Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Phone: 816-756-1227
  • Fax: 816-756-1438
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychiatry and Psychology

Specialty Focus: 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

Education: B.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D. , University of Kansas; Internship, Indiana Medical School; Fellowship, Menninger Foundation

Years in Practice: 33

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 45


Additional Information

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 his ability to provide competent and non-jargon-filled court testimony.