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Dan Begel, M.D.

Santa Monica, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Sports Medicine Expert Witness - Forensic Psychiatry, Emotional Distress, Mental Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Medical Malpractice, Mental State at Time of Offense, Sentence Mitigation, Sports-Related Litigation, IME.
Dr. Begel received his undergraduate, medical, and psychiatric degrees from Yale University. He is a highly trained, Board Certified and experienced clinician. His reports and testimony are lucid, backed by expert knowledge, jargon-free, and focused on pertinent elements of the law. Dr. Begel is able to pinpoint the subtle but specific details that both bring his examinees to life and shed light on the forensic question at hand. He explains the basis for his diagnosis and conclusions in language easily understood by the layperson, maintains thorough communication with the attorneys who retain him, and, in his testimony and reports, stays within his area of expertise. Dr. Begel has unique credentials in the area of Sports Psychiatry. He wrote the seminal paper in this field, co-founded the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, and edited and co-wrote, with colleagues, the first textbook of sports psychiatry. The testimony of Dr. Begel adds authority to any civil or criminal p...
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Nicholas Carroll

Woodbridge, California
Business Damages Expert Witness, Defamation Expert Witness - Defamation, economic damages, emotional distress, social media, SM, mainstream media, blog, online, internet defamation, libel review, litigation support, false light, product disparagement, public figure, private figures, right to privacy, slander, libel, mental anguish, innocent dissemination
Litigation consulting or expert witness testimony in defamation of character cases, including both libel and slander, as well as portrayal in a false light and right to privacy cases. My experience comes from the study of defamation law; 25 years in programming and online forums; being a CFO, financial software designer, and digital analyst; and hundreds of consultations with victims of defamation, most of them readers of my book Fighting Slander, published in 2003 and now in 4th Edition. I am familiar with the legal aspects of defamation, from gossip campaigns to online defamation and reputation management. Particular areas of expertise: • Economic damages resulting from defamation. • Online defamation, whether via social media, anonymous complaints to rating web sites, or head-on SEO attacks. • Malicious or negligently inflicted emotional distress. • Traditional mainstream media libel. I've been an editor for 27 years, and know the aspects from fault to hot-button words. • ...
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Dana Chidekel, PhD

Tarzana, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Neuropsychology, Psychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Elder Capacity, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel dedicated the early part of her career to the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological testing of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Dr. Chidekel dedicates a part of her practice to forensic matters, serving as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, employment, business educational, elder (limited) family law, (limited) criminal law, and class action matters. She is retained by plaintiff and defense in approximate equal p...
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Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Los Angeles, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - psychological evaluation, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, depression, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, emotional distress, psychological injury, retaliation, anxiety, trauma, IME, employment, malingering, sexual assault, Title VII.
Psychological expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment issues, or physical injuries. Performed over 500 IME's with psychological testing including symptom validity and exaggeration measures. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and malingering. Recognized expert and educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presenting to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure. Advanced training in trauma with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral fellowship i...
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Barbara J. Justice, MD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychiatric Disease, Pharmacological Clinical, Competency to Stand Trial, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Serve Mental Illness, Psychiatric Disability, Emotional Harm, Emotional Distress, Workers' Compensation, Mental Health, Malpractice, Capacity, Sexual Harassment Sexual Abuse and Victimization.
Dr. Justice began her career in medicine as a surgeon in New York City. After several years as a practicing surgeon, she decided to enter the field of Psychiatry and received training in a Fellowship program at UCLA. She is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with training in all aspects of psychiatry and the law. Dr. Justice has a broad experience testifying in criminal and civil cases and has been deposed extensively from 300 to 400 times. She has also testified frequently as mental health expert witness for the state of California. Her unique background in physical medicine, trauma, psychopharmacology and surgery, combined with her psychiatric expertise, gives her an in-depth understanding of the multitude of factors at issue in civil litigation cases. Dr. Justice is currently Attending Forensic Psychiatrist, Director of Psychiatric Training at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk California and a Psychiatrist at the psychopharmacology Center for Behavior Medicine in ...
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Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates

Kentfield, California
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, Emotional Distress, TBI, Undue Influence, Diminished Capacity, Testamentary Capacity, Cross-Examination, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Employee Fitness for Duty, Risk of Violence, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Independent Medical Exam (IME), Testamentary Capacity, Malingering, Medical Records
Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, has 49 years’ experience testifying in over 800 cases and rendering medical opinions in 5,000+ assessments. He has testified in civil and criminal matters in Federal, State, Administrative and Military jurisdictions. Faculty positions: UCSF Medical School • 27 years, Asst. Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry; and • 18 years, Asst. Clinical Professor, Dept. of Orthopedics UC Hastings College of the Law • 11 years teaching attorneys effective direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses (see article) at Hastings’ Appellate Advocacy Center. Forensic assessment and opinion: • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Competency • Depression • Diminished Capacity / Insanity • Discrimination • Emotional Distress • Fitness for Duty (FFD) • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Psychiatric Disability • Psychological testing (Daubert standard) • Psychosomatic Disorders • Testamentary C...
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Sepideh A Souris, Psy.D.

