Psychiatry Expert Witnesses in Illinois

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of psychiatry expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on psychiatry and related issues. Psychiatry expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these psychiatry expert witnesses testify regarding may include: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Fitness For Duty, Psychosis, Suicide, Testamentary Capacity, Trauma, Undue Influence, Wrongful Death, Addiction, Addictions, ADHD, Alcohol And Drug Abuse, and Alzheimer's Disease.

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Tyler E Morrison, MD, MAS

Morrison Psychiatry & Therapy

Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Natural Disasters, Environmental Disasters, Emotional Distress, Standard of Care, Medical Malpractice, Psychopharmacology, Psychedelic Therapy, Ketamine, MDMA, Boundary Violations, Suicide, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Will Contests
Dr. Morrison is a UCSF-trained adult psychiatrist and a UCSD-trained child & adolescent psychiatrist, board-certified in both disciplines. Along with clinical work, he conducts independent medical evaluations (IMEs) and testifies as an expert witness. He has been retained in cases involving PTSD, trauma from disasters & accidents (fires, vehicles, animals, buildings, etc), emotional distress, malpractice, standard of care, suicide, and capacity, and has expertise in psychedelic therapy, ketamine, MDMA, and competency to stand trial. He is Co-Director of the UCSD Child Psychiatry Fellowship’s Psychopathology Course and Director of its Forensics rotation. He serves as an elected regional liaison to the Disaster & Trauma Issues Committee of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. An initial 20 minute phone consultation is available to all potential new clients, free of charge. Please text or call 858-224-2537 or click the "Email this expert" button above to reach him. CV...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Diane J Weiss, MD, MPH

Independent Medical Expert in Psychiatry-40 years

Psychiatry - Sexual Harassment & Discrimination, PTSD, Employment Law, Harassment, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Injury, Personality Disorders, Litigation Support, Consultation, Psychotherapy integrated with Psychopharmacology, IME, Eggshell Plaintiff, Worker’s Compensation
Dr. Weiss received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine, then completed her four year psychiatry residency at the San Fernando Valley training program, as part of the UCLA (at that time) Neuropsychiatric Institute. She became Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1990, and, after many years, a Life Fellow of that Board. In the medical-legal context, Dr. Weiss has provided expert witness consultation and litigation support in personal injury, employment law, and Workers’ Compensation cases during her 36 years in private practice. She has also worked as an IME, AME, Defense QME, Applicant (Plaintiff) QME, and Panel QME. Dr. Weiss’ specializations have been predominantly related to the psychiatric aspects of sexual, gender, or racial harassment and discrimination; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; personality disorders; employment law; as well as general civil and personal injury litigat...

Bennett Blum, MD

Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

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...

Prudence Gourguechon, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, psychological injury, depression, anxiety disorder, trauma, emotional trauma, therapy, psychotherapy, executive malfeasance, moral injury, leadership assessment, leadership competency
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in active clinical practice since 1983. Yale and Michigan-educated, Northwestern-trained. Past President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Northwestern Faculty. Former Dean of Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Published author and invited speaker. Clinical expertise in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, moral injury and other types of emotional injury and psychological damage due to trauma, discrimination, accidents, abuse (including the effect of childhood abuse in adulthood) and harassment. 10+ years’ experience as an expert witness and independent medical examiner.

stephen pesanti

university of illinois at chicago

Forest Park, Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - civil, criminal, personal injury, wrongful death, insanity, competencies, fitness, suicide, medical director, PTSD, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Addiction
Dr. Pesanti did his psychiatry residency at the Cleveland Clinic after which he completed his forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has experience in treating a wide variety of pathologies. He has experience as the inpatient medical director at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he maintained a variety of roles, including running an inpatient team, maintaining and supervising multiple outpatient clinics, chairing the Ethics Committee, as well as sitting on multiple other mental health committees. He also has experience in various correctional settings. Dr. Pesanti has worked forensic cases in both the civil and criminal domains, including wrongful death, suicide, personal injury, malingering, malpractice, immigration asylum, fitness for duty, various competencies, and pre-sentencing mitigation, as well as a variety of other issues. He is experienced in deposition, testimony, and report preparation.

Lauren K Robinson, MD, MPH

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Undue influence, testamentary capacity, sentence mitigation, waiving rights, standards of care, IME, correctional medicine, workers compensation, fitness for duty, ethics, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug abuse, trauma, LGBTQ, transgender
University of Chicago and Northwestern University-trained psychiatrist. Board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. Active clinical practice. Clinical experiences includes inpatient, outpatient and correctional psychiatry. Award winning teacher. Northwestern faculty. Experienced expert witness in both civil and criminal cases.

Joel M Silberberg, MD

Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Las Vegas, NV

Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Former Professor of Psychiatry. Consultant and/or Expert: PTSD, emotional harm, closed head injury, decisional and testamentary capacity, professional competence, negligence, suicide and violence risk assessment, wrongful death, psychopharmacology, addictions, CST, sanity, mitigation, death penalty.
PAST CAREER MILESTONES: - Director Medical Student Education in Psychiatry; Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, Illinois. Medical Director Madden Mental Health Center, Hines, Illinois. Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Director Mental Health Services, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Division Director; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, University of TX Health Science Center at San Antonio. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, Northwestern University School of Medicine. Director Division of Psychiatry and the Law, Northwestern University School of Medicine. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Northwestern University School of Law. - Professor Psychiatry at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, at University Medical Center. - Professor Psychiatry; ...
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