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Ruth B. Rimmer, PhD, CLCP Care Plans for Life, LLC

Mesa, Arizona
Psychology Expert Witness, Life Care Planning Expert Witness - Burn Injury, Trauma, Amputation, Electrical Injury, Life Care Planning, Pediatric, Adult, Psycho/social Issues of Burn Injury
Dr. Ruth Rimmer is a clinical research and life- span developmental psychologist, as well as a certified life care planner; specializing in the field of life care plans related to burn and trauma injuries. Her experience encompasses 22 years of working with burn-injured children, adults, and their families. Her experience includes a 15 year tenure at the Arizona Burn Center as the Director of Psycho/Social and Prevention Research. Her published research is related to the psychological consequences of living with burn and trauma injuries. She also served as an Associate Professor for Northern Arizona University teaching Adolescent and Adult/Aging Psychology graduate courses. She also served as an Associate Professor of Clinical Research for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. Dr. Rimmer has extensive experience in preparing life care plans for adults and children from across the nation, who have sustained significant burn and electrical injuries, as well as those...

Cheri Adrian, PhD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Psychology Expert Witness - 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
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 a...

James S Angelos, Ph.D. James S. Angelos, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Santa Barbara, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Trauma, Psychological & Physical catastrophic or traumatic injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Psychological sequelae of Medical Injury, Psychological Personal injury evaluations.
Experience in criminal and civil proceedings. Personal injury examinations of adults and children. Worker's compensation evaluations. Two year (2008-2010) appointment to U.S. State Department, Office of Medical Services. Twenty-two month deployment to Iraq to evaluate and treat Department of State and Department of Defense personnel for acute and posttraumatic stress disorders.

Lisa Boesky, PhD

San Diego, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Correctional Healthcare Expert Witness - Suicide, jail suicide, prison suicide, substance abuse facility suicide, mental health facility suicide, psychiatric hospital suicide, juvenile detention suicide, juvenile corrections suicide, hanging, asphyxiation, suicide standard of care, correctional suicide, suicide risk assessment
National thought leader on Suicide within correctional, substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities. Licensed clinical psychologist with vast public speaking and teaching experience. Conducts “Suicide Vulnerability Assessments” in correctional and residential treatment settings, and consults on suicide prevention programs and strategies. Develops and delivers conference keynote addresses, plenaries and workshops focused on suicide-related issues, and provides suicide prevention training programs to professionals (e.g., substance abuse, mental health, juvenile justice, medical, education, social services) across the country. Served as an opinion source for CNN, CNN International, Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, USA Today, US News & World Report and more. Well published. Experienced expert witness.

Michael A Carlish, Ph.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive evaluations, PTSD, fitness for duty evaluation, traumatic brain injury, abuse, capacity, conservatorship, competency, will contest, workplace violence, suicide prevention, standard of care, malpractice
Michael A. Carlish, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He graduated with High Honors in Psychology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and earned his doctorate degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, where he studied the relationship between humor and mental health. Dr. Carlish’s practice has centered around three populations: the severely mentally ill, Native Americans, and geriatric patients. Dr. Carlish put himself through graduate school by providing emergency mental health assessments in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around San Diego County, and he continues to see patients in this setting on a regular basis. For the past twelve years he has assessed hundreds of severely mentally ill patients, evaluating suicidality, psychosis, and aggression. For the past four years, Dr. Carlish has acted as the primary te...

Sharon Chernoff, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Orange, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Child and Adolescent, Pediatric Psychology, IME, Chronic Pain, Fitness for Duty, Trauma, Traumatic Injury, Abuse, Autism, Standard of Care, Malingering, Malpractice
Sharon Chernoff, Ph.D., QME is a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in both California (PSY 27732) and Arizona (3494). Her forensic practice includes workers’ compensation evaluations as a QME, and serving as a consultant and expert witness in civil litigation. Dr. Chernoff received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego in the spring of 2000. She also completed a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. During her fellowship, Dr. Chernoff performed psychological assessments of chronic pain patients, neuropsychological assessments of heart, kidney, and liver transplant candidates, and also assessments of living-related liver donors. In addition to training in assessment, she trained with therapy populations in outpatient settings such as Scripps Clinic, Division of Mental Health in La Jolla, and Children’s Hospital of ...

Katya Cornejo, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Hayward, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Neuropsychology Expert Witness - Forensic, Child and Adolescent, PTSD, Custody, Capacity, Conservatorship, ADHD, Standard of Care, Personal Injury, Suicide Prevention, IME, Malpractice, Fitness for Duty
Katya Cornejo, Psy. D., Q.M.E., is a board certified clinical psychologist with comprehensive experience in the analysis of complex issues regarding causation of psychiatric injuries, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist (PSYD23822) in 2009, Dr. Cornejo has previously worked for Kaiser Permanente, California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Westside Calworks, The Homeless Children’s Network, Mt. St. Joseph, and The Talk Line; she currently has a private practice in San Francisco. In private practice, Dr. Cornejo provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience with providing comprehensive and impartial care to patients of varying backgrounds, ages, and socioeconomic status, and is known for her conscientious and unbiased evaluations and for maintaining awareness of the cultural needs of her clients. Dr. Cornejo graduated from Mills Col...

Teo Ernst, Psy.D, ABPP Teo Ernst Psychological Services Inc.

San Francisco, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Occupational Evaluations, Fitness for Duty, Personal Injury, Forensic Psychology, Violence Risk Assessment, Sentencing Mitigation, Severe Mental Illness, Retrospective Assessment of Mental States, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence.
Dr. Ernst is a clinical and forensic psychologist, licensed in California and Washington State, who specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Competency/Capacity Evaluations in civil and criminal proceedings. Dr. Ernst is board certified in forensic psychology and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. As a trauma expert, Dr. Ernst chose to complete an additional year of fellowship training in PTSD at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital. Dr. Ernst has extensive experience conducting forensic evaluation including, but not limited to, civil and criminal competency evaluations, mitigation or sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessments, personal injury evaluations, and the assessment of severe mental illness and neuropsychological impairment. Dr. Ernst is a member of the Criminal Panel of Psychiatric and Psychological Experts for multiple superior courts and is a certified Qualified Medical Evaluator for the California Department ...

