Sanity/Competency to Stand Trial Expert Witnesses

Psychologists & Psychiatrists Expert Witness Listings

You will find Expert Witness who may provide testimony on Sanity and Competency to Stand Trial by clicking on the following links. Sanity and Competency to Stand Trial (CTST) Experts found on this page may consult on issues involving competency for trial, fitness hearings, and juvenile competency. These experts may provide reports regarding competency to stand trial, competency to waive Miranda rights, and false confessions. Consultants found here may also provide expert witness testimony regarding M'Naughten, trial competency, , Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity pleas (NGRI), clinical competency, diminished capacity, testamentary capacity, sound mind, legal responsibility, and insanity defense, among other topics.

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Glen D. Skoler (Clinical and Forensic Psycholog (Licensed: PA, NJ, MD, VA, DC) & PSYPACT Interstate Compact )
Glen D. Skoler, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over 35 years of experience in court evaluations, testimony and providing forensic services. Dr. Skoler is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.... Learn More ›

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 ›

Park Dietz (Park Dietz & Associates, Inc.)
PD&A offers forensic experts in psychiatry, psychology, neuropsychology, neurology, pathology, nursing, social work, criminal behavior analysis, police, corrections, security, and toxicology. For the 25 years we've been operating as a group we've consistently... 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 ›

