Chiropractic Expert Witness
Clayton Hopkins, DC, DABFP
President of Expert Forensic Consulting, LLC
Dr. Hopkins can bring the weight of decades of experience and critical analysis to help your team bring your case to its timely and fair resolution. Experience DOES matter!
Clay Hopkins, DC, DABFP is the President of Expert Forensic Consulting, LLC. His 30+ years of experience as a practicing Chiropractic Physician allows him great perspective when evaluating complex medicolegal situations. His additional educational training background in Social and Behavioral Sciences gives him a broader viewpoint in terms of the psycho-social component of cases. His professional training includes Certification in Acupuncture, Certification in Manipulation Under Anesthesia, and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals, a Specialty Council authorized by the American Chiropractic Association. He is also a Certified Court Video Specialist through the American Guild of Court Videographers. He has been a Continuing Education Provider approved by the Florida Bar since 1999 and has lectured locally and nationally to his chiropractic colleagues on billing and coding, rehabilitation, treatment protocols and medicolegal topics such as Colossus and legal videography. For additional details regarding Dr. Hopkins’ education and training, please see his curriculum vitae.
Chiropractic Expert Witness Forensic Consulting Services
Expert Forensic Consulting, LLC offers services of expert testimony by Dr. Hopkins regarding physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, case management, causation of injury, appropriateness of care, medical necessity, maximum medical improvement, disability, permanent impairment, future treatment necessity and costs, record keeping and documentation, informed consent, billing and procedural coding.
Dr. Hopkins has been recognized as an expert in Chiropractic Medicine in courtrooms of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Osceola and Orange counties.
As a fully licensed and unrestricted practicing Chiropractic Physician in Florida, Dr. Hopkins can perform independent physical examinations for documentation purposes of individuals in need of a second opinion.
Dr. Hopkins is Certified in the American Medical Association’s publication, “Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment,” editions #2 through #6.
Certified videography services are available and performed by Certified Court Video Specialists to record compulsory medical examinations and depositions.
Dr. Hopkins is also available to lecture for groups on multiple areas of medicolegal interest.
Dr. Hopkins is available to work with you at your convenience. Please contact the office at (727) 546-3377 for specifics.
Chiropractic Expert Witness Fee Schedule
- Initial telephone consultation and brief review of records at no charge.
- Record Review: $300.00 per hour billed in ¼ hour increments.
- Telephone Consultation: $300.00 per hour billed in ¼ hour increments.
- Deposition or Live Testimony $600.00 per hour for any and all parts of an hour. (Two hour minimum)
- Whole Day (10 hours): $5000.00.