corps officer
  • Served as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the Commander, Naval Medical Command, Mid-Atlantic Region, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (T.A.A.N.A.)

Lance O. Leider, J.D., LL.M. (Health Law)

Mr. Leider has experience in all aspects of health law, including professional licensing and credentialing matters, professional board representation, administrative procedures, administrative hearings, contracts, licensure issues, corporate matters, transactional matters, Medicare and Medicaid audits, litigation and attorney’s fees. He is available for expert witness services including depositions, expert reports and trial testimony.

Experience and Qualifications Include:

  • Nursing and Massage Therapy Law and Rules
  • Telemedicine and Telehealth Practice Laws and Rules
  • Served as a Judicial Intern to Judge Belvin Perry during the Casey Anthony trial
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (T.A.A.N.A.)
  • Member of The Health Law Section of The Florida Bar

DISCLAIMER: The aforementioned individuals cannot be named or disclosed as potential expert witnesses in any matter without first being hired and paid the minimum retainer fees. Please call (407) 331-6620 or (850) 439-1001 to further discuss expert witness availability and policies. It is absolutely prohibited to use or disclose the names or credentials of the foregoing until we have a written agreement and the retainer fee has been received.