PTSD Expert Witnesses

Ptsd 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 ptsd. The ptsd expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brain Injury Medicine, Employment, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Human Factors, Immigration, Independent Medical Examinations, Internal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Mental Health, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, and Neurology.

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

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.

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.

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,...

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.

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...

Sarah Burney, LCSW, CEDS-S Burney Therapy Group

Newport Beach, California
Mental Health, Substance Abuse - eating disorder, trauma, PTSD, anorexia, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, substance abuse, substance use, overdose, treatment, social work, cognitive behavioral therapy, family based treatment, addiction, anxiety, depression, suicide, EMDR, psychology
With over a decade of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Supervisor, Sarah Burney is a leading expert in her field. She specializes in treating all types of eating disorders, acute & complex trauma, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depressive / anxiety disorders. Her experience includes providing intensive therapy at inpatient & outpatient treatment centers for eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse. She is also a former director of one of the nation's largest and leading adult eating disorder treatment center, giving her extensive experience with acute cases and working with a multi-disciplinary team. Sarah has also presented at international conferences and universities, and trained a variety of mental health professionals. Sarah utilizes humanistic and psychoanalytic therapeutic approach, and implements various evidence based therapeutic interventions, including, but not limited to: Cogniti...

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 ...

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, ABPdN

Calabasas, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Undue Influence, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education, Malingering
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults in Southern California. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. The findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (...

Alexandra Clarfield, PhD Alexandra Clarfield, PhD

Auburn, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Abuse, Cyber bullying, Defamation, Law Enforcement, First Responders, PTSD, Military Mental Health, Psychological Malpractice, Wrongful Termination, Disability Impairment, Immigration Evaluation, Workers Compensation, Workplace harassment, Workplace violence.
I have been providing Med-legal evaluations addressing allegations of Psychological/Psychiatric impairment/disability in the Workers' Compensation system for more than ten years. I hold experience with successful court testimony and deposition throughout Northern California and am highly proficient at analysis of all elements of data related to a case and identification of other issues that may be relevant to a claim. Attorneys on both sides have expressed appreciation that my reports offer opinions that are thorough but provided succinctly without digression into material that is superfluous. I am a licensed psychologist with extensive professional experience. In addition to an M.S. in Social Psychology from Vanderbilt University and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University, I completed training in cutting edge treatments for traumatic stress disorders including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I completed in dept...

Katya Cornejo, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

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

Rachyll Dempsey, PsyD, ABPP Expedient Medicolegal Services

Richmond, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Independent Medical Examination, Disability Evaluation, Correctional Healthcare, Geriatrics, Neuropsychological Testing and Assessment, Child Development, Malingering Detection, Sex Offender Risk, Personal Injury, Head Trauma, Effects of Trauma, PTSD, Medical Malpractice, Depression, Anxiety
Dr. Dempsey is a Forensic Neuropsychologist licensed as a psychologist in 2006 by the California Board of Psychology; as a psychologist in 2022 by the Nevada and Alaska Boards of Psychology; Board Certified as a Forensic Psychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2017; became a Qualified Medical Evaluator certified by the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) in 2014; certified as an Independent Practitioner by the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) in 2012; and was President of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF) 2015-16 and Chapter Chair of California Coalition on Sex Offending (CCOSO) 2016-17. She spent six years as a licensed psychologist working as Assessment Coordinator and supervisor for trainees at San Quentin State Prison and is currently CEO and Founder of Psychological Assessment, Inc., a corporation providing psychological testing and assessment in forensic and non-forensic domains, competency restora...

Suzanne M Dupee, MD

Manhattan Beach, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Emotional Damages, IME. Independent Medical Examination, Child Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Female, Psychiatrist
Dr. Dupee is a triple board certified adult, child & adolescent, forensic psychiatrist. She has been retained in thousands of legal cases for civil (personal injury & employment), family (child custody evaluations, psychiatric evaluations of family law litigants, consultation), criminal, dependency (child abuse), courts as well as conducting insurance disability independent medical examinations & evaluations for the Medical, Dental & Veterinary Boards of California. Dr. Dupee has testified in hundreds of legal cases. She has been retained by plaintiffs and defense. She has extensive experience with evaluating PTSD.

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...

Sasha Getty, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

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

Huma Haider, MD National Brain Injury Institute

California
Neurology, Brain Injury Medicine - Head Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Independent Medical Examination, IME, CIME, Concussion, PTSD, Neurological diseases, Subject Matter Expert, Disability, Injury, Prognosis, LCP, Life Care Plan.
Huma Haider, MD Medical Director, National Brain Injury Institute Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME) through American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) Board Certified Neurocritical Care through United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) Board Certified in Headache Medicine through United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) Board Certified in Headache Medicine through American Board of Headache Medicine (ABHM) Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) Board Certified in Internal Medicine through American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board Certified in Anesthesiology through American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

Pamela J Hall, PhD Forensic MED Experts

Fontana, California
Forensic Psychology, Legal Medicine - PTSD, Forensic Psychology, Trauma, Sexual Assault, Discrimination, Warzone, Harassment, Standard of Care, Product Liability, Co-Occurring disorders
Dr. Pamela Hall is a licensed psychologist in the State of California with 40 years of clinical expertise and 15 years of forensic expertise regarding the impact of psychological injury on social and occupational functioning. Because consultees and examinees deserve to return to their highest abilities after a psychological injury, a restorative justice narrative infuses her forensic work. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Hall became trauma-informed from 1981 to 2013 through listening to people with lived experience and following trauma-related research. Dr. Hall has been committed to consultation in the workplace as a requested speaker and employee assistance provider to improve occupational mental health. While operating her own private practice from 1997-2013, Dr. Hall collaborated with community providers and law enforcement in family violence cases, conducting a diversion education program for convicted offenders. Dr. Hall was a member of the Domestic Violence Intervention Consorti...

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 Instructor of Physicians, Harvard-trained (Residency & MPH), 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 transmiss...

Christopher J Heckman, M.D., M.S. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Norwalk, California
Psychiatry - Standard of Care, Traumatic Injury, PTSD, Sexual Offender Risk Assessment, Testamentary Capacity, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Mental Impairment, Disability, Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Inpatient Care, Institutional Care, Suicide Risk
Dr. Christopher Heckman is currently a member of the Clinical Operations Advisory Council (COAC) for the California Department of State Hospitals. The Clinical Operations Division facilitates the development, evaluation, and maintenance of clinical standards for California’s Department of State Hospitals (DSH). At the heart of the DSH Clinical Operations Division is the Clinical Operations Advisory Council (COAC), an interdisciplinary team of clinicians from the state hospitals who are devoted to the quality of clinical care and therapeutic services that the DSH provides. Dr. Heckman represents the Department of Psychiatry on the COAC. COAC works closely with clinical leaders to identify best practices within DSH facilities, as well as facilities outside of California and in the current academic literature. While conducting onsite reviews of clinical services, COAC gathers data to design data collection methodologies. These methodologies are used to better understand our patients, i...

Robert Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM San Francisco Psychiatry

San Francisco, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - employment litigation, workplace harassment, PTSD, depression, cognitive impairment, testamentary capacity, stalking, medical malpractice, negligence
Dr. Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM is a Harvard/Mass General-trained civil forensic psychiatrist licensed in CA, TX and MA. He is board certified in both Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He has 20 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, and 12 psychiatric awards. He accepts civil forensic cases with a specialization on the following areas: 1. Employment/workplace litigation Sexual harassment Workplace accidents/negligence Alleged PTSD, Depression or Cognitive Impairment 2. Testamentary Capacity 3. Medical Malpractice/Boundary Violations Psychiatrist standard of care Works with CA Medical Board to assess psychiatrist negligence 4. Stalking Has published and testified on stalking of physicians Certified Threat Manager qualification (ATAP 2017 to present) Trained in use of HCR-20 threat assessment instrument

Andrew Levine, PhD, ABPP North Coast Neuropsychology

Arcata, California
Neuropsychology, Mental Health - Long-COVID, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, HIV, AIDS, PTSD, Workers Compensation, Neurocognitive, Cognitive, Psychology, Head Injury, Neuroinfectious disease, Dementia
-Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology with American Board of Professional Psychology -State of California Qualified Medical Examiner (Workers Compensation) -Aerospace Neuropsychology -Adjunct Professor - UCLA Department of Neurology

Shafi Lodhi, MD Bay Area Neuropsychiatry

Mountain View, California
Neuropsychiatry, Psychiatry - neuropsychiatry, psychiatric malpractice, personal injury, disability, PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, standard of care, suicide, record review, workman's compensation
Dr. Lodhi is Board-Certified in General and Adult Psychiatry with an additional year of subspecialty training in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. His forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, and testamentary capacity. He has extensive expertise in complex psychopharmacology as well as deprescribing. He has specific clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of functional neurological disorders (FND/conversion disorders) as well as Adult ADHD. In addition to his clinical and forensic work, Dr. Lodhi works with Physicians for Human Rights to assess kidnapping victims, human trafficking, undue influence, abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death.

