Malingering Expert Witnesses

Malingering 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 malingering. The malingering expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine, Employment, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology, Nurse, Occupational Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health, and Substance Abuse.

Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Arizona
Psychology, Nurse - Psychology Trauma, PTSD, Personal Injury, Malingering, Nursing Standards of Practice, Psychiatric Hospital, Independent Psychological Assessment, Sexual Abuse, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice
Dr. Armstrong is a seasoned professional has experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at integrating information from records review and identification of other issues that may be relevant. Experience with evaluation and testimony for adults and children. Medical records reviews for nursing standards of practice, or evaluation of cases for merit available. Dr. Armstrong is a frequent evaluator for the Board of Nursing for the state of California. Please give me a call for a complimentary telephone consultation about your case. Also available to take on multiple or series of cases, or organize and lead a team for evaluations of individuals involved in class action litigation.

Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Benicia, California
Psychology, Nurse - Psychology Trauma, PTSD, Personal Injury, Malingering, Nursing Standards of Practice, Psychiatric Hospital, Independent Psychological Assessment, Sexual Abuse, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice
Dr. Armstrong is a seasoned professional has experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at integrating information from records review and identification of other issues that may be relevant. Experience with evaluation and testimony for adults and children. Medical records reviews for nursing standards of practice, or evaluation of cases for merit available. Dr. Armstrong is a frequent evaluator for the Board of Nursing for the state of California. Please give me a call for a complimentary telephone consultation about your case. Also available to take on multiple or series of cases, or organize and lead a team for evaluations of individuals involved in class action litigation.

Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Trauma, Disability Evaluation, Malingering, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Occupational Evaluation, Addiction, Expert Psychological Review, Workers' Compensation
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment injuries, or physical injuries. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and malingering. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the state of California since 2011. Served as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) in the state of California from 1991-2001. Performed numerous medical-legal evaluations, immigration evaluations, and general psychological evaluations for young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Completed psychological evaluations for neurostimular implants, gastric bypass surgery candidates, and provided therapeutic support to these client populations. Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in timely, articulate, and tightly worded narrative reports that link cause and effect. Takes pride in serving as an objective evaluato...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

California
Psychology, Employment - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified to perform examinations in 28 states. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Industrial Medicine, S...

Mason D. Harrell, III, MD, MPH, FACOEM

San Diego, California
Occupational Medicine, Public Health - Chemical Exposures, Heat Injuries, Asbestos, Dust, Mold, Air Quality, Heavy Metals, Radiation, Toxicology, Fitness for Duty, Return to Work, Malingering, Stress, Violence, PTSD, Personal Injury, Disability, Chronic Pain, Telemedicine, Primary Care, Urgent Care, Public Health and Coronavirus COVID-19
Harvard-trained, double board-certified, full-time practicing physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health, and General Preventive Medicine. Medical expert work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the World Health Organization (WHO), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and MDGuidelines®. Published original research on Long Term and Short Term Disability in ACOEM’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and chapter author of Psychological Factors and Workforce Health in ACOEM’s Occupational Health Guide. Published with the World Health Organization in the Journal of Infectious Disease on Ebola infections in health care workers. His involvement in the coronavirus (COVID-19) response includes instructing medical, health, and safety professionals, creating policies and procedures, directing preventive medicine and public health, mitigating transmission-risk, managing safe return to work, cluster outb...

Lars Hungerford, Ph.D., ABPP-CN Advanced Neuropsychology

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Medical-Legal Evaluation, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stroke, Personal Injury, Dementia, Depression, Substance Abuse, Neuropsychological Assessment, Malingering.
Dr. Lars Hungerford was board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2012 and has over 18 years of experience. He is considered a subject matter expert on traumatic brain injury and has extensive experience evaluating patients with brain injuries ranging in severity from mild to severe. He has given numerous invited lectures to national and international audiences on topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, post-concussive syndrome, mild traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder and has been routinely praised for his ability to present complex information in interesting and accessible ways. Dr. Hungerford has worked in various settings (e.g. inpatient hospitals, outpatient hospitals, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, military treatment facilities, and private practice) and is engaged in research, education, and clinical work related to brain injury and associated conditions. He dedicates part of his prac...

