Mary Ann Best, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, CPMHS, CLNC


Best Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
Mary Ann brings a unique blend of experience as a nurse clinician, advanced practice pediatric nurse practitioner, nurse researcher, and nurse educator to her Certified LegalNurse Consultant (CLNC) practice.  She has over 30 years of experience in maternal child(newborn and postpartum) care, general pediatrics, behavioral/mental health anddevelopmental pediatrics, and nursing education at the collegiate level.  She currently works part-time as a pediatric nurse practitioner in addition to her CLNC practice.

  • 30+ years of nursing experience enable me to locate and summarize applicable standards of care (SOS) as well as identify adherences and deviations.
  • As a nurse practitioner, I am uniquely qualified to evaluate both the nursing and medical aspects of cases.
  • My background as a nurse practitioner, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, and nursing educator will save you time and money.
  • Experience as a nurse practitioner and legal nurse consultant gives me the expertise necessary for evaluating both written and EMR documentation.
  • My insider’s experience in the healthcare system and membership in the National Association of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants provide me with contacts and networking skills to identify and locate the top medical experts.
  • Experience as a researcher, manuscript reviewer, and member of editorial boards gives me the expertise to efficiently locate, evaluate, and summarize authoritative medical and nursing literature relevant to support your case.
  • Experience as nurse educator and clinician enables me to explain complex nursing and medical issues in language that a jury can easily understand.
  • Effective communication skills assist me in effectively interviewing plaintiff and defense clients, key witnesses and experts.

For additional information about Mary Ann, call 702-365-0625 or email


  • Nurse Expert
  • Maternal Child
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental Health – Ped
  • Nurse Education