Catherine Marreiro, PhD, ABPP Expedient Medicolegal Services

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

Nicole E McCarthy, MSW, LCSW

Woodland Hills, California
Social Work, Mental Health - Mental Health, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Forensic Social Work, Adult Depression/Anxiety, Case Management, Standard of Care, Discharge Planning, Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Adults Molested as Children, Domestic Violence, Work Place Sexual Harassment, Suicide Prevention, Institutional Abuse,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) expert in mental health, psychiatric issues and women's health. I have a masters degree in social work from the University of Southern California and licensed in the state of California with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I have experience and expertise with residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, domestic violence shelters and outpatient mental health clinics. I was a leader for the Intensive Outpatient Program in an outpatient clinic. Supervised other therapist’s and coordinated treatment teams for patient care. I have collaborated with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, OBGYN's, medical social workers, RN's and nursing teams. I addition, I am a member of Postpartum Support International and helped create the positive motherhood transition program specializing and treating moms who struggle with postpartum depression/ anxiety. I have expertise with pregnancy loss, infertility and perinatal issues. I am also a member ...

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, Homicide, Child sexual abuse disclosures,, workplace violence, risk assessment, IME, personal injury, trauma, PTSD, worker's compensation, employment discrimination, violence, mental health, forensic evaluation, psychological assessmen
I have worked in academia as a professor for almost 30 years. In that capacity, I engaged in research, teaching, mentoring/supervision, and clinical work, focusing on the psychological consequences of trauma, violence and victimization. During graduate school and internship, i received specialized training in forensic psychology. I have been practicing forensic psychology independently since receiving my first license to practice in 1998. In addition to my academic appointment, I also work regularly as an expert witness, legal consultant, and forensic psychologist in civil, family and criminal (civilian and military) cases. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations and federally funded research grants. I have conducted many professional trainings for attorneys, other legal/court professionals, mental health professional, and medical professionals.

Molly Memel, PhD ABPP Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Francisco, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Disability Rating, Cognitive Testing, Geriatric Psychology, Standard of Care, Capacity Evaluation, Memory Care, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, VA treatment, Functional Capacity, Executive Functioning, Prognosis, Concussion, IME
Dr. Molly Memel is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in care for adults with various neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, frontotemporal dementia, epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries, and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Memel earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology at the University of Arizona where she utilized multiple neuroimaging techniques to study the impact of age-related changes in brain structure and function on memory. She completed a neuropsychology focused internship at the Boston VA Healthcare system and a post-doctoral residency at the San Francisco VA and UCSF. Dr. Memel is currently a clinical neuropsychologist at the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at CPMC in San Francisco. Dr. Memel has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on cognition and aging (see below) and currently serves as a research analyst at the UCSF Memory and Aging...

Tyler E Morrison, MD, MAS Morrison Psychiatry & Therapy

San Diego, California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Natural Disasters, Environmental Disasters, Emotional Distress, Standard of Care, Medical Malpractice, Psychopharmacology, Psychedelic Therapy, Ketamine, MDMA, Boundary Violations, Suicide, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Will Contests
Dr. Morrison is a UCSF-trained adult psychiatrist and a UCSD-trained child & adolescent psychiatrist. In addition to clinical work, he conducts independent medical evaluations (IME's) of people of all ages, in many states, and has expert witness testimony experience. He has expertise in adult, adolescent, and childhood PTSD, trauma, emotional harm/distress, natural/environmental disasters, standard of care, malpractice, psychedelic assisted therapy, ketamine, MDMA, boundary violations, emergency psychiatry, suicide, substance use disorders, and youth mental health. He is double board-certified in adult psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. He holds an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Voluntary Track, at UC San Diego and is co-director of the UCSD Child Psychiatry Fellowship Psychopathology course. He is also an elected regional liaison to the Disaster & Trauma Issues Committee of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)...

June Y Paltzer, PhD, ABPP-CN (ABCN)

San Francisco, California
Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neurology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, concussion, dementia, autism, ADHD, PTSD, records review, independent medical examination, IME, forensic psychology.
Dr. June Paltzer is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist (adult and pediatric neuropsychology by ABPP/ABCN). Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationship relating to test and everyday performance derived from brain functioning. She specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of neuropsychological issues (e.g., Concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, PTSD, ADHD, autism). Dr. Paltzer is an Associate Clinical Professor in Neurology at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She has presented at national neuropsychology and medical conferences. Additionally, Dr. Paltzer is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and has the highest/university level certification in Chinese (listening, speaking, reading and writing). She can assist with reviewing other experts’ reports in English or Chinese including the experts’ language proficiency in Chinese. She has been retained as a forensic expert by legal professionals from all over the United States and internationally (Chi...

David P. Pingitore, PhD David Pingitore, Clinical Psychologist Inc.

Oakland, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Medical Malpractice, Traumatic Brain Injury, Symptom Validity Assessment, PTSD, Geriatric Psychology, Workplace Harassment
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Expert in differential psychiatric diagnosis, national consultant to IME companies, consultant to elder law, personal injury and workers' compensation attorneys, former visiting scholar, school of public health, UC Berkeley. Licensed in CA, HI, ID, NV, OR Certified Brain Injury Specialist Academy of Brain Injury Specialist

Marcel O Pontón, PhD Persona Neurobehavior Group

Pasadena, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussive Disorder, MBTI, PTSD, Pediatric Head Injury, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Bilingual-English/Spanish, Severe Trauma Cases, Sports Concussions, Highly complex Workers' Compensation cases, AME, QME, IME, Record Review, Disability Evaluations, Chronic Pain.
Focused on the assessment and treatment of catastrophic injuries for 25 years. Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California; Bilingual (English-Spanish) Clinical Neuropsychologist; Multiple peer-reviewed publications. Co-author of two books; Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology; Member, International Neuropsychological Society; Member, American Psychological Association; Member,American Academy of Neurology Founding President, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. Clinical Director, Persona Neurobehavior Group.

Carlos Rodriguez, MD Expedient Medicolegal Services

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

Dr. Jessica Rowe, PSYD Dr. Jess' Mind Care Center

FOLSOM, California
Forensic Psychology, Employment - PTSD, depression, anxiety, retaliation, employment, discrimination, treatment, termination, labor, sexual harassment, whistleblower, ADA, FMLA, FEHA, constructive, workplace, age, wages, labor relations, workers rights, employee, best expert, EEOC, hostile, unlawful, workforce, bullying, race
Jessica Rowe, PsyD, is in private practice in Northern CA. Her practice is also known as Dr. Jess' Mind Care Center. She helps attorneys around CA with trial and deposition testimony preparation and participation. She conducts mental health treatment with attorneys' clients who need help with emotional distress and mental health injury. She conducts psychological examinations and forensic evaluations for employment and personal injury attorneys in CA. Further, Dr. Rowe conducts treatment with worker's compensation patients who have endured a psychiatric injury at work. She treats work comp patients who have experienced physical injuries that require psychological assistance. She works with a variety of mental health conditions, including, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, somatic complaints, chronic pain, and several other illnesses. She has treated individuals within state prisons and with many government entities. She has worked with individuals who have exper...

Delia M Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN, QME Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, Spanish, board-certified, ABPP, ABPP-CN, concussion, brain injury, dementia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, somatoform disorders, cognitive, workers comp, QME, AME, IME.
Dr. Silva is one of very few Spanish-speaking, board-certified neuropsychologists in the state of California. She can serve as a neuropsychological or psychological expert witness for civil forensic cases, particularly personal injury cases. She takes a balanced approach in evaluating neurological and medical factors as well as psychological variables. All of her evaluations include objective measurement of response bias/effort and symptom validity. Her interpretations are purely based on the objective data and evidence-based research. She has performed work for both defense and plaintiff's attorneys. Her specialties are with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), neurodegenerative conditions, strokes, and psychiatric conditions that include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), somatoform disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders. She has held board positions in national, state, and local neuropsychological organizations (HNS, CPA, SDPA), and is an active member of other organization...

Walter E. B. Sipe, MD Walter E B Sipe MD

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

Edward L. Spencer, M.D.

