DR. NIKOLAS P. LEMOS
DR. NIKOLAS P. LEMOS is a board-certified Forensic Toxicologist. Dr. Lemos worked as Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University and then as Head of the Forensic Toxicology Service of the Analytical Unit at St George’s Hospital Medical School of the University of London before moving to San Francisco in 2003 to assume the post of Chief Forensic Toxicologist and Director of the Forensic Laboratory Division at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City and County of San Francisco. As Chief Forensic Toxicologist for San Francisco, Dr. Lemos created a team of board-certified forensic pathologists, toxicologists, investigators and scientists and to achieve accreditations by both the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists. Dr. Lemos has academic affiliations in San Francisco, St Louis, London and Athens and is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. In 2018, Lemos was elected Chair of the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Dr. Lemos consults and testifies in criminal and civil cases in California and around the world; he has now testified in over 325 cases. He also has co-authored over 85 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and book chapters; previously served as Science Editor of Medicine, Science and the Law, the Official Journal of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences; and he is the holder of many scholarships, research and equipment grants and awards. In 2005 he was honored with a Proclamation of Achievement by the 109th Congress of the United States of America “for dedicating his life and career to community safety and social awareness.”
SANDY R. FEINLAND
SANDY R. FEINLAND is a Senior Trial Lawyer at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. He recently established and leads the Forensics Unit which offers training, support and guidance to attorneys with cases involving scientific and forensics issues. He has tried over 70 cases, including numerous sexual assault, homicide and other serious felony cases involving forensics and forensic toxicology. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1990 and began his career in litigation at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. After volunteering as a loaner at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, he was hooked, and has proudly defended the accused for the past 25 years in Contra Costa County, private practice and now back in San Francisco.