Forensic Psychiatry Expert 159155 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years in clinical and forensic psychiatry. My areas of expertise are PTSD, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the evaluation of Emotional Distress, Chronic Pain, Diminished Capacity, TBI, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, Serious Personal Injury and Trauma, and Employment Litigation. My additional experience includes user-friendly testimony and thorough, accessible reports, based on skilled synthesis of IMEs, medical records review, are the basis of this expert's reputation. My knowledge of legal issues is useful in lawsuits involving issues of harassment, discrimination, and employment law.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Undue influence claim where testator was suffering toxic organ failure at time of change in estate plan; IMEs of a community exposed to toxins, emotional distress;Issues of impaired psychiatric functioning in criminal case; Emotional distress in bad faith insurance case where insureds were denied coverage; Veteran suffering PTSD committed suicide, issue of causation; Assessing emotional distress of individual in vehicle accident fatal to individual’s spouse; PI mva assessment and issue of schizophrenia or brain damage and issues of causation.


A.B.PhysiologyUniversity of California at Berkeley
Doctor of MedicineChicago Medical School

Licenses Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Diplomate in Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Diplomate in Forensic Psychiatry
Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) State of California

Primary Affiliation

American Medical Association