Expert Witness Services

Michael J. O'Hara, J.D., Ph.D.


IsoVox provides Expert Witness Services in the field of business damages.
Dr. O'Hara is trained in the fields of law and of economics.

His current research focus is forensic economics.  In June 2012 the American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA) welcomed the cooperation of the Collegium of Pecuniary Damages Experts (CPDE) in the production of AREA's scholarly journal The Earnings Analyst.  AREA has appointed Bob Male as the managing Editor and CPDE has appointed Michael J. O'Hara as the Co-Editor; we served through 2016 and volume 15.  In March 2011 Dr. O'Hara was elected by the CPDE members to its office of Secretary and to the CPDE Board of Directors; then in 2014 through the officer sequence of Vice President, President, and Past President; and 2017 elected Secretary.  Starting in 2011, Dr. O'Hara joined the the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Economics and Business AssociationIn October 2012 and again in 2016 he was elected to the officer rotation of NEBA, starting in the annual office of President-Elect.  Between April 2005 and December 2007, Dr. O'Hara served as Editor of the Journal of Legal Economics, the journal of the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts. As Editor he produced volume 13, number 2 through volume 14, number 2. From 2003 until 2007 Dr. O'Hara served on the AAEFE Board of Directors.

Within forensic economics, Dr. O'Hara has initiated a research agenda focused on business loses.  Currently, he is serving on the Nebraska Board of Optometry; from which he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO).  His committee work within ARBO includes the OE Tracker Committee, the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE),  and on ARBO's Judicial Council / Resolutions Committee.  In the past, his research agendas also have included anti-trust law, beekeeping, franchising law and economics, telecommunications, technology transfer, and faculty retirement.

Dr. O'Hara has substantial real-world experience in the regulation and management of electric utilities.  By gubernatorial appointment he served on the Nebraska Power Review Board.  Then, he served by public election as a member of the Board of Directors for the Omaha Public Power District.  Finally, he served by legislative appointment on an industry committee studying whether to deregulate Nebraska's publicly owned electric utilities.


Dr. O'Hara is a Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Business Administration in the Department of Finance, Banking, and Real Estate.  His academic web page is at and includes material such as course syllabi, lecture notes, class handouts, past quizzes and exams, and lists of all publications.

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