Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with over 40 years experience testifying about emotional distress, PTSD, chronic pain, undue influence, testamentary capacity and employment litigation (among others). He has offered expert opinion in over 5000 cases, 700+ depositions, and testifying in 150+ trials in Federal, State, Administrative and Military jurisdictions. Dr. Raffle has consulted for attorneys, insurers, employers and judges. In addition to a successful clinical practice and teaching career at U.C. Medical School, Dr. Raffle has taught attorneys at Hastings College of the Law, postgraduate course "Trial and Appellate Advocacy" for 11 years instructing attorneys about the direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses and consults to attorneys on this subject.
Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates' expertise includes, but is not limited to the following psychiatric issues which can arise in litigation:
Intentional and unintentional infliction of emotional distress
Pain and suffering
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Traumatic brain injury and other dementias
Fitness for duty
Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
Discrimination (ADA and Title VII)
Harassment (sexual, etc.)
Need for Treatment
Medical Records Review
Assisting Attorneys to Prepare for the cross-examination of mental health expert witness
Dr. Raffle's website (wwww.rafflemd.com) contains commentary and case reflection on expertise in each of the above areas and additional areas of expertise gained over an extensive career.