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Primary Area of Expertise

Psychiatry

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. Mark Levy has been practicing clinical Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Forensic Psychiatry for more than 40 years. Since the early 1980's, Dr. Levy has provided Independent Medical Examinations (IME's), consultation and testimony in civil matters, including more than 450 medical-legal cases (plaintiff and defense) and has testified in State and Federal courts on 52 occasions. He specializes in the following areas:

* Psychological Trauma (PTSD)
* Employment Discrimination & Harassment
* Psychiatric Disability
* Violence Risk Assessment
* Sexual & Psychological Abuse
* Harassment & Stalking
* Psychiatric Ethics & Malpractice
* Wrongful Death
* Patient Abandonment
* Professional Confidential
* Boundary Violations (sexual or financial improprieties between therapists and patients)
* Criminal & Civil Competency Evaluations
* Civil Commitment
* Right to Treatment
* Right to Refuse Treatment
* Detection of Malingering
* Insanity Defense
*Mass torts
*Mutliplaintiff Psychiatric Assessment

Since 1976, Dr. Levy has been on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, UCSF. He is also on the faculty at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. Together with the Bar Association of San Francisco, Dr. Levy helped establish a CLE program for attorneys focusing on psychology and the law. He has also been a faculty member, lecturer and panelist in CLE programs sponsored by the University of California, Hastings School of Law, College of Advocacy, the California State Bar Association, Northern California Association of Defense Council and the Defense Research Institute. He has been interviewed widely by the professional, print and broadcast media. Dr. Levy's web site, "What's News in Forensic Psychiatry," is located at www.lawandpsychiatry.com, and is updated regularly. His practice website is www.fpamed.com
Additional Email: mlevy@fpamed.com

Education & Licenses

M.D., Physician & Surgeon (California) 1971; (Hawaii) 2004; (North Carolina) 2014; Certification, Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, 1981; Qualification in Forensic Psychiatry, 1999 & 2009