Forensic Consultant Law and Legal Definition

A forensic consultant refers to a professional who is available to provide consultation involving forensic science. In court proceedings, a forensic consultant often appears as an expert witness. A certified forensic consultant is one certified by the American College of Forensic Examiners International.

The following is an example of a case law on forensic consultant:

A forensic consultant work entails the examination of evidence, case evaluations, and crime scene reconstruction with the work that s/he performs at a crime scene laboratory. [McKinney v. Duplain, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28324 (D. Ind. 2007)].