Substance Abuse Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of 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, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these substance abuse expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Substance Abuse, PTSD, Addiction, Suicide, Trauma, Alcoholism, Bipolar Disorder, Malingering, Overdose, Personal Injury, Competency, Depression, Fitness For Duty, Malpractice, and Medical Malpractice.

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Stephen D Chin, MD, FAAEM

Burlingame, California
Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine - Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine, Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, Documentation Analysis, Quality Assurance, Medical Education, Trauma, Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Overdose
● Board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with over 25 years’ clinical experience. ● Over 10 years’ experience training Emergency Medicine physicians at a Level I Trauma Center. ● Current Quality Assurance Consultant for the Medical Board of California. ● Experience in Emergency Medicine Documentation Quality Assurance. ● Instructor for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Course. ● Clinical and Administrative Urgent Care experience including Medication Assisted Treatment. ● Published author in physical child abuse research. ● Award-winning public speaker. ● Experienced in providing expert witness testimony at both deposition and trial.

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 18 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...

Gabor Vari, MD

Pacific Palisades, California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adderall, Ritalin, trauma, PTSD, suicide, addiction, substance abuse, IME, personal injury, fitness for duty, medical malpractice, disability evaluation, telepsychiatry, medical board, side effects, standard of care
I am a double Ivy League trained and two-time Jeopardy champion general adult psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. I have served as an expert in medical-legal matters over 100 times and have testified dozens of times. I maintain an active practice in Los Angeles. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Residency: UCLA - Chief Resident of Bipolar Disorders Clinic Medical School: University of Pennsylvania - Appel Award for Most Outstanding Student Entering Field of Psychiatry Undergrad: Brown University - Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors

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 ...

Michael J DiTomasso, PhD Michael J. DiTomasso, Ph.D., P.A.

Miami, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Substance Abuse - Forensic Psychological Evaluations, Parenting, Parental Alienation, Diagnosis, Competency to Proceed, Miranda Waiver, Coerced Confession, Mitigation, Psychosexual, MDSO, Physical/Sexual Abuse, False allegations, Trauma, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Malingering
I, Dr. Michael J. DiTomasso, am a PhD level Forensic Psychologist. I specialize in Forensic Psychological Evaluations and trial consulting in Criminal, Juvenile Delinquency, and Child Protective Services matters. I do a lot of work in the basic forensic functions such as evaluating for mitigation and downward departure, competency to proceed, to Waive Miranda, to Testify Relevantly, etc. In regard to these kinds of cases, I supply expert opinion as to mental health diagnoses, treatment needs, appropriate level of care, and prognosis. I have expertise and experience with all the major diagnostic categories such as schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse disorders, psychopathy and other personality disorders. I am a member of the Association for Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and evaluation of dangerousness and risk is often an integral part of the work I do. I have testified at sentencing and Arthur hearings in regard to danger...

John R Puls, LCSW, MCAP Puls Therapeutic Solutions, LLC

Boca Raton, Florida
Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Addiction treatment center, substance abuse, ASAM criteria, alcoholism, PTSD, DUI, addiction, marchman act, medical malpractice, baker act, suicide
John Puls is a licensed psychotherapist, master's certified addiction professional, and qualified expert witness located in Florida. Mr. Puls specializes in substance abuse, mental health, addictions treatment centers, and mental health facilities. Mr. Puls has experience working in various levels of care in substance abuse treatment facilities and mental health crisis stabilization units. Additionally, Mr. Puls has created new programming within addiction treatment facilities that model the best practice and standard of care. Mr. Puls has served as an expert witness for marchman act cases for both the respondent and the petitioner throughout the state of Florida. Furthermore, Mr. Puls is well versed in ASAM (American Society for Addiction Medicine) criteria for determining levels of care in addiction treatment centers. ASAM is considered best practice when determining appropriateness for admission and discharge to specific levels of care in addiction treatment facilities. Mr....

Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, MPH Onward Counseling Group, LLC

Lake Worth, Florida
Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Behavioral Health, Patient Outcomes, Overdose, Quality Assurance, Policies and Procedures, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, Substance Use Disorder, Medication Assisted Treatment, Clinical Director, Chief Clinical Officer, Licensed Clinician, Compliance
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and have been in the field of Addiction and Mental Health for approximately 10 years. Recently, I oversaw approximately 20 treatment centers as the Vice President of Patient Outcomes of a large national Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Company. My role included compliance, policies and procedures, ensuring positive patient outcomes, and developing and implementing programs to ensure patient safety and ethical practices as well as clinical innovation. I worked as a clinical director and Vice President overseeing several facilities handling any litigation with in-house counsel and worked on multiple cases during my years at a previous company doing chart and case review, depositions and etc for various legal issues that arose over the many years that I was in clinical leadership. I am proficient in clinical charting and documentation review, compliance procedures for substance abuse an...

