Nicholas Carroll

Nicholas Carroll

Woodbridge, CA 95258
Office: 415-810-1966

SERVICES: Expert witness reports and/or testimony in defamation of character cases, including both libel and slander, as well as portrayal in a false light and right to privacy cases. This leverages 30 years of experience as a credible journalist and one of the first practitioners of search engine optimization, as well as 20 years of consulting directly with end-clients on emotional distress issues. I am familiar with most aspects of defamation, from gossip campaigns to online defamation and reputation management. Particular areas of expertise:

• Economic damages resulting from defamation and harm to reputation.

• Online defamation through review/rating web sites, or head-on SEO attacks (e.g., through Google or YouTube listings).

• Maliciously, negligently, or recklessly inflicted emotional distress.

• Traditional mainstream media libel. I've been an editor, journalist, and author for 30 years, and know the aspects from fault to hot-button words.

Conflicts: very few. I'm not inherently a plaintiffs' or defendants' expert witness; I deliver opinion based on the facts, and whether I feel I have significant expertise in the issue. My balance of plaintiff/defendant cases is about 50/50%.

• Twenty years of studying defamation law.
• Twenty-five years in programming and online forums.
• Being a CFO, financial software designer, and digital analyst.
• Founding Principal of Carroll Reputation, providing reputation management, promotion, and repair.
• Hundreds of consultations with victims of defamation.
• Author of Fighting Slander, originally published in 2003, with the 5th Edition published in 2022 and available at
• Have been the named expert in approximately 35 cases, delivered 30 reports, deposed 12 times, and testified in court 5 times.

For further information please download my CV or a list of reports and cases from this website, see a broader bio at, or contact me by phone or email for a consultation or fee schedule.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business
  • Business Interruption
  • Business Valuation
  • Credit Damage
  • Defamation
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Marketing
  • Internet
  • Lost Profits
  • Marketing
  • Printing & Publishing


Available Upon Request