Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness CA(N) 315156

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years experience in Forensic Psychiatry. My forensic expertise includes criminal forensic psychiatry; competency to stand trial evaluations; insanity evaluation; jail procedures; and general mental state at time of offense evaluations, including the effects of drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications (i.e. Ambien). My civil forensic psychiatric expertise includes testamentary capacity evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and general psychiatric IME’s (independent medical evaluations). I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Criminal forensic psychiatry: sanity, competency to stand trial, mitigation issues, dangerousness evaluations; effects of drugs and alcohol on mental states; Civil forensic psychiatry (IME for psychiatric disability; workplace violence assessment, testamentary capacity; correctional psychiatry issues).

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes Sacramento County Conflict Criminal Defender Panel, Solano County Conflict Criminal Defender Panel, Napa County District Attorney, Sacramento County Public Defender, Private attorneys in California, Federal Public Defender.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes Medical Director at a county jail.


MDMedicineNew York Medical College
BAAnimal PhysiologyUniversity of California San Diego

Licenses Certifications

California Medical License
Drug Enforcement Administration Certification
Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry Certification
American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology Board

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Psychiatric Association

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases