Expert Witness

Chris Fore has been called upon to give expert advice and opinion regarding:  transfer eligibility, hazing, concussion management, athletic equipment issues, personal injury liability in athletics and more.  His lengthy career and educational background in athletics, as well as his national certification as an Athletic Administrator provide a strong background to give expert opinions and advice.

In July 2016, Fore gave his expert opinion about a football injury in Los Angeles, California that happened during a 7 on 7 game in which one team was wearing soft “helmets” and one team was not.  The parents of the injured student sued several schools, and coaches.  The case was thrown out by the judge, in part because of Fore’s expert testimony, saving the schools involved millions of dollars.

Fore has a Masters degree in Athletic Administration and is a Certified Athletic Administrator with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association.  He is a published author and national consultant to coaches at the high school and college levels.  He is an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University in the Graduate Physical Education program, and currently coaches Junior College football after spending sixteen years as a high school football coach.  He has been an Athletic Director for six years.

READ AN ARTICLE I WROTE: 3 Things Coaches Can Learn From An Expert Witness In Athletic Lawsuits

He has received concussion training certifications with: National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (IMPACT), and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).  He serves on the California Coaches Association Board of Representatives, as well as the Southern California Football Coaches Association Board.

Fore is available to provide expert witness testimony in the following areas: athletics, athletics risk management, athletic facility risk management, coaching, athletic human resources, concussions, helmet safety, player safety guidelines, athletic equipment, athletic equipment risk assessment, coaching employment, playing surface, etc. etc.

Please email Chris at chris@eightlaces dot org for his CV, fee schedule, and or further information regarding expert witness availability.

Click here to see a Letter of Recommendation from Sedgwick Law, Los Angeles, CA.

Cases Fore Is Currently Working On

Concussion injury – deposition on behalf of Defendant, (school district) (Sept 2017); trial pending

Hazing/personal injury –  deposition on behalf of Plaintiff (student-athlete) (Jul 2017); trial pending

Personal injury – discovery in Summer 2017; written declaration provided for Plaintiff (a football official)

Cases Settled

Concussion injury – deposition on behalf of Plaintiff (student-athlete) (Jul 2017); settled out of court for the Plaintiff (Nov 2017)

Personal injury – written declaration for Defendant (school district);  Defendant won summary judgement motion (Fall 2016)