Cindy H. Feng, JD, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Petaluma, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Standard of Care, Malpractice, Neuropsychological Testing, Accident, Personal Injury, Disability, Trauma, Abuse
Dr. Cindy H. Feng, J.D., Psy.D. received a B.A. in Asian Studies from Yale University in 2003, and graduated magna cum laude. She then went on to earn her J.D from Harvard Law School with a focus on Immigration Law in 2006. Dr. Feng than earned her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Profession Psychology in Piscataway, New Jersey in 2016. From 2016 to the present, she has been working as a Staff Psychologist for the California Department of State Hospitals in Napa, California. Dr. Feng has received the Pre-doctoral Fellow Award from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program, the Graduate Scholar Merit Award from Rutgers University, and is a member of The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, New York State Psychological Association, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance, New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and The New Jersey Psychological Asso...

Gwen A Finestone, PhD, MFT, CT

Huntington Beach, California
Family Loss Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Grief Issues, Spousal Grief, Parental Grief, Traumatic Grief, Prolonged Grief, Complicated Grief, Infant or Child Death, Thanatology, Bereavement Issues, Traumatic Loss, Victims of Violence, Murder.
40+ years of experience in trauma, hospice, and grief and loss. Nationally-certified in Thanatology (the study of death, dying, and bereavement). Private practice specialties: grief, loss issues, trauma (e.g., childhood abuse, rape, incest, cult abuse, combat)and the resultant conditions of depression, anxiety, dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and spiritual disintegration. Expert witness specializing in Grief and Loss Issues, as the result of wrongful or untimely death (e.g., murder, suicide, pregnancy loss, workplace accidents, drunk driving, etc.). Comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in tightly-worded written narratives that link cause and effect. Long-term consequences emphasized, when appropriate. All psychology terms defined and presented for a layperson's understanding. Articulate teaching style of presentation, when being deposed or testifying. Best when used as a teacher to help jury understand implications and probable consequ...

Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Trauma, Disability Evaluation, Malingering, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Occupational Evaluation, Addiction, Expert Psychological Review, Workers' Compensation
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment injuries, or physical injuries. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and malingering. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the state of California since 2011. Served as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) in the state of California from 1991-2001. Performed numerous medical-legal evaluations, immigration evaluations, and general psychological evaluations for young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Completed psychological evaluations for neurostimular implants, gastric bypass surgery candidates, and provided therapeutic support to these client populations. Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in timely, articulate, and tightly worded narrative reports that link cause and effect. Takes pride in serving as an objective evaluato...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Los Angeles, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - psychological evaluation, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, depression, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, emotional distress, psychological injury, retaliation, anxiety, trauma, IME, employment, retaliation, malingering, disability evaluation, clinical psychology.
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment issues, or physical injuries. Performed over 600 IME's with psychological testing including symptom validity and exaggeration measures. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders and employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and malingering. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Retained by both defense and plaintiffs. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator by the State of California since 2003. Recognized expert on organizational dynamics and stress, presenting to Fortune 500 companies across the United States and Europe. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral fellowship in accredited program at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Trained by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Seak Experts, ...

Michael J Gilewski, PhD Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Geropsychology (Elderly), Competency Older Adults, Brain Injury
Diplomate (American Board of Professional Psychology) in Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Psychology

David N. Glaser, MD Glaser Forensic Group

Los Angeles, California
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Neuropsychiatry Expert Witness - Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Disability Evaluation, Forensic Psychology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Independent Medical Exams, Legal Medicine, Mental Health, Neuropsychology, Pharmacology-Clinical, Psychiatry, Psychology
David Glaser, M.D. has been performing psychiatric evaluations and teaching about Forensic Psychiatry for over three decades. His interest in Forensic Psychiatry emanates from contact with the late Seymour Pollack, M.D., Ph.D, one of the pioneers in Forensic Psychiatry. Since the inception of his career, Dr. Glaser has performed over a thousand evaluations, criminal and civil, defense and plaintiff, at the request of attorneys, individuals, industry, insurance companies, and judges. In the California Workers Compensation system, he has performed hundreds of evaluations as a neutral evaluator (Agreed Medical Evaluations and Panels Qualified Medical Evaluations), chosen jointly by plaintiff and defense attorneys. Dr. Glaser has been on the faculty of the U.C.L.A. Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program and has been on the Advisory Board of the American College of Forensic Psychiatry. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. He has also been Board Certified in Forensic Psychia...

Craig Grether, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carldbad, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Neuropsychology Expert Witness - suicide risk assessment, mental capacity, neurocognitive deficits, geriatric psychology, undue influence, forensic psychology, PTSD, head trauma, psychological testing, psychological disability, fitness for duty, IME, traumatic brain injury, personal injury
Craig Grether, Ph.D., Q.M.E, is a licensed clinical psychologist working in the San Diego area. Dr. Grether’s work over the past forty years has resulted in the development of an experience base in clinical and consulting psychology, neuropsychology, geropsychology, behavioral medicine and cognitive rehabilitation, forensic psychology and mediation. He is an accomplished diagnostician, therapist, consultant, researcher and author having worked in outpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, private practice, and inpatient settings.

Pamela J. Hall, PhD Forensic Med. Group

Azusa, California
Psychology Expert Witness - Clinical Psychology, PTSD, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Occupational Stress, Effects of Trauma, Anxiety, Childhood Trauma, Combat Exposure, Sexual Assault, Personal Injury
Dr. Pamela Hall, Licensed Psychologist, has been a psychotherapist and psychodiagnostic evaluator for over 30 years. Dr. Hall has vast experience working with individuals affected by trauma circumstances such as combat exposure, sexual assault, criminal assault and childhood trauma. She has gained specialized training and experience working with workplace concerns such as relationship conflict in the workplace, stress management, and vocational rehabilitation following psychiatric and/or physical injury. Dr. Hall has been a requested trainer for multiple employee assistance programs. Her compassion for the effect of psychiatric and physical injury on an individual’s well-being provides the impetus and motivation for her current focus as a disability evaluator for veterans and disabled workers. Her clinical acumen, broad ranging expertise, emphasis on effective treatment, and enduring empathy for affected individuals are invaluable contributors to clarity and fairness in the di...

