As a board-certified neurologist with more than 20 years of experience
in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the brain, spine
and peripheral nerves, I am also certified by the American Board of Independent
As a sports concussion expert witness, my qualifications include a unique
combination of background, training, communication skills and professional
experience that qualify me as an expert witness. Additionally, I am a
former athlete with an intimate and enduring understanding of the culture
and practical aspects of sport.
During my medical school career, I trained at the prestigious and competitive
Inteflex Pre-Med/Medical Program at the University of Michigan, one of
the nation's leading medical schools. My residency training and primary
specialty focus in Neurology resulted in the development of an expert
understanding of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and nervous
system, as well as extensive skill in examination, evaluation, and management
of Neurologic disorders and injury.
To further hone my skill in the field, I performed subspecialty fellowship
training in headache and interventional pain management while working
with leading anesthesiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychologists,
and orthopedic surgeons at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in
After completion of my training, I joined the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
in Los Angeles, CA, whose physicians pioneered the sub-specialty of orthopedic
sports medicine. There, I have gained extensive clinical experience and
perfected professional skills evaluating and managing concussion, sports-related
neurological injury and pain in professional, Olympic, collegiate, high-school,
and youth/club athletes.
In addition, I have treated numerous individuals with concussion injuries
as the result of a work-related accident or other personal injury. As
a sought-out clinical expert on neurological topics, I have directed the
American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting lectures on concussion in
sports for multiple years. I also serve on the Board of Councilors of
the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Section on Sports Neurology and
was selected to create and direct the AAN online Continuing Medical Education
(CME) course for American Academy of Neurology Members on Sports Concussion.
Through these educational and leadership roles, I have sharpened excellent
communication and teaching skills, having lectured widely to professionals
(physicians, therapists, trainers, attorneys), as well as to the lay public
through frequent community-based educational programs. I have extensive
experience as a neurological consultant to television, radio and print
media outlets on subjects within the scope of my medical specialty. I
am a qualified and experienced expert witness for both plaintiff and defense
and a proficient independent medical examiner.
Dr. Williams is available as a neurologist or pain medicine expert witness
in the following areas:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spine Pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Neuropathic Pain
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Overuse Syndromes
- Pain Injections
- Botox Injections
- Appropriate Opioid Use
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- EMG/NVC testing
Dr. Williams' Distinctive Expert Witness Attributes:
- Prompt communication with attorneys.
- State-of-the-art teleconference and video-conferencing capabilities for
depositions and meetings.
- Personal review of all medical records.
- Frequent use of timelines, Prezi, Animations, Mindmaps and other visual
displays of information.
- Available to educate attorney groups on Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine-related topics.
Dr. Williams' Expert Witness Experience
Dr. Williams has served as an expert witness, giving deposition and/or
trial testimony in more than 80 cases since 1997. To date, his case work
has involved injured athletes, injured workers, motor vehicle accidents,
and other personal injury. Dr. William's finds that his extensive
experience teaching and lecturing have been valuable in his expert witness
Dr. Williams as an Experienced Presenter
Dr. Williams is a frequent and experienced presenter with presentations
developed for and delivered to a wide-range of audience types. He lectures
extensively to physician sub-specialists in pain medicine, orthopaedic
surgery, sports medicine, and Sports Neurology. He regularly lectures
to medical students, medical school residents, and sports medicine fellows-in-training.
He has served as course director, moderator, and/or a featured speaker
at national conferences on Concussion and Pain Medicine. He is also a
regular and featured expert called upon by the media to explain or provide
commentary on topics related to concussion, headache, and pain. Dr. Williams
frequently educates athletes, trainers, coaches, and parents on updates
in the evaluation and treatment of concussion and other Sports Neurology
related topics. He holds consistent community outreach educational sessions
on non-operative spine treatment and the neurological approach to management
of spine related pain. For more information, please click here for Dr.
Dr. Williams – A Leading-Edge Physician
Among the benefits of selecting Dr. Williams as an expert witness is the
fact that he maintains an active clinical practice, keeping him up-to-date
on current trends, research and the latest clinical care protocols involving
the vast field of Neurology. He treats patients for conditions including
Concussion and mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussion Syndrome,
Headache, Spine Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Disc Herniation, Sciatica,
Degenerative Joint Disease, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Muscular/Myofascial
Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Overuse Injury, SI Joint
Dysfunction, Dystonia, and Chronic Musculoskeletal and Joint Pain. Dr.
Williams leads a multidisciplinary team of clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists,
cognitive therapists, biofeedback and neurofeedback therapists, physical
therapists and vestibular rehabilitation specialists. In addition to office
based pharmacotherapy, Dr. Williams performs interventional pain management
procedures ranging from office based Ultrasound Guided local anesthetic,
steroid, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell and neural prolotherapy
injections, to fluoroscopically guided minimally invasive surgical procedures
such as paravertebral nerve blocks, epidural injections, rhizotomies and
denervations, percutaneous disc and stenosis related procedures, and spinal
cord stimulator trials for implantation.