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 on a range of psychiatric issues that arise in litigation, which include but are not limited to testamentary/estate administration disputes, undue influence, fraud, elder abuse, personal injury and mental competency. Dr. Brown has conducted more than 10,000 forensic assessments, including civil commitment evaluations conducted for Clark County.
Dr. Brown is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the fields of Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Brown is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Las Vegas. Dr. Brown’s clinical practice is based in the greater Las Vegas area, though he conducts his forensic practice where he is needed.
In addition to busy forensic and clinical practices, Dr. Brown pursues interests and training in models of psychotherapy and the mind to hypnosis, meditation, and concepts of creativity. Dr. Brown authored the Amazon best seller: “New Mind New Body: The Inner Makeover for a New You.” Dr. Brown is an innovator and educator to the public, and attorneys and juries as an expert witness.
Dr. Brown completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Rochester before becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Arkansas and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He obtained his BA in psychology at Oberlin College where his interests grew into a desire to become a physician and practice psychiatry.
Areas of Expertise
- Brain Injury
- Emotional Trauma
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Testamentary Capacity
- Undue Influence
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: I am a board certified psychiatrist by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in both Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. I hold a license to practice medicine from the State of Nevada Medical Board.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Psychiatric Association, Nevada Psychiatric Association, The American College of Psychiatrists, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: As residency training director, I regularly provide lectures on both forensic and non-forensic topics in addition to providing individual resident supervision. Recent Grand Rounds level topics have included the NGRI defense and and Introduction to Energy Psychology.
- 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: 100+
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Testamentary Capacity, Contractual Capacity, Guardianship, Undue Influence, Psychiatric Injury in Personal Injury, Substance Intoxication, Brain Injury, Competence to Stand Trial, NGRI, Fitness to Parent, Involuntary Civil Commitment, Capacity to Work, ADA accommodations, Psychiatric Disability
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 50% in civil matters
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: 50% in civil matters
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: 25+
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: June, 2018
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: If involuntary commitment cases are included, then thousands of times. If they are excluded than 30+
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: If involuntary commitment cases are included, then hundreds of times. If they are excluded than 30+
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Since 1996
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations: Testamentary Capacity, Contractual Capacity, Guardianship, Undue Influence, Psychiatric Injury in Personal Injury, Substance Intoxication, Brain Injury, Competence to Stand Trial, NGRI, Fitness to Parent, Involuntary Civil Commitment, Capacity to Work, ADA accommodations, Psychiatric Disability
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $625
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $625
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $1000
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $1200
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: If out of town, door to door time at $625/hour, travel expenses with first class air, hotel at Hyatt level of quality, incidentals. Note: late cancels or no shows require half day minimum charge for local cases, full day minimum charge for out of town cases.
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