Beverly Hills, California
Psychiatry - Disability, IME, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Work injury, causation, medical board, standard of care
I am a UCLA-trained general adult psychiatrist with experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treating all types of psychiatric illnesses. I have a special clinical interest and additional training in personality disorders. I am familiar with the detailed assessment of these conditions and their interplay with other psychiatric disorders, as well as contemporary psychotherapeutic treatment approaches for these conditions. I have extensive experience conducting independent medical evaluations of injured workers in California. I am available to conduct file reviews and have experience in utilization review in the Worker's Compensation and commercial insurance environments. I have also served as an expert evaluator for the Medical Board of California, assessing impaired physicians, provided written opinions on standard of care matters, and served as a practice monitor for physicians on probationary status. I am currently licensed in California and Texas.

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...

Gabor Vari, MD

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adderall, Ritalin, trauma, PTSD, suicide, addiction, substance abuse, IME, personal injury, fitness for duty, medical malpractice, disability evaluation, telepsychiatry, medical board, side effects, standard of care
I am a double Ivy League trained and two-time Jeopardy champion general adult psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. I have served as an expert in medical-legal matters over 100 times and have testified dozens of times. I maintain an active practice in Los Angeles. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Residency: UCLA - Chief Resident of Bipolar Disorders Clinic Medical School: University of Pennsylvania - Appel Award for Most Outstanding Student Entering Field of Psychiatry Undergrad: Brown University - Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors

Jeff Victoroff, M.D. University of Southern California

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Brain Injury Medicine, Neurology - Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, brain injury, concussion, stroke, epilepsy, PTSD, dementia, competency to stand trial, testamentary capacity, criminal, homicide
Dr. Victoroff is a Harvard trained, triple board certified neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and psychiatrist. He serves as Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific articles, and the principal author and editor of Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy (Cambridge University Press, 2019). He was selected by the Surgeon General to be one of the founding neurologists of the NFL Neurologic Care Program. Dr. Victoroff has served as an expert witness for 25 years, testifying in 45 depositions and 19 trials. He has been qualified by Municipal, State, and Federal courts to testify in all aspects of neurology and psychiatry. His subspecialty expertise is in traumatic brain injury, although he has also testified in cases of dementia, stroke, epilepsy, neurorehabilitation, PTSD, aggression and violence, testamentary capacity, competence to stand trial, undue in...

Diane J Weiss, MD, MPH

Beverly Hills , California
Psychiatry - PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Psychopharmacology integrated with psychotherapy, Personality Disorders, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination, Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Litigation Support, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Eggshell Plaintiff,
Dr. Weiss received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine, then completed her four year psychiatry residency at the San Fernando Valley training program, as part of the UCLA (at that time) Neuropsychiatric Institute. She became Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1990, and, after many years, a Life Fellow of that Board. In the medical-legal context, Dr. Weiss has provided expert witness consultation and litigation support in personal injury, employment law, and Workers’ Compensation cases during her 35 years in private practice. She has also worked as an IME, AME, Defense QME, Applicant QME, and Panel QME. Dr. Weiss’ specializations have been predominantly related to the psychiatric aspects of sexual, gender, or racial harassment; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; and personality disorders. Dr. Weiss' main office is located in Beverly Hills, California. She has satellite offices in N...

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...

Kevin Cowperthwaite, MD Kevin E. Cowperthwaite MD, PC

Denver, Colorado
Psychiatry - Standard of Care Issues, Malpractice, Suicide, Medication Injuries and Adverse Reactions, Involuntary Hospitalization, Hospital Admission/Discharge Issues, College Health and Psychiatry, Incorrect Diagnosis, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Psychosis
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with 26 years of experience treating adults and adolescents in hospital and office settings. I currently have a full-time practice, and I have taught for many years at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in history, I worked for two years as a high-school teacher and then proceeded with my medical and psychiatric training in Denver. For 20 years, I have had a lot of fun teaching classes and seminars to doctors, medical students and counselors. Non-medical audiences say that my presentations are clear and engaging. I have experience doing record reviews, writing reports and giving depositions. Also, I have testified numerous times in hearings for involuntary treatment and disability determination. I am available to work on cases throughout the U.S.

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...

Helena Huckabee, Ph.D., BCBA-D Emerge

Englewood, Colorado
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Trauma, Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, Colorado, California, Nevada, Florida, Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC)
I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral (BCBA-D). I have trained and worked in the field for over 30 years. I am founder and president of Emerge, which is a private practice clinic focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions with a specialty in serving those with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. I am board certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and a licensed psychologist in Colorado, Nevada and Florida. I also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), authorizing me to practice in 33 States (see https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap for details). In addition to my credentials outlined above, I received additional post-graduate training in Pivotal Response Treatment at University of California Santa Barbara and in ABA at University of North Texas. I held administrative positions at and/or helped commence five treatment programs for young children with autism...

Donna L. Peters, Psy.D. Donna Peters, Psy.D., PC

Denver, Colorado
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence),Rape and Sexual Assault, Adult Consequences of Childhood Sexual/Physical/Psychological Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Related Traumatic Sequelae, Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD, Campus Sexual Assault and Title IX
In her forensic psychology practice, Dr. Peters conducts comprehensive forensic psychological evaluations, provides attorney consultations, and serves as an expert witness in the areas of intimate partner violence (domestic violence), adult survivors of childhood sexual/physical/psychological abuse, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, child pornography, alcohol and memory, emotional distress and traumatic stress disorders. Dr. Peters’ findings and opinions are objective as she consults in matters for both criminal defense and prosecution, as well as both plaintiff and defense in civil matters. Dr. Peters is frequently consulted on criminal, civil, military court martial, and Federal immigration cases involving the multiple and varied psychological and traumatic effects of the various types of interpersonal violence and traumatic experiences. Dr. Peters has 20 years of clinical/forensic experience with diverse populations in various settings to include: U.S. Navy/Marine Corps-F...

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...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Westport, Connecticut
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

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...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Florida
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Baron Crespo, Psy.D. MSCP Modern Psychological Network — Chief Psychologist

Miami, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Immigration - Immigration, Psychologist, Sexual, Violence, Civil Commitment, Safety, Pre-Employment, Employee Assistance, EAP, Sex Offender, Risk Assessment, Extreme Hardship, Asylum, Certification for Disability, Immigrant, PTSD, Trauma, LGBT, VAWA, Visa, U Visa, T Visa, Bilingual, Latino, Hispanic, Psychosexual
Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia , Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming (as of July 01,2023). Bilingual: (Spanish-English) Licensed Psychologist with 12 years of clinical experience in assessing, treating, and consulting on psychological disorders. Expertise in sexual violence and risk assessment, immigration, disability, psychopharmacology, and the psychological standard of care, with national consulting and business experience. Extreme Hardship Waiver (I-601) Asylum & Withholding of Removal (I-589) Violence Against Women Act | “Battered Spouse Waiver” (I-360) U-Visa | Victim...

David M. Diamond, Ph.D. University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida
Human Factors, Pharmacology - brain, memory, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, memory failure, forgotten baby syndrome, amnesia, trauma, heatstroke, automobile-related fatality, cognition, traumatic brain injury, negligence, decision-making
I am a professor in the Department of Psychology, Cognitive, Neural and Social Division, at the University of South Florida. I have been studying the brain and memory for over 40 years, and I have served as an expert witness on memory-related cases for the past 15 years. In one area of expertise, I have studied how parents and caretakers, without evidence of abuse or neglect of children, unintentionally and unknowingly, forget children in cars. Under conditions in which the ambient temperature is warm enough and the car is exposed to direct sunlight, heat builds within the car and the child may die or become brain damaged as a result of heatstroke. I have testified as a memory expert in cases in which these parents and caretakers have been charged with civil and criminal crimes, including manslaughter. In a related area of expertise, I recently retired as a career scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs, with 30 years of research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I ...

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, Malingering, Competency to Stand Trial, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Psychology, 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). He devoted ten years of practice serving US Veterans through the VA community provider system where he evaluated and treated 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 trauma...

John R Puls, LCSW, MCAP Puls Forensics

Boca Raton, Florida
Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Addiction treatment center, substance abuse, addiction, suicide, family law, ASAM criteria, alcoholism, PTSD, DUI, marchman act, medical malpractice, baker act, wrongful death
John Puls is a licensed psychotherapist, master's certified addiction professional, and qualified expert witness located in Florida. Mr. Puls specializes in substance abuse, mental health, addictions treatment centers, and mental health facilities. Mr. Puls has experience working in various levels of care in substance abuse treatment facilities and mental health crisis stabilization units. Additionally, Mr. Puls has created new programming within addiction treatment facilities that model the best practice and standard of care. Mr. Puls has served as an expert witness for marchman act cases for both the respondent and the petitioner in the state of Florida. Furthermore, Mr. Puls is well versed in ASAM (American Society for Addiction Medicine) criteria for determining levels of care in addiction treatment centers. ASAM is considered best practice when determining appropriateness for admission and discharge to specific levels of care in addiction treatment facilities. Mr. Puls ha...

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.

