Forensic Psychiatry Expert 96808 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in the field of Forensic Psychiatry. My expertise includes competency; death penalty; disability; drug / alcohol rehabilitation; emergency psychiatry; Independent Medical Evaluations (I.M.E.); insanity; issues associated with military service; law and mental health; malingering; serious personal injury and trauma; post traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D.); post traumatic stress evaluation in military veterans and law enforcement officers; psychiatric evaluations (parenting, pre-sentencing, conservatorship); psychiatric malpractice; sex offender treatments; inpatient mental health; and workers compensation. I have 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: multiple murder allegations, competency evaluation, pre-sentence evaluation, multiple murder conviction, murder allegation against a U.S. marine, suit alleging bullying.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: Inpatient medical care; Emergency psychiatry; Sex offender treatment programs; Alcohol rehabilitation programs; Assistant Clinical professor, department of psychiatry; Preceptorship for psychiatry residents and medical students; Guest lecturer at university level.

Relevant Experiences

I am a psychiatrist. I have performed over 1000 PTSD evaluations as I served n the Navy for 12 years, and worked part time for the VA for 13 years. I have been involved in multiple civil cases involving PTSD claims.


B.S.BiologyCornell University
M.D.George Washington University School of Medicine

Licenses Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board Certified in Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Forensic Psychiatry subspecialty certified
Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)
Medical Board of California
Expert Reviewer
California Medical License

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Psychiatric Association

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases