More than fourteen years ago, Mark I Levy MD, DLFAPA founded and is the medical director of fpamed.com (415-388 8040), a national forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting firm assisting lawyers and law firms seeking psychiatric experts in civil and criminal matters. We include nine university-affiliated psychiatrists, all board certified in adult (one child/adolescent) forensic psychiatry, and three forensic psychologists (three neuropsychologists) one autism expert. We have locations across the U.S. Subspecialty expertise includes Mass Torts, PI, PTSD, Employment, Probate/Will Contests, Child/Adolescent Evals, Substance Abuse/Addiction, Psych Policies & Procedures and Boundary Violations & Criminal Competencies.
Dr. Levy has been practicing clinical Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis legal cases for more than forty-five years. Since the early 1980’s he has provided Independent Medical Examinations (IME’s), consultation and testimony in civil matters in more than 500 medical-legal cases (plaintiff and defense) and has testified in state and federal courts on sixty-two 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. His practice website is www.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