Regional Director of Medicolegal Death Investigators
Chief Forensic Investigator Brett Harding
Agency: District 5 Medical Examiner’s Office, Florida
Phone: (352) 326-5964
Brett Harding began his career in Medicolegal Death Investigation in 1988 when he joined Florida’s District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office as a Forensic Investigator. In 1990 he entered the field of organ transplantation where he received critical care and surgical training followed by a year of clinical research. He returned to Medicolegal Death Investigation in 1997, successfully becoming a registered Medicolegal Death Investigator and then one of the first Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator’s in the State of Florida. Brett went on to serve on the both the Advisory Council and the Board of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Mr. Harding currently serves as the Chief Forensic Investigator for Florida’s District 5 Medical Examiner’s Office, where he oversees a staff of 13. He is a member of the Florida Cold Case Advisory Commission, The National Association of Medical Examiner’s Inspection and Accreditation Committee and is on the Advisory Board of both Keiser University and Taylor College.