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Michael J. Perrotti, Ph.D. handles a wide range of complex legal issues
Contact Dr. Perrotti for expert evaluation and testimony.
Ph.D., licensed psychologist (CA PSY6384 and PA PS002255L); Licensed MFT (CA M11916); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, USC (2005 – 2006).
Dr. Perrotti offers services in diagnosis and treatment of acute anxiety and depressive states, family and marital therapy as well as treatment of veterans.
Dr. Perrotti is a Forensic Psychologist and Expert Witness with extensive court experience in Civil, Criminal and Family Law matters. He currently maintains a private clinical and forensic neuropsychology practice and is currently a fieldwork supervisor for UCLA interns in the psychology program. He has coordinated hundreds of evaluations for the courts, plaintiffs, and defense counsel in personal injury, assessment of pain and suffering, workplace issues, Traumatic Brain Injury, assessment of child sexual abuse accusations, PTSD, false confession and eyewitness ID. Dr. Perrotti is an Independent Medical Examiner for the State of California and routinely conducts IMEs for plaintiff and defense. Central to his evaluations are objectivity, adherence to ethical guidelines and best practice standards and findings based on evidence-based research. He is a regular presenter of Peer-Reviewed papers to forensic psychologists at the American College of Forensic Psychology. He has served as an expert witness for the Attorney General of the State of California in Standard of Care cases as well as administrative law matters. He is able to assist in detecting of malingering and suboptimal effort on psychological tests taken by litigants.
He also has testified in child sexual abuse cases wherein Gold Standard child investigative interview protocols are not followed. He has presented testimony to juries on child memory and false memory syndrome. He has served as a rebuttal witness and has testified on other neuropsychologist’s assessments and reports. He has presented research to juries on false memory, suggestibility, child memory, and child investigative protocols best practice standards. He is certified by LA County Superior Court in neuropsychology, false confessions and eyewitness ID. He has conducted neuropsychological assessments on veterans for the US Military Command. He also is an Expert Medical Reviewer and opines on employability of litigants as well as functional capacity.
Dr. Perrotti is a neuropsychologist. He conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments including brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases and assessment of functional capacity.
Dr. Perrotti offers assistance to counsel in providing productive information conducive to comprehensive analysis of cases.
Areas of Expertise: Eyewitness ID, False Confession, Assessment of Brain Injury, Competency, PTSD, Assessment of Sex Offenders, Fitness for Duty, Medical Record Review, Neuropsychology, Sanity, Criminal Intent, Standard of Care, Neuropsychological Effects of Stimulants and Depressants, Effects of Neurotoxins, Neuropsychological Assessments for the Military Command, Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury, Police Misconduct, Bonding Study Expert, Child Custody, Threat Assessments, Child Memory, Child Investigative Interviewing, Evaluation of Competency to enter into Fiduciary Agreements, Unlawful Termination and Alleged Harassment in the Workplace. Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavior Science, Keck School of Medicine (2005-2006). Certified Forensic Expert, Invited Lecturer to Orange County Superior Court, Child’s Counsel Section on Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations, expert child custody evaluator, assessment of neurodegenerative disorders, Independent Medical Examiner, State of California. Assessment of Issues in Immigration including Effects of Trauma; Testified for Attorney General in Standard of Care Matters. Conducted Fitness Assessments of Medical and Mental Health Professionals for Medical Board of California and California Board of Psychology.
Expert Reviewer for Medical Board of California and California Board of Psychology.
Fitness Evaluations for California Board of Psychology.
Patients are provided with practical tools to manage anxiety such as hypnotherapy, guided visual imagery and relaxation techniques. Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT) worksheets for patients are available.
Dr. Perrotti is a fieldwork supervisor for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Psychology, clinical and research interns. His practice is approved by UCLA as a fieldwork internship site for UCLA students.
National Academy of Neuropsychology
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Orange County Peace Officers Association
California Psychological Association
The White House - Presidents Community Service Award
Business Consumer Alliance
Marriage Counseling Professional
A Methodology Primer for Conducting Bonding Studies in Child Custody Evaluations: Integration with Neuroscience
Dr. Perrotti is dedicated to providing effective representation in forensic neuropsychological and clinical assessment in relation to legal counsel.
Michael J. Perrotti, Ph.D.
3 Pointe Drive # 303
Brea, CA 92821
Office number: 657-441-0212
Fax number: 714-528-2575
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