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Forensic Toxicology, Dram Shop and Blood Testing Expert Witness

Okorie Okorocha, M.S., M.S., J.D.

Okorie Okorocha, M.S., M.S., J.D.

15303 Ventura Boulevard, 9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, California 91403

Phone(310) 497-0321

Website www.okorieokorocha.com
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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 cases, Forensic Toxicology, Alcohol Toxicology, Post Mortem Blood Alcohol, Alcohol and 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.

Services

I have 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.


Litigation Support Services

Mr. Okorocha's areas of focus include:

Impairment, Driving Related Impairment, DRAM shop, Drug use and Effects, Chemical Analysis of Blood, Blood Testing in Labs and Hospitals, Breath Testing, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Science, Field Sobriety Tests, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Impairment. Qualified as an expert witness over one hundred and fifty times in thirty three California counties.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Blood Alcohol and Blood Drug Testing and Interpretation.

Profile

Speaking Engagements

DUI Forensics Annual Forensics Symposium 2016

Forensics in Court Cases Annual Seminar--The Private Defenders of California, Inc. 2015

Blood, Breath and Field Sobriety Tests Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California 2014

DUI Forensics Annual Seminar 2013

Breath and Blood Testing Monthly Meeting in Northern California 2012

Breath and Blood Testing CDLA Southern California Monthly Meeting 2012

Issues in Criminal and DUI Law Annual Conference 2012

Criminal and DUI Law UCLA Pre Law Fraternity 2011

Criminal and DUI Law Aspen Legal Seminar 2011

DUI Law 77th Annual Conference 2011

Sexual Harassment Spike TV Legal Expert 2010

DUI L.A DWP workers caught drinking KCBS Los Angeles News 2010

Criminal Law & DUI Issues in Criminal Law and DUI Cases 2010


Publications

Okorocha, Okorie, “Flawed Blood Tests: The DUI Exception to Admissible Evidence” Alb. LJ Sci. & Tech, 2013 Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology 2014

“Hospital serum blood tests versus common DUI-related whole blood tests” Journal of Practical and Clinical Law Volume 16.1 (2013) Journal of Practical and Clinical Law 2014

“Commentary on Jaffe, Dena H., et al. Variability in the blood/breath alcohol ratio and implications for evidentiary purposes. J Forensic Sci 2013; Epub May 17; doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12157. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014

“Commentary on: Vosk T, Forrest AR, Emery A, McLane LD. The measure and problem in breath alcohol testing. J Forensic Sci 2014 Feb 6. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12406 [Epub ahead of print].” Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014

Alcohol Breath Testing: Is There Reasonable Doubt? Syracuse Science & Technology Law Reporter 2013

Field Sobriety Tests : Criminal Injustice The Journal of Law and Social Deviance 2013

Dissipation of Mouth Alcohol Journal of Forensic Science (July 2012) 2012

Consulting Practice

California

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Professional Experience

8 Years, testified in courts hundreds of times.


Licenses

State Bar of California member 226658
Nationally Board Certified Criminal and Civil Trial Lawyer
Hired gun as co-counsel in cases with toxicological evidence.


Legal Experience & Services

Dual Board Certified Trial Lawyer


Affiliations

NORML Legal Committee Lifetime Member 2010 - Present
Mexican American Bar Association Board of Trustees 2009 - 2010
California Employment Lawyers Association Attorney Member 2008 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Member 2006 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Member 2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Attorney Member 2005 - 2011
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member 2005 - Present
State Bar of California Member 2003 - Present


Qualifications

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


Seminars & Training

Awards

Top 100 Attorney National Black Lawyers 2016
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 American Society of Legal Advocates 2015
Nationally Board Certified in Civil Trial Law National Board of CIVIL Trial Advocacy 2013
Southern California Rising Stars Southern California Super Lawyers 2013
Trial Lawyer of the Year The Private Defenders of California, INC 2013
Rising Star Super Lawyers Magazine 2012
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2011
Certified Specialist - Criminal Trial Advocacy State Bar of California 2010
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2010
Board Certified - Criminal Trial National Board of Legal Specialty Certification 2010
Admission to Practice United States District Court 2007


Publications

Publications

Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology Okorocha, Okorie, “FLAWED BLOOD TESTS: The DUI Exception to Admissible Evidence” Alb. LJ Sci. & Tech, 2013 2014
Journal of Practical and Clinical Law “Hospital serum blood tests versus common DUI-related whole blood tests” Journal of Practical and Clinical Law Volume 16.1 (2013) 2014
Journal of Forensic Sciences “Commentary on Jaffe, Dena H., et al. Variability in the blood/breath alcohol ratio and implications for evidentiary purposes. J Forensic Sci 2013; Epub May 17; doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12157. 2014
Journal of Forensic Sciences “Commentary on: Vosk T, Forrest AR, Emery A, McLane LD. The measure and problem in breath alcohol testing. J Forensic Sci 2014 Feb 6. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12406 [Epub ahead of print].” 2014
Syracuse Science & Technology Law Reporter Alcohol Breath Testing: Is There Reasonable Doubt? 2013
The Journal of Law and Social Deviance Field Sobriety Tests : Criminal Injustice 2013
Journal of Forensic Science (July 2012) Dissipation of Mouth Alcohol 2012


Professional References

Kristin E. Bryant, Esq.
Shareholder
Anchorage, Alaska
Phone:
877-310-6183
Email:
KBryant@guessrudd.com

Armen Tashjian, Esq.
505 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone:
(323) 782-0099
Email: Armen@Armenlaw.com


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





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