Psychiatry Expert Witnesses

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Expert witnesses who are available to consult and testify regarding psychiatry can be found here. Psychiatry experts found on this page may consult on issues involving adult psychiatric care, antisocial personality disorder, and anxiety disorders. The forensic psychiatry experts found here may provide reports regarding avoidant personality disorder, bio-psychiatry, and bipolar disorder. They may also provide expert witness testimony concerning child & adolescent psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy, depression, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illnesses, geriatric psychiatry, mental health concerns, mental illness, neuropsychiatric issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric medicine, psychiatric personal injury, psychoanalysis, psychopharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, psychotic disorders, rehabilitation of the mind, and schizophrenia, among other topics.

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Sanjay G. Adhia, MD (Adhia & Associates, Forensic Psychiatry)
Dr. Adhia is a triple Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist based in Houston, TX. He testifies nationally. He is uniquely Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine in civil, criminal, and military jurisdictions. Adolescent &... Learn More ›

Pogos H. Voskanian, M.D. (General and Forensic Psychiatry)
Dr. Voskanian is a Clinical and Forensic Psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, who specializes in applications of scientific and clinical expertise to legal issues in legal contexts... Learn More ›

Lawrence S. Mayer, MD, MS, PhD
Dr. Mayer is an expert on the use of epidemiology, statistics and biostatistics in addressing issues of general causation in a clinical, regulatory or policy setting. He has worked on a wide range of problems in a variety of specialties in public... Learn More ›

Maurice Preter, MD (Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Neurology)
Dr. med. Maurice Preter, MD is a psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist, psychopharmacologist and neurologist based in New York City with close to four decades' worth of experience in the medical profession. He is part of a limited number of fully dually trained... Learn More ›

