Capacity Expert Witnesses

Capacity expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on capacity. The capacity expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Business Operations, Emergency Medicine, Engineering, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Otoneurology, Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology.

Michael A Carlish, Ph.D.

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Valley Center, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Cognitive evaluations, PTSD, fitness for duty evaluation, traumatic brain injury, abuse, capacity, conservatorship, competency, will contest, workplace violence, suicide prevention, standard of care, malpractice
Michael A. Carlish, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He graduated with High Honors in Psychology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and earned his doctorate degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, where he studied the relationship between humor and mental health. Dr. Carlish’s practice has centered around three populations: the severely mentally ill, Native Americans, and geriatric patients. Dr. Carlish put himself through graduate school by providing emergency mental health assessments in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around San Diego County, and he continues to see patients in this setting on a regular basis. For the past twelve years he has assessed hundreds of severely mentally ill patients, evaluating suicidality, psychosis, and aggression. For the past four years, Dr. Carlish has acted as the primary testing ...

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, ABPdN

Calabasas, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Undue Influence, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education, Malingering
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 currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults in Southern California. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. The findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (...

Katya Cornejo, PsyD

Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Francisco, California
Psychology, Neuropsychology - Forensic, Child and Adolescent, PTSD, Custody, Capacity, Conservatorship, ADHD, Standard of Care, Personal Injury, Suicide Prevention, IME, Malpractice, Fitness for Duty
Katya Cornejo, Psy. D., Q.M.E., is a board certified clinical psychologist with comprehensive experience in the analysis of complex issues regarding causation of psychiatric injuries, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist (PSYD23822) in 2009, Dr. Cornejo has previously worked for Kaiser Permanente, California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Westside Calworks, The Homeless Children’s Network, Mt. St. Joseph, and The Talk Line; she currently has a private practice in San Francisco. In private practice, Dr. Cornejo provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience with providing comprehensive and impartial care to patients of varying backgrounds, ages, and socioeconomic status, and is known for her conscientious and unbiased evaluations and for maintaining awareness of the cultural needs of her clients. Dr. Cornejo graduated from Mills Colle...

Sasha Getty, M.D.

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry - Psychological Trauma, Capacity, Fitness for Duty, PTSD, Abuse, Depression, Disability, Anxiety Disorders, Medical Malpractice, Inpatient and Outpatient Standard of Care, Suicide Risk Assessment, Service Connected Disability, Correctional Care, Recidivism Risk Assessment, Medication side effects
Dr. Getty is a general adult psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from University of California Irvine School of Medicine and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles-Greater Los Angeles VA psychiatry residency program, where he had the role of inpatient psychiatry chief resident during his last year. He has experience in various forensic settings including performing Compensation and Pension evaluations for veteran claimants at the Los Angeles VA as well as providing psychiatric care to patients at the Los Angeles county Twin Towers Correctional Facility during his training years. He currently treats adult patients at the state of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, in addition to working with the Los Angeles county Office of Diversion and Re-entry to provide psychiatric treatment to adult patients with serious mental illness deemed incompetent to stand trial. He...

Meghan Jain, M.D.

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Santa Monica, California
Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Traumatic Injury, Abuse, Standard of Care, Residential Treatment, Addiction, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Disability, Suicide Risk Evaluation, Self Harm, Capacity, Impulse Control, Executive Functioning, Panic Disorder, Intellectual Disability
Dr. Jain’s interest in psychiatry began as an undergraduate at USC where she majored in Neuroscience and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then went onto Medical School at SUNY Downstate followed by a psychiatry residency at UCLA San Fernando Valley. She then went on to become Chief Resident while completing her fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA. She is currently double board certified in Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has further gone on to become a certified Buprenorphine prescriber, a PEERS certified provider (to provide social skills training to patients on the Autism Spectrum) and a certified psychedelic assisted therapist. Dr. Jain currently works at Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Los Angeles; sees patients in Imperial County via telemedicine; and has co-founded Ocean Bay Psychiatry in Santa Monica and treats children, adolescents, and adults. Her practice includes, but is not limited to; the treatment of Adjustment Disorder, A...

Catherine Marreiro, PhD, ABPP

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Burlingame, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - IME, Disability, Trauma, Standard of Care, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Injury, MVA, Impairment, Intellectual Functioning, TBI, Capacity, PTSD, Cognitive Function, Personality Changes, Memory deficits, Language Difficulties, Sensory Input, Quality of Life
Dr. Marreiro (PSY26835) is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with over 13 years of experience in the assessment of neurological and psychological conditions affecting adolescents and adults. She is the Director of Neuropsychology at the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center (RDBHC) at California Pacific Medical Center, and the founder and President of Bay Area Cognitive Health. Her clinical expertise extends across a wide range of lifespan conditions, including but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, movement disorders, stroke, cancer, traumatic brain injury/concussion, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, sleep disorders, ADHD/Learning disorders, and mood problems. Dr. Marreiro remains actively involved in research through her role as Sub-Investigator for clinical drug trials targeting Alzheimer’s disease within the RDBHC as well as serving as a clinical rater for clinical trials through Elligo Health Research. Through her role as Senior Educational Consu...

Carlos Rodriguez, MD

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychological Trauma, Capacity, Fitness for Duty, PTSD, Abuse, Depression, Disability, Anxiety Disorders, Medical Malpractice, Inpatient and Outpatient Standard of Care, Suicide Prevention
Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., Q.M.E., earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Psychobiology. He began to explore the mind/body connection and how it impacts our overall health. He pursued his interest in physical health by earning his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Rodriguez furthered his study of this integration during a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He later went on to complete a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Harbor UCLA, serving as the Chief Fellow while he was there. After completing his training, Dr. Rodriguez worked in a variety of diverse settings. For over five years, he worked in an outpatient community mental health clinic. He treated children, adolescents, and adults with severe mental illnesses in an inner city community. This furthered his cultural appreciation and allowed for a greater unders...

