Park Dietz

Dr. Park Dietz

Park Dietz & Associates, Inc.
2906 Lafayette Road
Newport Beach , CA 92663
Office: 949-723-2211

Introduction

PD&A offers forensic experts in a wide range of disciplines based in medicine, psychology, nursing, social work, law enforcement, security, and laboratory forensic science. The disciplines we cover have expanded over the 17 years we’ve operated as a group as we’ve sought to meet the needs of lawyers litigating criminal, personal injury, family, employment, and elder law cases and as we’ve become increasingly involved in complex litigation, class action suits, and toxic torts.

Each expert has been carefully selected as a leader in his or her discipline and as someone we are confident is of high integrity and consistently produces careful, objective work. PD&A experts are professionals at the top of their disciplines who know each other and share a common commitment to conduct top quality, objective evaluations and to thoroughly and clearly document and communicate their data, findings, and opinions.

For many cases, we are able to offer the services of the nation’s best expert on the critical issue in the case. In others, we may offer a selection of experts who are equally qualified. During an initial consultation with PD&A you may learn of other ways that you might be assisted by two or more experts from multiple disciplines working independently or jointly.

Our experts include, but are not limited to:

Forensic Psychiatry

Park Dietz, MD, MPH, PhD, President
James Ballenger, MD
Eugene Beresin, MD
Bennett Blum, MD
John Bradford, MB, ChB
Marc Cohen, MD
Peter Collins, MD, MCA
Emily Gavett, MD
Graham Glancy, MB, ChB
Bruce Harry, MD
Stuart Kleinman, MD
Daryl Matthews, MD, PhD
Alan Newman, MD,
Steven Ornish, MD
Melissa Piasecki, MD
Steven Pitt, DO
William Reid, MD
Karen Rosenbaum, MD
Renee Sorrentino, MD
Roxy Szeftel, MD
Christopher Thompson, MD
Sheila Wendler, MD

Forensic Pathology

Tracey S. Corey, MD
Judy Melinek, MD
George R. Nichols II, MD
Barbara C. Wolf, MD

Forensic Neurology

David Griesemer, MD
Douglas Hyder, MD
Helen Mayberg, MD
Arthur Kowell, MD

Forensic Psychology

Joel Dvoskin, PhD
Kirk Heilbrun, PhD
Daniel A. Martell, PhD
Ronald Roesch, PhD
Erin Nelson, PsyD
Wilfred van Gorp, PhD
Dan Murrie, PhD
Patricia A. Zapf, PhD
Lauren Reba-Harrelson, PhD
Tonia Nicholls, PhD

Forensic Social Work

Monica Applewhite, PhD
Joan Rycraft, PhD, ACSW
Maria Scannapieco, PhD, MSW
Janet I. Warren, DSW

Forensic Nursing

Lana Chase, APRN, BC
Michelle Ortiz, RN

Criminal Behavior Analysis

James Clemente, JD (FBI ret.)
William Irwin (FBI ret.)
Kenneth Lanning, MS (FBI ret.)
Gregg McCrary, MA (FBI ret.)
Ronald Walker, MA (FBI ret.)
Jim McNamara, MS (FBI ret.)

Security

James Beasley, BS, MPA (FBI ret.)
Steve Howell
Ray Mey, MA (FBI ret.)
Barry Nadell

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Vina Spiehler, PhD, DABFT

Forensic Science

Jennifer Bolen, JD
Barry Fisher, MS, MBA


Areas of Expertise

  • Apartment/Condominium Security
  • Autopsies
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Crime Foreseeability
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Elder Abuse
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Human Trafficking
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Independent Medical Examinations (I.M.E.)
  • Jury/Trial Consultant
  • Law Enforcement
  • Lie Detector/Polygraph
  • Medical Fraud
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pathology
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sanity/Trial Competency
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Work/Social Services
  • Stalking
  • Suicide
  • Violent Crimes
  • Workplace Violence

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Within our firm you will find experts who have been:

Educated at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, U.C.L.A., the University of Virginia, Duke, and other major universities

Medical and law school professors at Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, N.Y.U., U.C.L.A., the University of Virginia, Emory University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto, and other major universities

