Gary Freedman-Harvey

Dr. Gary Freedman-Harvey

1404 Ocean Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Mobile: 562-209-4399
Office: 562-209-4399

Dr. Freedman-Harvey, a California licensed psychologist, has 30 years of forensic and courtroom experience with litigation related to cognitive impairment in older adults. (See list of selected court trials and cases)

"In my forensic practice, my focus is on evaluations of MENTAL CAPACITY: issues related to decision-making: • Testamentary capacity
• Capacity to amend a trust,
• Capacity to engage an attorney,
• Capacity to execute a power of attorney

I provide opinions at trial related to:
• Testamentary capacity
• Undue influence
• Elder abuse
• Trust litigation
• Probate conservatorship / guardianship

I have experience with inpatient and long-term care facilities as a consultant to multidisciplinary treatment teams providing forensic evaluations and testimony, primarily in the area of conservatorships through the mental health courts or probate courts in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego and Riverside Counties.

I consult with attorneys in will contests, undue influence, and elder abuse. And for capacity evaluations - I prefer to make house calls.
I do not accept "in pro per" or self-represented clients.

Areas of Expertise
  • Competency
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Geriatrics
  • Probate
  • Psychology
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: California Licensed Psychologist, 1990 (PSY11419)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: California Psychological Association, Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters
International Psychogeriatric Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: "Increased Vulnerability to Undue Influence Related to Vascular Cognitive Impairment" Presented at:
International Psychogeriatric Association International Congress, Berlin, Germany - October 13, 2015


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