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This page contains substance abuse expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on substance abuse and related issues. Substance abuse expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these substance abuse expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Substance Abuse, PTSD, Addiction, Independent Medical Examinations, Malingering, Opioids, Psychoanalysis, Addiction Psychiatry, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Chemical Dependency, Competency, Dementia, Disability Evaluation, and Drug Testing.

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Steven L. Duckor, MD

Tustin, California
Addiction Medicine - Substance Abuse, Chemical Dependency, Prescription Drug Abuse, Detoxification, Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death, Relapse Risk Prediction, Standards of Care, Absorption & Clearance of Alcohol/Drugs, Drugs/Alcohol, Testing Blood, Urine, Breath, Alcohol, Hepatological Effect of Alcohol, Alcoholism
Dr. Steven Duckor specializes in chemical substance and drug abuse and is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Duckor has extensive knowledge in prescription drug abuse, detoxification, relapse risk prediction, absorption and clearance of alcohol/drugs, testing and all aspects of drugs and alcohol. Dr. Duckor is experienced in medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Kimberly Ann Hoffmann, PharmD, APh, BCPP, BCGP Pacific Pharmacy Practice PC

Bakersfield, California
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - Substance Abuse, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Geriatric medicine, Pharmacy Practice
I have experience in most aspects of pharmacy practice and have been involved in cases handling substance misuse, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, geriatric medicine, home infusion pharmacy, hospice, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy both clinical and administrative pharmacy, and rural healthcare. I have been a pharmacist for 30 years, and I am also a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Pacific.

Lars Hungerford, Ph.D., ABPP-CN Advanced Neuropsychology

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Medical-Legal Evaluation, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stroke, Personal Injury, Dementia, Depression, Substance Abuse, Neuropsychological Assessment, Malingering.
Dr. Lars Hungerford was board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2012 and has over 17 years of experience. He is considered a subject matter expert on traumatic brain injury and has extensive experience evaluating patients with brain injuries ranging in severity from mild to severe. He has given numerous invited lectures to national and international audiences on topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, post-concussive syndrome, mild traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder and has been routinely praised for his ability to present complex information in interesting and accessible ways. Dr. Hungerford has worked in various settings (e.g. inpatient hospitals, outpatient hospitals, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, military treatment facilities, and private practice) and is engaged in research, education, and clinical work related to brain injury and associated conditions. He dedicates part of his prac...

Mark McDonald, MD Mark McDonald MD Inc

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Psychiatric Malpractice, Child Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Trauma, Autism, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Disability Evaluation, ADHD, Conservatorship
UCLA-trained double-boarded psychiatrist (adult and child & adolescent psychiatry) in active clinical practice. Experienced in academic psychiatry, community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, residential treatment, incarcerated juvenile treatment, and private practice outpatient care. Lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Central America--proficient in Japanese, Spanish, and French. One year of public school teaching experience. Undergraduate education in classical music, history, and literature. Experienced in medical-legal consultation for medical record review and deposition preparation, as well as expert witness testimony for child and adult emotional injury cases, representing both plaintiff and defense. Private practice in Los Angeles specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry since 2013. Candidate in adult psychoanalysis from 2012 to 2020 at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC). Taught seminars at both the PCC and the Maple Counseling Center, focusing on th...

Adrienne Meier, PhD

Pasadena, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations, IME, discrimination, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Sexual Offending, Sexual abuse, Head Injury
Dr. Meier is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Dr. Meier is licensed in California, New York, New Jersey Illinois, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii. She has been retained and qualified as an expert on various civil and criminal forensic cases related to mental health (e.g., emotional damages / distress related to discrimination or injury), neuropsychology (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke etc.), and sexual offending (e.g., risk of reoffending, sexual deviance, sexual abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome). She received specialized training in forensic psychology during an APA-accredited internship at New York University's Bellevue Hospital Center, and she completed neuropsychological training during her post-doctoral fellowship at City of Hope Medical Center. She has also worked within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the California Department of State Hospitals, New York Office of Mental Health (OMH) and...