Serina Hoover, Psy.D, ABPP, QME Psychological Assessment Center, PC

Los Alamitos, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, Malingering, Capacity, Depression, Chronic Pain, Electrical Injury, Anxiety, Trauma
Dr. Hoover is an award winning clinical neuropsychological who graduated with a doctoral degree in psychology from Pepperdine University. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She holds a leadership position with Division 22 and is the oral exam coordinator for the Rehabilitation Psychology Board. Dr. Hoover is on staff at the nationally recognized Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Rancho) and is an active member of the clinical training program. She holds an administrative position on the Medical Executive Committee and is the Continuing Medical Education Director at Rancho. Dr. Hoover founded the Psychological Assessment Center where hundreds of neuropsychological evaluations are conducted each year. She has extensive experience with brain injury and has evaluated thousands of brain injury patients over the course of her career. Dr. Hoover has been active in consulting, teaching and forensic evaluations since 2008.

Richard Jordan, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Diego, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Trauma, Child and Adolescent, Pediatric, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Custody, Cognitive Disorder, Fitness for Duty, Correctional Healthcare, Chronic Pain, IME, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Traumatic Brain Injury, Harassment, Personal Injury, Discrimination
Richard Jordan, Psy.D., Q.M.E., brings an eclectic background to his practice as a Qualified Medical Evaluator. His early education was rooted in science and engineering, leading to a BS in Chemical Engineering. His earlier career in environmental engineering led to his focusing upon the air quality challenges in perhaps the most difficult air quality environment in the country, Los Angeles. As he became known for his creative solutions to seemingly impossible air quality and regulatory challenges, he was approached by his clients who provided financial support for him to start his own company. Dr. Jordan grew this company over a ten-year period, and then sold it to his employees so that he could transition to his new field of interest, psychology. Dr. Jordan received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the American Behavioral Studies Institute where he completed his dissertation on integrative treatments for major depressive disorder both with and without psychotic featur...

Scott Kopoian, PhD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - PTSD, Substance Abuse, Forensic Psychology, Expert Witness, Psychological Testing, Discrimination, Labor Law, Immigration Waivers, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personal Injury
Dr. Kopoian specializes in psychological assessments as a Qualified Medical Examiner for California Workers’ Compensation cases, for personal injury and labor law cases, including discrimination and immigration waivers. He has provided expert witness testimony in both the Federal and Superior Courts and has testified in over 60 office depositions. His primary psychological clinical experience includes the evaluation and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders and substance abuse and dependency. During a five-year period, Dr. Kopoian evaluated individuals convicted of a criminal offense and found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, for the purpose of determining their current mental status, violence potential and likelihood of substance abuse relapse. Dr. Kopoian is licensed in the states of California and Oregon and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He received his education at Arizona State University Tempe, Western Illinois University and his Ph.D. in ...

Kimberley D Lakes, Ph.D. Univ of California

Lake Forest, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Neuropsychology Expert Witness - mental health, pediatric, child, adolescent, autism, ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorder, developmental disorder, cognition, cognitive, behavior disorder, attention, hyperactivity
Dr. Lakes was trained in one of the top doctoral programs in her field at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and completed a clinical child psychology internship at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For the past 11 years, she has been a faculty member (assistant, then associate) professor in pediatrics in the medical school at the University of California, Irvine. She recently left UC Irvine to join the psychiatry faculty in the medical school of the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Lakes has received many research awards, including the 2008 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in recognition of the impact of her work on the field of children’s mental health. In 2011, in recognition of the impact of her neurodevelopmental research, the Aspen Brain Forum and New York Academy of Sciences selected her for the Aspen Brain Forum Prize in Neuro-Education, Young Investigator Award. Dr. Lakes has received fou...

Alexandra C. Linscott, PhD Forensic MED Group

Glendora, California
Psychology Expert Witness - Clinical Psychology, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Victimization, Stress, Trauma & Spirituality, Post War PTSD, Readiness for Discharge, Criminal, Immigration, Violence Assessment, Suicide Risk Assessment, Competency to Stand Trial
Dr. Alexandra C. Linscott graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA in 2010. She has Masters in both psychology and Theology. Dr. Linscott has a private Forensic Psychology practice where she specializes in criminal and immigration proceedings. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and provides expert witness testimony for the Federal Immigration Court. Dr. Linscott also conducts psychological assessments and neuropsychological screenings.She served as a staff psychologist for seven years at the Patton State Hospital in Patton, CA providing forensic assessments of the prisoner population regarding suicide and violence risks, competency to stand trial and readiness for discharge and then testified regarding her finding as an expert witness in the California Superior Court. Dr. Linscott has taught at the Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA, at the Christian Community College in Sun Valley, CA and at the Fuller Graduate School...

Lynn Lunceford, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Diego, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - PTSD, Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Pediatric, Depression, Selective Mutism, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, IME, Child and Adolescent, Wrongful Death, Chronic Pain, Catastrophic Injury, Discrimination, Work Stress and Harassment
Lynn Lunceford, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with her Bachelors' in Liberal Arts, and received her Psy.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has been in private practice since 2005 and has consulted with attorneys on a wide range of civil cases. Topics she has consulted on include competence to stand trial, immigration, effects of sexual abuse, effects of trauma, fitness for duty, and assessment of dangerousness. She is currently part of the faculty at University of Phoenix and is a frequent guest on San Diego News to discus current psychological issues in the news. Dr. Lunceford seeks to be a thorough, fair, and compassionate evaluator who can generate complete and accurate reports for both civil and criminal matters.

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, Homicide, Child Forensic Interviewing, workplace violence, risk assessment, IME, personal injury, trauma, PTSD, worker's compensation, employment discrimination, violence, mental health, forensic evaluation, psychological assessment
I have worked in academia as a professor for approximately 20 years. In that capacity, I engaged in research, teaching, mentoring/supervision, and clinical work, focusing on the psychological consequences of trauma, violence and victimization. During graduate school and internship, i received specialized training in forensic psychology. I have been practicing forensic psychology independently since receiving my first license to practice in 1998. In addition to my academic appointment, I also work regularly as an expert witness, legal consultant, and forensic psychologist in civil, family and criminal (civilian and military) cases. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations and federally funded research grants. I have conducted many professional trainings for attorneys, other legal/court professionals, mental health professional, and medical professionals.