Naren T. Vellanki, MD
Dr. Naren Vellanki is a double board certified psychiatrist who has board certification in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. He is currently working as an inpatient psychiatrist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Vellanki treat's both children... Learn More ›
Gregory McGowan, MD (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Gregory McGowan is a licensed psychiatrist. He earned his medical degree from Marshall University and then completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of California. Dr. McGowan currently...
American Medical Forensic Specialists
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: MEDICAL EXPERTS FOR MALPRACTICE & PERSONAL INJURY CASES AMFS is America's premier medical expert witness and consulting company. We are a trusted partner with the legal community and provide a superior method of retaining medical experts.
J. Harold Berberick (Behavioral Health Strategies, Inc.)
Location: Massachusetts
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Berberick is board certified in Healthcare Management. He is highly experienced as a senior manager in the fields of Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Managed Care,Mental Retardation...
Tyler E. Morrison, M.D., M.A.S. (Morrison Psychiatry)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Morrison is a UCSF-trained adult psychiatrist and a UCSD-trained child & adolescent psychiatrist, board-certified in both disciplines. Along with clinical work, he conducts independent medical evaluations...
Christopher Jay Heckman, M.D., M.S., Q.M.E. (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Christopher Heckman is currently a member of the Clinical Operations Advisory Council (COAC) for the California Department of State Hospitals. The Clinical Operations Division facilitates the development,...
Harold J. Bursztajn (Accredited Psychiatry & Medicine)
Location: Massachusetts
Areas of Expertise: Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry, Medical & Psychiatry Malpractice, Managed Health Care, Informed Consent, Professional Ethics, Addiction, Product Liability, Assessments of Workplace Violence and Dangerousness,...
Jessica Chaudhary
Location: Connecticut
Areas of Expertise: Harvard and Yale trained Board Certified psychiatrist with treating conditions such as anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, attention deficit disorders, women's mental health issues, substance use...
Jorien Campbell, MD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Jorien Campbell graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed...
Andrew Clark (Andrew B. Clark M.D.)
Location: Massachusetts
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Clark is an experienced psychiatrist who is triple board certified in forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and adult psychiatry. Harvard trained and on the faculty of Massachusetts...
Debra S Borys, Ph.D., FABPF (Forensic & Clinical Psychologist)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Borys is a UCLA-educated forensic,clinical & health psychologist and diplomate in forensic psychology. She provides emotional damages assessment, case consultation on psych issues, lit review, & review...
ForensisGroup, Inc. (The Expert of Experts)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: For over 30 years, ForensisGroup has provided the nation’s top law firms, businesses, insurance companies, government entities with highly qualified expert witnesses and consultants. Experts referred by...
Jane K McNaught (Jane K. McNaught, Ph.D.)
Location: Minnesota
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Jane McNaught is a Clinical and Forensic psychologist. Dr. McNaught graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Ph.D. in 1982 and has been in private practice for over 35 years. She has been...
Mohammad Hanizavareh, M.D. (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Expedient Medicolegal Services provides expert medical opinions to a diversity of clients, with an emphasis in the areas of workers’ compensation, independent medical examinations, and disability evaluations....
Richard J Frances MD
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Richard Frances, MD, is an expert in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry. He was the founding president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Past President and Medical Director of Silver Hill...
Gil Lichtshein (Gil Lichtshein, MD, PA)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Lichtshein is board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and his areas of expertise include disability, workers comp, civil and criminal cases, fitness for duty, competency and...
Meghan Jain, M.D. (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Jain’s interest in psychiatry began as an undergraduate at USC where she majored in Neuroscience and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then went onto Medical School at SUNY Downstate followed by a psychiatry...
Octavio Choi, MD, PhD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Choi is a forensic psychiatrist who is a member of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp (www.fpamed.com) a national forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting practice. Dr. Choi is...
Richard H. Gabel, MD, PC, DLFAPA (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Richard Gabel, MD, DLFAPA, is a psychiatrist licensed in New York State with over 40 years of experience in private practice since 1980. He holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at New...
Edwin Peng, MD (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Edwin Peng, MD, MBA, QME has been a board-certified psychiatrist since 2006. He has accumulated a breadth of experiences across a variety of clinical, cultural, and forensic settings reflective of his...
Gloria M Kardong (Gloria M. Kardong, MD, DLFAPA, DABPN)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Gloria M. Kardong, M.D. is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who has been in full time private practice in Palo Alto, CA for the past 25 years. She is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and...
Matthew J Steiner (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: As a board certified psychiatrist and Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Steiner brings a broad range of experience and interests through his 11+ years of experience providing mental...
Consolidated Consultants
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Consolidated Consultants (CCc) continues to deliver high quality expert witness and medical expert witness referrals nationwide since 1995. CCc is the only referral service where you can view the full,...
Salma S. Khan, M.D. (Salma S. Khan, M.D.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: I graduated from the Stanford University Psychiatry Residency program in 1998. I have been board certified in Psychiatry since 2000. I have subspecialty certification in Consultation-liaison psychiatry. I...
MaryEllen Eller, MD (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: MaryEllen Eller, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also certified as a master psychopharmacologist by the Neuroscience Education Institute.  Dr....
Martin H Williams (Williams Forensic Mental Health Services (Offices in Northern and Southern California))
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Martin H. Williams has offices in San Jose, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento and San Diego. He has never failed to qualify as an expert in any Criminal, Civil or Administrative matter. He is...
Alice R Berkowitz (A Professional Psychology Corporation)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: For over 20 years, Dr. Berkowitz has specialized in forensic psychology, neuropsychology and clinical/diagnostic assessment and court evaluations and trainings. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist...
KENNETH E DINELLA
Location: Georgia
Areas of Expertise: Duke trained, board certified psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience including chief of staff and medical director. Experienced expert witness in malpractice, child custody, civil and criminal matters.
Steven H. Berger, MD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Berger is a forensic psychiatrist who is a member of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp (www.fpamed.com) a national forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting practice. Dr. Berger...
Sandip Buch (Skypiatrist)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Sandip Buch, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and native english speaker with over 20 years of experience treating psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, Obsessive...
Sasha Getty M.D., QME (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Getty is a general adult psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from University of California Irvine School of Medicine and completed his residency training...
Ernest A. Kendrick (Ernest A. Kendrick, M.D., PA)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Ernest A. Kendrick, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kendrick is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child...
