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: Addiction Psychiatry, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brain Injury Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Geriatrics, Independent Medical Examinations, Mental Health, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Nursing Homes, Psychiatry, and Psychology.

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,...

Michael A Carlish, Ph.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, 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 ...

Nina Nihal Makhyoun, PhD, MFT, SAP Institute of Behavioral Health & Wellness

North Hollywood, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Psychological Evaluation & treatment, Personal Injury, Credibility, PTSD, Depression & Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Abuse & Assault, PTSD, Accident Trauma, Emotional damages, Fitness for Duty, Competency, Expert Psychological Review, Custody Evaluation, Capital Crime, Wrongful Termination
Dr. Makhyoun is a licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and certified SAP (Substance Abuse Provider) and evaluator. Personal injury examinations of adults and children. Experience in criminal and civil proceedings and has been deemed an Expert Witness numerous times in Criminal, Civil, and Dependency Courts.

Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Redlands, 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...

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.

Lee D. Cranberg, MD Harvard Medical School

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Neurology, Independent Medical Examinations - Behavioral Neurology,Closed Head Injury,Traumatic Brain Injury,TBI,Brain Damage,Nerve Injury,Testamentary Capacity,Competency,Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy,HIE,Persistent Vegetative State,PVS,Life Expectancy,Lamictal,Seizures,Stevens-Johnson Syndrome,Dementia,Alzheimer's,concussion,headache,stroke
Award-winning Neurologist. Harvard Medical School faculty. Clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient care. Board Certified. Fellowship training and extensive experience in Behavioral Neurology – that branch of neurology that focuses on brain conditions, including dementia, that change a person's behavior or intellect. Has treated 1,000+ patients with dementia (usually due to Alzheimer's Disease). Past President of the Boston Society of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurosurgery. Boston Magazine Top Doctor (Neurology), 2017. Former Director of Neurology at Head Injury rehabilitation facility. Highly experienced expert witness. Has reviewed over 250 cases and testified in dozens of depositions and trials. Expert-witness assignments have involved death, catastrophic injury case, personal injury, medical malpractice, testamentary capacity, and criminal cases. Experience includes spine injury, head trauma, seizure disorder, epilepsy, headaches, post-concussion syndrome, Parkins...

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 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 ● 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), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) ● Post Concussive Syndrome...

Krishan K Gupta, MD Ridgewood Clinics

Ridgeland, Mississippi
Psychiatry - Suicide, Violence, PTSD, Prison, Capacity to stand trial, Jail, Negligence, Malpractice, Trauma, Relationship Distress, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Addiction, Corrections, Insanity, Competency, Personal Injury, Substance Abuse, Overdose.
. Dr. Krishan Gupta is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over 30 years' experience. Some of his areas of expertise include: Suicide, Violence, PTSD, Prison, Capacity to Stand Trial, Jail, Negligence, Malpractice, Trauma, Relationship Distress, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Addiction, Corrections, Insanity, Competency, Personal Injury, Substance Abuse, and Overdose. Dr. Gupta finished his residency from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1992. He started his private practice and started treating patients full-time. He has had admitting privileges in a local hospital and has also worked as a medical director in different settings. Dr. Gupta has 30 years of experience in treating a broader spectrum of psychiatric illness with pharmacological and psychotherapeutic management. He has served as an expert witness, including deposition, appearing in trial at the state and federal level multiple times over a span of 30 years. Dr. Gupta has served cases for both Defense and Pla...

ROBERT A KUTNER, Psy.D., FNIPP, FCICPP, BCFE Robert A. Kutner, Psy.D. and Associates, P.A.

North Las Vegas, Nevada
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Personal Injury, Competency, Sanity, Child Custody, child psychology, pediatric psychology
Board certified in child/adolescent, forensic, and neuropsychology. Over 30 years of experience as a licensed psychologist. Also, experienced as an adjunct professor of psychology at several universities in Florida and Nevada.

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,...