Linda D. Nelson, PhD, ASN, EdS Forensic MED Group

Glendora, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Neuropsychology Expert Witness - Alzheimer's Disease, Down's Syndrome, Dementia, Personality Disorders, Malingering
Dr. Linda D. Nelson is experienced in performing Independent Medical Evaluations involving neuropsychological issues and has testified in trials for both plaintiff and defense. Her recent book, Using the MMPI-2 in Forensic Assessment, published by the American Psychological Association (2015), is designed to assist expert witnesses testify about issues of malingering and personality style. Dr. Nelson is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist, who earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Ohio State University in 1986. She served her Internship at the VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Nelson also earned a doctoral degree in Education from Kent State University in 1976. Dr. Nelson divides her professional time between work as an Expert Witness, as a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California, her private practice in Santa Monica and academic positions as professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Cali...

Stefanie D Peters, PhD Forensic MED Group

Glendora, California
Psychology Expert Witness - Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Employment Litigation, Discrimination, Impact of Physical Injury, Americans with Disabilities Act, PTSD
Dr. Stefanie D. Peters, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, has over 25 years experience serving as an expert for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil cases, and has provided expert testimony in Federal and Superior courts. Her testimony has been highly regarded for its fairness and objectivity, and for her ability to speak to jurors in an understandable and concise manner. Areas of specialization include all types of employment litigation (race/national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability discrimination, wrongful termination), sexual harassment and assault, impact of physical injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse. Dr. Peters also serves as an Agreed Medical Examiner and Qualified Medical Evaluator for California Workers' Compensation cases. In addition to her forensic work, Dr. Peters has maintained a private practice since 1990, providing individual and conjoint psychotherapy with adults and adole...

Marcel O Pontón, PhD Persona Neurobehavior Group

Pasadena, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussive Disorder, MBTI, PTSD, Pediatric Head Injury, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Bilingual-English/Spanish, Severe Trauma Cases, Sports Concussions, Highly complex Workers' Compensation cases, AME, QME, IME, Record Review, Disability Evaluations, Chronic Pain.
Focused on the assessment and treatment of catastrophic injuries for 25 years. Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California; Bilingual (English-Spanish) Clinical Neuropsychologist; Multiple peer-reviewed publications. Co-author of two books; Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology; Member, International Neuropsychological Society; Member, American Psychological Association; Member,American Academy of Neurology Founding President, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. Clinical Director, Persona Neurobehavior Group.

Michael Ramirez, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Eureka, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - IME, neuropsychological testing, addiction, standard of care, suicide prevention, malpractice, abuse, trauma, fitness for duty, personal injury, capacity, competency, conservatorship, PTSD, malingering, criminal responsibility
Michael Ramirez, Psy.D., Q.M.E., has 22 years of experience that include consultation, psychotherapy, and forensic psychological examination combined with a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and advanced degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling and the Humanities. Dr. Ramirez is experienced in the treatment of Dual Disorders. In his private practice, he performs a range of forensic examinations, including consultative examinations for Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, and the Regional Center. Dr. Ramirez has experience working as a provider for a number of major health care service associations, including EAP, SAP assessment, and CID services. He has instructed students at the College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, Long Beach State University, University of Houston, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Alvin Community College) in addictions and psychology.

Rebecca Roy, PhD Rebecca Roy, Ph.D.

Marina del Rey, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - PTSD, Psychology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Entertainment Industry, Sexual Harassment, Psychological disability, Workplace violence, Psychological consequences of early childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Job Stress, High-profile divorce
Extensive experience working with high profile individuals both in and out of the Entertainment Industry. Expert in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for Worker's Comp. Presentation to the American Psychological Association of original research on innovative PTSD treatment method. Experienced public speaker developed through presentations, lectures and extensive international experience in the dramatic arts. Thought leader with appearances on national major media, including CNN, KTLA-TV, ABC World News Tonight. Quoted in The New York Times, LA Times, Reuters, Washington Post (series on sexual harassment in Hollywood). Currently maintain an active clinical practice. Former journalist and columnist. Former coach of Olympic athletes and former national champion athlete (synchronized swimming). Completed 48 hours of expert witness training with SEAK.

Ellen Shirman, Psy.D Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Brain Injury, Cognitive Impairment, Neuropsychological Testing, Dementia, Neurological Disorders, Competency
Ellen Shirman, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified in clinical neuropsychology. She has been in private practice since 1994, evaluating and treating patients with acquired brain injuries, various neurological and mental health conditions. She has served as an Independent Medical Evaluator and has testified in several trials over the past 20 years. Dr. Shirman is also a Qualified Medical Examiner in the California Workers’ Compensation field, a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Shirman earned her Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA, and then her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She also received a master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology. She completed a fellowship program in clinical neuropsychology at The Institute of Brain Injury Research and Training at Mediplex Rehabilitation in Camden, N.J.

Christopher Simonet, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

El Cajon, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Suicide Risk Assessment, Malingering, Malpractice, Competency, Personal Injury, IME, Anxiety, Depression, Workplace Violence, Work Stress, PTSD, Competency, Abuse, Fitness for Duty
Christopher Simonet, Ph.D., Q.M.E., is a clinical and forensic psychologist with extensive experience in assessing and treating severe mental illness and sexual offenders. He has worked in the primarily in the forensic arena since 2000. Dr. Simonet has served as an independent evaluator for the San Diego Superior Court, as a consultant to the California Department of State Hospitals, a senior psychologist for the San Diego County Forensic Conditional Release Program (CONREP), and a psychologist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He has evaluated, treated, and provided testimony for cases involving Insanity (PC 1026), Mentally Disordered Offender (PC 2962/PC 2972), Mentally Disordered Sex Offender (WIC 6331), Sexually Violent Predators (WIC 6600), and High-Risk Sex Offenders. Dr. Simonet earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with High Honors, from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School ...