Elite Medical Experts
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Elite Medical Experts is a physician-based firm specializing exclusively in medical litigation. Our one goal is to align top-tier university professors with the legal community. We secure experts for medical litigation from every medical and surgical speciality.
Gabor Vari, MD (Gabor Vari MD Inc)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: I am a double Ivy League trained and two-time Jeopardy! champion general adult psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric...
Ellika McGuire (Ellika McGuire MD PLLC)
Location: Washington
Areas of Expertise: Dr. McGuire is a double board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with seven years full-time clinical experience evaluating and treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders...
Leonard J. Weiss, M.D. (Leonard J. Weiss, M.D., Psychiatry Austin, PLLC)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Weiss is Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Brain Injury Medicine based in Austin, Texas. He is uniquely qualified to address the complicated...
Medical Advisors, Inc./Technical Network Consulting Service
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Your Link To Americas Most Qualified Experts! Get the right Expert and the right Service! Medical Advisors, Inc. provides top ranked Board Certified physicians and academicians in all medical specialties....
Ayesha Ashai, MD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Ashai has performed numerous civil and criminal forensic psychiatric evaluations and has been qualified as an expert in the field of psychiatry in the Sacramento Superior Court. She has extensive training...
Walter E.B. Sipe, MD
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Sipe, Board Certified in Psychiatry and Pediatrics, has an active outpatient psychotherapy and medication management practice serving adults and adolescents. He is on the clinical faculty at UCSF...
Medilex Inc.
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: MEDICAL EXPERTS IN 180 SPECIALTIES, FREE INITIAL TELEPHONE ANALYSIS BY OUR DIRECTOR, A COST-CONTROL GUARANTEE...AND NO EXPERT SEARCH FEES–ALL MONIES ARE APPLIED TO THE EXPERT'S ACTUAL WORK. Medilex...
Charles Saldanha, MD, FAPA (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Saldanha is a forensic psychiatrist who is a member of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp (www.fpamed.com) a national forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting practice. Charles...
Vincent Michael Fortanasce, M.D. (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Vincent M. Fortanasce is certified by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Clinical and Associate Professor of Neurology at USC. He trained at The Institute of Living, an affiliate hospital...
Gregory P Brown (Gregory P Brown, M.D., Prof. Corp.)
Location: Nevada
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Brown has conducted thousands of forensic evaluations and rendered expert witness deposition or court testimony more than 80 times in civil and criminal cases for over 20 years. Dr. Brown testifies...
Howard J. Friedman, PhD, ABPP (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Friedman is a forensic psychologist who is a member of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp (www.fpamed.com) a national forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting practice. Dr. Howard...
Ashraf Helmy, MD (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Ashraf Helmy, M.D., Q.M.E., is a board certified psychiatrist working in the Los Angeles area. He currently works at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, California and has been an Assistant Professor...
Takeo Toyoshima, MD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Toyoshima is a general, addiction, and forensic psychiatrist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his B.S. from Yale and his M.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He...
Mitchell H. Dunn
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Mitchell H. Dunn, M.D. is a sub-specialty board-certified forensic psychiatrist who spends the vast majority of his time as the forensic director of a state hospital forensic psychiatry program. He has...
James Armontrout, MD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Armontrout is a forensic psychiatrist who is a member of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp (www.fpamed.com) a national forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting practice. Dr....
Tyler M Durns, MD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Tyler Durns graduated with Honors from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minors in Psychology and Chemistry. He then went on to earn his Medical...
Paul Elizondo III, DO (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Paul Elizondo graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University in California. He completed...
Roger K Pitman, M.D. (Harvard Medical School)
Location: Massachusetts
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Pitman has been practicing psychiatry for more than 50 years. He is Certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Brain Injury Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is...
Pia Quimson-Guevarra
Location: Oregon
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Pia Quimson-Guevarra is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has expertise in psychiatric issues that in civil litigation, employment...
Dale E. Panzer (Dale E. Panzer MD, Psychiatrist and Expert Witness)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Dale E. Panzer, M.D. is among the select few experts double-board certified in Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine. During his decades-long career, Dr. Panzer has served as a forensic evaluator and expert...
Carlos Rodriguez, MD (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., Q.M.E., earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Psychobiology. He began to explore the mind/body connection and how it impacts our overall...
Matthew L. Edwards, MD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Matthew L. Edwards, M.D., is a general and forensic psychiatrist and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Edwards graduated from Princeton University with...
Mark I. Levy, MD, DLFAPA (Medical Director of Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P., a nationwide expert witness firm)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P. (fpamed) is a national consulting firm with offices in California, Nevada and North Carolina assisting litigating attorneys. The firm includes 15 board certified forensic...
David Y. Kan, M.D., D.F.A.S.A.M. (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Kan is a forensic psychiatrist who is a member of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp (www.fpamed.com) a national forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting practice. Dr. David Kan...
Samuel Miles (Samuel I. Miles, MD, PHD)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Miles provides consultations, reports, and expert testimony to both plaintiffs and defendants in litigated civil and criminal matters. He has qualified as expert in state and federal courts to provide...
Elliott M. Stein (Elliott M. Stein, M.D.)
Location: California and Florida
Areas of Expertise: I am a specialist in the Evaluation and Treatment of Older Adults including the evaluation and treatment of depression, anxiety, stress disorders, relationship problems, insomnia, memory problems, dementia,...
Psychiatry FAQs

What is a psychiatry expert witness?

A psychiatry expert witness is a professional with specialized knowledge who may be called to testify on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders.

What is the role of a psychiatry expert witness?

A psychiatry expert witness provides testimony on mental health issues, including the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

How much can a person make as a psychiatry expert witness?

Psychiatry expert witnesses may receive income in the potential ranges from $175 to $475 per hour or greater, depending on the whether testimony is involved. Some experts charge a flat fee per day for deposition or trial testimony.

What are the qualifications of a psychiatry expert witness?

Psychiatry expert witnesses should be licensed psychiatrists with experience in forensic psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, or related fields.

In a lawsuit, what type of evience is reviewed by a psychiatry expert witness?

A psychiatry expert witness in a lawsuit reviews evidence related to mental health, including medical records, psychological evaluations, and interviews with the plaintiff or defendant.

What type of cases might require opinions from a psychiatry expert witness?

Cases involving mental health issues such as insanity, competency to stand trial, and emotional distress may require opinions from a psychiatry expert witness. They can also provide insight into the effects of trauma and abuse.