Dear Family/Friends of the Accused,

Thank you for your interest in was created in 2002 by jury consultant Toni Blake of 2nd Chair Services in San Diego, CA. This site was created to provide resources and information to those falsely accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome or other nonaccidental trauma to a child. The “Members Only” section was created for clients (defense attorneys with valid bar cards only) in an attempt to help efficiently transfer transcripts, motions, articles and video clips to aid in trial preparation.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please have your attorney contact us. If you do not have an attorney, feel free to access our attorney page to find a one of our members in your area. If you do not have an attorney, you you may want to contact your local innocence project.

Because of the volume of cases out there, we are not able to give referrals to experts, nor are we able to comment on any cases that we have not reviewed. Current cases awaiting trial or juvenile court disposition may be reviewed only if the attorney contacts us and retains 2nd Chair’s services for review. Interested parties may forward the link below to their attorney. Cases Post Conviction or on appeal may submit their transcripts and other discovery documents for review as indicated below.

In order to facilitate our review you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire (Insert Link here) and submit certain information so that we may create a complete and accurate case file. This will allow us to review all of the relevant information and respond to you in the most prompt and efficient manner possible. submitting your case files you are agreeing to allow us to use your data for statistical analysis, but all cases are anonymous and protected under HIPPA and the standard legal priviledges. 

Attorney Membership Info Page

Please submit the following:

  • Mother’s prenatal records
  • Baby’s birth and neonatal records
  • Well-baby checkup records and any visits to the hospital or doctor prior to the day of the respiratory arrest Acute Life Threatening Event (ALTE)
  • All hospital records from the day of the ALTE and any subsequent days of hospitalization
  • Follow-up doctor and rehab visits (if applicable
  • Autopsy report and any neuropathology consults (if applicable)
  • A timeline of the baby’s history (dates of falls, illness, etc.)
  • Preliminary transcripts
  • Autopsy (if applicable)
  • Court transcripts
  • Any available expert reports
  • 911 call
  • Ambulance Records
  • Police Reports
  • Statements and Witness Interviews
  • Child Protection Services records if applicable.

Please Label all files Last name of defendant, First name of defendant – (Contents of file) Example: Doe, John – Baby Jane’s Birth Records 

Once my staff has received all of information, and has determined that your file is complete, they will notify you and schedule an appointment. On average, we can schedule an appointment within a week or two of receiving your completed file. Please note that this may fluctuate. As part of this service, we will direct you to articles and other resources that may be relevant to your case and Identify key issues regarding your particular case.

2nd Chair Services does not make any promises or guarantees regarding the outcome of your case.

Please be advised that neither 2nd Chair Services, nor Toni Blake, will offer legal advice and will not work with clients who do not have an interested attorney. Further, none of this information is intended to create a lawyer-client relationship. None of the records sent to our staff will be returned. By signing over your records (or a copy), you give us permission to use the data contained in those records for our database. This information is confidential and will only be used for research purposes. Your personal identification and  details can only be shared in confidentiality with proper authority in the event that there is a question of scientific validity.

Click here to download the signature form.

Click here to download an intake Questionnaire.