Charlotte S. Singleton, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Encino, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Chronic Pain, Suicide Risk Assessment, Forensic Research, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Juvenile, IME, Malingering, Standard of Care, Civil Forensic Work, Malpractice, Fitness for Duty, PTSD, Personal Injury, Anxiety, Depression
Charlotte Sherin Singleton, Psy.D., Q.M.E., is a clinical and forensic psychologist with extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of severely mentally ill adult forensic inpatients. She currently serves as a Staff Psychologist at Patton State Hospital, providing services aimed at restoration of competence to patients deemed incompetent to stand trial by the court. She routinely conducts complex psychodiagnostic evaluations, including the assessment of malingering and adjudicative competence. As required by the court, Dr. Singleton provides her expert opinion as to whether a patient has improved to the point where they meet the legal criteria to be considered competent to proceed. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Singleton has served as a research specialist for a large county agency, and taught master’s level university courses for several years. She recently decided to focus her efforts on civil forensic work, which led her to acquire her Q.M.E. designation...

Stefanie Stolinsky, PhD, QME

Los Angeles, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Neuropsychology Expert Witness - Clinical/Forensic Psychologist, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological Testing and Measurement, Certificate from Veteran's Administration in TBI, Veteran's Reports, PTSD, Child Abuse, Workers' Comp., Trauma, Depression/Anxiety Relationships, Personal Injury Evaluations
Licensed Psychologist, forensic psychologist, and UCLA trained in Neuropsychology. Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). Has conducted over 100 AME/IME/QME medical-legal psychological examinations and neuropsychological assessments. Provides a full range of civil litigation support services. Author of “Act it Out: 25 Acting Exercises to Heal from Childhood Abuse,” Praeclarus Press. Areas of Expertise Include: Brain Injury/Trauma, competence, Financial Capacity, Criminal Psychology, disability evaluations, drug abuse, head trauma, IME/AME, Neuropsychology and Assessment, PTSD, Sexual Abuse and Traumatic Effects, Psychological Testing and Personality Assessment, Employment: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, wrongful termination, Med-Legal consultation and Strategic Case Management, Psychological consequences of chronic pain, and medical record analysis.

Susan F Streeter, Ph.D, QME Susan F. Streeter, Ph.D, QME

Fresno, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Clinical Psychology, Wrongful Death Cases, Expert Witness, PTSD Evaluation and Treatment, Trauma Expert, Motor Vehicle Injury or Death, Trial Consultation, Child Psychotherapy
I have expert witness experience in evaluating and providing expert witness testimony involving children and adults who have suffered physical injury or trauma, or they have lost a relative as a result of trauma including major motor vehicle accidents. I provide trial consultation for attorneys.

Tiffany Towers, PsyD

Beverly Hills, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Emotional Distress, Personal Injury, Trauma, Sexual Harassment, Substance Abuse, Chronic Relapse, Depression, Anxiety, Workplace Stress, Malpractice, Geriatrics, Divorce/Custody
Dr. Tiffany Towers achieved her Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, CA and she has over a decade of experience working in the field of mental health and forensic psychology. Dr. Towers has provided therapy and evaluation services within widely diverse settings (in her private practice office, substance abuse treatment programs, community mental health centers, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, home visits) and has given psychoeducational presentations and inservice trainings at the request of health and educational organizations. Dr. Towers received her Bachelor's degree in psychology and theatre from Barnard College-Columbia University and was graduated cum laude. She is licensed by the California Board of Psychology and is a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) and the California Psychological Association (CPA). CA Board of Psychology License# 29475. Available for ...

Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Redlands, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Abuse, Competency, Mental Capacity, Traumatic Injury, Psychometric Testing, Malpractice, Malingering, Standard of Care, PTSD
Mark Wolkenhauer, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a forensic psychologist with extensive experience in treating and evaluating sexual offenders and individuals with severe mental illness. He continues to serve as an expert witness in both Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) and Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) civil commitment trials across the state. Licensed in California in 1997 (PSY 15147), Dr. Wolkenhauer has worked for the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH), as a unit psychologist at Patton State Hospital (PSH), and currently works for DSH as a Consulting Psychologist. He serves as a mentor and is part of the Quality Improvement Team in the Forensic Services Division. He was on the SVP panel as a contractor and performed hundreds of SVP evaluations and provided expert testimony. In private practice Dr. Wolkenhauer conducted PC 1370/1372 evaluations, was the director of the Inland Empire Sharper Future clinics, served as a mental health consultant for Job Corps, and provided consul...

David Zakin, PhD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Psychology Expert Witness - PTSD, Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Injury, Effects of Trauma, Anxiety, Emotional Distress, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Evaluations
Dr. Zakin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in 1986. He finished a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center a year later. Dr. Zakin served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute for many years. With a clinical specialty in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr. Zakin has taught workshops and conducted training sessions on the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Medicine. Dr. Zakin's practice involves many facets of forensic matters. Dr. Zakin has provided expert testimony in over twenty cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and claims of non-work related psychiatric disability. Court testimony has been split almost equally between plaintiffs and defendants. He most recently provided testimony in the case of a world class violinist who suffered physical injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following a bicycle–au...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Denver, Colorado
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - independent medical evaluation, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, depression, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, emotional distress, psychological injury, retaliation, anxiety, trauma, IME, employment, retaliation, malingering, disability evaluation, defamation.
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment issues, or physical injuries. Performed over 600 IME's with psychological testing including symptom validity and exaggeration measures. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders and employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and malingering. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Retained by both defense and plaintiffs. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform IME's since 2003. Recognized expert on organizational dynamics and stress, presenting to Fortune 500 companies across the United States and Europe. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral fellowship in accredited program at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Advanced training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Seak Experts...

Helena G. Huckabee, PhD Emerge Professionals

Glendale, Colorado
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Medical Malpractice, Developmental Disorder, Special Education, Trauma, Brain Injury, Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Behavior Analyst, Depression, Child Abuse

Donna L. Peters, Psy.D. Donna Peters, Psy.D., PC

Denver, Colorado
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence), Rape and Sexual Assault, Adult Consequences of Childhood Sexual/Physical/Psychological Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Related Traumatic Sequelae, Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD, Campus Sexual Assault and Title IX
In her forensic psychology practice, Dr. Peters conducts comprehensive forensic psychological evaluations, provides attorney consultations, and serves as an expert witness in the areas of intimate partner violence (domestic violence), adult survivors of childhood sexual/physical/psychological abuse, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, child pornography, alcohol and memory, emotional distress and traumatic stress disorders. Dr. Peters’ findings and opinions are objective as she consults in matters for both criminal defense and prosecution, as well as both plaintiff and defense in civil matters. Dr. Peters is frequently consulted on criminal, civil, military court martial, and Federal immigration cases involving the multiple and varied psychological and traumatic effects of the various types of interpersonal violence and traumatic experiences. Dr. Peters has 20 years of clinical/forensic experience with diverse populations in various settings to include: U.S. Navy/Marine Corps-F...

