What Our Clients Say?
"It was wonderful to have Dr. Raffle’s expertise on our side of the case. I believe Dr. Raffle’s report played a significant role in reaching a settlement."– Stuart L. Mellman, Esq., Alexander & Associates, APC
"I am deeply appreciative for your terrific presentation [expert testimony]. You were authoritative, authentic and a balanced advocate – it was outstanding. Dr. Raffle you exceeded my expectations – and they were very high."(Attorney name provided on request. Thank you.)
"Your report is perhaps the best psychiatric report I have ever seen. I am very pleased to have worked with you on this case."Kyle Boone, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychology
"Thank you for your assistance. It was no surprise to me that the case settled on the heels of your deposition."H. Yvonne Seeley, Esq. Seeley Family Law Practice
Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist: How to Decide the Best Choice As An Expert Witness When a medical-legal question has medical aspects to emotional states or behavior, such as chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, permanent physical disability (partial disability or total disability), a psychiatrist by virtue of his or her training, will have expertise to understand the…
A psychiatric disability exists when a person is mentally impaired by a psychiatric disorder. Impairment can be partial or total, temporary or permanent, and must be taken in the context of performance of varying types of tasks. For example, can a job be performed (or performance in a particular occupation)? Carrying out tasks of daily living?…
What is a Forensic Psychiatrist?
- a licensed physician, Board-Certified in Psychiatry. Board certification in Forensic Psychiatry requires further experience and training in Forensic Psychiatry.
- A Forensic Psychiatrist assesses medical and psychiatric history of an individual, reviews relevant records and may conduct a psychiatric examination (IME) and psychological testing, to synthesize and render an opinion used in a legal framework
What is an Expert Witness?
An Expert Witness is a person who possesses information due to special education, training or experience who can assist the trier of fact in reaching a verdict. (In our judicial system, a “trier of fact” is generally a judge or jury). The term Expert Witness is generally used in civil litigation or criminal cases, and the names of Expert Witnesses who will testify on behalf of a plaintiff or defendant are disclosed to the opposing party and the Court. Details of this process are best deferred to an attorney.
See also What is Expert Testimony?
Are you a lawyer?
No. I am not an attorney and do not practice law. I also do not refer individuals to specific attorneys.
Do you see patients?
The purpose of this website is to address that part of my practice which is not clinical. However, I am not accepting new clinical patients at this time, but keep a waiting list. I do not accept insurance for therapy.
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