Steven R. Wolfson J.D. , Ph.D.
   

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Dr. Steven Wolfson helps you, the legal professional, prepare and present your case using quantitative methods such as statistics, demographics, and economics.  Persuasion, logic, and theatrics are not enough to convince today’s sophisticated judges and juries of the virtues of your case.  Hard evidence is needed, which is where Dr. Wolfson comes in.  After 25 years as a practicing attorney, Dr. Wolfson earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Economy, and now employs skills acquired in those disciplines to craft your case into a prodigious model of analytical clarity.  Let the facts speak for themselves!

 Dr. Wolfson is able to provide guidance on a full range of discrimination and racial profiling claims, whether under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Dr. Wolfson avails himself to attorneys, law firms and government agencies, and is available only on a consultation basis to the general public.

Among the areas in which Dr. Wolfson offers attorneys expert witness testimony are:

To request the consulting and expert witness testimony services of Dr. Wolfson, visit the Contact Us page.

Dr. Wolfson helps attorneys and government agencies with discovery of  underlying data, creation of a statistical model, and as an expert witness.  Dr. Wolfson can help with all types of legal disputes that require statistical and economic expertise, including civil rights, wrongful death, zoning, and redistricting cases.

Dr. Wolfson has extensive experience in dealing with statistical and economic issues.  His Ph.D.  focused heavily on statistical analysis, and his doctoral research involved analyzing 5.2 million traffic stops by studying racial patterns to determine whether racial profiling existed.

Dr. Wolfson's legal training and experience allow him to provide more efficient expert  assistance than a non-attorney trained in statistics or economics, but not in the law.  For example, he has hands on experience in collecting data from government agencies and private parties, and is able to craft much of the necessary discovery on his own without assistance from counsel. 

Steven R. Wolfson, based in Dallas, Texas offers expert witness testimony and consulting services throughout the United States.

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Steven R. Wolfson, J.D., Ph.D.
Main Office Dallas, TX
Phone: (214) 769-8618


Racial Profiling -- Expert Witness Testimony

In discrimination and racial profiling cases, expert proof is necessary to establish your  prima facie case.  Employers, government or  law enforcement agencies defending themselves against discrimination claims also require expert support in rebutting the claims of illegal discrimination. 

Dr. Wolfson has created the copyrighted Wolfson Model for Detecting Evidence of Racial Profiling©, adapted from his Ph.D. dissertation.

Dr. Wolfson combines his experience as an attorney with his expertise in dealing with statistical issues involving racial data to assist counsel. 

To request the consulting and expert witness testimony services of Dr. Wolfson, please click here.

Dr. Wolfson has extensive experience in dealing with statistical issues related to civil rights law.  He teaches college level classes in economics, and his Ph.D.  focused heavily on statistical analysis.  His doctoral dissertation involved the analysis of 5.2 million traffic stops in the state of Texas analyzing racial patterns to determine existence of racial profiling.  Moreover, in his law practice, Dr. Wolfson has experience serving as counsel to the Internal Revenue Service defending against claims of discriminatory employment practices.

Dr. Wolfson is able to provide guidance on a full range of discrimination and racial profiling claims, whether under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.


Economic Damages Assessment - Time Series Analysis

In wrongful death or discrimination cases, the calculation of economic damages often requires complicated time series analyses.  To do these analyses, it is important to find a consultant and expert witness who is experienced in handling statistics and capable of complex data management.  Dr. Steven Wolfson combines his experience as a practicing attorney with his expertise in dealing with statistical questions to assist parties in all forms of litigation that require economic projections. 

To request the consulting and expert witness testimony services of Dr. Wolfson, please click here.

In addition to being a lawyer, Dr. Wolfson has extensive hands-on experience both with data management and statistical analysis.  His doctoral research required him to manage a database involving data from over 5 million traffic stops.  Before any meaningful analysis could be done on this data, Dr. Wolfson had to translate it into a usable form.  This data management experience is helpful in many different types of statistical analysis.

Dr. Wolfson currently is a program evaluator (statistician) for a major metropolitan public school district, overseeing compliance of large educational grants with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. He is also instrumental in writing work plans to obtain grant financing for programs within the district. Present programs include Safe and Drug Free Schools, and student voluntary drug testing.

 He  has taught college level courses in economics, and is experienced in serious economic statistical analyses, such as time series analysis.  For example, in a employment discrimination case, often back-pay and front-pay are available as means to measure the damages.  In order to calculate front-pay, or economic damages for wrongful death,  time-series analysis is necessary to estimate what the salary of a particular person would be at a particular time, and to translate that amount of future or past income into present value.

