Dear Family/Friends of the Accused,

Thank you for your interest in SBSdefense.com. SBSdefense.com 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 your attorney is interested in becoming a member, please have them contact us. If you do not have an attorney, feel free to access our attorney page to find one of our members in your area. 

Because of the volume of contacts we get, we are not able to give referrals to experts or comment on any cases that we have not reviewed. Current cases awaiting trial or juvenile court disposition will be reviewed only after the attorney retains our services. Interested parties may forward my email address Toni@2ndchairservices.com and the following link to their attorney.

Attorney Membership Info Page

If you would like to participate in a research project to learn more about these cases please fill out the following questionnaire:

Non-Accidental Trauma Accusation Questionnaire –

To be included in our Master Data Base of Medical and Legal Research on Allegations of Non-Accidental Head Injury to a child Contact us at: Toni@2ndchairservices.com.  In order to be included in this database you must sign the release (Click here to download the release form) and be able to provide a majority of the following documents by dropbox.

  • 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.)
  • Day Care Records (if applicable)
  • 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 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.