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Dr. Stephen M. Raffle
35 Wolfe Grade
Kentfield, CA 94904
Oakland CA 94612
phone: 415-461-4845
fax: 415-461-4039
North of San Francisco
35 Wolfe Grade
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 461-4845
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza,Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 465-3300

NATIONWIDE / INTERNATIONAL, has over 43 years of experience offering his expert opinion in Federal and State jurisdictions nationwide. Dr. Raffle has consulted for attorneys, insurers, employers and judges. His track record and experience is impressive: over 5000 psychiatric evaluations, 700+ depositions, 150+ trials, a successful clinical practice, teaching career at U.C. Medical School, and Hastings College of the Law postgraduate course "Trial and Appellate Advocacy" for 11 years instructing attorneys about the direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses.

Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. and Associates' expertise includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Chronic Pain
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychogenic Pain
  • Traumatic Brain injury and other Dementias
  • False Memory Syndrome
  • Malingering
  • Emotional Distress: Intentional & Unintentional infliction
  • Emotional Distress: Evaluation of
  • Fitness For Duty
  • Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination (ADA, Title VII, EEOC)
  • Harassment (sexual, etc.)
  • Employment Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence (including Cults)
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Temporary and Permanent Disability
  • Need for Treatment
  • Sexual Molestation
  • Medical Records Review
  • Assist in Preparation for Direct and Cross-examination of Expert Witnesses and Deposition of expert witnesses
  • Licensed in California.
    12/3/2014 · Psychiatry
    In order for a medical opinion to be admissible as evidence in civil, criminal and administrative cases, the basis of the opinion must fulfill either the Daubert Criteria or the Frye test, depending on the jurisdiction. The judge of the court rules on the admissibility of the expert opinion. The effect of Daubert has been to limit expert testimony to opinions which are based on a scientific foundation. Daubert specifies that adequate scientific support and method and a known error rate must exist. The testimony of a mental health expert rendering an opinion using criteria which does not meet Daubert standards is weakened by the implication that it is not based on "sound science." In some instances, for example, a mental health expert uses an approach where there are no peer-reviewed studies or methods, such as when psychologists compose their own neuropsychological test batteries. In most cases where an attorney is considering a "Daubert challenge," a contemporaneous and up-to-date literature search is indicated. Also, extensive case law presently exists as to specific issues. Being familiar with the Daubert criteria enhances effectiveness in challenging a mental health expert's opinion, whether on voir dire or cross examination. On direct examination, the strengths of an opinion reached under Daubert criteria become a "teaching moment" for the trier of fact, because it will be founded on the science of mental health assessment.

    10/27/2014 · Psychiatry
    Undue influence occurs when the testator's freewill and freedom of choice in the disposition of the assets of his or her estate is replaced by the substituted judgment/wishes of another. This can apply to creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal instrument.

    2/11/2014 · Psychiatry
    The medical expert cannot express an opinion about the ultimate question to the trier of fact: how much is the plaintiff's emotional distress (emotional injury) worth in dollars? Yet when the question of these monetary damages is put to a jury, their deliberations are better-served if considered in the context of a Forensic Psychiatrist's knowledgeable findings and testimony.

    5/28/2009 · Human Factors
    All psychiatric reports evaluate something, but not always the same thing. For example, eligibility for benefits, or fitness to do a job. To make sense of the report, the reader must determine what is being evaluated and how it is being done

    5/28/2009 · Psychiatry
    In civil cases where emotional distress is alleged, it often occurs that the plaintiff’s attorney designates the treater as his expert. Usually the argument is that the plaintiff’s own therapist has spent many more hours with the plaintiff than the defense expert and therefore "knows" the plaintiff better. The treater often agrees with this reasoning

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    Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LLC
    See Locations Below
    NJ, NY
    phone: 201-314-8637
    fax: 201-435-3400
    Main Office - New Jersey:
    239 Washington Street - Suite 409
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    New York Office:
    155 East 31st Street, Suite 25L
    New York, NY 10016

    Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in General Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry. He has been named as a "Distinguished Life Fellow" of the American Psychiatric Association - a special distinction "for exceptional contributions to the community and the profession of psychiatry."

    Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has conducted Civil, Criminal, Military, and Administrative Forensic Psychiatric Examinations in many states. He offers Independent Medical Examinations and Testimony for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Pre Deposition /Trial Consultations
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Competency: Civil/Criminal
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Parental Time Sharing
  • Child Abuse
  • Elderly Abuse
  • Psychiatric Effects of Physical Injuries
  • Psychic Injury
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Mental Disability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Correctional Psychiatry
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Boundaries Violation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Commitment
  • Undue Influence
  • Right to Treatment
  • Right to Refuse treatment
  • Sex Offender Risk Eval
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    Lars Davidsson
    Consultant Psychiatrist, MRCPsych, FRSM, MEWI
    151A Kings Road
    Westcliff on Sea Essex SS0 8PP
    phone: 44-7969-181936
    fax: 44-1702-440429
    Dr. Lars Davidsson, MRCPsych, FRSM, MEWI, is the Director of Psychiatry at the Anglo European Clinic. He applies an evidence-based, pragmatic approach to Psychiatric Health Care, combining Medication and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat client's quickly and efficiently.

    During the last six years, Dr. Davidsson has been engaged with the local Criminal Justice Mental Health team. In addition, he has extensive experience appearing in court. Dr. Davidsson has appeared before Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts, County Courts and Military Tribunals. He is able to provide reports within most areas of General Adult Psychiatry but takes a special interest PTSD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and Transcultural Psychiatry.

    Dr. Davidsson has undergone continuous formal training in Report Writing and Court Appearance and is a member of The Institute of Expert Witnesses. He has provided more than 600 reports in Civil and Criminal matters over the last nine years.

    Services Include:
  • Anger Problems / Anger Management
  • Anxiety - Generalised Anxiety Disorder with or without Panic Attacks
  • Health Anxiety / Hypochondriasis
  • Simple and Complex Phobias - Dental, Driving, Social, etc.
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression and Recurrent Depression
  • Excessive Drinking
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adult ADHD
  • Eating Disorders - Overeating / Bulemia
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    Stephen L. Nelson, Jr., MD, PhD, FAAP
    4720 South I-10 Service Rd # 401
    Metairie LA 70001
    phone: (504) 507-0774
    Stephen L. Nelson, MD, PhD, FAAP, is a dual board certified Child Neurologist with over 15 years of experience in Pediatric Neurology and Pediatrics.

    Dr. Nelson is the current Director of Pediatric Neurology at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, where he performs high volume inpatient and outpatient evaluations. He runs the pediatric epilepsy center which offers video EEG monitoring as well as epilepsy surgery. Dr. Nelson is also a full-time Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. He holds a medical license in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Maryland and is certified as a medical doctor expert witness by the state of Florida.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Nelson has been providing expert witness services since 2004. He has served as an expert witness in child neurology for both defense and plaintiff counsels in the military, civilian sector, in various states, and even overseas.

    Dr. Nelson's services include Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and reviews, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony. His services encompass all phases of the medicolegal process, including evaluating whether the standard of care was met or breached, testifying in court, or assessing damages based on negligence and resulting injury. For defense and plaintiff, he reviews medical records for liability and provides expert opinions and testimony about causation and presumed life expectancy.

    Medico-Legal Issues:
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Medical Negligence
    • Physician Advocacy
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accident
  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD)
    • Autism
    • Birth Asphyxia
    • Brain Development Abnormalities
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Developmental Delay
    • Concussion
    • Electroencephalography
    • Epilepsy
    • Genetic Disorders
  • Erb's Palsy / Birth Injury
  • Headache Disorders
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Movement Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Seizures
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    Dr. Gilbert W. Kliman
    2105 Divisadero Street
    San Francisco CA 94115
    phone: 415-292-7119
    fax: 415-749-2802
    Children's Psychological Health Center, Inc. - Our mission is to bring the highest quality of child, adolescent and adult psychiatric expertise to difficult civil litigation issues concerning children.

