Schizophrenia Expert Witnesses

Schizophrenia 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 schizophrenia. The schizophrenia expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Substance Abuse.

Leslie Dobson, BS, MS, MA, PsyD

Dr. Leslie Dobson

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Damage assessment, mental health, trauma, therapy, prognosis, diagnosis, evaluation, personality cognitive testing, first responders, sexual abuse, sexual offenders, severe mental illness, psychosis, schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, suicidal, homicidal, self-harm
The primary focus of my practice is to evaluate individuals who are struggling with negative emotions or cognitions after a traumatic incident (i.e., sexual assault, car accident, physician abuse, neglect). If appropriate, I will complete a report to include diagnosis, prognosis, and a monetary damage amount for future mental health care. I require a retainer prior to beginning documentation review, evaluation, report writing, deposition or trial. Prior Experience: Criminal: Expert Testimony Cases: 4; Mentally Disordered Offenders Consultation with attorneys: Over 65 cases from Department of State Hospitals Violence Risk Assessments: Over 1000 Short Term Risk Assessments, <50 Long Term Violence Risk Assessments, > 20 Sexual Violence Risk Assessments Main Disorders Assessed and/or Treated: Schizophrenia, Psychopathy, Bipolar, Depression, OCD, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder Familiarity with Penal Codes: Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity, Incompe...

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...

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...

Naren T. Vellanki, MD

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

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.

stephen pesanti

university of illinois at chicago

Forest Park, Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - civil, criminal, personal injury, wrongful death, insanity, competencies, fitness, suicide, medical director, PTSD, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Addiction
Dr. Pesanti did his psychiatry residency at the Cleveland Clinic after which he completed his forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has experience in treating a wide variety of pathologies. He has experience as the inpatient medical director at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he maintained a variety of roles, including running an inpatient team, maintaining and supervising multiple outpatient clinics, chairing the Ethics Committee, as well as sitting on multiple other mental health committees. He also has experience in various correctional settings. Dr. Pesanti has worked forensic cases in both the civil and criminal domains, including wrongful death, suicide, personal injury, malingering, malpractice, immigration asylum, fitness for duty, various competencies, and pre-sentencing mitigation, as well as a variety of other issues. He is experienced in deposition, testimony, and report preparation.

Laura Brown, Ph.D.

Forensic Psychology LLC

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, risk assessment, cognitive testing, malingering and deception
Dr. Brown provides psychological evaluations, expert testimony, file review, and consultation for criminal and civil cases. She has extensive knowledge of of mental disorders from a clinical practice perspective as well as a skeptical scientific one. She also has extensive knowledge of psychological tests and behavioral measures and the process of analyzing and interpreting them. She offers highly specialized expertise in detection of malingering and deception. She completed a research focused graduate program before she began pursing forensic practice during internship. She then completed a forensic internship and postdoctoral supervision and was licensed to practice in Louisiana in 2015. She worked at the maximum security unit of the state forensic hospital for 5 years and has worked in various other settings including a VA outpatient clinic, immigration detention, bariatric surgical center, community mental health clinic, acute inpatient unit, university athlete testing progra...

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

Robin A Altman, MD

Reading, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, young adult psychiatry, psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Child Custody, Competency, Testamentary Capacity, Diminished Capacity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, Asperger's Disorder
I have been a practicing child psychiatrist in a solo private practice since 1995. I am board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. I initially worked at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for 7 years, and then moved to Spring Psychological Associates, where I continue to have an office. I was the first chairperson of the Child Psychiatry Department at Reading Hospital. I was the medical director of the Children's Home of Reading from 1997-2012. I managed the medical functioning of the institution while caring for adolescents in their residential treatment facility. I currently work for Concern, Inc, a mental health provider in the Reading area, where I see adolescents at the Abraxas shelter and detention center, as well as group home and therapeutic foster care children. I have been a principle investigator for psychiatric research at the Berks Research Center in Reading. In my spare time, I am a writer, and have written Shrink Rap - An Irreveren...

Robert M. Davis, MD

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Bipolar, Addiction, Major Depression, Anxiety, IDD, Standard of Care, Injectable Medication (LAI), Policies and Procedures, Assertive Community Treatment, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Competency Evaluations, NGRI, Medical Malpractice, Capacity for Trial, Habeas Corpus
Robert Davis, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 20 years. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with Honors and High Distinction and received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency program from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where he also served as Chief Resident. He has extensive clinical and administrative experience in providing patient care. He is currently the Medical Director for Wesley Family Services in Pittsburgh and has an active clinical practice. He also has extensive experience in forensic psychiatry and as an expert witness. He can be reached by phone (412) 295-6950 or email - [email protected]

Meghan Musselman, MD

Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Psychological Damages, Mood Disorders, Emotional Damages, Competency to Stand Trial, Emergency Psychiatry, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide Risk, Criminal Responsibility, Fitness for Duty, Inpatient Psychiatry, Violence Risk, Medical Malpractice, Schizophrenia
Dr. Meghan Musselman is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. Dr. Musselman completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. During her medical training, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, an honor reserved for those medical students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated values of professionalism, leadership, and service. Following medical school, Dr. Musselman completed a four-year residency in psychiatry with Harvard Medical School through the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. While in residency, Dr. Musselman was awarded the Rappeport Fellowship, an honor awarded by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law to residents who have demonstrated excellence in the field of forensic psychiatry. Dr. Musselman also served as chief resident of the inpatient psychiatric unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. After residency, Dr. Musselman completed a fellow...

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...


MDM Psychiatric Associates, Inc

Gig Harbor, Washington
Psychiatry, Nurse Practitioner - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Suicide, Adult ADHD, Addictions, Psychopharmacology, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, Outpatient treatment, Group therapy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner education
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner dually certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric–mental health nursing and a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. I am Prof Emerita at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA where I developed and coordinated the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice program. I am Dir of Psychiatric Svcs at Northwest Integrated Health, a substance abuse treatment center, in Tacoma, WA where I practice 12 hours/week as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. From January 2009 to August 2014, I was Director of the Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty at the Yale University School of Nursing. I was owner of my own psychiatric clinic from 1992-2008. I have authored more than 80 articles, book chapters, training manuals, policy statements, and am co-author of a best-selling undergraduate psychiatric nursing textbook published by Pearson that received a 2020 American Journal of Nursing Book o...