Matthew J Steiner, M.D., Q.M.E. Expedient Medicolegal Services

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

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...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Denver, Colorado
Psychology, Employment - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified to perform examinations in 28 states. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Industrial Medicine, S...

Michael J DiTomasso, PhD Michael J. DiTomasso, Ph.D., P.A.

Miami, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Substance Abuse - Forensic Psychological Evaluations, Parenting, Parental Alienation, Diagnosis, Competency to Proceed, Miranda Waiver, Coerced Confession, Mitigation, Psychosexual, MDSO, Physical/Sexual Abuse, False allegations, Trauma, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Malingering
I, Dr. Michael J. DiTomasso, am a PhD level Forensic Psychologist. I specialize in Forensic Psychological Evaluations and trial consulting in Criminal, Juvenile Delinquency, and Child Protective Services matters. I do a lot of work in the basic forensic functions such as evaluating for mitigation and downward departure, competency to proceed, to Waive Miranda, to Testify Relevantly, etc. In regard to these kinds of cases, I supply expert opinion as to mental health diagnoses, treatment needs, appropriate level of care, and prognosis. I have expertise and experience with all the major diagnostic categories such as schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse disorders, psychopathy and other personality disorders. I am a member of the Association for Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and evaluation of dangerousness and risk is often an integral part of the work I do. I have testified at sentencing and Arthur hearings in regard to danger...

Jonathan D Gross, Psy.D. Behavioral Health of North Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida
Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Medicine - Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Neuropsychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Fitness for Duty Evaluation, Malingering, Competency to Stand Trial, Psychology, Sexual Abuse, Military Mental Health, Developmental Disorder, Disability, Intellectual Impairment, Autism
Dr. Jonathan Gross is a fellowship-trained neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist with extensive experience in the fields of neuropsychology, neuropsychological rehabilitation, and psychological assessment. He has trained at various centers of excellence including Emory University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Gross holds expertise in the evaluation of traumatic brain injury and other neuromedical conditions including dementia, stroke, and developmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual impairment). His clinical work is largely devoted to serving US Veterans through the VA community provider system where he evaluates and treats veterans for traumatic brain injury, dementia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and associated conditions. Dr. Gross employs a comprehensive and in-depth approach to assessment which allows him to identify a diverse range of factors that contribute to symptoms including effects of brain ...

Dr. Elliott Rosenbaum, Psy.D., ABPP Rosenbaum Psychological Group, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Behavioral Science, Emotional Trauma, Malingering, Military Mental Health, Psychology, Stress, Suicide
Johns Hopkins trained board certified clinical psychologist (top 4%) and former active duty U.S. Navy psychologist, serving as chief clinical and forensic psychologist for southeast region and head of largest military mental health clinic in the region with 50,000 patients enrolled to the clinic. He has performed over 1,000 mental health evaluations. Dr. Rosenbaum is an experienced expert witness in both civilian (civil and criminal) and military courts with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Malingering. Dr. Rosenbaum routinely conducts Compulsory Medical Evaluations (CME) using objective psychological testing to form his opinions. He has published two books and conducted research on health, wellness and mental health treatment. He is currently the head of a thriving mental health evaluation and treatment private practice.

Kenneth E DiNella, MD Kenneth E. DiNella, MD, LLC

Americus, Georgia
Psychiatry - Child custody, emotional injury, competency to stand trial, insanity defense, will contests, psychiatric malpractice, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fitness for duty, psychopharmacology, child abuse, sexual harassment, guardianship, conservatorship, undue Influence, malingering, psychiatric
Duke trained, board certified psychiatrist with over 22 years professional experience, including chief of staff and medical director. Experienced expert witness in child custody, civil and criminal matters. Completed SEAK expert witness training courses. Teaching experience at Duke University Medical Center. Former Chief Outpatient Resident at Duke’s Psychiatric Residency program. Magna Cum Laude graduate (psychology major) of Vanderbilt.