Current and former heads of hospitals, a mental health system, academic departments, medical examiner offices, a crime lab, a community mental health center, teaching clinics, psychiatry training programs, child and adolescent psychiatry training programs, forensic psychiatry training programs, psychology-law programs, research programs, corporate security departments, and F.B.I. investigative units, teams, and programs

Board certified in psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, neurology, forensic pathology, and various medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties

President, Vice President, and committee chair for national professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Psychology-Law Society, and the National Organization of Forensic Social Work

Board examiners for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

F.B.I. supervisors and members of the internationally recognized Behavioral Science Unit and Behavioral Analysis Units of the F.B.I.’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Dr. Dietz, the founder and head of the firm, is a Past President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a longstanding consultant to both the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit and the New York State Police Forensic Sciences Unit. He has authored more than 100 publications. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Trauma Research, has conducted numerous studies of sex offenders, mentally disordered offenders, and violent criminals, directed a five-year study for the National Institute of Justice on mentally disordered offenders who threaten and stalk public figures, and headed a two-year privately funded study of risks to the children and families of executives and other public figures.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Invited to deliver more than 5,000 lectures and training programs in 40 countries in the Caribbean, North America, Central America, South America, western Europe, eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific

Commissioners or consultants to federal and state government commissions

Invited to testify before the U.S. Congress and state legislatures

Authors of more than 3,000 professional publications

Editors of professional journals and books
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: PD&A has been retained in approximately 2,000 cases since the firm began operating in 1996, and some of our experts had been retained in over 1,000 cases before being invited to join PD&A.

PD&A experts have been consultants to state and local governments in every state in the U.S., every province in Canada, and 25 other nations in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, western Europe, eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific.

PD&A experts have been retained as consultants and trainers by more than 500 corporations on workplace violence issues.

PD&A experts have consulted on more than 30,000 criminal investigations throughout the world.

Examiners in more than 30,000 forensic mental health evaluations and 25,000 forensic autopsies
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: PD&A experts have testified in thousands of civil and criminal matters on a wide array of issues. PD&A experts have testified or consulted in an unusual number of criminal matters of national and international interest, such as those involving:

• Serial killers, including Jeffrey Dahmer, Gerald Gallego, Robert Berdella, William Bonin, the I-5 Strangler, Richard Cottingham, Son of Sam, Douglas Daniel Clark, Arthur Shawcross, Cleophus Prince, Joel Rifkin, Ricardo Caputo, Robert Shulman, the Zodiac, Gerald Parker, the Green River murders, John McRae, the New York Zodiac, Kendall Francois, D.C.’s Shotgun Stalker, Joe Metheny, Andrew Urdiales, Paul Runge, Larry Gene Bell, Charles Ng, Paul Reid, Cary Stayner, Harvey Miguel Robinson, the D.C. Snipers, the Phoenix Shooters, and Joseph Edward Duncan III
• Workplace mass murders, including Standard Gravure in Louisville, General Dynamics in San Diego, and Xerox in Honolulu
• School shootings at Columbine High School and schools in California, Oregon, and Georgia
• Child killings, including Polly Klaas and JonBenet Ramsey
• Infanticide cases, including Amy Grossberg and the Prom Mom
• Attacks at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Today Show, abortion clinics, and churches
• Assassinations and attempts against Congressman Allard Lowenstein, President Reagan, and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
• War crimes on behalf of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in The Hague, the Netherlands
• Stalkers of John Lennon, Rebecca Schaeffer, Cher, Olivia Newton-John, and Michael Jackson
• Bombers, including Walter Leroy Moody, the Unabomber, the Mail Box Bomber, and bombings at the World Trade Center, Oklahoma City, Atlanta Olympics, and Boston Marathon
• Murders, including domestic violence, workplace homicide, campus homicide, robbery murder, sexual homicide, gang violence, juvenile offenders, prison homicide, and the prosecutions of the Menendez brothers, John DuPont, Susan Smith, and Dylann Roof
• FBI Top Ten Fugitives, including Alton Coleman, Michael Wayne Jackson, and Eric Rudolph
• Hostage and barricaded subject situations, including the Branch Davidian’s, Ruby Ridge, and the Freeman Standoff