Dr. Wolfson is uniquely positioned to provide useful consulting and expert witness services both because of many years as a practicing attorney and his academic experience dealing with economic and statistical issues. 


Demographics Expert Witness -- including redistricting and zoning

Expert analysis of statistical and demographical data can be necessary in a range of cases, from zoning disputes to redistricting challenges.  Dr. Steven Wolfson combines his experience as a practicing attorney with his expertise in dealing with statistical questions to assist parties in all forms of litigation that require demographical analysis. 

To request the consulting and expert witness testimony services of Dr. Wolfson, please click here.

Dr. Wolfson has extensive personal experience with both management of data and statistical analysis.  His doctoral research required him to manage data from over 5 million traffic stops.  Before any meaningful analysis could be done on this data, Dr. Wolfson had to translate it into a usable form.  This data management experience is helpful in many different types of statistical analysis.  Any attorney is able to request demographic data from a governmental agency, but often this data will be in a form that is extremely difficult to use, and data management skills are necessary to translate that data into a usable form.

Dr. Wolfson is able to apply his statistical expertise in a variety of legal contexts, including legislative and congressional redistricting, zoning, and homeland security cases.  In addition to being an attorney, he teaches college level classes in economics, and his Ph.D. focused heavily on statistical analysis.  His doctoral dissertation involved the analysis of 5.2 million traffic stops in the state of Texas studying racial patterns to determine whether racial profiling existed.  He is experienced in handling demographic data. 

Because of Dr. Wolfson's experience as a practicing lawyer, he is uniquely positioned to provide efficient expert consultation and assistance.  For example, he is experienced in obtaining the crucial demographic data from governmental agencies, and is able to do discovery requests on his own, rather than explaining to counsel what documents or data need to be requested. 


Attorney Profile

Steven R. Wolfson J.D., Ph.D., LL.M., M.P.A.

Dallas, Texas
Phone: 214-769-8618

Email:  srwolfson@sbcglobal.net

FORENSIC STATISTICS ATTORNEY Ph.D. EXPERT WITNESS Steven R. Wolfson, based in Dallas, Texas offers expert witness testimony and consulting services to attorneys throughout Texas and the United States. His services include assistance with civil rights, economic damages, and demographic and statistical analysis. Because of Dr. Wolfson's training and experience as a lawyer, he is uniquely positioned to provide efficient expert testimony and consulting services.

Economic damages, racial profiling, discrimination, demographics.  Attorney, 30 years experience. Assist counsel/governmental agencies in constructing statistical model, discovery, collecting data, running/interpreting regressions, testifying.

Steven R. Wolfson, J.D., Ph.D. (Political Economy), LL.M., M.P.A. (Master Public Affairs).  214-769-8618  srwolfson@sbcglobal.net

Areas of Practice

  • Discrimination
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Racial Profiling
  • Demographics
  • Tax Law

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    Master of Laws

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: Class Rank in Top 15%

  • The University of Texas, Dallas, Texas
    Ph.D.
    Major: Public Policy and Political Economy

  • The University of Texas, Dallas, Texas
    Master of Public Affairs

  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Government

Publications

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Professor of Economics, Collin County Community College
  • Faculty Development Administrator, Teaches Employment Discrimination Law, Economics, Statistics, and Organizational Ethics, University of Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth Campus
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Phoenix
  • Adjunct Faculty, Richland College, Dallas County Community College District, American Government
  • Adjunct Instructor, U.S. Constitutional Law, Collin County Community College District
  • Guest Lecturer, U.S.- Mexican Environmental Issues Under NAFTA, Collin County Community College District
  • Guest Lecturer, U.S. Constitutional Law, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Guest Lecturer, Emeritus Enrichment Presentation, Richland College, DCCCD
  • Guest Lecturer, Operation Iraqi Freedom: Winning the Peace

Honors and Awards

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society in Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Hispanic Issues Section
     Past Chair Fiscal Year 2005

  • United States District Court Northern District of Texas
    Criminal Justice Act Voluntary Attorney Panel

  • Hispanic National Bar Association

  • Mexican - American Bar Association of Texas (MABAT)

Present Employment Position

  • Program Evaluation Specialist, Dallas Independent School District

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Attorney
  • City of Dallas, Texas, Alternate Administrative Law Judge
  • Law Office of Steven R. Wolfson, P.C.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Criminal Justice Act Voluntary Attorney Panel, N.D. Tex.
  • Volunteer, Legal Services of North Texas

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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