Lorraine K Bockman, LCSW, LAC, SAP, MAC Comprehensive Addiction Solutions LLC

Centennial, Colorado
Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Substance Abuse, Chemical Dependency, Prescription Drug Abuse, Relapse Risk Prediction, Standards of Care, Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse Recovery, Addiction Recovery, Chronic Relapse, Chemical Dependency Treatment, DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
Ms. Bockman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addictions Counselor in Colorado, is recognized as a Master Addiction Counselor with NAADAC, and is qualified as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines. She has a private practice in the Denver Metro Area in Colorado specializing in addictions and related issues. Ms. Bockman is considered to have the special knowledge, experience, and education that goes far beyond basic public information in the field of substance use, abuse, additions, and other related topics. She has the skills you may be seeking in an expert witness including written and oral communication, team player expertise, confidence, and honesty. Her expert witness practice includes: case review and analysis regarding treatment appropriateness and professional standards of care; substance abuse evaluations to determine level of use/abuse and appropriate treatment recommendations; review and critique ...

Adrienne Meier, PhD

Florida
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations, IME, discrimination, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Sexual Offending, Sexual abuse, Head Injury
Dr. Meier is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Dr. Meier is licensed in California, New York, New Jersey Illinois, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii. She has been retained and qualified as an expert on various civil and criminal forensic cases related to mental health (e.g., emotional damages / distress related to discrimination or injury), neuropsychology (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke etc.), and sexual offending (e.g., risk of reoffending, sexual deviance, sexual abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome). She received specialized training in forensic psychology during an APA-accredited internship at New York University's Bellevue Hospital Center, and she completed neuropsychological training during her post-doctoral fellowship at City of Hope Medical Center. She has also worked within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the California Department of State Hospitals, New York Office of Mental Health (OMH) and...

John R Puls, LCSW, MCAP South Florida Psychotherapy

Boca Raton, Florida
Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Addiction treatment center, addiction treatment center fraud, ASAM criteria, alcoholism, PTSD, DUI, addiction, marchman act
I'm a licensed psychotherapist and master's certified addiction professional in the state of Florida. I specialize in substance abuse, mental health, and addictions treatment centers. I have served as an expert witness for marchman act cases for both the respondent and the petitioner. Additionally, I am very well versed in ASAM (American Society for Addiction Medicine) criteria for determining levels of care in addiction treatment centers. I have serviced as an expert witness for addition treatment center negligence cases. Also, I have served as a mitigation specialist advocating for reduced sentencing on cases involving substance use and mental health disorders.

Rachel D Maree, MD, MPH Rachel D. Maree, MD, MPH, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia
Psychiatry, Substance Abuse - Addiction Psychiatry, Disability Evaluation, Medical Billing, Medical Record Review, Mental Health, Psychoanalysis, Public Health, Tele-medicine, Medical Malpractice, Psychopharmacology, Utilization Review, Opioids
Dr. Maree is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Adult Psychiatry and holds medical licenses in Georgia and Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience diagnosing and treating a variety of psychiatric disorders including trauma related disorders, mood/anxiety disorders, psychotic spectrum disorders, and dual diagnosis disorders. In addition to experience in the ambulatory/outpatient setting, she has also worked in emergency psychiatry, with intensive outpatient programs, on consultation and liaison teams, in various tele-medicine settings, and with community treatment teams. Dr. Maree also obtained additional training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and is currently a candidate for Psychoanalysis at Emory University, which provides her with a unique perspective in understanding and formulating a person's experiences. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Maree has experience with peer review, utilization management, chart review, disability ...

Robert M. Galatzer-Levy, MD University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Divorce, Custody, Malpractice, Ethics, Competency, Psychological Damages, Litigation Consulting, Mitigation (criminal), Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Substance Abuse, Psychoanalysis, Child Protective Services
Dr. Galatzer-Levy is the author of four books and more than 100 professional publications. Many related to law and psychiatry. He is a respected teacher at the University of Chicago and a sought after speaker in his field.

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

Schaumburg, Illinois
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - 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: Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional , 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.

James P Murphy, MD, MMM, DFASAM Murphy Pain Center

Louisville, Kentucky
Pain Management - Medicine, Addiction Medicine - Chronic pain, Pain Management, addiction, opioids, substance abuse, Suboxone, MAT, prescribing, controlled substance, DEA, medical board, regulations, Kentucky, Indiana
James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, is a nationally recognized physician leader and expert in Pain Management, Addiction Medicine and controlled substances prescribing. He is President of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine and is the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Murphy is founder and CEO of Murphy Pain Center located in New Albany, Indiana. In addition, he serves gratis as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is also a past president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Dr. Murphy’s credentials are unparalleled: board certifications in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology and Preventive Medicine/Addiction. He has earned the distinction of Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine. His subspecialty Pain Medicine fellowship was at Minnesota’s renowned Mayo Clinic, where he also served on the faculty of the Mayo...

