Forensic Psychiatry

The Ross Center offers a full range of forensic psychiatric services for children and adults.

We Can Provide Psychiatric Services for Legal Situations Both Locally and Nationally

Our forensic psychiatrists are able to provide expert consultation, testimony and evaluation in civil, criminal and family legal proceedings. With expertise in both child and adult psychiatry, our super-specialists conduct examinations and review cases with the highest level of integrity, sensitivity, and diagnostic skill. Forensic consultation is available remotely for cases around the world.

Our team of board certified forensic psychiatrists provide expert guidance to:
  • Individuals and Plaintiffs
  • Attorneys
  • Administrative agencies
  • Health agencies and Insurance Companies
  • Federal and state government agencies
  • Employers

Areas of Forensic Psychiatry

Civil:
  • Medical or Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence
  • Mental and Psychiatric Disability Claims
  • Long and Short Term Disability Insurance Claims (includes Personal Injury and Inability to Work)
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  • Return to Work Evaluations
  • Capacity to Contract or to Make Medical Treatment Decisions
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Evaluations
  • Civil Commitment
  • Dangerousness Assessments
    • Suicide Risk Assessment
    • Violence Risk Assessment
    • Risk Assessment for Release from Incarceration
  • VA Discharge Upgrade Evaluations and Benefits Claims
  • Cancellation of Deportation Application
  • Evaluation of “Extreme Hardship” to a U.S. Relative for Immigration Purposes
  • Evaluation for Asylum Eligibility
  • Peer Reviewed Forensic Consultation
Children and Family Law:
  • Child Custody Evaluations
  • Parenting Capacity Evaluations
  • Termination or Modification of Parental Rights
Criminal:
  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • State of Mind Evaluations (Insanity Defense and Extreme Emotional Disturbance)
  • Pre-sentencing Evaluations (for purposes of mitigation)
  • Competency to Waive Miranda rights
  • Competency to Understand the Proceedings of a Plea Bargain