Dr. Colin G. Koransky PhD

400 Newport Center Drive, Ste 410
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Web Site
Phone: 949-720-9669
Fax: 949-720-7046

Dr. Koransky is a highly experienced clinician and expert witness with a winning record in the courtroom. He conducts psychological and psychiatric evaluations in cases involving personal injury, post traumatic stress, post concussive syndrome, medical malpractice, mental competence, neuropsychological deficits in personal injury cases,appropriateness/limitations of neuropsychological tests and most areas of psychiatric problems. He performs a qualitative assessment of cognitive and mental impairments through effective testing and dynamic clinical evaluation. He undertakes forensic psychological evaluations for psychologically traumatized patients of all ages. He has served as Expert witness for both Plaintiff & Defense. He has served as expert in high profile cases including Federal Court. Literature/record review. He is an excellent and eloquent communicator.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: PhD Clinical Psychology
MA Clin Psych,
BA (Psychology & Sociology Majors)
Licensed in California
Diploma (USC) in Health Policy & Management

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: • Guest speaker at 51st Annual Convention: Consumer Attorneys of California
November 9 2012, San Francisco California
Topic: Calibrating Losses in Post-traumatic Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Forensic Evaluations
• Institute for Medico Legal Studies, La Jolla California, Paper presented at Conference
• Topic: The Use of Neuropsychological Testing in the Evaluation of Head Trauma
Together with C.P. O’Carroll MD Neurology and M. Brandt -Zawadzki MD Neuroradiology presenting collaborative findings.

Lecturer in Psychology at Los Angeles Professional Psychology Institute
Beverly Hills, California (1981-1983)
Taught courses on psychopathology, diagnosis of mental disorders, use of various psychological rests including academic, neuropsychological and personality tests, including MMPI, Rorschach, Millon, and other similar instruments, psychological report writing, ethical issues, etc.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg 1974-1977
Professional School of Psychology, Beverly Hills California, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, 1979-1983
Many speaking engagements to Hospital Grand Rounds and various clinical meetings.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: From 1975-2015, in excess of 100

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Consults on psychological,neuropsychological and psychiatric deficits in personal injury, posttraumatic stress, post concussive syndrome, medical malpractice, mental competence,fitness for duty. Law enforcement evaluations Will also review and address appropriateness and limitations of psychological tests of various kinds. Assists attorneys in formulating questions relative to field of expertise, to assist on focusing on salient issues and nuances of the disorders in question.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 50% Fluctuates depending on cases accepted

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 50% Fluctuates depending on cases accepted

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: About 100

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: May 2015

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: About 100

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 50-60

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 41 Years. (First Forensic Appearance was in 1974)

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Clinical Evaluation & examination of parties, Record review, Reports, Evaluations using latest and most widely accepted Psychological Testing focusing on psychological, and psychiatric, neuropsychological and emotional impairments. Forensic psychological evaluations for psychologically traumatized patients of all ages. Preparation of questions for attorneys, testifying at depositions, trial, arbitration.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $500

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $3000 minimum, half day , or
$6000, full day (4-8 Hours)

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Usually requires $8000 retainer
Outside LA or Orange Counties; Airfares/ hotels, meals billed at cost. Computer fees for testing billed at cost.Copying, Faxes, emails: Fair and reasonable charges.

References

References available upon request.

Publications