Psychology Expert Witness Listings in California

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

Santa Barbara, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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.
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Lisa Boesky, PhD Suicide Expert Services

San Diego, California
Correctional Healthcare Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - jail suicide, prison suicide, rehab facility suicide, treatment facility suicide, psychiatric hospital suicide, juvenile detention suicide, juvenile corrections suicide, suicide standard of care, correctional suicide, suicide risk assessment, suicide, jail/prison/correctional facility suicide
Expert on child and adult Suicide within Correctional and Treatment facilities (jails, prisons, mental health facilities, substance abuse treatment facilities, juvenile detention, psychiatric hospitals, etc.). Licensed clinical psychologist for 20+ years. Consults on mental health and Suicide Prevention programs, including multiple class-action lawsuits, and "Suicide Vulnerability Assessments" in correctional and residential treatment settings. Developed and presented over 140 "conference" keynotes and workshops, and over 125 full-day or multi-day "training" programs. Opinion source for national media including CNN, Fox News, USA Today, US News & World Report among others. Author of books, articles and national training curriculums. Experienced expert witness and forensic consultant (defense and plaintiff cases) related to Suicide deaths in Correctional and Treatment facilities.
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Michael A Carlish, Ph.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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 testing ...
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Sharon Chernoff, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Orange, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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 ...
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Dana Chidekel, PhD

Tarzana, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Neuropsychology, Psychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Elder Capacity, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel dedicated the early part of her career to the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological testing of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Dr. Chidekel dedicates a part of her practice to forensic matters, serving as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, employment, business educational, elder (limited) family law, (limited) criminal law, and class action matters. She is retained by plaintiff and defense in approximate equal p...
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Katya Cornejo, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Hayward, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology 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 Colle...
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Teo Ernst, Psy.D, ABPP Teo Ernst Psychological Services Inc.

San Francisco, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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 one of fewer than 35 psychologists in California who have undergone the rigorous examination process necessary to obtain Board Certification in Forensic Psychology. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Ernst specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Competency/Capacity evaluations, and employment evaluations. 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...
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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...
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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 consequences of...
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Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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...
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Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Los Angeles, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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, malingering, sexual assault, Title VII.
Psychological expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment issues, or physical injuries. Performed over 500 IME's with psychological testing including symptom validity and exaggeration measures. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and malingering. Recognized expert and educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presenting to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure. Advanced training in trauma with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral fellowship i...
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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
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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...
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Craig Grether, Ph.D., QME Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology 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, clinical neuropsychology
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.
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Pamela J. Hall, PhD Forensic Med. Group

Glendora, 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 disabi...
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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 a clinical psychologist. She graduated with a doctoral degree in psychology from Pepperdine University. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Rehabilitation Psychology. She holds a leadership position with Division 22 and is the Oral Exam Coordinator/Secretary for the Board of Rehabilitation Psychology of ABPP. 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 and conducts both psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for medical-legal purposes. 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, teachi...
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Richard Jordan, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Diego, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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...
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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 ...
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Jeffrey Kropf Expedient Medicolegal Services

Claremont, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - Competency, Risk Assessment, Institutional Standard of Care, Fitness for Duty, Traumatic Injury, Correctional Healthcare, Disability, Personal Injury, Abuse, IME, PTSD, Juvenile Evaluations, Cognitive Impairment,
Jeffrey Kropf, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in forensic and diagnostic mental health evaluations. As a consulting psychologist since 1991, Dr. Kropf has evaluated more than 1000 youths and young adults in community care and court-ordered placements. As a staff psychologist for the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) and the Department of Juvenile Justice from 1991 through 1999, he evaluated approximately 500 patients and offenders and provided expert testimony in hearings including W&IC 1800 hearings throughout the State. He joined the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Unit at the time of its inception in 1999 and served as Senior Psychologist, Supervisor from 2001 through 2017. During this time, he conducted approximately 3000 forensic mental health evaluations including evaluations pursuant to PC 2962, PC 2972, and W&IC 7301 and provided expert testimony in support of his opinions in trial...
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Kimberley D Lakes, Ph.D. Univ of California

Lake Forest, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology 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...
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Michael L. Levittan, PhD

Los Angeles, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Custody, Child, Domestic, Violence, Parenting, School, Spousal, Anger
Dr. Levittan (“Dr. Michael”) is an experienced psychotherapist and expert witness who is devoted to his work with both treatment of patients and expert consultation and testimony with clients. He has been in practice as a psychotherapist for over 25 years and has provided expert testimony for over 18 years. His areas of specialization include: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Parenting, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Anger Management; and School Violence. Additionally, Dr. Michael has lectured and taught seminars at UCLA Extension; National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI); International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT); Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect; California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; NEXUS Conference on Child Abuse; Grief and Loss Conference; Pasadena Hillside Children’s Home; U.S. Marines; L.A. Superior Court; Women’s Shelters; Loyola Marymount University; Association of Battere...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Linda D. Nelson, PhD, ASN, EdS Forensic MED Group

Glendora, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology 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...
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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...
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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.
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Michael Ramirez, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Eureka, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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Charlotte S. Singleton, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Encino, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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...
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Stefanie Stolinsky, PhD, QME

Los Angeles, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology 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.
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Susan F Streeter, Ph.D, QME Susan F. Streeter, Ph.D, QME

Fresno, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, 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.
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Annette Swain Dr. Annette Swain A Psych Corp

Encino, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - dementia, capacity, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, Alzheimers, depression, anxiety, cognitive, disability, personality, stroke, geriatric
I am board certified in both clinical neuropsychology (ABCN) and in clinical psychology (AACP). I am a qualified medical examiner for the State of California. I have been in practice for 20 years, specializing in neuropsychological assessment of neurological, psychiatric, and general medical conditions. My subspeciality is geriatric neuropsychological disorders, including dementia disorders, stroke, and Parkinson's disease. My practice is in Los Angeles, with offices in Encino and Burbank.
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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