Competency Expert Witnesses

Competency 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 competency. The competency expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brain Injury Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Mental Health, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Homes, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis.

Bennett Blum, MD

Tucson, Arizona
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Ian C Lamoureux, M.D. Lamoureux Forensic and Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Scottsdale, Arizona
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Sanity, Capital Crime, Death Penalty, Court Martial, Emotional/Psychological Damages, Testamentary Capacity, IME, PTSD, TBI, Malpractice, Arson, Undue Influence, Competency, Contract Capacity
Dr. Lamoureux is a double-board certified Forensic Psychiatrist. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and Instructor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lamoureux completed his residency in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following residency, Dr. Lamoureux completed his fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University under the supervision of internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Dr. Lamoureux's decisive reports often preclude the need for testimony and trial. His professional interests and expertise include, but are not limited to: Criminal: malingering, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity), criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters), capital sentencing, mitigation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, sexual homicide and related crimes, serial rape, spree murder, mass murder, death penalty,...

Bennett Blum, MD

California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Kimberly Brooks, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Irvine, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - IME, Correctional Treatment, Standard of Care, Institutional Care, Competency, SVP Risk Assessment, Recidivism Assessment, Fitness for Duty, Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, Impairment Rating, Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention, Cognitive Testing, Adult and Juvenile Evaluations
Dr. Brooks is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in developmental psychology, psychological assessment, and therapy in both forensic and non-forensic environments. Dr. Brooks holds a Doctorate degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and an MS degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She has conducted research in the area of assessing risk for violence in individuals. Dr. Brooks has extensive experience in forensic psychology and assessment, crisis intervention, and substance use treatment.

Alonie Butler, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Bakersfield, California
Psychology, Psychoanalysis - Traumatic Injury, Correctional Mental Health, Risk Assessment, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Standard of Care, Institutional Inpatient Care, Disability, Adjustment Disorder, Military Mental Health, IME, Emotional Distress, Fitness for Duty, Competency
Dr. Butler is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her doctoral degree and master’s degree in clinical psychology at Argosy University in Alameda, California. In addition, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minored in health science at California State University: Hayward, California. Dr. Butler’s administrative and leadership career has included the role of Director of Behavioral Health and Senior Psychologist Specialist which consisted of monitoring and enforcing compliance with government regulations, developing trainings, conducting audits and effectively communicating with stake holders. She has over seven years of experience working with individuals and groups in forensic –based settings, inpatient- based settings, and outpatient community based setting. She has treated adult individuals with co-occurring disorders and those who are dealing with life stressors (e.g., career change, job loss, divorce, trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse). Fu...

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 ...

Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Patton, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Abuse, Competency, Mental Capacity, Traumatic Injury, Psychometric Testing, Malpractice, Malingering, Standard of Care, PTSD
Mark Wolkenhauer, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a forensic psychologist with extensive experience in treating and evaluating sexual offenders and individuals with severe mental illness. He continues to serve as an expert witness in both Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) and Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) civil commitment trials across the state. Licensed in California in 1997 (PSY 15147), Dr. Wolkenhauer has worked for the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH), as a unit psychologist at Patton State Hospital (PSH), and currently works for DSH as a Consulting Psychologist. He serves as a mentor and is part of the Quality Improvement Team in the Forensic Services Division. He was on the SVP panel as a contractor and performed hundreds of SVP evaluations and provided expert testimony. In private practice Dr. Wolkenhauer conducted PC 1370/1372 evaluations, was the director of the Inland Empire Sharper Future clinics, served as a mental health consultant for Job Corps, and provided consul...

Bennett Blum, MD

Colorado
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Bennett Blum, MD

Connecticut
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Bennett Blum, MD

Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC

BRANDON, Florida
Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry - Addiction, Adult child psychiatry, pediatric geriatric psychiatry, child custody, addiction psychiatric nurse practitioner, nurse practitioner, psychiatric disability evaluation, dual diagnosis, drug use, wrongful psychiatric hospital admission/discharge, Competency, Negligence, PTSD
Mr. Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC, founder, practice owner and manager for Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC., is a board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. His specialty includes adult & child psychiatry and addiction medicine. He has experience in providing expert testimony in psychiatric malpractice issues (inpatient and outpatient settings), child custody cases and has done court ordered evaluation for legal competency, guardianship, disability and Independent Medical Examinations. His strength is in providing objective case analysis and evaluation in either criminal or civil cases involving standards of care in psychiatric practice, adult competency and child custody case evaluations. Because of his depth and breadth of clinical experiences in addiction medicine and psychiatry, he is able to provide objective clinical judgments in cases involving drug use or issues involving addiction and psychiatric co-occurring disorders. Licensed in Florida,...