Roger Z Samuel, MD Boca Raton Psychiatric Group

Boca Raton, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, TBI, Geriatric Psychiatry, Wills/Competency, Custody, Disability, Emotional Injuries, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Suicide, Violence, Addictions, Dementia, Return-to-Work, IME, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation, FA
Dr. Samuel, Medical Director of the Boca Raton Psychiatric Group, is board-certified in 4 psychiatric specialties: General, Forensic, Child/Adolescent, and Geriatric. His forensic psychiatric practice encompasses evaluations; expert testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense; and Independent Medical Examinations. He has testified, at both the State and Federal levels, regarding matters of Addiction, PTSD, Depression, Child Custody, legal competency, Disability, and psychiatric injuries. He has been trained for FAA/aviator evaluations and is on the FAA list for this. His written reports, based on the application of current medical knowledge to the known facts of each particular case, are exhaustive and precise with meticulous attention to detail. He is available to consult with plaintiff and defense attorneys in civil litigation and prosecution and defense attorneys in criminal litigation. Dr. Samuel has had articles published on topics concerning Forensic Psychiatry, Child Psychi...

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,...

Joel M Silberberg, MD Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Las Vegas, NV

Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Former Professor of Psychiatry. Consultant and/or Expert: PTSD, emotional harm, closed head injury, decisional and testamentary capacity, professional competence, negligence, suicide and violence risk assessment, wrongful death, psychopharmacology, addictions, CST, sanity, mitigation, death penalty.
PAST CAREER MILESTONES: - Director Medical Student Education in Psychiatry; Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, Illinois. Medical Director Madden Mental Health Center, Hines, Illinois. Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Director Mental Health Services, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Division Director; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, University of TX Health Science Center at San Antonio. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, Northwestern University School of Medicine. Director Division of Psychiatry and the Law, Northwestern University School of Medicine. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Northwestern University School of Law. - Professor Psychiatry at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, at University Medical Center. - Professor Psychiatry; ...

Naren T Vellanki

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
My name is Dr. Naren Vellanki. I am currently working as an inpatient psychiatrist at Orlando Health in Orlando, FL. I treat both children and adults who are admitted to the psychiatric unit either on a baker act or on a voluntary basis. I provide diagnosis and treatment for patients including psychotropic medications for patients suffering from a variety of conditions including Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Educational background: I obtained my bachelor’s degree in finance at the Ohio State University in 2011. I completed my masters degree in biomedical science and doctor of medicine degree (M.D) at University of Toledo in 2012 and 2016 respectively. I completed my residency and fellowship in general psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry at University of Louisville in 2019 and 2021 respectively. I have over eight years of experience as a psychiatrist. I am double board certified in general psychiatry and child & adolescen...

Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Sanity, Competence, Suicide, Violence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Personal Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Disability, Fitness for Duty, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, IME.
Dr. Wagoner is the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of South Florida and the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship. He is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry after his residency training. He is an assistant professor at the university and maintains an active clinical practice. He is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students at the university. Dr. Wagoner is experienced in both civil and criminal cases and has served as an expert in multiple arenas. He prides himself on preparing detailed forensic reports when requested and providing quality consultation to attorneys and businesses. Dr. Wagoner has presented educational lectures at the international, national, and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia.

Katie J. Coe, PA-C

Cumming, Georgia
Physician Assistant, Psychiatry - Suicide, PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder/OCD, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, overdose, emotional distress, relationship distress, bipolar disorder, psychosis, adverse reactions, telepsychiatry, addiction, substance abuse.
Katie Coe, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant with over eleven years of clinical experience. Katie has an extensive background in diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorder/affective mood disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis, anxiety disorders including OCD and panic disorder, agoraphobia, ADHD, DMDD, ODD and depression, as well as treating those with opioid use disorder with buprenorphine. She has also trained under Dr. Georgia Ede and is proficient in nutritional psychiatry. She is actively treating patients. She currently resides in the state of Georgia, though has worked as a PA in Colorado and Texas as well. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants and Association of PAs in Psychiatry. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University Magna Cum Laude.

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.

Dwight A. Owens, M.D., F.A.P.A., M.C.I.M.E. Peachstate Psychiatric Services

Atlanta, Georgia
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Competency to Stand Trial, Forensic, Forensic Trained, Master Certified Independent Medical Examiner, Psychiatry, PTSD, and TBI.
Dwight Owens, M.D., the Chief Psychiatrist for Peachstate Psychiatric Services, Inc. is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, forensic trained and Master Certified Independent Medical Examiner. He has been practicing medicine in the heart of metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia for more than 20 years. He has both inpatient and outpatient care. He is a competent expert in Forensic Psychiatry, based on his experience and education combined. He current treats patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Dr. Owens received his Bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his medical doctorate from the Health Science Center (HSC) at Syracuse in 1994. He then returned to Macon, Georgia where he attended Mercer University’s School of Medicine, and obtained an internship certificate in the area of Family Medicine. In 1998 Dr. Owens returned to Syracuse to complete his formal Psychiatry training, and also served as the chief resident in his final year in...

Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Georgia
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Sanity, Competence, Suicide, Violence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Personal Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Disability, Fitness for Duty, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, IME.
Dr. Wagoner is the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of South Florida and the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship. He is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry after his residency training. He is an assistant professor at the university and maintains an active clinical practice. He is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students at the university. Dr. Wagoner is experienced in both civil and criminal cases and has served as an expert in multiple arenas. He prides himself on preparing detailed forensic reports when requested and providing quality consultation to attorneys and businesses. Dr. Wagoner has presented educational lectures at the international, national, and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia.

Pamela J Hall, PhD Forensic MED Experts

Hawaii
Forensic Psychology, Legal Medicine - PTSD, Forensic Psychology, Trauma, Sexual Assault, Discrimination, Warzone, Harassment, Standard of Care, Product Liability, Co-Occurring disorders
Dr. Pamela Hall is a licensed psychologist in the State of California with 40 years of clinical expertise and 15 years of forensic expertise regarding the impact of psychological injury on social and occupational functioning. Because consultees and examinees deserve to return to their highest abilities after a psychological injury, a restorative justice narrative infuses her forensic work. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Hall became trauma-informed from 1981 to 2013 through listening to people with lived experience and following trauma-related research. Dr. Hall has been committed to consultation in the workplace as a requested speaker and employee assistance provider to improve occupational mental health. While operating her own private practice from 1997-2013, Dr. Hall collaborated with community providers and law enforcement in family violence cases, conducting a diversion education program for convicted offenders. Dr. Hall was a member of the Domestic Violence Intervention Consorti...

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...

Prudence Gourguechon, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, psychological injury, depression, anxiety disorder, trauma, emotional trauma, therapy, psychotherapy, executive malfeasance, moral injury, leadership assessment, leadership competency
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in active clinical practice since 1983. Yale and Michigan-educated, Northwestern-trained. Past President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Northwestern Faculty. Former Dean of Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Published author and invited speaker. Clinical expertise in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, moral injury and other types of emotional injury and psychological damage due to trauma, discrimination, accidents, abuse (including the effect of childhood abuse in adulthood) and harassment. 10+ years’ experience as an expert witness and independent medical examiner.

Brooke R. Laufer, Psy.D.

Evanston, Illinois
Psychology, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Perinatal Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis, Infanticide, Filicide, Neonaticide, Pregnancy Denial, Unperceived Pregnancy, Trauma, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Battered Women Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
Dr. Brooke Laufer works as an expert witness and legal consultant in several psychological fields for women who are facing criminal charges. While her specialty is in women’s reproductive mental health, she is also skilled in mitigation work for domestic violence, child abuse, and childhood trauma. Dr. Laufer is available for psychological evaluations, testimony, and consultation with legal counsel on any criminal cases that are relevant to women’s mental health, including murder, infanticide, filicide, pregnancy denial, neonaticide, intimate partner violence, and child abuse.

Timothy D. McManus, Psy.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Palos Heights, Illinois
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology. Psychology. IME's. Fitness for Duty. Return to Work. Concussion. Chronic pain. Civil/Occupational Disablity. CRPS. PTSD. Workman's compensation. Decision-making capacity evaluations. Dementia. Cancer. CVA.
I am Board Certified in both Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. I conduct Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Pain Assessments, Psychological, and ADHD/LD Evaluations from ages 6 though geriatric. The neurocognitive and emotional symptoms associated with varied neurological and medical conditions, chronic pain, PTSD, mild head injury, and concussion are representative of the conditions regularly assessed. Conditions arising form Workman's Compensation, FFDE, RTW, and personal injury characterize referrals. I also conduct evaluations for dementia and decision-making capacity. Medical records reviews and consultations are also provided.