Jason M Marchi, FNP-BC NP Legal Consulting

Danvers, Massachusetts
Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner - Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, preventative health care, substance abuse, polypharmacy, women's health, men's health, home health, inpatient, outpatient
Experienced nurse practitioner with background in family medicine, home health, substance abuse, urgent care, adult medicine, pediatric medicine, and geriatric medicine. Presently in practice with busy primary care office in the Boston area. I have 15 years of health care experience in numerous settings and in many capacities, including medical tech, registered nurse, and advanced practice nurse. I routinely act as preceptor/clinical instructor for nurse practitioner students. I am currently licensed to practice in the State Massachusetts and will soon be licensed to practice in the State of New Hampshire (2022). I am a graduate of MCPHS University and board certified to practice family medicine by the ANCC. In addition to direct medical care, I routinely audit charts for best-safe practice and appropriate billing. I frequently participate in monthly meetings for review of safety and implementation of appropriate standards of care. As an expert medical witness, I offer unbiased and...

Barry H. Roth, MD

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

Thomas D. Fowlkes, MD

Oxford, Mississippi
Correctional Healthcare, Addiction Medicine - Deliberate Indifference, Prison Standard of Care, prisons, jails, correctional medical director, access to care in prison, urgent care, detox, substance abuse, drug testing, alcohol testing, residential substance abuse facility, outpatient substance abuse facility, supervision of nurse practitioners
Highly experienced correctional physician who currently serves as the Medical Director for a 140 bed facility. Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Certified Medical Review Officer for Drug/Alcohol Testing (MROCC). Owner and operator of a primary and urgent care clinic. Former co-owner and Medical Director of a 76 bed CARF accredited residential and outpatient detox and substance abuse treatment facility. Experienced Expert Witness.

A.E. Daniel, MD DANIEL FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Columbia, Missouri
Psychiatry, Correctional Healthcare - Suicide, Prisons, Jails, Forensic Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, PTSD, medication, substance abuse, jail suicide, prison suicide, correctional suicide, group home suicide, nursing home suicide, addiction, teen suicide, juvenile suicide
Award winning thought leader on prison suicide. Triple Board-Certified medical doctor. (Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry). Former Director of Psychiatric Services for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Directed, managed and supervised services provided by psychiatrists working in all prisons in Missouri. Was administratively responsible for all mental health services provided by the mental health staff. Considerable experience in providing direct psychiatric services to jail and prison inmates in various correctional institutions. Significant experience interacting with correctional staff that provides direct one-to-one services to inmates on suicide watch and attending to their needs. Authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles in correctional mental health and particularly on risk identification, prevention and risk management strategies relating to suicide in jails and prisons. One of the co-authors who updated the World Health Or...

Shawn K. Acheson, Ph.D. Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC

Waynesville, North Carolina
Neuropsychology, Psychology - 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...

Dustin Patil, MD Mountain Area Health Education Center

Asheville, North Carolina
Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Addiction, Substance Use Disorder, Substance Abuse, Substance Dependence, Drug Abuse, Opioids, Alcohol, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Marijuana, Cannabis, Benzodiazepines, Drug Testing, Psychiatry, Pain, Overdose, Suboxone, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Naltrexone, Detoxification
Dr. Patil graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He completed his general psychiatry residency training at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, where he also completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry. He worked as the Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center from 2018-2021 and ran the inpatient addiction psychiatry consultation service and saw patients with addiction and pain issues in the outpatient psychiatry and primary care clinics. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and taught a number of courses at the medical school. Dr. Patil is an approved instructor for the PCSS MAT X-waiver training course; he has trained over 100 providers on the use of medications for opioid use disorder (including buprenorphine/Suboxone, methadone, and naltrexone). He has published on topics pertai...

George S. Glass, MD George S. Glass, MD, PA

Houston, Texas
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Medical Director of Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals. Consultant to Medical Board, Bar Association, FAA
Board Certified, Psychiatry; Board Certified, Addiction; Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas, Baylor College of Medicine, Cornell Weill
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