Pia Quimson-Guevarra
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 matters, and criminal cases and has conducted... Learn More ›
Katya Cornejo, PsyD (Expedient Medicolegal Service)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Katya Cornejo, Psy. D., Q.M.E., is a board certified clinical psychologist with comprehensive experience in the analysis of complex issues regarding industrial causation of psychiatric injuries, such as...
Patrick Wiita MD
Location: South Carolina
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Wiita is triple Board Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, General Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and his expertise is based on rigorous training at the USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law,...
Alisha Johnson (Bernatz Experts)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Alisha Johnson is the new proprietor and lead forensic psychologist at Bernatz Experts. Dr. Johnson received her doctorate degree at Pepperdine University, and has flourished in her career at Metropolitan...
Ronald H. Roberts, PhD, ABPP
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Roberts has been working in the field of psychology for 49 years. He has been practicing forensic psychology and neuropsychology for 39 years and has been involved in over 4500 forensic cases. He has...
Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. (Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with 49 years' experience rendering his expert opinion in over 5000 cases and testifying at 700+ depositions and trials. A short list of...
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...
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...
Maurice Preter, MD (Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Neurology)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: 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....
Steven Gaskell (Psycholegal Assessments, Inc.)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Steven Gaskell is a forensic psychologist with expertise in performing a variety of Psycholegal Evaluations. He is currently a licensed psychologist in Illinois, Georgia, and Kansas. He has expertise...
N.G. Berrill (NY Forensic)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Dr. N.G. Berrill is a Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Director of New York Forensic, specialty areas: Criminal and Civil matters including-- Competency evaluations, Criminal Responsibility, Sex...
Kevin A. Domingos (Boston Neuropsychological Services, LLC)
Location: Massachusetts
Areas of Expertise: We have a team of neuropsychologists that uses a peer review process on all cases. Our staff was trained at Children's Hospital in Boston, Yale University Child Study Center, and Harvard Medical School,...
Robert S. Brown (Forensicpsychiatry.com)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Unique Credentials - Enhanced Analysis: IME Doctor licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Dr. Robert Brown is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry....
James S Angelos (James S Angelos, PhD. Clinical Psychologist)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Angelos is a clinical psychologist with a private practice based in Santa Barbara, California. He graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. He completed internship...
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...
Marcel O Ponton (Persona Neurobehavior Group, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Ponton is a published author and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. He specializes in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury...
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,...
Teo Ernst, Psy.D., ABPP (Director, Pacific Forensic Group - Experts in Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology & Neurology)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Ernst, PFG's founder and forensic director, specializes in PTSD, Mitigation and Resentencing, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, and Employment Evaluations. He is one of a select group fewer...
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...
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...
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...
Leslie Dobson (Dr. Leslie Dobson )
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Leslie Dobson, a California licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, has 20 years of psychology experience. She is an expert in assessing the validity of alleged psychological damage for both plaintiff...
Lawrence S. Mayer, MD, MS, PhD
Location: Arizona and Maryland
Areas of Expertise: 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...
Mariann F. Cosby DNP, MPA, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC, CLCP, CCM, MSCC, CSN, FAEN (MFC Consulting)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: MFC Consulting provides an array of independent consulting services to attorneys and insurance carriers. Services include development and /or review of Life Care Plans, Medical Cost Projections, Medical...
DAVID F. O'CONNELL (PRIVATE PRACTICE)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Dr. O'Connell is a board certified forensic & medical psychologist and DEA registered prescribing psychologist with 12 years of prescribing experience/prescriptive authority in independent practice.He...
Michelle L. Vorwerk (Vorwerk Forensic Psychology, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: For more than 20 years, Dr. Vorwerk, Board-Certified Forensic Psychologist (ABPP), has conducted evaluations and testified in over a thousand cases, including conducting psycho-legal assessments, reports...
Robert M. Gordon (Robert M. Gordon, PhD ABPP)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: I have been practicing Forensic Psychology (civil and criminal) since 1976. I am double board credentialed in Clinical Psychology and in Psychoanalysis. Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology...
Emin Gharibian, Psy.D. (Forensic Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Verdugo Psychological Associates)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: I am a clinical psychologist specializing in Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology with over 10 years of experience in assessing, treating, and consulting on psychological disorders. I completed a two-year...
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...
David J McIntyre (Behavioral Science Consulting)
Location: Arizona
Areas of Expertise: Dr. McIntyre is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience. He is among a small percentage (4%) of Licensed Clinical Psychologists who are Board Certified. This means that...
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....
David E. Hartman PhD MS ABN ABPP (Medical and Forensic Neuropsychology   [cell phone contact may provide more rapid response, see phone numbers below])
Location: Illinois
Areas of Expertise: David E. Hartman PhD. MS ABN ABPP is an internationally known, board-certified neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist whose office is in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being a licensed doctoral...
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...
Charlotte Sherin Singleton, PsyD (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: C. Sherin Singleton, Psy.D., Q.M.E., is a clinical and forensic psychologist with extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of severely mentally ill adult forensic inpatients. She currently...
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...
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...
Douglas F Watt (Clinic for Cognitive Disorders)
Location: New Hampshire
Areas of Expertise: I am a senior clinical Neuropsychologist, presently on the faculty of the Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Boston Institute for the Study of Violence. I have been...
Lynn Lunceford, PsyD (Expedient Medicolegal Services)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Lynn Lunceford, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with her Bachelors' in Liberal Arts, and received her Psy.D. from the San Diego...
Sanity/Competency to Stand Trial FAQs

What is a sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness?

A sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness is a professional who is qualified to give an opinion on whether a defendant is mentally fit to stand trial. The expert witness will consider the defendant's mental state at the time of the alleged offense, as well as their current mental state.

What is the role of a sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness?

Sanity/competency to stand trial expert witnesses provide opinions on a defendant's mental state and ability to understand legal proceedings and aid in their own defense.

How much can a person make as a sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness?

Sanity/competency to stand trial expert witnesses may earn between $175 and $400 per hour, or more in some circumstances. The exact fee is agreed upon between the expert and the retaining lawyer.

What are the qualifications of a sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness?

A sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness should have knowledge of forensic psychology, legal standards for competency, and mental health assessment.

What type of evidence is reviewed in a lawsuit by a sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness?

A sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness reviews evidence related to the defendant's mental state, including medical records, psychological evaluations, and interviews with the defendant and those who know them.

What types of cases involve expert opinions from a sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness?

Cases involving criminal defendants who may have a mental illness or disability that affects their ability to understand the legal proceedings or assist in their own defense may require expert opinions from a sanity/competency to stand trial expert witness.