Forensic Consulting

I have special interest and experience in forensic psychiatry, a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. I've served as a consultant to courts in Pennsylvania and as an independent medical examiner.

A forensic evaluation employs in-depth interview techniques of clinical psychiatry but also relies upon collateral sources of information. The forensic evaluation is different from a treatment evaluation because the evaluator's duty is to provide a fact-based opinion and not to treat individual being evaluated.

I'm able to offer expert opinion to attorneys and courts related to the areas below:

Criminal Matters

  • Trial Competency
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Dangerousness
  • Mitigating Factors for Sentencing

Civil Matters

  • Standard of Care for Mood & Trauma Disorders
  • Violence Risk
  • Psychiatric Impairment & Disability
  • Civil Commitment