Forensic Training Unit

"Little rigorous systemic research has been done to validate the basic premises and techniques in a number of forensic science disciplines."

National Research Council

In 2014 and 2015, OPD sent attorneys to the National Forensic College, sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The College is designed to train attorneys from around the country on forensic science issues, so that those attorneys can return to their home states and train others. Our attorneys have taken what they’ve learned and formed the Forensics Training Unit. The purpose of the Unit is two-fold: to provide support and guidance for attorneys litigating junk science issues, and to provide training to attorneys around Ohio. Our overriding goal is to improve representation throughout the state of Ohio in cases involving forensic science issues.

Forensic Training Unit Staff

The members of the Forensic Training Unit come from various departments across OPD. Please feel free to contact us using either our email addresses or the form at the bottom of this page.

Contact the Forensic Training Unit at Forensics@opd.ohio.gov

Patrick Clark Patrick.Clark@opd.ohio.gov
Neal Gallucci, CFCE
Neal.Gallucci@opd.ohio.gov
Stephen Goldmeier
Stephen.Goldmeier@opd.ohio.gov
Kris Haines
Kristopher.Haines@opd.ohio.gov
Kim Rigby Kim.Rigby@opd.ohio.gov
Katherine Sato
Katherine.Sato@opd.ohio.gov
Joanna Sanchez
Joanna.Sanchez@opd.ohio.gov

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