Lawyers and courts come to PD&A to find experts for cases in criminal law, personal injury, wrongful death, malpractice, intentional torts, employment law, family law, trusts and estates, elder law, class action litigation, and other matters because we offer:
- Internationally recognized authorities
- Multidisciplinary resources
- Thorough evaluations
- Objective case analyses
- Well-reasoned reports
- Clear, evidence-based testimony
In criminal matters, we evaluate cases on behalf of prosecutors, defense attorneys, or the court. In civil matters, we evaluate cases on behalf of either plaintiff or defense.
Our approach to cases was born in 1981 when the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia asked Dr. Park Dietz to lead the team evaluating John Hinckley, Jr., for the attempted assassination of President Reagan. The innovative methods developed in that evaluation have been successfully applied to countless cases since then, including many of the most important cases of the past three decades.
Organizations come to PD&A to find expert consultants, advisors, and educators. PD&A experts act as consultants to the F.B.I., U.S. Secret Service, C.I.A., D.E.A., B.A.T.F., U.S. State Department, U.S. Armed Forces, New York and Virginia State Police, N.B.A., and more than 300 Fortune 500 companies. PD&A experts have worked on matters involving national security, international crises, corporate crises, and through our sister company, Threat Assessment Group® (taginc.com), have advised clients on thousands of incidents involving threats to human life, corporate assets, or consumer products and have developed programs to prevent violence, sexual abuse, and other misconduct.
Experts come to PD&A for consultation on their most challenging cases and for guidance and training on forensic interviewing, analysis, report writing, and testimony.
Media come to PD&A for interviews of experts, technical advice, and coaching of actors, and for expert on-camera interviewing of criminals. PD&A experts have appeared on hundreds of documentaries and news shows in the U.S., Canada, Australia, England, France, Japan, and Spain, have consulted on major Hollywood films, have coached Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford, and Michelle Pfeiffer for particular roles, and regularly advise the writers and producers of TV shows, including “Law & Order,” “ER,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: LA,” and others. Major documentary projects have included A&E’s “Columbine: Understanding Why,” HBO’s “The Iceman and the Psychiatrist,” and a forthcoming show on the I-5 Strangler for MSNBC.