STEPHEN M. RAFFLE, M.D. & ASSOCIATES

PSYCHIATRY ■ FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY ■ INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION ■ TESTIMONY


DIPLOMATE IN PSYCHIATRY, DIPLOMATE IN FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY, AMERICAN BOARD OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY

415.461.4845

 

Dr. Raffle has practiced Forensic Psychiatry for 44 years. For more than 22 years Dr. Raffle has held a unique Board Certification in Forensic Psychiatry, in addition to Board Certification in (general) Psychiatry. Over his career, Dr. Raffle has conducted more than 5,000 Forensic Psychiatric assessments. He provides a rare level of skill and experience to this work.

Attorneys know that properly assessing psychiatric damages in civil litigation or criminal matters, and effectively communicating expert opinions, can have a significant impact on the outcome of a case, whether it is settled or adjudicated.

In matters of Fitness for Duty and/or Assessment of Risk of Violence, employers understand the need for a seasoned evaluator.

Dr. Raffle has offered his medical opinion and/or testimony in over

  • 700 trials and depositions in Federal, State and Administrative jurisdictions Nationwide
  • 5,000 assessments rendering findings and conclusions across a wide range of psychiatric issues
  • Credentials:

  • University of California Medical School (UCSF) Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, 25 years
  • Hastings Law School, Post-Graduate Program on Trial and Appellate Advocacy for Attorneys, the direct examination and cross-examination of expert witnesses, 11 years
  • *only 3% of Board Certified Psychiatrists also hold Board Certification in Forensic Psychiatry and fewer than half of those with more than 15 years of experience per data provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Raffle's forensic practice was well underway when Board-Certification became available in the specialty of Forensic Psychiatry in 1994. RESUME (CV)