Forensic Consulting

Dr. Amy McMaster Hawes is an expert in medico-legal death investigation. She has at least 13 years of experience in forensic pathology, including serving as Chief Medical Examiner of Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee and as Deputy Tennessee State Medical Examiner. Dr. Hawes is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic, clinical, and forensic Pathology. She is an invited lecturer in many topics of forensic pathology including basic and advanced death investigation, infant and child death investigation, drug overdose and drug-related deaths, mass-fatality planning, mass-fatality incidents, and gunshot wounds. Dr. Hawes is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Texas, and Mississippi.




Dr. Hawes provides expert medical opinions in forensic pathology. She offers consultations and opinions in criminal matters, for both prosecution and defense, and in civil matters, for both plaintiff and defense. Dr. Hawes' curriculum vitae and fee schedule may be obtained upon request from  She has been certified as an expert witness in forensic pathology in several states.

For availability, fee schedule and curriculum vitae, please contact Dr. Hawes at

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“Show me the manner in which a nation or a community cares for its dead. I will measure exactly the sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals.”

-William Ewart Gladstone