    Practice Specialties - Nationwide forensic child psychiatry, evaluation and testimony in over 225 civil cases involving claims of institutional neglect, psychological trauma, loss of parental services, abuse, often with multiple victims.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychiatry Evaluations, Reports and Testimony Concerning Psychological Issues such as Trauma
    • Institutional Negligence (schools, academies and residential treatment centers - particularly concerning allegations of abuse
    • Wrongful Death: Loss of Parental Services
    • Allegations of Child Abuse - whether individual or multiple children, family or institutional, we conduct objective evaluations or such complaints and assess the damages stemming from complaints we find confirmed by forensic studies
    • Mental Health in Disasters (earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, firestorms, tsunamis and wars
    • Children in Foster Care
    Gilbert W. Kliman, M.D. - Harvard Medical School

    Licensure and Board Certification
    • Fellow and Diplomat of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Distinguished Life Fellow
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Certified in Psychoanalysis for Adults, Children and Adolescents by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
    Dr. Kliman won the International Literary Prize for Best Book concerning the Well Being and Nurture of Children, "Responsible Parenthood" and is the recipient of grants from over 50 private foundations and The National Institute of Mental Health.

    His research interests include the Psychological Trauma and Treatment of Severely Disturbed Children and their families, in-classroom psychotherapy.
    4/17/2013 · Psychiatry
    Preventive psychiatry is a branch of preventive or public health medicine. It aims to promote good mental health in individuals and to prevent the occurrence or reduce the incidence of psychiatric disease in a population.

    3/8/2012 · Psychiatry
    Here you will meet several children helped by Cornerstone who suffered from tragic losses and tragic circumstances. This chapter is essentially practical in its orientation to technique, describing several forms of treatment of bereaved children, with a minimum of theoretical essay. Probably the best definition of "mourning" for our current purposes is, "the totality of reaction to the loss of a loved object."

    11/19/2011 · Psychiatry
    Monroe was the kind of child from whom usually little is expected therapeutically. A member of a disadvantaged ethnic minority, he lived in the poverty of a big-city slum ghetto...

    9/27/2011 · Psychiatry
    The legal system and juries customarily weigh evidence more regularly than the psychoanalytic profession.

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    Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH
    245 West 107th Street
    New York NY 10025
    phone: 212-592-3804
    fax: 212-678-6752
    Lawrence Amsel Psychiatry Expert PhotoLawrence Amsel, MD, MPH, specializes in Family Loss and Forensic Psychiatry. With an MD from Yale University and an MPH in Biostatistics from Columbia University, Dr. Amsel combined his clinical expertise with his analytic mathematics background to become one of the early champions of the application of Decision Science, Game Theory, and Behavioral Economics to Psychiatric Research.

    Dr. Amsel provides Litigation Support services to attorneys representing Plaintiff and Defense. His services include medical record review for causation and standard of care.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medical Decision Making
    • Health Care Behavioral Economics
    • Health Care Game Theory
    • Pediatric Psychiatry
    • Public Health
    • Suicide
  • OCD
  • Family Loss
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • PTSD
  • Psychiatry
  • Grief
  • Background - In 2003, Dr. Amsel organized the first ever American Psychiatric Association symposium on applications of Game Theory to psychiatry. He has published articles and presented posters on Game Theory modeling of suicide, OCD, and PTSD.

    After 9/11, Dr. Amsel joined the Trauma Studies and Services division at the New York Psychiatric Institute, and has been involved in treating victims of 9/11 and their families, in training community clinicians in cutting edge treatments for PTSD and Complicated (Traumatic) Grief, as well as in doing research on optimal methods of disseminating this training.

    Dr. Amsel was recently involved in preparing the training materials for the National VA PTSD CBT training program in conjunction with Edna Foa’s group at University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with Joy Hirsch at the Program in Imaging and Cognitive Science (PICS) and with Elke Weber and Eric Johnson at the related Decision Imaging Group (DIG) as Director of Mathematical Psychiatry, with the goal of creating innovative collaborations involving fMRI and Decision Science, as applied to psychiatric disorders.

    Over the last several years, Dr. Amsel has been collaborating with Dr. Hoven at the Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group (CPEG) working on understanding the connection between decision deficits, trauma and psychiatric disorders in the developing brain of children/adolescents. He has extensive clinical expertise within psychiatric research, as well as expertise in applying decision science tasks in psychiatric research settings.

