Psychiatric Legal Evaluations from a National Expert

Forensic psychiatry focuses on the intersection of law and mental health, and may include psychiatric consultation in a variety of legal matters. This may include psychiatric evaluations of victims and defendants, as well as serving as an “expert” by providing testimony in a legal proceeding.

Psychiatric legal evaluations are available to attorneys, judges and legal aid societies.

Forensic psychiatry services at University Hospitals Department of Psychiatry are led by Phillip J. Resnick, MD, who has served as a consultant in a number of high-profile cases, including those of Jeffery Dahmer, Timothy McVey, Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber) and Ariel Castro.