Richard S Goldberg, MD

Forest Park, Illinois
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Hospital, liability, dual diagnosis, involuntary, psychosis , suicide, workers comp, fitness for duty, expert, malingering, sexual contact, disability, diagnosis, psychotropic medication, detox, inpatient, guardianship, violence, experienced, depositions, consultation, plaintiff, defendant,
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with 33 years experience working in psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency treatment facilities, nursing homes, community mental health centers, and office-based private practice of adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychiatric illnesses and addiction issues. I am currently in active practice. I have a unique ability to perform completely private evaluations in security-sensitive circumstances. I am routinely contacted directly to arrange and coordinate independent evaluations, meet with clients without involving others, and can perform evaluations in anonymous locations when necessary. Reports are completed offline without involving any third party in the process (without answering services, recording devices, third party testing, EMR, secretarial/support staff or coordinators, transcriptionists, etc.) ensuring complete privacy throughout the IME process. Board Certified Psychiatrist Certified in Addiction Medicine Hospital Clin...

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.

Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Iowa
Psychology, Nurse - Psychology Trauma, PTSD, Personal Injury, Malingering, Nursing Standards of Practice, Psychiatric Hospital, Independent Psychological Assessment, Sexual Abuse, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice
Dr. Armstrong is a seasoned professional has experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at integrating information from records review and identification of other issues that may be relevant. Experience with evaluation and testimony for adults and children. Medical records reviews for nursing standards of practice, or evaluation of cases for merit available. Dr. Armstrong is a frequent evaluator for the Board of Nursing for the state of California. Please give me a call for a complimentary telephone consultation about your case. Also available to take on multiple or series of cases, or organize and lead a team for evaluations of individuals involved in class action litigation.

Heidi Geil, DO

missoula, Montana
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - Depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance use disorders, addiction, personality disorders, borderline personality, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, trauma, malingering, narcissistic personality disorder
I am a Board Certified psychiatrist trained at Harvard South Shore Psychiatry and the associated VA systems. Selected fellow of American Psychiatric Association Addiction Fellowship. Forensic training at the Solomon Carter Fuller MHC in Boston, MA. Although I am a generalist who works consistently with a variety of mental health disorders, I have additional experience outside of general psychiatry in addiction/substance use disorders and in psychotherapy to manage personality disorders. I am based in and from the state of Montana. Comfortable with a range of psychiatric disorders and comorbidities, as well as discernment of primary psychiatric issues from antisocial behaviors and/or malingering. Disorders: -PTSD -Major depressive disorder -Bipolar disorder (including cyclothymia, rapid cycling) -Anxiety disorders -Panic disorder -OCD -Post-partum disorders -PMDD -Substance use disorders -Antisocial personality disorder -Borderline personality disorder -Narcissistic personality ...

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...

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...

Dale E Panzer, MD Dale Panzer MD Forensic Psychiatry

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - TBI, concussion, mild TBI, infection, hypoxia, brain bleeds, delirium, dementia, testamentary capacity, undue influence, personal injury, PTSD, and malingering.
With dual Board Certification in Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr Panzer is amongst a select group of experienced forensic experts. He is further distinguished by completing residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fulfilling the intensive psychological training requirements for Active Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association. For the past 13 years, Dr. Panzer has performed psychiatric consultation and treatment at a highly regarded regional brain injury medicine program. He has extensive treatment and evaluation experience with TBI and concussion patients and recently co-founded a concussion research collaboration with a local university functional imaging center (PET/SPEC/DTI MRI). His testimony experience includes TBI, concussion, mild TBI, infection, hypoxia, brain bleeds, PTSD, spinal cord injury, malingering, cognitive capacity, testamentary capacity and undue influence. He is Cli...