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Expert Witness Testimony

In addition to my private practice, I serve as an expert witness in cases of adoptee parricide and/or homicide. Working with the public defender’s office as well as with private counsel, many of the cases that I have been hired to work on have involved adoptees who have been charged in capital murder cases. 

I have been qualified as an expert in adoption through my training and years of experience. The number of jurisdictions in which I have qualified as an expert has increased with my reputation as a psychologist versed in adoption psychology and psychopathology. I am generally asked to appear as an expert witness to discuss cases that involve an adoptee and the:

  • Assessment of the adoptee’s mental state
  • Assessment to determine the state of mind of the defendant at the time of the murder
  • Assessment of the defendant’s competency to stand trial
  • Assessment of the prediction for violence and future risk
  • Administration of psychological tests when warranted
  • Provide sentencing and treatment recommendations
  • Provide written reports with findings and mitigating factors