Woodland Hills, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Psychological evaluation/psychodiagnostic assessment, expert reports, IME, Fitness-For-Duty evaluations of peace officers and safety sensitive positions, workplace violence, threat assessment, emotional distress, employment, PTSD, depression, anxiety.
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) certified and bilingual (native fluency in Farsi) Dr. Souris has expertise in workplace violence prevention and threat assessment. She has offered over 20 expert witness testimony in employment litigation/psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations with peace officers, safety sensitive and civilian positions in civil service hearings, trial and deposition. Dr. Souris has extensive teaching (former assistant clinical professor at UCLA School of Medicine and adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University) and public speaking experience. Additionally Dr. Souris has worked with US State Department in training of foreign evaluators. She also performs psychological screenings and risk assessment evaluation and offers comprehensive and timely psychological reports. Furthermore, Dr. Souris is qualified as a CA Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) evaluator.
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Matthew J Steiner, M.D., Q.M.E. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Addiction Psychiatry Expert Witness - IME, testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, capacity to refuse treatment, medical malpractice, suicide, negligence, psychiatrist malpractice, PTSD, emotional distress, psychiatric disability, emotional harm, wrongful termination, stalking, malingering, threat assessment, security clearance, trauma
Dr. Steiner is dual-board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Steiner is founder and director of Expedient Medicolegal Services (www.expevals.com), where he mentors a group of 40+ physicians in multiple medical specialties in their own medicolegal practices. In his current position, Dr. Steiner has provided critical review on thousands of medicolegal cases and is versed in all aspects of how to be an optimal expert witness. Dr. Steiner is published in the fields of health psychology, immunological function and its effects on mental disorders and addiction. He accepts civil forensic and corporate/university threat assessment cases nationally, with focus on the following areas: Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) Civil Capacities: Testamentary Capacity (Ability to Make a Legally-Enforceable Will) Capacity to Consent to (or R...
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Tiffany Towers, PsyD

Beverly Hills, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Emotional Distress, Personal Injury, Trauma, Sexual Harassment, Substance Abuse, Chronic Relapse, Depression, Anxiety, Workplace Stress, Malpractice, Geriatrics, Divorce/Custody
Dr. Tiffany Towers achieved her Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, CA and she has over a decade of experience working in the field of mental health and forensic psychology. Dr. Towers has provided therapy and evaluation services within widely diverse settings (in her private practice office, substance abuse treatment programs, community mental health centers, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, home visits) and has given psychoeducational presentations and inservice trainings at the request of health and educational organizations. Dr. Towers received her Bachelor's degree in psychology and theatre from Barnard College-Columbia University and was graduated cum laude. She is licensed by the California Board of Psychology and is a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) and the California Psychological Association (CPA). CA Board of Psychology License# 29475. Available for ...
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David Zakin, PhD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Psychology Expert Witness - PTSD, Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Injury, Effects of Trauma, Anxiety, Emotional Distress, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Evaluations
Dr. Zakin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in 1986. He finished a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center a year later. Dr. Zakin served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute for many years. With a clinical specialty in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr. Zakin has taught workshops and conducted training sessions on the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Medicine. Dr. Zakin's practice involves many facets of forensic matters. Dr. Zakin has provided expert testimony in over twenty cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and claims of non-work related psychiatric disability. Court testimony has been split almost equally between plaintiffs and defendants. He most recently provided testimony in the case of a world class violinist who suffered physical injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following a bicycle–au...
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Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Denver, Colorado
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, emotional distress, psychological injury, retaliation, anxiety, trauma, retaliation, independent medical evaluation, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, malingering, employment, assault, complex trauma, IME, PTSD, Title VII
Psychological expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment issues, or physical injuries. Performed over 500 IME's with psychological testing including symptom validity and exaggeration measures. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and malingering. Recognized expert and educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presenting to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure. Advanced training in trauma with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral fellowship i...
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