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 Expert  725404

Expert in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, Brain Injury, Mental Health Disability Claims, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Tennessee (TN)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a member of a group that works with alcohol- and drug-impaired professionals, assessing their needs for treatment and fitness for duty. He has consulted in numerous cases in which chemical dependence and/or intoxication were at issue in the defendant's case. He has a wide knowledge of addictions, addiction treatment, the impact of intoxication and dependence upon behavior, and local and national treatment resources.


Expert has consulted in hundreds of cases involving the cognitive functioning of adults and children. He has often testified as to the impact of brain injuries, brain disorders, and developmental disorders on cognitive abilities.

cognitive science

He is an expert in malingering of mental illness and feigned memory/reasoning problems. He has given several talks and lectures on malingered mental illness and brain injury. He has testified numerous times for both defense and plaintiff in cases where malingering or alleged malingering was at issue.


Expert has worked as a licensed psychologist for 15+ years. He has a background in psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and neuropsychology. An active member of numerous professional groups, he enjoys an excellent reputation for integrity and excellence among his colleagues.



neuropsychology assessment




pediatric psychology


civil commitment


clinical psychology


cognitive disorder


elder abuse


forensic addiction

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Nashville, Tennessee;  Clarksville, Tennessee;  Murfreesboro, Tennessee;  and Huntsville, Alabama.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1993   MA, PhD   Clinical Psychology   University of Louisville  
1987   BA   Psychology   Asbury College   magna cum laude
1993   Internship   Clinical Neuropsychology   (Undisclosed University)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to


(Undisclosed University)


Psychiatry/Forensic Services/Neurology


Assistant Professor


Expert is an assistant professor in the Psychiatry and Neurology departments. He teaches medical residents, and performs neuropsychological assessments of patients referred for forensic and clinical evaluations.

1995 to 1998


Rose Street Clinic





He served as a consulting neuropsychologist in private practice, as well as a consulting neuropsychologist at North Texas State Hospital, a maximum security forensic facility in Texas.

1993 to 1995


Cedarbrook Hospital



Director of Psychological Services


He served as the chief psychologist and neuropsychologist of a brain injury rehabilitation hospital.

Career Accomplishments:

American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Psychology and Law Society


Licensed Psychologist in Tennessee and Kentucky. Board-Certified (ABPP-CN) in Neuropsychology

Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Neurology Assistant Professor of Psychology

Medical/Professional Internships

Vanderbilt University Medical School, 1992-3

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored several articles and given numerous presentations to professional groups. He has authored three book chapters on neuropsychology and forensic issues.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science  
 - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference  
 - Tennessee Psychological Association Annual Meeting  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1998 to 2004   Social Security Administration   Medical Consultant   He reviewed mental health disability claims to determine whether they met SSA criteria for receiving SSI/SSDI payments.
2005 to   Tennessee Department of Corrections   Chairman, Treatment Review Committee   He chairs a team of practitioners who review prison health services decisions to involuntarily medicate prisoners, deciding whether such treatment is warranted.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has consulted on several hundred cases involving traumatic brain injuries with regard to potential injuries or damages sustained in accidents and assaults.
  • He has consulted on several hundred criminal cases, for both the defense and prosecution, in matters involving competence for trial, mental state at the time of the alleged offense, mitigation, transfer to adult court, assessment of violence risk, and assessment of likelihood of sex offender recidivism.
  • Expert has served as a consultant on cases involving elder abuse and the susceptibility of persons with brain injury or dementia to fraud or mistreatment.
  • Expert has consulted on numerous cases in the area of family law, working with and for families involved in custody disputes, as well as for the court, to assist in resolutions of these cases.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has consulted in several hundred cases involving mental health and brain injury matters. He has testified for the defense, plaintiff, and prosecution.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert is not fluent in Spanish, but has formally studied Spanish in Central America and sees Spanish-speaking patients with the aid of an interpreter when Spanish neuropsychological services are not otherwise available.

Market Research:
Expert's group has been a national leader in developing cutting edge assessment techniques in forensic matters, including neurogenetic testing to identify individuals with high propensities toward violence. His laboratory is equipped with the latest neuropsychological tests and measures for detecting feigned presentations of mental illness.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert is a well-known speaker on the topic of malingered mental illness and feigned brain injury. He has also spoken at seminars on epilepsy, neuropsychological assessment, and general forensic mental health issues.


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