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