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    Independent Forensic and Clinical Psychiatrist
    307 West Minnehaha Parkway
    Minneapolis MN 55419
    phone: 612-275-7385
    William R. Dikel, MD, is a board certified Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist with over 30 years experience providing expertise to professionals in all of the systems that serve individuals who have mental health disorders.

    Dr. Dikel is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He served as a Past President of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and the MN Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Dikel works with defense and plaintiff's attorneys in civil and criminal justice cases, and provides consultation and expert witness services to professionals and clients in the Education, Insurance, Public Health, Social Services, Corrections and Mental Health systems. Dr. Dikel is skilled in communicating complex psychiatric issues to laypersons, and this skill has proven to be very useful in consultations with attorneys and in deposition and courtroom testimony. Dr. Dikel has provided over 25 years of psychiatric care to severely mentally ill clients in community mental health clinics.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Personal Injury
    • Psychiatric Diagnosis Clarification
    • Mental Health File Reviews
    • Disability / Insurance Claims
    • School Mental Health
    • Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)
    • Special Education Responsibilities
    • Educational Due Process Hearings
    • Management / Organizational Consultation
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Workman's Compensation
    • Diminished Capacity / Competency
  • Reduced Responsibility
  • Child Protection Psychiatric Assessments
  • Workplace Violence / Harassment
  • Competency Assessments
  • Defamation Lawsuits
  • Insanity Defense
  • Employee Psychiatric Risk Assessment
  • Malpractice Issues
  • Standards of Care
  • Institutional Negligence
  • Neurological Damage
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Contested Wills
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    William R. Dikel, MD
    From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses, this practical book provides essential information on how mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at school, and how they affect students’ emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn. It explains why traditional behavioral interventions are often unsuccessful, and describes effective classroom interventions that teachers can use to provide optimal educational experiences.
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    Dr. Vernon M. Neppe, FRS(Saf), DFAPA, BN&NP, ABPN, Mmed, FFPsyc
    Director/ Professor
    6300 9th Ave NE, Ste 353
    Seattle WA 98115
    phone: 206-527-6289
    fax: 888-211-5207
    Prof. Vernon M. Neppe - Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute

  • Internationally renowned Neuropsychiatrist, Behavioral Neurologist, Psychopharmacologist, Psychiatrist, Forensic specialist (Listed in these areas under peer-selected book America's Top Doctors [apparently the only MD in 5 sub-specialties/ specialties] and listed in all 14 editions]. Dr. Neppe is also an internationally recognized Epilepsy specialist, Consciousness researcher, Research Methodologist, and specialist in Head injury, trauma, and brain disorders

