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  • Writer's pictureDr. Paul Sinkhorn, M.D.

OBGYN, Expert Witness - Dr. Paul Sinkhorn

Updated: Jan 22, 2020

Whether you’re preparing a case for a client or against a defendant, expert witnesses are integral in supporting the assertions you make as an attorney. Their years of experience and renown in their fields help to make a plausible case to judges and jurors alike. They can dispel the shadow of doubts about your arguments from juror’s minds and help you to get the fair and just outcome that your client needs.

But with so much resting on their testimony, it’s essential to know how to choose the right expert witness.

What you need to look for in an expert witness

Not all medical expert witnesses will necessarily work well for you in court. They need to be well respected in their chosen field with impressive credentials. The greater their accreditation and the more boards on which they serve, the more surety and authority their testimony is likely to lend. What’s more, their impressive medical experience needs to be supplemented by appropriate courtroom experience so that they can be relied upon when they take the stand. Juries respond well to courtroom savvy expert witnesses and the better able your expert witness is to earn their trust, the easier it is for attorneys to make a compelling case on their client’s behalf.

Meet Dr. Paul Sinkhorn

Dr. Paul Sinkhorn has spent years working with lawyers and providing expert testimony on a wide range of obstetric and gynecologic medicolegal and medical staff administrative matters throughout the United States and overseas. He is an experienced clinician with 35 years in active OB GYN practice and academic medicine, as well as being a highly experienced and reliable expert witness.

Dr. Sinkhorn graduated from the University of Illinois with a double major in microbiology and psychology, and also holds a BS in Information Technology from California Baptist University. After attending medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, he completed a residency in OB/GYN at University of Arkansas Hospital in Little Rock before spending decades working in private practice.

He has also spent decades in the field of academic medicine and currently works on the teaching faculty at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, as well as a Clinical Professor at University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at California University of Science and Medicine.

Please note that Dr. Sinkhorn can only work collaboratively with attorneys. He is unable to address any private client inquiries. However, private clients may recommend his services to their legal representatives. Dr. Sinkhorn also does not take cases against the University of California system.

Click Here to take a look at his CV / resume and gain a greater understanding of his professional and academic experience.

Experienced Defendant and Plaintiff expert witness

A defendant and a plaintiff will have subtly different needs from an expert witness’ testimony, and while a witness may be experienced and highly proficient in one they are not always highly conversant in the other.

Fortunately, Dr. Sinkhorn is experienced in providing expert testimony for both. Approximately 60% of his courtroom experience has been spent providing expert testimony for defendants while 40% of his time has been spent as an expert witness for plaintiffs.

He is also experienced in both trials and depositions and offers assured, reliable testimony in a wide range of courtroom settings.

Click Here to see a partial list of Dr. Sinkhorn’s clients and gain an understanding of his extensive courtroom experience.

Board Certified OB GYN with years of committee experience

Authority is extremely important in an expert witness and Board Certification is a shorthand for excellence and authority in the field of medicine in the minds of most jurors.

Dr. Paul Sinkhorn is a Board Certified OB GYN and as such can give persuasive and highly informed testimony in which courts can trust. What’s more, he has served on dozens of medical staff, administrative, and peer review committees throughout his career in practicing and academic medicine.

Dr. Sinkhorn has chaired two major hospital Credentials Committees and has over 10 years’ experience working with the California Medical Association's Institute for Medical Quality with the Joint Commission and the California Department of Health Services. He has played a vital role in the accreditation of numerous California hospital medical staffs.

His combination of professional expertise, academic standing, and courtroom experience make him a competent and trusted expert witness.

Able to advise on a range of cases

Dr. Paul Sinkhorn’s extensive medical experience allows him to provide authoritative expert testimony on a wide range of cases, making him an valuable contact for legal professionals.

Attorneys can consult with Dr. Sinkhorn on a variety of matters including:

● Medical / professional defensibility

● Possible issues of noncompliance with care standards

● Civil matters such as marital disputes, STD transmission, or paternity issues

● Criminal cases such as sexual assault

● The disputing of peer reviews

● Medical device queries

● Patent questions

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