Naren T. Vellanki, MD

Orlando, Florida
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Medical Malpractice, Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, Inpatient Psychiatry, Baker Act, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Competency
Dr. Naren Vellanki is a double board certified psychiatrist who has board certification in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. He is currently working as an inpatient psychiatrist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Vellanki treat's both children and adults who are admitted to the psychiatric unit either on a voluntary or involuntary basis. He provides diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder, Autism spectrum disorder, Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. In addition, Dr. Vellanki is a court appointed psychiatrist for Orange county in Florida. He performs evaluations for both juveniles and adults in the criminal justice system to determine if a defendant is competent to stand trial. Educational background: Dr. Vellanki obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance at the Ohio State University in 2011. He completed his masters degree in bi...

Bennett Blum, MD

Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Sanford I. Finkel, MD

Wilmette, Illinois
Geriatric Psychiatry - contested wills, mental capacity, competency, testamentary capacity, undue influence, geriatric mental health, trust contests, insane delusions, estate planning, geriatric forensic psychiatry, will contests
• Sanford Finkel, MD, is an active clinician, geriatric psychiatrist for over 50 years. • His primary forensic activity relates to contested wills, particularly complex material which requires comprehensive analysis. • He has been retained in about 200 cases and can provide references upon request. • He currently is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Medical School. • He also has been a Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School where he also was a Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Neurology. • He is the Founder of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and co-founder of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and the American Psychiatric Association Council on Aging. • He is the Founding chair of the IPA’s Task Force on Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence. • He has approximately 150 publications and has given over 1000 lectures in the field of geriatric psychiatry.

Ray S. Kim, Ph.D. Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. and Associates

Schaumburg, Illinois
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Pre-Sentencing Evaluations, Sex Offenders, Violence Risk, Fitness for Duty, Competency, Substance Abuse, Independent Medical Examinations, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Disability, Malpractice, Malingering.
Dr. Kim has the education, experience, knowledge, and skill to meet your forensic psychological needs. He is an experienced Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has testified in numerous cases in both criminal and civil court proceedings. Dr. Kim is sensitive to the nature of legal matters, and provides comprehensive, timely, and professional services. His credentials include: Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional , Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists.

Bennett Blum, MD

Maryland
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Bennett Blum, MD

Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Kevin A. Domingos, PhD Boston Neuropsychological Services, LLC

Needham, Massachusetts
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - Child/Adult/Geriatric TBI, Lead Toxicity, Concussion, Dementia, Neurological Disorders, Toxic Exposure, IME's, Learning Disabilities, Personal Injury, ADHD, PDD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff and Defense, Federal Cases, Memory Evaluations, Competency, Consultation.
Dr. Kevin A. Domingos is a neuropsychologist and the Clinical Director of Boston Neuropsychological Services (BNS), LLC. He and his forensic neuropsychologists offer expert witness evaluations and consultations for both Plaintiff and Defense in the following areas: ● ADHD ● Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurodevelopmental disorders ● Competency (e.g. to stand trial, make financial decisions, perform essential job functions) ● Strokes, Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type and Memory Disorders ● Encephalitis/Hydrocephalus ● Executive Dysfunction ● Fitness for Duty ● IME (Independent Medical Evaluations) ● Language Disorders ● Lead Toxicity/Exposu ● Learning Disabilities ● Malingering /Validity Testing ● Medical Malpractice ● Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) ● Neurodegenerative Disorders ● Neurodevelopment (e.g. birth-related trauma) ● Neurological Disorders ● Neuropsychological Sequelae of HIV ● Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluation ● Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Acqu...

Bennett Blum, MD

Minnesota
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Bennett Blum, MD

Nevada
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Ian C Lamoureux, M.D. Lamoureux Forensic and Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Nevada
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Sanity, Capital Crime, Death Penalty, Court Martial, Emotional/Psychological Damages, Testamentary Capacity, IME, PTSD, TBI, Malpractice, Arson, Undue Influence, Competency, Contract Capacity
Dr. Lamoureux is a double-board certified Forensic Psychiatrist. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and Instructor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lamoureux completed his residency in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following residency, Dr. Lamoureux completed his fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University under the supervision of internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Dr. Lamoureux's decisive reports often preclude the need for testimony and trial. His professional interests and expertise include, but are not limited to: Criminal: malingering, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity), criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters), capital sentencing, mitigation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, sexual homicide and related crimes, serial rape, spree murder, mass murder, death penalty,...