Walter E. B. Sipe, MD

Walter E B Sipe MD

San Francisco, California
Psychiatry, Pediatrics - Traumatic Stress Disorders, PTSD, Neurobiology of Trauma, Memory, Child Development, Somatic Symptom Disorders, Functional Pain, Psychological Impact of Medical Illness, Capacity, Mitigation, Sentencing, Sex Abuse, Medical Complications
Holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Board Certified in general psychiatry and pediatrics, with additional training in pediatric gastroenterology. Teaching physician at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, with specific interests in somatic manifestations of stress and long-term impacts of traumatic events on basic brain processes.

Gregory T. Whitman, M.D.

Huntington Beach, California
Neurology, Otoneurology - Neurology, dizziness, vertigo, vestibular tests, cognition, inner ear, vertigo, gait, balance, Meniere, concussion, neurology, causation, capacity, long-term disability, trauma, nystagmus, alcohol withdrawal, carbon monoxide, spinal disorders, stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury.
Board-certified neurologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Author, speaker, former clinical faculty at UCLA, UC Irvine, Harvard. Former Neurology Residency Program Director, Neurology Clerkship Director at UC Irvine. 15+ years forensic experience, including rebuttals of opposing experts, review of complaints and motions, consultation to help prepare for depositions and cross examination. Extensive clinical practice experience with most areas of Neurology and Otoneurology. Contributor to multiple medical books. Co-author of "Dizziness Why You Feel Dizzy and What Will Help You Feel Better," a Johns Hopkins Univ. Press book. Experienced public speaker. Law firms: please call my direct line (949)328-4854.

Jeffrey A Danziger, MD

Psychiatric Affiliates PA

Maitland, Florida
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - will contests, undue influence, contested wills, testamentary capacity, dementia, capacity, forensic psychiatry, psychiatry
I am a forensic psychiatrist practicing in the Orlando, Florida area, and have been retained in numerous criminal cases over the years, and well as civil cases in the areas of personal injury, malpractice, employment litigation, and family law. I have been involved as an expert in various probate cases, including guardianship issues and testamentary capacity cases. I have been retained by attorneys for both the plaintiff and defense in civil cases over my years of practice, and by the state and defense in criminal cases. I am board certified by the ABPN in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry. I have a particular interest in matters pertaining to competency in all settings, be they criminal or civil, and the issues of whether one's mental state renders them able to make a specific decision or carry out a specified act. My first testimony ever in a courtroom involved a disputed 16 million will in 1988, and I have had subsequent experience...

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE

Inviscid Consulting

Canton, Georgia
Business Operations, Engineering - supply chain, warehouse, warehousing, distribution, logistics, material handling, productivity, automation, industrial engineering, warehouse management system, ecommerce fulfillment, capacity, WMS, TMS, warehouse accident, layout, material flow, labor, safety, software selection, inventory control
Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, is Founder and Principal of Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped hundreds of clients plan and streamline their warehousing, fulfillment, distribution, and logistics operations by driving down operating costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, emphasizing safety, and enhancing the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). Steve has advised hundreds of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. He has also served as an expert witness on dozens of cases involving supply chain operations in the US, Canada, and Australia and has advised private equity and venture capital investors. Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Techno...

Phillip D Magidson, MD, MPH

Triple Boarded Geriatric Emergency Medicine Expert

Baltimore, Maryland
Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics - Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Older adults, Falls, Delirium, Trauma, Infections, Capacity, Sepsis, Dementia, Pain management, End of life care, Wound Care, Syncope, Functional decline, Pneumonia, Atrial fibrillation, Weakness, Urinary tract infection, Polypharmacy
I am a triple boarded emergency medicine physician, internist and geriatrician with extensive expertise in providing patient care at the bedside as well as administrative, educational, research and leadership experience in the academic emergency medicine and geriatric emergency medicine fields. I serve as an associate clinical director and director of geriatric emergency medicine of a busy, urban, Department of Emergency Medicine and am a member of the internal peer review committee. In these roles, I have had the opportunity to lead numerous clinical case reviews with an eye toward safety and quality improvement. With dual academic appointments as Assistant Professor of both Emergency Medicine and Medicine, I participate in the education of a wide variety of health sciences trainees including medical students, resident physicians and fellows. As such, I have lectured locally, regional and nationally on matters in general emergency medicine and geriatric emergency medicine with...

Julie Rogers, MD, PhD, MA, D.ABA

Expert Anesthesia, LLC

Duluth, Minnesota
Anesthesiology - trauma, orthopedic, regional, epidural, obstetric, ENT, neuro, pediatric, endoscopy, MRI, infection, fire, general anesthesia, outpatient, airway, ECT, ethics, consent, capacity, rural medicine, difficult airway, stroke, STEMI, ICU, nerve injury, acute pain, aspiration, awareness, cardiac arrest
Mayo Clinic educated and trained, Julie Rogers is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing at a community hospital. She is an expert in obstetric, ENT, pediatric, ambulatory, orthopedic, cardiothoracic, plastic, neurosurgical, vascular, regional and monitored anesthesia care (MAC) anesthesia. Her current anesthesia practice is diverse, including all of these disciplines. She also teaches airway management to medical residents. Her background includes a PhD in science/pharmacology and a MA in ethics. Her PhD work involved studying the mechanisms of drug molecules, which is integral to understanding anesthesiology. Her ethics specialties include informed consent, capacity determination and patient advocacy. She has published several peer reviewed papers as well as developed and taught courses in these areas. She has won awards for her many presentations. She has extensive writing experience, including writing press releases and abstracts for a major medical journal....