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Pathology Expert Witness and Litigation Support

Our mission at Path Counsel Pathology Legal Consultations is to support the legitimate claims of your clients with legally defensible medical analysis and opinion. As an established and recognized expert in the specialty of Medical Pathology, we will partner with you to provide:

  • Medical record review 
  • Microscopic slide evaluation & tissue pathology reporting 
  • Formal discoverable or confidential non-discoverable report preparation 
  • Legal depositions and trial testimony 
  • Private Autopsies 

Medicolegal areas in which pathologic evaluation of cases can be important include:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Workman's compensation
  • Criminal defense
  • Insurance claims

If necessary in such cases when death has occurred, Dr. Godfrey can also perform private autopsies, exhumation autopsies, second autopsies, forensic autopsies, or review of findings from previous autopsies through his related enterprise PathCounsel Private Autopsy Services.       


Path Counsel Pathology Legal Consultations includes the investigation of occupational lung diseases, particularly those from alleged asbestos exposure.  Dr. Godfrey has provided this service to multiple legal firms with an emphasis on such cases, in the greater St. Louis area and nationally.  These references are available upon request.

Path Counsel is fair and compassionate – we guarantee the medical complexities of your case will be in good hands.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to understand your current or anticipated medicolegal needs. 


Pathology Expert, Stephen E. Godfrey, M.D.

 Stephen E. Godfrey, M.D.
Medical Director
Phone: 573.760.2979