Cheri Adrian, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Forensic Med Group
  • Phone: (626) 415-0032
  • Cell: 626-324-9657
  • Fax: 626 606 3995
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:


Specialty Focus:

Personal Injury, Psychological Evaluations, Pain Psychology, Malingering & Exaggeration, Credibility, Post Traumatic Stress, Depression & Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse & Assault, Sexual Victimization, Accident Trauma, Fitness for Duty, Expert Psychological Review


PhD, Psychology, UCLA; MA, Psychology, UCLA; PhD, English and American Literature, UC San Diego

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Additional Information

Dr. Adrian received her PhD in psychology at UCLA and is a highly qualified examiner with over 25 years of experience in forensics, specializing in assessing psychological injury and credibility in allegations of psychological injury. She was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 10 years, and the Co- Director of the Psychodiagnostic Assessment Service at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital for five years.  She has served for the last 12 years as an Expert for licensing boards in California including the Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Adrian has been named expert in over 50 civil personal injury forensic cases, including wrongful termination, medical malpractice, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and other matters involving allegations of psychological stress and trauma. In addition, provided expert evaluations in 20 cases for Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, plaintiff attorneys in the major action against the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese. Most recent forensic matters include a defense IME for the County of Los Angeles, Mark Wodin, Esq. Attorney, in a personal injury lawsuit against a police officer; three cases for Margolis & Margolis, Attorneys, concerning medical licensure and California Bar applicant appeals (appellant), and two cases for Alan Kaplan, J.D., defense regarding various licensing board applicant or disciplinary cases (appellant). Dr. Adrian has also provided testimony in Superior Court, regarding medical malpractice, personal injury in dog attack, legal malpractice matter with underlying sexual harassment case and for Administrative Law Hearings, fitness to practice/standard of care issues.