William Bernet, M.D., a graduate of Holy Cross College, summa cum laude, and Harvard Medical School, is a professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is board certified in general psychiatry, child psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. As an expert in forensic psychiatry, Dr. Bernet has testified about 300 times in 20 states. Dr. Bernet has written professional articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects, including: group and individual therapy with children and adolescents; humor in psychotherapy; forensic child psychiatry; child maltreatment; true and false allegations of abuse; satanic ritual abuse; reincarnation; child custody and visitation; parental alienation; testimony regarding behavioral genomics; and risk management. In 2007, Dr. Bernet and Judge Don R. Ash published Children of Divorce: A Practical Guide for Parents, Therapists, Attorneys, and Judges. Dr. Bernet edited Parental Alienation, DSM-5, and ICD-11, which was published in 2010. Dr. Bernet and his colleagues edited Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals, which was published in 2013. He is the founder and president of the Parental Alienation Study Group.
Since receiving his Juris Doctor from DePaul University of Law, James B. Pritikin, a founding principal of Nadler, Pritikin & Mirabelli, LLC, has built a distinguished career by practicing exclusively in the area of family law for over thirty years. Mr. Pritikin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and holds the honor of serving as a Past President for the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Jim has also served as a Director of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation. Mr. Pritikin retains active membership in the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He is a certified Matrimonial Mediator and Arbitrator.
Jim’s past accomplishments include speaking engagements for the Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations and DePaul University College of Law. Jim was presented with the A. V. Rating of Martindale-Hubbell and is the subject of a biography for “Who’s Who In American Law.” Jim is a Member of the Leading Lawyers Network, and was recognized by Chicago Magazine as a “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer”. Mr. Pritikin has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of “Best Lawyers in America.”
Mr. Pritikin was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as Hearing Chairperson for the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
Gary E. Williams received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, and is a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law, a Board Certified Advocate, a certified Divorce Financial Analyst and has received the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He founded The Law Firm for Family Law in Clearwater, Florida with a compassionate heart and a personal mission: to assist our clients through the changes occurring in their lives with professionalism, integrity and compassion.
Mr. Williams has an insider’s knowledge of simple negotiated divorces, complicated business divorces, and divorces that involve high conflict custody battles. He understands the emotional and financial upheaval on both the parents and the children and has attended continuing legal education specifically focusing on Parental Alienation.
Mr. Williams’ trial experience spans over 1,800 family law cases and the significant issues involved, such as financial, custody, third party visitation and relocation. His litigation team work together to insure there is always someone available to speak with clients and who are familiar with the case at hand.