Lauren K Robinson, MD, MPH Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Undue influence, testamentary capacity, sentence mitigation, waiving rights, standards of care, IME, correctional medicine, workers compensation, fitness for duty, ethics, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug abuse, trauma, LGBTQ, transgender
University of Chicago and Northwestern University-trained psychiatrist. Board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. Active clinical practice. Clinical experiences includes inpatient, outpatient and correctional psychiatry. Award winning teacher. Northwestern faculty. Experienced expert witness in both civil and criminal cases.

Joel M Silberberg, MD Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Las Vegas, NV

Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Former Professor of Psychiatry. Consultant and/or Expert: PTSD, emotional harm, closed head injury, decisional and testamentary capacity, professional competence, negligence, suicide and violence risk assessment, wrongful death, psychopharmacology, addictions, CST, sanity, mitigation, death penalty.
PAST CAREER MILESTONES: - Director Medical Student Education in Psychiatry; Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, Illinois. Medical Director Madden Mental Health Center, Hines, Illinois. Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Director Mental Health Services, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Division Director; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, University of TX Health Science Center at San Antonio. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, Northwestern University School of Medicine. Director Division of Psychiatry and the Law, Northwestern University School of Medicine. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Northwestern University School of Law. - Professor Psychiatry at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, at University Medical Center. - Professor Psychiatry; ...

Amelia Swanson, PhD Health Psychology Associates of Illinois PLLC

Skokie, Illinois
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - PTSD, depression, anxiety, retaliation, employment, discrimination, termination, sexual harassment, medical malpractice, mental health, trauma, evaluation, fertility, embryo, IVF, sexual assault, wrongful death, whistleblower, foreseeability
Dr. Amelia Swanson is a forensic and licensed clinical psychologist who provides forensic evaluations, consultations to attorneys and expert testimony in civil cases, primarily in medical malpractice, sexual harassment, and wrongful death cases. Dr. Swanson also has a specialty in health psychology and impacts of trauma and has previously worked as faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts, Chan Medical School. She has experience working in many medical and mental health settings including fertility, primary care, OB/GYN, transplant, oncology, diabetes in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and been invited to speak at national conferences on the psychological aspects of coping with medical issues including fertility, trauma-informed care, and other topics. She is licensed in Illinois, Massachusetts and Iowa and is psypact certified to practice in 39 states (see website for current l...

corby bubp, Ph.D. HSPP psych health

indianapolis, Indiana
Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology - Neuropsychologist, Psychologist, Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain injury, PTSD, FFD, Fitness For Duty, Public Safety, Malingering, Personal Injury, Medical Psychology, Disability, Forensic, Trauma, Workers Compensation, Neurology, Concussion, TBI, Pain, Pilot, Aviation, Police/Fire,
Dr. Corby Bubp is a fellowship trained Neuropsychologist and Psychologist based out of Indianapolis but licensed in 42 states through Psypact. He has a specialty in neuropsychology, forensic evaluations, medical psychology, public safety evaluations, PTSD, and sports neuropsychology/psychology. Dr. Bubp has worked as an expert in federal, state and local courts and has consulted in several brain-related and trauma cases including death penalty mitigation. He has trained or supervised over 20 doctorate and graduate students in neuropsychology and assessment. He has worked with several hospitals, clinics, schools, and public safety departments across his career. Dr. Bubp is a HIMS Neuropsychologist Consultant to the FAA and performed over a hundred pilot evaluations. He is also a sports neuropsychology consultant to pro and college athletic teams. Case file and 2nd opinion reviews are welcome. CV is available upon request. Dr. Bubp is best reached for case consultation and ne...

Anne Mary K Montero, PhD, MS, HSPP Psychology Works, Indiana University Health

Westfield, Indiana
Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychology, pain, somatoform disorders, anxiety, trauma, stress, sexual abuse, PTSD, disability, malingering, cognitive-behavioral therapy, OCD, depression, personality disorders, perinatal mood disorders, stress, GI psychology, cancer, personal injury, workman's compensation, suicide, file review.
Dr. Montero is a board-certified, highly experienced professional with training in medical psychology and neuropsychology. She has more than 15,000 hours of experience evaluating and treating patients and currently serves as the Medical Director for Behavioral Health for Indiana University Health North Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Notre Dame, Dr. Montero has specialized training from the Herbert Benson Mind-Body Institute at Harvard, with certifications including trauma treatment, perinatal mood disorder assessment and care, and treatment for brain-gut axis disorders. She is widely experienced in psychological evaluation and regularly partners with physicians in 19 different medical specialties. Dr. Montero has received awards from the American Psychological Association with grant support from the US Department of Health and Human Services; she currently participa...

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.

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas
Psychiatry, Psychology - Suicide Malpractice, Standard of Care--Mental Health, Personal Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Confess, Unconditional Release, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, Competency to Confess, Competency to Waive Rights
Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide and early life trauma. Recently he has trained 9,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. His career as a forensic expert includes over 800 consultations in the areas of suicide standard of care, competency, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training expertise enhances hi...

Kristin Samuelson

New Orleans, Louisiana
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - PTSD, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, TBI, Traumatic brain injury, Memory, Neuropsychology, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Immigrants, Veterans, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Assessment, Malingering, Personal Injury
Kristin Samuelson, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist living in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a former professor who brings over 20 years of experience as an expert witness and forensic evaluator in litigation related to traumatic stress. Dr. Samuelson received her PhD in clinical psychology in 1998 from the University of Virginia and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Since 2001, her research and clinical practice have been devoted to understanding and treating trauma. From 2001 to 2015 she was a Research Psychologist and Director of Assessment for the Stress and Health Research Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, a research program dedicated to the neurobiology of PTSD and trauma treatment. She served as the neuropsychologist for that research program and was responsible for diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of trauma survivors with PTSD, traumat...

Eric Anderson, MD, MBA Eric Anderson MD, LLC

Annapolis, Maryland
Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Psychopharmacology, Medication Management, Psychosis, Women’s Mental Health, Pregnancy/Post Partum, Suicide, Emergency Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Recidivism
Board Certified Psychiatrist in active clinical practice. Johns Hopkins trained in general psychiatry. Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at George Washington University. 20+ years medical experience, 15+ years in psychiatry. Colonel in the United States Air Force and Chief of Aerospace Medicine. 20+ years of military service including combat deployment. Numerous awards, to include “Top Doc” for the Annapolis area, U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal with Combat Device, and U.S. Navy Commendation Medal. Well-experienced public speaker.

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...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Massachusetts
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Roger K Pitman, MD

West Newbury, Massachusetts
Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, psychological trauma, traumatic brain injury, TBI, brain damage, brain injury medicine, abuse, tort, workers compensation, damages, disability
Dr. Pitman has been practicing psychiatry for 53 years. He is Certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Brain Injury Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is Professor of Psychiatry, previously full-time, currently part-time, at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an internationally recognized researcher, teacher, and clinician in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications in the medical and clinical psychology literature. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a recipient of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies' Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement and its Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to Dr. Pitman's activity in academic psychiatry, he has a selective private practice in forensic psychiatry, specializing in PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and mental damages. He does not accept malpractice liability cases (e...

Donald L Sherak, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Forensic Psychiatry, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Effects of Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Child Testimony, Standard of Care, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay, Brain Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Fitness for Duty, Record Review
Dr. Sherak is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Over the past 30 years Dr. Sherak has been an invited trainer at professional organizations of physicians, nurses, social workers, attorneys, EMTs, and physicians in training. Dr. Sherak served as Medical Director of the Whitney Academy, a residential school treating Intellectually Disabled and Developmentally Delayed adolescent male sexual offenders, for 17 years and he continues to work with and consult on this population ans well as on individuals with Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay and Brain Injury. Dr. Sherak has provided over 200 Fitness for Duty assessments for the United States Postal Service, local Police and Fire Departments and biohazard labs.

Jane Alexandra Kessler, M.A.

Huntington Woods, Michigan
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Clinical and forensic psychology, child, adolescent, adult, trauma, PTSD, abuse, child custody, divorce, assessment, testing, parenting, psychopathology, personal injury, file review.
Jane Alexandra Kessler earned her Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.) degree at Brown University, graduating summa cum laude. She received her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), completing predoctoral internships at the University of Michigan's Psychological Clinic and at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute (DPI) on the Children’s Inpatient Service. Later, she was a staff psychologist and clinical supervisor on the Children’s Inpatient Service at DPI. She worked for the Family Division of Michigan’s Sixth Circuit Court as well as the Juvenile Court in Wayne County, MI, evaluating children and families in child custody matters and abuse/neglect proceedings. As a psychology professor at Madonna University (Livonia, MI) for over 20 years, she served as the Director of the University’s graduate program in clinical psychology and the campus training clinic. Additionally, she was the Director and Senior Psychologist at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute’s ...

