Competency Expert Witness

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

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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 - Neuropsychological assessment, 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 ...

Scott C. Matthews, M.D.

Solana Beach, California
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - brain injury, concussion, depression, PTSD, neuropsychiatry, trauma, combat, military, accidents, competency, disability, malpractice
QUALIFICATIONS • Provided expert testimony related to posttraumatic stress disorder, effects of trauma, psychiatric symptoms after traumatic brain injury, addiction and mood disorders. • Actively involved in federally funded research including clinical research testing new medication treatments for PTSD and brain imaging research investigating the brain basis of symptoms and individual differences in treatment response. • Licensed physician since 2000 (California License A72106). • Board certified in psychiatry (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology). • Board certified in addiction medicine (American Board of Preventive Medicine). • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (non-step series), University of California San Diego. CURRENT CLINICAL PRACTICE • At the Veteran Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Dr. Matthews serves as the Medical Director of the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program treating patients suffering from mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders. • A...

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...

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,...

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

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...

Leslie R Vogel, M.D.

Boston, Massachusetts
Psychiatry - Neuropsychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Competency

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, pseudo-seizures, psychogenic movement disorders, independent medical evaluation
Dr. Acheson is a Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center where he also completed his neuropsychology residency and post-doctoral fellowship training. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Neuroscience, and Lead Psychologist in the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law. In his role as a member of the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law, Dr. Acheson performs neuropsychological evaluations and record reviews in the service of civil and criminal court proceedings; fitness for duty; workers comp; and issues surrounding competency (e.g., stand trial / medical decision making / financial decision making / independent living). Dr. Acheson also provides expert testimony concerning the behavioral and cognitive effects of drugs of abuse; traumatic brain injury; somatoform and conversion disorders; and malingering. Dr. Acheson's primary clinical specialty is traumatic brain injury a...

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. Strickland is a CORE Clinical Instructor for Ohio University’s 3rd and 4th year medical student program for the past 10+ years. 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...

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 attorneys and courts since 1996. I have been an expert witness and/or consulted in over 100 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, 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 Di...