Examples of civil matters in which PD&A experts have testified or consulted include those involving:
• Claims against the Big Brothers, Boy Scouts of America, Y.M.C.A., Roman Catholic Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jehovah’s Witnesses, foster care services, schools, boarding schools, camps, sports teams, hospitals, and other organizations for sexual offenses against children
• Claims of psychological damages arising from alleged radioactivity and toxic exposures, such as a suit arising from workers at the Hanford Site, and from mass disasters, such as the San Bruno pipeline explosion
• Claims against property owners, motels, hotels, malls, department stores, convenience stores, and other businesses, schools, and universities for crimes on their premises, including the shootings at the Vera Wang Bridal Salon, the Empire State Building, and Virginia Tech
• Claims that medications caused a person to commit suicide, homicide, or murder-suicide
• The suit against the Jenny Jones Show and Warner Brothers for a former guest’s criminal conduct
• The suit against the Dr. Phil Show and CBS for a show about the disappearance of Natalee Holloway
• Malpractice and institutional negligence claims such as those arising from patient suicide, murder by a current or former patient, the Ramona “recovered memory” malpractice trial, and the suit against Spring Shadows Glen Hospital for allegedly inducing multiple personality disorder in their patients
• The Sam Sheppard and O.J. Simpson civil cases
• The suit against the C.I.A. for alleged brainwashing experiments among Canadian mental patients
• Claims of undue influence resulting in fiduciary abuse of elders
• The Orange County bankruptcy litigation
• Civil suits against Soldier of Fortune magazine for murders for hire contracted through hit man advertisements
• Civil, criminal, and political questions arising postmortem, as in the Anthrax attack and the explosion aboard the U.S.S. Iowa
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: This varies by individual expert.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: This varies by individual expert.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: This varies by individual expert.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: For many of our experts, the answer to this question would be within the past month.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: This varies by individual expert.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: This varies by individual expert.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Dr. Dietz has worked the legal industry as an expert since 1977 and PD&A as a firm has done so since 1996, but this varies by individual expert.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: At PD&A, our forensic experts can be retained as a consultant or expert witness. Areas we cover include:

Forensic Psychiatry
o Insanity
o Diminished capacity and actuality
o Criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters)
o Civil competence (contracts, finances, need for guardianship or conservatorship)
o Capital sentencing
o Sentencing mitigation
o Contested plea bargains
o Violence risk assessment
o Mass murder
o Serial murder
o Assassination
o Homicide
o Sexual homicide
o Filicide
o Infanticide
o Bank robbery
o Stalking and threats
o Intimate partner violence
o Hate crimes and cults
o Arson and bombing
o War crimes
o Torture (including psychological torture)
o White collar crime
o Violence and the media
o Brain damage and crime
o Psychopathy
o Sex offenses (e.g., sadistic homicide, necrophilic homicide, rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, peeping, indecent exposure) and paraphilias (e.g., sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, exhibitionism, transvestic fetishism, fetishism)
o Sexually violent predators/sexually dangerous persons
o Chemical castration
o Child pornography
o Transgender treatment
o Sexual-orientation therapy
o Sexual reassignment surgery
o False allegations
o False confessions
o Premises liability and negligent security
o Foreseeability of crime and deterrence of offenders
o Crime scene assessment
o Profiling unidentified offenders
o Psychiatric autopsies
o Elder abuse and exploitation
o Undue influence
o Testamentary capacity
o Suicide and self-harm
o Mental and emotional damages
o Effects of trauma
o Toxic torts
o Fitness for duty evaluations (health care professionals, public safety officers, employees)
o Negligent hiring and supervision
o Wrongful termination
o Sexual harassment
o Workplace threats and violence
o School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
o Psychiatric malpractice
o Ethical standards in mental health practice
o Sexual misconduct by professionals
o Impaired professionals (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Professional misconduct (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Psychiatric diagnosis
o Psychosis
o Mood disorders
o Anxiety disorders
o Personality disorders
o Drugs and alcohol intoxication
o Addiction
o Factitious illness (Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, factitious victimization)
o Claims of multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, or satanic ritual abuse
o Malingering
o Mental disability
o Psychopharmacology (benzodiazepines, neuroleptics, second generation antipsychotics/atypicals, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and lithium)
o Cultural aspects of mental disorder
o Correctional psychiatry and psychology
o Conditions of confinement
o Quality of care
o Involuntary treatment/forced medication
o Involuntary hospitalization/civil commitment
o Police psychiatry
o Suicide by cop
o Interviewing