Bennett Blum, MD

New Jersey
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Bennett Blum, MD

New York
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Shawn K. Acheson, Ph.D. Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC

Waynesville, North Carolina
Neuropsychology, Psychology - neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, PTSD, malingering, fitness for duty, return to work, return to play, competency, substance abuse, somatoform disorder, conversion disorder, functional neurological disorder.
Dr. Acheson is a Forensic Neuropsychologist in private practice in Asheville, NC. He provides neuropsychological evaluations in civil, criminal and administrative courts. He also performs independent medical evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and record reviews. Dr. Acheson provides evaluation of and expert testimony on a variety of neuropsychological conditions including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, brain tumor, neurodevelopmental abnormalities (e.g., fetal alcohol exposure), and neurotoxic exposures (e.g., lead, organic solvents, mold). He also provides evaluation of and expert testimony on mental health conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)), conversion / functional neurological disorder, as well as malingering and factious disorder. He has worked with clients from early adolescence through late adulthood. For most of his career, Dr. Acheson was an educator, researcher, and clinician at Western Carolina University, Duke University...

Robert S Brown, Jr., M.D. Self Employed

North Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Internal Medicine - Licensed in VA, WV, NC, 3 board certifications, Personal Injury, Traffic Accidents, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, Brain Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Criminal Responsibility, Competency, PTSD, Workers' Compensation , Disability
I have unique credentials that allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases. I graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) for both college and medical school. At UVA, I was selected for dual residency training in internal medicine and psychiatry. I completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the UVA Institute for Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy studying under Dr. Park Dietz, who at that time was a regular consultant to the FBI. It is my belief that forensic psychiatrists serve courts of law in administrative, civil, and criminal matters. My three board certifications assist me in these tasks and allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases often involving psychiatric and medical conditions. My unique training allows me to untangle symptoms of mis-attribution. Complex cases often have a great many medical records spanning years of treatment that need to be studied and carefully applied to the questions before the court. I believe it is important to evaluate cases fo...

Rebecca L Strickland, MD

Bucyrus, Ohio
Nursing Homes, Geriatrics - Pressure Ulcer, Falls, Nutrition and Hydration, Chronic and Acute Pain Control, Alzheimer's Dementia, Competency, Elder Abuse, Delirium, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Assisted Living Facility, Skilled Nursing Facility, Neglect
Dr. Strickland is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is an active clinician in her office, local hospital and nursing homes. She has 18 years of experience as Medical Director of an 80-bed skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center in Bucyrus, Ohio. She has previously reviewed medical-legal and criminal cases since 2009. She has worked with cases for both the Defense and Plaintiff with verbal and written reports, Affidavits of merit completed, depositions and testimony given. Inquiries can be sent to: [email protected] or called to her cell at 419-569-0604.

Sanjay Adhia, MD, MRO Sanjay Adhia MD Professional Association

Sugar Land , Texas
Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - Malpractice, Personal Injury, Disability, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, testamentary capacity, competency, will contest, undue influence, NGRI, correctional, rape, Fitness for Duty, Neuropsychiatry, standard of care, suicide, IME, record review, DUI, DWI, workman's compensation, jail, prison
Dr. Adhia is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine (BIM), and Psychiatry headquartered in the Houston, testifying nationally. He is one of a few Forensic Psychiatrists who are Board-Certified in BIM. In addition to forensic/expert witness practice, he works in a renowned neuro-rehabilitation center where his focus is treating the neuropsychiatric sequelae of brain injury, concussions, stroke, and spinal cord injury. Dr. Adhia's forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, testamentary capacity, toxic torts (chemical exposure, oil spill), violence, and complicating mental illness. Dr. Adhia treats patients, as a psychiatrist, who suffer from spinal cord injuries, strokes, dementia and catastrophic injuries at nationally TIRR Hermann Research Center and hospital. Previously he served as Medical Director of private Clinic. He has treated Death Row and Ad-Seg patients in correctional facilities. He has ex...

Bennett Blum, MD

Texas
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Aida Dabreo, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Dallas, Texas
Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner , APRN , Pain , personal injury , psychiatric disability evaluation, dual diagnosis, drug use, wrongful psychiatric hospital admission/discharge, Competency, Negligence, PTSD , anxiety , depression , trauma , slip and fall , job injury , workers compensat
Aida is a dual Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in NY,MD, TX and OR. Aida's specialties includes treating adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD and pain management. With a deep understanding of both the psychiatric and legal fields, Aida is well equipped to objectively analyze complex medical records, provide expert opinions, and assist in case preparation. Aida will help your firm with psychiatric malpractice cases, personal injury injury lawsuits involving mental health issues, or any legal matter requiring psychiatric expertise.