Mary Best, Ph.D. Yale School of Medicine

New Haven, Connecticut
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - neuropsychological assessment, birth injury, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, pediatric stroke, epilepsy, congenital heart defects, concussion, traumatic brain injury, pediatric neurological illness, genetic disorder, ADHD, learning disability, record review, independent, medical evaluation
Dr. Mary Best is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic at Yale. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center, at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Best specializes in the cognitive assessment of the effects of medical procedures and treatments for pediatric injury and illnesses. She has an understanding of the effects of early birth complications, such as fetal encephalopathy on later development. Dr. Best has experience completing IME's for both children and adults. Dr. Best has provided ongoing consultation on legal cases as well as expert witness testimony nationally to both defense and plaintiff attorneys.

Norman R. Klein, PhD

Westport, Connecticut
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Expert Witness: Civil, Criminal, Family; Competencies; Psychodiagnosis; malpractice; pain/suffering; custody reviews
Licensed in NY and CT; Diplomate and Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners; Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties (Clinical and Forensic); Member, American Psychological Assn. (APA); Member, APA Division of Psychology and Law; Member, American Academy of Forensic Sciences; Member, NY and CT Psychological Associations

Joseph L.J. Schwartz, Psy.D

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - School Psychology, Criminal Forensic Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Clinical Forensic Psychology, Psychological Injury, Custody Evaluation, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Mental Status Review, Harassment, Capacity Evaluation, Competency Evaluation, Stalking
Dr. Joseph Schwartz has specialized in school, clinical and forensic psychology for over 30 years. He has assisted attorneys addressing legal questions pertinent to high conflict co-parenting difficulties, domestic violence and abuse, violence and sex offender risk assessment, psycho-sexual issues, developmental disorders, learning disabilities, head injury, neuropsychological functioning, cognitive ability, psychological/emotional damages for Family Law, Criminal and Civil Court. He has provided expert advice and legal consultation regarding various parenting and psychological issues including: Psychological and Neuropsychological testing, Parenting Plans, Expert Witness testimony, School and Home evaluations. Currently, Dr. Schwartz works for the Mind and Body Consortium a large clinical practice located in Dover, DE. Since 1993 he maintained a long standing practice in Staten Island, New York where he was frequently called asked to testify for the Family Court. Dr. Schwartz trave...

Ebony R. Davis, MD Concierge Psychiatry

West Palm Beach, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Disability Evaluation, Pharmacological Clinical, Medical Management, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Mental Health, Psychology, Psychoanalysis

Robert A Evans, Ph.D. The Center For Human Potential of America, Inc.

Clearwater, Florida
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Parental Alienation, Child Custody, Child Custody Evaluations, High Conflict Divorce, Expert Witness, Attorney Consultation, Trial Consultant
 Over twenty-five years of experience in applied psychology & the behavioral sciences in FL. Licensed School Psychologist by the Florida Dept. of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance;  Trained in Comprehensive Child Custody Evaluations since 1996;  Trained in Forensic Examinations, Forensic Evaluations and Juvenile Justice, Guardianship Evaluations, Assessing Violence Risk in Juveniles and Advanced Child Custody Evaluations by the University of South Florida, Dept. of Mental Health Law & Policy;  Trained in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law.  Consultant to the medical, legal and law enforcement community in Florida on Psychological and Educational matters;  Provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to victims of crime in the Central Florida area;  Consulted with Orange County Public Defender with cases involving arrest and incarceration of children, including Competency Assessments and Insanity Determinations as well as expert testimony; provided expert te...

Elliott Rosenbaum, Psy.D., ABPP Rosenbaum Psychological Associates

Jacksonville, Florida
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Behavioral Science, Emotional Trauma, Malingering, Military Mental Health, Psychology, Stress, Suicide
Dr. Rosenbaum is a board certified clinical psychologist (top 4%) and former active duty U.S. Navy psychologist, serving as chief clinical and forensic psychologist for southeast region and head of largest military mental health clinic in the region with 50,000 patients enrolled to the clinic. He has performed over 1,000 mental health evaluations. Dr. Rosenbaum is an experienced expert witness in both civilian (civil and criminal) and military courts with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Malingering. Dr. Rosenbaum routinely conducts Compulsory Medical Evaluations (CME) using objective psychological testing to form his opinions. He has published two books and conducted research on health, wellness and mental health treatment. He is currently the head of a thriving mental health evaluation and treatment private practice.

Ray S. Kim, Ph.D. Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. and Associates

Schaumburg, Illinois
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Pre-Sentencing Evaluations, Sex Offenders, Violence Risk, Fitness for Duty, Competency, Substance Abuse, Independent Medical Examinations, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Disability, Malpractice, Malingering.
Dr. Kim has the education, experience, knowledge, and skill to meet your forensic psychological needs. He is an experienced Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has testified in numerous cases in both criminal and civil court proceedings. Dr. Kim is sensitive to the nature of legal matters, and provides comprehensive, timely, and professional services. His credentials include: Board Registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Provider, Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists.

Timothy D. McManus, Psy.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Palos Heights, Illinois
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Neuropsychology. Psychology. IME's. Fitness for Duty. Return to Work. Concussion. Chronic pain. Civil/Occupational Disablity. CRPS. PTSD. Workman's compensation. Decision-making capacity evaluations. Dementia. Cancer. CVA.
I am Board Certified in both Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. I conduct Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Pain Assessments, Psychological, and ADHD/LD Evaluations from ages 6 though geriatric. The neurocognitive and emotional symptoms associated with varied neurological and medical conditions, chronic pain, PTSD, mild head injury, and concussion are representative of the conditions regularly assessed. Conditions arising form Workman's Compensation, FFDE, RTW, and personal injury characterize referrals. I also conduct evaluations for dementia and decision-making capacity. Medical records reviews and consultations are also provided.