  • He is an experienced, peer-respected clinician, and is a pioneering researcher (where his contributions have directly impacted millions.). He is an extensively published (500+ academic publications (includes abstracts and in press), author of ten+ books (including Cry the Beloved Mind, Reality Begins with Consciousness , How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Witness, Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy , and also a playwright (2 plays). He is an in-demand communicator (professional speaker, media), creativity specialist (Prof. & Exec.Dir.,ECAO), incisive thinker (past chess champion), and a versatile multi-specialty civil medicolegal expert (defense or plaintiff)
  • . Dr Neppe led the first USA and International Delegation in Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychiatr. Expertise includes
  • head injury, brain disturbances, personal injury,
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE),
  • medications,
  • seizures,
  • malpractice,
  • stress
  • Nutrition supplements specialist
  • Tardive dyskinesia specialist
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome specialist
  • Vegetative / Minimal Consciousness states.
  • Patents: Pharmaceutical. At times, he's consulted in several different areas in the same case e.g. medications, brain damage, psychiatry, movement disorders or seizures, depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, attention deficit
  • Honors: Best Doctors in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Ebook: How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Witness
  • Prof. Neppe also has dual MD and PhD (Med) plus Board Certified UCNS Behavioral Neurology, Neuropsychiatry and Am Brd Psychiatry and Neurology (BC Psychiatry, subspec: Forensic Psychiat-04, Geriat Psychiat-11) & DPM (with Neurology & Psychiatry). Additionally,
  • Fellow Royal Society, SA (app. first USA MD so honored) FFPsych(SA),
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Additionally, MMed (Psych), DABFM, DABFE, DABPS (Psychopharm), FACFE, FCPsych, FRCPC,-10. DSPE
  • Diplomate and Senior Research Fellow, International Society for Philosophical Enquiry;
  • Medicolegal expert consultations throughout the USA and beyond including Canada. but works only with attorneys in Civil suits (Plaintiff or Defense --profound settlements on both sides giving appropriate medical analyses) or Competency (not Criminal); retained throughout USA and internationally. This includes high profile cases.
  • Vernon M. Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA
    These nine articles constitute a monograph series to assist civil litigation attorneys with medical experts. Each paper is a self-sustaining unit.
    Vernon M. Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA
    Prof. Neppe, MD, PhD, FFPsych, FRCPC, defines for the first time the new non-fiction literary genre of Sciction -- science through literature. Psychiatric and neurological medications become comprehensible to patients, families and general readers yet the book is a wonderful text for students and professionals in the health and psychological fields. This unique self-help book on brain medications and social and medical issues educates through fascination.
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    Daniel Allen
    MB, BS, LLM, MRCGP, MRCPsych
    P.O. Box 1086
    Beaconsfield HP9 9AB
    phone: 44-870-162-0671
    fax: 44-870-162-0672
    Dr. Danny Allen, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist is fully trained and experienced in report writing and regularly appears as an Expert Witness in Family Proceedings. Dr. Allen is an Approved Clinician, approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 and a Cardiff University accredited Expert Witness and a member of the Expert Witness Institute, the Academy of Experts and the Society of Expert Witnesses. He holds consultancies with Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Workplace Health (Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust) The Maidenhead Clinic, Phoenix Mental Health Services/Cardinal Clinic and BMI The Shelburne Hospital.

    Dr. Allen appears in court regularly in public law cases. He has undertaken a number of high profile cases for Customs and Excise and the Crown Prosecution Service, including alleged rapes and murders. Dr. Allen provides services for lawyers, social services and businesses. His reports are also available to Employment & Housing Tribunals and Employers and Licensing Authorities.

    Type of Reports Prepared:
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Specific Phobia
  • Sexual Offense
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Family Proceedings
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Reports
  • Head Injury
  • Capacity
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    Dr. John G. Looney
    MD, MBA
    201 Trent Drive Suite 1558 (Blue Zone) Box 3313
    Durham NC 27710
    phone: 919-684-6457
    fax: 919-403-0565
    Dr. John G. Looney is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke Medical Center. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. He has more than 30 years of experience in psychiatric treatment of Adults, Children & Adolescents. He is experienced in Hospital Psychiatry and Residential Treatment of patients with psychiatric and addictive disease. He is designated a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Through the American Psychiatric Association, he has published about treatment methods for children and adolescents. He describes methods of treating children and adolescents who have suffered serious and longstanding problems in his edited book, Chronic Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents.

    • General Psychiatry for Adults
    • General Psychiatry for Children
    • Addiction Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Organizational Consultation for Schools and Universities
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    David M. Marks, MD
    932 Morreene Road
    Durham NC 27705
    phone: 619-822-7117
    David Marks Psychiatry Expert PhotoDavid M. Marks, MD, has over 20 years of experience as a practicing Psychiatrist. Dr. Marks is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Community and Family Medicine at Duke University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is also Co-director at the Duke Center for Psychiatry and the Law.

    Professional Experience - Dr. Marks serves as an Attending Faculty Physician at Duke Neurology Clinic and Duke Pain and Palliative Care Clinic (Chronic Pain Management and Psychiatry). He is also an Attending Faculty Physician at Duke University Medical Center, Inpatient Psychiatric Service, and Emergency Service. In this capacity, he provides Consultation and Liaison Services.

    A leader in his field, Dr. Marks is called upon to act as a Peer Reviewer for medical journals including the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, General Hospital Psychiatry, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, the Clinical Journal of Pain, and the International Journal of Clinical Practice.