James F. Zender, PhD James F. Zender, PhD, PC

Mount Clemens, Michigan
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - PTSD, TBI, Auto Accident Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Pain Psychology, Family, Injury, Veterans, Addiction, Autonomous Vehicles
Founding director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, where he also served as Instructor in Psychiatry. Contributing Editor, The Forensic Examiner, Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Named America’s Best Doctors, Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition (2017). Active blogger for Psychology Today. Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, The American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and the National Safety Council. Featured in The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Boston Globe and Crain’s Detroit Business. Provides forensic psychological services for plaintiff and defense. Administers Independent Psychological Evaluations. Works in the area of accident prevention and promoting transition to autonomous vehicles.

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...

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Minnesota
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, Homicide, Child sexual abuse disclosures,, workplace violence, risk assessment, IME, personal injury, trauma, PTSD, worker's compensation, employment discrimination, violence, mental health, forensic evaluation, psychological assessmen
I have worked in academia as a professor for almost 30 years. In that capacity, I engaged in research, teaching, mentoring/supervision, and clinical work, focusing on the psychological consequences of trauma, violence and victimization. During graduate school and internship, i received specialized training in forensic psychology. I have been practicing forensic psychology independently since receiving my first license to practice in 1998. In addition to my academic appointment, I also work regularly as an expert witness, legal consultant, and forensic psychologist in civil, family and criminal (civilian and military) cases. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations and federally funded research grants. I have conducted many professional trainings for attorneys, other legal/court professionals, mental health professional, and medical professionals.

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, Missouri
Psychiatry, Psychology - Suicide Malpractice, Standard of Care--Mental Health, Personal Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Confess, Unconditional Release, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, Competency to Confess, Competency to Waive Rights
Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide and early life trauma. Recently he has trained 9,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. His career as a forensic expert includes over 800 consultations in the areas of suicide standard of care, competency, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training expertise enhances hi...

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,...

Joel M Silberberg, MD Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, Nevada
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Former Professor of Psychiatry. Consultant and/or Expert: PTSD, emotional harm, closed head injury, decisional and testamentary capacity, professional competence, negligence, suicide and violence risk assessment, wrongful death, psychopharmacology, addictions, CST, sanity, mitigation, death penalty.
PAST CAREER MILESTONES: - Director Medical Student Education in Psychiatry; Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, Illinois. Medical Director Madden Mental Health Center, Hines, Illinois. Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Director Mental Health Services, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Division Director; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, University of TX Health Science Center at San Antonio. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, Northwestern University School of Medicine. Director Division of Psychiatry and the Law, Northwestern University School of Medicine. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Northwestern University School of Law. - Professor Psychiatry at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, at University Medical Center. - Professor Psychiatry; ...

Beatrice Engstrand, MD, FAAN, Hon.Sc.D

Gorham, New Hampshire
Neurology - Adult neurological, myofascial pain syndromes, PTSD, head trauma,traumatic brain injury, headaches, stroke, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, back pain, Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Beatrice C. Engstrand , M. D., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.G.S., is a board-certified neurologist, fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, fellow of The American College of Geriatrics Specialists, and Diplomate of the American Board of Ethical Physicians. She is a published author and the founder and president of the Neurodegenerative Disease Foundation. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Lehigh University awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Science. Dr. Engstrand practices clinical neurology in Huntington, L.I. and is a clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at New York Medical College. For 7 consecutive years, Dr. Engstrand hosted " Neurology with Dr. Engstrand" on radio 710 WOR. She was selected by Talkers Magazine for inclusion in " The Frontier Fifty: A selection of Outstanding Talk Media Webcasters."

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...

Jonathan H Mack, Psy.D., ABN Forensic Psychology & Neuropsychology Services, P.C.

Pennington, New Jersey
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Forensic & Clinical Neuropsychological Evaluations, Traumatic Brain Injury, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology

Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH Columbia University

New York, New York
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide Prevention, Psychiatric Malpractice, Law and Psychiatry, Criminal Mitigation, Medical Decision Making, Hospital Practice, Statistics and Causal Analysis, Grief and Mourning, Pediatric Psychiatry, Family Loss, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Economics/Game Theory,
Dr. Amsel serves as an expert witness in matters related to psychiatry, with a focus on Malpractice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicide, Grief, Medical Decision Making, Hospital Psychiatric Care, and appropriate Evidence-based Standards of Care. Excellent references from multiple law firms are available on request. Dr. Amsel's expertise in dealing with the interface of legal and psychiatric issues is based on 28 years of experience in clinical practice, academic psychiatry, research, and public health, as well as his experience as an expert witness. Dr. Amsel studied mathematics at Columbia University before entering Yale University School of Medicine. After completing residency training he joined the Columbia faculty completing two prestigious National Institute of Mental Health research fellowships and obtained an Masters in Public Health (MPH) specializing in mental health statistics, and Child Psychiatry Research. As an expert on the effects of traumatic experiences...

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...

Beatrice Engstrand, MD, FAAN, Hon.Sc.D

New York
Neurology - Adult neurological, myofascial pain syndromes, PTSD, head trauma,traumatic brain injury, headaches, stroke, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, back pain, Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Beatrice C. Engstrand , M. D., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.G.S., is a board-certified neurologist, fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, fellow of The American College of Geriatrics Specialists, and Diplomate of the American Board of Ethical Physicians. She is a published author and the founder and president of the Neurodegenerative Disease Foundation. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Lehigh University awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Science. Dr. Engstrand practices clinical neurology in Huntington, L.I. and is a clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at New York Medical College. For 7 consecutive years, Dr. Engstrand hosted " Neurology with Dr. Engstrand" on radio 710 WOR. She was selected by Talkers Magazine for inclusion in " The Frontier Fifty: A selection of Outstanding Talk Media Webcasters."

Richard Gabel, MD, PC, DLFAPA Expedient Medicolegal Services

New York, New York
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Record Review, IME, PTSD, Traumatic Injury, Adjustment Disorder, Mood Disorder, Standard of Care, Institutional Policy, Psychiatric Disability, Functional Capacity, Fitness for Duty, Risk Assessment, Psychosis, Abuse, Mitigating Factors, Emotional Distress, Personal Injury, Substance Abuse
Dr. Richard Gabel, MD, DLFAPA, is a psychiatrist licensed in New York State with over 40 years of experience in private practice since 1980. He holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Gabel has a wealth of professional experience and has held leadership administrative positions in major hospitals in the New York City metropolitan region. He obtained his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of Harvard Medical School's flagship hospitals. His clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with a wide range of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and dementia. He is also highly skilled in managing complex psychopharmacologic issues in medically ill patients. Dr. Gabel is frequently sought after as a consultant, particularly in cases in...

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

New York
Psychiatry, Psychology - Suicide Malpractice, Standard of Care--Mental Health, Personal Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Confess, Unconditional Release, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, Competency to Confess, Competency to Waive Rights
Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide and early life trauma. Recently he has trained 9,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. His career as a forensic expert includes over 800 consultations in the areas of suicide standard of care, competency, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training expertise enhances hi...

William A Haas, Psy.D.

Wurtsboro , New York
Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations - IME, Independent Medical Examination, Disability, SSI, Social Security, Injury, Psychological Injury, Psychology, Psychologist, Pain, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Accidents, Education Injuries, School Districts, Worker's Comp, Malingering, Symptom Magnification.
Dr. Haas has been a psychologist for the past 37 years and is currently licensed in New York State. In his lengthy career, Dr. Haas has conducted thousands of psychological evaluations with children and adults. Although he has worked clinically with child and adult patients for many years, Dr. Haas now specializes in clinical and forensic psychological assessment. Major aspects of his practice include conducting independent medical examinations, court mandated criminal competency evaluations (CPL 730's), child custody evaluations, no-fault evaluations, worker’s compensation evaluations, disability evaluations, as well as record reviews for courts, attorneys, as well as insurance companies. Dr. Haas also provides expert witness testimony and has been admitted as well as testified in several courts in New York State (including Criminal, Supreme, and Family). He is currently certified by the New York State Mental Health Professionals Panel of the Appellate Division of the First and S...

Bonnie Miller Ladds, LCSW, Certified Divorce Coach Focus Forward Divorce Coaching & Therapy,LLC

New York, New York
Social Work, Mental Health - Personal injury, MVA, Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Divorce, Substance Use Disorder, Phobia, Sleep Disorders, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Emotional Distress, Sex Addiction, Grief, Employment, Isolation, Custody, Memory Loss, Avoidance, Moral Injury, Hyperarousal, Anger Management, Delayed Onset PTSD
Certified Divorce Coach Certified Trauma Therapist With over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of mental health, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to conducting comprehensive mental health evaluations following accidents. Throughout my career, I have specialized in working with individuals grappling with a myriad of mental health challenges, including PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Divorce, and Substance Use Disorders. My in-depth understanding of the nuanced intricacies of these conditions positions me as a seasoned professional capable of providing thorough assessments that significantly enhance the value of legal cases. Attorneys can rely on my profound insights and well-honed assessment skills to elucidate the impact of accidents on an individual's mental well-being, taking into account the complex interplay of mental health and trauma. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive evaluation, providing attorneys with valuable information to strengt...

