Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.

Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates
35 Wolfe Grade
Kentfield, CA 94904
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Phone: (415) 461-4845
Fax: (415) 461-4039

Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist focusing on emotional distress, PTSD, chronic pain, undue influence, testamentary capacity and employment litigation (among others), with over 40 years' experience offering 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:

Emotional distress, intentional and unintentional infliction of emotional distress
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chronic Pain
Traumatic brain injury and other dementias
Fitness for duty
Testamentary Capacity
Undue Influence
Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
Wrongful Termination
Discrimination (ADA and Title VII)
Harassment (sexual, etc.)
Employment Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Catastrophic Injury
Need for Treatment
Medical Records Review
Assisting Attorneys to Prepare for the cross-examination of mental health expert witness

Dr. Raffle's website ( contains commentary and case reflection on expertise in each of the above areas and additional areas of expertise gained over an extensive career.



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