Dana Chidekel, PhD

​A psychological corporation


Dr. Chidekel serves as an expert witness in civil, employment, educational, class action, and (limited) elder law, family law and criminal matters. She is retained by Plaintiff and Defense in approximate equal proportions. Cases involve medical malpractice, personal injury (including traumatic brain injury), neurodevelopmental disorders, special education, capacity, and trauma. She loves the good fight, which is whatever fight is on behalf of the truth. She enjoys collaborating with attorneys who are similarly-minded. 

Dr. Chidekel performs Independent Medical Evaluations (I.M.E.'s) of adults seeking disability benefits through private disability policies and through the Social Security Insurance program. She performs testamentary capacity evaluations for adults who are creating or making changes in their estate plans.



Dr. Chidekel performs Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's) funded by school districts. She participates in Individual Education Plan meetings (IEP's) and testifies in Due Process Hearings.

​​Here is her Fee Schedule for Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's):

Here are DECISIONS from Due Process Hearings in which she has testified: