Psychiatry Expert Witnesses in Massachusetts

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, Psychopharmacology, Testamentary Capacity, Anxiety, Criminal Responsibility, Depression, Psychiatric Malpractice, Suicide, Trauma, Undue Influence, Will Contests, Abuse, Add, Addiction Psychiatry, and ADHD.

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Tyler E Morrison, MD, MAS Morrison Psychiatry & Therapy

Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Natural Disasters, Psychic Harm, Standard of Care, Malpractice, Civil Competency, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Will Contests, Civil Commitment, Psychedelic Therapy, Boundary Violations, Psychopharmacology, Risk Assessment, Inpatient & ED Psych
Tyler E. Morrison, M.D., M.A.S., is an adult, adolescent, and child psychiatrist. In addition to clinical work, he conducts forensic independent medical evaluations (IME's) for subjects of all ages, in any state or territory, and has testimony experience. He has unique expertise in child, adolescent, and adult PTSD/trauma, standard of care/malpractice issues, psychedelic assisted therapy, boundary violations, emergency psychiatry, risk assessments, substance use disorders, and child and teen mental health. He is double board-certified in general psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. He holds an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Voluntary Track, at UC San Diego Health Sciences and is co-director of the UCSD Child Psychiatry Fellowship Psychopathology course. He is the elected regional liaison to the Disaster & Trauma Issues Committee of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). An initial 20 minute phone consultation is a...

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

Psychiatry - PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Psychopharmacology integrated with psychotherapy, Personality Disorders, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination, Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Litigation Support, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Eggshell Plaintiff,
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 35 years in private practice. She has also worked as an IME, AME, Defense QME, Applicant QME, and Panel QME. Dr. Weiss’ specializations have been predominantly related to the psychiatric aspects of sexual, gender, or racial harassment; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; and personality disorders. Dr. Weiss' main office is located in Beverly Hills, California. She has satellite offices in N...

Bennett Blum, MD

Massachusetts
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...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Massachusetts
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

Peter W Cohen, MD

Newton, Massachusetts
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, civil commitment, guardianship, malpractice
Over 30 years of clinical and forensic practice, I have developed a good sense of the standard of care for psychiatric patients with serious and persistent psychotic and mood disorders as well as familiarity and comfort in dealing with attorneys and legal proceedings. Earlier in my career, I conducted dozens of competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility ("insanity"), aid-in-sentencing and commitment evaluations and testified in subsequent court proceedings at Bridgewater State Hospital, the secure forensic facility for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since then, I have continuously provided clinical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings--currently as an attending psychiatrist at a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health inpatient unit-- and have had extensive experience testifying on behalf of both petitioners and respondents in civil commitment and capacity to consent to treatment (guardianship) hearings in Massachusetts district and probate courts as w...

John A. Fromson, MD Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - Child and adolescent psychiatry, Physician impairment, Suicide, Effects of drugs and alcohol on behavior resulting in death, Mental healthcare systems and processes, Inpatient psychiatry, Partial psychiatric hospital programs, outpatient psychiatry
Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult, child, and addiction psychiatry Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Vice Chair for Community Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Chief of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital National expert witness for plaintiff/defense in physician impairment, patient suicide, effects of drugs and alcohol on behavior resulting in death, mental healthcare systems and processes

Robert Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM San Francisco Psychiatry

Massachusetts
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - employment litigation, workplace harassment, PTSD, depression, cognitive impairment, testamentary capacity, stalking, medical malpractice, negligence
Dr. Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM is a Harvard/Mass General-trained civil forensic psychiatrist licensed in CA, TX and MA. He is board certified in both Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He has 20 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, and 12 psychiatric awards. He accepts civil forensic cases with a specialization on the following areas: 1. Employment/workplace litigation Sexual harassment Workplace accidents/negligence Alleged PTSD, Depression or Cognitive Impairment 2. Testamentary Capacity 3. Medical Malpractice/Boundary Violations Psychiatrist standard of care Works with CA Medical Board to assess psychiatrist negligence 4. Stalking Has published and testified on stalking of physicians Certified Threat Manager qualification (ATAP 2017 to present) Trained in use of HCR-20 threat assessment instrument

Allan S. Nineberg, MD

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatric Malpractice, Long term effects of Sexual Abuse, Psychopharmacology, Suicide, Boundary Violations
Dr. Nineberg is a psychiatrist on the teaching faculty of Harvard Medical School. In the past 20 years, he has served as an expert witness in approximately 400 cases involving sexual abuse by clergy and teachers; negligent use of psychoactive drugs; suicide; and boundary violations by medical personnel. He is available for consultation, medical record and document review, writing and editing reports, and testifying. He has an active clinical practice specializing in psychopharmacology. Dr. Nineberg has supervised and lectured to medical students and resident physicians at Harvard and Boston University and has given Grand Rounds and spoken at local and national conferences on issues relating to psychiatric malpractice and clergy sexual abuse. Teaching faculty, Harvard Medical School, 1991-present; certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1982; staff psychiatrist, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge Massachusetts 2005- present; private practice, general psychiatry and ...

Barry H. Roth, MD

Brookline Village, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Addiction Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Geriatric Psychiatry, Contested Wills, Will Contests, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Trauma, PTSD, Civil Competencies, Criminal Competencies.
Dr. Roth's [forensic] expertise arises from 40+ years of an unusually broad and deep range of clinical work---both public and private, hospital and out-patient---the basis to achieve Certification in the Subspecialties of Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry, and rank of Distinguished Life Fellow, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society & American Psychiatric Association. His clear penetrating insight directly explains complexity in a straightforward manner. Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine with Certification in Addiction Medicine Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Certifications in Psychiatry Addiction Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry Forensic Psychiatry Former Instructor – Harvard Medical School Cornell University Alumnus

Donald L Sherak, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Forensic Psychiatry, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Effects of Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Child Testimony, Standard of Care, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay, Brain Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Fitness for Duty, Record Review
Dr. Sherak is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Over the past 30 years Dr. Sherak has been an invited trainer at professional organizations of physicians, nurses, social workers, attorneys, EMTs, and physicians in training. Dr. Sherak served as Medical Director of the Whitney Academy, a residential school treating Intellectually Disabled and Developmentally Delayed adolescent male sexual offenders, for 17 years and he continues to work with and consult on this population ans well as on individuals with Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay and Brain Injury. Dr. Sherak has provided over 200 Fitness for Duty assessments for the United States Postal Service, local Police and Fire Departments and biohazard labs.
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