Child & Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry
o Insanity
o Diminished capacity and actuality
o Criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters)
o Civil competence (contracts, finances, need for guardianship or conservatorship)
o Capital sentencing
o Sentencing mitigation
o Contested plea bargains
o Violence risk assessment
o Mass murder
o Serial murder
o Assassination
o Homicide
o Sexual homicide
o Filicide
o Infanticide
o Bank robbery
o Stalking and threats
o Intimate partner violence
o Hate crimes and cults
o Arson and bombing
o War crimes
o Torture (including psychological torture)
o White collar crime
o Violence and the media
o Brain damage and crime
o Psychopathy
o Sex offenses (e.g., sadistic homicide, necrophilic homicide, rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, peeping, indecent exposure) and paraphilias (e.g., sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, exhibitionism, transvestic fetishism, fetishism)
o Sexually violent predators/sexually dangerous persons
o Chemical castration
o Child pornography
o Transgender treatment
o Sexual-orientation therapy
o Sexual reassignment surgery
o False allegations
o False confessions
o Premises liability and negligent security
o Foreseeability of crime and deterrence of offenders
o Crime scene assessment
o Profiling unidentified offenders
o Psychiatric autopsies
o Elder abuse and exploitation
o Undue influence
o Testamentary capacity
o Suicide and self-harm
o Mental and emotional damages
o Effects of trauma
o Toxic torts
o Fitness for duty evaluations (health care professionals, public safety officers, employees)
o Negligent hiring and supervision
o Wrongful termination
o Sexual harassment
o Workplace threats and violence
o School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
o Psychiatric malpractice
o Ethical standards in mental health practice
o Sexual misconduct by professionals
o Impaired professionals (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Professional misconduct (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Psychiatric diagnosis
o Psychosis
o Mood disorders
o Anxiety disorders
o Personality disorders
o Drugs and alcohol intoxication
o Addiction
o Factitious illness (Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, factitious victimization)
o Claims of multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, or satanic ritual abuse
o Malingering
o Mental disability
o Psychopharmacology (benzodiazepines, neuroleptics, second generation antipsychotics/atypicals, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and lithium)
o Cultural aspects of mental disorder
o Correctional psychiatry and psychology
o Conditions of confinement
o Quality of care
o Involuntary treatment/forced medication
o Involuntary hospitalization/civil commitment
o Police psychiatry
o Suicide by cop
o Interviewing

Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry
o Insanity
o Diminished capacity and actuality
o Criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters)
o Civil competence (contracts, finances, need for guardianship or conservatorship)
o Capital sentencing
o Sentencing mitigation
o Contested plea bargains
o Violence risk assessment
o Mass murder
o Serial murder
o Assassination
o Homicide
o Sexual homicide
o Filicide
o Infanticide
o Bank robbery
o Stalking and threats
o Intimate partner violence
o Hate crimes and cults
o Arson and bombing
o War crimes
o Torture (including psychological torture)
o White collar crime
o Violence and the media
o Brain damage and crime
o Psychopathy
o Sex offenses (e.g., sadistic homicide, necrophilic homicide, rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, peeping, indecent exposure) and paraphilias (e.g., sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, exhibitionism, transvestic fetishism, fetishism)
o Sexually violent predators/sexually dangerous persons
o Chemical castration
o Child pornography
o Transgender treatment
o Sexual-orientation therapy
o Sexual reassignment surgery
o False allegations
o False confessions
o Premises liability and negligent security
o Foreseeability of crime and deterrence of offenders
o Crime scene assessment
o Profiling unidentified offenders
o Psychiatric autopsies
o Elder abuse and exploitation
o Undue influence
o Testamentary capacity
o Suicide and self-harm
o Mental and emotional damages
o Effects of trauma
o Toxic torts
o Fitness for duty evaluations (health care professionals, public safety officers, employees)
o Negligent hiring and supervision
o Wrongful termination
o Sexual harassment
o Workplace threats and violence
o School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
o Psychiatric malpractice
o Ethical standards in mental health practice
o Sexual misconduct by professionals
o Impaired professionals (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Professional misconduct (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Psychiatric diagnosis
o Psychosis
o Mood disorders
o Anxiety disorders
o Personality disorders
o Drugs and alcohol intoxication
o Addiction
o Factitious illness (Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, factitious victimization)
o Claims of multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, or satanic ritual abuse
o Malingering
o Mental disability
o Psychopharmacology (benzodiazepines, neuroleptics, second generation antipsychotics/atypicals, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and lithium)
o Cultural aspects of mental disorder
o Correctional psychiatry and psychology
o Conditions of confinement
o Quality of care
o Involuntary treatment/forced medication
o Involuntary hospitalization/civil commitment
o Police psychiatry
o Suicide by cop
o Interviewing