Katie J. Coe, PA-C

Cumming, Georgia
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Suicide, PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder/OCD, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, overdose, emotional distress, relationship distress, bipolar disorder, psychosis, adverse reactions, telepsychiatry, addiction, substance abuse.
Katie Coe, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant with over eleven years of clinical experience. Katie has an extensive background in diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorder/affective mood disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis, anxiety disorders including OCD and panic disorder, agoraphobia, ADHD, DMDD, ODD and depression, as well as treating those with opioid use disorder with buprenorphine. She has also trained under Dr. Georgia Ede and is proficient in nutritional psychiatry. She is actively treating patients. She currently resides in the state of Georgia, though has worked as a PA in Colorado and Texas as well. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants and Association of PAs in Psychiatry. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University Magna Cum Laude.

Adeyemi Fatoki, MD Great heights OTP, Calumet City

Calumet City, Illinois
Addiction Medicine, Substance Abuse - Correctional Health
Adeyemi Fatoki has spent his career striving to improve healthcare among diverse populations. As a physician and medical director, he brings exceptional expertise in quality assurance, utilization management, organizational leadership, clinical programming and integrated behavioral healthcare systems. Dr. Fatoki has accomplished much in the private sector, institutional healthcare and government (correctional) settings since 1990 with a significant record of achievement in the treatment of addiction disorders, particularly for those suffering from the opioid epidemic. He has developed and implemented (and assisted others with) new policies, procedures and resources to improve quality of care, regulatory compliance, clinical team competency and patient outcomes. Presently, Dr. Fatoki facilitates medication-assisted recovery services to inmates at LaSalle County Jail while overseeing all clinical and business operations of his long-term medical practice, Great Heights OTP. His ex...

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, DFASAM is a nationally recognized physician leader and expert in Pain Management, Addiction Medicine and controlled substances prescribing. He is the Immediate Past President of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine and is the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s delegate to the American Medical Association’s Substance Use and 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 exceptional: ABMS board certifications in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has earned the distinction of Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (DFASAM). His subspecialty Pain Medicine fellowship was at Minnesota’s renowned Mayo Clinic, where he also served ...

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
Owner of XMED NP Witness Solutions, LLC. 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 am a graduate of MCPHS University and board certified to practice family medicine as a nurse practitioner by the ANCC. I routinely act as preceptor/clinical instructor for nurse practitioner students. I am an adjunct Professor of pharmacotherapeutics for Endicott College's Nurse Practitioner program. I am currently licensed to practice in the State Massachusetts and in the State of New Hampshire (2022). In addition to direct medical care, I routinely audit charts for best-safe practice and appropriate billing. I frequently participate in meet...

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

Krishan K Gupta, MD Ridgewood Clinics

Ridgeland, Mississippi
Psychiatry - Suicide, Violence, PTSD, Prison, Capacity to stand trial, Jail, Negligence, Malpractice, Trauma, Relationship Distress, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Addiction, Corrections, Insanity, Competency, Personal Injury, Substance Abuse, Overdose.
. Dr. Krishan Gupta is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over 30 years' experience. Some of his areas of expertise include: Suicide, Violence, PTSD, Prison, Capacity to Stand Trial, Jail, Negligence, Malpractice, Trauma, Relationship Distress, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Addiction, Corrections, Insanity, Competency, Personal Injury, Substance Abuse, and Overdose. Dr. Gupta finished his residency from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1992. He started his private practice and started treating patients full-time. He has had admitting privileges in a local hospital and has also worked as a medical director in different settings. Dr. Gupta has 30 years of experience in treating a broader spectrum of psychiatric illness with pharmacological and psychotherapeutic management. He has served as an expert witness, including deposition, appearing in trial at the state and federal level multiple times over a span of 30 years. Dr. Gupta has served cases for both Defense and Pla...

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, functional neurological disorder.
Dr. Acheson is a Forensic Neuropsychologist in private practice in Asheville, NC. He provides neuropsychological evaluations in civil, criminal and administrative courts. He also performs independent medical evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and record reviews. Dr. Acheson provides evaluation of and expert testimony on a variety of neuropsychological conditions including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, brain tumor, neurodevelopmental abnormalities (e.g., fetal alcohol exposure), and neurotoxic exposures (e.g., lead, organic solvents, mold). He also provides evaluation of and expert testimony on mental health conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)), conversion / functional neurological disorder, as well as malingering and factious disorder. He has worked with clients from early adolescence through late adulthood. For most of his career, Dr. Acheson was an educator, researcher, and clinician at Western Carolina University, Duke University...

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

Kate D Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC KAM Associates

Arlington, Virginia
Substance Abuse, Nurse Practitioner - Substance Use Disorder, Impaired health professionals, Drug & Alcohol abuse
Licensed Nurse Practitioner Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Legal Nurse Consultant
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