Expert Witness Background
“Joe Roubicek has provided critical expert testimony on the existence and scope of the fiduciary relationship between patient and caregiver in claim of breach of fiduciary duty stemming from misappropriation and mismanagement of an elderly man’s estate.”
Joe Roubicek has investigated over a thousand exploitation of the elderly crimes over the past 25 years, primarily during his 20 year career with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Throughout his career he has testified in numerous criminal trials and depositions. He also testified in the 1990’s as an expert in related probate hearings.
In 1994 Joe testified before the Florida House and Senate to improve laws designed to protect the elderly and he contributed to the writing of Florida Statute 825.103: Â Exploitation of an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult.
Joe also contributed directly to statewide training of law enforcement officers and APS investigators through the accredited Florida Department of Law Enforcement 40 hour advanced course and the University of Miami, 40 hour certified officer training curriculum.
Joe has lectured or provided training for the University of Miami, Stetson University, the Florida Attorney General’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Metropolitan Police Institute, and numerous law enforcement agencies since 1992.
Joe wrote a police training manual published in 1993 that was used throughout the state by police and social workers. He recently published the book, Financial Abuse of the Elderly; A Detective’s Case Files of Exploitation Crimes, to educate the public. This book is also used as a class textbook for college criminal justice courses.
Joe Roubicek is presently a criminal investigator with the Office Of The State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit, Florida.