Dr. Trotter has extensive experience in clinical ethics consultation, especially cases involving end-of-life issues, decision-making for incapacitated patients, informed consent, confidentiality, and advance directives.
Dr. Trotter has experience as an expert witness, testifying for plaintiffs and defendants in an approximately equal number of cases. He has also testified before U.S. Congress as an emergency medicine and medical ethics expert.
Dr. Trotter has served at the federal, state, and local level as an advisor on ethical and logistical issues in disaster management. His book on uses of coercion in mass casualty medicine is unique in the field.
Dr. Trotter has been a featured speaker at numerous national and regional conferences, and also is available to speak for local groups. Especially popular are his presentations on medical treatment that appears to be futile and on the uses of coercion in mass casualty medicine.