James Tyler Carpenter, Ph.D., FAACP Metis Psychological Associates LLC

Randolph, Massachusetts
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Correctional Psychology, Correctional Healthcare, Personality Psychology, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Disability Evaluation, Psychosis, Personality Disorder, Psychotherapy Integration, Internet Teaching and Consultation, Suicide, Criminal Behavior
Dr. Carpenter’s training began with latency age children, adolescents, and their families. It has evolved over almost 30 years of professional practice to include specialties in assessment, treatment, teaching, supervision, consultation, and research on psychosis, character disorder, trauma, offending behavior, suicidal patients, personality, forensics (CCEs, high risk populations, sex offenders), disability, and integrating the full spectrum of temporal and modality specific psychological treatments across inpatient, outpatient, milieu, residential, and correctional settings. He has held academic, research, and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Medical School, and Extension Schools, as well as Boston, Lesley, Roger Williams Universities, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He has published, taught, supervised, served as an editorial consultant and consultant, and presented on the topics of subliminal s...

James F. Zender, PhD James F. Zender, PhD, PC

Mount Clemens, Michigan
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - PTSD, TBI, Auto Accident Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Pain Psychology, Family, Injury, Veterans, Addiction, Autonomous Vehicles
Founding director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, where he also served as Instructor in Psychiatry. Contributing Editor, The Forensic Examiner, Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Named America’s Best Doctors, Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition (2017). Active blogger for Psychology Today. Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, The American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and the National Safety Council. Featured in The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Boston Globe and Crain’s Detroit Business. Provides forensic psychological services for plaintiff and defense. Administers Independent Psychological Evaluations. Works in the area of accident prevention and promoting transition to autonomous vehicles.

Melissa Castro, PsyD, LP, ABPP Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology

Golden Valley, Minnesota
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - TBI, Post-Concussion Syndrome, PTSD, Dementia, Stroke, Geriatrics, Capacity, Neurocognitive Disorder, Cognitive Disorder, Mental Health, Rehab, Sleep Medicine, Sports Medicine, Trauma, IME, Record Review, Disability, FFD, Return to work, Work. Comp, Malingering, Forensic, Psychology, Spanish.
Dr. Castro is a board certified neuropsychologist with offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Mayo Clinic. She has a background in neurosciences and medical psychology. She has conducted research on the learning and memory underlying maladaptive behaviors including addiction, sexual behaviors, fear and anxiety disorders. She has a full time clinical practice (80%+). She is one of the few bilingual Spanish/English neuropsychologists in the Midwest. Areas of expertise include: - Cross-cultural neuropsychology, particularly in the evaluation of bilinguals and non-English speaking individuals. - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and concussion. - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD. - Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Jane K. McNaught, PhD Jane K. McNaught, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Fellow American Board of Forensic Examiners

Edina, Minnesota
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Emotional Damages PTSD, Evaluating Credibility:Allegations of Sexual Abuse/Harassment, Personal Injury:Child and Adult, Physical injury PTSD, Medical Malpractice, PTSD Vaccine Injury Compensation PTSD, Criminal Sexual Misconduct,
Dr. McNaught is both a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and a Board Certified Expert in Forensic Psychology. In practice for over 30 years, Dr. McNaught works with both children and adults and specializes in the evaluation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder within the context of Civil and Criminal Law. Hired by both the Defense and Plaintiff, she has testified on more than 500 occasions and conducted more than 1700 forensic evaluations. Dr. McNaught has been qualified in a number of states as well as Federal Court.She has also been retained and qualified by the US Army and Navy as an expert in PTSD. Dr. McNaught is particularly skilled in utilizing psychological testing to assess psychological injuries as well as credibility issues involved in Criminal Sexual Misconduct cases. She uses data obtained from psychological tests as demonstrative evidence to substantiate her expert opinions when testifying. The following are examples of cases Dr.McNaught has been invovled in wh...

Beverly J. Paschal, PhD Bev Paschal Therapy

Reno, Nevada
Family Loss Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - PTSD, Family Loss, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Psychology

Charles Heller, PhD Heller Consulting Group Inc.

New York, New York
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Trauma, PTSD, injured Child, Sexual Abuse, False Allegations of Sexual Abuse, Battered Woman syndrome Domestic Violence, Foster, Group Homes, Schools, Institutions, Negligence, Staff Assault murder rape
A Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Heller has more than 35 years experience as a Forensic and Clinical Psychologist. Since 2011, Dr. Heller has served as a staff forensic psychologist for Rutgers Univ Biomedical and Health Services. He is also a consulting forensic psychologist for Rockland County, New York, providing court ordered forensic evaluations for family and Supreme Court judges as well as the Department of Mental Health appointed to child custody and criminal, including murder cases. During his career, Dr. Heller served as the director for a large mental health system for a community of more than 100,000 Native Americans of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as well as clinical director of the Dutchess County Clinic for the Multi-Disabled in New York that served dual-diagnosed patients with autism spectrum and mental disorders. As adjunct associate professor, he taught courses at Northeastern Okl...

Shawn K. Acheson, Ph.D. Duke University Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, PTSD, malingering, fitness for duty, return to work, return to play, competency, substance abuse, somatoform disorder, conversion disorder, pseudo-seizures, psychogenic movement disorders, independent medical evaluation
Dr. Acheson is a Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center where he also completed his neuropsychology residency and post-doctoral fellowship training. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Neuroscience, and Lead Psychologist in the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law. In his role as a member of the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law, Dr. Acheson performs neuropsychological evaluations and record reviews in the service of civil and criminal court proceedings; fitness for duty; workers comp; and issues surrounding competency (e.g., stand trial / medical decision making / financial decision making / independent living). Dr. Acheson also provides expert testimony concerning the behavioral and cognitive effects of drugs of abuse; traumatic brain injury; somatoform and conversion disorders; and malingering. Dr. Acheson's primary clinical specialty is traumatic brain injury a...

Diane K Dodge, MA J. Rosen Warrior, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Social Work Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Domestic violence, dv, batterers, sexual offenders, risk assessment, treatment, deviancy, predators, sexual abuse, sexual abusers, offenders, threat assessment, rape, molestation, child abuse, sexual violence, violent offenders, intimate partner violence, IPV, batterer intervention program, BIP.
Diane Dodge is a Licensed Social Worker with a B.A in Psychology and a M.A. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University. She has worked in the domestic violence field for 21+ years starting with the local shelter for battered women and then counseling survivors, both women and children. She currently works to end violence and abuse in batterer intervention programs. She also specializes in sex offender treatment for state and federal court-ordered sexual offenders. Previously, she was a child and family therapist and a former clinical researcher. She has made presentations at professional organizations and conferences and she continues to teach as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at local colleges. She is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS), a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), a Member of the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC), a Member of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, B...