Maurice Preter, MD Maurice Preter MD Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, and Neurology

New York, New York
Psychiatry, Neurology - psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, wrongful death, conscious pain and suffering, aviation accidents, memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer, will contests, geriatrics, suggestibility, medical psychiatric malpractice, informed consent, Suicide by Cop,
Dr. med. Maurice Preter, MD is a psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist, psychopharmacologist and neurologist based in New York City with close to four decades' worth of experience in the medical profession. He is part of a limited number of fully dually trained and board certified specialists in both neurology and psychiatry and continues to be nationally and internationally active as lecturer, medical educator and as clinical and medical-legal consultant. Dr. Preter offers psychiatric, neuropsychiatric and neurological expertise to assist plaintiff and defense counsel, the courts, federal, State agencies, and international organizations, prior clients including the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, the Department of Justice, and Kreindler&Kreindler. More at www.psychiatryneurology.net http://psychiatryneurology.net/2017/01/25/dr-preter-bio-now-video/

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...

John Aziz, MD, FAPA Psychiatric Consultants, LLC

Powell, Ohio
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - More than 20 years of experience treating mood disorders, schizophrenia, depression, Bipolar disorders, Psychotic disorders, PTSD, Personality disorders, ADHD, Autistic disorders and Pain disorders.
Second practice location: 1216 W. Hunter st Logan, OH 43138 Phone 740-300-2080 Fax. 614-522-6604 Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. Board certified by the American Board of independent medical examiners ABIME. Board certified in Psychopharmacology Board certified in Addiction Medicine By the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of preventive Medicine. Residency training at Vanderbilt University. Founder and medical director of Cultivate Psychiatry and Wellness, LLC, and Psychiatric Consultants, LLC

Robert A. Campbell, MD, FACS, FASAM

Dublin, Ohio
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Addiction, Addiction psychiatry, Medical ethics, PTSD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, psychosomatic medicine, psychological effects of injuries, care of first responder PTSD, Behavioral addictions, operating room fires, criminal defense of psychiatric patients
Former Board certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Currently Board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) Fellow, American College of Surgeons I reviewed over 300 malpractice cases in a 25 year career of testimony I have testified by deposition approximately 150 times and testified in both state and federal court approximately 80 times I have reviewed over 60 cases of operating room fires both for plaintiff and defense. I have reviewed approximately a dozen cases resulting in PTSD for the victim of operating room fires both for plaintiff and defense. I have been a member of arbitration and settlement teams I have spoken at a national conference (AALNC) on medical malpractice I am on the Clinical Faculty at 5 medical schools and/or psychiatric programs I am frequently lecture on the topics of General and Addiction Psychiatry I have been teach medical ethics for over 30 years and been on numerous medical...

LaRae M Copley, RPh, MD, PhD Copley Medical Consulting LLC

Hilliard, Ohio
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Malpractice, Psychiatry, College Mental Health, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Suicide, Risk Assessment, Level of Care Assessment, Eating Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Personality Disorders, Pharmacology, Substance Disorders
Expert regarding standard of care, medical marijuana / THC, campus mental health, animal assisted therapy. Medical Director overseeing a multidisciplinary medical team within a large behavioral health practice. Over 14 years clinical experience practicing psychiatry. Served as Chief of Psychiatry for a College Counseling Center within a large public university for 8 years. Extensive experience collaborating with treatment team including psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, physician assistants, dieticians. Licensed Physician and Registered Pharmacist. Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.

Kenneth J. Manges, Ph.D. Dr. Kenneth Manges & Associates, Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio
Vocational Rehabilitation, Forensic Psychology - Wage Loss, Earning Capacity, TBI, Sexual trauma, sexual abuse, rape trauma, gender/sexual harassment, PTSD, Competency to stand trial, wrongful termination, will contests, Psychology, Dogs
Former President of the American Board of Vocational Experts. 30+ years’ experience as a retained expert witness. Testified as an expert witness more than 120 times including Hearings and Depositions in State, Federal and Military Matters. American Board of Vocational Experts/Diplomate 1999. American Board of Professional Disability Consultants/ Diplomate 1995. Ohio Disability Evaluators Panel/ Certification 1990. Licensed Psychologist, Ohio, 1985 to present. Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia, 1978 to present. Experienced Public Speaker Current practice includes: •Vocational-wage loss consultation and psychological testimony for defense and plaintiff as well as testimony in spousal support exams. •Evaluations to determine the vocational and emotional impact of intellectual, academic, cognitive (TBI) and emotional functioning post injury. •Forensic exams to determine the effect of trauma (birth injury, physical trauma as well as cognitive difficulties due to a closed head i...

Madeline I Maysonet Scavo, Psy.D Dr Maysonet Clinical & Forensic Psychology Firm PLLC

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - PTSD, Trauma, Psychological Autopsy, Suicide Prevention & Risk Assessment, Clinical/Forensic Evaluations, IME, Disability, Compensation, Personal Injury, Fitness for Duty, Inspections, Audits, Investigations, Threat Assessment & Management, Workplace Violence, Malpractice, & Evaluative Mediation.
Dr. Maysonet is a seasoned bilingual clinical and forensic psychologist with 22+ years of experience in investigations and as a correctional psychologist within several government agencies (e.g., State Department of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security) and private practice. She is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. Dr. Maysonet has provided many specialized therapeutic services and legal consultations to veterans, law enforcement, attorneys, and the community in general. She has been the subject matter expert and consulted in cases related to: Psychological Autopsy Investigation (completed suicide) Correctional standard of care Audits/Reviews/Investigation of Correctional Suicide Prevention Programs Competence Evaluation Suicide Risk Assessment Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Compensation Social Security Disability Personal Injury Fitness for Duty Pre-surgery Lethal Weapon Training Act...

Dale E. Panzer, MD

West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - TBI, concussion, mild TBI, infection, hypoxia, brain bleeds, delirium, dementia, testamentary capacity, undue influence, personal injury, PTSD, and malingering.
Dr. Panzer is among a select group of experienced forensic physicians dual Board-Certified physicians in Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine. He has served as a forensic evaluator and testifying expert witness for the past 13 years simultaneous with clinical practice as a treating psychiatrist at a highly regarded regional rehabilitation hospital. Patients suffer from brain injuries, TBI, dementias, stroke, spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries. He has extensive treatment and evaluation experience with TBI and concussion patients and co-founded a concussion research collaboration with a local university functional imaging center (PET/SPEC/DTI MRI). Dr. Panzer's 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 Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University School of Medicine, has taught residents and...

Richard M Sobel, MD Sidney Kimmel Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University

Media, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Psychopharmacology, Worker's Compensation, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Compex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuropathic Pain, Trauma, Opioids, Addiction, Medication
Specialty focus: Pain Medicine (for which I have sub-specialty board certification) psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology. Academics: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical School. Recipient of two resident teaching awards. Leadership: President of Greater Philadelphia Pain Society (local chapter of the American Pain Society) 2013-2015 Special skills: (1) Communication: I have lectured extensively on the management of depression and chronic pain to both large and small audiences. (2) Organization: I manage a large solo practice using a computer-based practice management system which I wrote and have updated for over 20 years.

David T Springer, MD

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Disability Evaluations, Peer Review, Independent Medical Examinations, Employment, Medical Record Review, Fitness for Duty, Medical Malpractice
I am a Board-Certified psychiatrist and have had extensive clinical and forensic psychiatric experience throughout my career. I have performed hundreds of forensic evaluations, including IMEs, disability determination, return to work and worker’s compensation evaluations. I have been an expert witness in dozens of cases involving civil litigation, including victims of sexual abuse and employment issues, as well as medical malpractice defense regarding plaintiff's claims of psychiatric injury. In the course of my career, I have been deposed multiple times and have also testified in court on a number of occasions. I have been in private practice for over 30 years treating a wide variety of patients. In addition, I was a Residency Training Director for seven years, Medical Director of a psychiatric hospital for seven years, worked in two correctional facilities for three years and currently work in a Department of Veterans Affairs’ outpatient clinic. I have also taught Drexel U...

