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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 Medical Examiners.

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 Baltimore, MD.

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:

  • Concussions
  • Headaches
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spine Pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Overuse Syndromes
  • Pain Injections
  • Botox Injections
  • Appropriate Opioid Use
  • Neuromodulation
  • 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 activities.

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. Williams' CV.

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.

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