Robert S Brown, Jr., M.D. Expert Witness

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  • Additional States: North Carolina and West Virginia
  • Company: Self Employed
  • Phone: 434 441 6032
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Forensic Psychiatry and Internal Medicine

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Licensed in VA, WV, NC, 3 board certifications, Personal Injury, Traffic Accidents, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, Brain Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Criminal Responsibility, Competency, PTSD, Workers' Compensation , Disability


B.A., University of Virginia; M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine

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Additional Information

I have unique credentials that allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases. I graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) for both college and medical school. At UVA, I was selected for dual residency training in internal medicine and psychiatry. I completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the UVA Institute for Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy studying under Dr. Park Dietz, who at that time was a regular consultant to the FBI. It is my belief that forensic psychiatrists serve courts of law in administrative, civil, and criminal matters. My three board certifications assist me in these tasks and allow for enhanced analysis of difficult cases often involving psychiatric and medical conditions. My unique training allows me to untangle symptoms of mis-attribution. Complex cases often have a great many medical records spanning years of treatment that need to be studied and carefully applied to the questions before the court. I believe it is important to evaluate cases for both the defense and plaintiff in legal matters. Over the years, I have been consulted in a wide variety of extremely interesting cases, and have provided trial testimony more than 80 times and deposition testimony in more than 50 cases. My primary areas of expertise include; Administrative and Disability Cases: Boards of Medicine, Defense Base Act, Fitness for Duty, Homeland Security/ICE, Merit System Protection Board, Private Disability, Security Clearance Health/Mental Evaluations, VA Disability, SEC reports, FAA reports, and Workers' Compensation. Civil Cases have included: Capacity to Contract, Civil Rights Violations, Civil Commitment, Contested Wills & Estates, Dangerousness Assessments, EEOC, FELA, Guardianship, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Malpractice, Personal Injury in both State and Federal Courts, Professional Ethics and Peer Review, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Psychological Autopsy, Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment, Suicide Risk Assessments, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, Violence Risk Assessments, Workplace Violence, and Wrongful Death. Criminal Cases have included: Appropriateness for Unconditional Release, Assistance in Sentencing, Competency to Stand Trial, Consultations with Defense or Prosecution, Criminal Responsibility and Sanity Determination, Diminished Capacity, Homicide, and Irresistible Impulse. Being licensed in the states of VA, WV, and NC allows me the opportunity to conduct chaperoned psychiatric, physical and neurological evaluations in those states, traveling when needed. I hold the following certifications: Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, September 11, 1985, Certificate #104080; Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, November 1989, Certificate #31733; and Subspecialty Board of Certification in Forensic Psychiatry, April 2001, recertification valid through 12/31/2025, Certificate #1320. My CV, which lists deposition and trial testimony, is available upon request. If you have a complex case that has you perplexed, consider contacting me.