Forensic Pathology
o Insanity
o Diminished capacity and actuality
o Criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters)
o Civil competence (contracts, finances, need for guardianship or conservatorship)
o Capital sentencing
o Sentencing mitigation
o Contested plea bargains
o Violence risk assessment
o Mass murder
o Serial murder
o Assassination
o Homicide
o Sexual homicide
o Filicide
o Infanticide
o Bank robbery
o Stalking and threats
o Intimate partner violence
o Hate crimes and cults
o Arson and bombing
o War crimes
o Torture (including psychological torture)
o White collar crime
o Violence and the media
o Brain damage and crime
o Psychopathy
o Sex offenses (e.g., sadistic homicide, necrophilic homicide, rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, peeping, indecent exposure) and paraphilias (e.g., sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, exhibitionism, transvestic fetishism, fetishism)
o Sexually violent predators/sexually dangerous persons
o Chemical castration
o Child pornography
o Transgender treatment
o Sexual-orientation therapy
o Sexual reassignment surgery
o False allegations
o False confessions
o Premises liability and negligent security
o Foreseeability of crime and deterrence of offenders
o Crime scene assessment
o Profiling unidentified offenders
o Psychiatric autopsies
o Elder abuse and exploitation
o Undue influence
o Testamentary capacity
o Suicide and self-harm
o Mental and emotional damages
o Effects of trauma
o Toxic torts
o Fitness for duty evaluations (health care professionals, public safety officers, employees)
o Negligent hiring and supervision
o Wrongful termination
o Sexual harassment
o Workplace threats and violence
o School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
o Psychiatric malpractice
o Ethical standards in mental health practice
o Sexual misconduct by professionals
o Impaired professionals (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Professional misconduct (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Psychiatric diagnosis
o Psychosis
o Mood disorders
o Anxiety disorders
o Personality disorders
o Drugs and alcohol intoxication
o Addiction
o Factitious illness (Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, factitious victimization)
o Claims of multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, or satanic ritual abuse
o Malingering
o Mental disability
o Psychopharmacology (benzodiazepines, neuroleptics, second generation antipsychotics/atypicals, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and lithium)
o Cultural aspects of mental disorder
o Correctional psychiatry and psychology
o Conditions of confinement
o Quality of care
o Involuntary treatment/forced medication
o Involuntary hospitalization/civil commitment
o Police psychiatry
o Suicide by cop
o Interviewing

