Dr. William L. Bainbridge, Ph.D., FACFE

SchoolMatch Institute
12620-3 Beach Blvd Unit 390
Jacksonville, FL 32246
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Phone: 904/230-3001
Fax: 904/645-0088

William L. Bainbridge, Ph.D.,FACFE, Distinguished Research Professor for the University of Dayton and President & CEO of the SchoolMatch Institute is a court qualified expert in: educational management, sexual abuse, accidents in schools, educational human resource management, school liability, college athletics/sports, athletic injuries, Title IX compliance and general education. He provides expert services for attorneys, courts, parents and school officials throughout the country. He applies his more than 35 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, district superintendent, state education official, coach, and consultant to over 1000 school systems to cases that involve schools and the education of children.

Dr. Bainbridge provides consultation from case inception to settlement or litigation in matters that raise issues related to education and children. Representative areas of concentration include sexual abuse, school accidents & accidents, child custody school evaluation, negligent hiring, negligent training, negligent supervision, staff dismissal, assessment of liability for injury or death and policy review. Qualified as an Education Expert in a majority of states, Dr. Bainbridge assists lawyers to win favorable decisions in the best interest of children, parents and school systems.

Services

Dr. Bainbridge, provides expert services including data review, case analysis, document review, case development, expert reports and testimony to assist lawyers to win favorable decisions where the principal focus of each expert includes:

Standards of Care in : Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault and Harrassment in Schools
Standards of Care in : School Related Accidents,Incidents and Wrongful Death
School Evaluation to Determine Child Custody
Standards of Care in : School Accountability
Legal Compliance in : School Personnel Matters
Standards of Care in : College Athletics/Sports
Standards of Care in : Athletic injuries
Legal Compliance in : Title IX
http://www.expertonschools.com

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: William L. Bainbridge, Ph.D., FACFE, is a forensic education expert with extensive experience in school related accidents, incidents & sexual abuse/sexual assault/sexual harassment and educational evaluation for child custody. He has been court qualified as a schooling and education standards/policy expert in over 30 states. He currently serves as President and CEO of the SchoolMatch® Institute and as a Distinguished Research Professor at The University of Dayton. He is the former superintendent of three school districts in Ohio and Virginia and served on the executive staff of the Ohio Department of Education and as a Professor for the National Academy for School Executives. He has been a consultant to over 1000 organizations including law firms, corporations, government agencies and school systems.

Dr. Bainbridge has more than 20 years experience researching and describing standards of care in school settings and designing/analyzing/reporting research studies involving school effectiveness.

While leading SchoolMatch®, the nation’s only comprehensive research and information service on public and private schools, beginning in 1986, lawyers began consulting with him on cases ranging from child custody school evaluation to establishing standards of care in a wide range of incidents and accidents occurring on the watch of school systems. Publication of Dr. Bainbridge’s work in THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY , many daily newspapers and appearances on NBC’S TODAY SHOW and ABC’s Good Morning America, to name a few, motivated lawyers to contact Dr. Bainbridge. Working with lawyers provides Dr. Bainbridge and his colleagues with a new area to apply knowledge of public and private school and school system standards, policy, research, evaluation, practices and effectiveness.

Named Educator of the Year by the Ohio PTA, Dr. Bainbridge is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners and Diplomate of the National Academy for School Executives. He has completed certification programs with The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and The Disney Institute. He earned his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University, and completed post-doctoral studies at Columbia University.

He provides expert services for attorneys, courts, parents and school officials throughout the country. He applies his more than 35 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, district superintendent, state education official, coach, and consultant to cases that involve schools and the education of children.

Dr. Bainbridge, listed in BEST's Directory of Recommended Insurance Expert Service Providers, provides consultation from case inception to settlement or litigation in matters that raise issues related to education and children. Qualified as an Education Expert in a majority of states, Dr. Bainbridge assists lawyers to win favorable decisions in the best interest of children, parents and school systems. Dr. Bainbridge can be reached at 904-230-3001.

