Dr. Mitchell H. Dunn

5952 Royal Lane, Suite 268
Dallas , TX 75230
Office: 214-987-0268
Fax: 214-987-0274

Introduction

Mitchell H. Dunn, M.D. is a sub-specialty board-certified forensic psychiatrist who spends the vast majority of his time as the forensic director of a state hospital forensic psychiatry program. He has expertise in criminal evaluations involving the determination of competency to stand trial criminal responsibility and risk assessment, as well as civil determinations of malpractice, disability, fitness-for-duty, and testamentary capacity.


Areas of Expertise

  • Criminology
  • Disability
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Independent Medical Examinations (I.M.E.)
  • Malingering
  • Medical
  • Psychiatry
  • Sanity/Trial Competency

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Board certification in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Psychiatric Association
Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American Medical Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Grand Rounds on the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity; the link between mental illness and dangerousness; the right to refuse treatment; sexual psychopath statutes; duties to third parties; malpractice assessments; the ethical battleground in forensic psychiatry.

CLE presentations on Competency to Stand Trial and Antisocial Personality Disorder.

Presentations on the Insanity Statutes, Involuntary Commitment, and Forensic Psychiatry in Texas.

Instuction of Forensic Psychiatry Fellows.

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: Including court appointments, over 200
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Evaluation of competency, insanity, and risk assessment in criminal court;
Evaluation of psychiatric disability, fitness-for-duty, testamentary capacity, dangerousness risk, diagnostic considerations, malpractice (in the civil arena).
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 25%
(most cases are court-appointed)
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 25%
(most cases are court-appointed)
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 6
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: November 2007
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 70
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 70
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Twelve
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Independent Medical evaluations;
Evaluation of individuals and records, consulting, report preparation
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $375
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $375
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $375
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $375
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Airfare and hotel, if necessary

References

References upon request.