Kenneth J. Manges, Ph.D. Dr. Kenneth Manges & Associates, Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio
Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - Psychology, Criminalist, Dogs, Earning Capacity
Former President of the American Board of Vocational Experts. 30+ years’ experience as a retained expert witness. Testified as an expert witness more than 120 times including Hearings and Depositions in State, Federal and Military Matters. American Board of Vocational Experts/Diplomate 1999. American Board of Professional Disability Consultants/ Diplomate 1995. Ohio Disability Evaluators Panel/ Certification 1990. Licensed Psychologist, Ohio, 1985 to present. Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia, 1978 to present. Experienced Public Speaker Current practice includes: •Vocational-wage loss consultation and psychological testimony for defense and plaintiff as well as testimony in spousal support exams. •Evaluations to determine the vocational and emotional impact of intellectual, academic, cognitive (TBI) and emotional functioning post injury. •Forensic exams to determine the effect of trauma (birth injury, physical trauma as well as cognitive difficulties due to a closed head i...


Beachwood, Ohio
Psychology Expert Witness, Forensic Psychology Expert Witness - IME, Disability, Testing, PTSD, anxiety, depression, criminal, civil,
The Forensic Group was created by Jeff Rindsberg, PsyD, ABPP, a Board-Certified Forensic and Clinical Psychologist in Cleveland, Ohio to provide exceptional, unbiased forensic psychological evaluations and services. ​Dr. Rindsberg obtained his BA degree with dual majors in Psychology and History from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He earned his Masters and Doctorate (PsyD) degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then completed a post-doctoral year of training in forensic and neuropsychological assessment in Louisville, Kentucky. After moving to Cleveland in 2003, Dr. Rindsberg trained doctoral-level interns as the Assessment Supervisor at Applewood Centers. He established his private practice in 2003 to focus on psychological and forensic evaluations. Since 2004 Dr. Rindsberg has been the Court Psychologist in Lake County, providing court-ordered criminal psychological evaluations for both adult and juvenile courts. Dr. Rindsberg earned his Bo...

Andre S. Watson, PsyD

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Psychology Expert Witness, Blindness Expert Witness - Children, Families, Aggressive Child, Adolescent, Depression, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Psychotherapy, PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress, Adjustment Disorders, Adjustment To Blindness, Disabilities, Custody, Competency, Suicide, Anxiety, ADHD, Special Education, Blind Athletics
Child, Adolescent, Family, and Couples psychologist in active clinical practice. Significant teaching and public speaking experience. Receiver of the “Excellence in Empathy” award. Legally blind since age 9. Facilitates adjustment to blindness groups for adolescents with the Overbrook School for the Blind. Author of the book, “Vision in the Dark: How Living in the Dark taught me to see the light.” Accomplished athlete. 2008 Para Olympics Athlete, Beijing, China

John W. McCoy, PhD, PLLC

Memphis, Tennessee
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Addiction Medicine Expert Witness - Psychology, Addictions, child custody, criminal cases, Alcohol & Drugs, Drugs of Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders
I am a forensic psychologist with 30 years of experience. I am a past president of the Tennessee Psychological Association and the Memphis Area Psychological Association. I have testified in all levels of courts, in both civil and criminal cases. I have testified for the defendants and plaintiffs.

William J Holden, PhD

Georgetown, Texas
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness
services provided have included psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for a broad range of clinical cases including children, adolescents, and adults ranging in range from preschool children to elderly adults with a broad range of clinical and traumatic brain injury, PTSD, strokes, ADHD, somatoform disorders, and personality disorders. Forensic neuropsychological evaluations as well as military psychological/neuropsychological evaluations and consultations have been provided. Several IMEs have been performed including worker's compensation evaluations.

Robert G. Rose, PhD Rose Porterfield Group Inc

Dallas, Texas
Psychology Expert Witness - industrial psychology, harassment, hiring, safety, executive assessment, training, IO Psychologist, discrimination, psychological testing, performance evaluation, psychology, performance review, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, ADA, industrial psychologist, coaching, employment, promotion, personal injury
Dr. Bob Rose has consulted to business as his full-time endeavor for over 30 years. He is a Principal in Rose Porterfield Group a firm that has helped companies in virtually every industry in executive assessment, coaching, team building, training and handling problems such as harassment and discrimination. Rose Porterfield Group is a WBE, Dr. Robyn Porterfield, Managing Principal. Rose and Porterfield have published books, book chapters and numerous articles in psychology and business and for many years had a column in the Dallas Business Journal, "C-level coach." He has been an expert for both plaintiff and defendant. Bob and Robyn can help put complex information into concrete understandable English.

Sharna L. Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

All Over, Texas
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementia, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, disability, rehabilitation, ERISA, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in assessment since 2001. Her training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation, private practice, and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the administrative board, as events coordinator, and as associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood is currently training for boarding in medical psychology through the American Board of Medical Psychology. Dr. Wood has two practice locations: Cleburne (near Fo...

Vivian L Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN-ABN, ABPP Vivian L Begali

Midlothian, Virginia
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Neuropsychologist, PTSD, Neuropsychological Assessment, Acquired Brain Injury, TBI, Stroke, Neurological Disorders, Chronic Pain, Neuro IMEs, Worker's Compensation, Second Opinion, Capacity/Competency Evaluations, Testamentary Capacity, Dementia, Child/Adolescent/Geriatric Populations
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, ABN and Clinical Psychology, ABPP. Independent practitioner with 25+ years of experience providing individualized treatment and comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to individuals w/ medical, mental, cognitive and physical conditions. Provide expert witness consultation, IMEs, medical file review, second opinions, disability, and peer reviews. Expert witness in personal injury trials. Awarded Fellow Status by National Academy of Neuropsychology and American College of Professional Neuropsychology. Member of ABPP, AACN, INS, APA, NAN, ASCH, Div. 40/42, ACPN. Published on traumatic brain injury, dementia, practice issues, and neuropsychology. Experience in pediatric and adult medical and rehabilitation centers, currently in private practice.
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