Forensic Neurology
o Insanity
o Diminished capacity and actuality
o Criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters)
o Civil competence (contracts, finances, need for guardianship or conservatorship)
o Capital sentencing
o Sentencing mitigation
o Contested plea bargains
o Violence risk assessment
o Mass murder
o Serial murder
o Assassination
o Homicide
o Sexual homicide
o Filicide
o Infanticide
o Bank robbery
o Stalking and threats
o Intimate partner violence
o Hate crimes and cults
o Arson and bombing
o War crimes
o Torture (including psychological torture)
o White collar crime
o Violence and the media
o Brain damage and crime
o Psychopathy
o Sex offenses (e.g., sadistic homicide, necrophilic homicide, rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, peeping, indecent exposure) and paraphilias (e.g., sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, exhibitionism, transvestic fetishism, fetishism)
o Sexually violent predators/sexually dangerous persons
o Chemical castration
o Child pornography
o Transgender treatment
o Sexual-orientation therapy
o Sexual reassignment surgery
o False allegations
o False confessions
o Premises liability and negligent security
o Foreseeability of crime and deterrence of offenders
o Crime scene assessment
o Profiling unidentified offenders
o Psychiatric autopsies
o Elder abuse and exploitation
o Undue influence
o Testamentary capacity
o Suicide and self-harm
o Mental and emotional damages
o Effects of trauma
o Toxic torts
o Fitness for duty evaluations (health care professionals, public safety officers, employees)
o Negligent hiring and supervision
o Wrongful termination
o Sexual harassment
o Workplace threats and violence
o School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
o Psychiatric malpractice
o Ethical standards in mental health practice
o Sexual misconduct by professionals
o Impaired professionals (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Professional misconduct (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Psychiatric diagnosis
o Psychosis
o Mood disorders
o Anxiety disorders
o Personality disorders
o Drugs and alcohol intoxication
o Addiction
o Factitious illness (Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, factitious victimization)
o Claims of multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, or satanic ritual abuse
o Malingering
o Mental disability
o Psychopharmacology (benzodiazepines, neuroleptics, second generation antipsychotics/atypicals, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and lithium)
o Cultural aspects of mental disorder
o Correctional psychiatry and psychology
o Conditions of confinement
o Quality of care
o Involuntary treatment/forced medication
o Involuntary hospitalization/civil commitment
o Police psychiatry
o Suicide by cop
o Interviewing

Medical & Surgical Specialties
o Insanity
o Diminished capacity and actuality
o Criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters)
o Civil competence (contracts, finances, need for guardianship or conservatorship)
o Capital sentencing
o Sentencing mitigation
o Contested plea bargains
o Violence risk assessment
o Mass murder
o Serial murder
o Assassination
o Homicide
o Sexual homicide
o Filicide
o Infanticide
o Bank robbery
o Stalking and threats
o Intimate partner violence
o Hate crimes and cults
o Arson and bombing
o War crimes
o Torture (including psychological torture)
o White collar crime
o Violence and the media
o Brain damage and crime
o Psychopathy
o Sex offenses (e.g., sadistic homicide, necrophilic homicide, rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, peeping, indecent exposure) and paraphilias (e.g., sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, pedophilia, exhibitionism, transvestic fetishism, fetishism)
o Sexually violent predators/sexually dangerous persons
o Chemical castration
o Child pornography
o Transgender treatment
o Sexual-orientation therapy
o Sexual reassignment surgery
o False allegations
o False confessions
o Premises liability and negligent security
o Foreseeability of crime and deterrence of offenders
o Crime scene assessment
o Profiling unidentified offenders
o Psychiatric autopsies
o Elder abuse and exploitation
o Undue influence
o Testamentary capacity
o Suicide and self-harm
o Mental and emotional damages
o Effects of trauma
o Toxic torts
o Fitness for duty evaluations (health care professionals, public safety officers, employees)
o Negligent hiring and supervision
o Wrongful termination
o Sexual harassment
o Workplace threats and violence
o School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
o Psychiatric malpractice
o Ethical standards in mental health practice
o Sexual misconduct by professionals
o Impaired professionals (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Professional misconduct (physicians, psychologists, dentists, lawyers, clergy, financial professionals)
o Psychiatric diagnosis
o Psychosis
o Mood disorders
o Anxiety disorders
o Personality disorders
o Drugs and alcohol intoxication
o Addiction
o Factitious illness (Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, factitious victimization)
o Claims of multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, or satanic ritual abuse
o Malingering
o Mental disability
o Psychopharmacology (benzodiazepines, neuroleptics, second generation antipsychotics/atypicals, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and lithium)
o Cultural aspects of mental disorder
o Correctional psychiatry and psychology
o Conditions of confinement
o Quality of care
o Involuntary treatment/forced medication
o Involuntary hospitalization/civil commitment
o Police psychiatry
o Suicide by cop
o Interviewing

Forensic Psychology
o Forensic psychologists cover nearly the same range of issues as forensic psychiatrists, with the exception of psychopharmacology. In addition, they have specialized expertise in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests and the related field of psychometrics.

