Substance Abuse Expert Witnesses in California

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, Depression, Personal Injury, Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, Concussion, Dementia, Malingering, Medical Malpractice, Neuropsychological Assessment, Neuropsychology, Overdose, Post Concussion Syndrome (Pcs), and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd).

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John R Puls, LCSW, MCAP Puls Forensics

Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Addiction treatment center, substance abuse, addiction, suicide, family law, ASAM criteria, alcoholism, PTSD, DUI, marchman act, medical malpractice, baker act, wrongful death
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 in 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. Puls ha...

Sarah Burney, LCSW, CEDS-S Burney Therapy Group

Newport Beach, California
Mental Health, Substance Abuse - eating disorder, trauma, PTSD, anorexia, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, substance abuse, substance use, overdose, treatment, social work, cognitive behavioral therapy, family based treatment, addiction, anxiety, depression, suicide, EMDR, psychology
With over a decade of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Supervisor, Sarah Burney is a leading expert in her field. She specializes in treating all types of eating disorders, acute & complex trauma, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depressive / anxiety disorders. Her experience includes providing intensive therapy at inpatient & outpatient treatment centers for eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse. She is also a former director of one of the nation's largest and leading adult eating disorder treatment center, giving her extensive experience with acute cases and working with a multi-disciplinary team. Sarah has also presented at international conferences and universities, and trained a variety of mental health professionals. Sarah utilizes humanistic and psychoanalytic therapeutic approach, and implements various evidence based therapeutic interventions, including, but not limited to: Cogniti...

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.

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 - 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, Neuropsychology, Consultation.
Dr. Lars Hungerford was board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2012 and has over 20 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...

Catherine Marreiro, PhD, ABPP-CN & QME Bay Area Cognitive Health

Burlingame, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stroke, Personal Injury, Dementia, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Depression, Substance Abuse, Neuropsychological Assessment, Malingering, Neuropsychology, Consultation.
Dr. Marreiro (PSY26835) is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California Division of Workers Compensation. She is the Director of Neuropsychology at the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and the founder and President of Bay Area Cognitive Health. She is also president for the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum, member-at-large for Division VIII-Neuropsychology of California Psychological Association, and board member for the San Francisco Neurological Society. Her clinical expertise extends across a wide range of lifespan conditions, including but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, movement disorders, stroke, cancer, traumatic brain injury/concussion, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, sleep disorders, ADHD/Learning disorders, and mood problems. Through her role as Senior Educational Consultant with Pearson Assessments, sh...

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
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