Beryl Vaughan

Beryl Vaughan

ForensicExpertPro
766 Appleberry Dr.
San Rafael , CA 94903
Office: 415-302-9589

Introduction

Ms. Vaughan assists attorneys and forensic psychiatrists and psychologists who are expert witnesses to find one another, as an extension of her consultancy in practice development, business management and marketing in the area of forensic psychiatry and forensic psychology (MD, PhD and PsyD.) Ms. Vaughan draws on 10 years in this field, and 20 in law (as a non-lawyer) with special emphasis on probate/decedent estate controversies. An Expert Witness testifying in these cases must be suited by experience, credentials, and expertise to address the most common issues in probate litigation: testamentary capacity, undue influence, competency to make a trust or enter into a real estate or business contract, and associated issues. Determining forensic experts in this field who are, or who are not, trained for this type of case is part of her service. Many forensically-trained psychiatrists and psychologists have experience in a correctional setting, workers' compensation or solely treating patients in a clinical practice without experience in estate planning and decedent estates. You might waste time on the phone with those doctors when you know what you need, or you may appreciate assistance to zero in on the most appropriate expert. Ms. Vaughan offers skilled assistance.


Areas of Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Marketing
  • Probate
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Stalking
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Undue Influence

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BA, Magna Cum Laude, Social Sciences, Emphasis on Human Behavior in a Social Context (1982)
Teaching Credential, Critical Thinking and History
Both used extensively in her practice.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Not applicable
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Not applicable
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Not applicable
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Not applicable
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: None; it is not the focus of this practice.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Not applicable.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Not applicable.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Testified, not as an Expert before an Arbitrator Once
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30 years as an expert, lower case, not as an Expert Witness, upper case.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting to attorneys and forensic psychiatrists and psychologists regarding best practices, marketing, ethical professional procedures and defining their experience and the types of cases for which they are best suited.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $150.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $150.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: N/A
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: N/A

References

Available Upon Request.