Okorie Okorocha, M.S., M.S., ESQ.

Mr. Okorie Okorocha, M.S., M.S., ESQ.

Forensic Analysis and Independent Review
15303 Ventura Blvd. Suite 900,
Sherman Oaks , CA 91403
Office: 310-497-0321

Introduction

Qualified as an expert witness over 3000 times, in 40 different jurisdictions. Areas of inquiry include blood testing, breath testing, urine testing, blood ethanol, blood drug, urine ethanol, urine drug, post mortem blood alcohol, post mortem blood drug, impairment, drug impairment, alcohol impairment. Dram Shop laws.

I have extensive experience as a trial lawyer, having been lead trial lawyer in over 100 jury trials and I am frequently retained to handle the toxicology portion of many criminal and civil cases as co-counsel.

I am a licensed attorney frequently retained by other lawyers to handle toxicology issues.

Areas of Inquiry

DRAM Shop & alcohol caes, Forensic Toxicology, Alcohol Toxicology, Post Mortem Blood Alcohol, Alcohol an Drug Impairment & interactions. Urine Testing, Blood Testing, Breath Testing, Blood Ethanol/alcohol, DUID, DUI, Analytical Chemistry, Drug testing, Hospital Blood testing, drug blood testing and Hospital blood testing.


Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural & Animals
  • Alcohol, Drug & DUI Testing
  • Analytical Testing Labs
  • Chemicals
  • Criminalistics
  • Evidence Analysis & Preservation
  • Pathology
  • Spectroscopy

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Professional Experience

8 Years, testified in courts hundreds of times.

Qualifications

M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science, with a Specialization in Forensic Science.
M.S. in Forensic Toxicology

Seminars & Training

I have lectured and taught at the State Bar of California.

Education

Okorie Okorocha, *M.S., **M.S., J.D.
*Master’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Science, Specialization in Forensic Science
**Master’s of Science in Forensic Toxicology

State Bar of California Recognized Certifications:
Admission/State Bar Number: 226658
Nationally Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Nationally Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer



Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: EDUCATION
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School Major Degree Graduated Actions
University of Florida Forensic Toxicology MS - Master of Science 2014
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University of Florida College of Pharmacy Toxicology Graduate Certificate 2014
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University of Florida College of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Forensic Science MS - Master of Science 2012
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Whittier College School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 2002
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Northridge St. Biology BA - Bachelor of Arts 1999
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AWARDS
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Award Name Granting Organization Date Actions
Top 100 Attorney National Black Lawyers 2016
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Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 American Society of Legal Advocates 2015
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Nationally Board Certified in Civil Trial Law National Board of CIVIL Trial Advocacy 2013
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Southern California Rising Stars Southern California Super Lawyers 2013
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Trial Lawyer of the Year The Private Defenders of California, INC 2013
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Rising Star Super Lawyers Magazine 2012
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Rising Star Super Lawyers 2011
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Certified Specialist - Criminal Trial Advocacy State Bar of California 2010
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Rising Star Super Lawyers 2010
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Board Certified - Criminal Trial National Board of Legal Specialty Certification 2010
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Admission to Practice United States District Court 2007

Lifetime Member NORML Legal Committee 2010–present
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Attorney Member California Employment Lawyers Association 2008–present
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Member Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles 2006–present
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Member San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association 2006–present
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Member Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section 2005–present
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Member State Bar of California 2003–present
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Attorney Member Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section 2005–2011
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Board of Trustees Mexican American Bar Association 2009–2010
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Presentation Name Conference Date Actions
DUI Forensics Annual Forensics Symposium 2016
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Forensics in Court Cases Annual Seminar--The Private Defenders of California, Inc. 2015
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Blood, Breath and Field Sobrietry Tests Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California 2014
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DUI Forensics Annual Seminar 2013
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Breath and Blood Testing Monthly Meeting in Northern California 2012
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Breath and Blood Testing CDLA Southern California Monthly Meeting 2012
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Issues in Criminal and DUI Law Annual Conference 2012
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Criminal and DUI Law UCLA Pre Law Fraternity 2011
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Criminal and DUI Law Aspen Legal Seminar 2011
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DUI Law 77th Annual Conference 2011
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Sexual Harassment Spike TV Legal Expert 2010
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DUI L.A DWP workers caught drinking KCBS Los Angeles News 2010
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Criminal Law & DUI Issues in Criminal Law and DUI Cases 2010
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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: 3000 Plus
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: DRAM Shop & alcohol caes, Forensic Toxicology, Alcohol Toxicology, Post Mortem Blood Alcohol, Alcohol an Drug Impairment & interactions. Urine Testing, Blood Testing, Breath Testing, Blood Ethanol/alcohol, DUID, DUI, Analytical Chemistry, Drug testing, Hospital Blood testing, drug blood testing,
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 100s
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 200 in jury trials.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: None
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 9 Years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Quality Review, testimony, reports.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial Review is free. Then $400 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $400
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400 for everything including travel, testimony, anything related to the case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400 for everything including travel, testimony, anything related to the case.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel and accommodation.

References


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