Services

Dr. Bainbridge provides expert services including data review, case analysis, document review, case development, expert reports and testimony to assist lawyers to win favorable decisions where the principle focus includes:

School Evaluation to Determine Child Custody
Standards of Care in: Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
Standards of Care in : School Personnel Matters
Standards of Care in : School Related Accidents and Incidents
Standards of Care in : School Accountability
Standards of Care in : College Athletics / Sports
Standards of Care in : Title IX Compliance
Standards of Care in : Sports injuries and accidents
Legal Compliance in : Special Education
Standards of Care: Negligent Employment of Educators

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: It is important to know that those collecting, assembling and reporting the data are experts in fields related to tests and measurements, school finance, school personnel matters and educational evaluation. SchoolMatch has assembled experts in the various areas of school data to provide accurate and comparative information. The SchoolMatch staff and advisory group include executives with experience in more than 20 school superintendencies who: Have published articles in respected education journals,Have experience in school and university administration, Have a long track record in conducting school research,Are able to converse directly and explain comparative data,Are objective and unbiased in conducting and reporting data and Have conducted many hundreds of audits of school data

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Distiguished Research Professor, The University of Dayton, With other SchoolMatch Experts teach university graduate level courses and conduct seminars through the SchoolMatch Institutes.

"In my sixteen years of private practice, I cannot recall any expert witness with whom I have dealt with who was better prepared, or who was more effective in court."
------Randy S. Kurek, Esq.
ISAAC, BRANDT, LEDMAN & TEETOR

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: NO

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 150

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: School Evaluation to Determine Child Custody
Standards of Care in : Sexual Abuse,Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
Standards of Care in : School Accidents
Standards of Care in : School Accountability

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 45 %

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 55%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: About 70

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Last week

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 80

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 80

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 1988

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: SchoolMatch consultants, and their President, Distinguished Research Professor
Dr. William L. Bainbridge, provide expert services including data review, case analysis, document review, case development, expert reports and testimony to assist lawyers to win favorable decisions where the principal focus for each case includes:

School Evaluation to Determine Child Custody
Standards of Care in : School Personnel Matters
Standards of Care in : School Accidents
Standards of Care in : School Accountability
Legal Compliance in : Special Education
Standards of Care in : Sexual Harassment

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Preparation,consultation and field work - $184 per hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Preparation,consultation and field work - $184 per hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Deposition and/or attendance at court - $194 per hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Deposition and/or attendance at court - $194 per hour

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel- Actual out-of-pocket expenses
Mileage - IRS approved per mile rate

References

Attorney references include:

MS. LESLIE G. BILLMAN, ESQ., Attorney at Law and Past Chair Maryland State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, Greenan, Walker & Billman,
33 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, (410) 280-1700
Mr. ROBERT L. COWLES, ESQ., Attorney at Law, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 2600, Jacksonville, Florida 32207(904)399-1711
MR. MONROE L. INKER, ESQ., Attorney at Law and Past Chair Family Law Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association, White, Inker, Aronson,
P.C., 1 Washington Mall, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
(617) 367-7700.
MR. ROBERT A. KOBLENTZ, ESQ., Attorney at Law, 35 East Livingston
Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43213, (614) 461-6666
MR. SCOTT H. KREAMER, ESQ., Attorney at Law, Norton, Hubbard,
Ruzicka & Kreamer, 130 North Cherry, Olathe, Kansas, 66061.
(913) 782-2350.
MR. RANDY S. KUREK, ESQ., Attorney at Law, Isaac, Brandt, Ledman &
Teetor, 250 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3742,
(614) 221-2121.
MR. FRANKLIN I. MIROFF, ESQ., Attorney at Law, Miroff, Cross,
Rupert, & Klineman, 251 East Ohio Street, Suite 1100,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2133, (317) 264-1040
MR. CHARLES C. SHAINBERG, ESQ., Attorney at Law and Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Shainberg and
Viola, 1 South Broad Street,Suite 1820, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania 19107 (215)988-0399.