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My Forensic Practice

My first forensic evaluation provided aid-in-sentencing recommendations for a young man who confessed to making bomb threats. His attorney believed that the seven years I spent as director of drug treatment at Cedar Junction prison, at that time the only maximum-security facility in the state, served as a sound basis for expertise.

In the mid-nineties I completed over 100 hours of forensic training under the auspices of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and during my first years as an expert, had my evaluations reviewed by Dr. Paul Lavoie, a Designated Forensic Psychologist. These initial evaluations primarily involved aid-in sentencing, substance abuse, and civil commitment recommendations.

In recent years my forensic practice has focused on Competency, NGI, and Miranda Waiver cases. Some of these cases involved cognitively delayed individuals and included aspects of false confession.  I continue to provide aid-in sentencing and substance abuse reports.  I have testified in Massachusetts Juvenile, District, Superior, and Probate Courts and in Massachusetts Federal District Court. I have served as an expert in only one civil tort case centered on the treatment of substance abuse, depression and attempted suicide.

Attorneys Daniel Solomon (617-367-5800) and Mark Miliotis (978-502-2558) have graciously agreed to serve as references.