Violence Expert Witnesses

Violence 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 violence. The violence expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Immigration, Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Public Health.

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

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

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

Richard S Goldberg, MD

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

Sadie Elisseou, MD Trauma-Informed Practices, LLC

Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Internal Medicine, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Internal medicine, primary care, malpractice, medical errors, delayed diagnosis, screening, trauma-informed, trauma, assault, abuse, neglect, maltreatment, violence, victim, survivor
Board-certified Internal Medicine physician, practicing full-time primary care in the Boston VA Healthcare System. Earned both B.A. and M.D. through the 8-year Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University. Completed residency and chief residency at Yale School of Medicine. Currently a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and adjunct instructor at Boston University School of Medicine. Highly qualified expert witness for malpractice cases. Internationally recognized subject matter expert in trauma-informed care (TIC), an evidence-based framework for supporting trauma survivors that has been adopted by the legal field (see Law360 publications on this). Worked with award-winning attorneys in a high profile case to interview clients assaulted by their doctor, understand the scope of injuries, and help build a trauma-informed legal practice. Frequently invited to speak to national and international audiences. The nation's expert in trauma-informed phy...

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.

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...

Leonard J. Weiss, MD Psychiatry Austin, PLLC

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

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 ...