    Litigation Support - In his role as Co-director at the Duke Center for Psychiatry and the Law, Dr. Marks offers evidence-based forensic consultation to legal professionals. His services are available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense and include medical record review, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Clinical Interests:
    • Behavioral Psychiatry
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Pain Management
    • Pain Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Pain
  • Safe Opioid Prescribing
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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    Matthew Lee
    MD, RPh, MS
    5700 Old Richmond Ave.
    Suite A-5
    Richmond VA 23226
    phone: 804-358-1492
    fax: 804-358-1491
    Dr. Matthew Lee is a Physician, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist who also practices as an Expert Witness and Legal Strategy Consultant.

    Specific Benefits Include:
  • Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base
  • Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more
  • Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one
  • Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury
  • Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
  • Case Experience Includes:
  • Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Anaphylactic Reactions
  • Overdosel
  • Wrongful Death
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Fentanyl Overdose
  • Dilaudid Overdose
  • Pharmacist Mis-Fills
  • Pharmacist Dispensing Errors
  • Pharmacy Standard of Care
  • Medication Adverse Effects
  • Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital)
  • Toxicology/Toxic Reactions
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace
  • Workplace Safety
  • Fit for Duty Testing
  • Dilaudid is a commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an overdose.

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    6340 N. Campbell Avenue - Suite 200
    Tucson AZ 85718
    phone: 888-790-1399
    fax: 888-315-5705
    ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS works with attorneys to provide 100% Board-Certified physicians and surgeons practicing at the professorial level at the nation's leading universities. From Stanford to Yale, and from every medical and surgical specialty, ELITE secures fulltime practicing high-level experts from the nation’s most respected medical institutions. Each specialist is truly unique – a Board Certified professor with a dedicated clinical practice, extensive publications, and top-tier credentials from a major U.S. medical center. When an ELITE expert aligns with your case, you have a powerful voice – ready to testify – on your side.

    ELITE offers:
    • Immediate access to top-tier university physicians and surgeons.
    • Cost-effective case analysis on a flat-fee basis.
    • Panels of expert witnesses for complex cases.
    • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) within a favorable radius of any location
    To minimize expense, ELITE charges a single flat fee for the expert’s initial case review and oral opinion. If the case is non-meritorious, your firm's out-of-pocket expenses are capped. If the case moves forward, then all of our experts utilize standardized terms and fees. ELITE remains available to streamline communications, provide strategic support, and handle the details.  Experts are hand-selected within 14 days and will review records and offer independent opinions shortly thereafter.

    Please visit our web site. You also are welcome to call us.  You'll speak directly with a physician and there is never a charge to discuss your case.

    We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next case.

    Dr. Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Anesthesiology
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Ears, nose & throat (Otolaryngology)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Epidemiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Gerontology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Gynecology
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hospital medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Infectious Disease
    • Intensive Care (ICU) Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Orthodontics
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Perinatology
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
    • Podiatry
    • Psychiatry
    • Pulmonology
    • Radiology
    • Rheumatology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Toxicology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
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    Mark I. Levy
    655 Redwood Hwy.,
    Suite 271
    Mill Valley CA 94941
    phone: 415-388-8040
    fax: 415-634 2400
    Mark Levy
    Dr. Mark I. Levy, MD DLFAPA, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, has been practicing Clinical Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis full time for over 30 years. During the past fifteen years he has devoted a substantial portion of his clinical practice to Forensic Psychiatry, providing independent medical evaluations (IME's) and expert forensic psychiatric opinion and Consultation nationally for plaintiff and defense trial attorneys, major insurance carriers and the courts. Dr. Levy has consulted on more than 400 medical-legal cases, has been deposed more than 350 times and has testified in State and Federal Court on 43 occasions. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry for the School of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, is on the Faculty at San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and is Chairman of the San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis. Forensic Psychiatric and Psychological Expert Assessment and Testimony about traumatic and non-traumatic psychological injuries including the following:
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Death of Parent
  • Parental Loss
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Burn Injuries
  • Suicide
  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • Forensic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Custody Disputes
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employee Harassment
  • Employee Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Ethnic Discrimination
  • Accommodation
  • ADA
  • FEHA
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Effects of Stress
  • Standard of Care
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Boundary Violations
  • Wrongful Death
  • Prescribing Psychiatric Medication
  • Stress
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Class Action
  • Mass Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Asbestos
  • Mold
  • Damp Buildings
  • TCE Exposure
  • Malingering
  • Factitious Disorder
  • Somatization Disorders
  • Subjective Disorders
  • Stalking
  • Competency
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence
  • Will Contest
  • Psychological Testing
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychology
  • Psychologist
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychologist
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Neurocognitive Assessment
  • Licenses
    Physician and Surgeon State of California since 1971
    Physician and Surgeon State of Hawaii since 2004
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    Catastrophic accidents often lead to claims for severe emotional distress including allegations of post-traumatic stress disorder ("PTSD"). Similarly, allegations of acute neuropsychological disorders and fear of cancer can follow environmental releases and toxic exposures. So, too, with product liability claims and even claims from entire "classes" of individual employees. A single incident or condition may produce thousands of claims.

    Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty of psychiatry. Its focus is the interface between the law and behavioral medicine. Like the law, forensic psychiatry is divided into various sections. According to the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN):

    4/18/2012 · Psychology
    In prehistoric times, when our earliest ancestors lived in dread of their mortal enemy, the saber-toothed tiger, those cave men (and women) who were fortunate enough to be genetically endowed with the quickest "fight or flight" reactions survived, and became our ancestors. That's where the story begins..

    Although federal and state laws prohibit employment discrimination against individuals with physical and mental disabilities and require an employer to make reasonable accommodations for both kinds of disabilities, interpreting and implementing the law with regard to mental disabilities has proven very difficult.

    8/23/2011 · Psychiatry
    An hour earlier, a commuter train with 180 passengers struck a sport utility vehicle left on the tracks-an aborted suicide attempt. The parking lot adjacent to the tracks is filled with people dazed and confused.

    8/22/2008 · Psychology
    The practice of forensic psychiatry and psychology, like the rest of medicine, is as much art as it is science. At the end of the day, the job of the forensic expert is to be able to communicate complex and at times abstract information in plain, non jargonized language

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    Dr. Pogos H. Voskanian
    Medical Director
    1240 Serota Place
    Philadelphia PA 19115
    phone: 215-938-7227
    fax: 215-938-7474
    Expertise: Specializing in applications of clinical psychiatry to legal issues in civil and criminal matters at the interface of Psychiatry and the Law. Has served as an evaluator or expert witness in about three hundred cases in State and Federal courts in matters relating to:
    • Mental State at Time-of-the-Offense Evaluations
    • Insanity Defense / Diminished Capacity
    • Civil & Criminal Competency Evaluations
    • Competency to Stand Trial / Competency to Waive Miranda Rights
    • Testamentary Capacity / Testimonial Capacity / Informed Consent
    • Capital Sentencing & Mitigation
    • Risk of Violence Assessments
    • Sex Offenders
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Worker's Compensation
  • Independent Medical Evaluations / Psychiatric Disability
  • Personal Injury / Pain & Suffering / Emotional Distress
  • Workplace Violence Assessments
  • Discrimination
  • Evaluations under Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Toxic Tort
  • Product Liability

  • Professional Background: Certified by ABPN in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatry and Law Program at MCP Hahanemann University. Director of Psychiatry & Law Program and Director of Correctional Mental Health Services Program/Provider of Mental Health Services for the City of Philadelphia Prison System. Formerly Director of Psychiatry & Law Program at the Medical College of Virginia. M.D. Degree -University of Massachusetts. Psychiatry Residency & Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship -Tulane University Medical Center.
    Wills are generally contested either on the grounds that the testator lacked Testamentary Capacity (was incompetent to make a will at the time of signing it) or the testator, because of his/her mental state, was subject to Undue Influence (i.e. if there is evidence of coercion, manipulation, deception, compulsion, intimidation, etc.) or an Undue Influence secondary to a thought disturbance (such as delusions affecting the testator's free will in making decisions).

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