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Duane Magnani

Researcher

Jehovah's Witnesses

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Jehovah's Witnesses

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Employment History

Director

Witness Inc


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www.christianwitnesses.com

Some have said that when Duane Magnani is called in regarding a custody case, Watchtower usually runs, knowing from experience that they are so likely to lose.
Mr. Duane Magnani has consulted on over one hundred and twenty five child custody disputes (most since 1993), having been qualified primarily by the extent of his knowledge of the religion known as Jehovah's Witnesses. Additionally, he has consulted on cases involving blood transfusion litigation (being retained by the legal firm representing the hospital) as well as insurance and criminal issues. Specifically, Mr. Magnani has been qualified as an expert witness on the beliefs and practices of Jehovah's Witnesses, and in a number of cases on the emotional impact of these on the child. He has testified in numerous cases in the United States of America, most since 1996. Additionally, he has attended many depositions involving custody issues. He is the Director of Comparative Religion Research with Witness Inc. of Clayton, CA, since 1975. His research specializes in the sociological, historical and doctrinal teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Magnani has extensive personal experience with the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses, having lived the lifestyle of a child of Jehovah's Witness parents from age 5 to 16 (1952-1964) and as an adult in the year of 1974. Much of what he testifies to in court, he has personally experienced. He holds that the lifestyle and value structure imposed upon children by the Jehovah's Witnesses is emotionally abusive and may be physically detrimental to the children. Duane Magnani is the author of over thirty published books and manuals, researcher for the three most popular videos, and writer for numerous shorter studies on the subject of Jehovah's Witnesses--from the sociological, historical and doctrinal perspectives. Of particular interest to the court, he has authored three extensive studies on the lifestyle of Jehovah's Witnesses and their children. Included are three books specifically on the topic of Jehovah's Witnesses' children, two of which involve their lifestyle and involvement in custody cases. One of these books is entitled Refutation of Preparing for Child Custody Cases. This book was in response to the strategy manual, Preparing for Child Custody Cases, written by attorneys for the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, the headquarters for the governing body of Jehovah's Witnesses. That manual was produced to contradict Magnani's own court testimony. Since leaving the religion in 1974, Magnani has interviewed approximately 1,500 Jehovah's Witnesses and former Jehovah's Witnesses who have added to his knowledge of their beliefs and practices. The leading countercult and research organizations recognize his writings as documentary evidence on the lifestyle of Jehovah's Witnesses. He has been interviewed as an expert on the subject of the lifestyle of Jehovah's Witnesses on over 200 occasions by various national print, radio and television media, including the largest television news programs in the United States ("60 Minutes") and Canada ("The Fifth Estate"). One of his cases (Dodd v. Dodd, 1990) involving the issue of Jehovah's Witnesses and child custody, was filmed for "Court TV", a nationwide production of American Lawyer magazine. In the 1990's, almost all of these cases have seen victory for the non-Witness parent, which include restrictions on the lifestyle effects of JW indoctrination upon the children. Duane Magnani can be contacted at:


outofthecocoon.net

Duane Magnani
Jehovah's Witnesses Child Custody Experts


www.jehovahswitnessesexperts.com

Sample court judgments in cases in which Duane Magnani has consulted and/or given testimony.
Answer: Duane Magnani has consulted on well over two hundred cases, aided in the strategy of many of them, including testimony and creating questions for numerous depositions. Duane Magnani has extensive personal experience with the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. He lived the lifestyle of a child of Jehovah's Witness parents from age 5 to 16 (1952-1964) and later briefly as an adult. Much of what he has testified to in court cases regarding the beliefs and practices of Jehovah's Witnesses, he has personally experienced. He also experienced these practices with hundreds of other Jehovah's Witness children and adults. Since leaving the religion in 1974, Duane Magnani has interviewed numerous Jehovah's Witnesses and former Jehovah's Witnesses, adding to his knowledge of their beliefs and practices. In order to accurately present the beliefs and practices of Jehovah's Witnesses, he has accumulated the world's most comprehensive collection of their official publications outside of their world headquarters. Extensive research is based primarily on the reading of numerous books, magazines and internal documents published and written by Jehovah's Witnesses (the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Brooklyn, NY), including numerous court cases in which Jehovah's Witnesses have testified to their beliefs and practices. Duane Magnani is the author of thirty published books and manuals and the creator and researcher for three popular videos and numerous shorter studies on the subject of Jehovah's Witnesses, from the sociological, historical and doctrinal perspectives. Included in his writings are three books specifically on the topic of Jehovah's Witnesses' children, two of which involve their lifestyle and involvement in custody cases. Since 1975, Duane Magnani has been Director of Witness Inc., a comparative religion research organization, specializing in the sociological, historical and doctrinal teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Witness Inc. is the oldest organization of its type in the field of research into cult activity and for over three decades has helped many find freedom from cult control. Please visit them at www.witnessinc.com MAJOR ENDORSEMENTS Duane Magnani has been interviewed as an expert on the subject of the lifestyle of Jehovah's Witnesses by numerous print, radio and television media, including the largest television news programs in the United States ("60 Minutes") and Canada ("The Fifth Estate"). One of his cases (Dodd v. Dodd, 1990) involving the issue of Jehovah's Witnesses and child custody was filmed for "Court TV", a nationwide production of American Lawyer magazine. Leading professors and scholars in the field of comparative religion have endorsed his work of research into the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. By way of example, one of the most respected published authors on the subject of cults and religions, Dr. Edmond C. Gruss, has stated: "As a college professor for thirty-six years and as the author of three books and a number of articles on the Witnesses myself, I believe that Mr. Magnani could well be the most well-informed person on the Jehovah's Witnesses in the world today (7/3/96)."


www.4jehovah.org [cached]

** Note: Dr Jerry Bergman's book is out of print but Duane Magnani of Witness Inc still has a small supply.


dtl.org [cached]

Newsletter: Duane Magnani - Witness Inc. ~ PO Box 597 ~ Clayton, CA 94517 ~ (414) 672-5979.


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