Dr. Michael J. Amiel

Michael Amiel,M.D.
4131 NW 13th Street, Suite 225
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352 3771903

I have 27 years experience in the field of psychiatry which includes providing opinions in civil and criminal litigation issues. My opinions are based mostly on direct clinical contact with defendants and inmates with substance dependence issues, prison inmates seeking appeals on their death sentence, juvenile and adult sex offenders facing civil committment, veterans with PTSD issues, petitioners for guardianships, nursing home residents, victims of sexual and violent crimes, workers compensation and disability claimants, employees seeking fitness for duty evaluations, vocational rehabilitation clients, parents seeking child custody in divorce cases, families whose loved ones have suffered wrongful deaths or personal injuries and defendants involved in competency and sanity litigation. I have provided expert testimony on almost all of these issues. I am known for providing professionally honest opinions, such that you may not agree with the opinions offered but will respect those given.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: see cv

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: see cv

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: see cv

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: Since 1989, I have not kept count but more importantly I have been retained as an expert concerning issues of competency, sanity, guardianship proceedings, workers compensation, neuropsychopharmacology, geriatrics and civil commitment of respondents(sex offenders and acute mentally ill).

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Asked and answered.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: This varied with the area of expertise.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: This varied with the area of expertise.

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Being retained was interpreted as entailing expert testimony for deposition as well as possibly trial.

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Last deposition was in July 2015

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Again since 1989, I have not kept count, however the areas of expertise are as listed above.

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Asked and answered

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: since 1989

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Record reviews, mental health litigation consulting services, clinical interviews, forensic psychiatric evaluations, IME, fitness for duty evaluations and if needed french translation involving mental health issues.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Will be specified in fee agreement.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Will be specified in fee agreement.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Will be specified in fee agreemant

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Will be specified in fee agrement

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Will be specified in fee agreement

References

Tex Chalkley, Esquire
(352) 629 7511

Linda Herrick, Esquire
(352) 620 3723

Circuit Court Judge Stan Griffis
(352) 374 3645

Publications