Prof. Sandra Disner has provided consultation and expert testimony in linguistics on matters concerning:
Applying linguistic principles to the determination of the speaker’s dialect, vocal characteristics (such as breathy or nasal), and specific pronunciation traits (such as a retracted [r] or hissed [t]).
Providing guidance for the introduction of phonetic evidence, with respect to
Sandra Ferrari Disner holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA. She has over 25 years of experience as a language consultant and expert witness, testifying for plaintiffs as well as defendants, government agencies as well as private parties, and advising major news organizations such as ABC, CBS, and NBC Television News.
She has taught courses in the Linguistics Departments of UCLA, USC, and the University of California, Riverside, as well as giving guest lectures at other universities. For a number of years she was a featured participant in mock trials at UCLA Law School. In 2006 she designed and conducted a graduate seminar on Forensic Speaker Identification at USC.
"Dr. Disner is a pleasure to work with. I find her to be diligent, cooperative and great with deadlines. She responds well to the opinions of opposing experts. I would definitely work with her again."
Alan M. Kindred, Esq. International Trademark Attorney
"Thank you again for such a wonderful job in this case.
Your expert report shone in our motion for summary judgment. It was very well prepared and was instrumental in helping us prepare for trial."
Jason H. Fisher, Esq.
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"Dr. Disner was one of the best experts/witnesses I have worked with in over thirty years of litigation practice. In the federal trademark case for which she was employed, she quickly learned the issues and strategies involved. She conducted herself in a thoroughly professional manner in preparation for and during her discovery deposition. Thereafter the case was settled, but I have no doubt that she would have performed exceedingly well testifying before a jury had the case gone to trial."
Joseph H. Golant, Esq.