Dr. Gregory Kirk is board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Kirk keeps an active clinic practice, performs regulatory assessments of pilots, physicians, and lawyers, and consults with attorneys regarding select aspects in the intersection of mental health, drug and alcohol, suicide, and unexpected death.
Recent cases have included analyzing opioid overdosage, behavioral disorders leading to death in a hospital, and premature death in alcoholism.
Dr. Kirk also teaches in the community and academic settings on topics such as alcohol pharmacotherapy, stimulants, hallucinogens, alcohol and opioid withdrawal, and sedatives. He has been invited speaker for community presentations, state and local bar associations, and graduate schools.
Areas of Expertise
- Addiction Medicine
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Abuse
- Independent Medical Examinations (I.M.E.)
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Dr. Gregory Kirk is a medical doctor and completed psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado in 1999 and addiction psychiatry fellowship at the same University in 2000. Dr. Kirk is dual-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. and is licensed in Colorado and Utah.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Dr. Kirk is a member of the Colorado Psychiatric Society, International Society of Addiction Medicine, Aerospace Medical Association, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Dr. Kirk teaches an annual curriculum in an academic residency and topics include alcohol pharmacotherapy, sedative use in high risk groups, club drugs, hallucinogens and ketamine, and cocaine, amphetamines, and methamphetamines. Prior topics have included designer drugs and malingering in substance abuse disorders.
Dr. Kirk also teaches or has been invited to speak in a variety of community settings. At a graduate school, Dr. Kirk delivered a lecture on substance abuse in disaster areas. For a bar association, he spoke about the difficulty of promoting behavioral change in distressed lawyers.
Dr. Kirk is the editor for the state psychiatric society publication and is an invited author for the state lawyer's magazine.
- 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: In the last four years, Dr. Kirk has been retained by attorneys on more than 20 cases. In the same span Dr. Kirk has been retained as an expert in fifty general aviation psychiatric examinations. The commercial aviation industry has retained Dr. Kirk as an expert on 51 occasions in the last four years.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Suicide and Unanticipated Death After Hospital Discharge
Opioid Overdose Deaths in Various Settings
Suicide Attempts and Behavioral Problems During Non-Standard Detoxification Methods
Behavioral Disorders Contributing to Death in Psychiatric and Medical Hospitals
Premises Liability Following Emergency Department Elopement
Years-Of-Life Interpretations During Premature Death in Alcoholism
Eighth Amendment Claims from Psychiatric Inmates
Treatment Recommendations for Drug Abuse Intersecting with Violent Crime
Neurobehavioral Disturbances Related to Chantix (Varenicline) And Ambien (Zolpidem)
Alcohol Blackouts and Behavioral Disorders
Suicides Among Survivor Families of Mass Shootings
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: Approximately 40%.
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: Approximately 60%
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: In the last four years, twice.
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: April 25, 2016
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: In the last four years, six times.
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: In the last four years, six times.
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Dr. Kirk is primarily a treating clinician but has worked on select legal cases since 2000.
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Dr. Kirk offers attorneys a comprehensive review of the psychiatric and medical record, and direct psychiatric interview of the plaintiff or defendant when appropriate, to help the lawyer understand the psychiatric and medical elements that contribute to a legal interpretation of a case. Dr. Kirk completes comprehensive reports that offer clearly written opinions backed by research literature or statistical interpretation of various data sets.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $500
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $500
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $500
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $500, include all local travel and standby
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Travel expenses and per diem rates are negotiated individually depending on the locale.
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