Gordon L. Vaughan


Gordon L. Vaughan, J.D. has been General Counsel to the American Polygraph Association (“APA”) since 1997 and is an associate editor of Polygraph and has contributed articles to both Polygraph and to the APA’s newsletter.  Mr. Vaughan is co-author with Norman Ansley of the APA Quick Reference Guide to the Law.  Mr. Vaughan was an author of the APA’s Amicus Curiae brief in United States v. Scheffer, 523 U.S. 303, 118 S. Ct. 1261, 140 L. Ed. 2d 413 (1998), and the author of the APA’s Amicus Curiae brief in Ex Parte Rodney Reed, No. 75,693, Texas Crim. Ct. App. (2008).  In addition, Mr. Vaughan was an author of the APA and American Association of Police Polygraphists’ (“AAPP”) Amicus Curiae brief in Lee v. Martinez, 96 P.3d 291, 136 N.M. 166 (2004).  Mr. Vaughan was a member of the specially-appointed APA “Daubert” Committee which prepared sample briefs and materials for courtroom use by attorneys and polygraph experts.  

Mr. Vaughan has been a frequent national and international lecturer regarding polygraph legal and ethical issues, including presentations to the APA, AAPP, U.S. Secret Service, state polygraph associations, police and sheriff’s departments, attorney and district attorney associations, and APA accredited polygraph schools.   Mr. Vaughan was the 1997-1998 recipient of the APA President’s Award.  Mr. Vaughan maintains a private practice with offices in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado.