Barbara J. Justice, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Forensic Med Group
  • Phone: (626) 435-9500
  • Cell: (626)324-9657
  • Fax: (866) 827 6225
  • Website: www.forensicmedgroup.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Psychiatric Disease, Pharmacological Clinical, Competency to Stand Trial, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Serve Mental Illness, Psychiatric Disability, Emotional Harm, Emotional Distress, Workers' Compensation, Mental Health, Malpractice, Capacity, Sexual Harassment Sexual Abuse and Victimization.

Education: Medical Degree, Howard University School of Medicine; Certification General Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Univ. Hospital at Harlem Center; Certification General Psychiatry, Columbia Presbyterian Univ. Hospital at Harlem Center; Certification Forensic Psychiatry, University of Calif. & Sepulveda VA

Years in Practice: 40

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: >200


Additional Information

Dr. Justice began her career in medicine as a surgeon in New York City. After several years as a practicing surgeon, she decided to enter the field of Psychiatry and received training in a Fellowship program at UCLA. She is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with training in all aspects of psychiatry and the law. Dr. Justice has a broad experience testifying in criminal and civil cases and has been deposed extensively from 300 to 400 times. She has also testified frequently as mental health expert witness for the state of California. Her unique background in physical medicine, trauma, psychopharmacology and surgery, combined with her psychiatric expertise, gives her an in-depth understanding of the multitude of factors at issue in civil litigation cases. Dr. Justice is currently Attending Forensic Psychiatrist, Director of Psychiatric Training at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk California and a Psychiatrist at the psychopharmacology Center for Behavior Medicine in Whittier, California Dr. Justice received her MD and completed her surgery internship and residency at Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Surgery, College of Physicians Surgeons of Columbia University, Harlem, where she was appointed Chief Resident. She returned to the same school to intern in adult psychiatry. Dr. Justice earned fellowships for Cultural Research in Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association, in Psychodynamic and Psychotherapy from New York University Psychodynamic Institute and in Forensic Psychiatry from the Department of Psychiatry University of California at UCLA.