California Testamentary Capacity Expert Witnesses

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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 ›

Ayesha Ashai, MD (Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.)
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 in the evaluation and treatment of personality... Learn More ›

Teo Ernst, Psy.D., ABPP (Director, Pacific Forensic Group - Experts in Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology & Neurology)
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 than 40 psychologists in California who have undergone... 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 ›

Martin H Williams (Williams Forensic Mental Health Services (Offices in Northern and Southern California))
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 an experienced psychological expert who has given... Learn More ›
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...
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...
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 over a thousand evaluations and testified in hundreds of cases. She conducts psycho-legal assessments, neuropsychological...
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...
Andrew Levine (North Coast Neuropsychology)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Levine is a clinical neuropsychologist who is board-certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has been involved in clinical and medico-legal practice and consultation since...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Gary Freedman-Harvey
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Freedman-Harvey, a California licensed psychologist, has 25 years of forensic and courtroom experience with litigation related to cognitive impairment in older adults. (See list of selected court trials...
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...
Tyler E. Morrison, M.D., M.A.S. (Morrison Psychiatry & Therapy)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Morrison is a UCSF-trained adult psychiatrist and a UCSD-trained child & adolescent psychiatrist. In addition to clinical work, he conducts independent medical evaluations (IME's) of people of all...
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...
Park Dietz (Park Dietz & Associates, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: PD&A offers forensic experts in psychiatry, psychology, neuropsychology, neurology, pathology, nursing, social work, criminal behavior analysis, police, corrections, security, and toxicology. For the...
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...
Mohan Nair (Southern California Neurodiagnostic Center)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Nair brings his extensive training, clinical experience, and formal board certifications to provide you an in-depth and nuanced medico-legal analysis of cases for adults, adolescents, and children...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Testamentary Capacity FAQs

What is a testamentary capacity expert witness?

A testamentary capacity expert witness is a person who is qualified to give an opinion on a person's mental capacity to make a will. The expert witness must have expertise in the area of mental health and must be able to evaluate the person's mental state at the time the will was made.

What is the role of a testamentary capacity expert witness?

A testamentary capacity expert witness provides expert opinion on a person's mental capacity to make a will or testamentary instrument.

How much can a person make as a testamentary capacity expert witness?

Testamentary capacity expert witnesses can earn anywhere from $175 to $450 or more per hour, depending on the case. Experts usually receive compensation for travel time, and more for deposition and trial testimony.

What are the qualifications of a testamentary capacity expert witness?

A testamentary capacity expert witness can evaluate an individual's mental ability to create or modify a will or trust.

What type of evidence is reviewed in a lawsuit by a testamentary capacity expert witness?

A testamentary capacity expert witness reviews evidence related to the mental capacity of the testator at the time of creating or modifying a will, including medical records, witness statements, and other relevant documents.

In what type of cases would testimony be required from a testamentary capacity expert witness?

Testimony from a testamentary capacity expert witness may be required in cases where there are disputes over the mental capacity of a testator at the time of creating or modifying a will.