Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions I hear most often, or find are the source of the most confusion.  I hope this is helpful.

  • Defense Base Act (DBA), Military and (JAG), VA Expert Witness, Combat Zone
  • Professional Fees – Rates
  • What is a Forensic Psychiatrist?
  • What is an Expert Witness?
  • Are you a lawyer?
  • Do you see patients?
  • Have you ever been an expert witness for JAG?
  • What do you mean by Jurisdictions? Besides, Civil cases, how about Federal Circuit Court, Appeals Court? Military Court? Criminal Cases?
  • Do you charge for travel time?
  • Where in North America have you been an Expert Witness?
  • What’s the difference between the work you do for “employers nationwide” and “law firms nationwide.”
  • How much do you charge?
  • How many cases have you won?
  • Do you have a Rule 26 Disclosure that I may review?
  • Do you give testimony as an expert witness for private people or just law firms?
  • What is a “Fitness for Duty”? Is a “Threat Assessment” different?
  • What is Expert testimony?
  • How long does a standard IME take?
  • Would you explain more about an IME?
  • What is a Forensic Psychiatrist? When do I need a forensic psychiatrist?
  • What is a ‘Psychiatric Evaluation,’ a ‘Mental Evaluation’ or an ‘IME’ and what’s the difference between them?
  • What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
  • What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?
  • What is a Psychiatrist? What qualifies a Psychiatrist to practice Forensic Psychiatry?
  • What is a Neuropsychiatrist?
  • Are you a lawyer?
  • What percentage of cases have you won?
  • How long does a standard Independent Medical Examination (IME) take?
  • What do you mean by Jurisdictions? Besides, Civil cases, how about Federal District Court? Court of Appeals? Military Court? Criminal Cases?
  • Where in North America have you been an expert witness?
  • What is a “Fitness for Duty”? Is a “Threat Assessment” different?
  • What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
  • What is a “psychiatric evaluation,” “assessment,” a “Mental Evaluation,” or an “IME” and what’s the difference between them?
  • What is an Expert Witness?
  • What is a Neuropsychiatrist?
  • What is a Psychiatrist? What Qualifies a Psychiatrist to Practice Forensic Psychiatry?
  • What is Expert Testimony?
  • What’s an “IME”?
  • What’s the difference between the work you do for “employers nationwide” and “law firms nationwide.” Why do you mention both on your website?
  • Do you see patients? Where on your website can I find out about insurance you accept and what you charge?
  • Do you have a Rule 26 Disclosure that I may review?
  • Do you give testimony as an expert witness for private people or just law firms?