Since 1997, I have conducted forensic evaluations of male survivors of childhood abuse in both civil and criminal cases. I have worked on forensic cases in numerous states including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and in Federal jurisdiction. Most of my forensic cases have involved capital murder, or death penalty, cases in which the defendant had been abused during his childhood. In these cases, I have conducted evaluations of the defendant in order to better understand the impact of childhood events – including trauma and abuse – upon his later functioning.

Past Court Appearances

    1. 2018 Gay v. State of Arkansas CR# 15-00210
    2. 2018 Texas v. Isidro Delacruz Cause No. B-14-1134-SA
    3. 2018 Alabama v. Marcus Williams 12-14937
    4. 2018 United States v. Christopher Cramer and Ricky Fackrell: 1:16-CR-00026
    5. 2017 Texas v. Miguel Hernandez, 1379618D
    6. 2017 North Carolina v. William Long 15CRS50302
    7. 2017 Arkansas v. Karl D. Roberts CASE NO. CR 99.70
    8. 2016 Arizona v. Dustin Kurt Coleman CR 2012-008340
    9. 2016 Mississippi v. Alan Dale Walker 1:97-cv-00029-KS
    10. 2015 Wyoming v. Daniel Guajardo CR2015-639 & CR2015-1226
    11. 2014 Texas v. Harlem Lewis Cause Nos 1372134 & 1372135
    12. 2014 North Carolina v. Jonathan Richardson 10 CRS 3981-83; 54369; 54426; 11 CRS 3021-22
    13. 2014 Texas v. Juan Balderas Cause Nos 1050630 & 1064857
    14. 2013 Arizona  v. Kyle Loretto Alegria CR20092397
    15. 2013 Texas  v. Willie Ray Jenkins CR10-1063
    16. 2013 Texas  v. Stanley Robertson CR10-4337
    17. 2011 North Carolina  v. Danny Thomas 06CRS6250-67
    18. 2011 Texas  v. Travis Mullis  CR08-0333
    19. 2010 North Carolina  v. Samuel Cooper 07CR82072
    20. 2008 North Carolina  v. Jakiem Wilson 07CRS11060
    21. 2008 North Carolina  v. Antonio Chance 06CRS74131
    22. 2007 United States Air Force Court-Martial against Airman Darrin E. Jones, Jr.
    23. 2005 California  v. Alejandro Avila 02CF1862
    24. 1999 North Carolina  v. Clifton White 89CRS31887, 41217-18, 56389, 56391
    25. 1997 North Carolina  v. John Williams 97CRS8000-01, 8388, 17582-84, 17587-88, 17590-91, 88750

Court Testimony

Video: Dr. Matthew Mendel expert witness testimony in court, Spring 2010. Case: State of North Carolina v Cooper, 2010, 07CR82072.