Ziv E Cohen, MD, FAPA Principium Psychiatry, PLLC

New York, New York
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, substance use, bipolar disorder, PTSD, dementia, brain injury, personality disorder, competency, standard of care, personal injury
Dr. Cohen is a board certified forensic psychiatrist with experience in civil and criminal medical legal work. Dr. Cohen trained in medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed psychiatry residency at Cornell Medical Center. He completed fellowships in forensic psychiatry at Columbia University. He has served as a military psychiatrist and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of PTSD. He teaches psychiatry to medical students, residents, and forensic fellows at Cornell Medical Center, Columbia Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital, in New York City. Dr. Cohen has written on suicide, violence risk assessment, firearms and mental health, PTSD in the legal system, and has presented on competency to stand trial, cultural psychiatry, and military psychiatry. Dr. Cohen has been qualified as an expert in New York Family Court, New York Supreme Court, Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and in North Carolina's Western District. Dr. Coh...

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...

Roy R Keys, MD FACEP FAAEM

Pinehurst, North Carolina
Emergency Medicine - Plaintiff, defense, sepsis, stroke, myocardial infarction, failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, pulmonary embolism, chest pain, abdominal pain, foreign body, aneurysm, torsion, pneumonia, standard of care, deviation, competency, overdose, ectopic, error, arrest, ectopic, medication, failure treat
I have been reviewing cases and testifying as an ER expert since 1995. I am residency trained and board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. My focus is on general community emergency medicine. I have had teaching appointments as community faculty at 3 major universities. I have covered emergency departments ranging from 9,000 visits per year to almost 70,000 visits per year as well as Veterans Affairs certified Geriatric ED. I have reviewed cases and testified for plaintiff, defendant, product liability, corporate liability, criminal and for the North Carolina medical board. I am fair, honest, hard working, and articulate and show great attention to detail. I have reviewed and/or testified in Florida, Washington DC, Indiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee and for the North Carolina Medical Board. I work full time but recently have less clinical responsibilities and enjoy this type of work. Firms...

Adrienne Saxton, M.D. Saxton Forensic and Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Matthews, North Carolina
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - IME, disability, malpractice, competency, sanity, criminal responsibility, guardianship, fitness for duty, will contest, mitigation, malingering, worker's compensation
Fellowship trained, rigorous testimony training/ experience, completed hundreds forensic psychiatric evaluations, responsive, reasonable fees. Dr. Adrienne Saxton is a forensic psychiatrist based in the Charlotte, NC area. She graduated medical school with high distinction. During her medical training, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. This honor is reserved for those with high academic standing as well as firm ethics, professionalism, leadership qualities, and dedication to service. Dr. Saxton completed a four-year residency in psychiatry. During her senior year of residency at the University of Michigan, she served as chief resident of outpatient services. After Residency, Dr. Saxton went on to complete a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her fellowship program director was Dr. Phillip Resnick, a world-renowned expert in the field of forensic psychiatry. Dr. Saxton’s rigorous fellowship training included educatio...

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 16+ years of experience as Medical Director of an 80-bed skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center in Bucyrus, Ohio. Dr. 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 located in the Houston Area. He is one of a few Forensic Psychiatrists who are 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. His forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, violence, and complicating mental illness. He was the medical director of private practice. He has treated Death Row and Ad-Seg patients in correctional facilities. He has extensive expertise in psychopharmacology. Dr. Adhia is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). He has expertise in alcohol and drug testing. He is experienced in the treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse and intoxication (eg DUI, DWI, DFSA). In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Hu...

Leonard J. Weiss, MD Psychiatry Austin, PLLC

Austin, Texas
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - Psychiatrist, Medical Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Competency to stand trial, Competency, Testamentary Capacity, Addiction, Alcoholism, DUI, Criminal Responsibility, Mental Disability, Malpractice, Therapy, Confidentiality, Correctional Psychiatry, Violence and Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Trauma
Dr. Weiss is a practicing Psychiatrist and Forensic Psychiatrist. Early in his career, he practiced Internal Medicine when he decided to pursue a deepening interest in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. Internal Medicine continues to play a part in treating psychiatric conditions. He has a clinical psychiatric practice in Austin, Texas. Dr. Weiss is uniquely qualified to address psychiatric conditions, as well as overlap with other medical conditions, symptoms, and treatment. Board-Certified in each of the following specialties: • Psychiatry, ABPN • Forensic Psychiatry, ABPN • Addiction Psychiatry, ABPN • Internal Medicine, ABIM Dr. Weiss completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Henry Ford Hospital, and Board-Certification in Internal Medicine. He completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Michael Reese Hospital and obtained Board-Certifications in (general) Psychiatry and subspecialties Forensic P...

Dr. Richard J Stride, MBA, Psy.D., LPC, LMHC

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 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 Disabilities in Washington State. I hold the...