Rod Walters of Walters Inc. — Consultant in Sports Medicine, has provided high-level reviews of over fifty
collegiate and scholastic programs as well as conducted the external review of the Jordan McNair death at the
University of Maryland. His institutional work has focused on best practices, review current procedures, and
display of standards of care review of incidents and review of standards of care and best practices specific to
Sports Medicine. The Hall of Fame athletic trainer worked in college athletics for 27 years, 17 at the University of
South Carolina. Walters is identified as an expert witness in sports medicine cases including standards of care,
sudden death, concussion, and exertional deaths.
Randy Aliment is a partner in the Seattle office of the national law firm, Lewis Brisbois. His law practice is focused on higher education, sports law, and commercial litigation. Randy’s practice includes internal investigations for colleges and universities in anticipation of regulatory, government or other legal exposure. Walters and Aliment partnered to conduct the review of the death of Garden City Community College student-athlete Braeden Bradforth, who died of an exertional heat stroke in 2018. Aliment has represented private universities in arbitrations related to admissions, governance, and their relationships with teaching locations and partner institutions outside of the U.S. Mr. Aliment also serves as Senior Vice President for Legal and Regulatory Affairs to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, one of seven organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit postsecondary institutions. Mr. Aliment has also been elected to the Board of Directors for USA Bobsled Skeleton.
Additional Healthcare Providers and Administrators are added to our team according to the Scope of Work.
AREAS OF FOCUS
REVIEW OF CATASTROPHIC
EXPERT OPINION - SPORTS
Each consultation is different. Clients are encouraged to review the following areas of our collective experience to develop a unique
Scope of Work for each engagement. The Scope of Work is a dynamic listing of areas of focus specific to current issues and best practices
within sports and sports medicine. Specific data is collected, reviewed and appropriate institutional staff members and consultants are
interviewed. From the review, a verbal or written report may be prepared for clients. Issues related to attorney client privilege should also be
A self-study is prepared for institutional response. The team will review the materials and attachments to further study focus areas.
From the review, a verbal or written report may be prepared for clients. Issues related to attorney client privilege should also be considered.
A team of consultants are created individual to each project. Past professionals utilized include Cynthia Booth, PhD, Retired Athletic
Trainer; Bob Peele, MD; Mike Ferrara, PhD, ATC; Jim Ellis, MD, Ray Castle, PhD, ATC; Andy Massey, ATC; and Phil Hedrick, ATC.