Expert Witness’s Suicide Opens Challenges to Past Cases

The arrest and suicide of Seattle psychologist Stuart Greenberg could result in challenges to his recommendations and the resulting decisions handed down in past sexual-abuse and child-custody cases. Greenberg, a nationally recognized expert witness in sexual-abuse cases, also consulted for the Archdiocese of Seattle in their priest-abuse cases. Greenberg was arrested and then suspended from practice after he allegedly videotaped a woman in his office bathroom. The psychology expert witness frequently served as a parenting evaluator in child-custody cases. also reports:

King County Presiding Judge Michael Trickey said the courts – and families going through custody battles – will have to contend with a number of difficult issues in the wake of Greenberg’s arrest and subsequent death. He anticipates a flurry of challenges by parties who were unhappy with past evaluations involving Greenberg.