Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witnesses

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Forensic psychiatry expert witness candidates are typically called on to support a criminal case, insurance claim dispute, or medical malpractice matter. Candidates usually have an advanced degree from an accredited school of medicine behavioral sciences program. Forensic psychiatry work focuses on assessing clients, providing diagnoses, and prescribing medication. Depending on the specifics of the case, legal counsel may look for a practitioner that is a board certified forensic psychiatrist, or has a subspecialty in geriatric psychiatry, adult psychiatry, or child and adolescent psychiatry. The chosen expert could be a member of an industry organization such as the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), or the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (APPL). In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may request a forensic psychiatry professional with prior expert witness testimony experience. 

Litigation support activities by a forensic psychiatrist could include a mental health examination, medical records review, an expert report, expert opinion, deposition testimony and courtroom testimony. The expertise of the psychiatric expert will provide credibility to enable the jury to consider the evidence with the weight it deserves. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has performed numerous searches for forensic psychiatry expert witnesses. Example matters have encompassed:

The firm has many years of experience providing healthcare professional candidates for forensic services and litigation support services, including psychiatric and pediatric psychiatry experts. Placing medical experts is a particular area of expertise at Cahn Litigation Services.

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Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Representative Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Forensic Psychiatry experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Forensic Psychiatry landscape.

Expert Witness #250035

This expert's practice of General and Forensic Psychiatry has gained acceptance by legal professionals nationwide. The practice is in large part clinical. Clinical services, including treatment and consultations, are provided for a range of psychiatric patients from adolescents to the elderly. Additionally, this expert consults for Forensic Aftercare Programs, provides treatment for dually diagnosed patients and has an extensive clinical practice, providing services for patients ranging from adolescents to elderly.

In addition to serving as the practice's Medical Director, this expert is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, where this expert directs and teaches the Psychiatry and Law Program.

This expert has conducted over fifty lectures, workshops, and seminars, on topics related to psychiatry and psychiatry and the law, including the insanity defense, diminished capacity, competency to stand trial, competency to waive Miranda Rights, testimonial capacity/competency to testify as a witness, psychiatric malpractice, standards of care, ethics in the practice of forensic psychiatry, testamentary capacity / competency to make a will, psychiatric disability evaluations, detection of malingering and exaggeration of signs and symptoms of mental illness, and other topics on the interface of psychiatry and the law. This expert continues to provide rotations and training for psychiatric residents utilizing private practice and contractual services.

This expert has participated in over a thousand civil and criminal cases in local, state, and federal courts as an evaluator or consultant at the request of defense, plaintiff, prosecution, governmental agencies, and insurance companies or as an independent evaluator for courts when experts for defense and prosecution offered conflicting opinions.

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Expert Witness #247349

This expert specializes in Criminal Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction, and the effects of substances on the brain including cannabis and synthetic cannabis, opioids, tobacco and more. This expert serves on the Chemical Dependency team at a nationally known health insurance provider, and has been the Medical Director of the Opiate Replacement Therapy Program at a VA hospital. This expert is board certified, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has added a Certificate of Qualification in Forensic Psychiatry from the same Board. Besides being a practitioner, this expert is also involved in current research and is well-published. This expert attends and presents at conferences and symposia and is well recognized as an authority in the field.

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Expert Witness #261449

Besides a private practice in Forensic Psychiatry, this expert is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. This expert is Board Certified in Geriatric and General Psychiatry as well as in Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. This expert is licensed to practice in a number of states and has performed over 10,000 psychiatric evaluations. This expert is well-published and is a frequent presenter at medical conferences. This expert is a member of good standing in the major professional associations of this expert's specialty.

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Expert Witness #262027

This expert is a geriatric psychiatrist specializing in forensic work regarding contested financial decision-making capacities in the elderly and matters that increase vulnerability to undue influence, as the issues at hand in these cases often fall directly into this expert’s expertise as a geriatric psychiatrist. This expert has received direct mentorship from geriatric psychiatrists who helped to write a Probate Code regarding decisional capacities, and has lectured on the topic.

This expert completed medical school and psychiatry residency, and a two-year fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. This expert worked as an inpatient geriatric psychiatrist at a VA Hospital and was an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry. This expert has worked on about 40-50 cases as a geriatric psychiatric, has testified in court about 5 times and given about 5 depositions. Many, although not all, of these cases involved disputed testamentary capacity (or other financial capacity) and allegations of undue influence.

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Expert Witness #250289

This expert is a Forensic Psychiatrist and is board certified in the Forensic Psychiatry subspecialty and holds a certificate as a Forensic Evaluator. This expert has significant hospital experience as an Attending Physician and is well acquainted with hospital intake and admissions processes. Besides clinician experience, this has served as Clinical Instructor at a University's College of Medicine, and volunteered services as the Psychiatric Advisor to a Mental Health Court. This expert also served as a Medicaid Screener (Peer Reviewer), to ensure health providers met the strict standards of a State's Medicaid policies. This expert has served as an expert witness in approximately 100 civil and criminal matters as a forensic psychiatrist and has testified at depositions and in trials many times. This expert is well-published and is involved in research and presentation activities.

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Expert Witness #261555

This expert is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine. This expert has been designated as a distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, as a Candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. This expert was awarded an MD degree and completed psychiatric and Psychoanalytic training. Besides a private practice, this expert serves as a Faculty member of a Forensic Psychiatric Fellowship Program. This expert has taken continuing education in a variety of topics including "Elder Law: Estate Planning", presented by a Department of Psychiatry. This expert is well-published and is a frequent presenter at medical conferences. This expert has strong experience as an expert witness having testified in over 50 cases.

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Expert Witness #250151

This expert is a Forensic Psychiatrist. As a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at a major university, this expert has been on the Board of Directors and served as president of a geriatric psychiatry association. This expert has a long history dealing with Medicaid and other billing issues and schemes, and understands the psych admission process well. This expert has significant experience as an expert witness. This expert is well published and is a frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences.

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Expert Witness #247359

This expert is a forensic psychiatrist, in practice for many years, with an Addiction Medicine practice and an Associate Clinical Professorship of Psychiatry at a well-renowned university. This expert has been a consultant and expert witness for attorneys, insurance companies and the courts and has qualified in federal and seven state courts. This expert's expertise in criminal matters include substance abuse, sanity, competency, death sentence, eyewitness identification and serial murder cases. This expert has also practiced medication management locally at a Federal Prison and Detention Center. This expert has served on the staff of 5 hospitals, 7 professional societies and is a consultant to corporations, nationally. This expert has published a number of psychiatric articles and delivered numerous presentations. This expert has deep litigation support experience.

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Expert Witness #257993

This expert is a Board Certified (and licensed) Psychiatrist. This expert is the Attending Psychiatrist where this expert provides psychiatric evaluations and treatment to individuals with mental illness who are also within the legal system. This expert is also an Attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at a hospital. In private practice this expert treats adults, adolescents and children as well as performs services as an expert witness. This expert is well-published and is a frequent presenter at conferences and symposia. This expert has significant experience as a testifying expert.

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