Expert Spotlight on Avram Mack, M.D.

It’s hard to beat Avram Mack, M.D.’s credentials:  His expertise is remarkable in both breadth and depth.  Board certified in multiple psychiatric subspecialties, he is unique in being a leading physician in each of these fields.  Dr. Mack is among a handful of… Read More


Protecting Estate Plans with Contemporaneous Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence Assessments Contested wills, trusts, and estate plans are extremely expensive to litigate and can significantly erode the corpus of the estate while undermining the wishes of the testator. This is… Read More


by Park Dietz, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Sadly, news reports regarding talented actor and singer Jussie Smollett have again thrust the topic of false allegations into public consciousness. False allegations are a regular, if uncommon, occurrence in educational institutions, workplaces, civil… Read More

Expert Spotlight on Alan Newman, M.D.

Dr. Newman is an expert on suicide risk assessment, hospital safety issues, and psychiatric issues in criminal cases.  As a fellowship-trained forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Newman has experience as an expert witness regarding post-discharge suicide, inpatient suicide, ligature risks, seclusion and… Read More

How Neuroscience is Reforming Criminal Justice

Dr. Daniel Martell, a forensic neuropsychologist at Park Dietz & Associates, and assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A., says that even though neuroscience is starting to tackle problems that were once thought to be… Read More

PD&A Expert Spotlight: Janine Shelby, Ph.D.

Dr. Shelby is a trauma psychologist, with expertise derived from a career dedicated to the study, assessment, and treatment of trauma survivors. Dr. Shelby is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David… Read More