Cases

Cases

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 Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming 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. 2023 Symonds v. Michigan,  Case No. 94-3085
  2. 2023 Arizona v. Woodman, CR2020-104765
  3. 2022 Georgia v. Ricky Allen Dubose Case Number: CC-2010-76
  4. 2021 Brennan v. State of Florida Case Number: 95-911CF
  5. 2020 Lisle v. Nevada 2:03-cv-01006-MMD-DJA
  6. 2020 Mississippi v. Godbolt 2018-064-LS
  7. 2019 Springs v. Arkansas 5:13-CV-05
  8. 2019 Arizona v. Noonkester CR 2011-138281-001
  9. 2018 Gay v. Arkansas CR# 15-00210
  10. 2018 Texas v. Delacruz Cause No. B-14-1134-SA
  11. 2018 Williams v. Alabama 12-14937
  12. 2018 United States v. Cramer & Fackrell: 1:16-CR-00026
  13. 2017 Texas v. Hernandez, 1379618D
  14. 2017 North Carolina v. Long 15CRS50302
  15. 2017 Roberts v. Arkansas CR 99.70
  16. 2016 Arizona v. Coleman CR 2012-008340
  17. 2016 Walker v. Mississippi 1:97-cv-00029-KS
  18. 2015 Wyoming v. Guajardo CR2015-639 & CR2015-1226
  19. 2014 Texas v. Lewis Cause Nos 1372134 & 1372135
  20. 2014 North Carolina v. Richardson 10 CRS 3981-83; 54369; 54426; 11 CRS 3021-22
  21. 2014 Texas v. Balderas Cause Nos 1050630 & 1064857
  22. 2013 Arizona v. Alegria CR20092397
  23. 2013 Texas v. Jenkins CR10-1063
  24. 2013 Texas v. Robertson CR10-4337
  25. 2011 North Carolina v. Thomas 06CRS6250-67
  26. 2011 Texas v. Mullis CR08-0333
  27. 2010 North Carolina v. Cooper 07CR82072
  28. 2008 North Carolina v. Wilson 07CRS11060
  29. 2008 North Carolina v. Chance 06CRS74131
  30. 2007 United States Air Force Court-Martial against Airman Darrin E. Jones, Jr.
  31. 2005 California v. Avila 02CF1862
  32. 1999 White v. North Carolina 89CRS31887, 41217-18, 56389, 56391
  33. 1997 North Carolina v. 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.