Forensic Neuropsychology
o Neuropsychological testing
o Head injury
o Traumatic brain injury
o Organic brain disease
o Brain damage and crime
o Mental retardation, intellectual disability, and Atkins cases
o Capital sentencing and mitigation evaluations

Forensic Social Work
o Child abuse
o Child sexual abuse
o Elder abuse and exploitation
o Foreseeability of abuse
o Hiring and supervision in youth organizations
o Hiring and supervision in child care facilities
o Hiring and supervision in elder care facilities
o Foster parents and foster care placement
o Mitigation evaluations
o Intimate partner violence
o Social work malpractice
o Ethical standards in social work practice

Forensic Nursing
o Sexual assault examinations
o Intimate partner violence
o Child abuse
o Nursing malpractice
o Ethical standards in nursing practice
o Conditions of confinement
o Quality of care

Criminal Behavior Analysis
o Interviewing, interrogation, and investigation
o Crime scene assessment
o Behavioral reconstruction
o Violence risk assessment
o Homicide and other violent crimes
o Stalking and threats
o Intimate partner violence
o Hate crimes and cults
o Arson and bombing
o Serial offenses
o False allegations
o Polygraphy
o Premises liability and negligent security
o Foreseeability of crime and deterrence of offenders
o Profiling unidentified offenders
o Workplace threats and violence
o School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
o Officer-involved shootings

Security
o Security management
o Crisis management
o Background screening
o Vulnerability assessment
o Premises liability
o Negligent security
o Arson and bombing
o Negligent hiring and supervision
o Wrongful termination
o Sexual harassment
o Workplace threats and violence
o School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
o Interviewing, interrogation, and investigation
o Product tampering
o Product diversion
o Counterfeiting

Pharmacology & Toxicology
o Alcohol
o Drugs
o DUI
o Distribution, excretion, and absorption of toxicants
o Psychoactive drugs
o Pesticides
o Metals
o Solvents and vapors
o Radiation and radioactive materials
o Animal toxins
o Plant toxins
o Food additives and contaminants
o Air pollutants

Forensic Science
o Collection and storage of evidence
o DNA
o Fingerprints
o Forensic odontology
o Forensic anthropology
o Forensic entomology
o Ballistics
o Tool marks
o Questioned document examination
o Criminalistics
o Polygraphy
o Homicide and other violent crimes
o Arson
o Explosives
o Crime scene assessment
o Drugs and alcohol
o Standards for forensic science laboratories
o Crime scene evaluation, analysis, and reconstruction

Criminology
o Premises liability and negligent security
o Police practices
o Police policies
o Police procedures
o Police shootings
o Suicide by cop
o SWAT tactics and training
o Interviewing, interrogation, and investigation
o Serial murder
o Mass murder
o Assassination
o Domestic homicides
o Sexual homicides
o Robbery homicides
o Aggravated assault
o Stalking and threats
o Intimate partner violence
o Hate crimes and cults
o Arson and bombing
o Serial offenses
o False allegations
o Polygraphy
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: The fees of retained experts vary depending on the discipline and experience of the expert and whether the fees are from public or private sources.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: All work by PD&A experts on a case is billed at the same hourly rate.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: All work by PD&A experts on a case is billed at the same hourly rate.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: All work by PD&A experts on a case is billed at the same hourly rate.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses are billed at cost and a 10% administrative fee is applied to hourly fees.

References

Dan White, Esq.
White, Amundson, Kish & Sweeney
402 W. Broadway
Suite 1140
San Diego, CA 92101
Ph: 619-239-0300
dwhite@whiteamundson.com

Glen Feinberg, Esq.
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
1133 Westchester Ave.
White Plains, NY 10604
Ph: 914-872-7218
glen.feinberg@wilsonelser.com

Edward Zas, Esq.
Federal Defenders of New York
52 Duane Street
New York, NY 10007
Ph: 212-417-8748
edward_zas@fd.org

Cynthia Wright, AUSA
U.S. Attorney's Office
Homicide Section - Special Victim's Unit
555 4th Street, NW
Room 9834
Washington, DC 20530
Ph: 202-252-7217
cynthia.g.wright@usdoj.gov