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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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    Molly M. Murphy, MDR
    Trial Consultant / Mediator, Academy Certified Diplomat
    1541 Ocean Ave., Suite 200
    Santa Monica CA 90401
    phone: 310-458-7720 (Office) 310-877-9030 (Cell)
    Molly M. Murphy is a Trial Consultant and Mediator in Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey, California. Over the last 22 years, Ms. Murphy has consulted on well over 700 cases throughout the country, including civil, criminal and class action. She has also mediated over 190 cases from simple to complex matters.

    Ms. Murphy has consulted on cases involving medical malpractice; traumatic brain injury; severe personal injury; employment; sexual harassment; real estate; wrongful death; asbestos; breach of contract; police misconduct; falsifying records; civil rights; premise liability; product liability; transportation; legal malpractice; defamation; pharmaceutical; security fraud; insurance bad faith; murder; attempted murder; rape and gang related crimes.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Preparation / Presentation
    • Theme Development and Visual Presentation
    • Witness Preparation
    • Jury Questionnaire, Voir Dire Questions
    • Opening Statements
  • Trial Monitoring and Assessment of Testimony
  • Closing Argument
  • Polling the Panel
  • Focus Group (Mock Trial)
  • Shadow Jury
  • Ms. Murphy is a faculty member with the ABOTA Jack Daniels’ Trial School and has been a guest speaker at Pepperdine School of Law, the Los Angeles Consumer Attorney Association, and the ABOTA Regional Conference in Lanai, Hawaii. She is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants, an Associate member of the California Bar, a member of CAALA, and a Steering Committee member of The Civil Justice Program, affiliated with Loyola School of Law. Ms. Murphy is also a Diplomate of The American Academy of Certified Consultants & Experts.
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    Dr. Francis Abueg, PhD
    1230 Sargent Drive, Suite A
    Sunnyvale CA 94087
    phone: 408-390-3520
    fax: 866-223-8320
    Dr. Francis Abueg, founder and owner of TraumaResource, is a Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the area of trauma for over 28 years. Dr. Abueg provides expert witness, consultation and diagnostic testing for attorneys and the courts in both criminal and civil litigation regarding psychological effects of trauma, PTSD, dissociation and standards of care (relevant to malpractice cases). He is Former Associate Director of Research of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Menlo Park and served on the clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine for 10 years; Participating Investigator, DSM-5 Field Trial in Routine Practice Settings

    Forensic Services Include:
    • PTSD Expert Witness
    • PTSD-Addiction Interactions
    • Mental Status at Time of Offense
    • Psychological Issues During the Sentencing Phase and Capital Defense & Rebuttal Testimony
    Dr. Abueg's Areas of Expertise Include:
    • War Veterans
    • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Ethnic Minority Survivors of Trauma
    • Psychological Injury Assessment - workplace violence, employment trauma (sexual harassment and wrongful termination), sexual trauma victims and perpetrators, and substance abuse-related impulsive behavior