Andre S Watson, Psy.D. Your Vision for Life Psychological Services LLC

Aldan, Pennsylvania
Mental Health, Psychology - Visual Impairment, visual, vision, Blindness, blind, vision loss, malpractice, disabled, disability, adjustment, trauma, depression, anxiety, handicapped psychological damage, PTSD, children adolescents development emotional injury, Black African race discrimination, grief suffering, sight
Dr. Andre Watson is a clinical psychologist who holds a Master’s and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from widener University. He specializes in psychotherapy for individuals, families, and the disabled. Over the past 20 years, he has been a student of various martial arts, an accomplished goalball player, represented the United States in Paralympic Judo in 2008, and is the president and founder of the AudioDart Club of the Delaware Valley. He is married to his lovely life Katina and is the proud father of his 11-year-old daughter Kenya. Andre values learning, adventure, and creativity in everything that he does and desires to encourage, empower, and motivate those who are different, disabled, or those who might be down because of life’s struggles. He has been blind since the age of 9, and every since then has been passionate about blindness skills, independence, and motivating the blind and visually impaired to be all that they can be. He has given talks and speeches ...

James C Ballenger, MD Low Country Forensic Consultation

Charleston, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry - Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol Blood Levels, Addiction Medicine, Psychopharmacology, Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress, Suicide, Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, Malpractice (Psychiatry)

Denise K. Crockett, PH.D. Crockett Assessment & Trauma Services, LLD

Taylors, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychology - PTSD & COMPLEX PTSD in areas of children sexual abuse, physical abuse, abandonment issues, Military Sexual Trauma, VA's with determining percent disability, adult sexual, physical and emotional abuse, quantitative assessment that can be used in court under the Daubert challenge.
Certified trauma treatment specialist, certified from SEAK on expert witness tesimony, licensed professional counselor, and in charge of a 501-c3 entitled purple promise..a thread of hope - this organization treats individuals on a sliding fee for people who don't have the financial capabilty to go to a therapist, used best practices techniques such as art therapy, employs an art therapist in training to assist with these projects, can work with both quanititative and qualititative data

MaryEllen Eller, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Psychiatry - Traumatic Injury, PTSD, Institutional Care, Standard of Care, IIED, ECT, Inpatient Care, Mental Impairment, Disability, Suicide Risk, Fitness for Duty, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Athletic Performance Enhancement, NP Supervision, Telehealth, Somatic Disorders
MaryEllen Eller, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also certified as a master psychopharmacologist by the Neuroscience Education Institute. Dr. Eller completed her undergraduate studies at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Science in biology. She earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Loma Linda University Department of Psychiatry, where she focused on general adult psychiatry, with a special emphasis in leadership and performance optimization. Dr. Eller served in a variety of capacities at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She was a resident physician in the university’s department of psychiatry for three years, followed by a year as the department’s chief resident. She also served as a per diem psychiatrist in the inpatient chemical dependency unit at the university’s Behavio...

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...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Texas
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Baron Crespo, Psy.D. MSCP Modern Psychological Network — Chief Psychologist

Texas
Forensic Psychology, Immigration - Immigration, Psychologist, Sexual, Violence, Civil Commitment, Safety, Pre-Employment, Employee Assistance, EAP, Sex Offender, Risk Assessment, Extreme Hardship, Asylum, Certification for Disability, Immigrant, PTSD, Trauma, LGBT, VAWA, Visa, U Visa, T Visa, Bilingual, Latino, Hispanic, Psychosexual
Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia , Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming (as of July 01,2023). Bilingual: (Spanish-English) Licensed Psychologist with 12 years of clinical experience in assessing, treating, and consulting on psychological disorders. Expertise in sexual violence and risk assessment, immigration, disability, psychopharmacology, and the psychological standard of care, with national consulting and business experience. Extreme Hardship Waiver (I-601) Asylum & Withholding of Removal (I-589) Violence Against Women Act | “Battered Spouse Waiver” (I-360) U-Visa | Victim...

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.

Huma Haider, MD National Brain Injury Institute

Houston, Texas
Neurology, Brain Injury Medicine - Head Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Independent Medical Examination, IME, CIME, Concussion, PTSD, Neurological diseases, Subject Matter Expert, Disability, Injury, Prognosis, LCP, Life Care Plan.
Huma Haider, MD Medical Director, National Brain Injury Institute Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME) through American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) Board Certified Neurocritical Care through United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) Board Certified in Headache Medicine through United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) Board Certified in Headache Medicine through American Board of Headache Medicine (ABHM) Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) Board Certified in Internal Medicine through American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board Certified in Anesthesiology through American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

Sharna L. Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

Cleburne, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementia, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, disability, rehabilitation, ERISA, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, mass tort, PsyPact
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in assessment since 2001. Her training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation, private practice, and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she served on the executive board, as events coordinator, and associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood's primary practice location is in Cleburne, Texas, near Fort Worth, but she is willing to travel to evaluate individuals for whom travel is difficult. Although licensed...

Vivian L Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN-ABN, ABPP Dr. Vivian Begali

North Chesterfield, Virginia
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychologist, PTSD, Neuropsychological Assessment, Acquired Brain Injury, TBI, Stroke, Neurological Disorders, Chronic Pain, Neuro IMEs, Worker's Compensation, Second Opinion, Capacity/Competency Evaluations, Testamentary Capacity, Dementia, Cognitive Decline, Children, Adults, Geriatrics.
Double board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, Independent practitioner with 25+ years of experience. Dr. Begali provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to individuals w/ medical, mental, cognitive, and physical conditions. Provides expert witness consultation for forensic cases, IMEs, medical file review, second opinions, disability, and peer reviews. Expert witness services are offered for use in defense and plaintiff personal injury cases, consultation, and courtroom testimony. Independent and clinical neuropsychological evaluations are used to provide a comprehensive and evidence-based measurement of neurocognitive status following brain injury, neurological conditions. chronic pain conditions, toxic exposure, stroke, work-related injuries, secondary psychiatric disorders and PTSD. She has been awarded Fellow Status by National Academy of Neuropsychology, American College of Professional Neuropsychology, and American Academy of Clini...

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...

Keyhill Sheorn, MD Keyhill Sheorn, MD

Midlothian, Virginia
Psychiatry - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Trauma, Psychiatry, Virginia, IME, File Review
Dr. Sheorn is a sole practitioner who specializes in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. She is also the Director of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training at the Department of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia where she supervises and teaches the psychiatry residents. The training focuses on diagnostic complexity and the specifics of treatment. As a past-president of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Sheorn has an exceptional skill in the use of the DSM 5 - TR as well as an understanding of the dynamics and other signals that are necessary to make the clinical diagnosis of PTSD. As an expert, she works solely on PTSD cases to rule the disorder in or out.

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism

McLean, Virginia
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Trauma, injury, sexual abuse, violent extremism, PTSD, terrorism, informed consent, abortion, pregnancy loss, family, child development, post traumatic stress, accident, violence, work place violence, sexual harassment, dissociative disorder, loss, wrongful death, grief, white supremacism
Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., is Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is a seasoned expert witness and has testified internationally and nationally in Congress, federal courts, immigration and civil courts. As a researcher she has interviewed over 700 terrorists, violent extremists, their family members and supporters in various parts of the world including in Western Europe, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the Middle East. In the past five years, she has in-depth psychologically interviewed over 270 ISIS defectors, returnees and prisoners as well as 16 al Shabaab cadres (and also interviewed their family members as well as ideologues) studying their trajectories into and out of terrorism, their experiences inside ISIS (and al Shabaab). She, with ICSVE, has also developed the Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative ...

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...

Ellika McGuire, MD Ellika McGuire MD PLLC

Seattle, Washington
Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Child, Adolescent, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Suicide, Self Harm, PTSD, Trauma, Emotional Harm, LGBTQ+, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Parenting, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Medical Malpractice, Family Law
Double board-certified, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, with seven years of full-time clinical experience evaluating and treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders in patients of all ages, from diverse backgrounds. Experience evaluating and consulting on family law, personal injury, emotional injury, causation, standard of care, medical malpractice, disability, and child abuse related litigation. Retained by prosecution and defense. Extensive clinical experience in the areas of self-harm, suicidality, parenting, and trauma. Unique expertise in work with LGBTQ+ youth and families, including work with transgender and gender non-conforming youth.

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...

Eric R. Larson, Ph.D. Advanced Assessment

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Neuropsychology, Psychology - traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, ADHD, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, executive dysfunction, aphasia, symptom validity testing, performance validity testing, depression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder
I am a board-certified neuropsychologist with extensive experience conducting adult cognitive and psychological evaluations in various contexts. As a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and a neuropsychologist at the Milwaukee VA, I regularly teach residents and evaluate patients with traumatic brain injuries, memory and cognitive disorders, and psychological conditions such as PTSD. Additionally, I have conducted hundreds of compensation and pension evaluations for the federal government and have testified as an expert both at depositions and at trial. I provide adult (age 18+) IME, consultation, and expert witness services to plaintiff and defense attorneys.