Felix G. Rivera, M.D. US Neurology Consulting, PLLC

Harlingen, Texas
Neurology, Telemedicine - Stroke, Epilepsy, Headache, migraine, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, mild traumatic brain injury, mTBI, closed head injury, concussion, Spinal Cord Injury, Nerve Injury, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome,CRPS,Memory Loss, Dementia, Encephalopathy, Parkinson's Disease, testamentary capacity,competency
Dr.Felix Rivera is a Board Certified Neurologist with over 14 years of experience. Fellowship trained in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders. Has experience with Outpatient General Neurology, Inpatient Neuro-Hospitalist and Outpatient Tele Neurology, as well as currently provides Telemedicine care in Neurology, Inpatient Telemedicine/ Tele Neuro-Hospitalist for hospitals in several states throughout the United States. He is Licensed in over 25 states Dr. Rivera has experience in areas, including but not limited to : Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, mild traumatic brain injury, mTBI, Stroke, Epilepsy, Headache, migraine, closed head injury, concussion, Spinal Cord Injury, Nerve Injury, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, Memory Loss, Dementia, Encephalopathy, Parkinson's Disease.

Robert S Brown, Jr., M.D. Self Employed

Charlottesville, Virginia
Forensic Psychiatry, Internal Medicine - Licensed in VA, WV, NC, 3 board certifications, Personal Injury, Traffic Accidents, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, Brain Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Criminal Responsibility, Competency, PTSD, Workers' Compensation , Disability
I have unique credentials that allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases. I graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) for both college and medical school. At UVA, I was selected for dual residency training in internal medicine and psychiatry. I completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the UVA Institute for Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy studying under Dr. Park Dietz, who at that time was a regular consultant to the FBI. It is my belief that forensic psychiatrists serve courts of law in administrative, civil, and criminal matters. My three board certifications assist me in these tasks and allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases often involving psychiatric and medical conditions. My unique training allows me to untangle symptoms of mis-attribution. Complex cases often have a great many medical records spanning years of treatment that need to be studied and carefully applied to the questions before the court. I believe it is important to evaluate cases fo...

Justin Garrett, D.O. Consult Psychiatry & Forensics, PLLC

Liberty Lake, Washington
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - psychiatry, will contests, competency, civil litigation, dementia, PTSD, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, suicide, malpractice, hospital, mitigation, emotional distress damages
Dr. Garrett is a licensed physician in Washington State and Idaho. Serving the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas locally, and available for cases nationally. Dr. Garrett completed psychiatry residency at the University of Washington, followed by a one-year fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Garrett is the medical director of behavioral health services at Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He maintains a full-time clinical practice working primarily as an inpatient adult psychiatrist. Dr. Garrett has experience providing hospital services including adult inpatient services, consultation liaison, inpatient addiction, and emergency department consults. His work also includes behavioral health collaborative care with primary care clinics, as well as supervising therapists overseeing the hospital’s intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Dr. Garrett generates clear and thorough forensic reports supported with DSM5-TR crite...

Dr. Richard J Stride, MBA, Psy.D., LMHC Dr. Stride Forensic Services

Olympia, Washington
Mental Health, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Developmental Disabilities, Accidental Death, Child Custody, Competency, Jury Selection, Child Abuse, Ethics, Licensure & Practice, Professional Conduct, Memory, Diminished Capacity, Stand of Care, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Diagnosis, Law Enforcement, Fitness for duty, PTSD, IME
I have been providing forensic mental health services to law enforcement, attorneys and courts since 1996. I have been an expert witness and/or consulted in numerous cases. I provide precise, factual, influential, and professionally articulated services. I have experience in working with jury's and in countering other expert witnesses testimonies. I have been an expert and or consulted on cases related to child custody, competency, criminal behavior, developmental disability and work place harassment. I can, and have, created custom reports, issue specific professional reviews, and case specific consultations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, Licensed Private Investigator, and a Licensed Mental health Counselor in Washington State I have been a Therapist, Clinical Operations Director, and Chief Executive Officer in Community Behavioral Health Agencies for over 25 years. I am a Specialist for Medicaid consultation with Children, Geriatric, and Developmental Di...

Robert S Brown, Jr., M.D. Self Employed

West Virginia
Forensic Psychiatry, Internal Medicine - Licensed in VA, WV, NC, 3 board certifications, Personal Injury, Traffic Accidents, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, Brain Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Criminal Responsibility, Competency, PTSD, Workers' Compensation , Disability
I have unique credentials that allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases. I graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) for both college and medical school. At UVA, I was selected for dual residency training in internal medicine and psychiatry. I completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the UVA Institute for Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy studying under Dr. Park Dietz, who at that time was a regular consultant to the FBI. It is my belief that forensic psychiatrists serve courts of law in administrative, civil, and criminal matters. My three board certifications assist me in these tasks and allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases often involving psychiatric and medical conditions. My unique training allows me to untangle symptoms of mis-attribution. Complex cases often have a great many medical records spanning years of treatment that need to be studied and carefully applied to the questions before the court. I believe it is important to evaluate cases fo...