Expert Witness

A gavel resting under the scales of justice.

Gary Namie, PhD, serves as expert for both plaintiffs’ and defense counsel in bullying-related lawsuits and arbitrations.

Opinions and reports are based, in large part, on empirical peer-reviewed scientific research.

  • Foremost authority on workplace bullying [abusive conduct] in North America
  • Social Psychologist
  • Former university professor in departments of psychology and management
  • Former HR department Director
  • Researcher & Director, Workplace Bullying Institute
  • Veteran organizational consultant since 1985

Please view Gary’s credentials here.

Attorneys, please call 360.656.6630 to request CV and fee schedule.

Note: He is not a clinical psychologist and does not opine on the specific mental health status of clients.

Verdicts, Settlements & Arbitrations

Participated in trials resulting in $3 Million and $1.1 Million jury awards.

The first U.S. “Bullying” Trial

In 2005, Dr. Gary Namie testified as an expert witness in an Indianapolis state court trial. The plaintiff Doescher won in trial court and in the Indiana State Supreme Court. The jury award of $325,000 was sustained. The precedent-setting statement from the Supreme Court opinion:

“The phrase ‘workplace bullying,’ like other general terms used to characterize a person’s behavior, is an entirely appropriate consideration … workplace bullying could be considered a form of intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

Said one plaintiff about Dr. Namie’s impact on his settlement:

“Your report on my behalf turned the table on the defendants by exposing [their investigations] as not only being false in predicate, but also probative of the retaliation that formed the basis for my lawsuit. Your report both rehabilitated my character while exposing the schemes of those who shaped the reports as evidence of institutional abuse.”

NFL Bullying Scandal

The NFL scandal began with Jonathan Martin’s bullying complaint and ended with the Ted Wells investigative report on Feb. 14, 2014.

Wm. David Cornwell, celebrity and sports attorney, retained Dr. Namie as expert in the 2013-2014 Miami Dolphins bullying scandal.

“My first, and last, call for a national expert in workplace bullying was to Gary Namie”

David Cornwell

“Even the largest, strongest and fleetest person may be driven to despair by bullying, taunting and constant insults.”

Ted Wells

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